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Nate Ebner

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Height: 
6-0

Weight:

220

Age

27
Ohio State
5 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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Gameday Photos

Nate Ebner, Patrick Chung and Devin McCourty

Biography

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

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.

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.

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 pf 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.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2016NE302200-0-----1-
2015NE150131030-0-----0-
2014NE12011740-0-----0-
2013NE1509360-0-----02
2012NE150141220-0-----0-
TOTAL4934150000---012

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
3HOUW 27-01100-0-----1-
2MIAW 31-240------------
1@ARIW 23-211100-0-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2016NE32200-0-----
2015NE15131030-0-----
2014NE1211740-0-----
2013NE159360-0-----
2012NE15141220-0-----
TOTAL 60493415000000-0

fumbles

yearteamgfumlostffown fropp frown ydsopp ydstdoobsftytb
2016NE3-----------
2015NE15-----------
2014NE12-----------
2013NE15----2-0----
2012NE15-----------
TOTAL 6000-02000000

kickoff

yearteamgkoydsoobavgtbpctrettdoskoskr
2016NE3----------
2015NE15235100-1-10
2014NE12----------
2013NE15----------
2012NE15----------
TOTAL 60235100-1-10

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-
TOTAL 302200-0-----1-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Arizona Cardinals11100-0-----
Houston Texans11100-0-----
Miami Dolphins10----------

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division22200-0-----
vs AFC Teams21100-0-----
vs NFC Teams11100-0-----
vs Own Division10----------

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
September32200-0-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Gillette Stadium21100-0-----
University of Phoenix Stadium11100-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Wins32200-0-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)11100-0-----
Sundays21100-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass11100-0-----
Turf21100-0-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games21100-0-----
Road Games11100-0-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead2200-0-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points1100-0-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points1100-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2nd Half2200-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line2200-0-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
3rd Quarter1100-0-----
4th Quarter1100-0-----
4th Quarter within 71100-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-721100-0-----
Margin 15+11100-0-----