|Roughrider defensive lineman Nate Davis is back with the team. Photo by P. Dunn|
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NATE DAVIS 98
Born: February 6, 1974 Richmond, IN
Yrs Pro: 5
Yrs CFL: 4
Yrs Rider: 4
How Acquired: Signed as free agent in July, 2001
PRO: Fourth season with the Saskatchewan RoughridersÂ…signed practice roster agreement with Saskatchewan in July, 2001Â…added by Dallas Cowboys in October, 1998Â…originally drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the second round (32nd overall) in the 1997 NFL Draft.
2003: Started 17 regular season games at defensive tackleÂ…also started Western Semi-Final and Western FinalÂ…missed one game due to injuryÂ… had a quarterback sack in weeks 1, 2,3,4,5 and 6Â…had a fumble recovery in week 3Â…had two tackles for losses and a quarterback sack in week 9Â…had two defensive tackles and a quarterback sack in week 12Â….had three defensive tackles and two quarterback sacks in week 18Â…had one defensive tackle and a quarterback sack in Western Semi-FinalÂ…had three defensive tackles in Western FinalÂ…named Western Division all-starÂ…SEASON STATS: 31 defensive tackles, two tackles for losses, and a team high ten quarterback sacks.
2002: Started 15 games at defensive tackleÂ…also started East Semi-FinalÂ…missed three games with a knee injuryÂ…had season high six defensive tackles in week 9Â…had five defensive tackles, one pass knockdown, and one blocked field goal in week 16Â…SEASON STATS: 38 defensive tackles, three quarterback sacks, three tackles for losses, four pass knockdowns, and one fumble recovery.
CAREER: Started final 13 games of the season at defensive tackle in 2001Â…made Roughrider debut in WEEK 6Â…SEASON STATS: 40 defensive tackles, three quarterback sacks, one interception and one tackle for a loss. Went to training camp with the Dallas CowboysÂ…released in final cutdown in 1999Â…in 1998 went to training camp with the Atlanta FalconsÂ…released prior to the regular seasonÂ…signed by Dallas in OctoberÂ…spent remainder of season on roster, but was inactiveÂ…played two games with the Falcons as a rookie in 1997Â…spent remainder of the season inactive on the Atlanta roster.
COLLEGE: Finished career at Indiana with 133 defensive tackles, 13 sacks and 37 tackles for lossesÂ…totals were the third highest in history.