19 - Nathan Overbay
Nathan Overbay
Height: 6-5
Weight: 270
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chehalis, Wash.
High School: W.F. West HS '05
Position: TE
Experience: 3L*

2009: Listed as a starter at tight end on EWU's preseason depth chart.

2008: Earned honorable mention All-Big Sky Conference honors. Started nine games at tight end. He equaled his career high with five catches in Eastern's first two games of the season against Texas Tech (8/30/08) and Colorado (9/6/08). He had touchdown catches versus Western Washington (9/20/08) and Portland State (10/4/08).

2007: Started two games at tight end, making the first start of his career in EWU's season opener against Montana-Western (8/31/07). He injured his hand against Portland State (9/29/07) and missed the next three games. In the other eight games he played, Eastern was 7-1. He combined with Matt Nichols for the team's play of the week against Weber State (11/17/07) on a 36-yard touchdown catch. He followed that game with five catches for 75 yards and a touchdown in the first round of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs against McNeese State (11/24/07).

2006: Lettered as a reserve tight end. His first career catch was good for 18 yards in EWU's 34-0 win over Northern Colorado (10/14/06).

2005: Redshirted. He was the team's offensive scout team player of the week once.

HS: Graduated from W.F. West HS in 2005. Was a first team All-State selection by the Seattle Times and the Tacoma News Tribune as a wide receiver, and earned 3A All-State honors from Associated Press as selected by sportswriters and broadcasters. He was also selected by WashingtonPreps.com as a first team 3A All-State selection as a wide receiver. Selected to play in the 4A/3A East-West All-State Game. He was the East MVP as he led his team to a 31-14 victory with a pair of big catches that included a 14-yard touchdown reception. He was a first team All-Pac-9 selection as a wide receiver. He caught 81 passes for 1,485 yards and 17 touchdowns as quarterback Tyler McCallum's primary receiver. Also an outstanding basketball player, Overbay averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds his senior season to earn Olympian All-District and first team All-Pac-9 Conference honors. As a junior he averaged 26 points and 16 rebounds to earn MVP honors in the Pac-9. He earned honorable mention All-State and All-Area honors as well. Also played baseball, earning honorable mention All-Pac-9 honors as a senior and junior. He was an outfielder and pitcher.

Personal: Born 1/4/87 in Lakewood, Wash. He is the nephew of Toronto Blue Jays major league baseball player Lyle Overbay, who was born in Centralia, Wash., and graduated from Centralia High School in 1995. Interdisciplinary studies major.

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