A highly touted offensive lineman, Andrew Nelson made strong strides during training camp and is on the depth chart at left tackle. He was a third team All-State pick during his senior season at Hershey High School. Nelson enrolled in June and adds quality depth to an experienced Nittany Lion offensive line.
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 ESPN.com and earned a three-star ranking from Rivals.com and Scout.com. 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.