Rex Burkhead is known as an American football running back for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.
Michael Rexford Burkhead was born on July 2, 1990. Burkhead was born in Lexington, Kentucky, but grew up in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. He went to classes in Plano Senior High School in Plano, Texas, where he played high school football for his team, the Wildcats.
Rex played college football at Nebraska and was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Burkhead has a diverse and versatile skill set that enables him to run the ball, catch passes, block in pass protection, and play special teams. His wide range of tools caused his New England Coach Bill Belichick to describe him as a rare four-down player that can be used in any game situation.
Rex is married to a woman named Danielle. He was the 2012 winner of the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion award. He was awarded and praised for his work with a 6-year-old suffering from a rare pediatric brain tumor called a low-grade glioma. He is always giving back to the community in his off time from football.