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Nate Lawrie
TE #80
Height:
6-6
Weight:
255
College:
Yale
Hometown:
Indianapolis, IN
Experience:
4
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 26 4 43 10.8 1.7 17 0 0 0 2 0
2008 CIN 8 2 11 5.5 1.4 7 0 0 0 0 0
2007 CIN 3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 NO 7 1 17 17 2.4 17 0 0 0 1 0
2005 NO 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 TB 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 TB 2 1 15 15 7.5 15 0 0 0 1 0

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Bio

Fourth-year pro played in career-high eight games, and was credited with three starts in two-TE formations ... Two receptions for 11 yards.

Fourth-year pro played in career-high eight games, and was credited with three starts in two-TE formations ... Two receptions for 11 yards.


2008 RECAP: Played in all four Bengals preseason games, with five catches for 48 yards ... Waived on Aug. 30, and signed Sept. 1 to Baltimore Ravens practice squad ... Released from Ravens practice squad Sept. 9, and re-signed with Bengals as practice squad player Sept. 11 ... Signed Oct. 17 to Bengals roster, and played in Games 7-8 and 11-16 ... Game-day inactive for Games 9-10 ... Aided team rushing average of 167.0 yards over the final three games, and had two catches for 11 yards Dec. 28 vs. Kansas City.


PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2007 - Not on an NFL roster as training camps opened, but signed Aug. 2 with Bengals as free agent ... Played in all four preseason games, with three catches for 20 yards ... Played in season opener Sept. 10 vs. Baltimore ... Waived on Sept. 11, and signed Sept. 13 to Bengals practice squad ... Re-signed to Bengals roster on Nov. 7 ... Played in Games 9 and 12, with credit for starts as offense opened in two-TE sets ... On inactive list for Games 10-11 and 13-16 ... Had no receptions, and had one special-teams tackle (Nov. 11 at Baltimore).


2006 - Played for New Orleans in Games 1-7, with one reception for 17 yards in victory Oct. 15 vs. Philadelphia ... Inactive for Games 8-10 ... Waived on Nov. 21.


2005 - Played for Tampa Bay in five games (Games 2-3, 5-6 and 9), with no receptions ... Acquired by New Orleans on waivers on Dec. 5 and was inactive for Games 13-16.


2004 - Drafted by Tampa Bay in sixth round (181st overall) ... Waived by Bucs on Aug. 31 and spent three weeks on Eagles practice squad, but was released and signed Sept. 29 to Bucs practice squad ... Activated to Bucs roster on Dec. 14 and played in two games ... Had one catch for 15 yards in season finale 1-2-05 at Arizona.


COLLEGE: Played four seasons (2000-04) at Yale ... Completed career ranked second in school history in receptions (116) ... As a senior, his 72 receptions were most in a season by a Yale TE and second-most by any Yale player ... Also saw some action as team's punter.


PERSONAL: Hometown is Indianapolis, Ind. ... Played for Indiana Class 3-A state champions in 1999 at Roncalli High School ... Also a prep standout in track and basketball, and earned multiple academic all-state honors ... Married (wife Smaranda) ... Earned B.A. degree from Yale, and completed the NFL Business and Entrepreneurial program at Wharton School of Business this past offseason ... Active in community service, he wrote a public service announcement for Covenant House in New Orleans ... Hobbies include playing guitar, Halo, working on the house, traveling, rock climbing, whitewater rafting and movies ... Traveled to Europe, Mexico and southern Africa this past offseason ... Last name is pronounced "LAW-ree."

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