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Andrew Nelson
Andrew  Nelson


Hershey, Pa.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 290



H.S. Coach:
Mark Painter


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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)
Redshirt season.

High School
Nelson was a three-year letterwinner at Hershey High School, playing for head coach Mark Painter. He was a third team All-State selection during his senior season and was invited to play in the Big 33 Classic and the Chesapeake Bowl. Nelson was a top-30 prospect on the offensive line and was rated a four-star recruit by and earned a three-star ranking from and He also lettered in track and field, wrestling and volleyball.

Full name is David Andrew Nelson. He is the son of Dave and Dawn Nelson. He has two sisters, Kate and Brooke. Five of his family members have attended Penn State, including his father and his sister, Brooke. In his free time he enjoys hunting and fishing. Intends on majoring in kinesiology to pursue a career as a physical therapist. Born January 5, 1995 in Baltimore, Md.

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