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Nate Ness
DB #40
Height:
6-1
Weight:
190
College:
Arizona
Hometown:
Gardena, Calif.
Experience:
3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 8 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2011 STL 4 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 3 3 3 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 SEA 1 5 4 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 MIA 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Placed on injured reserve with a concussion by Carolina (8/20/12)...Waived/injured by Carolina (8/18/12)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (8/2/12)...Waived by St. Louis (4/30/12)...Signed as a free agent by St. Louis (12/14/11)...Waived by St. Louis (12/6/11)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by St. Louis (11/16/11)...Signed to practice squad by St. Louis (10/25/11)...Terminated from practice squad by St. Louis (10/18/11)...Signed to practice squad by St. Louis (10/7/11)...Terminated from practice squad by Washington (10/4/11)...Signed to practice squad by Washington (9/5/11)...Waived by Miami (9/3/11)...Claimed off waivers by Miami (11/3/10)...Waived by Seattle (11/2/10)...Claimed off waivers by Seattle (9/5/10)...Waived by Miami (9/4/10)...Signed to practice squad by Miami (11/25/09)...Waived by Miami (11/23/09)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Miami (11/18/09)...Signed to practice squad by Miami (10/27/09)...Waived by Seattle (9/5/09)...Signed as a free agent by Seattle (9/2/09)...Waived by the New York Jets (8/31/09)...Signed as a free agent by the New York Jets (8/19/09)...Waived by Cleveland (7/15/09)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Cleveland (5/1/09).

GP/GS
Career (8/1); 2012 (IR); 2011 (4/0); 2010 (4/1); 2009 (0/0).

2012
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (8/2)...Spent the entire season on injured reserve after suffering a concussion during a preseason game versus Houston (8/11).

2011
Played in four games and was inactive for two games for St. Louis...Attended training camp with Miami and was waived in the final roster cutdown (9/3)...Began season on Washington's practice squad before being terminated from the unit (10/4) and then joining St. Louis' practice squad (10/7) until being signed to the Rams' active roster (11/16).

2010
Played in four games with one start and was inactive for 12 games with Seattle and Miami...Tallied five tackles on defense for the Seahawks and three special teams tackles for the Dolphins...Claimed off waivers by Seattle (9/5) after being waived in the final roster cutdown by Miami (9/4)...Inactive for the first six games of the season...Made NFL debut at Oakland (10/31), starting when injuries left the Seahawks shorthanded at cornerback, and responded with five tackles...Waived by the Seahawks (11/2) and subsequently claimed by the Dolphins (11/3), where he played in three games and was inactive for six games.

2009
Spent nine games on the practice squad and was inactive for one game for Miami...Signed to the Dolphins' practice squad (10/27) prior to being promoted to the active roster (11/18)...Inactive at Carolina (11/19)...Finished season on Miami's practice squad after being waived (11/23)...Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Cleveland (5/1) and had stints with the New York Jets and Seattle during the preseason.

COLLEGE
Played in 25 games with 19 starts at Arizona after transferring from El Camino Junior College...Totaled 107 tackles, seven interceptions, 10 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries for the Wildcats...2008 (Sr.): Started 13 games...Finished second on the team with 75 tackles to go along with two interceptions, eight passes defensed and one fumble recovery...2007 (Jr.): Played in 12 games with six starts...Tied for the team lead with five interceptions...Notched 32 tackles, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery...2006: Transferred to Arizona and redshirted...Junior College: Spent two seasons at El Camino Junior College...Swiped 19 interceptions, returning eight for touchdowns...Earned Mission Conference co-Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-Mission Conference honors as a sophomore in 2005 after producing 70 tackles and 11 interceptions...Started 11 games as a freshman in 2004 and recorded 76 tackles and eight interceptions.

PERSONAL
Attended Gardena (Calif.) HS....Majored in sociology at Arizona.

TRANSACTIONS
Placed on injured reserve with a concussion by Carolina (8/20/12)...Waived/injured by Carolina (8/18/12)...Signed as a free agent by Carolina (8/2/12)...Waived by St. Louis (4/30/12)...Signed as a free agent by St. Louis (12/14/11)...Waived by St. Louis (12/6/11)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by St. Louis (11/16/11)...Signed to practice squad by St. Louis (10/25/11)...Terminated from practice squad by St. Louis (10/18/11)...Signed to practice squad by St. Louis (10/7/11)...Terminated from practice squad by Washington (10/4/11)...Signed to practice squad by Washington (9/5/11)...Waived by Miami (9/3/11)...Claimed off waivers by Miami (11/3/10)...Waived by Seattle (11/2/10)...Claimed off waivers by Seattle (9/5/10)...Waived by Miami (9/4/10)...Signed to practice squad by Miami (11/25/09)...Waived by Miami (11/23/09)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Miami (11/18/09)...Signed to practice squad by Miami (10/27/09)...Waived by Seattle (9/5/09)...Signed as a free agent by Seattle (9/2/09)...Waived by the New York Jets (8/31/09)...Signed as a free agent by the New York Jets (8/19/09)...Waived by Cleveland (7/15/09)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Cleveland (5/1/09).

GP/GS
Career (8/1); 2012 (IR); 2011 (4/0); 2010 (4/1); 2009 (0/0).

2012
Signed as a free agent by Carolina (8/2)...Spent the entire season on injured reserve after suffering a concussion during a preseason game versus Houston (8/11).

2011
Played in four games and was inactive for two games for St. Louis...Attended training camp with Miami and was waived in the final roster cutdown (9/3)...Began season on Washington's practice squad before being terminated from the unit (10/4) and then joining St. Louis' practice squad (10/7) until being signed to the Rams' active roster (11/16).

2010
Played in four games with one start and was inactive for 12 games with Seattle and Miami...Tallied five tackles on defense for the Seahawks and three special teams tackles for the Dolphins...Claimed off waivers by Seattle (9/5) after being waived in the final roster cutdown by Miami (9/4)...Inactive for the first six games of the season...Made NFL debut at Oakland (10/31), starting when injuries left the Seahawks shorthanded at cornerback, and responded with five tackles...Waived by the Seahawks (11/2) and subsequently claimed by the Dolphins (11/3), where he played in three games and was inactive for six games.

2009
Spent nine games on the practice squad and was inactive for one game for Miami...Signed to the Dolphins' practice squad (10/27) prior to being promoted to the active roster (11/18)...Inactive at Carolina (11/19)...Finished season on Miami's practice squad after being waived (11/23)...Originally signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Cleveland (5/1) and had stints with the New York Jets and Seattle during the preseason.

COLLEGE
Played in 25 games with 19 starts at Arizona after transferring from El Camino Junior College...Totaled 107 tackles, seven interceptions, 10 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries for the Wildcats...2008 (Sr.): Started 13 games...Finished second on the team with 75 tackles to go along with two interceptions, eight passes defensed and one fumble recovery...2007 (Jr.): Played in 12 games with six starts...Tied for the team lead with five interceptions...Notched 32 tackles, two passes defensed and one fumble recovery...2006: Transferred to Arizona and redshirted...Junior College: Spent two seasons at El Camino Junior College...Swiped 19 interceptions, returning eight for touchdowns...Earned Mission Conference co-Defensive Player of the Year and first-team All-Mission Conference honors as a sophomore in 2005 after producing 70 tackles and 11 interceptions...Started 11 games as a freshman in 2004 and recorded 76 tackles and eight interceptions.

PERSONAL
Attended Gardena (Calif.) HS....Majored in sociology at Arizona.

 

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