PRO CAREER: Has appeared in 22 games over three seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2010-11) and Chicago Bears (2012), collecting 23 tackles, 0.5 sack, 1 TFL, 1 pass break up and a fumble recovery.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Giants (4/25/10)... Waived by the Giants (9/4/10)... Signed to the Giants practice squad (9/5/10)... Signed by Jacksonville (11/13/10)... Signed a 1-year deal with the Jaguars (7/29/11)... Signed a 1-year contract by Chicago (5/23/12)... Signed a 1-year contract with Bears (3/14/13). SIGNED THROUGH 2013
2012 SEASON: Appeared in 9 games for Chicago, recording 13 tackles and one tackle for loss. GAMES PLAYED-GAMES STARTED: 9-0
PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2011 - Appeared in 12 games for Jacksonville, assisting in 10 tackles... Recorded half sack, a fumble recovery and 1 pass break up. 2010 – Appeared in 1 game for the Jaguars, making NFL debut at TEN (12/5).
COLLEGE: Finished collegiate career with 160 tackles (87 solo), 9 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 1 interception… Named first team all-ACC as a senior... Started all 12 games in his final season and totaled 76 tackles, 6 sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss… Played in 12 games as a junior with five starts and finished with 36 tackles… Played in all 13 games as sophomore as reserve NT… Had 31 tackles, 5 tackles for loss and 2 sacks… Appeared in all 12 games as a freshman and produced 17 tackles, 1 sack, 4 tackles for loss and 5 quarterback pressures.
PERSONAL: Attended King & Low-Heywood Thomas High School in Stamford, Conn… Played FB, TB, TE, WR, DT, LB and QB throughout his career… Played DE primarily as a senior but also saw action for four games at QB due to injuries... Also lettered in basketball and baseball… Father, Allen, played basketball at Alaska-Anchorage.
Tom Thayer and Larry Mayer review how the defensive line performed in 2013.
Anthony Adams takes Nate Collins for a ride in his Ford Fiesta. Collins talks about starting his Young Whales clothing line. Charles Tillman, Tim Jennings and Alshon Jeffery join in on the fun.
Highlights from the Bears 26-18 loss to the undefeated Saints at Soldier Field in week 5.
DT Nate Collins addresses the media after practice on Wednesday to discuss how his role will change after the D-Line lost Melton to a season ending injury.