2018 (RSO): Appeared in 29 games, tied for the most on the team and the second-most in Conference USA ... Posted a 4.32 ERA with a team-leading two saves ... Struck out 27 batters in 25 innings ... Earned saves against Norfolk State and FIU ... Had a season-long outing against Iowa, tossing 2.1 scoreless innings with four strikeouts ... Did not allow a home run in 25 innings ... In conference play, posted a 3.97 ERA in 17 games.
2017 (RFR): Emerged as one of the top arms out of the bullpen, settling in an eighth-inning role midway through the season ... Pitched in 22 games, going 2-1 with a 2.55 ERA ... Opponents hit just .236 against Nelson ... During league play, appeared in 12 games with a 1.64 ERA, while holding opponents to a .194 average ... Made 12 relief appearances with at least one inning pitched and zero runs allowed ... Threw a season-high 2.2 innings of shutout relief in a midweek win against William & Mary, earning his first career win ... Also earned a victory at Florida Atlantic with a scoreless eighth.
2016 (FR): Redshirt season ... Named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
PREP: Played for the Norfolk Academy baseball team under head coach Christopher Dofolo ... Named First Team All-TCIS in 2013 ... Also earned First Team All-TCIS and First Team All-State honors in 2014 ... Helped lead the team to a TCIS Championship in 2014.
PERSONAL: Son of James and Rosita Nelson ... Has one brother Jaymes and one sister Rosalyn.