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Rex Burkhead

34
RB
Height: 
5-10

Weight:

210

Age

27
Nebraska
5 Years Pro

2017 Season

  • car5
  • yds18
  • avg3.6
  • tds0
stats

Burkhead, 26, is a veteran of four NFL seasons with Cincinnati after entering the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick (190th overall) out of Nebraska in the 2013 NFL Draft. The 5-foot-10, 210-pounder, has played in 42 NFL games with one start and has 87 rushing attempts for 375 yards and three touchdowns and 34 receptions for 288 yards with one touchdown. He also has 27 special teams tackles, including consecutive 10-plus tackle seasons with 11 in 2015 and 12 in 2016.

Gameday Photos

Biography

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Rex Burkhead was signed by the New England Patriots as an unrestricted free agent from Cincinnati on March 14, 2017 ... Originally drafted by Cincinnati in the sixth round (190th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2016 (16/1 - Cincinnati)

  • Played in all 16 games with one start and accrued 74 rushing attempts for 344 yards (4.6 avg.) and two touchdowns. Also posted 17 receptions for 145 yards (8.5 avg.) and made 12 tackles on special teams.
  • Made his first career regular-season start at running back in the regular-season finale vs. Baltimore (1/1) and had career highs with 27 rushing attempts for 119 yards and two touchdowns.

2015 (16/0, 1/0 - Cincinnati)

  • Played in all 16 regular-season games as a reserve and registered four rushing attempts for 4 yards (1.0 avg.) and 10 receptions for 94 yards (9.4 avg.) and one touchdown. Also posted 11 special teams tackles.
  • Appeared as a reserve in the Wild Card game vs. Pittsburgh (1/9) and rushed once for 4 yards, caught one pass for 5 yards and made one special teams tackle.
  • Had one reception for a career-long 27 yards vs. Kansas City (10/4).
  • Tallied one reception for 5 yards and his first career regular-season touchdown vs. Pittsburgh (12/13).

2014 (9/0, 1/1 - Cincinnati)

  • Played in nine regular-season games as a reserve and registered nine rushing attempts for 27 yards (3.0 avg.) and a touchdown and seven receptions for 49 yards (7.0 avg.). Also made four special teams tackles.
  • Was inactive for seven games.
  • Made his first career start in the Wild Card playoff at Indianapolis (1/4) and had one rushing attempt for 23 yards and three receptions for 34 yards (11.3 avg.).
  • Tallied three rushing attempts for 14 yards and his first career touchdown in the win at Cleveland (12/14).

2013 (1/0, 0/0 - Cincinnati)

  • Played in one game as a rookie, seeing action on special teams at Baltimore (11/10). Did not accrue any statistics.
  • Was inactive for 15 regular-season games and for the Wild Card Playoff vs. San Diego (1/5).

COLLEGE

  • Played four seasons (2009-12) at Nebraska, with 44 games played and 22 starts, and amassed 3,329 career rushing yards and 30 touchdowns, including 14 games of 100 or more yards. Also scored five receiving touchdowns.
  • Earned first-team All-Big 10 honors in 2011. 
  • Injury affected him for a number of games as a senior in 2012, but he recorded a 6.9-yard average on his 98 rushes and completed one of the most successful all-around careers in program history.

PERSONAL

  • Attended Plano High School, earning first-team Class 5A All-State Associated Press honors as a senior, when he rushed for 1,762 yards and 28 touchdowns and had 42 catches for 594 yards and five scores.
  • Was named Ford Texas Class 5A Player of the Year in 2009 after rushing for 1,768 yards and 29 touchdowns as senior.
  • Earned first-team all-district honors in basketball as a junior and senior was part of the Class 5A state championship basketball team as a freshman
  • Earned repeated scholar-athlete awards throughout his career, including first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2011 and ’12, and recognition as one of 15 National Football Foundation Scholar Athletes in ’12. 
  • Graduated from Nebraska in three and a half years with a history degree.
  • Serves as a board member for Team Jack Foundation, a charity that funds research for pediatric brain cancer.
  • Married to wife, Danielle.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesrushingreceivingfumbles
seasonteamggsattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
2017NE225183.614044912.3191--
2016CIN161743444.6172171458.518011
2015CIN1604412010949.427111
2014CIN9092731017497150--
2013CIN10------------
TOTAL923934.3173383378.927222

Recent Games

rushingreceivingfumbles
wkopresultattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
2@NOW 36-20231.52034113.7191--
1KCL 27-42315514018880--

rushing

yearteamgattatt/gydsavgyds/gtdlng1st1st%20+40+fum
2017NE252.5183.69014120000
2016CIN16744.63444.621.52172331.1000
2015CIN1640.3410.3020-001
2014CIN9912733110111.1000
2013CIN1------------
TOTAL 44922.13934.38.93172527.2001

receiving

yearteamgrecydsavgyds/glngtd20+40+1stfum
2017NE244912.324.51910020
2016CIN16171458.59.11800081
2015CIN1610949.45.92712040
2014CIN974975.41500030
2013CIN1----------
TOTAL 44383378.97.727220171

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2017NE2---------
2016CIN166114192603000
2015CIN16---------
2014CIN9---------
2013CIN1---------
TOTAL 446114192603000

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2017NE2-------0---
2016CIN1611-----0000
2015CIN1611-----0000
2014CIN9-------0---
2013CIN1-----------
TOTAL 4422-00000000

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017NE20---0------
2016CIN161385000-----
2015CIN161165000-----
2014CIN9514000-----
2013CIN10----------
TOTAL 44291514000000-0

preseason

gamesrushingreceivingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
108/10/2017JAXL 31-2400------------
208/19/2017@HOUL 23-2711720-80350-221--
308/25/2017@DETW 30-2800------------
408/31/2017NYGL 40-3800------------
TOTAL 11720-80350-221--

regular season

gamesrushingreceivingfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggsattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
109/07/2017KCL 42-2711315-14018-80--
209/17/2017@NOW 36-201123-20341-191--
TOTAL 22518-140449-191--

rushing splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Kansas City Chiefs131551401
New Orleans Saints1231.5200

rushing splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Outside Own Division25183.61401
vs AFC Teams131551401
vs NFC Teams1231.5200

rushing splits - split by MONTH

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
September25183.61401

rushing splits - split by STADIUM

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Gillette Stadium131551401
Mercedes-Benz Superdome1231.5200

rushing splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Losses131551401
Wins1231.5200

rushing splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)131551401
Sundays1231.5200

receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Kansas City Chiefs118880-000
New Orleans Saints134113.7192-100

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Outside Own Division244912.3192-100
vs AFC Teams118880-000
vs NFC Teams134113.7192-100

receiving splits - split by MONTH

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
September244912.3192-100

receiving splits - split by STADIUM

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Gillette Stadium118880-000
Mercedes-Benz Superdome134113.7192-100

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Losses118880-000
Wins134113.7192-100

receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)118880-000
Sundays134113.7192-100

Rushing splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Turf25183.61401

Rushing splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Home Games131551401
Road Games1231.5200

Rushing splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Ahead1-1-1-100
Ahead by 1-8 Points1-1-1-100
Ahead by 9-16 Points------
Behind21681401
Behind by 1-8 Points21681401
Tied231.5200

Rushing splits - HALF

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
1st Half320.7200
2nd Half21681401

Rushing splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line1-1-1-100
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line122200
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line21681401
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line111100

Rushing splits - QUARTERS

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
1st Quarter320.7200
2nd Quarter------
4th Quarter21681401
4th Quarter within 721681401

Rushing splits - ATTEMPTS

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Attempts 1-Through-105183.61401

Rushing splits - MARGIN

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Margin 15+25183.61401