Mark Nelson (Canadian football)

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Mark Nelson
Ottawa Redblacks
Date of birth (1956-07-25) July 25, 1956 (age 60)
Place of birth Edmonton, Alberta
Career information
Status Retired
CFL status National
Position(s) LB
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 220 lb (100 kg)
College East Central Oklahoma State
CFL draft 1980 / Round: Terr. Exemption
Drafted by Calgary Stampeders
Career history
As coach
1992 Edmonton Eskimos (ST coach/LB coach)
19931994 Edmonton Eskimos (ST coach/RB coach)
1995 San Antonio Texans (LB coach)
1996 Toronto Argonauts (DL coach)
1997–1999 Valdosta State Blazers (DC/LB coach)
2000 Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys (DC/DB coach)
2001 Kentucky Wildcats (ST coach/TE coach)
2002 Kentucky Wildcats (ST coach/DL coach)
2003 Baylor Bears (ST coach/DL coach)
2004–2005 Baylor Bears (ST coach/LB coach)
2006 Tulsa Golden Hurricane (ST coach/DL coach)
2007 Louisville Cardinals (ST coach/DL coach)
2008 Louisville Cardinals (ST coach)
2009 Winnipeg Blue Bombers (DC/LB coach)
20102011 Edmonton Eskimos (LB coach)
2012 Edmonton Eskimos (DC/LB coach)
2013 Montreal Alouettes (LB coach)
2014–present Ottawa Redblacks (DC)
As player
19801985 Calgary Stampeders
1986 Saskatchewan Roughriders
Career highlights and awards

Mark Nelson (born July 25, 1956)[1] is a former professional Canadian football linebacker who is currently the defensive coordinator for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL).[2] He played for seven seasons in the Canadian Football League for the Calgary Stampeders and Saskatchewan Roughriders. He is a three-time Grey Cup champion having won as a coach in 1993, 1996 and 2016. He played college football for the East Central Oklahoma State Tigers.

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