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  Nate Orchard
Nate Orchard

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Salt Lake City

High School:
Highland HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 255

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
01/05/1993

Experience:
3VL

08/28/2014

Utah Football Picks Up Season-Opening Win Over Idaho State, 56-14

Clay registers two TD returns in Ute debut.

06/10/2013

Position Breakdown and 2013 Football Preview Part 2 - Defense and Special Teams

Talent runs deep on 2013 roster

04/08/2013

Football Spring Camp Enters Week 4

Scrimmage Saturday is open to the public.

04/01/2013

Week 3: Spring Football Camp

First scrimmage is Friday at 4 p.m.

03/14/2013

Utah Football Spring Camp Opens Mar. 19

Utes have 15 practice sessions, including Red-White Game.

08/28/2014

Utah vs. Idaho State

Utah took on Idaho State to open the 2014 football season.

10/26/2013

Utah vs. USC - USATSI Gallery

Utah vs. USC - USATSI Gallery

10/12/2013

Utah vs. Stanford - USATSI Gallery

Utah vs. Stanford - USATSI Gallery

11/23/2012

Utah vs. Colorado

Utah vs. Colorado

10/04/2012

AP Photos: Football vs. USC

AP Photos: Football vs. USC

Nate Orchard Photo Gallery

UTAH: All-conference candidate prepares for his third year starting at left end ... has played in all 37 games in the last three years with 23 starts ... five career forced fumbles is tied for fifth in school history ... excellent pass rusher.
2013-Started all 12 games at left end ... Athlon National Defensive Player of the Week in Utah's win over No. 5 Stanford, when he recorded 2.0 sacks, forced two fumbles (tied for third in school history) and had five tackles ... 50 total tackles included 9.0 TFL (3.5 sacks) ... three forced fumbles was tied for fourth in the Pac-12 ... also had one fumble recovery and one pass breakup.
2012-Honorable mention All-Pac-12 ... played in all 12 games, starting 11 at left end ... tied for ninth in the nation in total fumble recoveries (3) and 11th in fumble recoveries per game (0.25) ... also forced two fumbles ... forced and recovered a fumble against USC, which he ran back for a touchdown ... second on the team in tackles for loss (8.5) and first in TFL yardage (50) ... 3.0 sacks ... 48 total tackles ranked fourth on the team ... 8 tackles and a sack vs. Washington ... seven tackles included three for a loss and a sack against Colorado ... second-team Academic All-Pac-12.
2011-True freshman played in all 13 games, seeing action at defensive end, linebacker and on special teams ... four tackles ... two pass breakups and two tackles against BYU.

HIGH SCHOOL: 2010 Utah 4A MVP as a receiver ... first-team all-state in 2010 and second-team all-state in 2009 ... first-team all-region in 2009 and 2010 ... led Highland High to the 2010 4A state championship, catching 10 passes for a state record 200 yards and three touchdowns in the title game (also had two sacks) ... as a senior, he had 58 receptions for 1,351 yards (96.5 yards per game) and 17 touchdowns ... two-way player totaled 62 tackles, 17.5 sacks and two interceptions in 2010 ... Highland High's team captain in football and basketball ... won four letters in football, basketball and track ... second-team all-state and first-team all-region basketball selection in 2009 ... honor roll student had a 4.0 GPA his senior year.

PERSONAL: Mother is Ana Fakahafua and stepfather is Leti Fonohemia ... guardians are Dave and Katherine Orchard ... took his guardians' last name after going by Fakahafua his first two seasons ... seven siblings ... brother Jake Orchard played basketball for Westminster College in Salt Lake City ... married to the former Maegan Webber ... daughter Katherine Mae ... full name is Napaa Lilo Fakahafua Orchard ... economics major will receive his bachelor's degree in the fall ... born Jan. 5, 1993 in Los Angeles.


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