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Kai Nacua
No. 48 – Indianapolis Colts
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1995-03-03) March 3, 1995 (age 25)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Liberty (Henderson, Nevada)
College:Brigham Young
Undrafted:2017
Career history
* Cleveland Browns ( 2017)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Injured reserve
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles:14
Player stats at NFL.com

Kaimana Nacua (born March 3, 1995) is an American football safety for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Brigham Young University.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 205 lb 4.49 s 1.54 s 2.57 s 4.14 s 6.87 s 39 in 10 ft 7 in 15 reps

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Nacua was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent on May 4, 2017.[1][2]

Throughout training camp, he competed for a roster spot against Justin Currie and Trey Caldwell. On September 3, 2017, the Browns waived Nacau and signed him to their practice squad the next day.[3][4] On September 8, 2017, Nacua was promoted to the active roster.[5] Head coach Hue Jackson named Nacua the backup strong safety behind Derrick Kindred to start the regular season.[6]

He made his professional regular season debut in the Cleveland Browns' season-opening 21-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. On December 3, 2017, Nacua made his first career tackle during a 19-10 loss at the Los Angeles Chargers.[7] In Week 14, Nacua earned his first career start after Derrick Kindred suffered a wrist injury the week prior. Nacua recorded a season-high five solo tackles during the Browns' 27-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He finished the season with 14 combined tackles (12 solo) in 16 games and three starts.[8]

Nacua was waived by the Browns on April 30, 2018.[9]

Baltimore RavensEdit

On May 1, 2018, Nacua was claimed off waivers by the Baltimore Ravens.[10] He was waived on August 31, 2018.[11] He was re-signed to the practice squad on September 15, 2018.[12] He was released on October 15, 2018.[13]

Carolina PanthersEdit

On December 5, 2018, Nacua was signed to the Carolina Panthers practice squad.[14] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Panthers on December 31, 2018.[15] He was waived on August 4, 2019.[16]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On August 19, 2019, Nacua signed with the Indianapolis Colts.[17] He was waived/injured on August 31, 2019 and was placed on injured reserve.[18]

Career statisticsEdit

Season Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Year Team GP GS Tot Solo Ast Sack Int Yds Avg TD PD FF FR
2017 CLE 16 3 14 12 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 16 3 14 12 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

ReferencesEdit

  1. "2017 NFL Draft: BYU safety Kai Nacua signs free-agent deal with Cleveland Browns". April 30, 2017. http://www.vanquishthefoe.com/byu-football/2017/4/29/15446056/2017-nfl-draft-kai-nacua-byu-safety. Retrieved April 30, 2017.
  2. "Browns agree to terms with 11 undrafted free agents". May 4, 2017. Archived from the original on October 9, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171009012640/http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Browns-agree-to-terms-with-11-undrafted-free-agents/caf4cb19-3bb3-4627-a6cb-a84e50697648.
  3. "Browns claim 5 players off waivers". September 3, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20180201012939/http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Browns-claim-5-players-off-waivers/6086b90e-603c-4966-8f3d-ced3f238868a.
  4. "Browns add 3 to practice squad". September 5, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20180212051811/http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Browns-add-3-to-practice-squad-/c2e5040f-51c1-4245-8ca3-94820b98b572.
  5. "Browns elevate LB B.J. Bello and DB Kai Nacua to the active roster". September 8, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171009013034/http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Browns-elevate-LB-BJ-Bello-and-DB-Kai-Nacua-to-the-active-roster/58b71341-cbcf-4c5f-9dd2-c18182b7af50.
  6. "Ourlads.com: Cleveland Browns depth chart: 10/01/2017". http://www.ourlads.com/nfldepthcharts/archive/200/CLE. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  7. "NFL Game Center: Week 13-2017: Cleveland Browns @ Los Angeles Chargers". http://www.nfl.com/gamecenter/2017120310/2017/REG13/browns@chargers. Retrieved January 16, 2018.
  8. "NFL Player stats: Kai Nacua (2017)". http://www.nfl.com/player/kainacua/2559220/gamelogs. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  9. "Browns sign QB Joel Stave". April 30, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180625161106/http://www.clevelandbrowns.com/news/article-5/Browns-sign-QB-Joel-Stave/5f187a67-f808-4284-be64-03ec8143f9e9.
  10. Mink, Ryan (May 1, 2018). "Ravens Claim Defensive Back Kai Nacua Off Waivers". Archived from the original on May 2, 2018. https://web.archive.org/web/20180502223952/http://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/article-1/Ravens-Claim-Defensive-Back-Kai-Nacua-Off-Waivers/366eb55a-de3a-4340-924c-d40b0d35603c.
  11. Mink, Ryan (August 31, 2018). "Ravens Release 10 Players, Send Four to Injured Reserve". https://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/ravens-release-10-players-send-four-to-injured-reserve.
  12. "Ravens Re-Sign S Kai Nacua To Practice Squad". NFL Trade Rumors. September 15, 2018. http://nfltraderumors.co/ravens-re-sign-s-kai-nacua-to-practice-squad/.
  13. "Ravens Sign Three Players to Practice Squad". October 15, 2018. https://www.baltimoreravens.com/news/ravens-sign-ol-randin-crecelius-lb-alvin-jones-and-rb-mark-thompson-to-practice-.
  14. Henson, Max (December 5, 2018). "Greg Olsen placed on injured reserve". https://www.panthers.com/news/greg-olsen-placed-on-injured-reserve.
  15. "Panthers sign 13 players to future contracts". December 31, 2018. https://www.panthers.com/news/panthers-sign-13-players-to-future-contracts.
  16. "Panthers make roster move in the secondary". August 4, 2019. https://www.panthers.com/news/panthers-make-roster-move-in-the-secondary.
  17. Hickey, Kevin. "Colts sign 3 free agents, place WR Daurice Fountain on IR". https://coltswire.usatoday.com/2019/08/19/indianapolis-colts-news-sign-free-agents-charcandrick-west-kai-nacua-marquis-young-daurice-fountain-donta-foreman/. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  18. Walker, Andrew (August 31, 2019). "Colts Announce Final 2019 Roster Cuts". https://www.colts.com/news/initial-2019-roster-cuts.

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