Jerico Nelson

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Jerico Nelson
Free agent
Position: Strong safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-09-19) September 19, 1989 (age 26)
Place of birth: Kenner, Louisiana
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Destrehan (LA)
College: Arkansas
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles: 0
Sacks: 0
Interceptions: 0
Forced fumbles: 0
Player stats at

Jerico Nelson (born September 19, 1989) is an American Football strong safety who is currently a free agent. Nelson signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Nelson played College football at Arkansas.

Early years[edit]

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[1][2] He also was ranked as the No. 51 running back in the nation by[2]

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Jerico Nelson
Destrehan, Louisiana Destrehan High School 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 4.45 Feb 1, 2008 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 51 (RB)   Rivals: 23 (ATH), 9 (Louisiana)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


College career[edit]

He played College football at Arkansas. He finished college with 268 tackles, 10.5 Sacks, 4 Interceptions, 12 Pass Deflections, 2 Forced fumbles.[3]

In his Freshman season, He finished with 37 tackles and 3.5 sacks.[3]

In his Sophomore season, He finished the season with 74 Tackles, 2.5 Sacks, one Interception and a Forced fumble.[3]

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.[3]

In his Senior season, He finished his Senior season with 70 Tackles, 2 sacks and 4 pass deflections.[3]

Professional career[edit]

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On April 30, 2012, Nelson signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent.[4] On August 31, 2012, He was released.[5] On September 1, 2012, He was signed to the practice squad.[6] 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.[7]

Texas Revolution[edit]

On January 5, 2016, Nelson signed with the Texas Revolution.


  1. ^
  2. ^ a b "Arkansas Razorbacks profile". 
  3. ^ a b c d e "Jerico Nelson College Statistics". 
  4. ^ "Saints Announce 2012 Rookie Free Agent Class". Retrieved April 30, 2012. 
  5. ^ "53-man roster tracker". Retrieved August 31, 2012. 
  6. ^ "New Orleans Saints Announce Practice Squad". Retrieved September 1, 2012. 
  7. ^ "New Orleans Saints place Malcolm Jenkins, Charles Brown on injured reserve". Retrieved December 15, 2012. 

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