- Originally selected by the Oakland Raiders in the
seventh round (230th overall) of the 2012 NFL
- Claimed off of waivers by the Falcons on August31,
- Played in 15 games as a core member of the Falcons
special teams units.
- Recorded nine special teams tackles (seven solo).
- Seizing his opportunity to contribute on the Defensive side of the ball, Nate has become a consistent part of the Falcons linebacker unit in 2015, notching, among other things, his first start, first touchdown and first career sack.
- Four-year letterman from 2008-2011 at Penn State.
- Did not miss a game, seeing action in 52 contests.
- Named to the Big 10 All-Academic team three
- As a senior, started nine of 13 games and ranked
third on the team with 80 tackles.
- During his junior year, played in every game, with
seven starts, and finished third on the team with 73
- Attended State College Area High School where
he was rated among the nation’s top-10 DE/OLB
prospects in 2006.
- Named Pennsylvania’s Defensive Player of the Year and Mid-Penn Defensive MVP as a senior.
- Was a first-team all-state selection after notching
60 tackles and eight sacks as a senior in addition to catching 39 passes for 624 yards and eight TDs as a TE/WR.