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Nate Irving
LB #56
Height:
6-1
Weight:
245
Age:
26
College:
North Carolina State
Hometown:
Wallace, N.C.
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
29
SCK
1.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 87 54 33 2.0 1 2 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 DEN 3 3 29 13 16 1.0 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 DEN 15 4 41 29 12 1.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 DEN 15 0 13 9 4 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2011 DEN 16 0 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 IND W 31-24 5 4 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 KC W 24-17 11 7 4 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @SEA L 20-26 13 2 11 -- 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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IRVING AT A GLANCE:
• A third-year linebacker who played 46-of-48 possible regular-season games through his first three NFL seasons, totaling 37 defensive tackles and 20 special-teams stops during that time.
• Tied the team lead with 10 special-teams tackles in addition to blocking a punt for the Broncos in 2012.
• Totaled four special-teams stops for Denver in the regular season in 2011 and added his first career defensive stop in the Broncos’ AFC Divisional Playoff Game at New England (1/14/12).
• Saw action in 34 games (26 starts) at North Carolina State University, totaling 233 tackles (136 solo), 8.5 sacks (56 yds.), 39.5 tackles for a loss, four interceptions (83 yds.), six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries for the Wolfpack.
• Named a first-team All-America selection by Scout.com as a senior in 2010 and was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer after leading N.C. State with 97 tackles (51 solo), including 20.5 tackles for a loss (77 yds.) and 6.5 sacks (41 yds.).
• Presented with the ACC’s prestigious Piccolo Award (most courageous player) following his senior season after returning from missing the entire 2009 campaign recovering from multiple injuries sustained in a car crash.
• Selected by the Broncos in the third round (67th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

IRVING AT A GLANCE:
• A third-year linebacker who played 46-of-48 possible regular-season games through his first three NFL seasons, totaling 37 defensive tackles and 20 special-teams stops during that time.
• Tied the team lead with 10 special-teams tackles in addition to blocking a punt for the Broncos in 2012.
• Totaled four special-teams stops for Denver in the regular season in 2011 and added his first career defensive stop in the Broncos’ AFC Divisional Playoff Game at New England (1/14/12).
• Saw action in 34 games (26 starts) at North Carolina State University, totaling 233 tackles (136 solo), 8.5 sacks (56 yds.), 39.5 tackles for a loss, four interceptions (83 yds.), six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries for the Wolfpack.
• Named a first-team All-America selection by Scout.com as a senior in 2010 and was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference performer after leading N.C. State with 97 tackles (51 solo), including 20.5 tackles for a loss (77 yds.) and 6.5 sacks (41 yds.).
• Presented with the ACC’s prestigious Piccolo Award (most courageous player) following his senior season after returning from missing the entire 2009 campaign recovering from multiple injuries sustained in a car crash.
• Selected by the Broncos in the third round (67th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 7/29/11.

Irving's Single Game Highs
(Postseason in parentheses)
Tackles — 8 vs. Oakland, 9/23/13 (3 vs. San Diego, 1/12/14). Sacks — 1 at Oakland, 12/29/13 (none). Pass breakups —1 , twice, last vs. Jacksonville 10/13/13 (1 vs. Seattle, 2/2/14). Special-teams tackles — 2, four times, last vs. San Diego, 11/18/12 (none).

2013: Irving played 15 games (3 starts) and set a career high with 34 total tackles (23 solo) and one sack to go with one pass breakup and six special-teams stops... Established a career high with four tackles, including one behind the line of scrimmage vs. Bal. (9/5)... Made two tackles, including one for a loss and added a special- teams tackle at NYG (9/15)... Tied for the team lead with eight tackles, including one for a loss vs. Oak. (9/23), also adding a special-teams stop in the win... Extended his streak to four straight games with a tackle for a loss with one vs. Phi. (9/29)... Made a tackle for a loss and a special-teams tackle at Ind. (10/20)... Led the team with two special-teams stops vs. Ten. (12/8)... Tied for third on the team with five tackles, including one for a loss, at Hou. (12/22)... Recorded his first career sack for an 8-yard loss at Oak. (12/29)... Started all three playoff contests, finishing with eight tackles and one pass breakup... Made his first career start and tallied three tackles in the Divisional Round vs. S.D. (1/12).

2012: Irving played 15 regular-season games and tied for the team lead with 10 special-teams tackles while breaking into the linebacker rotation with 36 total snaps on defense (3 TT, 1 PD)... Blocked his first career punt vs. S.D. (11/18).

2011:
Selected by Denver in the third round (67th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft, Irving played all 16 regular season games as a rookie, totaling four special-teams tackles, and saw action in both playoff contests while contributing one defensive stop.

COLLEGE: Irving competed in 34 games (26 starts) at North Carolina State University and totaled 233 tackles (136 solo), 8.5 sacks (56 yds.), 39.5 tackles for a loss, four interceptions (83 yds.), six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries... Named a first-team All-America selection by Scout.com as a senior in 2010 and was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection after leading the Wolfpack with 97 tackles (51 solo), including 20.5 tackles for a loss (77 yds.) and 6.5 sacks (41 yds.)... Presented with the prestigious Piccolo Award (most courageous player) following his senior season after returning from missing the entire 2009 campaign recovering from multiple injuries sustained in a car crash... Set an NCAA record with eight tackles for a loss in a win vs. Wake Forest (11/13/10).

PERSONAL: Irving attended Wallace-Rose Hill High School in Teachey, N.C., where he played tight end and rush end/linebacker as a senior, totaling 110 tackles, three sacks, one interception and six forced fumbles to go along with 12 all-purpose touchdowns... Invited to play in the North Carolina Shrine Bowl and was selected as a first team All-Super Six Conference choice... Graduated from North Carolina State with a degree in program management (minor in zoology)... Nate Irving was born on July 12, 1988, in Teachey, N.C.

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