2010 (Junior): Garnered second-team All-SLC honors following a season that saw him average 41.6 yards per punt ... Finished 13th in the nation, and second in the conference ... Recorded a punt of at least 50 yards in seven different games, including a season-long of 63 yards against Texas State ... Had nine punts of at least 50 yards on the season and had 14 punts down inside the opponents 20 ... Averaged a season-best 52.3 yards per punt against the Bobcats ... Academic All-SLC ...Named to the 2010 FCS ADA Academic All-Star team.
2009 (Sophomore): A second-team All-Southland Conference selection ... Attempted 53 punts on the season ... Finished second in the league averaging 41.5 yards per punt ... Down 13 punts inside the 20 ... Recorded eight punts of 50 yards or more ... Recorded the sixth-longest punt in school history with his 72-yarder against Sam Houston State.
2008 (Freshman): Earned honorable mention All-SLC honors ... Was fourth in the conference, averaging 40.6 yards per punt ... Recorded 52 punts for 2,110 yards ... Recorded a season-long punt of 56 yards against South Dakota State and at Nicholls State ... Boomed punts of 50 yards or more seven times ... Downed 17 punts inside the 20 ... Recorded a season-high eight punts for a 41-yard average against Southeastern Louisiana ... Downed two punts inside the 20 against the Lions ... Had one punt for 48 yards at Sam Houston State ... Averaged 46 yards on four punts against Langston ... Recorded a 46-yard average on three punts versus Kentucky Wesleyan.
High School: Two-time first-team all-district kicker ... Received academic all-district honors in 2006 and 2007 ... Holds LHS school record with 49-yard field goal ... Converted 12-of-15 FG attempts in career ... Was 80-of-84 on PATs.
Personal: Son of Randy and Janet Nelson ... Born Oct. 26, 1989, in Livingston, Texas ... High school teammate of offensive line Corey Dickerson.