Hughes in August 2009
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|Date of birth:||January 18, 1985|
|Place of birth:||Macon, Mississippi|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
Nate Hughes (born January 18, 1985 in Macon, Mississippi) is a former American football wide receiver. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Alcorn State.
Hughes was a four-year starter at Alcorn State, catching 161 passes for 2,415 yards and 19 touchdowns, despite missing most of the 2005 season because of a shoulder injury. He also was a three-time Southwestern Athletic Conference decathlon champion, and a two-time champion in the 400-meter hurdles and the 110-meter hurdles.
Kansas City Chiefs
Hughes was signed, and then released, by the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2008 preseason.
Hughes was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars and although he won a roster spot during training camp, he was cut by the Jaguars on September 21, 2009. He was signed to the practice squad the next day. On December 6, 2009 Hughes, playing in place of the injured Jarett Dillard, caught his first career touchdown pass. It came against the Houston Texans and was a 35-yard pass from quarterback David Garrard. It was his only reception in the game. He was waived/injured on August 8, 2010. He cleared waivers and was place on injured reserve the following day.
After spending the 2010 season on injured reserve, Hughes was waived by Jacksonville on August 1, 2011.
On August 3, 2011 Hughes was claimed off waivers by the Detroit Lions.
On September 4, 2012 Hughes was waived by the Detroit Lions.
Post NFL career
Hughes is currently employed as a registered nurse.
- "Nate Hughes". NFL Enterprises. Retrieved January 2014.