| Shawn Nelson|
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
| Southern Mississippi|
| (1985-10-05) October 5, 1985 (age 30)|
2009 / Round: 4 / Pick: 121
American football tight end
89 (Buffalo Bills / Tight end)
University of Southern Mississippi, East Ascension High School
Shawn Nelson (American football) Wikipedia
Shawn Nelson (born October 5, 1985) is a former American football tight end. Nelson was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He played college football at Southern Mississippi.
Nelson has also been a member of the New York Jets.
Nelson attended East Ascension High School in Gonzales, Louisiana. He was the high school teammate of San Francisco 49ers defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey.
Nelson attended University of Southern Mississippi and finished his college career with 157 receptions totaling 2,054 yards and sixteen touchdowns.MVP of New Orleans Bowl (2005)
2x First-team All-Conference USA (2006–2007)
Honorable mention All-Conference USA (2008)
Nelson impressed many scouts with his solid college career and impressive scouting combine numbers. At the NFL Combine, he ran a 4.56 forty-yard dash, bench pressed nineteen reps and posted a vertical jump of thirty three inches. Going into the 2009 NFL Draft, Nelson was regarded as one of the top tight end prospects. He was drafted in the fourth round with the 21st pick (121st overall) by the Buffalo Bills.
In his debut game against the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football, Shawn Nelson caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Trent Edwards. The Bills went on to lose the game 24-25. Nelson was suspended without pay for the team’s first four games of the 2010 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Nelson’s suspension began on Saturday, Sept. 4 2010. He was eligible to return to the Bills’ active roster on October 4, 2010. Nelson was released by the Bills on September 3, 2011.
Nelson was signed by the New York Jets on October 31, 2011. Nelson was waived by the team on November 22, 2011 due to a non-football related illness.
Nelson was also a member of the Blacktips of the Fall Experimental Football League (FXFL).