2011 - Saw action in eight games on special teams ... Was suspended for the bowl game vs. Illinois for a violation of team rules, and then subsequently dismissed from the team in January, 2012.
HIGH SCHOOL - Earned three letters in football at Modesto Christian HS in Modesto, CA for coach Mike Parsons playing tight end, defensive tackle and defensive end ... Rated as the nation's No. 25 tight end and No. 4 tight end in the West by scout.com ... Rated No. 55 player in CA/HI/NV area by SuperPrep ... PrepStar All-Region selection ... Member of Tacoma News-Tribune Western 100 ... Earned three stars from rivals.com and scout.com ... Three-time all-league performer ... Served as team captain in 2009-10 ... 2009-10 first team All-District ... 2010 first-team All-State on offense ... As a senior, he made 27 receptions for 573 yards (21.2 avg.), eight touchdowns and four two-point conversions ... Also made 48 tackles, three sacks ... Named Most Outstanding Player in his league ... As a junior, made 32 receptions for 687 yards, 11 touchdowns and eight two-point conversions ... On defense, he was credited with 64 tackles and 7.5 sacks ... Named District Defensive MVP ... Named first-team All-State multi-purpose player ... 2009 CIF San Joaquin Section champions ... As a sophomore, he made 10 catches for 187 yards, four touchdowns and six two-point conversions ... Also lettered three seasons in basketball as a power forward for coach Gary Porter.
PERSONAL - Full Name: Raymond Allen Nelson ... Born: Jan. 2, 1993 in Modesto, CA ... Parents: Brian and Sheila Nelson ... Has a brother, Reeves, who plays on the basketball team at UCLA, and one sister, Alexa ... Lists his biggest thrill to date as winning the 2009 State CIF Div. 4 Football Championship with 15-0 record ... The NBA's Kobe Bryant is the famous athlete he admires the most ... Hobbies include listening to music, playing basketball, playing video games.