Born in American Fork, Utah ... parents are Rod and Michelle Nehring ... one of six boys in the family ... an Eagle Scout ... served a Church mission in Las Vegas (2001-2003) ... graduated with academic honors from Columbus North HS in Columbus, Ind.
A four-year letterwinner at Columbus North HS ... earned all-conference running back honors as a senior ... posted 1,200 yards rushing as a senior ... played safety for the Bulldogs ... also lettered in wrestling (4) and track (3) ... made the state tournament as a junior and senior in wrestling ... posted a 40-0 regular-season record as a senior ... in freestyle wrestling, competed for Team Indiana in Japan as a sophomore ... also earned a trip to the state championships in track as a member of the 4x400-meter relay team.
2004 | Redshirt Year
Redshirted the 2004 season.
2005 | Freshman Year
Saw action in seven games during the season ... registered seven tackles on the season, including two solo takedowns ... had five tackles against Notre Dame.