Isaac Nauta
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Nauta with the Georgia Bulldogs
No. 89 – Detroit Lions
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1997-05-21) May 21, 1997 (age 23)
Buford, Georgia
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:246 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school:IMG Academy
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 7 / Pick: 224
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 2019–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
* Freshman All-American (2016)
  • USA Today All-American (2015)
  • 2016 U.S. Army All-American
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Isaac Nauta (born May 21, 1997) is an American football tight end for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia.

High school careerEdit

Nauta attended IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida for his senior season. in his senior season Nauta played in 8 games, catching 13 passes for 230 yards and 2 touchdowns[1] Nauta played football and basketball while at IMG Academy. In his senior year he was named to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and USA Today All-USA First-team.

Considered a five-star recruit by all major recruiting services, he was rated as the best tight end prospect of his class. He committed to Georgia on January 9, 2016.

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Isaac Nauta
#1 TE
[[Bradenton, FL]] IMG Academy 6 ft 4 in (193 cm) 240 lb (110 kg) Jan 9,</br>16 
Scout:75px   Rivals:75px   ESPN:75px
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 10   Rivals: 9  ESPN: 7
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

College careerEdit


Considered by far the best true freshman tight end in the country, Nauta finished the season with 353 yards on 27 catches as he developed early chemistry with fellow true freshman quarterback Jacob Eason. Nauta was a key weapon for the Georgia passing game, lining up on the outside and in the slot quite a bit as he dwarfed the rest of the nation’s true freshman tight ends statistically. he was selected to the freshman All-America team by ESPN, USA Today, Athlon Sports, Football Writers Association, and Campus Insiders.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Nauta was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round (224th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[3]



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