Adam Nelson Athlete Profile

#16 Adam Nelson

Adam Nelson
Position: Defensive Back Height: 6-0 Weight: 190 Roster Years: 2003-2005 Hometown: Orem, UT Last School: Orem High School

Personal

Born in Provo, Utah ... son of David and Sally Nelson ... served a Church mission in Melbourne, Australia ... learned to communicate in Vietnamese while serving in Australia ... younger brother of former BYU safety Tyler Nelson ... father, David, served as a member of the Cougar Club Board of Directors.

Before BYU

A four-year letterwinner at Orem HS ... earned first-team all-region honors as a senior ... earned the team's MVP award ... served as team captain ... a Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News second-team All-State selection ... earned Daily Herald first-team All-Utah Valley honors ... recorded 69 tackles on defense, forced two fumbles, four pass deflections and had four interceptions for the Tigers ... also lettered in basketball (3) and baseball (2).


2003 | Redshirt Year

Participated in spring drills ... redshirted after returning from a Church mission.

2004 | Freshman Year

A valuable member of the practice squad ... participated in spring drills.

2005 | Sophomore Year

A valuable member of the practice squad ... participated in spring drills.