Huskers in Super Bowl LII

Category: Football
Rex Burkhead
Burkhead's 46-yard reception

Rex Burkhead’s Super Bowl LII stats:
• 3 rushes for 18 yards
• 1 reception for 46 yards


Burkhead had by far the most active Super Bowl showing by a Husker running back or receiver since 1990, when Roger Craig and Tom Rathman were backfield stalwarts with the 49ers. In fact, the only official rushing attempt by a former Husker in the 27 Super Bowls from 1991 to 2017 occurred when punter Sam Koch took an intentional safety in 2013. The only reception during that span was a 14-yarder by Brandon Jackson in 2011. (See our Super Bowl Huskers page for details.)


Note: The Eagles’ Nate Gerry played in the game on special teams. Postgame photos of him are viewable below and at this link.




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