2011-12: Played in all 11 games as the team's long snapper for field goals, extra points and punts ... Appeared in 49 games with 34 starts as a first baseman and catcher for the baseball team ... Batted .279 (38-136) with five doubles, one triple, 24 runs scored and 19 RBI.
2010-11: Handled the long snapping duties throughout the season ... Played in 42 games with 37 starts for the Villanova baseball team and batted .260 (27-104) with 14 runs scored, six runs batted in and three doubles ... Committed just one error in 265 chances behind the plate and threw out 20 percent (15-75) of would-be base stealers.
2009-10: Joined the football team as a walk-on during the 2010 spring season ... Appeared in 29 games with 23 starts for the Villanova baseball team and batted .200 (14-70) with 12 runs scored, 14 RBI and eight doubles ... Did not commit an error in 137 chances behind the plate and threw out more than half (11-21) of would-be base stealers.
2008-09: Saw time in 22 games with seven starts for the Villanova baseball team and batted .313 (10-32) with six runs scored, two doubles, one home run and six RBI ... Handled 77 chances behind the plate without committing an error ... Threw out nine-of-15 (60%) would-be base stealers.
St. Joseph Christian School: Four-year letterwinner in basketball, football and track & field ... Was an all-state wide receiver and defensive end in junior and senior seasons ... As a senior was all-region in basketball and all-state in the 110 meter hurdles in track.
Personal: Chemical Engineering major ... Born 9/18/89 in St. Joseph, Mo. ... Older of two sons of Scott and Pam Nelson ... Has a younger brother, Matt (19).