Stupar FamilyNathan Stupar grew up in State College, Pennsylvania and attended State College Area High School where he was a standout athlete in Football, Basketball, and Lacrosse. Nathan lead his high school football team to the State Semifinals while garnering All State selections as both a junior and a senior and was elected the 2007 Defensive Player of the Year in the State of Pennsylvania. After high school he went on to play for Penn State University becoming the second leading tackler in both his Junior and Senior years. Nathan earned a bachelors degree in Film and Video from the college of Communications. Nathan’s NFL career began when he was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the seventh round. From there he went on to play for several other teams including the Philadelphia Eagles, San Francisco 49ers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Falcons and is currently making a more stable home with the New Orleans Saints as he just signed a three year contract with the team.

As much as Nathan has a big heart for the game of football, he has an even bigger heart for the community and those around him. Nathan is a very caring and giving person who likes to make a difference in people’s lives. His wife, Marissa Stupar, worked as a case manager for Big Brothers Big Sisters after graduating from Penn State. They both share in this love to serve and help others which has brought them to establish the State of Hope Foundation. Their goal is to provide opportunities to children and families in need, in hopes to give them a better quality of life.

Nathan and Marissa currently reside in New Orleans, Louisiana with their little girl, Mya.