Born in Provo ... parents are Zeffie and the late Dave Nelson ... married Keisha Olson in July, 2003 ... they are expecting a baby this April ... father played for BYU and was the former baseball coach and athletic director at Utah Valley State College ... uncles Kim (baseball coach at Timpanogos High) and Clyde played baseball for BYU ... brother D.G. played baseball for BYU and is now baseball coach at Salt Lake Community College where his brother Mac now plays ... served a Church mission to Italy ... majoring in communications.
Prepped at Timpanogos High where he was coached by former Cougar Kim Nelson ... first-team all state as a senior and second team as a junior ... two-time all-region ... team captain ... lettered three times in baseball and twice in basketball.
Played two years at Salt Lake Community College for Bill Groves and brother D.G. ... honorable mention all-conference as a freshman and second team all-conference as a sophomore ... team captain as a sophomore ... was 4-5 with a 2.51 ERA in 2004.