Nate Hobgood-Chittick
No. 95, 94, 76
Position:Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born:(1974-11-30)November 30, 1974
New Haven, Connecticut
Died:November 11, 2017(2017-11-11) (aged 42)
Sherman Oaks, California
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:290 lb (132 kg)
Career information
High school:William Allen (Allentown, Pennsylvania)
College:North Carolina
Undrafted:1998
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:7
Quarterback sacks:1.5
Fumbles recovered:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Nate Broe Hobgood-Chittick (November 30, 1974 – November 11, 2017) was an American football defensive tackle who played four seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Giants, and spent time with the Indianapolis Colts, St. Louis Rams, San Francisco 49ers, and Kansas City Chiefs.

Career

He attended William Allen High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania and played college football at the University of North Carolina, receiving a full scholarship.[1]

At UNC, Hobgood-Chittick was roommates with teammate Jeff Saturday, and later recalled that "Jeff kicked our asses all over the practice field. I could count on one hand the number of times I beat him in a one-on-one drill, and if it happened, I celebrated."[2] It was Hobgood-Chittick who brought Saturday to the attention of the Indianapolis Colts during the 1998 season, saying:

I had no footing at all with that franchise, so I stood outside [Bill] Polian's door in my dirty sweats, saying a prayer. I walked in and said, "There's a guy selling electrical supplies in Raleigh right now who whipped all those first-round draft choices at North Carolina every day." Polian looked at me and said, "I love it. Let's get him in here for a workout."[2]

Saturday went on to make six Pro Bowls over his career, and win Super Bowl XLI. Hobgood-Chittick himself was a member of the Rams team that won Super Bowl XXXIV over the Tennessee Titans.

Later life

Upon retiring, Hobgood-Chittick earned his Master's degree in social work from Cal State-Long Beach, and became a financial advisor. He died of a heart attack on November 11, 2017 at the age of 42.[3]

References

  1. ^ "NATE HOBGOOD-CHITTICK". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Layden, Tim (September 24, 2012). "Calm Amid The Chaos". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved December 12, 2012.
  3. ^ Groller, Keith (November 12, 2017). "Allen grad, Super Bowl champion Nate Hobgood-Chittick dies at the age of 42". mcall.com. Retrieved November 12, 2017.