Nate Burleson spent 11 years in the NFL. Three of which were spent with the Minnesota Vikings, four spent with the Seattle Seahawks, and four which were spent with the Detroit Lions.
Seeing he was part of an organization whose franchise has yet to win a Super Bowl you wouldn’t think many players would enjoy calling Detroit home, but that’s completely wrong.
Especially with Nate.
He joined the team in 2010, with a very young team. But found most of his success in first two seasons with the Lions:
Burlesons season ended short in 2013 due to breaking his arm trying to save a pizza in a car accident(not kidding). After that season the team announced they’ve moved on, and Burleson signed with the Browns but never played and ended up being released.
But Nate’s love of Detroit was noticed as soon as he joined Detroit.
He announced the Detroit Lions second round draft pick Friday night and it was something special:
“Now listen. All jokes aside. They say that Dallas is the home of America’s Team. … If that’s the case, Detroit is the home of America’s heartbeat. And listen to me. Listen to me. This pick right here is dedicated to the men and women of Michigan. I’m talking about the no-days-off, lunch-pail-packing, hard-hat-wearing, blue-collar hands that helped build this country. Michigan, Detroit, I salute you.
And with all that said, the 44th pick in the 2018 NFL draft, the Detroit Lions select Kerryon Johnson, running back at Auburn. Lion blood forever!”
Nate started his own clothing brand based on the Detroit Lions, LionBlood. Lions fans should go check out some of his awesome designs.
Thank you Nate! Also, he was my first ever Twitter follower. Thanks Nate. Detroit loves you!