|High School:||Wheaton High School|
2010 (Sophomore): Appeared in 10 games as a reserve defensive lineman ... Made 20 tackles, including 12 solo stops in that role ... Posted at least one tackle in all 10 games he appeared in, including racking up four stops on three different occasions ... Had three solo stops in games vs. Southern Utah (Oct. 9) and at Cal Poly (Oct. 23) ... Recipient of the 2010 Athletics Director Award of Merit ... Earned second letter.
2009 (Freshman): Appeared in five games as an outside linebacker ... Made his collegiate debut in the season opener at Texas Tech (Sept. 5) ... Registered his first career tackle at Stephen F. Austin (Sept. 26) ... Posted a personal-best two tackles (1 solo, 1 assist) at Southern Utah (Oct. 24) ... Recipient of the 2009 Athletics Director Award of Merit ... Earned first letter.
2008: Redshirt season ... Named UND's Defensive Scout Player of the Week for week five.
Before UND: A 2008 graduate of Wheaton High School ... Four-year football letterwinner under coach Tony Thiel ... Three-time all-conference selection ... Named to the all-state team as a linebacker his senior year ... Led the team his final year with 137 tackles ... Lettered four times in golf and was a two-time all-conference pick ... Three-time letterwinner in basketball and baseball ... Named to the basketball and baseball all-conference team twice.
Personal: Majoring in Management ... Son of Lee and Carol Nelson ... His brother, Erik, plays football for Minnesota State.
» Nelson's career defensive statistics
» Nelson's personal highs
|Tackles: 5, 10/22/11 vs. Cal Poly|
|Solo Tackles: 3 (6x), last 11/04/11 vs. Sioux Falls|
|Sacks: 1 (5x), last 10/29/11 at Northern Colorado|
|Forced Fumbles: 2, 10/29/11 at Northern Colorado|
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