150 Years
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Princeton Football BIO
23 Dré Nelson

At Princeton — 2013: rushed 44 times for 287 yards and led all running backs with three rushing touchdowns … rushed for 77 yards and two touchdowns in the Ivy championship clinching victory over Yale … ran for a career-high 98 yards and a touchdown in the 53-7 win over Columbia … helped Princeton break Ivy League records in both scoring offense (43.7) and total offense (511.6) … helped offense record five 50-point games during eight-game win streak; team had scored 50 points only four times in previous 467 games. 2012: scored first touchdown of the fourth quarter to ignite 29-point comeback against Harvard; caught a seven-yard pass to lead Tigers to 39-34 victory over the previously unbeaten Crimson … rushed 19 times for 63 yards during the season … caught six passes for 10 yards … ran seven times for 29 yards at Cornell … had season-long run of 18 yards against Penn … caught four passes for 16 yards against Harvard.

At Greater Atlanta Christian School — two-time all-county honoree at running back ... selected to the Gwinnett County all-star team ... Gwinnett County Player of the Month ... recorded 1,052 yards of offense as a senior ... led county in yards per carry (12.5) ... scored 10 touchdowns as a senior ... holds school record for longest kickoff return (92 yards) ... team went 17-5 in last two seasons ... two-time team captain ... also lettered four years in track ... three-time Most Valuable Runner on track team ... two-time all-county selection in track ... placed third in state in 100 meters ... holds school records in the 100 and 200 ... three-time track captain ... school record holder in deadlift ... 2012 National Athlete of the Year award recipient by the NSCA ... Sports Performance honor in weightlifting twice ... Most Athletic Award ... Mr. Spartan Athlete Award ... member of the Beta Club and the National Honor Society ...  National Achievement Scholar.

Personal — born April 19, 1994 ... son of Lawrence and Vanessa Nelson ... father is an owner/builder/developer; mother is a homemaker ... has a younger brother Trey ... enjoys playing the drums and piano, volunteering and golfing ... may study Economics at Princeton.

RUSHING STATISTICS

Year Rushes Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg/Gm
2012 19 63 3.3 0 18 7.9
2013 44 287 6.5 3 55 31.0
Totals 63 350 5.6 3 55 20.6

RECEIVING STATISTICS

Year Rec. Yds. Avg. TD Long Avg/Gm
2012 6 10 1.7 1 7 1.2
2013 2 7 3.5 0 8 0.8
Totals 8 17 2.1 1 8 0.9
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 175
Year: Junior
Hometown: Stone Mountain, Ga.
High School: Greater Atlanta Christian
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