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Mike Nelson

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sinking Spring, Pa.

High School:
Wilson

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 285

Position:
C

Experience:
4L

2005: Appeared in eight contests, including a string of six straight starts to end the season ... Listed as a center, but made five starts at left guard, and another start at left tackle ... Graded out at 80 percent on 353 snaps ... Recorded 13.5 pancakes and allowed just one sack ... Ends his career at Ohio with 40 games played and 19 starts ... Played every lineman position except for right tackle in his time with the Bobcats.

2004: Came off the bench in first five games as backup at right guard ... Missed the next three contests with an ankle sprain ... Started at Kent State in place of injured Matt Miller ... Returned to backup role for final two games.

2003: Started all 12 games at the center position, the last two with a broken hand ... Participated in 770 plays, the second most on the team ... Graded out at 79 percent for the season, topping 75 percent eight times and 80 percent six ... Enjoyed his best game, 90 percent, against Western Michigan ... Had 73 pluses in 81 snaps ... Reached 87 percent against both Southeast Missouri State and Buffalo and 86 percent vs. Miami ... Credited with 17 pancakes and 90 knockdowns ... Had eight knockdowns on three different occasions.

2002: Played in all 12 games as a reserve lineman ... Spent most of the year as the second-team left guard.

2001: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A First Team All-Bucks County and All-Lancaster/Lebanon Area selection on both offense and defense as a junior ... Topped 100 tackles during his career ... Helped squad to a pair of conference championships ... Voted team captain ... An honor roll student who was named to the all-academic team ... Earned three letters in football, two in track and one in wrestling.

PERSONAL: Accounting major ... Son of Michael, Sr. and Josephine Nelson ... Born on August 6, 1983.