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#53 Nick Nelms
Position: LB
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Germantown, Tenn.
High School: Houston
Experience: 2 Letters
Nick Nelms Bio
Courtesy: ArkansasState
Release: 05/20/2009

2011: Played in every game on special teams and in a reserve roll at linebacker . . . Recorded a career-high 41 tackles . . . Also posted one pass break-up and two
forced fumbles . . . Tallied a career-high eight tackles against FIU and posted at least five tackles in five games . . . ASU Athletic Director's Honor Roll member.

2010:  Played in every game, including one as a starter . . . Recorded a career-high 28 tackles (13 solo/15 asst.) that were the third most on the team among linebackers . . . Posted at least one tackle in 10 games and had multiple stops in eight outings . . . After recording 10 tackles through ASU's first eight games, finished with 18 over the last four . . . Tallied a season-high six tackles against both Middle Tennessee and Navy . . . ASU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

2009:  Played in 10 games as a true freshman mostly as a reserve and on special teams, but made the most of his only start in ASU's season-finale against Western Kentucky . . . Recorded seven tackles, including one TFL, and an interception in the game . . . Returned interception 43 yards to set up a key TD for ASU late in the game that helped the Red Wolves rally for the victory . . . Named College Football Performance Awards (CFPA) national linebacker of the week for his efforts against WKU . . . Finished the season with 10 tackles (6 solo, 4 assisted), one tackle for loss and an interception.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Four-year varsity letterman . . . Played both offense and defense at Class 5A Houston High School . . . Helped lead Houston to a 7-3 record as a senior . . . Senior season posted 768 rushing yards, 152 receiving yards, one interception, 66 tackles and two sacks . . . Rushed for 152 yards and three touchdowns on 31 carries, while also returning an interception 55 yards for a touchdown in one of his best games in 2008 . . . Named All-Metro and All-Region as a senior . . . Played in the Liberty Bowl All-Star Game . . . Timed at 4.65 seconds in the 40-yard dash . . . Averaged more than seven yards per rush season season.

PERSONAL:  Born Sept. 15, 1991 . . . Son of Michael Doss and Ovallie Nelms.

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