Rex Burkhead Net Worth 2024 – Wife, Salary & Contract


Rex Burkhead Net Worth: Rex Burkhead is a 33-year-old retired running back, who last played for the Houston Texans. Here is everything you know about his contract details, net worth, personal life and career.

Rex Burkhead Net Worth
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Rex Burkhead  Facts

Birth PlaceWinchester, Kentucky
Father’s NameRick Burkhead
Mother’s NameRobyn Burkhead
Star SignCancer
CollegeUniversity of Nebraska
Rex Burkhead Net Worth$ 13 million
Date of BirthJuly 2, 1990 
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight215 lb (98 kg)
NFL Draft Year2013
NFL Draft PickRound: 6 / Pick: 190
Playing Career2013 – 2024 (February 5 – announced retirement)
PositionRunning back
TeamsCincinnati Bengals – (2013 – 2016)
New England Patriots – (2017 – 2020)
Houston Texans – (2021 – 2022)
Wife/GirlfriendDanielle Wiggans
ChildrenTwo children
Endorsements• Nike
• Jordan
• AirBnB
• Southwest Air
• J-Tech Construction
• UScellular

Rex Burkhead is a 33-year-old running back who is now retired. He completed his early education at Plano Senior High school, where his passion for football started. Later he joined the University of Nebraska and from where he entered the NFL in 2013 when the Cincinnati Bengals signed him during the 2013 NFL draft. This article will explore his contract details, net worth, personal life and career.

Rex Burkhead Last Contract details

Last known Contract:1 yr(s) / $2,350,000
Signing Bonus$ 500,000
Average Salary$ 2,350,000
Guaranteed at Signing$ NA
Total Guarantees$ 2,100,000
Free Agent:2023 / UFA / 2024 / Retired

The Bengals signed him during the 2013 NFL draft in the 6th round and it led to the next phase of his footballing career. He signed his rookie contract for 4 years and moved to the New England Patriots. As of his last known contract, he signed a 1-year deal with the Houston Texans for $2,350,000. This contract includes a signing bonus of $ 5,000,000 and a total guaranteed $2,100,000. With this, he receives an annual average salary of $2,350,000. Burkhead became a free agent in 2023. On the 5th of February, he announced his retirement from the sport.

Rex Burkhead Net Worth and Sponsorship

The former Bengals Running back started his professional career way back 10 years ago. Since then he played so many matches for the Bengals, the Patriots and now playing for the Texans. He is a superstar player for the clubs he represented and showed immense character during tough games. All these things made him one of the richest footballers in the NFL. As per sources, his net worth as of 2024 is estimated at a mountainous $13 million.

Yet another reason for his massive wealth is because of his endorsement deals. He had endorsed the sports giants Nike, and Jordan and the hospitality brand Airbnb. Also other brands like Southwest Air, J-tech Construction, UScellular. One very few players could get this much amount of attention and opportunity and he got all his because of his terrific on-field performances.

Rex Burkhead Early Life and Career

Rex Burkhead was born on July 2, 1990, in Winchester, Kentucky. He completed his early education at Plano Senior school. Here he represented his high school football team Wildcats and had 28 touchdowns to his name during his junior year. He also represented his high school basketball team and was part of the Class 5A state championship team. After completing his schooling, he got the opportunity to study at the University of Nebraska and this led to the next phase of his footballing career.

He completed his freshman year with 346 rushing yards, 81 carries and 3 touchdowns. The next year his numbers improved as he scored seven touchdowns and he kept on improving his game. At the end of his college, he attained the level of ninth or tenth best running back for the 2013 NFL draft and also ranked in the top 150 college footballers to pick in the draft.

As expected he was picked by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2013 NFL draft. He represented the Bengals for 4-seasons before moving to the New England Patriots in 2017. Here is where he got the opportunity to play at the Super Bowl LII. He showed impressive performance on the big day, but sadly, the Patriots lost to the Eagles. But that was not the end, the Patriots again qualified for the Super Bowl the next year and here come the heroics of Burkhead. he rushed the longest rushing of the game and greatly contributed to the championship victory of the Patriots against the Rams.

After showing great performances for the New England Patriots, he moved to Houston Texans in 2021.

Rex Burkhead Wife

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Source: Instagram

The Texan’s star running is not single. He is married to Danielle Wiggans. The couple started dating in 2014 and decided to tie the knot after a few years of dating. They are living happily together with their two children.

Rex Burkhead  FAQs

What is the net worth of Rex Burkhead?
His net worth is estimated at about $ 13 million
When was Rex Burkhead drafted?
He was drafted in the 2013 NFL draft and picked by the Cincinnati Bengals.
How old is Rex Burkhead?
He is 32 years old, born on July 2 1990.
How tall is Rex Burkhead?
He is 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m).
At which position does Rex Burkhead play?
He is a running back and currently playing for the Houston Texans.
Is Rex Burkhead married?
Yes, he is married to Danielle Wiggans.

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