Nick Eason was born May 29,1980 in Lyons, Georgia. He attended Toombs County High School where he lettered in three sports. Upon graduation, he attended Clemson University,where he earned a degree in Sociology in 2001 with two years of eligibility remaining. This was a first for a Clemson student athlete. Eason was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fourth round (114th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. Eason would play with the Cleveland Browns from 2004-2006. He was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburg Steelers in 2007.Eason and the Steelers would go on to win The Super Bowl in 2009 against the Arizona Cardinals. He is currently the defensive line coach for the Tennessee Titans.