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Nathan Bazata
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Nathan  Bazata

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Howells, Neb.

High School:
Howells-Dodge

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 284

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
07/15/1994

11/25/2015

Bazata's Return to Nebraska

Howells native ready for Black Friday matchup against Cornhuskers

11/23/2015

Game Notes: Iowa at Nebraska

Hawkeyes and Cornhuskers kick off Friday at 2:36 p.m. (CT) on ABC

11/09/2015

Game Notes: Iowa vs. Minnesota

Hawkeyes and Gophers kick off Saturday at 7 p.m. (CT)

11/02/2015

Game Notes: Iowa at Indiana

Hawkeyes and Hoosiers kickoff at 2:30 p.m. CT at Memorial Stadium

10/03/2015

Iowa at Wisconsin Postgame Notes

Iowa (5-0, 1-0) defeated #18/19 Wisconsin

2015 Honors - - Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2015 - - Started at defensive tackle in all 14 games . . . recorded 42 tackles, with five tackles for loss and three QB sacks . . . also had one blocked field goal and one recovered fumble . . . started at defensive tackle in 31-14 opening win over Illinois State for first career start . . . recorded career-best three solo tackles, including one tackle for loss vs. Illinois State, along with recording a blocked field goal . . . started at defensive tackle in 31-17 win at Iowa State, as defense allowed no points and just 66 yards total offense in the second half . . . recorded one solo tackle and two assists at ISU, including one tackle for loss, and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in 27-24 win over Pitt as defense allowed 55 net rushing yards and 282 yards total offense . . . recorded three assists vs. Pitt . . . started at defensive tackle in 62-16 win over North Texas . . . recorded two solo tackles and two assists vs. North Texas, along with first fumble recovery of career . . . started at defensive tackle in 10-6 win at Wisconsin, recording one solo tackle and one assist as defense allowed no touchdowns and just 320 yards total offense . . . started at defensive tackle in 29-20 win over Illinois . . . recorded two solo tackles and two assists vs. Illinois, including one QB sack, as defense allowed just 46 net rushing yards . . . started at defensive tackle in 40-10 win at Northwestern, recording three assisted tackles as defense allowed just 51 net rushing yards and 198 yards total offense . . . started at defensive tackle in 31-15 win over Maryland . . . one solo tackle and three assists vs. Maryland, including one QB sack and a shared tackle for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in 35-27 win at Indiana, recording two solo tackles and one assist . . . started at defensive tackle in 40-35 win over Minnesota, recording two assisted tackles . . . started at defensive tackle in 40-20 win over Purdue, recording two assisted tackles . . . started at defensive tackle in 28-20 win at Nebraska . . . recorded one solo tackle and two assists at Nebraska, with one tackle for loss and one pass break-up . . . started at defensive tackle in 16-13 loss to Michigan State . . . recorded three tackles vs. MSU, including two solo tackles and one assist, with one sack and a shared tackle for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in 45-16 Rose bowl loss to Stanford . . . matched career-best with three solo tackles vs. Stanford.

2014 Honors - - Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2014 - - Saw action in nine games, recording four solo tackles, including a shared tackle for loss . . . saw first action of career in 31-23 win over Northern Iowa, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 24-10 win at Purdue, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 156 yards total offense . . . saw action in 38-31 loss at Maryland, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 48-7 win over Northwestern, but had no statistics as defense allowed just 180 yards total offense . . . saw action in 51-14 loss at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action in 30-14 win at Illinois as defense allowed just 88 net rushing yards and 235 yards total offense . . . recorded a shared tackle for loss at Illinois for first career tackle . . . saw action in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin, recording two assisted tackles . . . saw action in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska, recording one assisted tackle . . . saw action in 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee, but had no statistics.

2013 Honors - - Team Leader Award, Defense . . . 2013 - - Redshirted.

High school honors - - Nominated for Gatorade Football Player of the Year as a senior . . . named Division I Player of the Year by Huskerland Prep Reports . . . earned first team all-state and all-district honors as a senior, being named honorary captain . . . two-time first team all-state . . . Career - - Four-year letterman as defensive lineman and team captain as a senior as prep team posted 47-3 record in four seasons . . . helped prep team win state championships as a freshman and sophomore, while placing as runner-up as a junior and reaching quarterfinals as a senior . . . recorded 45 tackles as a senior, including nine QB sacks and 11 tackles for loss, with one touchdown on a recovered fumble . . . collected 91 tackles as a junior, with 24 tackles for loss and nine QB sacks, along with a safety . . . had 118 tackles as a sophomore, with 10 tackles for loss, four QB sacks and one safety . . . 71 tackles, including five tackles for loss and two QB sacks as a freshman . . . also four-year wrestling letterman and earned three letters in track, throwing both shot and discus.

Personal - - Born 7/15/94 . . . open major . . . parents are Laurie and Dan Bazata . . . member of prep Honor Roll . . . high school coach was Mike Speirs.

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