10  Dontrell Nelson
Dontrell Nelson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Olive Branch, Miss.

High School:
Olive Branch HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 170

Position:
DB

Experience:
1L


11/15/2014

Defense leads Memphis to 38-7 win over Tulane

Bobby McCain and Dontrell Nelson each had interception returns for touchdowns to help Memphis beat Tulane 38-7.

11/15/2014

Memphis Postgame Notes at Tulane

09/07/2013

Memphis Postgame Notes vs. Duke

Game 1 - vs. Duke - September 7, 2013 - Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium - Memphis, Tenn.

07/17/2014

Memphis Football: Inside the Tigers' Winter/Summer Workouts

Get ready for your 2014 Memphis Tigers football season with this behind-the-scenes look at the team's winter and summer workouts.

Don't miss the 2014 season opener on August 30 when the Tigers host Austin Peay at 6 PM at the Liberty Bowl!

08/21/2013

Memphis Football Completes Final Two-A-Day Practice

The University of Memphis football team wrapped-up its final day of two-a-day practices on Wednesday. Head coach Justin Fuente talks about the final two-a-day practice.

08/13/2013

Memphis Football Preseason Camp - First Day in Full Pads

The Tigers suited up in full pads for the first time today in preparation for two-a-days starting tomorrow.

Memphis opens up the 2013 season hosting Duke on September 7.

08/09/2013

Memphis Football Preseason Camp - Day Two

Day two of preseason camp is in the books for the Memphis Tigers football team and it was another scorcher. Watch highlights and interviews from day two right here on the Memphis Tiger Network.

08/08/2013

Memphis Football Preseason Camp - Day One

The Memphis football team opened up their preseason camp today. Check out some highlights from the first day and hear from junior DB Bobby McCain and head coach Justin Fuente.

11/29/2014

Memphis Football vs UConn

Memphis Football vs UConn at the Liberty Bowl on November 29, 2014. Photos by Joe Murphy

08/13/2013

Memphis Tigers Preseason Practice 5

Images from the Tigers' fifth practice, the team's first in full pads.

2013 (Freshman)


Played in nine games as a true freshman and notched two tackles during rookie campaign ... Credited with first career tackle at Houston ... Also had an unassisted stop against Temple.

Olive Branch High School


Named to the Mississippi High School Activities Association All-Region 1 6A Team ... Selected to the Commercial Appeal's "Best of Preps" Mississippi/Arkansas Team ... Selected to the Clarion Ledger All-State First-Team ... Two-way player for the Conquistadors ... Registered 103 total tackles (39 solo stops and 64 assists) as a senior to go along with four interceptions, 15 pass breakups and one forced fumble ... Offensively, caught 12 passes for 352 yards and four touchdowns ... On special teams, had four punt returns for 28 yards and four kickoff returns for 106 yards ... Had two, double-digit tackle games including a 10-stop performance against Madison Central in the season opener ... In addition to eight tackles, including an assisted tackle for lost yards, had his first interception of the season in a 38-14 win over Trezevant ... In a 42-19 win over Syrma, had six tackles, including one for lost yardage and returned an interception 14 yards ... Registered a season-high three pass breakups to go along with six tackles and a quarterback hurry in the Conquistadors' 43-33 win at Memphis University School ... After back-to-back, eight-tackle games against Southaven and South Panola, equaled a season high with 10 tackles and broke up a pair of passes in a 31-28 win over DeSoto Central ... Had a nine-tackle, two pass breakup game in a 21-0 shutout of Grenada ... Posted an eight-tackle, one pass breakup game against Columbus ... Opened Class 6A playoffs with an eight-tackle game and also had fourth interception of the season against Warren Central ... In final game of prep career had eight tackles and broke up a pass against Madison Central ... High school coach was Scott Samsel ... Member of Olive Branch's state championship team junior season ... The Conquistadors went undefeated (15-0), defeating Petal 35-34 in the state championship game ... Team also captured a 6A Region I championship (7-0) ... Registered 87 total tackles, had five interceptions, four pass breakups, forced two fumbles and recovered another during junior year ... Began junior year with a six-tackle performance against Madison Central which including a tackle for loss ... Notched big-time tackle numbers during the state playoffs, closing out the season with three straight double-figure tackle games ... Began the state playoffs with a six-tackle game against Clinton ... Also picked off a pass, returning the ball 27 yards, had a pass breakup and forced a fumble in the Clinton game ... Had 11 tackles and forced a fumble in a 34-3 win over Northwest Rankin in the second round of the state playoffs ... Had a career-high 17 tackles and recovered a fumble in the Conquistadors' 40-35 semifinal win over Madison Central ... In Olive Branch's 35-34 win over Petal in the state championship game, had 13 tackles including a season-high four solo stops.

Personal


Son of Brenda Nelson ... Born June 25, 1995 ... Has four brothers - Brandon, Thomas, Antonio and Eddrick ... Has not declared a major.

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