Nate Sudfeld
Sudfeld with the Washington Redskins in 2016
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-10-07) October 7, 1993 (age 26)
Place of birth: Modesto, California
Career information
College: Indiana
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 6 / Pick: 187
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Washington Redskins ( 2016)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
* Super Bowl champion (LII)
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Passing completions     20
Passing attempts     25
Percentage     80.0
Passing yards     156
TDINT     1–0
Passer rating     106.0

Nathan Michael "Nate" Sudfeld (born October 7, 1993) is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Indiana, and was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round in the 2016 NFL Draft.

High school careerEdit

Sudfeld took over as the starting quarterback at Modesto Christian School in Modesto, California as a junior in 2010, replacing the Fresno State-bound Isaiah Burse.[1] During his time there, he threw for 3,300 yards, 33 touchdowns, and 16 interceptions,[2] earning the Trans Valley League Outstanding Offensive Player award,[3] second team all-state and first team all-district honours as a senior.[4]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Nathan Sudfeld
Modesto, California Modesto Christian School 6 ft 5 in (196 cm) 220 lb (100 kg) Jan 26,
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 63 (QB), 9 (CA QB)   Rivals: 86 (CA)  ESPN: 14 (QB), 23 (CA)
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sudfeld received offers from UCLA, Indiana, New Mexico and Arizona.[5] He initially committed to Arizona, but after a coaching and system change, Sudfeld signed with Indiana.[6]

College careerEdit

Sudfeld got experience with the Hoosiers as a true freshman, in relief duty of Cameron Coffman, after starter Tre Roberson suffered a broken leg.[7] He earned Big Ten co-Freshman of the Week honours after leading a fourth-quarter comeback against Ball State.[8] In his sophomore year, he split time with Tre Roberson, earning his first start against Bowling Green.[9] He finished the season with 2,523 yards, 21 touchdowns, 9 interceptions and a 142.0 pass efficiency rating.[10]

In his junior year, after both Cameron Coffman and Tre Roberson transferred to Wyoming and Illinois State respectively,[11][12] he completed 60.5 percent of his passes for 1,151 yards with 6 touchdowns and 3 interceptions as the undisputed starter, before injuring his left shoulder against Iowa, which required surgery, forcing him to miss the rest of the 2014 season.[13] Despite this, he was an Academic All-Big Ten selection[14] and was named to the Manning Award watchlist.[15]

Ahead of the 2015 season, his senior year, Sudfeld attended the Manning Passing Academy at Nicholls State University.[16] He passed for 3,573 yards with 27 touchdowns during his senior season.[17]


Indiana Hoosiers
Season GP GS W-L Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Yds Pct TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2012 7 0 0–0 51 82 632 62.2 7 1 152.7 15 7 0.5 0
2013 12 8 3–5 194 322 2,523 60.2 21 9 142.0 38 −34 −0.9 1
2014 6 6 3–3 101 167 1,151 60.5 6 3 126.6 36 98 2.7 2
2015 12 12 6–6 247 412 3,573 60.0 27 7 151.0 46 61 1.3 5
NCAA career totals[18] 37 26 12–14 593 983 7,879 60.3 61 20 144.1 135 132 1.0 8

Professional careerEdit

File:Nate Sudfeld at training camp, 2016.jpg
Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 6 in 234 lb 4.93 s 4.48 s 7.42 s 29.5 in 9 ft 3 in 28[19]

Washington RedskinsEdit

Sudfeld was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the sixth round as the 187th overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft.[21] On May 9, 2016, he signed a four-year, $2.5 million contract with the Redskins.[22] Sudfeld did not see any playing time his rookie year, as he was inactive for all 16 games as the team's third-string quarterback behind starter Kirk Cousins and primary backup Colt McCoy. On September 2, 2017, Sudfeld was waived by the Redskins.[23]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

On September 3, 2017, Sudfeld was signed to the Philadelphia Eagles' practice squad.[24] He was promoted to the active roster on November 1, 2017.[25] With the NFC's number one seed already clinched, Sudfeld made his first appearance in an NFL regular season game. He saw significant playing time during the season finale, completing 19 of 23 passes for 134 yards as the Eagles lost to the Dallas Cowboys by a score of 6–0.[26] His 83% completion percentage set a new NFL record for completion percentage for a quarterback making his NFL debut (minimum 20 attempts). The record was previously held by Sam Wyche, who completed 80 percent of his passes for the Cincinnati Bengals against the Houston Oilers in 1968.[27] In the NFC Championship against the Minnesota Vikings, he appeared in his first playoff game late in the 4th to take a knee down since the Eagles already locked up the 38–7 victory.[28] The Eagles advanced to Super Bowl LII, where they won a close game against the New England Patriots 41–33, giving the Eagles their first Super Bowl win. Sudfeld was active as the backup to Foles, but did not play a down during the game.[29][30] On December 30, 2018, Sudfeld came into the game against his former team to replace an injured Nick Foles and threw his first career touchdown pass to Nelson Agholor.[31]

On March 11, 2019, the Eagles placed a second-round restricted free agent tender on Sudfeld.[32]

On August 8, 2019, Sudfeld suffered a broken left wrist in the preseason game against the Tennessee Titans. Without Sudfeld, the Eagles lost 27-10. He had surgery the following day with Eagles coach Doug Pederson saying it was likely not a season-ending injury.[33]

Personal lifeEdit

Sudfeld is the son of Ralph and Michelle Sudfeld, and has two brothers, twins Matthew and Zach, and two sisters, Juliana and Sarah. Matthew was a wide receiver at Brown, while Zach played at Nevada and played in the NFL tight end for the New England Patriots and the New York Jets.[4] Juliana played volleyball for Wheaton College in Illinois.[34]

Sudfeld spent a week during the 2015 offseason performing humanitarian work in Uganda.[35]


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  22. "Nate Sudfeld contract". Retrieved May 10, 2016.
  23. "9/2: Redskins Make Roster Moves". September 2, 2017.
  24. "Eagles Announce 10-Man Practice Squad". September 3, 2017.
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  29. "Philadelphia Eagles win Super Bowl LII". NFL. Retrieved February 4, 2018.
  30. "Eagles dethrone Tom Brady, Patriots for first Super Bowl title in stunner" (in en).
  31. "Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins – December 30th, 2018" (in en).
  32. Williams, Charean (March 11, 2019). "Eagles give Nate Sudfeld second-round tender". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.
  33. Schaller, Olivia. "Game Recap: Nate Sudfeld injured in 27-10 loss to Tennessee".
  35. "IU quarterback Nate Sudfeld contributes to much bigger rebuilding job". Indianapolis Star. June 28, 2015.

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