Nate Lawrie

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Nate Lawrie
Free Agent
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-10-07) October 7, 1981 (age 32)
Place of birth: Indianapolis, Indiana
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
College: Yale
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 6 / Pick: 181
Debuted in 2004 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Receptions 4
Receiving yards 43
Touchdowns 0
Stats at NFL.com
Career UFL statistics as of 2009
Receptions 13
Receiving yards 134
Receiving TDs 1
Stats at UFL-Football.com

Nathan Earl "Nate" Lawrie (born October 17, 1981) is an American football tight end formerly of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Yale University.

Lawrie has also been a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, Baltimore Ravens, and California Redwoods.

Early years[edit]

Lawrie attended Roncalli High School in Indianapolis, Indiana and earned three varsity letters in football and track&field and two varsity letters in basketball. In football, as a senior, he helped in leading his team to the Class 3A State Championship and a 15 win-0 loss record. In track&field, as a senior, he finished third on both, the discus and shot put at the State Finals and was named his team's Most Valuable Field Athlete.

College career[edit]

Lawrie played football collegiately at Yale University, from where he graduated in 2004 with a degree in political science. In his senior year he made 72 receptions, the most in a season by a Yale tight end.

Professional career[edit]

First stint with Buccaneers[edit]

Lawrie was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round (181st overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft. He was waived on August 30, 2004.[1]

First stint with Eagles[edit]

Lawrie was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad on September 6, 2004.[2] He was released from the practice squad on September 23.[3]

Second stint with Buccaneers[edit]

Lawrie was re-signed to the Buccaneers' practice squad on September 29, 2004.[4] He was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster on December 14.[5] He was waived and re-signed to the practice squad on November 16, 2005. He was promoted to the active roster on November 25. He was waived on December 3.[6]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

The New Orleans Saints claimed Lawrie off waivers near the end of the 2005 season on December 6, and he averaged 16 yards per catch, all of which were for first downs. He was waived on November 21, 2006.[7]

First stint with Bengals[edit]

Lawrie was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals to a one-year contract on August 2, 2007.[7] He was waived on September 11 and was re-signed to the practice squad on September 13. He was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster on November 7.[8] He played in three games during the 2007 season.[9] He was released on August 30, 2008.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Lawrie was signed to the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad on September 1, 2008. He was waived from the practice squad on September 9.

Second stint with Bengals[edit]

Lawrie was re-signed to the Bengals' practice squad on September 11, 2008. He was promoted to the active roster on October 17.[9] He was released on April 27, 2009.[10]

California Redwoods[edit]

Lawrie played for the California Redwoods of the United Football League in 2009.

Second stint with Eagles[edit]

Lawrie was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles on August 9, 2010.[11] He was waived on September 3.[12]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

On August 14, 2011, he signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers.[13] He was released by the 49ers on September 3, 2011.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stroud, Rick (September 1, 2004). "Whittle's dealt as the Bucs trim to 65". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  2. ^ Stroud, Rick (September 7, 2004). "WR Jones is claimed by Giants". St. Petersburg Times. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  3. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". New York Times. September 23, 2004. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  4. ^ "TRANSACTIONS". New York Times. September 30, 2004. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  5. ^ "Bucs Place Tight End Heller On IR". ktvu.com. December 14, 2004. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  6. ^ "With their kicker sidelined, Bucs activate France". St. Petersburg Times. December 4, 2005. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  7. ^ a b "Bengals sign Nate Lawrie to provide backup and injury-thinned tight end position". Sporting News. August 2, 2007. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  8. ^ "Bengals LB Brooks out for season". Sporting News. November 7, 2007. Retrieved 2010-08-09. [dead link]
  9. ^ a b "Bengals promote 2 players". The Tuscaloosa News. October 18, 2008. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  10. ^ "BENGALS CUT RB PERRY, FOUR OTHERS". The Sports Network. April 27, 2009. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  11. ^ "Eagles drop Martin Rucker". Profootballtalk.com. August 9, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-09. 
  12. ^ McPherson, Chris (September 3, 2010). "Abiamiri To PUP; 10 Players Released". philadelphiaeagles.com. Retrieved 2010-09-03. 
  13. ^ 49ers ink Nate Lawrie
  14. ^ 49ers Trim Roster to 53

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