Nate Orchard

Nate Orchard

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Orchard with the Cleveland Browns in 2015
No. 44Cleveland Browns
Position: Outside linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-01-05) January 5, 1993
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Salt Lake City (UT) Highland
College: Utah
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51
Career history
Roster status: Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2016
Total tackles: 40
Sacks: 3.0
Forced fumbles: 1
Pass deflections: 4
Interceptions: 1
Player stats at

Nathaniel Fakahafua Orchard (born Napa'a Lilo Fakahafua on January 5, 1993) is an American football outside linebacker for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Utah.

Early years

Orchard attended Highland High School in Salt Lake City, Utah.[1] He played football, basketball and competed in track. In football, he played as a wide receiver and defensive end. As a senior he had had 58 receptions for 1,351 yards and 17 touchdowns on offense and 62 tackles, 17.5 sacks and two interceptions on defense. In track & field, Orchard competed as a sprinter and posted personal-bests of 11.9 seconds in the 100-meter dash and 54.3 seconds in the 400-meter dash at the 2009 Region VI T&F Championships.[2]

Considered a three-star recruit by, Orchard was ranked as the No. 60 wide receiver in his class.[3]

College career

As a true freshman at the University of Utah in 2011, Orchard played in all 13 games, recording four tackles. As a sophomore in 2012, he started 11 of 12 games, recording 48 tackles, three sacks and a touchdown on a fumble recovery. As a junior in 2013, he started all 12 games, recording 50 tackles and 3.5 sacks. Orchard entered his senior season in 2014 as a starter.[4][5][6] He ended the year with 18.5 sacks.

Professional career

The Cleveland Browns picked Orchard in the second round of the 2015 NFL draft. On May 6, he signed a four-year contract worth $4.466 million, which included a $1.058 million signing bonus. At least $2.581 million of Orchard's contract is guaranteed.[7] On October 1, 2016, Orchard was placed on injured reserve.[8]


Orchard legally changed his name from Napa'a Lilo Fakahafua to Nathaniel Fakahafua Orchard in honor of his adopted family. He is married to Maegan Webber Orchard and has a daughter named Katherine Mae Orchard, named after his mother Katherine Orchard.[9]


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