Jesse Nading
Nading in 2010.
Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-07-03) July 3, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth: St. Paul, Minnesota
High School: Highlands Ranch (CO) ThunderRidge
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 257 lb (117 kg)
Career information
College: Colorado State
Undrafted in 2008
Debuted in 2008 for the Houston Texans
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-MWC (2005)
  • Second-team All-MWC (2007)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles     40
Sacks     1.0
Forced fumbles     2
Stats at

Jesse Lawrence Nading (born July 3, 1985) is an American football linebacker who recently played for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He was signed by the Texans as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Colorado State.

Early yearsEdit

At ThunderRidge High School, Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Nading was named the state's Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year in 2002. He was a two-time All-State football selection, also was chosen to All-State basketball and baseball teams in 2002.. He was named to the All-Colorado football team in 2002 and was chosen by the Denver Post as the state's Defensive Player of the Year. He helped ThunderRidge to 2002 and `03 state basketball titles in Class 5A, and was twice named to the state all-tournament team. He led ThunderRidge to 2001 state 4A football championship and holds school record for quarterback sacks in a season, 18. Also excelled in baseball at ThunderRidge.

College careerEdit

In 2007 he started all 12 games at defensive end, collecting 56 tackles (19 solo), 6½ tackles for loss, 3½ sacks, one INT, one pass breakup and three fumble recoveries and was Second-team All-Conference honors. In 2006 as a junior he started at defensive end in 11 of the team's 12 games and made 33 tackles (2 for a loss) ½ a sack and 2 passes broken up. In 2005 he was named honorable mention All-conference and finished season with 56 tackles, 11 tackles for loss and four sacks and one intercepted pass and a forced fumble. In 2004 he started at defensive end in the first three games. In 2003 he redshirted.

Professional careerEdit


Nading measured 6-4½, 254 pounds at his CSU Pro Day. He had a 4.75 40-yard dash and a vertical leap of 36".

Houston TexansEdit

Nading was signed by the Houston Texans as an undrafted free agent on May 8, 2008. He was signed to the Texans' practice squad on September 3, 2008 and signed to the Texans' active roster on November 19, 2008. He made his NFL debut at Cleveland November 23, 2008. He played on special teams and defensive end, recording 5 tackles.

Nading spent the entire 2009 season on the Texans' practice squad and was re-signed to a future contract on January 5, 2010.

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