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Rickie Nelson

Rickie  Nelson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Auburndale, Fla.

High School:
Santa Fe Catholic

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 170

Position:
WR

Birthdate:
02/23/1981

Experience:
SQ

2002: Did not see action ... Non-scholarship player.

2001: Did not see action ... Went through his first spring practice period.

2000: Did not see any action ... Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: Second team All-State selection as a senior at Santa Fe Catholic in Lakeland, Fla., when he also rated first team All-County at both running back and defensive back ... Played in 1999 Polk-Hillsborough All-Star Game ... Was team Offensive Most Valuable Player two years ... Earned District Most Valuable Player honors as a sophomore ... Two-time recipient of Coach's Award ... Team Captain senior season when he set school record with 1,541 yards rushing on 210 carries and scored 21 TDs ... Also had 16 receptions for another 200 yards ... On defense, had 54 tackles and eight pass interceptions ... Had school record 4,110 yards rushing during prep career, third best all-time in Polk County, and scored 51 TDs ... Caught 35 passes for 400 yards ... On defense, had 268 career tackles and 15 pass interceptions ... Helped lead 1998 team to 9-3 record and District Championship ... Team was District Runner-Up in 1997 and 1999 ... Coached in high school by Jack Hash ... Earned five letters in football and four in baseball ... Had .340 batting average and was Captain of team ... Received Leadership Award in baseball senior season ... Honor Roll student three years.

PERSONAL: Son of Rick and Rhonda Nelson ... Full name is Rickie LeVaughn Nelson ... Born: February 23, 1981 ... Majoring in Criminal Justice.

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