Nate Irving

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Nate Irving
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Irving with the Broncos in August 2011
No. -- Free agent
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
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2015
Tackles: 118
Quarterback sacks: 3.0
Pass deflections: 4
Player stats at NFL.com

Nathaniel Irving (born July 12, 1988) is an American football inside linebacker who is currently a free agent. 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 Rivals.com, 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 Scout.com.[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]

On September 3, 2016, Irving was released by the Colts as part of final roster cuts.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nate Irving Recruiting Profile". Rivals.com. 
  2. ^ "Scout.com 2010 All-America Team". Scout.com. December 1, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Cam Newton, Nick Fairley headline SI.com's 2010 All-Americas". Sports Illustrated. December 14, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Broncos Sign Last Of Draft Picks". denver.cbslocal.com. July 29, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ Alper, Josh (February 22, 2015). "Report: Teams interested in Nate Irving despite knee injury". profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved March 16, 2015. 
  6. ^ Patra, Kevin (March 20, 2015). "Indianapolis Colts agree to terms with ILB Nate Irving". NFL.com. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Colts put veteran linebacker Nate Irving on injured reserve". Retrieved 2015-12-28. 
  8. ^ Bowen, Kevin. "Colts Make Final Cuts, Assemble 53-Man Roster". Colts.com. 

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