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Nate Hughes

Hughes in August 2009
No. 16     Jacksonville Jaguars
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: January 18, 1985 (1985-01-18) (age 24)
Place of birth: Starkville, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Alcorn State
Undrafted in 2007
Debuted in 2009 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-SWAC (2007)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 3, 2009
Receptions     3
Yards     15
Touchdowns     0
Stats at

Nate Hughes (born January 18, 1985 in Starkville, Mississippi) is an American football wide receiver of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was signed by the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He was then signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars until being cut on September 21, 2009. He was later re-signed by the Jaguars, but to their practice squad on September 23, 2009. He played college football at Alcorn State.

Hughes was signed, and then released, by the Kansas City Chiefs during the 2008 preseason.


Hughes was a four-year starter at Alcorn State, catching 161 passes for 2,415 yards and 19 touchdowns, despite missing most of the 2005 season because of a shoulder injury. He also was a three-time Southwestern Athletic Conference decathlon champion, and a two-time champion in the 400-meter hurdles and the 110-meter hurdles.

Professional career

After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Hughes was signed by the Jaguars. Although he won a roster spot during training camp, he was cut by the Jaguars on September 21, 2009 after dropped 2 touchdown passes on consecutive plays. He was signed to the practice squad the next day. On December 6th, 2009 Nate Hughes, playing in place of the injured Jarrett Dillard, caught his first career touchdown pass. It came against the Houston Texans and was a 35 yard pass from quarterback David Garrard. It was his only reception in the game. Hughes is also proud member of the Eta chapter of Omega Psi Phi fraternity inc.

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