21 DeShawn Nelson
21 - DeShawn Nelson
Height: 5-10
Weight: 180
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Kentwood, Mich./East
Position: DB
gp 11
tk 51.0
sac -
int 6
ffum 3

College: 2013: Started all 10 games at cornerback … Tallied 41 tackles including 30 solos … Had three pass breakups and two forced fumbles on the season … Posted seven tackles, a blocked kick and a forced fumble in a double overtime win at Hillsdale (Oct. 19) … Recorded a season-high 10 tackles vs. Saginaw Valley State (Nov. 2) … 2012: Started all 10 games at cornerback … Led the GLIAC in both interceptions (.50 per game) and passes defended (1.40 per game) … Set school records for interception return yards in a game (103) and season (123) … Finished fourth on the team in tackles with 49 …  Had a team-high seven tackles and two interceptions vs. Hillsdale (11/3). He returned one pick for 81 yards and a touchdown … Registered a season-high nine tackles vs. Grand Valley State (9/29) … 2011: Played in five games as a backup in the defensive backfield … Tallied three tackles on the season … Had two stops at Grand Valley State (10/29) … 2010: Redshirted.

High School: Played at East Kentwood High School … Registered 61 tackles as a senior and 40 as a junior at the defensive back position … Rushed for over 500 yards each of his final two seasons … Was a standout wrestler, finishing second at the state meet at 145 pounds as a junior and sixth at 140 as a sophomore.

Personal: Son of William and Tina Nelson of Kentwood, Mich. … Born Sept. 12, 1991 … Majoring in accounting.

Nelson's Career Defensive Statistics
Year Tackles Assists Total Sacks TFL-Yards FF-FR INT-YDS BRUP
2011 3 0 3 0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0
2012 37 12 49 0 0.0-0 1-0 5-123 9
2013 30 11 41 0 1.5-1 2-0 1-0 3
Total 60 23 93 0 1.5-1 3-0 6-123 12



Recent Games
Oct 18 Grand Valley State W, 35-14
Oct 25 Ferris State L, 37-3
Nov 1 at Tiffin W, 35-17
Nov 8 Ashland W, 28-12
Nov 15 Lake Erie W, 59-14
Nov 22 Angelo State L, 42-41
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 38 33
Assists 13 11
Tackles 51.0 44.0
Tackles per game 4.6 4.4
Sacks - -
Sack yards - -
Interceptions 6 6
Returned for touchdown 1 1
Fumble recoveries 1 1
Fumble return TDs - -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 4 at Wayne State W, 18-17 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 13 at Malone W, 37-6 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 20 Saginaw Valley State W, 26-20 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 27 at Northern Michigan W, 34-31 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 11 at Northwood W, 21-6 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Grand Valley State W, 35-14 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 25 Ferris State L, 37-3 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 at Tiffin W, 35-17 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Ashland W, 28-12 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Lake Erie W, 59-14 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 22 Angelo State L, 42-41 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 4 at Wayne State W, 18-17 - - - - - - -
Sep 13 at Malone W, 37-6 - - - - - - -
Sep 20 Saginaw Valley State W, 26-20 - - - - - - -
Sep 27 at Northern Michigan W, 34-31 - - - - - - -
Oct 11 at Northwood W, 21-6 - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Grand Valley State W, 35-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 25 Ferris State L, 37-3 - - - - - - -
Nov 1 at Tiffin W, 35-17 - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Ashland W, 28-12 - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Lake Erie W, 59-14 - - - - - - -
Nov 22 Angelo State L, 42-41 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 4 at Wayne State W, 18-17 - - - - - - -
Sep 13 at Malone W, 37-6 - - - - - - -
Sep 20 Saginaw Valley State W, 26-20 - - - - - - -
Sep 27 at Northern Michigan W, 34-31 - - - - - - -
Oct 11 at Northwood W, 21-6 - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Grand Valley State W, 35-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 25 Ferris State L, 37-3 - - - - - - -
Nov 1 at Tiffin W, 35-17 - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Ashland W, 28-12 - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Lake Erie W, 59-14 - - - - - - -
Nov 22 Angelo State L, 42-41 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 4 at Wayne State W, 18-17 - - - - - 0
Sep 13 at Malone W, 37-6 - - - - - 0
Sep 20 Saginaw Valley State W, 26-20 - - - - - 0
Sep 27 at Northern Michigan W, 34-31 - - - - - 0
Oct 11 at Northwood W, 21-6 - - - - - 0
Oct 18 Grand Valley State W, 35-14 - - - - - 0
Oct 25 Ferris State L, 37-3 - - - - - 0
Nov 1 at Tiffin W, 35-17 - - - - - 0
Nov 8 Ashland W, 28-12 - - - - - 0
Nov 15 Lake Erie W, 59-14 - - - - - 0
Nov 22 Angelo State L, 42-41 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 4 at Wayne State W, 18-17 - - - - - - - -
Sep 13 at Malone W, 37-6 - - - - - - - -
Sep 20 Saginaw Valley State W, 26-20 - - - - - - - -
Sep 27 at Northern Michigan W, 34-31 - - - - - - - -
Oct 11 at Northwood W, 21-6 - - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Grand Valley State W, 35-14 - - - - - - - -
Oct 25 Ferris State L, 37-3 - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 at Tiffin W, 35-17 - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Ashland W, 28-12 - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Lake Erie W, 59-14 - - - - - - - -
Nov 22 Angelo State L, 42-41 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 4 at Wayne State W, 18-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 13 at Malone W, 37-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 20 Saginaw Valley State W, 26-20 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 27 at Northern Michigan W, 34-31 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 11 at Northwood W, 21-6 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 18 Grand Valley State W, 35-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 25 Ferris State L, 37-3 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 at Tiffin W, 35-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Ashland W, 28-12 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 15 Lake Erie W, 59-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 22 Angelo State L, 42-41 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 4 at Wayne State W, 18-17 1 - - - - 0
Sep 13 at Malone W, 37-6 1 - - - - 0
Sep 20 Saginaw Valley State W, 26-20 1 - - - - 0
Sep 27 at Northern Michigan W, 34-31 1 - - - - 0
Oct 11 at Northwood W, 21-6 1 - - - - 0
Oct 18 Grand Valley State W, 35-14 1 - - - - 0
Oct 25 Ferris State L, 37-3 1 - - - - 0
Nov 1 at Tiffin W, 35-17 1 - - - - 0
Nov 8 Ashland W, 28-12 1 - - - - 0
Nov 15 Lake Erie W, 59-14 1 - - - - 0
Nov 22 Angelo State L, 42-41 1 - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 4 at Wayne State W, 18-17 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 13 at Malone W, 37-6 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 20 Saginaw Valley State W, 26-20 0 - - - - 1 - - - - 0 -
Sep 27 at Northern Michigan W, 34-31 0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0 -
Oct 11 at Northwood W, 21-6 0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0 -
Oct 18 Grand Valley State W, 35-14 0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0 -
Oct 25 Ferris State L, 37-3 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 1 at Tiffin W, 35-17 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 8 Ashland W, 28-12 0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0 -
Nov 15 Lake Erie W, 59-14 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 22 Angelo State L, 42-41 0 - - - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 4 at Wayne State W, 18-17 1 0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 13 at Malone W, 37-6 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 20 Saginaw Valley State W, 26-20 0 4 4.0 - - 0 - - - - 1 89 1 - - -
Sep 27 at Northern Michigan W, 34-31 1 0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - 1 19 0 1 - -
Oct 11 at Northwood W, 21-6 4 0 4.0 - - 0 - - - - 2 0 0 - - -
Oct 18 Grand Valley State W, 35-14 8 3 11.0 - - 0 - 1 - - 1 0 0 1 - -
Oct 25 Ferris State L, 37-3 6 2 8.0 - - 0 - 1 - - - - - - - -
Nov 1 at Tiffin W, 35-17 3 1 4.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 8 Ashland W, 28-12 5 0 5.0 - - 0 - - - - 1 5 0 1 - -
Nov 15 Lake Erie W, 59-14 5 1 6.0 - - 0 - 1 1 - - - - - - -
Nov 22 Angelo State L, 42-41 5 2 7.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2011-12 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2012-13 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2013-14 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
2014-15 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Total 36 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2011-12 5 - - - - - - - -
2012-13 10 - - - - - - 1 1
2013-14 10 - - - - - - - -
2014-15 11 - - - - - - - -
Total 36 - - - - - - 1 1
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2011-12 5 - - - - - - -
2012-13 10 - - - - - - -
2013-14 10 - - - - - - -
2014-15 11 - - - - - - -
Total 36 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2011-12 5 - - - - - - - 0
2012-13 10 - - - - - - - 0
2013-14 10 - - - - - - - 0
2014-15 11 - - - - - - - 0
Total 36 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2011-12 5 - - - - - - - -
2012-13 10 - - - - - - - -
2013-14 10 - - - - - - - -
2014-15 11 - - - - - - - -
Total 36 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2011-12 - - - - - - - - - -
2012-13 - - - - - - - - - -
2013-14 - - - - - - - - - -
2014-15 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2011-12 5 - - - - 0 .0
2012-13 10 - - - - 0 .0
2013-14 10 - - - - 0 .0
2014-15 11 - - - - 0 .0
Total 36 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2011-12 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
2012-13 6 0.6 - - - - 1 - - - - 0
2013-14 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
2014-15 6 0.5 - - - - 1 - - - - 0
Total 12 0.3 - - - - 2 - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2011-12 5 3 0 3.0 .6 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
2012-13 10 37 12 49.0 4.9 - - 0 - 1 - - 5 123 9 -
2013-14 10 28 11 39.0 3.9 - - 1.5 1 2 - - 1 0 3 1
2014-15 11 38 13 51.0 4.6 - - 0 - 3 1 0 6 113 3 -
Total 36 106 36 142.0 3.9 - - 1.5 1 6 1 0 12 236 15 1
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 11 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Conference 10 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Away 5 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 9 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
Losses 2 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
October 3 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
November 4 - - - - - - - - - 0.0
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 11 - - - - - - - -
Conference 10 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 9 - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 11 - - - - - - -
Conference 10 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 9 - - - - - - -
Losses 2 - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 11 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 10 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - 0
Away 5 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 9 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 2 - - - - - - - 0
-
September 4 - - - - - - - 0
October 3 - - - - - - - 0
November 4 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 11 - - - - - - - -
Conference 10 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 9 - - - - - - - -
Losses 2 - - - - - - - -
-
September 4 - - - - - - - -
October 3 - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 11 - - - - 0 .0
Conference 10 - - - - 0 .0
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 6 - - - - 0 .0
Away 5 - - - - 0 .0
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 9 - - - - 0 .0
Losses 2 - - - - 0 .0
-
September 4 - - - - 0 .0
October 3 - - - - 0 .0
November 4 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 6 0.5 - - - - 1 - - - - 0
Conference 6 0.6 - - - - 1 - - - - 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 6 1.0 - - - - 1 - - - - 0
Away 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 6 0.7 - - - - 1 - - - - 0
Losses 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - 0
-
September 6 1.5 - - - - 1 - - - - 0
October 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
November 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 11 38 13 51.0 4.6 - - 0 - 3 1 0 6 113 3 -
Conference 10 33 11 44.0 4.4 - - 0 - 3 1 0 6 113 3 -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 6 29 12 41.0 6.8 - - 0 - 3 1 0 3 94 2 -
Away 5 9 1 10.0 2.0 - - 0 - - - - 3 19 1 -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 9 27 9 36.0 4.0 - - 0 - 2 1 0 6 113 3 -
Losses 2 11 4 15.0 7.5 - - 0 - 1 - - - - - -
-
September 4 2 4 6.0 1.5 - - 0 - - - - 2 108 1 -
October 3 18 5 23.0 7.7 - - 0 - 2 - - 3 0 1 -
November 4 18 4 22.0 5.5 - - 0 - 1 1 0 1 5 1 -