Nate Irving
Irving with the Broncos in August 2011
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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

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, 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[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".
  2. " 2010 All-America Team". December 1, 2010. Archived from the original on November 2, 2012.
  3. "Cam Newton, Nick Fairley headline's 2010 All-Americas". Sports Illustrated. December 14, 2010.
  4. "2011 NFL Draft Listing" (in en).
  5. "Broncos Sign Last Of Draft Picks". July 29, 2011. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  6. Alper, Josh (February 22, 2015). "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". Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  8. "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".

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