Position: Wide Receivers
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. Throughout his coaching career, Poole has trained current NFL players Jhay Boyd (Kansas City Chiefs), Brenton Bersin (Carolina Panthers), and Lance Moore (Pittsburgh Steelers), along with the consensus No. 1 tight end in the 2014 NFL Draft, Eric Ebron out of the University of North Carolina.
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 for three years in Arizona, receiving six game balls for his on-field performances. 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.
- College: Marshall
- Arizona Cardinals (2002-04)
- New Orleans Saints (2005)
- Set a Marshall program record with 250 career receptions (more than Randy Moss)
- Led Marshall to undefeated season in 1999
- Marshall: 94 Catches, 1,122 Yards, 9 TD’s (1999)
- Eliminated Vikings from playoff contention with TD catch as time expired (2003)