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Corey Nelson
ILB #52
Height:
6-1
Weight:
226
Age:
23
College:
Oklahoma
Hometown:
Dallas, TX
Experience:
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 17 10 7 0.0 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2014 DEN 16 0 17 10 7 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

NELSON AT A GLANCE:

• A second-year inside linebacker who saw action in all 16 regular-season games in his first NFL season in 2014, totaling 13 tackles (7 solo) and four special-teams stops.
• Named the Broncos’ inaugural Community Rookie of the Year in 2014 for his off-field contri- butions during his first NFL season.
• Played 45 games (27 starts) for the University of Oklahoma and finished his collegiate career with 154 tackles (76 solo), 7.5 sacks (43 yds.), one interception (24 yds.), 11 passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
• Started 27 of his final 31 contests for the Sooners, including all five games played as a senior in 2013 before suffering a season-ending pectoral injury.
• Selected by the Broncos in the seventh round (242nd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

NELSON AT A GLANCE:

• A second-year inside linebacker who saw action in all 16 regular-season games in his first NFL season in 2014, totaling 13 tackles (7 solo) and four special-teams stops.
• Named the Broncos’ inaugural Community Rookie of the Year in 2014 for his off-field contri- butions during his first NFL season.
• Played 45 games (27 starts) for the University of Oklahoma and finished his collegiate career with 154 tackles (76 solo), 7.5 sacks (43 yds.), one interception (24 yds.), 11 passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
• Started 27 of his final 31 contests for the Sooners, including all five games played as a senior in 2013 before suffering a season-ending pectoral injury.
• Selected by the Broncos in the seventh round (242nd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 6/2/14.

2014: Selected by the Broncos in the seventh round (242nd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, Nelson played all 16 regular-season games and totaled 13 tackles (7 solo), one pass defensed and four special-teams stops... Made his Broncos debut in the season opener vs. Ind. (9/7) on special teams... Recorded his first career special-teams tackle at Sea. (9/21)... Tallied his first career defensive stop at NYJ (10/12) and finished with a team-high seven tackles (3 solo).

COLLEGE: Nelson started 27 of his final 31 contests for the University of Oklahoma and finished his collegiate career with 154 tackles (76 solo), 7.5 sacks (43 yds.), one interception (24 yds.), 11 passes defensed and one fum- ble recovery... Suffered a season-ending pectoral injury five games into his senior campaign... Named an honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference selection as a sophomore after appearing in all 13 games (11 starts) and totaling a career-high 59 tackles (29 solo) in addition to 5.5 sacks (34 yds.), four passes defensed and one fumble recovery.

PERSONAL: Nelson was named 5A Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press and a first-team All-American by MaxPreps.com after his senior year at Skyline High School in Dallas, where he collected 133 tackles and nine sacks while blocking five field goals... Selected as an all-state defensive end as a sophomore... Majored in communication at Oklahoma and was selected to the Academic All-Big 12 Teams in 2011 (first team) and 2012 (second team)... Named the Broncos’ inaugural Community Rookie of the Year in 2014 for his con- tributions to the community during his first NFL season... Corey Nelson was born on April 22, 1992, in Dallas.

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  • Nelson Recovers Fumble Forced by Unrein

    (00:01:00:00) By NFL.com - Posted Aug 17, 2014

    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Josh Johnson fumbles the ball and it is recovered by Denver Broncos linebacker Corey Nelson.