Nate Ebner back to training camp grind after Olympic rugby trip

Patriots special teamer Nate Ebner made some history by simply making it to the Rio Olympics. But borrowing a page from his head coach, he’s now onto training camp, not Tokyo. Ebner, who was a member of the ninth-place United States rugby sevens team, came back to camp last week but didn’t play for the…
Via Pro Football Talk
3 days ago

No Olympic medal for Nate Ebner

Patriots safety Nate Ebner won’t be bringing a medal back with him from Rio. Ebner and the rest of the U.S. Olympic rugby sevens team were eliminated from medal contention on Wednesday in a 24-19 loss to Fiji, who are considered one of the gold medal favorites in this year’s competition. That left the U.S.…
Via Pro Football Talk
14 days ago

Nate Ebner: Fiji made us work our butts off

The U.S. men's rugby lost to Fiji 24-19, despite a try from Nate Ebner. Ebner is also a safety for the New England Patriots.
Via CSN Chicago
15 days ago

Nate Ebner gives Patriots-like quote after rugby win

New England Patriots special teams star Nate Ebner made his Olympics debut in Rio on Tuesday playing for the U.S. rugby sevens team. Despite being thousands of miles away from his professional team, he adhered to some of the Patriots' principles. Ebner played as the U.S. lost in its rugby sevens debut to Argentina 17-14, but he scored a try in the team's 26-0 victory over host country...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Belichick, Pats show support for Nate Ebner, U.S. rugby team

FOXBORO, Mass. — Nate Ebner was on the minds of the New England Patriots as they took the field for a joint practice with the New Orleans Saints. Ebner and the United States rugby sevens team begin their quest for Olympic gold Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro, and several Patriots coaches showed their support for the special teams ace by wearing shirts with his name and rugby number...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Cogdell-Unrein wins bronze in trap shooting

Though football isn’t an Olympic sport, there are a few NFL connections in Rio. Patriots WR Nate Ebner is playing for the USA Men’s Rubgy sevens team, and the wife of Bears DE Mitch Unrein, Corey Cogdell-Unrein, just won the bronze in Olympic Trap Shooting. This is the second bronze medal of Cogdell-Unrein’s career; her first came in Beijing in 2008. She did not medal in the...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Pats' Nate Ebner: Olympic rugby selection a dream realized

One week from Wednesday, the New England Patriots will report to Gillette Stadium for training camp. Nate Ebner will not be among them — and for very good reason. Ebner, a safety/special-teams ace, instead will be competing in the first-ever Olympic rugby sevens tournament at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. The 27-year-old was one of 12 players selected Monday to the...
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Nate Ebner ‘Awesome’ Addition To Olympic Rugby Team, U.S. Teammate Says

Nate Ebner’s Olympic dream became reality Monday when he was selected to the U.S. national rugby sevens team for the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. Ebner landed one of the squad’s 12 roster spots following a grueling four-month stretch that involved him taking a leave of absence from his day job — safety/special teamer for the New England Patriots — to practice full...
July 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Nate Ebner to take leave from Pats to train for Olympic rugby

The New England Patriots could have an Olympian on their roster next season. Nate Ebner is taking a leave from the Patriots to train for the United States rugby sevens team. The Patriots announced they support Ebner “in his effort to earn a place on the United State National Rugby team.” “First and foremost, I want to thank the Patriots from top to bottom for giving me the...
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Nate Ebner--From Ohio State Sevens Rugby to the Super Bowl With the New England Patriots

Do you watch  football sometimes and think the guys on the field are a bunch of *ussies? Do you see their lame attempts at tackling and laugh? Does there need to take so many breaks all the time make you wonder how the players don't get bored during a game? If so than you either are a rugby fan already or should take up watching the game!If you are planning on watching the Super...
Via FatManWriting
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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