Seahawks release former Green Beret Nate Boyer

RENTON, Wash. (AP) The Seattle Seahawks released long snapper and U.S. Army veteran Nate Boyer. With backup quarterback Tarvaris Jackson suffering a high-ankle sprain in Seattle's preseason opener against the Denver Broncos, the Seahawks needed an additional arm in training camp. The team signed former Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters to provide additional depth behind Russell...
Via Associated Press
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks release Nate Boyer, expect to sign quarterback Jake Waters

Nate Boyer's story is well documented. A former Green Beret, who walked onto the Texas Longhorns' team as a long snapper, then signed with the Seahawks in May after going undrafted.Per FOX Sports' Jay Glazer, the club has released the 34-year-old long snapper to clear a roster spot for a skill player. Reports indicate the team is set to sign former Kansas State quarterback Jake...
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August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Glazer: Seahawks release ex-Army hero Nate Boyer

The Seattle Seahawks were forced to make a tough decision. Needing a roster spot to replace an injured player, the team released former Green Beret Nate Boyer on Tuesday, NFL on FOX Insider Jay Glazer reports.   Boyer, 34, was a former member of the US Army Special Forces and served mutiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. After receiving an honorable discharge, Boyer walked on a...
Via FOX Sports
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Boyer's journey documented on ESPN's SC Featured

Nate Boyer is fighting for a spot on the Seahawks' final 53-man roster. It's a familiar script for the former Green Beret and Texas Longhorn.He walked on to the Longhorns' roster as a 29-year-old and became the team's starting long snapper, despite never playing a single down of competitive football prior. He's heard the critics before. "Too short. Too old. Not big enough to protect...
Via FOX Sports
August 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Green Beret goes through 1st NFL practice in Seattle

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Nate Boyer received the type of reception normally reserved for star quarterbacks and shutdown cornerbacks after finishing his first practice with the Seattle Seahawks. Not bad for an undrafted free agent long snapper. But no long snapper has a story like Boyer's. ''It's hard to grasp for us to understand what he's gone through and what he's endured and the mentality...
Via Associated Press
May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Green Beret Nate Boyer scores contract with Seahawks

A decorated 34-year-old military veteran is about to begin an NFL career. Long snapper Nate Boyer -- a Bronze Star recipient who played at the University of Texas following his service as a Green Beret -- is signing with Seattle as a college free agent. During multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq, Boyer taught himself how to long snap. He transferred those skills to the...
Via FOX Sports
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle signs Army vet Nate Boyer as undrafted free agent

RENTON, Wash. (AP) U.S. Army veteran and former Texas long snapper Nate Boyer says he has agreed to sign with the Seattle Seahawks as an undrafted free agent. In an interview on NFL Network on Saturday, Boyer said he was called by Seattle coach Pete Carroll after the draft concluded. Boyer, 34, was part of the U.S. Army Special Forces in Afghanistan and earned a Bronze Star. Boyer...
Via Associated Press
May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Texas Longhorns Long Snapper Nate Boyer Signed By Seattle Seahawks After Draft Concludes

One of the best stories of the 2015 NFL Draft ended up having a happy ending after all. Texas Longhorns long snapper Nate Boyer was hoping to have a shot at playing in the NFL. While it is not common for long snappers to get drafted it does happen. What is not common though is for a 34-year old rookie to be drafted.Boyer had served his country as a Green Beret for a number of years...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury thanks UT player for military service

Texas and Texas Tech squared off in Lubbock on Saturday, and the Longhorns crushed the Red Raiders, 34-13. After a big loss against a rival, it would be understandable if Red Raiders coach Kliff Kingsbury was in a sour mood. However, according to Texas long snapper Nate Boyer, Kingsbury did something incredibly classy once the game ended. Boyer was a member of the Green Berets Special...
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November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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