Nate?s Story

?June 1999 Moved to San Diego to enroll in Miramar Fire Fighting Program

?August 1999-May 2000 Worked as a deckhand on the Cherokee Geisha sport fishing boat in Point Loma

?May 2000 Moved to Los Angeles to pursue film, but only got as far as working as an usher at a movie theater and booking a Greyhound commercial. Studied acting at Ivana Chubbuck Studios in Hollywood

?September 2000-June 2004 Worked as a big brother and mentor for children diagnosed with Autism

?June-July 2004 Backpacked alone through much of Western Europe

?September-October 2004 Volunteered at Refugee Camps in the Darfur region of Sudan/Chad border

?March 2005 Joined the US Army

?December 2006 Earned the Green Beret

?February-September 2007 Stationed in Okinawa with 1st Special Forces Group

?August 2007 Traveled with father Steve to Kamchatka in Russia for fly fishing adventure

?April 2008-January 2009 Deployed with ODA 0324 10th Special Forces Group to Iraq

?October-November 2009 JCET mission in Israel with Israeli SOF

?January 2010 Walked on to the University of Texas football team as a safety

?January 2011 Backpacked through Central America

?June-July 2011 JCET mission in Bulgaria with Bulgarian SOF

?March 2012 During Spring Practices learned to long snap

?June-July 2012 JCET mission in Greece with Greek SOF

?Fall 2012-Fall 2014 Starting long snapper from week 2 through the rest of college football playing career

?April-August 2013 Deployed to Afghanistan with Special Operations Joint Task Force-Afghanistan

?April-August 2014 Deployed to Afghanistan and was attached to ODA 3116 3rd Special Forces Group

?January 2015 Played in Medal of Honor Bowl in Charleston, SC

?Current Training for the NFL at Unbreakable Performance Center in Los Angeles while interning at Peter Berg?s production company, Film 44.