Nate Poole is a veteran NFL receiver who has coached and done personal training since his playing days. He has coached at the high school level at Marvin Ridge High School in Waxhaw, NC, and Providence Day High School in Charlotte. He has also been a wide receivers coach with the Rhine Fire of NFL Europe and a wide receiver coaching assistant with the Buffalo Bills in 2007.
Poole started three years while at Marshall University. During his tenure at Marshall he held the team record with 250 grabs (exceeding Randy Moss’s record). He was the team’s leading receiver two years in a row. Poole was named All-Mid American Conference in 1999 and 2000, recording 94 catches for 1,122 yards in 1999 and 75 catches for 920 yards in 2000. He played a critical role in Marshall’s Mid American Conference Champions title four years in a row, with three Motor City Bowl victories.
After four years at Marshall, Nathan was signed as a free agent with the Arizona Cardinals. He played four years with the Cardinals while receiving six game balls. One of his most exciting moments came when he was playing his old teammate Randy Moss and the Vikings. He recorded 6 catches for 82 yards and the game winning touchdown in which he received the NFL and ESPN game of the week honors.
After the Cardinals, Poole signed with the New Orleans Saints, where he received four game balls and was awarded special teams player of the game five times. Nathan was forced to retire after a season ending knee injury in 2006.
|FBU Wide Receiver Coach|
Arizona Cardinals (2002-04)
|Led Marshall to undefeated season (1999)
Marshall: 71 Catches, 1,122 Yards, 9 TD's (1999)
Eliminated Vikings from playoff contention with TD catch as time expired (2003)