Thirteen Lions earn Dean's List recognition by earning a 3.5 GPA or higher this past semester
Andrew Nelson is poised to be in the mix for substantial playing time at tackle when the season begins against UCF in Ireland. With the graduation of the top two right tackles on the depth chart from 2013, Nelson should be a primary challenger to earn significant snaps. He played a key role on the scout team during his redshirt season in 2013. Possessing good quickness for a player his size, Nelson has the tools to be a consistently productive player at the tackle position. The former Hershey High School standout has excellent physical attributes and added nearly 10 pounds to his frame during the off-season strength and conditioning program. With continued progress, Nelson is primed to be a significant figure on the Nittany Lion offensive line this fall and for the next three seasons. Nelson brought a 3.44 grade-point average into the summer and is a potential Academic All-Big Ten candidate. He is one of five Nittany Lions from the Harrisburg area and among 17 returning players from Central Pennsylvania.
2013 (Freshman Season)