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#9 Robert Nelson
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 173
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Lakeland, Fla.
High School: North Gwinnett HS
Experience: 2 Letters
ASU football's Robert Nelson fulfilling 'calling' in secondary (Arizona Republic/April 5, 2012)

ASU: 2013 First Team All-Pac-12…Named to First Team All-Pac-12 by Phil Steele, ESPN.com and Athlon Sports…Pac-12 Player of the Week Nov. 18, 2013…Tallied nine career interceptions in his two seasons, including a team-high six in 2013…collected 109 career interception return yards and one interception return for a touchdown…added 212 career punt return yards…finished career with 73 tackles, including 57 solo, two fumble recoveries and 18 pass deflections…appeared in 27 games for Arizona State, including 14 starts in 2013...Transfered from UL-Monroe prior to 2011 season. 

2013: Led the team with six interceptions…Started all 14 games…Made 57 tackles, including 44 solo, 12 pass deflections, two fumble recoveries and one blocked field goal in 14 starts…Had a blocked field goal, two interceptions and one interception return for a touchdown against Oregon State (11/16) en route to earning Pac-12 Player of the Week honors...Had his seventh career interception and third in four games against Utah (11/9)...Posted his sixth interception against Washington State (10/31)...Logged his fifth career interception against Colorado (10/12)...Had a career-high six tackles against USC (9/28)...Had an interception and a career-high five tackles against Stanford (9/21)...Made his second career start against Sacramento State and posted three tackles in the contest...Tallied 199 punt return yards…had a pass deflection and blocked a field goal attempt…played in the College All-Star Bowl.  

2012: Saw action in all 13 games on the season, getting his first and only start in the Territorial Cup against Arizona (11/23)...Played a significant role at defensive back, especially in the latter part of the season...After grabbing an interception against Colorado (10/11), he notched back-to-back games with an interception to conclude the season against Arizona as well as Navy in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl (12/29)...Had a monster game in the Territorial Cup, breaking up three passes to go along with his interception and four tackles...Had 16 total tackles on the year (13 solo) to go along with one tackle for loss coming against Illinois (9/8)...

2011: Spent season redshirting due to NCAA transfer rules; was a valuable member of the scout team...

2010: Played in all 12 games for the Warhawks...Totaled 45 tackles and 10 assists for the season...Had an interception at WKU and returned it 55 yards for a touchdown...Had two interceptions on the year...

2009: Played in eight games as a true freshman...Finished the season with six tackles, including a season-high three against Middle Tennessee...Blocked an extra point at Kentucky...Had tackles against Texas Southern, Kentucky and WKU...Played in seven games for the UL-Monroe basketball team...

High School: Was a three-sport all-region performer for the North Gwinnett HS...Earned first team all-region in football for a team that finished 13-2 and a berth in the state championship game...Totaled 26 tackles including 14 solo tackles...Broke up a team-high 15 passes...Intercepted three passes and returned two for touchdowns...Scored two touchdowns on kick returns...Holds the school record for the longest interception return of 88 yards and the longest kick return of 98 yards...Lettered twice in basketball and track & field...

Personal: Full name is Robert Chevis Nelson...Born on Feb. 16, 1990 in Lakeland, Fla...Son of Carlene Gray and Robert Nelson Sr...Has a brother Aaron, and two sisters Ulexia and Yalonda...A cousin, Ricky Barnum is a three-year letterman on the University of Michigan Wolverines...Major is Criminal Justice/Sociology...

 

CAREER G SOLO ASSIST TACKLES TFL PD FF FR BLK
2012 13 13 3 16 1.0 6 0 0 0
2013 14 44 13 57 0.0 12 0 2 1
TOTAL 27 57 16 73 1.0 18 0 2 1

 

INTERCEPTIONS G NO. YARDS TD LONG AVG/R AVG/G
2012 13 3 68 0 66 22.7 5.2
2013 14 6 41 1 23 6.8 2.9
TOTAL 27 9 109 1 66 12.1 4.0

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