2019 – – Missed season due to spring practice injury.
2018 – – Redshirted after joining team as a walk-on.
High school career – – Recorded 37 tackles as a senior, with 7.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks.
Personal – – Born 8/27/99 . . . marketing major . . . parents are Christy and Jeff Nelson . . . one of three players from Waukee on Iowa roster . . . brother of former DE Anthony Nelson . . . father Jeff played football at Iowa . . . high school coach was Scott Carlson.