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Keanu Nelson Profile

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Keanu Nelson
Position: Wide Receiver Height: 5-11 Weight: 184 Class: Senior Roster Years: 2014 Hometown: Tucson, AZ Last School: Stanford

Before BYU

  • Saw action in five games with the Cardinal as a receiver and punt returner
  • Fourth-best high school recruit from the state of Arizona where he tallied 61 catches, 1,135 receiving yards and eight touchdowns as a senior 
  • Over his prep career, he totaled 2,065 rushing yards and 31 rushing touchdowns to go with 994 career punt return yards
  • Twice named first-team all-region on offense and defense at Sabino High School, the same school as former BYU defensive back Quinn Gooch


  • Earned a bachelor's degree in science, technology and society from Stanford

2014 | Senior Year

  • Caught first pass as a Cougar and received his first punt of the season, returning it 17 yards at UCF
  • Scored first touchdown as a Cougar on an 8-yard reception, cutting the lead to 42-35 with 2:34 left in the game against Nevada