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.
The offensive line and defensive line squared off in the trenches during the first practice in pads.
Defensive tackle Nate Collins addresses the media after practice Tuesday to discuss his recovery from injury and the Bears defense.
Bears defensive tackle Nate Collins co-founded a clothing company, Young Whales, with N.Y. Giants receiver Victor Cruz. Inside the Bears co-host Lyndsay Petruny interviews the successful clothing entrepreneur.
Anthony Adams explores the C2E2 convention. Bears players Martellus Bennett, Shea McClellin and Nate Collins were among the thousands checking out the comics and costumes at the popular pop culture event.