Burkhead Shines On, Off Field

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Rex Burkhead's Nebraska career may have came to a close, but the former NU star continues to give back to the Lincoln community. At a Play 60 event earlier this week, Burkhead gave 10/11 sports an exclusive look at what makes the Texas native one of the most popular Huskers of all-time.

"The state of Nebraska, the fans, they've done so much for us," said Burkhead, "all of the support I've had over the past 4 years, it's just great to get out in the community."

Burkhead, along with former Nebraska cornerback Prince Amukamara, signed autographs, posted for pictures, and spoke to the nearly 200 area middle school students about the importance of living a healthy life style.

"Just to give back. It's great to show these kids that we're more than just football players and they look up to us. Hopefully we can be those good role models for them."