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Jaguars awarded linebacker Nate Stupar off waivers

Posted Nov 4, 2013

Jaguars awarded linebacker Nate Stupar off waivers from 49ers, waive offensive tackle DeMarcus Love.

The Jacksonville Jaguars today were awarded first-year linebacker Nate Stupar off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers.   Third-year offensive tackle DeMarcus Love was waived from the roster.

Stupar, 6-2, 240, was a seventh-round draft pick of Oakland in 2012.  He spent time on the practice squad for the Raiders, Philadelphia and San Francisco as a rookie.  He made the 49ers opening day roster in 2013 and played in five games and totaled five special teams tackles. 

Stupar was a four-year letterman at Penn State where he played in 52 games and was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.  He started nine of 13 games as a senior and ranked third on the team with 80 tackles.  Stupar played in every game as a junior, making seven starts, and tallied 73 tackles.  

A native of State College, Pa., Stupar attended State College High School.  He was named Pennsylvania’s Defensive Player of the Year as a senior after totaling 60 tackles and eight sacks along with eight touchdowns as a tight end.  He also started two seasons in basketball and lacrosse.  His uncle, Jeff Hostetler, is a retired NFL quarterback and his brother, Jonathan, played tight end for Buffalo from 2009-10.

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