2015 NFL DRAFT

Nat Berhe, FS

School: San Diego State  |  Conference: MWC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Colton, CA
Height/Weight: - / - lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Career Notes
One of the premier defensive players in the Mountain West and the entire West Coast ... Now in his third year as a starter at the Aztec spot (safety), which was the same position former NFL All-Pro Brian Urlacher played for Coach Rocky Long at New Mexico ... Has the most career starts (40) and consecutive starts (37) of any Aztec ... The top returning tackler in the league, Berhe's 94 tackles last season were the most by an Aztec player in the four seasons in which Rocky Long has overseen the SDSU defense ... Is the first Aztec safety in the MW era (since 1999) to earn all-conference honors in three consecutive seasons (first team in 2013, second team in 2012, honorable mention in 2011) ... San Diego State is 4-1 with three straight wins when he intercepts a pass and is 5-1 with four straight victories when he records 10 or more tackles ... Has led SDSU in tackles a team-high 12 times for his career ... Among the career leaders at San Diego State, ranks third in tackles by the secondary (294) and seventh overall, and fourth in solo stops (196).
2013 Season
Was chosen as a first-team all-MW pick by the league coaches and selected media and was the only Aztec on the first team (offense or defense) ... Was named a midseason first-team all-MW pick by Phil Steele ... Also had five preseason honors, earning a spot on the 2013 Jim Thorpe Award and Lott IMPACT Trophy watch lists to along with first-team all-MW recognition by the Mountain West media, Phil Steele and Athlon Sports ... Was chosen as a captain, along with Colin Lockett and Bryce Quigley, by members of the team ... Has a team-high 94 tackles (59 solos) and a team-tying best two fumble recoveries, along with 5.0 tackles for loss, six pass breakups and a sack ... His 94 tackles are 26 more than the next Aztec (Eric Pinkins - 68) ... Is tied for fifth in the MW (with teammate Eric Pinkins) in fumble recoveries per game (0.17) ... His 7.8 tackles per game ranks in a tie for 14th in the MW ... Has set career highs this year in tackles (tied, 94), tackles for loss (5.0), pass breakups (6), fumble recoveries (2) and sacks (1.0).
2012 Season
Named a second-team all-Mountain West performer ... Started all 13 games during the 2012 campaign at the Aztec position ... Led San Diego State in total tackles (94), assisted tackles (26) and tied for team-high honors with 68 solo stops for a unit that ranked third in the league in both scoring defense (24.4 points) and total defense (369.0 yards) ... Helped the Aztecs rank 39th nationally in total defense and 42nd in the country in scoring defense ... One of four players on the team to post multiple interceptions in 2012 (joining, Leon McFadden, Eric Pinkins and Derek Largent) ... One of two Aztec players to have multiple interceptions in each of the past two seasons (McFadden) ... His 94 total tackles are the most by any San Diego State player in Rocky Long's four seasons as defensive coordinator ... San Diego State went 3-0 in 2012 when he recorded a double-digit tackle total ... One of 10 players to start every game during the 2012 campaign, including just five total on the defensive side of the ball (Jake Fely, McFadden, Sam Meredith and Jordan Thomas).
2011 Season
Earned all-MW accolades as an honorable mention pick ... Started all 13 contests with the first six at one of the warrior spots and the final seven at Aztec ... His 67 tackles were third-most on the squad ... Also tied for second with a pair of interceptions and tied for third in pass breakups (5) ... 2011 midseason all-Mountain West first team by Phil Steele's College Football Magazine ... Starter at one of the warrior spots vs. Cal Poly, contributing three tackles ... Doubled his opening-game effort with six stops at Army ... Three solo tackles and his first pass breakup of the year vs. Washington State ... Logged his second career interception in the third quarter against Michigan, while also adding six tackles ... Tied as the team's second-leading tackler vs. TCU with a then season-high seven stops, including six solos, to go with a pass breakup ... Made three tackles at Air Force ... Had a season-high eight tackles in his first start at Aztec against Wyoming ... Made five tackles in another start vs. New Mexico ... Had six tackles, including a career-high two for a loss, along with a forced fumble (first of his career) and an interception en route to earning MW co-Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors ... Four tackles, 0.5 TFLs and a PBU vs. Boise State ... Had six stops and 0.5 TFL at UNLV ... Contributed a pass breakup against Fresno State ... Career and team game-high 10 stops in the loss to Louisiana-Lafayette in New Orleans.
2010 Season
Competed in 12 of the 13 games, earning a pair of starts ... Was seventh on the team in tackles with 39, including 26 solo efforts ... Played his first collegiate game on defense and special teams vs. Nicholls, finishing with one solo stop ... Seven tackles, one TFL and recovered a fumble on punt coverage setting up an Aztec touchdown at New Mexico State ... Made two tackles and logged his first career PBU vs. No. 25 Missouri ... First career interception in the victory over Utah State, returning it 10 yards and also contributing four tackles ... Career high nine tackles with seven of those coming in the first half alone at BYU ... First career start in the upset of No. 23 Air Force ... Missed the Wyoming contest due to injury ... Career-high two PBUs and a pair of tackles vs. Colorado State ... Had three tackles and a PBU at TCU ... Made three stops vs. Utah ... Had three tackles against UNLV ... Made two solo stops as a starter in the win over Navy.
2009 Season
Did not play as a true freshman.
High School
Led the Colton High Yellow Jackets to four consecutive San Andreas League championships ... A team captain in 2008 ... A three-time first-team all-San Andreas League selection ... A two-time first-team Press-Enterprise selection ... All-CIF defensive team in 2008 ... A two-time all-county selection ... Had 47 tackles (14 assisted) on the season and one interception as a senior ... Recorded a season-high 11 stops, including eight unassisted tackles against Cajon High ... Also had 32 rushes for 182 yards in 2008 ... Rated the No. 47 cornerback nationally by Rivals and the No. 83 cornerback prospect in America by Scout.com ... A two-year letterwinner in track and field ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal
Born July 6, 1991, in Fontana, Calif. ... Parents are Judy Berhe and Berhe Asfaha ... Brother, Tam, played football at Redlands ... Received scholarship offers from Minnesota, New Mexico and UTEP ... Full name is Natneal Berhe ... Is a public administration major.
 
 
Player News
05/11/2014 - A closer look at the Giants' picks: Round 5/152 -- Nat Berhe, S, 5-10, 190, San Diego State...Intriguing prospect who played a hybrid linebacker/safety position in college that's similar to how the Giants used to deploy veteran safety Deon Grant. With Will Hill's future in doubt, Berhe could end up playing a bigger role right out of the gate with a strong training camp and preseason showing. - The Sports Xchange
 

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