Nelson was elected in the fourth round (107th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft by the Buccaneers. He made an NFL debut in a reserve role in the season opener vs. San Francisco (9/8).
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|Real Name||Anthony Nelson|
|Profession||American Football Outside Linebacker|
|Date of Birth||March 4, 1997|
|Age (as in 2021)||24 years|
|Birthplace||Urbandale, Lowa, USA|
|Hometown||Urbandale, Lowa, USA|
|School||Waukee Middle school|
|Educational Qualification||Not Applicable|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 204 cm
in meters- 2.04 m
in feet inches- 6'7"
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 123 kg
in pounds- 271 lbs
|Hair Colour||Dark Brown|
|Arm Length||347⁄8 in (0.89 m)|
|Hand Span||9 7⁄8 in (0.25 m)|
|Debut||NFL Draft: 2019|
|Awards & Achievements||• Super Bowl champion (LV)
• Second-team All-Big Ten (2018)
• Third-team All-Big Ten (2017)
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Parents||Father- Jeff Nelson
Mother- Christy Nelson
|Net Worth (approx.)||$3 to $6 million|
Anthony Nelson took birth on March 24, 1997, in Urbandale, Iowa, USA.
Anthony Nelson’s father, Jeff, played football at Iowa. He participated in the Linebackers Light Up the Holidays event as part of the 2019 holiday season, helping surprise a group of children with a shopping spree at Target.
In June 2019, he participated in Tampa’s Police Department Citizen’s Academy and visited MacDill’s Air Force Base.
Anthony’s father’s name is Jeff Nelson, who also played football at Iowa. His mother is Christy Nelson. There is no news about his siblings.
Attended Waukee High School (Urbandale, Iowa), where he earned Class 4A Western Iowa Defensive Player of the Year as a senior was named to the Des Moines Register Elite all-state team as a senior and first-team all-state by Iowa Newspaper.
All-Big Ten honors in 2016 and 2017. He had an accounting major with a 3.86 grade-point average (on a 4.0 scale). He has started all ten games in 2018 and has 24 career starts.
He will get his name placed on the national ballot for Academic All-America honors.
The district honor is the second for Nelson, who earned first-team Academic All-America honors in 2017. He is also a member of Iowa’s 2018 Leadership Group.
Anthony Nelson has recorded 32 tackles, including 16 solo stops. He is tied for sixth in the Big Ten with 6.5 sacks and has recorded eight tackles for loss.
He recovered a fumble in the end zone in Iowa’s win over Maryland for his first career touchdown and was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week for his play in Iowa’s win at Minnesota.
In the last 20 seasons, under Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz, 27 Iowa football student-athletes have combined to earn academic All-District and All-America recognition on 49 occasions.
He played in 37 games at Iowa (2015-18), totaling 119 tackles (31 for loss), 23.0 sacks, seven passes defended, four forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery, which was recovered in the end zone for a touchdown.
He has been a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. Along with that, he posted 9.5 sacks as a redshirt junior (2018), tied for the second-most in the Big Ten, and tied for the 17th-most in the FBS while adding 45 tackles (13.5 for loss).
Named second-team All-Big-Ten by the league’s media while earning third-team honors from Phil Steele and the league’s coaches.
In 2017, as a redshirt sophomore (2017), he recorded 41 tackles (9.5 for loss), 7.5 sacks, four passes defended, two forced fumbles, and a blocked field goal, earning third-team All-Big Ten honors from the league’s media and honorable mention from the league’s coaches.
He played in all 13 games as a redshirt freshman (2016), registering 33 tackles (eight for loss), 7.0 sacks, two forced fumbles, and a pass defense.
- High-motor player who plays without hesitation from whistle to whistle.
- A well-timed swim manoeuvre that can overcome space obstacles.
- He has a great length and builds for carrying weight, which allows him to play in a variety of positions.
- As an edge-setting run defender, he’s a bright player who senses misdirection and can play with square shoulders.
- As a pass rusher, he’s a one-trick pony who lacks a counter to overcome tackles who anchor effectively.
- His lower-body flexibility appears restricted, and he’ll struggle to bend efficiently around deep pockets.
- Height (6’7″) and length (347.8″ arms) aren’t used to their full potential, resulting in too many blocks within his body and a lack of interior gap leverage versus power tactics.
- Too eager to walk at the line of scrimmage, Frankenstein fails to disengage in space.
Nelson has incredible length and a build that NFL scouts lust over. He could quickly gain weight and see a substantial boost in strength and power in the NFL.
As of now, he wins with a combination of hustle and intensity and well-timed plays, resulting in some unexpected victories.
He has positional versatility and is the type of middle-round pick that can contribute immediately as a depth player in his first season.
Anthony Nelson is 6 feet 7 inches (200.66 cm) tall and a fit sportsperson. He weighed nearly 271 lbs (122 kgs). His eye color is hazel, and he has brown hair.
Relationship, Wife & Affairs
He is married to Jordyn Nelson. There is no information about their children.
Anthony Nelson possesses a net worth of nearly $3 million to $6 million as of 2020-2021.
In 2021 he had a salary of $823,021 in a year, excluding all the bonuses. In total he earned $2,795,040 in 2021.
In 2022, he signed a salary of $965,000 a year, and including the bonuses, it is $3,760,040. You can read this post about his recent payment.