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Nate Ebner

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Height: 
6-0

Weight:

220

Age

28
Ohio State
6 Years Pro

2017 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.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Has totaled 10 or more special teams tackels in each of his five seasons

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2016 (16/0, 3/0)

  • Played in all 16 regular-season games as a reserve, mainly on special teams. Led the club and tied Miami's Michael Thomas for an NFL-high 19 special teams tackles and forced one fumble on special teams.
  • Appeared in all three postseason contests and tallied three special teams tackles.
  • Forced a fumble on a kickoff that was recovered 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 special teams tackle.  
  • Notched a season-high three solo special teams tackles at Cleveland (10/9). 
  • Finished with one special teams tackle in the regular-season finale win at Miami (1/1) to tie the Dolphins' Michael Thomas for most special teams tackles (19) in the league.
  • 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
2017NE406420-0-----0-
2016NE160191360-0-----1-
2015NE150131030-0-----0-
2014NE12011740-0-----0-
2013NE1509360-0-----02
2012NE150141220-0-----0-
TOTAL7249230000---012

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
6@NYJW 24-170------------
5@TBW 19-142200-0-----0-
4CARL 30-332110-0-----0-
3HOUW 36-332110-0-----0-
2@NOW 36-200------------
1KCL 27-420------------

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017NE46420-0-----
2016NE16191360-0-----
2015NE15131030-0-----
2014NE1211740-0-----
2013NE159360-0-----
2012NE15141220-0-----
TOTAL 77724923000000-0

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2017NE4-----------
2016NE16---1-0-----
2015NE15-----------
2014NE12-----------
2013NE15----2-0----
2012NE15-----------
TOTAL 7700-12000000

kickoff

yearteamgkoydsoobavgtbpctrettdoskoskr
2017NE4----------
2016NE16----------
2015NE15235100-1-10
2014NE12----------
2013NE15----------
2012NE15----------
TOTAL 77235100-1-10

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/07/2017KCL 42-27000------------
209/17/2017@NOW 36-20000------------
309/24/2017HOUW 33-36102110-0-----0-
410/01/2017CARL 33-30102110-0-----0-
510/05/2017@TBW 19-14102200-0-----0-
610/15/2017@NYJW 24-17100------------
TOTAL 406420-0-----0-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Carolina Panthers12110-0-----
Houston Texans12110-0-----
Kansas City Chiefs00----------
New Orleans Saints00----------
New York Jets10----------
Tampa Bay Buccaneers12200-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division36420-0-----
vs AFC Teams22110-0-----
vs NFC Teams24310-0-----
vs Own Division10----------

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
October34310-0-----
September12110-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Gillette Stadium24220-0-----
Mercedes-Benz Superdome00----------
MetLife Stadium10----------
Raymond James Stadium12200-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses12110-0-----
Wins34310-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)12200-0-----
Sundays34220-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass12200-0-----
Turf34220-0-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games24220-0-----
Road Games22200-0-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead3210-0-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points2110-0-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points1100-0-----
Behind2110-0-----
Behind by 1-8 Points2110-0-----
Tied1100-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half2110-0-----
2nd Half4310-0-----
Last Two Minutes of Half1100-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line0----------
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line6420-0-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2nd Quarter2110-0-----
3rd Quarter0----------
4th Quarter4310-0-----
4th Quarter within 73210-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-746420-0-----
Margin 15+00----------