Spokane Shock Press Release
Nelson (6-5, 225, Texas Southern) enters his third season in the AFL and second with the Shock. He made his debut with Spokane in 2013, serving as a utility player for the Shock. He played backup quarterback to 2013 AFL MVP and Offensive Player of the Year Erik Meyer while also logging time at Jack linebacker, wide receiver, and on multiple special teams units. While under center in 2013, he completed 16-of-20 pass attempts for 162 yards and five touchdowns while adding four rushing scores. At receiver, he recorded nine receptions for 67 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, he added 16 total tackles. Nelson assumed a similar role last season with thePittsburgh Power, appearing in 18 games, starting 14 at Jack linebacker.
The Cleveland, Ohio native began his collegiate career at the University of Iowa before transferring to Fort Scott Community College and then to Texas Southern where he passed for 21 touchdowns and rushed for four scores during his two seasons as a starter.