Nate Ilaoa

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Nate Ilaoa
No. 48
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1983-04-04) April 4, 1983 (age 35)
Oakland, California
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Stafford (VA) North
College: Hawaii
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 7 / Pick: 236
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • All-WAC first-team (2007)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Nate Ilaoa (born April 4, 1983) is a former American football running back. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Hawaii.

Ilaoa has also been a member of the Columbus Destroyers.

Early years[edit]

Ilaoa played high school football at North Stafford High School in Stafford, Virginia as both a wide receiver and running back. In his junior season, he set the Virginia AAA record for receiving yards in a season (1,299 in 12 games).[1] Ilaoa was the 2000 Washington Post Offensive Player of the Year and two-time All-Met.

College career[edit]

Ilaoa began his collegiate career on the Hawaii Warriors football team in 2001. Ilaoa started 8 games in the 2002 season as a wide receiver. In 2005, Ilaoa moved to the running back position and rushed for a team-high 643 yards. He was granted a rare sixth year of eligibility because of injuries in 2006 and amassed 1,827 all-purpose yards.[2] Ilaoa's 20 career rushing touchdowns are sixth in Hawaii history.

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Ilaoa was drafted 236th overall in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. On July 22, 2007, Ilaoa agreed to a four-year contract with the Eagles.[3] He was cut by the Eagles on September 1, 2007.

Columbus Destroyers[edit]

In 2008, Ilaoa played with the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League.[4] However, he was eventually sidelined by a shoulder injury. At the end of that season, the Arena Football League ceased operations.[5]


  1. ^ "VHSL Record Book 2006-2007" (PDF). Virginia High School League. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-02-05. Retrieved 2007-04-29.
  2. ^ " Prospect Profile". National Football League. Archived from the original on 2007-03-28. Retrieved 2007-04-29.
  3. ^ "'Nasti' Nate Is In, Agrees To Terms On 4-Yr Deal". Retrieved 2007-07-22.
  4. ^ "Nate Ilaoa Stats - Columbus Destroyers". Galway Ireland: Covers Media Group Ltd. Retrieved 2013-03-16.
  5. ^ Tsai, Stephen (2010-04-02). "Solid efforts by ex-Warriors". The Honolulu Advertiser. Honolulu, HI, USA: Black Press. BACK IN THE RUNNING. Retrieved 2013-03-16.