Nate Ebner. Former Ohio State defensive back. Olympian. Current New England Patriot.
Ebner has had an interesting athletic career, living out his NFL dreams while playing rugby in the Olympics as well.
His story will be told on Tuesday night at 7 p.m. on E:60 on ESPN.
— Nate Ebner (@NateEbner) October 4, 2016
In his Buckeye career, Ebner came in as a walk-on in 2009 and earned a scholarship by the end of his time in Columbus. He played defensive back, recording 30 tackles.
Ebner was then taken by the Patriots in the sixth round of the 2012 NFL Draft and is in his fifth season with the team. He’s played primarily on special teams, recording 34 total tackles.
But what some may not know is that Ebner is also a standout rugby player. He’s played for the U.S. National 7’s team and various youth teams throughout his career.
His biggest honor though, was when he was selected to the U.S. Olympic 7’s team for Rio 2016 and played in key matches for the team, even scoring a try against Fiji.
Update: ESPN released this clip of Ebner’s segment and it was tweeted by Ohio State football on Tuesday.
This is a can't-miss.
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) October 4, 2016