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Rex Burkhead

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  • All Purpose Back
  • Plano, TX (Plano)
  • Ht: 5-11 | Wt: 190
  • Age: 24 yrs 0 mo
  • 2009 - 2013
  • Nebraska Cornhuskers

  • Year: Senior

As a Recruit: Burkhead was recruited from Plano (Plano, TX) class of 2009. He committed to Nebraska on 12/15/2008. He was recruited by Tim Beck .

Timeline

  • Apr 27

    Draft

    4/27/2013: The Cincinnati Bengals select Rex Burkhead with the No. 190 overall pick in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

  • Dec 6

    Acclds

    12/6/2012: Rex Burkhead named First Team Academic All-American

  • Sep 1

    Injury

    9/1/2012: Rex Burkhead injured his knee versus Southern Miss. Diagnoses as an MCL sprain.

  • Jul 30

    Acclds

    7/30/2012: Rex Burkhead was named to the Walter Camp Award watch list.

  • Jul 30

    Acclds

    7/30/2012: Rex Burkhead was named to the Doak Walker Award watch list.

  • Jul 9

    Acclds

    7/9/2012: Rex Burkhead named to Maxwell Award Watch List.

  • Jan 20

    Acclds

    1/20/2012: Burkhead honored as Huskers Illustrated's first-ever Husker of the Year.

  • Nov 28

    Acclds

    11/28/2011: Rex Burkhead accolades - Named first team All-Big Ten

  • Nov 25

    Acclds

    11/25/2011: Rex Burkhead accolades - Set school record with 38 carries against Iowa. Finished with 160 yards.

  • Oct 17

    Acclds

    10/17/2011: Rex Burkhead accolades - Was named one of 10 semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award (best running back in the nation).

  • Oct 8

    10/8/2011: Burkhead had 96 yards in the foruth quarter and set career highs for receptions (5) and receiving yards (59) in a comback win over Ohio St.

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Stats

Year RuAtt RuYd RuTD Rec RecYd RecTD
2012 98 675 5 11 92 2
2011 284 1357 15 21 177 2
2010 172 951 7 15 148 0
2009 81 346 3 13 90 1
Total 635 3329 30 60 507 5

Bio

* First Team All-Big Ten (Coaches & Media, 2011)
* Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (Coaches, 2010)
* Nebraska Lifter of the Year (2010)
* Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Rolle (2009, 2010)
* Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2010, 2011)

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  • Early Enrollee
  • Walk-On
  • Grey Shirt
  • Red Shirt
  • Medical Redshirt
  • P Primary
  • S Secondary
  • K Keeper
  • P Primary (Inactive)
  • S Secondary (Inactive)
  • K Keeper (Inactive)