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...
9 days ago  |  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...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Friday morning one-liners

Bills DT Kyle Williams will get the Call to Courage award from former Bills QB Frank Reich. The Dolphins will be on national television for their third preseason game. Checking in on Patriots S Nate Ebner’s bid for a spot on the U.S. Rugby Sevens team. Should the Jets target a tight end at the…
Via Pro Football Talk
April 08, 2016

Nate Ebner: I didn’t want to regret not trying to go to Olympics

On Tuesday, Patriots safety Nate Ebner announced that he would be taking time off from football this offseason in order to train with the U.S. rugby sevens team with an eye on making the team that will compete in the Summer Olympics in Rio this August. It’s the first time that rugby sevens will be…
Via Pro Football Talk
March 16, 2016

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

Belichick explains going for controversial onside dropkick

The New England Patriots intended to put pressure on the Philadelphia Eagles with a rugby dropkick Sunday. It didn’t quite go as planned. The Patriots were up 14-0 midway through the second quarter and had safety Nate Ebner dropkick the kickoff. The intention was to get the ball behind the Eagles’ front line of blockers and into space where the Patriots potentially could recover...
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Making The List: Leonidas

Last week we chose the great Paul Warfield to be a member of the deserving on Making The List. This week, the week of The Game, we will dance back to Defense – with a twist. Since the beginning of the season I kept tabs on The Ohio State University Rugby Teams – both Men’s and Women’s. Both had successful seasons in different directions. The Women’s on rebuilding and promise...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Resume' - Nate Ebner

What if New England Patriots' head ball coach Bill Belichick required resumes from his players - what would those look like?  We take a stab at them, in alphabetical order...Dear Coach,Just letting you know that there is no pressure on you whatsoever to select me for the football team, so don't stress out over it, ok?  I'll be fine; I can always just go play rugby. I didn't play...
Via Foxborough Free Press
July 29, 2015  |  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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