Players

Nate Orchard
DL #44
Height:
6-4
Weight:
255
Age:
24
College:
Utah
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2016):

TCKL
4
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 40 26 14 3.0 0 4 1 46 -- 46 0 1 0
2016 CLE 3 1 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 CLE 15 11 36 24 12 3.0 -- 4 1 46 46 46 0 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @PHI L 10-29 -- 0 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 BAL L 20-25 3 1 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @MIA L 24-30 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round (51st overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

At a Glance:

One of three NFL rookies with at least 3.0 sacks and one INT in 2015.

Became third Browns rookie since 1982 to record sack and INT in same game and one of only two NFL rookies to accomplish feat in 2015.

Set Utah’s single-season sack record with 18.5 sacks in 2014, ranking second nationally.

Changed his last name to his guardians’ last name, Orchard, in 2013.

Enjoys playing the piano, which he started playing at 12 years old.

Seasonal Reviews:

2016: Played in first three games with one start…Totaled four tackles…(9/25) at Mia.: Sustained ankle injury on final play of OT…Placed on injured reserve on Oct. 1.

2015: Played in 15 games with 11 starts...Totaled 36 tackles, three sacks, one interception, four passes defensed and one forced fumble...One of three rookies with at least 3.0 sacks and one INT...(12/13) vs. SF: In 24-10 victory, amassed two sacks, first of his career...(12/27) at KC: Started at OLB, amassing two solo tackles, one sack and his first career INT...Picked off Alex Smith in second quarter and returned it 46 yards...Sacked Smith in third quarter...Became third Browns rookie since 1982 to record sack and INT in same game (Joe Haden and L.J. Fort)...One of only two NFL rookies to accomplish feat in 2015.

College: Started 36 of his 50 career games at Utah…Named a first-team All-American in 2014…Awarded the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the nation’s top defensive lineman, and the Morris Award, given to the Pac-12’s top defensive lineman…Finished his career tied for third in school history with 25 career sacks…Totaled 10 career passes defensed, eight forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries…Started all 13 games as a senior and led the nation in 2014 in sacks per game (1.46)…Finished second nationally in total sacks with 18.5, a Utah record…First-team All-American honoree and first-team All-Pac-12 honoree…Finalist for Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award, Lombardi Award (Lineman of the Year) and Chuck Bednarick (Outstanding Defensive Player)…Ranked fifth in the country with 21 total tackles for loss…Second on the team with 84 tackles…Led the team with three forced fumbles…Played in all 12 games, starting 11 as a sophomore…Earned second-team Academic All-Pac-12 honors and All-Pac-12 honorable mention…Tallied 48 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…Played in all 13 games as a true freshman…Saw action on defense and special teams…Graduated with a degree in economics.

Personal: Full name is Nathaniel Fakahafua Orchard…Born in Los Angeles…Moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to live with his brother at 11 years old…Moved in with his basketball coach, Dave Orchard, and his family at 12 years old…Later took the last name of his guardians, Dave and Katherine Orchard, in 2013…Has seven siblings…He and wife, Maegan, have two daughters…High School: Attended Highland High School in Salt Lake City…Named Utah 4A Most Valuable Player as a wide receiver…Led Highland to a 2010 4A state championship, setting a state record with 200 yards receiving and three TDs on 10 receptions…Also finished the game with two sacks…Team captain in football and basketball…Also ran track…Second-team all-state selection for basketball…Community Involvement: Active in the Cleveland community, volunteering for numerous football camps, hospital visits and military appreciation events…Hobbies/Interests: Enjoys playing the piano, which he started playing at 12 years old…Favorite movie is Despicable Me and favorite TV show is Breaking Bad…Lists country and reggae as his favorite types of music and J. Cole and Bob Marley as his favorite artists.

Career Transactions: Originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round (51st overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

At a Glance:

One of three NFL rookies with at least 3.0 sacks and one INT in 2015.

Became third Browns rookie since 1982 to record sack and INT in same game and one of only two NFL rookies to accomplish feat in 2015.

Set Utah’s single-season sack record with 18.5 sacks in 2014, ranking second nationally.

Changed his last name to his guardians’ last name, Orchard, in 2013.

Enjoys playing the piano, which he started playing at 12 years old.

Seasonal Reviews:

2016: Played in first three games with one start…Totaled four tackles…(9/25) at Mia.: Sustained ankle injury on final play of OT…Placed on injured reserve on Oct. 1.

2015: Played in 15 games with 11 starts...Totaled 36 tackles, three sacks, one interception, four passes defensed and one forced fumble...One of three rookies with at least 3.0 sacks and one INT...(12/13) vs. SF: In 24-10 victory, amassed two sacks, first of his career...(12/27) at KC: Started at OLB, amassing two solo tackles, one sack and his first career INT...Picked off Alex Smith in second quarter and returned it 46 yards...Sacked Smith in third quarter...Became third Browns rookie since 1982 to record sack and INT in same game (Joe Haden and L.J. Fort)...One of only two NFL rookies to accomplish feat in 2015.

College: Started 36 of his 50 career games at Utah…Named a first-team All-American in 2014…Awarded the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the nation’s top defensive lineman, and the Morris Award, given to the Pac-12’s top defensive lineman…Finished his career tied for third in school history with 25 career sacks…Totaled 10 career passes defensed, eight forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries…Started all 13 games as a senior and led the nation in 2014 in sacks per game (1.46)…Finished second nationally in total sacks with 18.5, a Utah record…First-team All-American honoree and first-team All-Pac-12 honoree…Finalist for Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award, Lombardi Award (Lineman of the Year) and Chuck Bednarick (Outstanding Defensive Player)…Ranked fifth in the country with 21 total tackles for loss…Second on the team with 84 tackles…Led the team with three forced fumbles…Played in all 12 games, starting 11 as a sophomore…Earned second-team Academic All-Pac-12 honors and All-Pac-12 honorable mention…Tallied 48 tackles, three sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…Played in all 13 games as a true freshman…Saw action on defense and special teams…Graduated with a degree in economics.

Personal: Full name is Nathaniel Fakahafua Orchard…Born in Los Angeles…Moved to Salt Lake City, Utah to live with his brother at 11 years old…Moved in with his basketball coach, Dave Orchard, and his family at 12 years old…Later took the last name of his guardians, Dave and Katherine Orchard, in 2013…Has seven siblings…He and wife, Maegan, have two daughters…High School: Attended Highland High School in Salt Lake City…Named Utah 4A Most Valuable Player as a wide receiver…Led Highland to a 2010 4A state championship, setting a state record with 200 yards receiving and three TDs on 10 receptions…Also finished the game with two sacks…Team captain in football and basketball…Also ran track…Second-team all-state selection for basketball…Community Involvement: Active in the Cleveland community, volunteering for numerous football camps, hospital visits and military appreciation events…Hobbies/Interests: Enjoys playing the piano, which he started playing at 12 years old…Favorite movie is Despicable Me and favorite TV show is Breaking Bad…Lists country and reggae as his favorite types of music and J. Cole and Bob Marley as his favorite artists.

 

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