Nathan Vasher life and biography

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Nathan Vasher biography

Date of birth : 1981-11-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Wichita Fall, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-15
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the Detroit Lions, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Nathan Vasher is an American football cornerback for the Detroit Lions.

* Signed by the Detroit Lions September 14, 2010
* Released by Chargers September 9, 2010
* Signed with the San Diego Chargers March 31, 2010
* Released by the Chicago Bears March 17, 2010
* Re-signed with the Bears June 28, 2007
* Drafted by the Bears in the fourth round (110th overall) in the 2004 Draft.

PRO: Enjoyed his most successful season in 2005 when he led both the Bears and the NFL in interceptions with 8 and ended the season with an invitation to the Pro Bowl.

* Over the course of his seven years in the league, Vasher has played in 92 career games (47 starts) and has accumulated 163 tackles (135 solo), 1.0 sack (8 yards), 19 interceptions (368 yards), 2 touchdowns, 44 pass defenses, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
* Vasher has also returned 6 punts for 46 yards and has returned 1 kick.

2010: Serves as a back-up cornerback.
* Saw first playing time as a Lion against the Eagles (9/19).
* Started vs. St. Louis (10/10) as team opened in nickel package. Recorded one tackles and one special teams tackle.
* Inactive at the New York Giants (10/17) with bicep and nose injuries.
* Saw action at cornerback after Chris Houston injured his shoulder against the New York Jets (11/7).

COLLEGE:
Attended University of Texas from 2000-03. Compiled 152 total tackles, 15 tackles for loss and two sacks during career. Named team’s Joseph W. Moore Award winner for tenacity as sophomore in 2001. Played strong safety as sophomore and cornerback as junior and senior.

* All-America punt returner and third-team corner back as sophomore in 2001.
* Second-team All-America cornerback in 2002.
* School-record 64-career passes broken up and 17 interceptions tied school mark.
* School-record 26 passes broken up, and six interceptions in 2003.
* First-team All-Big 12 as senior and sophomore. Second-team corner back and third-team punt returner in junior season.

PERSONAL:
Nathaniel deWayne Vasher was born in Wichita Fall, Texas. First-team all-state at Texarkana (Tex.) HS. Lettered in basketball and track. Honor roll student.

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