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5-11 / 190
RS-JUNIOR (2012): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 12 games, making three starts...made 15 tackles and broke up three passes...third on team with five special teams tackles...started, made four tackles and broke up a pass at BYU...started, made three tackles and broke up a pass in win over Eastern Washington...made one tackle and broke up a pass in win at UNLV...started, made three solo tackles against Colorado...played mainly on special teams following first four weeks...made one tackle against No. 2 Oregon in Seattle...had one tackle at Utah...made one tackle at Arizona State...made one tackle in Apple Cup victory over Washington...named WSU's special teams MVP.
RS-SOPHOMORE (2011): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in all 12 games, making seven starts including final five games...made 24 tackles, 17 solo...tied for team lead with four pass breakups...made two tackles against Idaho State...started and made two solo tackles against UNLV...started and recorded three solo tackles at San Diego State...had a tackle and pass breakup against No. 7 Stanford...made two tackles against Oregon State...recorded three solo tackles and a pass breakup against Arizona State and Utah...made a season-high four tackles in the Apple Cup.
RS-FRESHMAN (2010): Earned a varsity letter after starting all 12 games...recorded 32 total tackles, including 26 solo...had season-high five tackles, four solo, and shared Cougar Weekly "Big Play" Award honors with C.J. Mizell against Montana State...made four tackles against USC...made two tackles and earned Cougar Defensive Player of the Week honors against Arizona State...had four tackles and an interception against California...made four tackles, all solo, against Washington.
FRESHMAN (2009): Redshirt season.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Three-year starter and two-year captain for head coach Bob Bourgette...lettered all four years at Kennedy...SOPHOMORE year named first-team All-Seamount League at kick returner and second-team all-league at defensive back...led state in kickoff and punt return yards and touchdowns...had more than 1,000 all-purpose yards...JUNIOR year named Junior All-State by Ron Siegel...also named first-team all-league as a defensive back and a quarterback, despite being on a running team...completed 22-of-36 passes for 288 yards and four touchdowns...rushed for 396 yards on 81 carries...scored seven rushing touchdowns and had 35 all-purpose touchdowns...won the national 7-on-7 championship while representing the Seattle Seahawks at the NFL 7-on-7 Combine...SENIOR year named a Tacoma News Tribune Northwest Nugget honorable mention and a Seattle Times Red Chip prospect...Associated Press 3-A All-State First Team at defensive back...Seattle Times Star Times Team...first-team all-league at defensive back, second-team all-league at running back and third-team all-league at quarterback...named preseason all-state by MaxPreps...played quarterback, wide receiver and defensive back for the Lancers...rushed 84 times for 748 yards and 11 touchdowns...also a three-year letterwinner for the Lancers' basketball team and lettered once as a member of the track and field team...rated No. 55 at his position nationally by Rivals....rated No. 4 amongst Washington prospects by Rivals.com...rated No. 89 on Scout.com's West Hot 150...rated No. 25 on Scout.com's Northwest Hot 100...rated No. 51 at his position nationally by Scout.com.
Father, Nelson, Sr. played football at Idaho...mother, Audrey...brother, Nelson, Jr. and sister Natasha...played freshman year with cousin Brandon Jones on the WSU football team...uncles Aaron and Rodney both played football at Boise State.