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#2 Steven Nelson
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 194
Year: Senior
Hometown: Warner Robins, Ga.
High School: Northside HS
Other College: College of the Sequoias
Experience: 1 Letter
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Steven Nelson Biography
2013 Game-by-Game Statistics 2013 Game-by-Game Statistics
Courtesy: Athletic Communications
Release: 07/16/2013

OREGON STATE – 2014: Steven is the incumbent at cornerback on the left side and will be expected to secure a starting spot … rated as the No. 4 senior cornerback in the nation by ESPN’s Mel Kiper, Jr. in June … named to the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List given annually to the most outstanding defensive player … has a knack for big plays … solid tackler … speedster with a history in track … was an explosive return man on special teams in junior college and could be a factor for the Beavers in 2014. 2013: Signed with OSU in December of 2012 … entered Oregon State in January … began the season as the nickel cornerback … moved into the starting lineup against Colorado and remained a starter for the final nine games … led cornerbacks with 62 tackles … registered season-high nine tackles at Washington State … recorded first career interception against Hawai’i … snared a pair of interceptions the following week at Utah … scored the game-winning touchdown on a pick-six at San Diego State, notching his fourth interception in three weeks … led the Beavers with eight pass break-ups … earned Pac-12 Conference honorable mention.

COLLEGE OF THE SEQUOIAS: 71 tackles, 19 pass breakups and six interceptions during his two-year career for the Giants … 247Sports four-star recruit and rated the second-best junior college cornerback … All-Northern California Football Association at cornerback … participated in track as well on the 4x100 relay team.

NORTHSIDE: An All-Middle Georgia selection at Northside as a returner as a senior after returning seven punts for touchdowns … all-middle Georgia defensive back honors as a senior with 30 tackles and seven interceptions … selected to play in the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North/South All-Star Classic … also ran track in high school … part of 4x100 relay team that finished first place in the county.

PERSONAL: Born January 22, 1993 in Warner Robins, Ga. … son of Steven Nelson, Sr. and Ylencia Jackson … has one sister, London … has a son, Steven Nelson III … lists his favorite athlete as Charles Woodson … majoring in sociology.

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