Rex Burkhead Scores First Career Postseason Touchdown
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Rex Burkhead Scores First Career Postseason Touchdown

January 13, 2019

Former Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead scored his first career postseason touchdown on Sunday. The current New England Patriot’s 6-yard touchdown run gave the Patriot’s a 28-7 lead in the second quarter of Sunday’s AFC Divisional matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers.

https://twitter.com/NFL/status/1084528884454875136

Sunday’s game marked Burkhead’s fifth career NFL playoff game. Three of those have been with New England. 

Burkhead missed eight games earlier this season after suffering a neck injury in Week 3. He returned to play in the final five for the Patriots, putting together 100 yards rushing, 100 yards receiving and one touchdown during that time.

Burkhead added to that total on Sunday and in doing so, snagged his first career playoff touchdown. 

As to be expected, Nebraska Twitter quickly celebrated Burkhead:

https://twitter.com/NebraskaOnBTN/status/1084531833629483008

https://twitter.com/PapuchisJohn/status/1084528704951328768

https://twitter.com/_willcompton/status/1084528552698146816

https://twitter.com/coachwilhite/status/1084528514571948033

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