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Nate Ebner

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Height: 
6-0

Weight:

220

Age

28
Ohio State
6 Years Pro

2016 Season

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Nate Ebner was drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round (197th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

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CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Nate Ebner was signed by the New England Patriots as an unrestricted free agent on March 15, 2016 ... Originally drafted by New England in the sixth round (197th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2016 (16/0, 3/0)

  • Appeared as a reserve on special teams in the season-opening night win at Arizona and tallied one special teams tackle on the kickoff after the go-ahead field goal in the fourth quarter. The stop pinned the Cardinals at their own 14-yard line on the final drive of the game. 
  • Played on special teams in the win vs. Miami (9/18).
  • Forced a fumble on a kickoff that was recoverd by Jordan Richards at the 21-yard line to set up a touchdown run by LeGarrette Blount in third quarter of the win vs. Houston (9/22). Added one specail teams tackle.  
  • Recorded one special teams tackle vs. Buffalo (10/2).
  • Notched three special teams tackles at Cleveland (10/9). 
  • Totaled three tackles on special teams in the win vs. Cincinnati (10/16) and saw limited action on defense. 
  • Finished with one special teams tackle in the win at Pittsburgh (10/23). 
  • Recorded one special teams tackle in the win at Buffalo (10/30). 
  • Registered one special teams tackle and recovered a Cyrus Jones fumble on a 43-yard kick return to keep the ball in New England’s possession when the Patriots were trailing by one point with 8:46 remaining in the game vs. Seattle (11/13). 
  • Recorded one special teams tackle in the win at San Francisco (11/20). 
  • Played on special teams in the win at N.Y. Jets (11/27). 
  • Recorded three special teams tackles in the win vs. Los Angeles (12/4). 
  • Played on special teams in the win vs. Baltimore (12/12). 
  • Totaled one special teams tackle in the win at Denver (12/18) to bring his season total to a team-leading 16 special teams tackles in 2016, which is tied for the NFL lead with Miami’s Mike Hull and Michael Thomas. 
  • Finished with two special teams tackles in the win vs. N.Y. Jets (12/24) to give him 18 for the season, a single-season career high. He is now leading the NFL in 2016 with his 18 special teams tackles.
  • Totaled one special teams tackle in the win at Miami (1/1) to finish the regular season with a team-leading and career-best 19 special teams tackles in 2016, which was tied with Miami’s Michael Thomas for the NFL lead. 
  • Recorded two special teams tackles in the Divisional Round win vs. Houston (1/14). 
  • Played on special teams in the AFC Championship game vs. Pittsburgh (1/22) before leaving the game with an injury. 
  • Totaled one special teams tackle in the win over Atlanta in Super Bowl LI (2/5).

2015 (15/0, 2/0)

  • Appeared in 15 regular-season games as a reserve, mainly on special teams, and compiled 11 special teams tackles.
  • Played in both postseason contests and assisted on one special teams tackle.
  • Was inactive at Buffalo (9/20) due to injury.
  • Posted two special teams tackles in the win vs. Buffalo (11/23).
  • Contributed on special teams, posting one special teams tackle vs. Philadelphia (12/6). Also kicked off twice in the game. The first was a drop-kick in the second quarter and the second was an attempted on-side kick in the fourth quarter.​

2014 (12/0, 3/0)

  • Contributed on special teams in the AFC Divisional win vs. Baltimore (1/10/15), the AFC Championship win vs. Indianapolis (1/18/15) and the Super Bowl XLIX win vs. Seattle (2/1/15).
  • Led the team with two special teams tackles in the win at N.Y. Jets (12/21).
  • Posted one special teams tackle in the win vs. Miami (12/14).
  • Recorded one tackle in the win at San Diego (12/7).
  • Tallied one special teams tackle at Green Bay (11/30).
  • Posted one defensive tackle and one special teams stop in the win vs. Detroit (11/23).
  • Returned from injury to play a significant role on special teams in the win vs. Denver (11/2).
  • Inactive vs. Cincinnati (10/5), at Buffalo (10/12), vs. N.Y. Jets (10/16) and vs. Chicago (10/26) due to injury.
  • Recorded one special teams tackle and also played one defensive snap at Kansas City (9/29).
  • Played on special teams and as a defensive back in the dime package in the wins at Minnesota (9/14) and vs. Oakland (9/21), posting two solo tackles and three special teams stops.
  • Recorded two special teams tackles and also played one defensive snap in the season opener at Miami (9/7).

2013 (15/0, 2/0)

  • Played mainly special teams in 15 regular-season games. Registered 11 special teams tackles and two fumble recoveries on special teams.
  • Saw action in both playoff games.
  • Inactive for the season opener at Buffalo (9/8) due to injury.
  • Made his first two special teams tackles of the season at Cincinnati (10/13).
  • Tied a career-high with four special teams tackles vs. Pittsburgh (11/3).
  • Recovered his first career fumble on a muffed punt in overtime vs. Denver (11/24) deep in Broncos territory  that led to the game-winning field goal. Also made one special teams tackle.
  • Recovered his second fumble in four games after a botched field goal attempt at Miami (12/15). The turnover led to a Patriots touchdown.

2012 (15/0, 2/0)

  • Played mainly on special teams in 15 regular season games, finishing second on the team with 17 special teams tackles.
  • Saw limited action in the secondary.
  • Appeared in both postseason contests, making one special teams tackle.
  • Inactive due to injury vs. Miami (12/30).
  • Made his pro debut, making two special teams tackles and played in a reserve role on defense in the win at Tennessee (9/9).

COLLEGE

  • A world-class rugby player who joined Ohio State as a walk-on in 2009.
  • Finished his career at Ohio State on scholarship.
  • Voted by his teammates as the team’s most inspirational player and presented with the Bo-Rein Award at the end of the 2011 season.

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • 2016 - Associated Press All-Pro Second Team

EXTRA POINTS

  • Nate Ebner did not play football in high school, but was a very talented rugby player growing up. He was a standout on the United States U19 and U20 national teams from 2006-08 and was MVP of the Rugby World Cup in 2008 as a member of the U20 team. One year later, he walked on to the football team at Ohio State and finished his collegiate career as a scholarship player.
  • Ebner was selected to the 2016 U.S. Olympic rugby squad, becoming the first Patriots player to participate in the Olympics while a member of the team.

PERSONAL

  • Son of Nancy Pritchett and the late Jeff Ebner.
  • Majored in Exercise Science.
  • 2009 Big Ten all-academic.
  • A standout on the United States U19 and U20 national teams for rugby from 2006-08.
  • In 2006 at age 17, youngest player ever to play in National 7’s.
  • MVP of the Rugby World Cup in 2008 as a member of the U20 team.
  • Did not play football at Hilliard Davidson High.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2016NE160191360-0-----1-
2015NE150131030-0-----0-
2014NE12011740-0-----0-
2013NE1509360-0-----02
2012NE150141220-0-----0-
TOTAL6645210000---012

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
17@MIAW 35-141100-0-----0-
16NYJW 41-32200-0-----0-
15@DENW 16-31100-0-----0-
14BALW 30-230------------
13LAW 26-103120-0-----0-
12@NYJW 22-170------------
11@SFW 30-171010-0-----0-
10SEAL 24-311010-0-----0-
8@BUFW 41-251100-0-----0-
7@PITW 27-161100-0-----0-
6CINW 35-173120-0-----0-
5@CLEW 33-133300-0-----0-
4BUFL 0-161010-0-----0-
3HOUW 27-01100-0-----1-
2MIAW 31-240------------
1@ARIW 23-211100-0-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016NE16191360-0-----
2015NE15131030-0-----
2014NE1211740-0-----
2013NE159360-0-----
2012NE15141220-0-----
TOTAL 73664521000000-0

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2016NE16---1-0-----
2015NE15-----------
2014NE12-----------
2013NE15----2-0----
2012NE15-----------
TOTAL 7300-12000000

kickoff

yearteamgkoydsoobavgtbpctrettdoskoskr
2016NE16----------
2015NE15235100-1-10
2014NE12----------
2013NE15----------
2012NE15----------
TOTAL 73235100-1-10

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
208/18/2016CHIW 22-23000------------
308/26/2016@CARW 19-17101100-0-----0-
409/01/2016@NYGL 9-17103210-0-----0-
TOTAL 204310-0-----0-

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/11/2016@ARIW 23-21101100-0-----0-
209/18/2016MIAW 24-31100------------
309/22/2016HOUW 0-27101100-0-----1-
410/02/2016BUFL 16-0101010-0-----0-
510/09/2016@CLEW 33-13103300-0-----0-
610/16/2016CINW 17-35103120-0-----0-
710/23/2016@PITW 27-16101100-0-----0-
810/30/2016@BUFW 41-25101100-0-----0-
1011/13/2016SEAL 31-24101010-0-----0-
1111/20/2016@SFW 30-17101010-0-----0-
1211/27/2016@NYJW 22-17100------------
1312/04/2016LAW 10-26103120-0-----0-
1412/12/2016BALW 23-30100------------
1512/18/2016@DENW 16-3101100-0-----0-
1612/24/2016NYJW 3-41102200-0-----0-
1701/01/2017@MIAW 35-14101100-0-----0-
TOTAL 160191360-0-----1-

postseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
1901/14/2017HOUW 16-34102110-0-----0-
2001/22/2017PITW 17-36100------------
2202/05/2017@ATLW 34-28101100-0-----0-
TOTAL 303210-0-----0-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arizona Cardinals11100-0-----
Baltimore Ravens10----------
Buffalo Bills22110-0-----
Cincinnati Bengals12110-0-----
Cleveland Browns13300-0-----
Denver Broncos11100-0-----
Houston Texans11100-0-----
Los Angeles Rams13120-0-----
Miami Dolphins21100-0-----
New York Jets22200-0-----
Pittsburgh Steelers11100-0-----
San Francisco 49ers11010-0-----
Seattle Seahawks11010-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division1014950-0-----
vs AFC Teams12131120-0-----
vs NFC Teams46240-0-----
vs Own Division65410-0-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December46420-0-----
January11100-0-----
November32020-0-----
October58620-0-----
September32200-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
FirstEnergy Stadium13300-0-----
Gillette Stadium810550-0-----
Hard Rock Stadium11100-0-----
Heinz Field11100-0-----
Levi's Stadium11010-0-----
MetLife Stadium10----------
New Era Field11100-0-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High11100-0-----
University of Phoenix Stadium11100-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses22020-0-----
Wins14171340-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays10----------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)23300-0-----
Sundays13161060-0-----

fumbles splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Arizona Cardinals1------
Baltimore Ravens1------
Buffalo Bills2------
Cincinnati Bengals1------
Cleveland Browns1------
Denver Broncos1------
Houston Texans1------
Los Angeles Rams1------
Miami Dolphins2------
New York Jets2------
Pittsburgh Steelers1------
San Francisco 49ers1------
Seattle Seahawks1---1--

fumbles splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Outside Own Division10---1--
vs AFC Teams12------
vs NFC Teams4---1--
vs Own Division6------

fumbles splits - split by MONTH

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
December4------
January1------
November3---1--
October5------
September3------

fumbles splits - split by STADIUM

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
FirstEnergy Stadium1------
Gillette Stadium8---1--
Hard Rock Stadium1------
Heinz Field1------
Levi's Stadium1------
MetLife Stadium1------
New Era Field1------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1------
University of Phoenix Stadium1------

fumbles splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Losses2---1--
Wins14------

fumbles splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgfumlostffown fropp frtd
Mondays1------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2------
Sundays13---1--

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass68710-0-----
Turf1011650-0-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games810550-0-----
Road Games89810-0-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead161240-0-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points5410-0-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points5410-0-----
Behind2020-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points1010-0-----
Behind by 9-16 Points1010-0-----
Tied1100-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half8620-0-----
2nd Half11740-0-----
Last Two Minutes of Half1100-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line0----------
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line1100-0-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line181260-0-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter3210-0-----
2nd Quarter5410-0-----
3rd Quarter6510-0-----
4th Quarter5230-0-----
4th Quarter within 71100-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-752110-0-----
Margin 15+8141040-0-----
Margin 8-1433210-0-----