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Jonathan Nelson
SS #37
Height:
5-11
Weight:
190
College:
Oklahoma
Hometown:
Arlington, Texas
Experience:
1
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 2 9 6 3 0 0 1 1 0 20 -- 20
2011 CAR 2 9 6 3 0 -- 1 1 0 20 20 20

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Waived by Carolina (8/31/12)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (12/23/11)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (11/16/11)...Terminated from practice squad by St. Louis (9/13/11)...Signed to practice squad by St. Louis (9/5/11)...Waived by St. Louis (9/3/11)...Selected the seventh round (229th overall) of the NFL Draft by St. Louis (4/30/11).

GP/GS
Career (2/1); 2011 (2/1).

2011
Played in the last two games with one start at strong safety for Carolina...Spent the previous five games on the Panthers' practice squad...Signed from the practice squad (12/23) when cornerback Captain Munnerlyn was placed on injured reserve...Corralled 11 tackles and one interception...Originally drafted in the seventh round (229th overall) by St. Louis....Waived in the final roster cutdown (9/3) and spent one game on the Rams' practice squad before being terminated from the unit (9/13)...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Thrust into the starting lineup after safety Jordan Pugh, who was scheduled to start for an injured Charles Godfrey, experienced concussion symptoms in pregame warm-ups and did not play...Responded with nine tackles and first career interception...Picked off an overthrown pass by Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman and returned it 20 yards, resulting in a touchdown.

COLLEGE
Played in 33 games with 17 starts at Oklahoma...Totaled 155 tackles, one sack, five interceptions, nine passes defensed and three forced fumbles...2010 (Sr.): All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention...Started 14 games...Ranked second on the Sooners with 102 tackles...Posted two interceptions, seven passes defensed and two forced fumbles...2009 (Jr.): All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention...Played in 13 games with three starts...Finished third on the team with three interceptions to go along with two passes defensed...Compiled 46 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble...2008 (So.): Played in four games...Notched seven tackles...2007 (Fr.): Played in two games...Did not record any statistics...2006: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Summitt HS in Arlington, Texas...Majored in accounting at Oklahoma.

TRANSACTIONS
Waived by Carolina (8/31/12)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (12/23/11)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (11/16/11)...Terminated from practice squad by St. Louis (9/13/11)...Signed to practice squad by St. Louis (9/5/11)...Waived by St. Louis (9/3/11)...Selected the seventh round (229th overall) of the NFL Draft by St. Louis (4/30/11).

GP/GS
Career (2/1); 2011 (2/1).

2011
Played in the last two games with one start at strong safety for Carolina...Spent the previous five games on the Panthers' practice squad...Signed from the practice squad (12/23) when cornerback Captain Munnerlyn was placed on injured reserve...Corralled 11 tackles and one interception...Originally drafted in the seventh round (229th overall) by St. Louis....Waived in the final roster cutdown (9/3) and spent one game on the Rams' practice squad before being terminated from the unit (9/13)...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/24): Thrust into the starting lineup after safety Jordan Pugh, who was scheduled to start for an injured Charles Godfrey, experienced concussion symptoms in pregame warm-ups and did not play...Responded with nine tackles and first career interception...Picked off an overthrown pass by Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman and returned it 20 yards, resulting in a touchdown.

COLLEGE
Played in 33 games with 17 starts at Oklahoma...Totaled 155 tackles, one sack, five interceptions, nine passes defensed and three forced fumbles...2010 (Sr.): All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention...Started 14 games...Ranked second on the Sooners with 102 tackles...Posted two interceptions, seven passes defensed and two forced fumbles...2009 (Jr.): All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention...Played in 13 games with three starts...Finished third on the team with three interceptions to go along with two passes defensed...Compiled 46 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble...2008 (So.): Played in four games...Notched seven tackles...2007 (Fr.): Played in two games...Did not record any statistics...2006: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Summitt HS in Arlington, Texas...Majored in accounting at Oklahoma.

 

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