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Nathan Enciso

South Sound Shockers

Middle Linebacker


"Big Nasty".  A nicknamed earned in college as a four-year starter at the University of Puget Sound, Enciso brought a toughness and intellignence to the game that coach Steve Matychowiak once said "far exceeds what you normally see at this level.  Two inches taller and there is no doubt Nasty Nate is playing on Sundays".

With the Shockers, Enciso was the undisputed leader and heart of a defense that forced 76 turnovers in 2007.  First-Team All-Region three consecutive years, his accolades were an avalanche from across the National spectrum.  His presence in the middle turned even the best running opponents into passing teams, as he consistently diagnosed plays hitting holes before backs and blockers could get to him.  Forcing plays to the outside, teammates Jackie Triplett (2007 Defensive Player of the Year) and Ron Strozyk (2009 Northwest Player of the Year) reaped the statistical benefits from their defensive end positions.

Big Nasty, was even a force on the Shockers offense, as the short yardage package known as "Heavy" featured him at tailback.  This one-yard a cloud of dust power set produced much more as the 240-pounder carried 30 times for 150 yards and 6 touchdowns.

Enciso finished as the all-time Shocker leader in tackles (318) and Tackles-for Loss (34) during his four seasons.


2009 GNFA 1st Team All Regionn

2009 WFL 1st Team All League

2009 Semi Pro BCS All America Honorable Mention

2008 MLFN 2nd Team All American

2008 WFN 1st Team All Star

2008 GNFA 1st Team All Region

2008 WFN Defensive Player of the Week

2007 MLFN 1st Team All-American 

2007 GNFA 1st Team All-Region

2007 PNFC 1st Team All-Conference 

2007 2x MLFN Linebacker of the Week

2006 MLFN 1st Team All-American

2006 PNFC Defensive Player of the Year

2006 PNFC 1st Team All-Conference

2006 3x MLFN Linebacker of the Week






2003: 2nd Team All-NWC Defense

2002: 1st Team All-NWC Defense (Led conference in tackles)
2001: 1st Team All-NWC Defense (Led UPS in tackles)

2001 NWC Player of the Week Honorable Mention
2000: Third on team in tackles