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Cordel Nelson

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Position
5'11''
Height
175 lbs.
Weight
Freshman
Class
Tacoma, Wash.
Hometown
Clover Park HS
High School

AT VIRGINIA
2014
– Redshirted season.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL
A running back and safety at Clover Park High School for head coach Jon Randall … earned four varsity letters and started as a junior and senior … rushed for over 1,600 yards and scored 18 touchdowns as a senior … also made two interceptions and forced two fumbles … named team offensive player of the year … was a second-team all-league running back … as a junior was a first-team all-league defensive back with five interceptions and was second on the team in tackles … also earned three varsity letters in wrestling at 152 … finished eighth in state at 152 as a senior … son of Cornelius Nelson and Mary Robertson … has four brothers, Cornelius, Michael, Jameel and Merrill … has one sister, Haley … stepfather is former UVa linebacker Merrill Robertson who also spent time in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and the Minnesota Vikings … a volunteer at the Humane Society in Tacoma … major is undeclared and is currently studying in UVa[apos]s College of Arts and Sciences.