Jamarcus Nelson - 1
Jamarcus Nelson


Midfield, Ala.

High School:
Midfield HS

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 160

Wide Receiver


One of Blazers' most dynamic performers ... has sprinter speed ... saw first season of action in 2011 and stepped up his role more last season ... listed as No. 1 at "X" wide receiver position after spring practice ... averages nearly 20 yards per reception (19.8) on 39 catches for his career ... was redshirted in 2010.

2012: Played in all 12 games and started four for the Blazers (South Carolina, Tulsa, Southeastern Louisiana and Houston) ... ranked No. 7 on team in receptions with 22 for 414 yards ... his 18.8 yards per catch average was best on the team ... tied for team honors in touchdown receptions with four ... continued to haunt Tulsa as he did the season before, catching four passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns ... had a 75-yard touchdown catch from Austin Brown against the Golden Hurricane on the first play from scrimmage in the game ... also had a 50-yard touchdown reception in the game against Tulsa ... posted a second 100-yard receiving game (6-106) in contest at Houston ... caught five passes for 60 yards, including a 35-yarder for a touchdown ... returned three kickoffs for 53 yards in season opener against Troy.

2011: Played in all 12 games, seeing significant action at wide receiver and also as kick return specialist for the Blazers ... was on receiving end of 17 passes for 358 yards with a team-leading four touchdown receptions ... also led team in average yards per catch (21.1) ... posted a pair of two-touchdown games (Tulsa and Memphis) ... had two receptions (66 and 44 yards) in contest at Tulsa, the 66-yarder coming on a pass from QB Bryan Ellis ... caught season-high six passes for 133 yards in victory at Memphis ... had a 47-yard reception at Memphis ... also caught a pair of passes vs. East Carolina and Southern Miss ... finished with 10 rushes for 23 yards with a 3-yard rushing touchdown vs. Florida Atlantic in season finale ...also had team-high 24 kickoff returns for 422 yards (17.6 avg.) ... had long kick return of 37 yards vs. Memphis.

2010: Did not appear in a game for the Blazers and was redshirted.

High School: Attended Midfield High School ... led his team to the state Class 4A semifinals after finishing 11-2 during the regular season in 2009 ... recorded 55 catches, 1,049 yards, 214 yards rushing, five interceptions and 19 touchdowns ... was named The Birmingham News Metro-West Player of the Year ... listed as No. 27 state prospect on Birmingham News Super Seniors list ... selected to The Birmingham News All-Metro West Offensive Team ... named to the ASWA First Team All-State ... coached by The Birmingham News All-Metro West Coach of the Year Ruben Nelson ... two-time Class 4A state champion in the 100 meters ... also captured 200-meter title ... in addition, he was a highly-regarded basketball player for Midfield, earning team MVP and all-region honors ... two-year letterwinner in track and field and basketball.

Personal: Born April 24, 1992 at Midfield, Ala. ... son of Marsha Nelson ... nickname is J.J. ... major is communications management.

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