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Nate Garner
G #75
Height:
6-7
Weight:
320
Age:
29
College:
Arkansas
Hometown:
Little Rock, AR
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2014):

G
6
GS
0

Biography

FINS FACT
With the unveiling of the “Wildcat” offense in 2008, the formation’s success took many players by surprise. However Nate, having played at Arkansas, was familiar with the success. As a starter on the Razorbacks offensive line, Nate was a part of the “Wild Hog” which featured running backs Darren McFadden and Felix Jones, who became first-round draft picks of the Raiders and Cowboys, respectively. The architect of the “Wild Hog” was former Dolphins quarterbacks coach David Lee, who at the time was the Razorbacks’ offensive coordinator.

FINS FACT
With the unveiling of the “Wildcat” offense in 2008, the formation’s success took many players by surprise. However Nate, having played at Arkansas, was familiar with the success. As a starter on the Razorbacks offensive line, Nate was a part of the “Wild Hog” which featured running backs Darren McFadden and Felix Jones, who became first-round draft picks of the Raiders and Cowboys, respectively. The architect of the “Wild Hog” was former Dolphins quarterbacks coach David Lee, who at the time was the Razorbacks’ offensive coordinator.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Was awarded off waivers to Miami from New York Jets on August 31, 2008 . . . Waived by New York Jets on August 30, 2008 . . . Originally a seventh-round draft choice (211th overall) of Jets in 2008.

PRO
2010 - Spent the entire season on Injured Reserve while recovering from a foot injury.

2009 - Played in all 16 games with eight starts . . . Made NFL debut in a reserve role in season opener at Atlanta (9/13) . . . Started the final eight games of season at either left (weeks 9-12) or right guard (weeks 13-16) . . . Opened at left guard in place of the injured Justin Smiley in his first NFL start vs. Tampa Bay (11/15) . . . Started at left guard at Carolina (11/19) in place of the injured Smiley and wound up playing a total of four positions in the game: three positions on the offensive line (left guard, center and right tackle) following in-game injuries to Jake Grove and Vernon Carey, as well as a tight end on some goal line plays.

2008 - Was inactive for all 16 games and the AFC Wild Card game against Baltimore (1/4/09).

COLLEGE
Four-year letterman at Arkansas (2004-07) . . . Appeared in 37 contests during his Arkansas career . . . Started all 13 games at right tackle as a senior . . . Was a part of an offensive line that paved the way for two stellar running backs that were first round picks in the 2008 NFL Draft, Oakland’s Darren McFadden (4th overall) and Dallas’ Felix Jones (22nd overall) . . . Member of the Lon Farrell Academic Honor Roll for the 2003-04 academic year . . . Named a Hard Working Hog for the 2005-06 academic year . . . Majored in sociology.

PERSONAL
Attended Pulaski Robinson High School in Roland, Ark . . . Named to the PrepStar All-Region IV Team . . . Participated in the Miami Dolphins Foundation’s fishing and golf tournaments . . . Helped deliver furniture to a family in Homestead selected by Miami-Dade schools as part of the team’s Rooms To Go program . . . Visited Homestead Air Force Base . . . Purchased and gave away Thanksgiving meals and Holiday toys and also collected donations for Haiti relief . . . Participated in the Touchdown For Life Blood drive . . . Born January 18, 1985 in Roland, Ark.

Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 70 19
2014 MIA 6 0
2013 MIA 16 6
2012 MIA 16 4
2011 MIA 16 1
2009 MIA 16 8
2008 MIA 0 0
Recent Games
WKOppResult
1 NE W 33-20
2 @BUF L 10-29
3 KC L 15-34
4 @OAK W 38-14
6 GB L 24-27
7 @CHI W 27-14

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