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Tom Nelson (American football)

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Wide Receiver

40 yard dash time
4.38 seconds

Tom Nelson


91 kg

Illinois State

1.8 m

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Date of birth:
(1986-12-04) December 4, 1986 (age 29)

Place of birth:
Hoffman Estates, Illinois

High school:
John Hersey High School

American football wide receiver

49 (Philadelphia Eagles / Defensive back), 43 (Cincinnati Bengals / Dimeback), 26 (Carolina Panthers / Safety)

Tom Nelson, Cheryl Nelson

Illinois State University

Tom Nelson (born December 4, 1986) is an American football Wide Receiver and former free safety who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2009. In 2011, he played for the Philadelphia Eagles, in 2013, played for the Chicago Bears, and in 2014, played for the Carolina Panthers. He played college football at Illinois State. He recently in 2015 was signed and cut by the Ravens pre-season roster. Tom now owns a football camp and training for people of all ages.


Early years

Nelson grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois and attended John Hersey High School, Thomas Middle School, and Ivy Hill Elementary School in Arlington Heights, IL. Nelson was a Chicago Bears fan during his youth.

Cincinnati Bengals

After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Nelson was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2009. His attempt to make the Bengals' roster was chronicled on the HBO series Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals. In his rookie season he had 25 tackles and an interception. He was waived on August 27, 2011.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles signed Nelson to a two-year contract on December 5, 2011, replacing Colt Anderson who had torn his ACL. He was released by the team on August 25, 2012.

Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears signed Nelson to a one-year contract on January 29, 2013. On August 30, Nelson was among the final roster cuts.

Carolina Panthers

On July 27, 2014, Nelson was signed by the Carolina Panthers. On August 31, he was among the final roster cuts.

Baltimore Ravens

On July 29, 2015, Nelson was signed by the Baltimore Ravens. On an unknown date in August 2015 Nelson was signed to a 1-year contract as a Wide Receiver. On September 4, 2015, he was waived by the Ravens.


Tom Nelson (American football) Wikipedia