Nate Orchard Emotional After Impactful Game With New Team

Dec 2, 2019, 10:43 AM | Updated: 10:45 am
Nate Orchard #8 of the Utah Utes high fives fans fans after a 26-10 win over the Michigan Wolverine...
Nate Orchard #8 of the Utah Utes high fives fans fans after a 26-10 win over the Michigan Wolverines on September 20, 2014 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
(Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Former Utah linebacker Nate Orchard helped lead the Washington Redskins to victory Sunday with an impressive defensive outing. After the win, Orchard got emotional about his journey to that moment.

The pass rusher was cut by the Miami Dolphins back in September but kept fighting to play in the league. He signed with the Redskins earlier this week.

“I might get a little emotional… my family has been through a lot so to come out and represent myself and my family means everything,” Orchard told NBC Sports after the game.

In his first game with the team Orchard posted one sack, a fumble recovery and a key tackle for loss when the Panthers were on second and goal.

“I am just grateful for the organization to give me to the opportunity to play the game that I love,” Orchard said through tears.

The Redskins beat the Panthers with a score of 29-21.

Not only is Orchard a favorite at the University of Utah, but he is a graduate of Highland High School in Salt Lake City, Utah.

  • Utah Utes Scoreboard

  • Utah Utes Team Leaders

  • Utah Utes Standings

Locals In the NFL

Fred Warner, San Francisco 49ers, BYU Football...
Mitch Harper

Fred Warner Visits BYU Football Team In Preparation For Stanford Game

The former BYU star made sure to visit his guys before they take on the Stanford Cardinal.
2 days ago
Kyle Ireland

Former Bingham Miners Standout Leads Cowboys To Thanksgiving Day Win

Former Bingham High and current Dallas Cowboys TE Dalton Schultz led his team to a victory over the New York Giants on Thanksgiving Day 2022.
3 days ago
Kyle Ireland

Lions RB Jamaal Williams Finds Paydirt On Thanksgiving Day

Former BYU and current Detroit Lions RB Jamaal Williams found paydirt with a touchdown run against the Buffalo Bills on Thanksgiving Day.
3 days ago
Utah Utes running back Zack Moss (2) runs in the second Utah touchdown of the game against Arizona ...
Michelle Bodkin

A Trio Of Utah Running Backs Teamed Up To Help 50 SLC Families With Thanksgiving

A trio of Utah running backs teamed together to provide and handout 50 turkeys to deserving Salt Lake City families ahead of Thanksgiving.
3 days ago
KSL Sports

Report: Zach Wilson Not Starting For Jets Sunday

 New York Jets players were informed that quarterback Zach Wilson is not starting on Sunday. 
4 days ago
Kyle Ireland

Week 12: How To Watch, Stream, Listen To Local NFL Players

Here is how to watch all of the players with ties to the state of Utah during the 12th week of the 2022 NFL season.
6 days ago
Nate Orchard Emotional After Impactful Game With New Team