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  Nathaniel Skaggs
Nathaniel Skaggs

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, CA

High School:
Rancho Bernardo

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 294

Position:
DT

Birthdate:
11/03/1985

Experience:
4V

2008 - Saw his first action of the year at BYU ... Credited with a six-yard sack against Arizona ... Had one solo tackle vs. Fresno State ... Played at Oregon ... Had two tackle assists at California ... Had one solo tackle against Oregon State ... Played on special teams vs. Washington ... Played in the Arizona State game ... Had one tackle assist against USC.

2007 - Saw limited action along the offensive line and was a regular on special teams.

2006 - Did not appear in a game while working at the center position ... Had a hand injury in Fall camp and the early part of the season. 2005 - Skaggs had an outstanding Fall Camp and earned a starting job at defensive tackle in the opener against San Diego State but was not credited with a tackle ... Came off the bench against Rice and made two tackles, including a 16-yard sack on which he caused a fumble that resulted in a Bruin touchdown ... He also saw action versus Oklahoma, California, Stanford and USC ... For the Sun Bowl versus Northwestern, he switched to offense due to injuries at the center position and started and played virtually the entire game, helping the Bruins rush for 310 yards ... Played in a total of seven games (six on defense) with two starts.

2004 - Did not see action in his first year in the program and has one season of eligibility remaining ... Moved from offense to defense early in Fall camp ... Co-defensive winner of the Charles Pike Memorial Award for Outstanding Scout Team Player.

HIGH SCHOOL - Attended Rancho Bernardo HS in San Diego, CA from 2002-04 and played offensive tackle, guard and defensive end for coach Ron Hamamoto ... Also attended Long High School in Longview, WA from 2000-02 ... Played three years of varsity football ... Rated No. 55 prospect in West by Tom Lemming ... Rated No. 98 prospect in California by SuperPrep ... Two-star selection by TheInsiders.com and rivals.com ... Served as team captain his senior season ... Named team Offensive Lineman of the Year following his senior season ... Credited with 120 knockdown blocks as a senior offensive guard ... Selected All-CIF San Diego section ... PrepStar All-Region ... First-team All-Palomar League ... Earned All-San Diego City honors ... Team placed first in Palomar League his senior season ... Twice named North County Times Athlete of the Week ... Six-time San Diego Union Tribune Athlete of the Week ... Two-time San Diego Union Tribune All-Academic team ... As a sophomore, he was named first-team All-Cowlitz County ... Greater St. Helen's All-Academic honors ... Selected to Daily News' All-Area Dream Team ... Named All-Conference as an offensive lineman ... Also lettered four years in wrestling ... Two-time team captain ... Earned All-CIF San Diego section honors ... As a junior, he was named Outstanding Heavyweight Wrestler at five out of six tournaments ... Posted a record of 43-6 ... 16-time tournament heavyweight champ ... First-team All-North County ... Named team's Most Valuable Wrestler his junior and senior seasons ... Finished fifth at regionals as a sophomore ... Third at CIF as a junior ... First in CIF and at Masters as a senior ... Finished fourth in the California State Wrestling Championships as a senior ... Posted a record of 33-2 with 23 pins ... Also participated in track (100m, 400m, shot-56 ft., discus).

PERSONAL - Full Name: Nathaniel Qreig Skaggs ... Born: November 3, 1985 in San Diego ... Parents: Craig and Heidi Skaggs ... Has one brother, Kiel ... Lists cyclist Lance Armstrong as the athlete he admires the most ... Hobbies include playing bass guitar, watching movies and hanging out with friends ... Dad played football for San Diego State, 1983-87 ... Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2007 ... Political Science major.


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