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Stephen Nathan Stupar (born March 14, 1988) is an American football linebacker for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Stupar was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round (230th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft. He played college football for Penn State.

Nathan Stupar
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Stupar with the Atlanta Falcons
No. 57 – New York Giants
Personal information
Born: (1988-03-14) March 14, 1988 (age 31)
State College, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:State College Area
(State College, Pennsylvania)
College:Penn State
NFL Draft:2012 / Round: 7 / Pick: 230
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles:119
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:3
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at


College careerEdit

A native of State College, Pennsylvania, Stupar played at Penn State, where he appeared in 52 games (16 starts) and registered 205 tackles, five sacks, four interceptions, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and 12 passes defensed, in his career.

Professional careerEdit

Oakland RaidersEdit

Stupar was drafted in the 7th round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He later signed to the team’s practice squad following training camp and later released on September 12, 2012.

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Stupar then signed with the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad on November 19, 2012, and spent the remainder of the regular season with the Eagles.

San Francisco 49ersEdit

He was signed to the practice squad of the San Francisco 49ers on January 8, 2013. Stupar was released by the 49ers on November 2, 2013.

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On November 4, 2013, the Jacksonville Jaguars were awarded Stupar on waivers.

On August 30, 2014, he was released on the final cuts. He had led the Jaguars in tackles during the preseason but was cut in lieu of J. T. Thomas, who is more multi-dimensional and able to play both special teams and all three linebacker positions.

Atlanta FalconsEdit

On August 31, 2014, the Atlanta Falcons signed Stupar.[1] The Falcons added him to the 53-man roster. [2]

On March 3, 2015, Stupar signed a one-year contract extension with the Falcons.[3]

New Orleans SaintsEdit

On March 16, 2016, Stupar signed a three-year, $5 million contract with the New Orleans Saints.[4]

On October 17, 2017, Stupar was placed on injured reserve after tearing his ACL in Week 6.[5]

On September 3, 2018, Stupar was released by the Saints.[6]

New York GiantsEdit

On September 5, 2018, Stupar signed with the New York Giants.[7]

On March 20, 2019, Stupar re-signed with the Giants.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

Stupar’s older brother, Jonathan, is an American football tight end, who played for the Buffalo Bills from 2009 to 2010. His uncle is retired NFL quarterback and Super Bowl champion, Jeff Hostetler.


  1. ^ "LB Nate Stupar claimed, Tim Dobbins released as practice squad takes shape".
  2. ^ "Stupar looking to carve out a niche with Falcons".
  3. ^ Adams, Jay (March 3, 2015). "Falcons Sign LB Stupar To Extension". Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  4. ^ "New Orleans Saints re-sign QB Luke McCown, sign LB Nate Stupar". March 16, 2016. Retrieved June 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Underhill, Nick (October 16, 2017). "Saints linebacker Nate Stupar out for season after suffering torn ACL".
  6. ^ "New Orleans Saints cut linebacker Nate Stupar". September 3, 2018.
  7. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 5, 2018). "Giants sign LB Nate Stupar, waive RB Robert Martin".
  8. ^ Alper, Josh (March 20, 2019). "Giants re-sign Nate Stupar". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.

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