Class of 2012

Jordan Nelson

HometownOmaha, NE
High schoolBurke

Jordan Nelson starred in his first full healthy season at Burke High School, where he helped the Bulldogs reach the Class A state championship as a senior. Nelson set the school single-season rushing record with 1,791 yards and tacked on 13 touchdowns, earning him a spot on the Lincoln Journal Star Super State first team. Nelson also caught 25 passes for 700 yards and eight touchdowns, while averaging 28.0 yards per reception. Nelson is joined by two of his teammates, running back Carson Collins and linebacker Mitch McCann, as walk-ons from Burke. The All-Nebraska running back and honorary captain of the Omaha World-Herald all-conference metro team chose to walk on over scholarship offers from several Division II programs. Nelson is the son of Ray and Tammy Nelson.


Photo Credit: Jeff Beiermann, The World-Herald

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