Nate Binder

SMWW Agent: John Oluyole

Athlete Bio

2010: Drafted By the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League

2009Preseason All-South Atlantic Conference Second Team.

2008All-South Atlantic Conference Second Team... Tied a school single-season record with nine TD receptions... Tied for first in the SAC averaging 78.7 receiving yards per game (37th in NCAA II)... Averaged 4.5 points per game (8th in SAC)... Recorded a reception in each of his 12 games... Averaged 4.1 receptions per game (4th in SAC)... Made 49 catches for 944 yards for third-best season yardage total in school history... Hauled in three TD catches at Catawba (Oct. 18), tying for second most in TC history... His 19.3 yards per reception is the fifth-best in a TC single-season... Made seven grabs for 123 yards and a TD in home win vs. Urbana (Sept. 20)... Followed with seven-catch effort for 103 yards at Wingate (Sept. 27)... Posted a season-best 67-yard TD reception at Mars Hill (Nov. 1)... Scored two TD in NCAA Playoff win over Albany State (Nov. 15)... TC went 5-1 when Binder found the end zone.

Missouri Science & Technology: Played two seasons at Missouri S&T (formerly Missouri-Rolla, including one for current TC associate head coach Marc Kolb)... In 2006, posted 22 catches for 373 yards and a TD with the Miners... Scored TD in win over Lincoln, including a 44-yard catch... Had 109 yards on seven receptions in collegiate debut against Tiffin... Also had four tackles and forced a fumble... In 2007, he played in all 11 games, where he made 21 catches for 233 yards and four TD... Also recorded eight kickoff returns for 258 yards (32.2 avg.), including a 75-yard TD return… Posted a 3.43 GPA.

High School: Played his prep career at Essex District HS in Essex, Ontario, Canada… Named Windsor AKO Fratmen’s Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 and earned All-State honors from the Ontario Football League... Named to the Canadian Junior Football League’s All-Star team after catching 21 passes for 395 yards and seven TD in 2005... Scored 10 touchdowns on the year as he added two punt returns for scores (26.4 avg. per punt return) and one kickoff return for a TD.

Personal: Full name is Nathan Frederick Vernon Binder… Born Sep. 20, 1985 in Windser, Ontario, Canada… Son of Dave and Shelley Binder… Has two brothers, Karl (26) and David (20), and a sister Brianna (22)… Majoring in Pre-Medicine… SAC Commissioner’s Honor Roll... Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

More About Nate Binder: Career Goal: Play professional football; Favorite class at Tusculum: Biology; Favorite midnight snack: Blueberries; Favorite movie: “The Solten Sea”; Favorite musical artist: Linkin Park; Favorite song: "Let the Feelings Go" by Anna Grace; Favorite saying by Coach DeBusk: “There is no such thing as stupid questions, just stupid people”; Favorite sports teams: Detroit Lions, Detroit Tigers, Detroit Pistons and Detroit Red Wings; How does Nate get ready for a game: Listens to music; Nate chose his number 80 because: Jerry Rice wore it; Least favorite food: Tofu; Favorite athlete: Jerry Rice; Most thrilling moment in sports: Winning SAC title in 2008; Most impressive person Nate has ever met: His father; Favorite color: Yellow; Favorite food: Prime Rib; Shoe size: 10½; Best advice Nate has ever been given: "Think before you speak"; Best thing about Nate: His long flowing hair: The most important thing Nate has learned at Tusculum: How old the College is; When he was a kid, Nate tried to be like: His father.