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Jesse Nading
59  Jesse Nading
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Highlands Ranch, Colo.

High School:
ThunderRidge

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 258

Position:
DE

Birthdate:
07/03/1985

Experience:
2VL

2007 (Senior): Started all 12 games at defensive end, collecting 56 tackles (19 solo), 6½ tackles for loss, 3½ sacks, one INT, one pass breakup and three fumble recoveries...Garnered second-team all-conference honors...Voted team captain before each of CSU's 12 games, the only Rams defender to receive that honor for each contest...One of the conference's only defensive linemen to personally account for at least four takeaways - three fumble recoveries and an interception he returned 31 yards for a touchdown against eventual conference champion BYU...Three of those takeaways resulted in Rams points, and three came in CSU's three wins...Coaches used those four takeaways as a gauge to determine how hard he was working - he was always around the ball...Tied for third in the conference with 0.25 fumble recoveries per game...Considered by coaches the Rams' most consistently productive defensive player...The Rams' top 2007 honors candidate, received consideration for the National Scholar Athlete Award, the Draddy Trophy and the Ted Hendricks Award...Opened the year at Colorado (Sept. 1) with five stops (two solo), and combined with Mike Pagnotta to sack Cody Hawkins; also deflected a Hawkins pass...In Week 2 vs. Cal (Sept. 8), had a pair of stops and one hurry...At TCU (Sept. 29), combined with Blake Smith to sack QB Andy Dalton; later in contest, his third-down hurry forced an incompletion and a third-quarter punt, one series before he recovered a fumbled handoff...Had ½ sack among six total stops vs. San Diego State (Oct. 6)...With CSU battling to remain within two scores in the third quarter vs. Air Force (Oct. 13), sacked Shaun Carney on third down, forcing the Falcons to kick a 52-yard field goal; also dropped Chad Hall for loss...In CSU's emotional first victory, at UNLV (Oct. 20), had four stops (one solo) and recovered a first-quarter fumble to set up a touchdown...Against Utah, turned in a season-best eight tackles (two solo), his most since the 2005 Poinsettia Bowl, when he also had eight...At BYU (Nov. 3), picked up his second career interception and first touchdown on a 31-yard, fourth-quarter return; also had four stops (one solo), ½ tackle for loss and a hurry that forced a first-quarter incompletion...In heartbreaking loss at New Mexico (Nov. 10), came inches from recording a second-quarter safety, sacking Donovan Porterie...On one of his final collegiate snaps, in season finale vs. Wyoming (Nov. 23), with his team clinging to a 33-28 lead, recovered a Karsten Sween fumble. 2006 (Junior): Started at defensive end in 11 of the team's 12 games...Missed contest at Wyoming due to injury...Finished the season in strong fashion by tying for second on the team with six total tackles vs. San Diego State...Made four total tackles and had two quarterback hurries vs. TCU...Made two unassisted tackles vs. BYU...Had three assisted tackles against Air Force...Against Colorado, had seven stops, including a sack...Had two tackles, including one for loss, against Weber State...Named to the preseason all-MWC first team by Athlon and to the second team by Lindy's...Named to the Ronnie Lott Award watch list...Selected to attend the NCAA Leadership Conference in the summer of 2006. 2005 (Sophomore): Named honorable mention all-conference at season's end...Also recognized by ESPN The Magazine as a second-team academic all-district choice, and earned a spot on the conference's academic team...Made eight tackles against Navy in Poinsettia Bowl...Finished season with 56 tackles, sixth on the team and most by a Rams defensive lineman...Led CSU with 11 tackles for loss (39 yards)...Also led team with four sacks...Intercepted one pass and also forced a fumble...Had a sack, two tackles for loss and six total stops at UNLV...Had five tackles against SDSU...Made four tackles and one sack against TCU...Registered a team-high three tackles for loss and six total stops against New Mexico...Made four tackles vs. Wyoming...Had five tackles and one tackle for loss at BYU...Made seven stops and had his first career interception, against Utah...Posted three tackles and knocked down a pass against Air Force...Recorded one sack and two stops for loss in a four-tackle game against Nevada...Made three stops at Minnesota...Had one sack against Colorado. 2004 (Freshman): Tied for third on the team with 11 stops against Air Force...Made three tackles at Utah...Had three stops at SDSU and two against Wyoming...Had a sack and caused a safety against Montana State...Started at defensive end in the first three games...Had four tackles, including two stops for loss, against Minnesota...Started in opening game at Colorado, making four tackles and generating two quarterback hurries. 2003: Redshirted. High School: At ThunderRidge High School, named the state's Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year in 2002...A two-time all-state football selection, also was chosen to all-state basketball and baseball teams in 2002...Named to the all-Colorado football team in 2002, a list of the state's finest prep players regardless of classification...Chosen by the Denver Post as the state's Defensive Player of the Year...A three-sport all-state performer in football, basketball and baseball...Helped ThunderRidge to 2002 and `03 state basketball titles in Class 4A, and was twice named to the state all-tournament team...Honorable mention all-league in basketball as a junior and holds school record for per-game rebound average...Played key role in the team's runner-up state baseball finish in 2002...Led ThunderRidge to 2001 state 4A football championship...Holds school record for quarterback sacks in a season, 18...Set school record in basketball with 17 rebounds in one game...Named one of 11 Colorado Prep Scholar-Athlete Award winners by the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame...Also was named the ThunderRidge Interscholastic Award winner for excellence in athletics and education as selected by the Colorado High School Activities Association...Prep football coach was Joe Johnson...Prep basketball coach was Joe Ortiz, a Colorado State graduate. Personal: Born July 3, 1985, in St. Paul, Minn. ...Son of Jay and Toni Nading...Has one brother...Full name: Jesse Lawrence Nading...Majoring in business administration.

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