Nate Triplett

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Nathan Triplett
No. 58, 54
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-03-15) March 15, 1987 (age 30)
Place of birth: Maple Plain, Minnesota
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Delano (MN)
College: Minnesota
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 167
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 4
Sacks: 0
INT: 0
Player stats at

Nathan "Nate" Triplett (born March 15, 1987) is a former 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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