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Ryan Nelson

325 lbs.
Buena Park, Calif.
Buena Park HS
High School

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2020– Started all 10 of UVA’s games at left tackle … part of an offensive line that ranked No. 1 in the ACC and No. 12 in the nation in tackles for loss allowed (4.2), while also ranking No. 2 in the ACC with 2.0 sacks allowed a game … allowed only one sack and had 20 pancake blocks in one-on-one blocking situations for the Cavaliers in nine ACC games. 2019 – Started all 14 games at left guard … helped block for quar- terback Bryce Perkins, one of two quarterbacks in the nation with 3,000+ passing yards and 700+ rushing yards … blocked for Per- kins as he broke the UVA single-season passing record and single- season total offense record. 2018 – Has started all 13 of UVA’s games at left tackle … made collegiate debut against Richmond … a key blocker for Bryce Perkins, who was one of two players in the nation with 2,600+ passing yards (2,680) and 900+ rushing yards (923), joining Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray … Perkins finished the season No. 1 in the ACC and No. 13 in the nation with 206 points responsible for … Perkins was also No. 3 in the ACC and No. 21 in the nation with 3,603 yards of total offense. 2017 – Did not appear in any games.

Played offensive and defensive line at Buena Park High School for head coach Anthony White … first-team all-county in 2016 … 2016 MVP of the Freeway League … first-team All-Freeway League in 2015 and 2016 … third-team all-county in 2015 … second-team All-Freeway League in 2014 … made 51 tackles and recorded six sacks in 2016 on defense … second-team All-Freeway League in basketball in 2016 and a league finalist in the shotput and discus in 2016 … son of Charles and Pamela Nelson … father, Charles, played football at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn. … has an older brother, Troy … brother, Troy, played three years of baseball (2014) at Northwestern-St. Paul … rated a three-star recruit by,, and … major is history.