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Nate Ness
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 17, 2007
Photo Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
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Arizona: RS... UA’s depth at safety gave coaches a chance to redshirt Ness and offer him a year’s training to prepare for 2007... Will contend for the top free safety job... Redshirted in ’06 although was a travel squad player at times just in case... Should figure on special teams as well... Enrolled in August 2006...


Junior College: El Camino College, Torrance, Calif., 2006... JC Athletic Bureau and CCCFCA first-team All-America 2005... JC-Gridwire first-team All-American for coach John Featherstone in 2005... Street & Smith’s JC Super Soph entering the year... Rivals four-star JC... SuperPrep  Juco 100 at No. 14... Mission Conference co-Defensive Player of the Year, first-team All-Mission Conference... All-California first-team honors and all Region IV by California Community Colleges Coaches Association in 2005... El Camino was No. 4 in final JC-Gridwire rankings... Made the post-season 2004 JC Grid-Wire All-American team. Started all 11 games as a freshman at El Camino, with 76 tackles, 8 INT, 3 forced fumbles, 1 blocked punt, 3 TD... All-State, 3rd team JC Grid-Wire All-American, team's defensive MVP... Returned two interceptions for scores in a game to earn Mission Conference defensive player of the week award... Had 19 career interceptions, eight for scores, in junior college...


High School: Gardena, Calif. High School, 2004.


Personal: Plans to major in business... Cousin of former USC star defensive back Darnell Bing... Date of birth: Sept. 5, 1986.



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