Rex Burkhead

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Rex Burkhead
Rex Burkhead 2013.jpg
Burkhead in 2013
No. 33     Cincinnati Bengals
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-07-02) July 2, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Lexington, Kentucky
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 218 lb (99 kg)
Career information
High school: Plano (TX)
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 6 / Pick: 190
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Rex Burkhead (born July 2, 1990) is an American football running back for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. Burkhead played in college at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

Early years[edit]

Burkhead attended Plano Senior High School in Plano, Texas. As a senior he rushed for 1,762 yards and 28 touchdowns, leading Plano to a state semifinal appearance in the Texas 5-A football playoffs. He also played on the 2006 5-A Texas state championship basketball team as a freshman.

College career[edit]

As a freshman in 2009, Burkhead played in nine games, rushing for 346 yards on 81 carries with three touchdowns. As a sophomore in 2010, Burkhead was second on the depth chart behind senior Roy Helu. Burkhead played in all 14 games as the backup, and rushed for 951 yards on 172 carries and seven touchdowns. In 2011, Burkhead took over as the starting running back as a junior. Nebraska had little experience at running back that season, and Burkhead got the majority of the carries, including a school record 38 carries against the Iowa Hawkeyes.[1] He ended up rushing for 1,357 yards on 284 carries with 15 touchdowns and was named a first team All-Big Ten selection.[2] In 2012, with expectations high, Burkhead sprained his knee in the season opener and missed 2 games before re-injuring the knee 4 games later.[3] Burkhead missed 6 games total in the season, but still finished with 5 TDs and 675 yards on just 98 carries for a 6.9 yard-per-carry average. [4]

He was considered the 9th or 10th best running back prospect for the 2013 NFL Draft in the top 150 overall.[5] [6]

College Statistics[edit]

Rushing Receiving
YEAR ATT YDS AVG LNG TD REC YDS AVG LNG TD
2009 81 349 4.3 34 3 11 92 8.4 24 1
2010 172 951 5.5 33 7 15 148 9.9 31 0
2011 284 1,357 4.8 52 15 21 177 8.4 30 2
2012 98 675 6.9 73 5 11 92 8.4 25 2
Career 635 3,329 5.2 73 30 60 507 8.5 31 5

Professional career[edit]

2013 NFL Combine[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10 in 214 lb 4.65 s 1.57 s 2.59 s 4.09 s 6.85 s 39 in 10 ft 5 in 21 reps
All values from NFL Combine Preseason Stats: 9 carries, 52 yards. 1 tackle

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

After being selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Burkhead signed with the team on May 13, 2013.

He played in all four preseason games, rushing 28 times for 130 yards with one touchdown, and five receptions for 39 yards. However, plagued by a hamstring injury all season, he was active for only one of the team's 16 games, making his NFL debut on November 10 playing on special teams in a 20-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens.[7]

Personal[edit]

Burkhead was the 2012 winner of the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion award.

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