Nate Irving
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Irving with the Broncos in August 2011
No. --     
Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-07-12) July 12, 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth: Newark, New Jersey
Career information
College: North Carolina State
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 67
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Denver Broncos ( 2011 2014)
Career highlights and awards
* First-team All-American (2010)
Total tackles     118
Sacks     3.0
Forced fumbles     1
Fumble recoveries     0
Interceptions     0
Stats at NFL.com

Nathaniel Irving (born July 12, 1988) is an American football inside linebacker who is currently a free agent. He played college football at North Carolina State University and was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Early life[edit | edit source]

Irving attended Wallace-Rose Hill High School in Teachey, North Carolina, where he tallied 110 tackles, six forced fumbles, three sacks, and one interception in his senior year. Regarded as only a two-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was not listed among the top prospects of the class of 2006.[1]

College career[edit | edit source]

Irving was a 2010 All-American selection by Sports Illustrated and Scout.com.[2][3] Irving holds the NCAA FBS record for tackles for loss in a single game with eight in 2010.

Professional career[edit | edit source]

Denver Broncos (2011–2014)[edit | edit source]

Irving was selected in the third round (67th overall) by the Denver Broncos in the 2011 NFL Draft.[4] He officially signed with the Broncos on July 29, 2011.[5]

Irving was placed on injured reserve in November 2014 with a knee injury that required surgery. He had 44 tackles through 8 games prior to the injury.[6] Irving became a free agent at the end of the 2014 season.

Indianapolis Colts (2015)[edit | edit source]

On March 20, 2015, Irving signed a 3-year, $9.25 million contract with the Indianapolis Colts.[7] On December 8, 2015 Irving was placed on injured reserve.[8]

On September 3, 2016, Irving was released by the Colts as part of final roster cuts.[9]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Nate Irving Recruiting Profile". Rivals.com. https://sports.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/recruiting/player-Nathaniel-Irving-41370.
  2. "Scout.com 2010 All-America Team". Scout.com. December 1, 2010. Archived from the original on November 2, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20121102035950/http://collegefootball.scout.com/2/1027197.html.
  3. "Cam Newton, Nick Fairley headline SI.com's 2010 All-Americas". Sports Illustrated. December 14, 2010. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2010/football/ncaa/12/14/all-american-team/index.html.
  4. "2011 NFL Draft Listing" (in en). https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2011/draft.htm.
  5. "Broncos Sign Last Of Draft Picks". denver.cbslocal.com. July 29, 2011. http://denver.cbslocal.com/2011/07/29/broncos-sign-last-of-draft-picks/. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  6. Alper, Josh (February 22, 2015). "Report: Teams interested in Nate Irving despite knee injury". profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/02/22/report-teams-interested-in-nate-irving-despite-knee-injury/. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  7. Patra, Kevin (March 20, 2015). "Indianapolis Colts agree to terms with ILB Nate Irving". NFL.com. http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000480272/article/indianapolis-colts-agree-to-terms-with-ilb-nate-irving. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  8. "Colts put veteran linebacker Nate Irving on injured reserve". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2015/12/08/colts-put-veteran-linebacker-nate-irving-on-injured-reserve/. Retrieved December 28, 2015.
  9. Bowen, Kevin (September 3, 2016). "Colts Make Final Cuts, Assemble 53-Man Roster". https://web.archive.org/web/20170814143331/http://www.colts.com/news/article-1/Colts-Make-Final-Cuts-Assemble-53-Man-Roster/37b970e3-453c-4747-a62d-5e74c9161c02.

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