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  Danny Nelson
Danny Nelson

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Boise, ID

Last College:
Arizona Western College

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 235

Position:
FB

Birthdate:
01/16/1983

Experience:
2V

UCLA -- Nelson made the switch to fullback from linebacker during Spring drills and showed he can make a contribution at his new position ... Good athlete with a strong desire to be successful on and off the field ... One of the team leaders ... Transferred to UCLA from Arizona Western College in Yuma, AZ for the 2004 Winter Quarter.

2005 -- Appeared in 12 games, mostly on special teams, and had nine tackles ... Played 17 defensive snaps at linebacker against Rice and 10 at San Diego State ... Had one stop in the season opener at San Diego State ... Made three solo tackles in the Rice game ... Credited with three solo stops against Arizona State ... Had two solo tackles in the Sun Bowl against Northwestern ... Served as a member of the special teams units for kickoff coverage and kickoff return.

2004 -- Started at an inside linebacker position in the opener against Oklahoma State when Justin London was not available due to injury ... Made seven tackles against the Cowboys and had 0.5 quarterback sack ... Made two tackles in limited action at Illinois ... Had two tackles versus San Diego State ... Saw limited action versus Arizona and California, mostly on special teams ... Made one special teams tackle at Arizona State ... Against Stanford, he suffered a fractured left clavicle in the second quarter and missed the remainder of the season.

2003 -- Played one season of football at Arizona Western College for coach Bob O'Meara ... Earned first-team All-ACCAC and WSFL honors ... Named an honorable mention Junior College All-American ... Four-star prospect at inside linebacker according to Max Emfinger ... Rated the No. 16 Junior College linebacker by collegefootballnews.com.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Lettered three seasons in football for coach Lee Neumann at Centennial High School in Boise, ID ... His team won the Idaho state 5-A Division I championship in 1999 ... Named all-conference and all-state after the 1999 season ... Selected conference Player of the Year following the 2000 season ... Also selected all-state in 2000 ... 1998 Junior Olympic state Boxing champion.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: Daniel Oliver Nelson ... Born: January 16, 1983 in Sicily ... Parents: David and Daleen Nelson ... Dad graduated from UCLA ... Has one brother, Jon, and two sisters, Kathleen and Christine ... Married to the former Megan McIntyre ... Lists his biggest thrill in sports as winning the Idaho State championship in 1999 ... Patterns his style of play after NFL stars Howie Long, Karl Mecklenburg and Lawrence Taylor ... Enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps between high school and junior college and plans to re-enter the military (Army) following graduation ... Hobbies include camping and music ... Also an accomplished rugby player ... Director's Honor Roll in Winter 2004, Fall 2004, Winter 2005, Spring 2005 ... History major.

Varsity Statistics - D. Nelson
Tackles

Year

TT

T-AT

Sacks

TFL

INT

2004

12

6-6

0.5-2

0.5-2

0

2005

9

9-0

0-0

0-0

0-0

Totals

21

15-6

0.5-2

0.5-2

0-0

Career Highs
Tackles: 7 vs. Oklahoma State, 2004
Tackles for Loss: 0.5 vs. Oklahoma State, 2004


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