Nate Ilaoa
No. --     Free Agent
Running back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-04-04) April 4, 1983 (age 37)
Place of birth: Oakland, California
High School: Stafford (VA) North
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
College: Hawaii
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 7 / Pick: 236
Debuted in 2008 for the Columbus Destroyers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • All-WAC first-team (2007)
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Nate Ilaoa (born April 4, 1983) is an American football running back who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft. He played college football at Hawaii.

Ilaoa has also been a member of the Columbus Destroyers.

Early yearsEdit

Ilaoa played high school football at North Stafford High School in Stafford, Virginia as both a wide receiver and running back. In his junior season, he set the Virginia AAA record for receiving yards in a season (1,299 in 12 games).[1] Ilaoa was the 2000 Washington Post Offensive Player of the Year and two-time All-Met.

College careerEdit

Ilaoa began his collegiate career on the Hawaii Warriors football team in 2001. Ilaoa started 8 games in the 2002 season as a wide receiver. In 2005, Ilaoa moved to the running back position and rushed for a team-high 643 yards. He was granted a rare sixth year of eligibility because of injuries in 2006 and amassed 1,827 all-purpose yards.[2]

Professional careerEdit

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Ilaoa was drafted 236th overall in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Philadelphia Eagles. On July 22, 2007, Ilaoa agreed to a four-year contract with the Eagles.[3] He was cut by the Eagles on September 1, 2007.

Columbus DestroyersEdit

In 2008, Ilaoa played with the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League[4] until he was disabled by a shoulder injury. At the end of that season, the Arena Football League ceased operations.[5]


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