Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Super Bowl Champ Rex Burkhead Returns to Nebraska

By Ross Jernstrom | 

LINCOLN, Neb. (WOWT) - Former Husker Rex Burkhead was back in Lincoln for the annual Red-White Spring Game.

6 Sports Director Ross Jernstrom spoke with the New England Patriots running back about winning the Super Bowl.

Burkhead said he was thrilled to be back in Lincoln.
"You know this is my first game back in Nebraska since I graduated so it's pretty cool, just excited about Scott Frost, just the state of the program this year and see what the guys can do."
I have got to ask you about the AFC Championship game, you score the touchdown to tie it and then to win it. What was that game like?
"Yeah it was neat actually being here close to Nebraska I know a lot of Nebraska fans were there just to go out there in a hostile environment in that weather and to know that that game would take you to the Super Bowl was special and it was a great team win great effort and to play in that game was cool."
Super Bowl Champion, take me back to February. What was that like?
"It was great unbelievable game season something I will never forget for sure just having the family there on the field after the game was special so something you dream about as a little kid winning the Super Bowl and to actually make that dream come true was cool."
Your Team Jack Foundation how is that going and give us an update on Jack?
"Yeah it's doing great you know the Foundation has raised almost 6-million dollars for pediatric brain cancer, just held an event back in my hometown of Plano, Texas last weekend and it was our biggest year ever great turnout. You know Jack is doing pretty well right now got a good MRI a couple of weeks ago hopefully that continues he is getting big you know he is almost as tall as me now its special great family still cool to be a part of."

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