Haruki Nakamura
Haruki  Nakamura


Elyria, Ohio

High School:
Lakewood St. Edward

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 190





Haruki Nakamura (UC: 2004-07)

Images from his time at Cincinnati and in the NFL.

2006: Team's No. 3 tackler with 66 takedowns ... finished second in pass deflections (6) ... returned five punts for 14 yards and one kickoff 20 yards ... made five tackles and an interception vs. Eastern Kentucky, earning BIG EAST Honor Roll mention ... tallied five stops, including a tackle for loss, vs. Pittsburgh ... collected five tackles and a pass breakup at Virginia Tech ... recorded a season-high nine tackles, including six solos, vs. Miami (OH) ... collected five hits and a pass breakup vs. Akron... totaled six tackles at Connecticut ... equaled his season-high with nine tackles vs. Western Michigan in the International Bowl win ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2006).

2005: Paced the defense with 76 tackles and solo tackles with 45... co-leader in interceptions with two... posted career highs with eight solo tackles and 12 total stops at Penn State... tied his career tackles high with 12 at Miami (Ohio) and West Virginia...had seven stops vs. Louisville...totaled four hits and a forced fumble vs. Connecticut... made eight tackles vs. USF...led UC in punt returns, averaging 8.0 yards on 11 returns.

2004: First-year freshman who made an impact with his play on special teams...saw action in seven games... played as the nickel back vs. Marshall in the Fort Worth Bowl... finished with one tackle and two assists... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2004).

Lakewood St. Edward High School: Earned first team all-county and all-region honors and was a second team all-state selection as a senior for head John Gibbons... two-way performer as a wide receiver and defensive back who also excelled as a kick and punt return specialist... led the Eagles in receptions with 39 for 490 yards in 2003... averaged 25 yards per kick return and 10 yards per punt return... made five interceptions and averaged 10 tackles per game on defense...helped school to a runner-up finish in the Ohio Division I playoffs.

Haruki Nakamura: Born April 18, 1986... son of Karen Nakamura and the late-Ryozo Nakamura... brother Yoshi wrestled in the US Olympic Trials... sister was a national champion in judo.

Academic Major: Criminal Justice.

Single-Game Bests
Solo Tackles: 8 at Penn State (9/10/05)
Assisted Tackles: 7 vs. West Virginia (11/9/05)
Tackles: 12 (three times) last vs. West Virginia (11/9/05)
Tackles for Loss: 1 (three times) last vs. Pittsburgh (9/8/06)
Interceptions: 1 (three times) last vs. Eastern Kentucky (9/2/06)
Pass Breakups: 3 vs. USF (10/22/06)
Long Punt Return: 25 at Pittsburgh (10/8/05)