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 Geoff Nelson 57
Geoff Nelson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cedar Hill, Texas

High School:
Cedar Hill

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 263

Position:
DE

Experience:
3L

10/07/2006

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Baylor Football vs. Colorado - 10/07/2006

One of seven returning starters on the defensive side of the ball, senior Geoff Nelson started every game at defensive end as a junior for the 2006 Bears.

2006: Emerged from fall camp No. 1 at defensive end and went on to start every game of his junior season along the line ... Finished ninth on the squad in tackles with 36 (14 solos) and had four tackles for loss to tie for fifth on team ... Also had team-high 2.5 sacks and two quarterback hurries ... Nine multi-tackle games in 12 starts ... Had a career-high seven tackles (two solos), including two for loss, vs. No. 22 TCU in first career start ... Totaled six tackles (three solos) and BU's lone sack vs. No. 22 Texas A&M ... Had four stops, all assisted, vs. Army, and four tackles at Colorado (two solos) ... Registered three tackles, all solos, and a key fourth quarter sack vs. Kansas, and had three stops at Washington State and vs. No. 16 Oklahoma ... Played 522 snaps to receive third Baylor letter.

2005: Appeared in 10 games as a sophomore ... Totaled 13 tackles (three solos), including 0.5 for loss ... Had a then-career-high tying four tackles (all assisted) at Missouri ... Totaled then-career-best four tackles (three solo) and 0.5 for loss at Oklahoma ... Credited with three assisted stops vs. No. 2 Texas ... Played 166 snaps to earn second letter.

2004: Saw action in nine games as a true freshman to receive his first letter ... Credited with 10 tackles (six solos) as a rookie ... Tallied a career-high three tackles (one solo) at No. 5 Texas ... Lone stop against No. 16 Texas A&M was also both his first career sack and tackle for loss ... Had career-best two solos against Missouri ... Saw action on 138 snaps.

High School: Cedar Hill High School, Cedar Hill, Texas ... Garnered unanimous first-team all-district honors as a senior ... Earned 2003 honorable mention 5A all-state recognition from the Texas Sports Writers Association ... Led the 2003 Longhorns to a 6-4 record, an impressive turnaround from his junior season when they finished 2-8 ... Moved to defensive end as a senior, after playing two seasons at linebacker, and responded with 82 tackles, including 55 solo stops, 17 tackles for loss, nine sacks, 10 quarterback hurries, seven forced fumbles, three pass breakups and a fumble recovery ... Named Dallas Morning News Player of the Week for his performance in the Longhorns' 28-17 season-ending victory over Mansfield Summit that sealed the school's first winning season since 1995 ... Recorded 16 tackles, four sacks, three caused fumbles, two fumble recoveries and a pass breakup against Mansfield Summit ... Credited with 90 tackles as a junior linebacker ... Selected Baylor over Stanford, Northwestern, Tulsa and Arkansas ... Coached by Joey McGuire at the District 4-5A school.

Personal: The son of Lee and Paula Allen, Geoffrey Dmon Nelson was born May 27, 1986, in Dallas, Texas ... Journalism major.

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