33 Nate Stead

Nate Stead Ohio State
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Name
Nate Stead
Nationality
United States
Position
FB, ST
Birthday
9/10/1980
Hometown
Marion, OH
High School
Harding
Height
6'0"
Weight
255
Current Team
Ohio State
Seasons
1999, 2000, 2001, 2002

Pronunciation: STED

Major: Art (2001-02), Undeclared (2000)

Weight: 250 (2002), 255 (1999-01)

2002 Media Guide: Nate Stead hopes to return to action this year after sitting out the 2001 campaign with stress fractures in both tibias … was able to practice in the spring and should be full speed ahead in the fall … good blocker who likes to hit and won’t hesitate to take on a linebacker … has exceptional quickness and a low center of gravity that allows him to get under a would-be defender’s pads … will help, too, on the special teams.

2001 Season: Began the season as the backup fullback, but was forced to sit out because of the stress fractures which began bothering him during bowl practice.

2001 Media Guide: Nate Stead saw action in all 12 games last year as a reserve fullback and as a member of the special teams … good blocker who likes to hit and won’t hesitate to take on a linebacker … has exception quickness and a low center of gravity that allows him to get under a would-be defender’s pads … will compete in the fall for the backup spot … good football player.

2000 Season: Played in all 12 games and earned his first letter.

2000 Media Guide: Potential is the name of the game for Nate Stead, who’s built like a truck and just looks like a football player. Stead is a powerful blocker who at 255 pounds, packs a resounding punch. He’s got the build of a fullback with quick feet, a low center of gravity and loads of strength. Tim Spencer, running backs coach, said Stead must learn to become more of a technician. “Nate lacks in technique but likes to hit. He has a lot of potential and needs to continue to learn.” Stead was an attentive understudy to Jamar Martin last year, a player similar to Stead in style and body make-up. Stead and Jesse Kline should both see action this year behind Martin.

1999: Played in four games … the only true freshman on the OSU roster to run the ball and the only newcomer to catch a pass … became the primary backup at fullback when starter Matt Keller was injured … totaled 2 carries for 8 yads, with his runs coming against Ohio University and Cincinnati … caught a 10-yard pass against Ohio University … also saw action against Iowa and Illinois … first carry of his career went for 5 yards against Ohio.

High School: Fullback missed four games as a senior because of a strained medial collateral ligament at the start of the season … a powerful blocker who was used extensively in that role, he still managed to gain 500 yards in eight games and help lead Harding High to the state playoffs.

Offense

SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush TDTgtRecRec YdsRec TDLngFumLostFR
1999Ohio State402801110010000
2000Ohio State12000000000000
2001Ohio State1000000000000
Total-1702801110010000

Defense

SeasonTeamGGSFR
1999Ohio State400
2000Ohio State1200
2001Ohio State100
Total-1700