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  Kylan Nelson

Kylan Nelson

Player Profile

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Lexington, Ky.

High School:
Lafayette

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Position:
CB

Prior to Ohio: Four-year letterwinner of the Lafayette High School football team... Served as the team captain as a senior... Played both offense and defense... Registered 2,000-plus all-purpose yards in both his junior and senior seasons... Scored 18 touchdowns in both his junior and senior seasons... Tallied 65 tackles as a senior... Selected as the squad's Special Team's Most Valuable Player as a junior and senior... Tallied 430 all-purpose yards against Bryan Station... Rushed for 156 yards and three touchdowns against Henry Clay... Helped guide his team to the third round of the playoffs during his freshman season... Also excelled on the Lafayette High School baseball team as he was a three-year letterwinner... Named captain of the baseball team as a junior.

Personal: Born Feb. 24, 1996... Son of MacArther and Sheresa Nelson... Has one younger sister Kennedie... Lists Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson as his favorite football player... Lists the New York Yankees and Philadelphia Phillies as his teams... Enjoys Math, Science and playing sports... Very active in his local community, serving as an active member at the Main Street Baptist Church and in the Black Men Working Academy (BMW)... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)... Also excelled in the classroom as he posted the football team's top grade point average in each of his four years in high school... A member of the Beta Club... Intends to major in Human Exercise Physiology.

Cornerbacks coach James Ward on Nelson: "He is a tremendous person and comes from a great family. He is a great returner with great speed. He has the mental and physical make-up to play early."