Nate Burleson is a Canadian-born American television host, football commentator, and former football player who played college football for the Nevada Wolf Pack and then played professionally as a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL). He has also co-hosted shows like CBS Mornings and Good Morning Football. Burleson is now at Paramount (formerly ViacomCBS), co-hosting CBS Mornings and covering football for CBS on its The NFL Today program, as well as on Nickelodeon.

Birth Name

Nathaniel Eugene Burleson


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Television Host, Football Commentator, Former Football Player



Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Nate Burleson was born on the 19th of August 1981, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.


He’s currently 42 years old.

Sun Sign







Burleson studied at Rainier View Elementary School situated in Seattle, Washington. He later enrolled at Lindbergh High School in the suburb of Renton as a freshman before transferring to O’Dea High School, a Catholic all-boys high school located in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. He eventually graduated from O’Dea High School and was named Seattle  Times “City Athlete of the Year” as a senior.

Later on, he attended the University of Nevada, Reno on a scholarship and played for the Nevada Wolf Pack. He subsequently graduated with a degree in human development and family studies.

Family Details

  • Father – Alvin “Al” Burleson (Former American gridiron football player who played professionally in the Canadian Football League (CFL) for the Calgary Stampeders from 1976 to 1981 and in the United States Football League (USFL) for the Los Angeles Express in 1983, Served as a coach of the West Seattle Warhawks football team, Has worked for Associated Grocers)
  • Mother – Unknown
  • Siblings – Kevin Burleson (Older Brother) (Professional Basketball Coach, Former professional basketball player who served as a point guard for the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association (NBA)), Alvin Jr. (Older Brother) (Played college football for the University of Washington Huskies and the Western Illinois University Leathernecks), Lyndale (Younger Brother) (Played college basketball for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack).

Marital Status



Girlfriend / Spouse

Nate Burleson has dated –

  • Atoya Burleson – Burleson is married to podcast host Atoya Burleson and the duo has been blessed with 3 children – two sons named Nathaniel Burleson II and Nehemiah Burleson and a daughter named Mia Pearl Burleson.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 6 feet 0 inches
  • In centimeters – 183 cm
  • In meters – 1.83 m


  • In Kilograms – 90 kg
  • In Pounds – 199 lbs

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Shoe Size

He wears a size 11 (US) shoe.



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Burleson is one of the most versatile talents in the entertainment industry. As the co-host of the CBS Morning’s news table, his self-motivation and remarkable curiosity have led him to exclusive interviews with some of the most notable figures of this generation.

Nate Burleson Net worth

Nate Burleson has an estimated net worth of $18 million dollars as of 2024.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Nate Burleson

  • After his father signed with the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League (USFL) in 1983, the family shifted to the United States.
  • During his school years, Nate Burleson was on the school’s track and field team and competed as a sprinter and hurdler.
  • In 1983, his father signed with the Los Angeles Express of the United States Football League (USFL), moving the family back to the United States.
  • He initially wanted to attend the University of Washington (his father’s alma mater) but was not offered a football scholarship. So, he went on to attend the University of Nevada, Reno.
  • In 1999, he went on to win the state title in the 300-meter hurdles with a time of 38.70 seconds. Also, he finished 8th in the 110-meter hurdles as a junior
  • In the 2002 season, he made 138 receptions, the second highest in NCAA history.
  • In the 2003 NFL Draft, Nate Burleson was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the third round as the 71st overall pick.
  • On September 7, 2008, Burleson tore a ligament in his knee in Seattle’s season opener against the Bills.
  • Nate and his brother Kevin Burleson are one of the only two sibling duos in which one brother played in the NFL while the other played in the NBA.
  • On September 24, 2013, Burleson fractured his forearm in two places in an early morning, single-car crash.
  • On April 6, 2014, Burleson signed a one-year deal with the Cleveland Browns, but was cut on August 30.


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