Caleb Nelson
Caleb  Nelson


Apopka, Fla.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 195

Defensive Back

Three-time All-SLC Honorable Mention


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#19 SFA @ SMU

Ford Stadium - Dallas, Texas Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012

Career: Appeared in 44 games during his SFA career with 34 starts ... Closed out his career with 267 total tackles, including 158 solo tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and seven interceptions ... Three-time All-Southland Conference honorable mention selection.

2013 (Senior): Appeared in all 12 games with seven starts ... Ranked third on the team with 80 tackles, including 49 solo and three tackles for loss ... Recorded his 200th career tackle against Prairie View A&M, finishing with five tackles against the Panthers ... Tallied a season-best 13 tackles with nine unassisted stops at Lamar ... Posted 12 tackles (seven solo) with a tackle for loss against Sam Houston State ... Recorded nine tackles with a tackle for loss in the upset over second-ranked Montana State ... Finished the year with three interceptions, picking off a pass at Texas Tech, against McMurry and at Northwestern State ... Had three pass breakups to complement his six tackles (five solo) against McNeese State.

2012 (Junior): Honorable Mention All-Southland Conference selection ... Played in and started 10 games ... Among the team leaders with 66 total tackles ... Recorded 39 unassisted stops, three tackles for losses, broke up three passes and forced two fumbles ... Also recorded two interceptions on the season ... Tied a career high with his 15-tackle performance against Sam Houston State ... Also set a career-high with three TFLs against the Bearkats ... Closed out the season with a 12-tackle effort against Northwestern State ... Also forced a fumble and picked off a pass against the Demons ... His other interception came at SMU.

2011 (Sophomore): Honorable Mention All-Southland Conference ...Played in and started all 11 games ... Recorded 55 total tackles, including 33 solo stops ... Also picked off one pass, which he returned 44 yards, and was credited with five deflections ... Forced one fumble on the season ... Made a season-high 15 tackles against Texas State, including eight solo stops ... Recorded 11 tackles, and broke up two passes against Sam Houston State ... His interception came against Southeastern Louisiana ... He also recorded five tackles against the Lions.

2010 (Freshman): An honorable mention All-SLC selection ... Played in 12 games, earning six starts on the year ... Finished fifth on the team with 66 tackles, including 37 unassisted ... Also recovered three fumbles, picked off a pass and recorded a sack on the season ... Posted a season-high 13 tackles in the win over Sam Houston State ... Recorded three tackles, and picked off a pass which he returned 29 yards for a touchdown against Lamar ... Was credited with nine tackles, a recovered fumble and recorded his lone sack of the season against Texas State ... Also had a nine-tackle effort against Villanova in the playoffs.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at Apopka High School in football, basketball and volleyball ... Was a second-team All-Metro selection in football ... A first-team All-Metro selection in volleyball.

Personal: Son of Jamie and Schondra Lillethorup ... Born Jan. 24, 2009, in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Plans to major in business.

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