|Date of birth:September 19, 1989|
|Place of birth: Kenner, Louisiana|
|High school: Destrehan (LA)|
|Undrafted in 2012|
|Debuted in 2012 for the New Orleans Saints|
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Jerico Nelson (born September 19, 1989) is an American Football strong safety who is currently a free agent in the National Football League (NFL). Nelson signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Nelson played College football at Arkansas.
Nelson attended Destrehan High School in Louisiana. Nelson was ranked as 23rd athlete in the nation and was ranked as the 9th overall prospect in the state of Louisiana by Rivals.com. He also was ranked as the No. 51 running back in the nation by Scout.com.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Destrehan, Louisiana||Destrehan High School||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)||186 lb (84 kg)||4.45||Feb 1, 2008|
|Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 51 (RB) Rivals: 23 (ATH), 9 (Louisiana)|
In his Freshman season, He finished with 37 tackles and 3.5 sacks.
In his Sophomore season, He finished the season with 74 Tackles, 2.5 Sacks, one Interception and a Forced fumble.
In his Junior season, He finished the season with 87 tackles, 2.5 Sacks, one Interception in which it was returned for a touchdown and a forced fumble.
In his Senior season, He finished his Senior season with 70 Tackles, 2 sacks and 4 pass deflections.
New Orleans Saints
On April 30, 2012, Nelson signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent. On August 31, 2012, He was released. On September 1, 2012, He was signed to the practice squad. On December 15, 2012, He was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad after the team placed safety Malcolm Jenkins and Offensive tackle Charles Brown on injured reserve.
- "Arkansas Razorbacks profile". arkansasrazorbacks.com.
- "Jerico Nelson College Statistics". sports-reference.com.
- "Saints Announce 2012 Rookie Free Agent Class". neworleanssaints.com. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
- "53-man roster tracker". profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. Retrieved August 31, 2012.
- "New Orleans Saints Announce Practice Squad". neworleanssaints.com. Retrieved September 1, 2012.
- "New Orleans Saints place Malcolm Jenkins, Charles Brown on injured reserve". nola.com. Retrieved December 15, 2012.