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Corey Nelson
ILB #52
Height:
6-1
Weight:
226
Age:
25
College:
Oklahoma
Hometown:
Dallas
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
4
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 104 71 33 1.0 0 6 0 0 -- 0 0 0 1
2017 DEN 5 0 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 DEN 16 5 67 46 21 0.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2015 DEN 16 0 16 13 3 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 DEN 16 0 17 10 7 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 LAC W 24-21 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 DAL W 42-17 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @BUF L 16-26 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 OAK W 16-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 NYG L 10-23 2 0 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Bio

NELSON AT A GLANCE:

• A fourth-year linebacker who saw action in all 48 regular-season games (5 starts) and four postseason contests in his first three seasons with Denver, totaling 84 defensive tackles (56 solo), six passes defensed and 18 special-teams stops.

• Saw his most significant defensive action in 2016, playing all 16 games (5 starts) and totaling 61 tackles (40 solo), five passes defensed, one fumble recovery and seven special-teams stops.

• Named the Broncos’ inaugural Community Rookie of the Year in 2014 for his off-field contributions 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.

NELSON AT A GLANCE:

• A fourth-year linebacker who saw action in all 48 regular-season games (5 starts) and four postseason contests in his first three seasons with Denver, totaling 84 defensive tackles (56 solo), six passes defensed and 18 special-teams stops.

• Saw his most significant defensive action in 2016, playing all 16 games (5 starts) and totaling 61 tackles (40 solo), five passes defensed, one fumble recovery and seven special-teams stops.

• Named the Broncos’ inaugural Community Rookie of the Year in 2014 for his off-field contributions 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.

2016: Nelson played all 16 games (5 starts) and totaled 61 tackles (40 solo), five passes defensed, one fumble recovery and seven special-teams stops... Made his first career start and finished with five tackles and one pass defensed vs. S.D. (10/30)... Tied for the team lead with a career-high 13 tackles (7 solo) and added one pass defensed vs. N.E. (12/18)... Notched six tackles (4 solo) and one fumble recovery vs. Oak. (1/1).

2015: Nelson played all 16 regular-season games and totaled 10 tackles (9 solo), one sack (1 yds.) and seven special-teams stops... Saw action on defense and special teams in all three of Denver’s postseason games, contributing one tackle and three special-teams stops... Totaled two or more special-teams stops in three games... Posted one solo defensive stop and a team-high three special-teams tackles in Denver’s Super Bowl 50 victory vs. Car. (2/7).

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 fumble 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 contributions to the community during his first NFL season... Corey Nelson was born on April 22, 1992, in Dallas.

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