An American football player who plays for the New England Patriots, Nate Solder is having a rather interesting career that has drawn some good amount of attention.
As a result of this, a large part of the man’s life including his personal life, super bowl appearances, and much more have always generated much interest from a lot of people. Here is everything you need to know about him:
Nate Solder Bio
Nate Solder was born Nathaniel Perry Solder on April 12, 1988, in Denver, Colorado. It was here that the football star was raised.
He grew in a very happy family that remained together many years later. He was raised by his parents; Ed Solder who is his father and his mother, Peri Solder alongside his brother, John Solder. His family has been very close that in 2014, they all went to South Africa together with his wife on a vacation.
For his education, the man attended the Buena Vista High School in his hometown in Buena Vista Colorado. From here, he went on to attend the University of Colorado.
As a football player, he began since he was young in his high school football team. From 2006 to 2010, he played for Colorado Buffaloes football team during his college days. Over the years, he maintained a place in the starting offensive line and was recognized as an All-America.
Career and NFL
His professional career began in 2011 with the New England Patriots. At the end of the season, he played in Super Bowl XLVI but lost to the New York Giants. In 2012, he became the team’s starting left tackle. His next seasons continued to be very successful as it saw the Patriots winning the Superbowl in 2014, 2016, and 2017 seasons.
Winning 2 of the last 3 Super Bowls, it remains unknown whether Nate Solder will walk away or continue after the Super Bowl since he is becoming a free agent. For one who has successfully played alongside Tom Brady for the past years and provided protection for his blind side, it is believed that there would be many teams that would want to sign him should he not get another contract from the Patriots even as he is approaching 30.
The speculations on whether he is staying or leaving the game after the Super bowl began following his statement that he would need to reset his priorities following the difficult years that have passed with the health challenges of his son. At the top of the priorities, is his family, he said.
Nate Solder Wife, Son and Family
It was in 2014 that the New England Patriots offensive lineman got married to his then-girlfriend, Lexi Allen. Although there is little information about the marriage, the two have remained very close ever since.
Lexi is working with the YMCA as a Teens & Camp Director. As a result of her work, she is always dealing with children with developmental disabilities. Her husband, apart from doing his thing on the field of play also helps with charity and fundraising for the YMCA.
Their marriage is blessed with a son, Hudson. Hudson was born in July 2015. In the same year, he was discovered with bilateral kidney tumours at the Boston Children’s Medical Center, leaving both his parents heartbroken. He was only three months old when he was discovered with the form of cancer and by the time he was 1, he had already started chemotherapy. In 2016, things improved for Hudson who got to stop chemo because the tumours had shrunk. However, they soon began to grow again, and the chemo started.
There is hope that just as Nate himself was able to beat testicular cancer in 2014, his son would also emerge top of the disease. But then as Nate revealed, there is much uncertainty for the kid who has inspired him a great deal. While he said he didn’t like talking about his son’s cancer publicly, the man stated that he and his wife believe it will be a source of strength to others.
Apart from Hudson, Nate and Lexi also have a daughter, Charlie Solder.
Height, Weight, Measurements
Solder is obviously a well built and athletic man who is rather tall. And, that is what makes him very effective as an offensive tackle player. Here is his complete body measurement:
Height- 6.8 Inches
Weight- 325 lbs
Arm’s Length- 35 ½ Inches