21 Nate Salley

Nate Salley Ohio State
Nate Salley
United States
Fort Lauderdale, FL
High School
St. Thomas Aquinas
Current Team
Ohio State
2002, 2003

Major: Business (2003)

Weight: 205 (2003), 180 (2002)

2003 Media Guide: Nate Salley heads into the fall as the heir apparent to four-year starter Donnie Nickey at free safety … a talented athlete with the potential to be a standout at this level … played in all 14 games last year as a true freshman, logging a total of 34 minutes and recording six total tackles … most of his playing time was as a member of the special teams, but he was the No. 2 cornerback behind Dustin Fox on the Fiesta Bowl depth chart … moved back to safety in the spring and wasted little time establishing himself as the leading candidate to succeed Nickey .. coaches like his work ethic and understanding of the game … has excellent range, is a sure tackler and has big play potential … also lettered in basketball for the Buckeyes, joining the basketball team after the bowl game and playing in a total of 10 games (8 points on the year).

2002 Season: Earned his first varsity letter … had six tackles (three solo and three assists) … saved a touchdown with a PBU in the end zone against Kent State … made a key special teams tackle against Cincinnati.

2002 Media Guide: A talented and highly-regarded athlete, who is ranked as the nation’s eighth best safety prospect by Rivals.com … helped lead Aquinas to a glittering 14-1 record and a berth in the Class 5A state championship game last year as a senior … finished the 2001 season with 76 tackles, including four tackles-for-loss … blocked an incredible eight kicks as a senior … alternated between cornerback and safety during his three years as a starter in high school … also a standout basketball player, who averaged nearly 18 points a game, and would like to play basketball at Ohio State after the football season is over … high school coach – George Smith.

Personal: Parents are Nate and Pat Salley … enjoys writing poetry … born Feb. 5, 1984.


SeasonTeamGGSTklSoloAsstTFLTFL YdsSacksSack YdsFFFRIntInt YdsPBUBlkDef TD
2002Ohio State14063300000000000
2003Ohio State131177443312000000500