You can add two-time Emmy winner to Nate Burleson's extensive résumé.
The former Nevada wide receiver won a pair of Emmy awards Tuesday night for his television work, one as an individual and one as part of a team effort. The 39-year-old Burleson won the Emmy for Outstanding Sports Personality/Studio Analyst as well as Outstanding Playoff Coverage for his color commentator on Nickelodeon's NFC wild card game.
"I'm humbled. I was shocked," Burleson said Wednesday morning on his NFL Network show Good Morning Football. "My eyes almost popped out of my head. But more than anything, I accept this award on behalf of everybody who has walked in my life and helped me become the person I am. As you guys know, with me it's team over everything, and I wouldn't be here without the team of people who have been along on this journey over the last seven years."
In addition to his work on Good Morning Football, Burleson is a studio analyst for CBS' The NFL Today. The 42nd annual Sports Emmys were a virtual affair.
Burleson played for Nevada from 2000-02, earning first-team All-American honors as a junior when he caught 138 passes for 1,629 yards and 12 touchdowns. An NFL veteran of 11 seasons with the Vikings, Seahawks and Lions, Burleson began his work as an analyst after his playing career concluded in 2013. Since Good Morning Football's debut in 2016, Burleson has been a staple as co-host with Kay Adams, Kyle Brandt and Peter Schrager.
In addition to his sports broadcasting career, Burleson joined “Extra” as a New York Correspondent in 2019. He also owns a clothing line called Lionblood Clothing.
Burleson is the second Wolf Pack alum to earn big-time off-the-field recognition in recent months as former Nevada basketball player JaVale McGee was nominated for a Grammy earlier this year. McGee helped write and produce Justin Bieber's 2020 album “Changes,” which was nominated for a Grammy for Best Pop Vocal Album.
Here was Burleson's reaction to his Emmy wins.