Nathan Cherry
BC Lions
Cherry with the Lions in 2022
Born: (1998-08-19) August 19, 1998 (age 25)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Career information
CFL statusNational
Position(s)Defensive lineman
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight245 lb (111 kg)
UniversitySaskatchewan Huskies
CFL draft2022, Round: 1, Pick: 3
Drafted byBC Lions
Career history
As player
2022–presentBC Lions
Career highlights and awards
HonoursFirst Team All-Canadian
Career stats

Nathan Cherry (born August 19, 1998) is a professional Canadian football defensive lineman for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL).

University career

Cherry played U Sports football for the Saskatchewan Huskies from 2016 to 2021.[1][2] He played in 30 games where he had 37.5 total tackles, 10 sacks, and 12 tackles for a loss.[3] He was named a U Sports First Team All-Canadian in 2021 after finishing third in U Sports with 5.5 sacks to go along with 13.5 total tackles in six games.[4] He did not play in 2020 due to the cancellation of the 2020 U Sports football season and chose to defer his eligibility to the 2022 CFL Draft..[1][5]

Professional career

Cherry was drafted in the first round, third overall, by the BC Lions in the 2022 CFL Draft and signed with the team on May 11, 2022.[6] He made the team's active roster following training camp and made his professional debut on June 11, 2022, against the Edmonton Elks.[7] He made his first start on September 9, 2022, against the Montreal Alouettes.[7] Cherry played in 17 regular season games in 2022, starting in seven, where he recorded seven defensive tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble.[2] He also played in his first post-season game on November 6, 2022, against the Calgary Stampeders.[7]

In 2023, Cherry made the team's opening day roster as a backup defensive lineman.[8]


  1. ^ a b "Nathan Cherry". Saskatchewan Huskies. Retrieved June 10, 2023.
  2. ^ a b "Nathan Cherry". BC Lions. Retrieved June 10, 2023.
  3. ^ Baker, Matt (May 3, 2022). "Lions Address Line Of Scrimmage And More In CFL Draft". BC Lions.
  4. ^ "Machart among five Huskies honoured with All-Canadian status". Saskatchewan Huskies. December 2, 2021.
  5. ^ "2021 CFL Draft to feature some significant changes". Canadian Football League. November 5, 2020.
  6. ^ "Lions Sign Seven Members Of 2022 CFL Draft Class". BC Lions. May 11, 2022.
  7. ^ a b c "Game Notes" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved June 10, 2023.
  8. ^ "BC Lions @ Calgary Stampeders" (PDF). Canadian Football League. Retrieved June 10, 2023.