2012: Letter winner … started all 10 games on the interior of the defensive line … posted 23 tackles, including 4.5 for a loss, for the season … registered a pair of sacks … recovered two fumbles … blocked an extra point against Otterbein on Oct. 27 … recorded a season-best nine tackles at Ohio Northern on Sept. 22 … recovered a fumble in the Crusaders’ 13-7 win against Marietta on Sept. 15 … also tallied a fumble recovery at No. 1 Mount Union on Oct. 13
2011: Letter winner … Started in 10 games … Recorded 37 total tackles (15 solo) … Caught one interception … Tallied one sack … Defended two passes … Broke up one pass.
2010: Recorded two tackles and a sack in the win at Wilmington (9/18)… Finished with three tackles at No. 13 Ohio Northern (10/9)… Recorded a tackle for a loss at No. 2 Mount Union (10/23)… Tallied two tackles against John Carroll (10/30) and Marietta (11/13).
2009: Played on the junior varsity squad.
High School: Participated in football, wrestling and track… Earned 2008 All-Ohio Capital Conference and Division II Central All-District First Team honors at center… A 2008 All-Ohio Second Team selection on defense… Received 2007 All-OCC Honorable Mention recognition at defensive lineman… Was the 2008 district wrestling champion at the 215 pound weight class, placed third at regionals and qualified for the state tournament… Once named the WTVN 610 AM Athlete of the Week.
Personal: Majoring in Sociology and Criminology … Parents are Tad and Benda Nelson … Played football for coach Tim Brown at Groveport-Madison High School, where he also participated in wrestling and track & field … Favorite class at Capital is World Music.