High school honors – – Earned first team all-state honors as a junior and senior and was all-Western Iowa both years . . . first team all-district as a junior and senior . . . named all-Metro and all-Northwest Iowa honors as a senior . . . Career – – earned three letters as linebacker and offensive lineman . . . holds school records for tackles in a season and career . . . recorded 182 tackles as a senior, along with two interceptions . . . collected 193 tackles as a junior, with one interception . . . had 26 tackles as a sophomore . . . also competed in baseball and track . . . team captain as a senior . . . member of prep teams that advanced to state playoffs four straight years, reaching quarterfinals as a junior and state title game as a junior.
Personal – – Born 11/16/93 . . . biology major . . . member of prep Honor Roll and was academic all-district . . . parents are Lisa and Doug Nelson . . . attended same high school as RB Michael Malloy . . . high school coach was Roger Jansen.