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Orchard Signs With Seattle Seahawks

Apr 4, 2019, 3:42 PM
(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
(Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

SEATTLE, Wash. – Former Highland High and University of Utah star Nate Orchard has a new NFL home. The linebacker has signed with the Seattle Seahawks.

Orchard had spent the 2018 season with the Buffalo Bills and Kansas City Chiefs. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

He spent four seasons at the University of Utah from 2011-2014. As a senior, Orchard was honored as a first time All-Pac-12 selection and won the Hendricks Award as the nation’s top linebacker.

In his NFL career, Orchard has racked up 69 tackles with five sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception.

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