HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner for coach Mike Martin at East Ridge HS ... Named Murphy Fair Preseason All-State as senior ... Collected 164 solo tackles with 51 assists (19.5 tackles per game) along with 11.5 sacks as senior ... Posted 121 solos tackles with 35 assists and three sacks as junior ... Voted Hamilton County Defensive Player of the Year and District 6-AA Defensive MVP as junior and senior ... Earned Best of Preps by Chattanooga Times-Free Press as senior ... Rated No. 1 in Tennessee and seventh in nation in total tackles as senior according to MaxPreps ... Named Elite 1 All-Star in 2008 and Elite 1 Blue Chip in 2009 at linebacker by MaxPreps ... Also lettered four years in baseball and two years in wrestling ... Garnered All-District honors as sophomore, junior and senior and All-County accolades as junior and senior in baseball ... Qualified for state tournament, taking third in Region Tournament in wrestling and earning team Iron Man Award as sophomore ... Member of BETA Club and Honor Court ... Voted Mr. East Ridge ... Received Marshall McEwen Award, Outstanding Pioneer Award, Senior Athletic Award and Most Outstanding Athletic Award.
PERSONAL: Stefan Alexander Nelson ... Son of Jason Nelson and Angel Elliott ... Born July 19, 1993.