Nate Triplett

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Nathan Triplett
No. -- Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-03-15) March 15, 1987 (age 29)
Place of birth: Maple Plain, Minnesota
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
College: Minnesota
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 167
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2011
Tackles: 4
Sacks: 0
INT: 0
Player stats at

Nathan "Nate" Triplett (born March 15, 1987) is an American football linebacker. After playing college football for Minnesota, he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has also been a member of the San Diego Chargers and Indianapolis Colts.

Early years[edit]

Triplett played in the Wright County Conference, graduating from Delano High School, in Delano, Minnesota, in 2005.

College career[edit]

Triplett attended the University of Minnesota, where he initially was a special teams force and eventually worked his way into a dominant linebacker.

Professional career[edit]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Triplett was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round (167th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was signed to a contract on June 14, 2010.[1] He was released on August 31, 2010, as a part of preseason cuts.[2]

San Diego Chargers[edit]

On October 5, 2010, the San Diego Chargers signed Triplett to the practice squad.[3]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

On December 1, 2010, the Indianapolis Colts signed the free agent rookie to their active roster.[4] He was waived on October 5, 2011.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On July 29, 2012, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Triplett, after releasing Dezmon Briscoe two days earlier. He was placed on the exempt/left squad list after leaving the team on August 2.


  1. ^ "Vikes' DE Edwards signs, Triplett gets contract". Associated Press. June 14, 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-14. 
  2. ^ "Cutdown day: Teams release players to reach 53-man roster". August 31, 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-05. 
  3. ^ "Chargers bolster LB corps by signing Obiozor". Associated Press. October 5, 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-06. 
  4. ^ "Colts sign LB Triplett after placing Glenn on injured reserve". Associated Press. December 1, 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-09. 

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