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Rex Burkhead

34
RB
Height: 
5-10

Weight:

210

Age

27
Nebraska
5 Years Pro

2017 Season

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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.

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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

2017 (10/3)

  • Made his second career regular-season start and first as a Patriot while rushing three times for 15 yards and adding one catch for eight yards vs. Kansas City (9/7).
  • Made his second consecutive start at running back and set a career-high in receiving yards with 41 yards on three receptions, including a 19-yard touchdown reception from QB Tom Brady in the first quarter that put the Patriots on the scoreboard first in the win at New Orleans (9/17). Also rushed twice for three yards.
  • Was inactive due to injury vs. Houston (9/24), vs. Carolina (10/1), at Tampa Bay (10/5) and at N.Y. Jets (10/15).
  • Returned to action after missing four games and contributed with six carries for 31 yards as part of a rushing attack that totaled a season-high 162 yards on the ground, while adding a reception for 11 yards in the win vs. Atlanta (10/22). Also contributed on special teams with two special teams tackles.
  • Led the team in receptions, catching all seven of his targets for 68 yards, while rushing four times for 15 yards and adding a tackle on special teams in the victory over L.A. Chargers (10/29). The seven receptions for 68 yards were both career highs.
  • Appeared in a reserve role at running back but was a major contributor rushing 10 times for 36 yards, catching three passes for 27 yards, including a 14-yard first quarter touchdown reception that gave the Patriots a 7-0 lead in their victory at Denver (11/12). Also contributed on special teams with the first blocked punt of his career on a second quarter block that led to a Patriots field goal. It was the first blocked punt for the Patriots since 2014.
  • Contributed in a reserve role at running back and finished with five carries for 16 yards, while adding four catches for 21 yards in the 33-8 win at Oakland (11/19) in Mexico City's Estadio Azetca.
  • Rushed 13 times for 50 yards and scored his first rushing touchdown as a Patriot on a 2-yard run in the first quarter, while also adding two catches for three yards, including a 1-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter of the win vs. Miami (11/26).
  • Scored two touchdowns for the second straight week, scoring twice in the third quarter with touchdown runs of one yard and 14 yards, while also adding a career-long 31-yard run in the second quarter to finish with 78 yards on 12 carries in the victory at Buffalo (12/3). Also caught three passes for 25 yards, added one tackle on special teams and returned one kickoff for 17 yards.
  • Started and scored a touchdown for the third straight game on a 3-yard run in the second quarter, finishing with five rushes for eight yards and adding five catches for 45 yards at Miami (12/11).
  • Scored in his fourth straight game on a 1-yard touchdown run, finishing with four carries for 12 yards and adding one catch for five yards before exiting the game in the third quarter due to injury in the victory at Pittsburgh (12/17).
  • Was inactive due to injury for the win vs. Buffalo (12/24) and in the win vs. N.Y. Jets (12/31).

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
2017NE103642644.1315302548.523310
2016CIN161743444.6172171458.518011
2015CIN1604412010949.427111
2014CIN9092731017497150--
2013CIN10------------
TOTAL1516394.2318645428.527432

Recent Games

rushingreceivingfumbles
wkopresultattydsavglngtdrecydsavglongtdfumlost
17NYJW 26-6------------
16BUFW 37-16------------
15@PITW 27-2441236115550--
14@MIAL 20-27581.6315459230--
13@BUFW 23-312786.53123258.3110--
12MIAW 35-1713503.8221231.521--
11@OAKW 33-85163.2404215.310010
10@DENW 41-1610363.6803279141--
8LACW 21-134153.8707689.7140--
7ATLW 23-76315.29011111110--
6@NYJW 24-17------------
5@TBW 19-14------------
4CARL 30-33------------
3HOUW 36-33------------
2@NOW 36-20231.52034113.7191--
1KCL 27-42315514018880--

rushing

yearteamgattatt/gydsavgyds/gtdlng1st1st%20+40+fum
2017NE10646.42644.126.45311421.9201
2016CIN16744.63444.621.52172331.1000
2015CIN1640.3410.3020-001
2014CIN9912733110111.1000
2013CIN1------------
TOTAL 521512.96394.212.38313825.2202

receiving

yearteamgrecydsavgyds/glngtd20+40+1stfum
2017NE10302548.525.423310130
2016CIN16171458.59.11800081
2015CIN1610949.45.92712040
2014CIN974975.41500030
2013CIN1----------
TOTAL 52645428.510.427430281

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2017NE10117171700000
2016CIN166114192603000
2015CIN16---------
2014CIN9---------
2013CIN1---------
TOTAL 52713118.72603000

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2017NE1010-----0000
2016CIN1611-----0000
2015CIN1611-----0000
2014CIN9-------0---
2013CIN1-----------
TOTAL 5232-00000000

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017NE10440000-----
2016CIN161385000-----
2015CIN161165000-----
2014CIN9514000-----
2013CIN10----------
TOTAL 52331914000000-0

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--
309/24/2017HOUW 33-3600------------
410/01/2017CARL 33-3000------------
510/05/2017@TBW 19-1400------------
610/15/2017@NYJW 24-1700------------
710/22/2017ATLW 7-2310631-90111-110--
810/29/2017LACW 13-2110415-70768-140--
1011/12/2017@DENW 41-16101036-80327-141--
1111/19/2017@OAKW 33-810516-40421-10010
1211/26/2017MIAW 17-35101350-22123-21--
1312/03/2017@BUFW 23-3101278-312325-110--
1412/11/2017@MIAL 20-271158-31545-230--
1512/17/2017@PITW 27-2410412-6115-50--
1612/24/2017BUFW 16-3700------------
1712/31/2017NYJW 6-2600------------
TOTAL 10364264-31530254-23310

rushing splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Atlanta Falcons16315.2902
Buffalo Bills112786.53124
Carolina Panthers0------
Denver Broncos110363.6803
Houston Texans0------
Kansas City Chiefs131551401
Los Angeles Chargers14153.8700
Miami Dolphins218583.22223
New Orleans Saints1231.5200
New York Jets0------
Oakland Raiders15163.2400
Pittsburgh Steelers14123611
Tampa Bay Buccaneers0------

rushing splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Outside Own Division7341283.81417
vs AFC Teams8562304.131512
vs NFC Teams28344.3902
vs Own Division3301364.53147

rushing splits - split by MONTH

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
December321984.73146
November3281023.62215
October210464.6902
September25183.61401

rushing splits - split by STADIUM

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Estadio Azteca (Mexico City)15163.2400
Gillette Stadium4261114.32215
Hard Rock Stadium1581.6311
Heinz Field14123611
Mercedes-Benz Superdome1231.5200
MetLife Stadium0------
New Era Field112786.53124
Raymond James Stadium0------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High110363.6803

rushing splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Losses28232.91412
Wins8562414.331412

rushing splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Mondays1581.6311
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)131551401
Sundays8562414.331412

receiving splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Atlanta Falcons111111110-000
Buffalo Bills13258.3111-000
Carolina Panthers0---------
Denver Broncos13279142-100
Houston Texans0---------
Kansas City Chiefs118880-000
Los Angeles Chargers17689.7143-000
Miami Dolphins27486.9234-110
New Orleans Saints134113.7192-100
New York Jets0---------
Oakland Raiders14215.3101-000
Pittsburgh Steelers115550-000
Tampa Bay Buccaneers0---------

receiving splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Outside Own Division7201819198-200
vs AFC Teams8262027.82311-210
vs NFC Teams245213192-100
vs Own Division310737.3235-110

receiving splits - split by MONTH

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
December39758.3234-010
November39515.7144-200
October28799.9143-000
September244912.3192-100

receiving splits - split by STADIUM

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Estadio Azteca (Mexico City)14215.3101-000
Gillette Stadium411908.2144-100
Hard Rock Stadium15459233-010
Heinz Field115550-000
Mercedes-Benz Superdome134113.7192-100
MetLife Stadium0---------
New Era Field13258.3111-000
Raymond James Stadium0---------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High13279142-100

receiving splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Losses26538.8233-010
Wins8242018.41910-300

receiving splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgrecydsavglng1st1st%td20+40+
Mondays15459233-010
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)118880-000
Sundays8242018.41910-300

kick-returns splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Atlanta Falcons1---------
Buffalo Bills1117171700000
Carolina Panthers0---------
Denver Broncos1---------
Houston Texans0---------
Kansas City Chiefs1---------
Los Angeles Chargers1---------
Miami Dolphins2---------
New Orleans Saints1---------
New York Jets0---------
Oakland Raiders1---------
Pittsburgh Steelers1---------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers0---------

kick-returns splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Outside Own Division7---------
vs AFC Teams8117171700000
vs NFC Teams2---------
vs Own Division3117171700000

kick-returns splits - split by MONTH

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
December3117171700000
November3---------
October2---------
September2---------

kick-returns splits - split by STADIUM

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Estadio Azteca (Mexico City)1---------
Gillette Stadium4---------
Hard Rock Stadium1---------
Heinz Field1---------
Mercedes-Benz Superdome1---------
MetLife Stadium0---------
New Era Field1117171700000
Raymond James Stadium0---------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1---------

kick-returns splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Losses2---------
Wins8117171700000

kick-returns splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Mondays1---------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)1---------
Sundays8117171700000

fumbles splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Atlanta Falcons1------
Buffalo Bills1-----0
Carolina Panthers0------
Denver Broncos1-----0
Houston Texans0------
Kansas City Chiefs1------
Los Angeles Chargers1------
Miami Dolphins2-----0
New Orleans Saints1-----0
New York Jets0------
Oakland Raiders110----
Pittsburgh Steelers1-----0
Tampa Bay Buccaneers0------

fumbles splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Outside Own Division710---0
vs AFC Teams810---0
vs NFC Teams2-----0
vs Own Division3-----0

fumbles splits - split by MONTH

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
December3-----0
November310---0
October2------
September2-----0

fumbles splits - split by STADIUM

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Estadio Azteca (Mexico City)110----
Gillette Stadium4-----0
Hard Rock Stadium1-----0
Heinz Field1-----0
Mercedes-Benz Superdome1-----0
MetLife Stadium0------
New Era Field1-----0
Raymond James Stadium0------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1-----0

fumbles splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Losses2-----0
Wins810---0

fumbles splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Mondays1-----0
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)1------
Sundays810---0

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Atlanta Falcons12200-0-----
Buffalo Bills1110000-----
Carolina Panthers00----------
Denver Broncos1-00000-----
Houston Texans00----------
Kansas City Chiefs10----------
Los Angeles Chargers11100-0-----
Miami Dolphins20---0------
New Orleans Saints10---0------
New York Jets00----------
Oakland Raiders10----------
Pittsburgh Steelers10---0------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers00----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division7330000-----
vs AFC Teams8220000-----
vs NFC Teams2220000-----
vs Own Division3110000-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December3110000-----
November3-00000-----
October23300-0-----
September20---0------

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Estadio Azteca (Mexico City)10----------
Gillette Stadium4330000-----
Hard Rock Stadium10---0------
Heinz Field10---0------
Mercedes-Benz Superdome10---0------
MetLife Stadium00----------
New Era Field1110000-----
Raymond James Stadium00----------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1-00000-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses20---0------
Wins8440000-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays10---0------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)10----------
Sundays8440000-----

Rushing splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Grass424723825
Turf6401924.83139

Rushing splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Home Games4261114.32215
Road Games63815343149

Rushing splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Ahead461974.33129
Ahead by 1-8 Points2311453116
Ahead by 9-16 Points5377.41412
Behind10353.51412
Behind by 1-8 Points9343.81412
Tied83241023

Rushing splits - HALF

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
1st Half351624.631310
2nd Half291023.51424
Last Two Minutes of Half64883102

Rushing splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line16352.21457
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line21904.32203
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line3227.31401
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line241174.93103

Rushing splits - QUARTERS

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
1st Quarter13362.81024
2nd Quarter221265.73116
3rd Quarter14584.11422
4th Quarter15442.91402
4th Quarter within 721681401

Rushing splits - ATTEMPTS

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Attempts 1-Through-10592524.331514
Attempts 11-Through-205122.4500

Rushing splits - MARGIN

splitgattydsavglngtd1st
Margin 0-729202.2622
Margin 15+7512294.531312
Margin 8-1414153.8700