Drake Nevis

American gridiron football player (born 1989)

American football player

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Drake Nevis
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Nevis at the 2019 Grey Cup parade in Winnipeg
No. 92 – Toronto Argonauts
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1989-05-08) May 8, 1989 (age 34)
Thibodaux, Louisiana, U.S.
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 295 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school: John Ehret (Marrero, Louisiana)
College: LSU
NFL draft: 2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 87
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
CFL status: American
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles: 50
Sacks: 1.0
Player stats at NFL.com · CFL.ca

Drake M. Nevis (born May 8, 1989) is a professional Canadian football defensive tackle for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He won the 107th Grey Cup with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2019. Nevis was selected in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL) and spent parts of four seasons in the NFL.[1] He played college football for the LSU Tigers.

High school career[edit]

Nevis attended John Ehret High School in Marrero, Louisiana, where he recorded 72 tackles (17 for losses), 18 sacks, 25 quarterback hurries, eight forced fumbles and two recovered fumbles as a senior. He received Class 5A first-team all-state honors and a SuperPrep All-American selection. Regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Nevis was listed as the No. 9 defensive tackle prospect in the class of 2007.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

After a 2-year stint with the Indianapolis Colts, Nevis was released on September 1, 2013.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

Shortly after his release from the Colts, the San Diego Chargers claimed him off waivers. Nevis was released on September 17, 2013.

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

He signed with the Dallas Cowboys on September 24, 2013.[3] The Cowboys waived Nevis on December 13.[4]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Nevis was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on December 23, 2013.[5] He was released on May 12, 2014.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Nevis was claimed off waivers on May 13, 2014, by the Carolina Panthers.[6]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats[edit]

Nevis joined the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 2015, but missed the season with injury. He returned in 2016 to produce 29 tackles and 5 sacks in 14 games played.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

Nevis signed a two year free agent deal with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and signed a one year extension in March 2019.[7] Over these three seasons, Nevis played in 50 games, and impactful as a run-stuffer, making 72 tackles, to go along with 6 sacks. Through the 2019 season Nevis played an important role in a dominant defensive line that built up a reputation, giving up short yardage to the run and putting pressure on the quarterback, led by Willie Jefferson, together with Jackson Jeffcoat, Jake Thomas, and Steven Richardson.[8] Their strong play in the 2019 CFL playoffs saw several stuffs on third down to win the 2019 West Division Final and in the 107th Grey Cup, which they would go on to win, Winnipeg’s first championship in 29 years.[9] Nevis recorded one sack in the championship game, as the Bombers defence controlled the match.

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

Upon entering free agency, Nevis signed with the Toronto Argonauts on February 12, 2020.[10] He re-signed with the Argonauts on February 2, 2021.[11]



Year Team Games Tackles ST Sacks Int TD FF
2016 HAM 14 29 0 5 0 0 0
2017 WPG 14 22 0 1 0 0 0
2018 WPG 18 26 0 2 0 0 0
2019 WPG 18 24 0 3 0 0 0
CFL totals 64 101 0 11 0 0 0


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  4. ^ “Durant to IR; Nevis Among 3 Released; LB Lemon Returns”. Archived from the original on December 17, 2013. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
  5. ^ Jaguars Sign DT Drake Nevis
  6. ^ Gantt, Darin (May 13, 2014). “Panthers claim Drake Nevis off waivers from Jags”. NBCSports.com. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  7. ^ “Bombers re-sign defensive tackle Drake Nevis”. March 16, 2019.
  8. ^ Jeff Hamilton (November 26, 2019). “A celebration fit for champs”. Winnipeg Free Press.
  9. ^ Pat Steinberg (November 25, 2019). “Steinberg’s MMQB: A Redemption-Themed Grey Cup”. CFL.
  10. ^ “CFLFA: Argos add local boy Chris Ackie + DL Drake Nevis”. Toronto Argonauts. February 12, 2020.
  11. ^ “Argos re-sign Nevis and add Sinkfield + two more”. Argonauts.ca. February 2, 2021. Retrieved February 22, 2021.

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