March 11, 2004... BIG NATE BACK IN THE FOLD! | Saskatchewan Roughriders
 
 
Roughrider defensive lineman Nate Davis is back with the team. Photo by P. Dunn

Riderville.com learns that free agent Nate Davis has re-signed with Saskatchewan!

Saskatchewan Roughrider head coach Danny Barrett announced today that all-star defensive tackle Nate Davis has re-signed with the club. Terms of the deal were not announced.

Davis has spent the past three seasons with the Green and White. The University of Indiana product had his best season last year leading the team with 10 quarterback sacks. Davis also picked up 31 defensive tackles and two tackles for losses in 17 games.

In three CFL seasons, Davis has played in 45 games, recording 109 defensive tackles, 16 quarterback sacks, six tackles for losses, and one interception.

Rider head coach Danny Barrett stated, "This is a huge signing for the Riders. We are ecstatic to be able to bring back an all-star like Nate, to help solidify our defense. We fully expect Nate to continue his stellar play this season and to terrorize quarterbacks across the league."

Defensive lineman Nate Davis says it was difficult to wait for an agreement to be made because he wanted all along to re-sign here. March 11/04


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NATE DAVIS 98

DEFENSIVE LINE

Height: 6’5

Weight: 310

Import: Indiana

Born: February 6, 1974 Richmond, IN

Yrs Pro: 5

Yrs CFL: 4

Yrs Rider: 4

How Acquired: Signed as free agent in July, 2001

Games Played:

CFL: 45

2003: 17


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.

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