Nate Irving

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Nate Irving
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Irving with the Broncos in August 2011
No. 56 Indianapolis Colts
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-07-12) July 12, 1988 (age 28)
Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 253 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school: Teachey (NC) Wallace-Rose Hill
College: North Carolina State
NFL draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 67
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Tackles: 118
Quarterback sacks: 3.0
Pass deflections: 4
Player stats at

Nathaniel Irving (born July 12, 1988) is an American football inside linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at North Carolina State University and was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Early life[edit]

Irving attended Wallace-Rose Hill High School in Teachey, North Carolina, where he tallied 110 tackles, six forced fumbles, three sacks and one interception in his senior year. Regarded as only a two-star recruit by, he was not listed among the top prospects of the class of 2006.[1]

College career[edit]

Irving was a 2010 All-American selection by Sports Illustrated and[2][3] Irving holds the NCAA FBS record for tackles for loss in a single game with eight in 2010.

Professional career[edit]

Denver Broncos (2011–2014)[edit]

Irving was selected in the third round (67th overall) by the Denver Broncos in the 2011 NFL Draft. He officially signed with the Broncos on July 29, 2011.[4]

Irving was placed on injured reserve in November 2014 with a knee injury that required surgery. He had 44 tackles through 8 games prior to the injury.[5] Irving became a free agent at the end of the 2014 season.

Indianapolis Colts (2015–present)[edit]

On March 20, 2015, Irving signed a 3-year, $9.25 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts.[6] On December 8, 2015 Irving was placed on injured reserve.[7]


  1. ^ "Nate Irving Recruiting Profile". 
  2. ^ " 2010 All-America Team". December 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Cam Newton, Nick Fairley headline's 2010 All-Americas". Sports Illustrated. December 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Broncos Sign Last Of Draft Picks". July 29, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ Alper, Josh (February 22, 2015). "Report: Teams interested in Nate Irving despite knee injury". Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ Patra, Kevin (March 20, 2015). "Indianapolis Colts agree to terms with ILB Nate Irving". Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Colts put veteran linebacker Nate Irving on injured reserve". Retrieved 2015-12-28. 

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