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Nate Frazier

| | College: North Alabama
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2008 Season

A starter at nose guard in each of the last 26 games, including Navy's 13 games in 2008 … turned in 44 tackles, including a team-high tying nine for a loss of 26 yards … came up with a pair of turnovers for the Mids, an interception and a fumble recovery … posted seven tackles in Navy's EagleBank Bowl loss to Wake Forest, including one tackle for a loss of four yards … played one of the best games in his career in leading the Midshipmen to a 34-0 win over the Black Knights, as well as their sixth-consecutive Commander-In-Chief's Trophy win … it's the first time Navy has pitched back-to-back shutouts since 1986 … it's also the first shutout against Army since 1978 (28-0) … recorded seven tackles, including 1.5 tackles for a loss of four yards … also batted down a Black Knight pass early in the contest … turned in four tackles, including a tackle for a loss, in Navy's shutout over Northern Illinois … it's the first shutout Navy's defense has pitched since Sept. 18, 2004, when the Mids beat Tulsa on the road, 29-0 … it was the first time the Huskies have been shut out since 1999 against Iowa (24-0) … forced a fumble and also recovered it against Notre Dame … it marked the first forced, as well as the first recovered fumbles of his career … made four solo tackles against the Irish, including two tackles for a loss of four yards … made three tackles, including a half a tackle for a loss of a yard in Navy's overtime win over Temple … produced his first sack of the year when he brought down SMU's Bo Levi Mitchell in the second quarter … turned in a pair of solo tackles … recorded two tackles for a loss of eight yards … the defense held SMU to -13 yards rushing, the first team to post negative rushing yards against the Mids since Pitt in 1978 … it also held the Mustangs to eight first downs, marking the first time a Navy opponent was held to 10 or fewer first downs since 1999 when Rutgers mustered 10 … produced three tackles against No. 23 Pitt … after a tipped pass by outside linebacker Corey Johnson, was able to come up with a diving interception, the first of his career … was in on a pair of stops in the Mids' win over Air Force … made three tackles in the win over Wake Forest, including a tackle of a loss of four yards … contributed a tackle in the win over Rutgers in front of a record-setting crowd … turned in three tackles at Duke … produced a pair of stops at Ball State … turned in two tackles in Navy's season-opener against Towson.

2007 Season

Started in all 13 games … totaled 42 stops on the year, including 4.5 tackles for a loss and 1.5 sacks … made four tackles, one in the backfield for a loss of three yards, in a win at Temple … also blocked an extra-point kick in the fourth quarter against the Owls … produced two stops one week later at Rutgers … provided a solo tackle against Ball State … delivered six tackles and his first-career sack in a win against Duke … made five tackles in a victory over Air Force … contributed three tackles at Pittsburgh … assisted on two stops against Wake Forest … produced two tackles and assisted on a sack against Delaware … came up with his biggest game of the season at Notre Dame … delivered eight tackles and an impressive stop for a four-yard loss on a rushing attempt in the second quarter … assisted on a tackle at North Texas … racked up four tackles, one for a loss, against Army … contributed with four tackles against Utah in the Poinsettia Bowl.

2006 Season

Played in three games … saw first action of the year in the win over Stanford … also played against Duke and Eastern Michigan.

High School

Earned four letters in football and track and two in wrestling at Riverwood High School … also played a year of football and lacrosse at Wyoming Seminary Prep School in Pennsylvania … was named to the North Fulten Super 11.


Nathaniel Timothy Frazier … Born-7/26/86.

Latest News
09/02/2009 - Nose guard Nate Frazier, who had started 26 consecutive games, was dismissed from the team during fall camp. "In my years here, we haven't had a nose guard like him," said head coach Ken Niumatalolo, who has been with the football program for the past 12 seasons. "From a football standpoint, it's a big loss." Frazier had nine tackles for loss last season and was dominant at times. He also provided great size in the middle at 6-3, 292 pounds. The final depth chart of the preseason listed converted end Jordan Stephens or Chase Burge as the starting nose guard. QUOTE TO NOTE: "We've got to move forward. I've been at the Naval Academy for 12 years and I've learned these kids are resilient. I've seen it in the past where other guys stepped up." Coach Ken Niumatalolo, on the dismissal of starting nose guard Nate Frazier.

08/24/2009 - Former Navy nose guard Nate Frazier has transferred to the University of North Alabama, a Division II school that plays in the Gulf South Conference. Terry Bowden, who was once head coach at Auburn, was hired in the same capacity at North Alabama this past off-season. Frazier said yesterday the opportunity to play immediately led him to choose North Alabama over South Florida of the Big East Conference. NCAA rules stipulate that athletes that transfer from one Division I school to another must sit out a year. That rule does not apply to athletes that transfer down a level. "I feel like I'm at my peak as a player right now. I didn't think sitting out a year was a good idea," Frazier said. "All in all, I think North Alabama is the best fit for me. There's a lot of good talent here and Coach Bowden has a great reputation. I think the team is going to be really good this season." Frazier packed up his belongings and officially departed the Naval Academy on Wednesday, sources said. The 6-foot-3, 292-pound senior was enrolled at North Alabama on Friday then practiced with the team yesterday. Because Frazier had been practicing with Navy, he did not have to go through the five-day acclimation period and was able to practice in pads yesterday. "It's only been a week since I practiced, so I'm still in shape," he said. "The defense here is almost the same as what we played at Navy, so I don't think I'll miss a beat." - Bill Wagner, Hometown Annapolis

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