2016 NFL Draft
UCLA Football BIO
Nelson Rosario
Player Profile:
Nelson Rosario 1265639
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 218
Year: Senior
Hometown: Oceanside, CA
High School: El Camino
Experience: 3 Letters
UCLA - Rosario completed his career as one of the most prolific receivers in UCLA history, ranking fifth on the all-time school list for receptions (146) and receiving yards (2,362) ... Has all of the natural abilities needed to be an impact performer ... Possesses great size for the position as well as deceptive quickness ... Catches the ball well in traffic and has shown the knack for being a big-play receiver.

2011 - Appeared in all 14 games and started 13 games ... Was named the Offensive MVP by the coaching staff (Henry R. Red Sanders Award) ... Two of his catches were featured as No. 1 plays of the day on ESPN's Sportscenter ... Led the team with 64 catches and with 1,161 receiving yards ... Had four 100-yard receiving games on the year ... Became UCLA's seventh 1,000-yard receiver for a season in the USC game and the 10th 2,000-yard career receiver in the Colorado game ... Honorable mention All-Pac-12 honors ... Caught three passes for 55 yards and a touchdown (38 yds) in the bowl game against Illinois ... Grabbed six balls for 98 yards and a couple of touchdowns in the Pac-12 Championship game at Oregon ... Caught seven passes (118) at USC (second back-to-back 100-yard games in his career) ... Hauled in six passes for 102 yards against Colorado ... Caught two passes at Utah (23) ... Made five catches vs. Arizona State (151), including a 76-yarder for a score ... Caught five passes for 56 yards v. Cal ... Had four receptions at Arizona (78) ... Grabbed three balls for 120 yards against Washington State ... Made a season-high eight catches at Stanford ... Four catches for 48 yards at Oregon State ... Topped team with four catches (68) vs. Texas ... Led the Bruins with four receptions v. San Jose State (74, long 43) ... Caught three balls for 87 yards (long of 54) at Houston.

2010 - Appeared in nine games and made eight starts ... Finished second on the team with 29 receptions and 309 receiving yards ... Made a team-high three receptions (29 yds) at Kansas State ... Led team with five catches (44) against Stanford ... Two catches (27, long of 16) against Houston ... Paced team with two catches (15) at Texas and broke 1,000-yard barrier for career receiving yardage in the process ... Two catches (22) versus Washington State prior to suffering a left ankle sprain on the first drive and was sidelined for the balance of the game ... Did not play at Cal, at Oregon or against Arizona due to the ankle injury ... Was on field for a few snaps against Oregon State ... Started and made one catch (13) at Washington ... Caught a career-best nine balls (65) at Arizona State, including 21-yard scoring catch ... Five catches (94) against USC.

2009 - Appeared in all 13 games with two starts (at Oregon St., Arizona St.) ... Led the team with 723 receiving yards (tied for No. 17 on UCLA's single-season list) and his average of 17.2 yards per catch ... Second on squad with 42 receptions (No. 24 on single-season school list) ... Produced 30 first downs with his catches ... Ranked T-12th in Pac-10 in receiving yards/g (55.62) and T-18th in receptions/g (3.23) ... Earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors ... Co-offensive winner of UCLA's Captain Don Brown Memorial Award for Most Improved Player ... Made two catches in opener against San Diego St. for 40 yards, one for 30 yards ... Did not make a catch at Tennessee ... Had three catches(45) against Kansas St., including a one-handed grab for 21 yards on fourth quarter field goal drive ... Two catches at Stanford(28) ... Did not make a catch versus Oregon ... Caught three passes(57) against Cal, one for 30 yards ... Made two catches(27) at Arizona ... Had a breakout game in start at Oregon St. with six catches for 152 yards and the first touchdown of his career ... His 58-yard acrobatic fourth quarter scoring reception and run, plus his two-point conversion catch, brought the Bruins to within 19-11 with 8:39 to play ... Also had a 45-yard reception on the game-tying drive which gave the Bruins a first down at the Beaver four-yard line ... His 152 receiving yards were the most by a Bruin since Craig Bragg totaled 230 versus Oregon in 2002 and rank T-19th on UCLA's single-game list ... Hauled in seven receptions against Washington(111 yards) ... Had a 33-yard catch and two more of 21-yards each ... Became the first Bruin receiver since tight end Marcedes Lewis, in 2005, to record 100+ yards in two straight contests and the first wide receiver since Bragg in 2003 ... Three receptions at Washington St.(69), one for 46 yards ... Led the team with five catches(74), including one for 35, against Arizona St. ... Had five catches(54) at USC ... Grabbed four balls(66) in bowl win over Temple, including a 46-yard catch-and-run for a touchdown.

2008 - Appeared off the bench in nine games ... Missed BYU and Arizona games due to an ankle injury and the Oregon St. contest due to a knee strain ... Made one catch(14) in opener against Tennessee on UCLA's 11-play, 80-yard fourth-quarter scoring march which put the Bruins up 17-14 ... Played, but did not make a catch versus Fresno St., Washington St. and Oregon ... Four receptions(71) against Stanford ... His first catch was for 25 yards and a first down ... Also made a 21-yard catch on third-and-17 in fourth quarter ... On game-winning drive, he made receptions of nine and 16 yards ... One catch(14) at Cal ... Caught two passes at Washington(30), one for 21 yards ... Three catches(40) at Arizona St. ... Played, but did not have a catch versus USC.

TRACK AND FIELD - In 2011, Rosario finished sixth in the Pac-10 long jump with a leap of 24-3.75 ... During the 2010 season, Rosario equaled his lifetime-best of 25-0 in the long jump to win the event against USC ... Also competed at the Western Regional, finishing 23rd overall ... Placed sixth in the long jump at Pac-10s ... Also cleared a lifetime-best 6-10.25 in the high jump at the Oregon Dual ... Competed at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championship meet in the long jump ... Finished third in the long jump (25-0/7.62mR), 10th in the high jump (6-6.75/2.00m) and 14th in the triple jump (45-7.75) at the 2009 Pac-10 Championships.

HIGH SCHOOL - Lettered three seasons in football for coach Trace Deneke at El Camino High School in Oceanside, CA ... Earned four stars from rivals.com ... Rated No. 29 wide receiver nationally by rivals.com ... Earned four stars from scout.com ... Also ranked No. 4 in California at wide receiver by scout.com ... Named All-State third-team by Cal-Hi Sports ... As a senior, he caught 52 passes for 1,143 yards and scored 14 touchdowns ... As a junior, he totaled 53 catches for 1,010 yards and 11 touchdowns ... Named first-team all-league following his last three seasons ... Named first-team All-CIF after his junior and senior seasons ... Also lettered two years in basketball and four years in track ... Named All-North County in basketball as a junior and senior ... Team was CIF runner-up in his senior season ... Advanced to the CIF State Championship track meet in two events as a senior ... Took third place in the long jump (23-1.25) and fifth in the triple jump (47-8.5) ... Had a best in the high jump of 6-9 ... His long jump mark of 24-8 1/2 at the 2008 San Diego Section prelims was the best in the nation at the time ... San Diego Section champ in the long and triple jump as a senior ... As a junior, he won the San Diego Section title in the high jump ... Named All-CIF in track after all four seasons ... State runner-up in the long jump as a junior ... North County Times Male Prep Athlete of the Year.

PERSONAL - Full Name: Nelson Ricardo Rosario ... Born: December 24, 1989 in Oceanside, CA ... Parents: Rick and Sylvia Rosario ... Has one sister, Amber ... Lists NFL stars Jerry Rice and Randy Moss as the athletes he admires the most ... Cousin, Chris White, is a former football player at UAB ... History major.

Career Highs
Receptions: 9 at Arizona State, 2010
Receiving Yards: 152 at Oregon State, 2009
Touchdowns: 2 at Oregon, 2011







































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