Nate Bussey

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Nate Bussey
No. 61, 59, 6
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-02-20) February 20, 1989 (age 28)
Place of birth: Washington, D.C.
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Washington (DC) Dunbar
College: Illinois
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 7 / Pick: 243
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (2010)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR
Player stats at (archive)

Nathan Lee "Nate" Bussey (born February 20, 1989) is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He played college football at Illinois. He was also a member of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Omaha Nighthawks and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.

Professional career[edit]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

Bussey was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the seventh round of the 2011 NFL Draft. He signed a 4-year contract with the team on July 28, 2011.[1] He was waived on September 3, 2011,[2] and re-signed to the team's practice squad on September 4.[3] He remained with the Saints through the 2012 season. He played in the Saints' playoff win over the Detroit Lions on January 7, 2012.[4]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Bussey was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 13, 2012. He was released on August 25.

Omaha Nighthawks[edit]

Was a member of the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League for the 2012 UFL season.

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

Signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League on April 11, 2013.[5]


  1. ^ "Saints Agree to Terms with Seventh Round Draft Choice Nate Bussey". 28 July 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Saints Announce Roster Moves". 3 September 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Saints Announce Practice Squad". 4 September 2011. Retrieved November 20, 2011. 
  4. ^ "PLAY-BY-PLAY". Archived from the original on February 9, 2016. Retrieved February 9, 2016. 
  5. ^ Signed by Ti-Cats

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