Nathan Triplett
No. --     Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-03-15) March 15, 1987 (age 33)
Place of birth: Maple Plain, Minnesota
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
College: Minnesota
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 5 / Pick: 167
Debuted in 2010 for the Indianapolis Colts
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Exempt/Left Squad
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2011
Tackles     4
Sacks     0
INT     0
Stats at

Nathan "Nate" Triplett (born March 15, 1987) is an American football linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Minnesota, he was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He has also been a member of the San Diego Chargers and Indianapolis Colts.

Early yearsEdit

Triplett played in the Wright County Conference, graduating from Delano High School, in Delano, Minnesota, in 2005.

College careerEdit

Triplett attended the University of Minnesota, where he initially was a special teams force and eventually worked his way into a dominant linebacker.

Professional careerEdit

Minnesota VikingsEdit

Triplett was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round (167th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was signed to a contract on June 14, 2010.[1] He was released on August 31, 2010, as a part of preseason cuts.[2]

San Diego ChargersEdit

On October 5, 2010, the San Diego Chargers signed Triplett to the practice squad.[3]

Indianapolis ColtsEdit

On December 1, 2010, the Indianapolis Colts signed the free agent rookie to their active roster.[4] He was waived on October 5, 2011.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On July 29, 2012, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Triplett, after releasing Dezmon Briscoe two days earlier. He was placed on the exempt/left squad list after leaving the team on August 2.


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