Nauta with the Georgia Bulldogs
|No. 89 – Detroit Lions|
|Born:||May 21, 1997|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||246 lb (112 kg)|
|High school:||IMG Academy|
|NFL Draft:||2019 / Round: 7 / Pick: 224|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 14, 2019|
High school career
Nauta attended IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida for his senior season. During his senior season Nauta played in 8 games, catching 13 passes for 230 yards and 2 touchdowns. Nauta played football and basketball while at IMG Academy. In his senior year he was named to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and USA Today All-USA First-team.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Bradenton, FL||IMG Academy||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||240 lb (110 kg)||Jan 9, 2016|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: ESPN:|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 10 Rivals: 9 247Sports: 7 ESPN: 7|
Considered by far the best true freshman tight end in the country, Nauta finished the season with 353 yards on 27 catches as he developed early chemistry with fellow true freshman quarterback Jacob Eason. Nauta was a key weapon for the Georgia passing game, lining up on the outside and in the slot quite a bit as he dwarfed the rest of the nation’s true freshman tight ends statistically. He was selected to the freshman All-America team by ESPN, USA Today, Athlon Sports, Football Writers Association, and Campus Insiders.
Nauta was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round (224th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft. He was waived on August 31, 2019, but was signed to the practice squad the following day. He was promoted to the active roster on November 23, 2019.
- "Isaac Nauta's High School Football Stats". MaxPreps.com.
- "Isaac Nauta - 2016 Football Roster - University of Georgia Official Athletic Site". www.georgiadogs.com.
- Birkett, Dave (April 27, 2019). "Detroit Lions pick Georgia TE Isaac Nauta in 7th round of NFL draft". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
- "Detroit Lions establish 53-man roster". DetroitLions.com. August 31, 2019.
- "Detroit Lions sign 10 players to practice squad". MLive.com. September 1, 2019.
- "Lions sign TE Isaac Nauta to active roster". DetroitLions.com. November 23, 2019.