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Reggie Nelson
S #27
Height:
5-11
Weight:
210
Age:
34
College:
Florida
Hometown:
Melbourne, FL
Experience:
11

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
71
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 784 578 206 6.5 0 96 35 483 -- 75 1 8 7
2017 OAK 13 13 71 46 25 0.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 OAK 16 16 65 50 15 0.0 -- 12 5 74 14.8 40 0 0 2
2015 CIN 16 16 77 52 25 0.0 -- 14 8 115 14.4 37 0 0 2
2014 CIN 16 16 95 62 33 1.5 -- 13 4 30 7.5 31 0 0 --
2013 CIN 15 15 65 49 16 1.0 -- 7 2 0 -- 0 0 1 2
2012 CIN 14 14 85 56 29 1.0 -- 9 3 10 3.3 10 0 2 --
2011 CIN 16 16 85 59 26 2.0 0 12 4 115 28.8 75 1 2 --
2010 CIN 16 6 54 34 20 0.0 -- 7 2 63 31.5 56 0 2 --
2009 JAC 16 14 70 64 6 0.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2008 JAC 13 13 54 48 6 0.0 -- 4 2 0 -- 0 0 0 --
2007 JAC 16 15 63 58 5 1.0 -- 11 5 76 15.2 37 0 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @TEN W 26-16 8 5 3 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 NYJ W 45-20 8 3 5 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @WAS L 10-27 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @DEN L 10-16 4 3 1 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 BAL L 17-30 5 4 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 LAC L 16-17 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 KC W 31-30 8 6 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @BUF L 14-34 5 3 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @MIA W 27-24 6 2 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 NE L 8-33 5 4 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 DEN W 21-14 5 4 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 NYG W 24-17 5 2 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @KC L 15-26 6 4 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round (21st overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft, April 28, 2007... Acquired via trade by Cincinnati Bengals from Jacksonville, Sept. 5, 2010... Re-signed by Bengals as an unrestricted free agent, March 19, 2012... Signed by Oakland Raiders as an unrestricted free agent, April 7, 2016.

CAREER: 11-year veteran safety finished his first year with the Silver and Black by starting all 16 games and earned his second career Pro Bowl selection after leading all NFL safeties, finishing second overall, with seven takeaways... Tied a career high with 14 passes defensed in 2016, and finished second on the team with 87 tackles (57 solo)... Before joining in the 2016 offseason, spent three years with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the previous six with the Cincinnati Bengals... Named to his first Pro Bowl in 2015 after leading the NFL with eight INTs and starting all 16 games for the Bengals... Ranks third among active players, first among safeties, with 35 INTs entering 2017... Has started all 16 games each of the past three seasons... Set a career high with 102 tackles in 2011 with the Bengals... Played under Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio for three seasons with the Jaguars from 2007-09... Career totals include 154 games played with 141 starts, 724 tackles (523), 35 INTs, 86 passes defensed, 6.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round (21st overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft, April 28, 2007... Acquired via trade by Cincinnati Bengals from Jacksonville, Sept. 5, 2010... Re-signed by Bengals as an unrestricted free agent, March 19, 2012... Signed by Oakland Raiders as an unrestricted free agent, April 7, 2016.

CAREER: 11-year veteran safety finished his first year with the Silver and Black by starting all 16 games and earned his second career Pro Bowl selection after leading all NFL safeties, finishing second overall, with seven takeaways... Tied a career high with 14 passes defensed in 2016, and finished second on the team with 87 tackles (57 solo)... Before joining in the 2016 offseason, spent three years with the Jacksonville Jaguars and the previous six with the Cincinnati Bengals... Named to his first Pro Bowl in 2015 after leading the NFL with eight INTs and starting all 16 games for the Bengals... Ranks third among active players, first among safeties, with 35 INTs entering 2017... Has started all 16 games each of the past three seasons... Set a career high with 102 tackles in 2011 with the Bengals... Played under Raiders Head Coach Jack Del Rio for three seasons with the Jaguars from 2007-09... Career totals include 154 games played with 141 starts, 724 tackles (523), 35 INTs, 86 passes defensed, 6.5 sacks, eight forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.

2016: Proved his durability by starting every game on the season, playing nearly every snap, marking the third consecutive season he has played and started in all 16 games... His clutch play late in games helped seal three victories, one of which was a playoff-clinching INT against the Chargers in Week 15... Led all safeties in the NFL with seven takeaways and was tied for second overall en route to his second career Pro Bowl honor... Finished second on the team with 87 tackles (57 solo), adding a team-leading five INTs, two fumble recoveries and also tied for the team lead with 14 passes defensed... (9/11) at NO: In his 10th year in the NFL, made his Raiders debut as the starting free safety for the defense... Piled up a team-high nine tackles (five) in the season-opening victory... (9/18) vs. Atl.: Led the team in tackles for the second straight game... 16 tackles (11) marked a career high for the veteran... (9/25) at Ten.: After a forced a fumble, recorded his first takeaway of the season by making the recovery... Notched his first INT of the season after a deflection, ending the final drive of the first half... Finished with six tackles (four), one INT, one fumble recovery and two passes defensed... (10/2) at Bal.: Logged another eight tackles (six) to total a team-leading 39 (26) through the first quarter of the season... Added one pass defensed to his stats sheet as he caused an incompletion on the Ravens’ final drive of the game by delivering a blow to the receiver upon contact with the ball... The pass defensed was on fourth down and gave the ball back to the Raiders’ offense, sealing the victory... (10/9) vs. SD: After LB Perry Riley Jr. forced a fumble, recorded his second fumble recovery of the season... The takeaway marked his team-leading third of the year... Finished with six tackles (five), one pass defensed and one fumble recovery... (10/16) vs. KC: Registered five tackles (three) and one pass defensed in his sixth start... (10/23) at Jac.: In his return to Jacksonville, recorded an INT to seal the game on the Jaguars’ final possession of the day... Ended the day playing every defensive snap and finished with two tackles (one), one INT and one pass defensed... (10/30) at TB: Recorded four tackles (three) for a defense that allowed 270 total yards in the victory... (11/6) vs. Den.: On the Broncos’ last drive of the contest, recorded his third INT of the season to seal the game for the Raiders... Finished with one INT in the contest and three passes defensed... (11/21) vs. Hou.: Added two more stops to his season total while also notching his fourth pass defensed in the last two games... (11/27) vs. Car.: Recorded five tackles (three) in the victory, the most since Week 6... (12/4) vs. Buf.: Recorded five tackles (three) for the second consecutive game, helping hold QB Tyrod Taylor and the Bills’ offense to under 200 passing yards... Played every snap on defense in the victory... (12/8) at KC: Registered five tackles (four) for the third consecutive game and added his 11th pass defensed of the season... (12/18) at SD: Sealed the victory for the Raiders with a late INT of QB Philip Rivers, Oakland’s second takeaway of the game... His fourth INT of the season marked his sixth takeaway, the third of which that has led to a game-ending kneel down by the offense... Ended with four tackles (one), one INT and one pass defensed while playing every snap on defense... (12/24) vs. Ind.: On second-and-10 from Oakland’s 29-yard line, picked off QB Andrew Luck for his team-leading fifth INT of the season... Finished with five tackles (three) in addition to his pass defensed and INT... (1/1/17) at Den.: Added four tackles (three) in his 16th start for the Silver and Black while adding another pass defensed... His 14 passes defensed tied with CB David Amerson for the team lead... Postseason: (1/7/17) at Hou.: In his sixth consecutive postseason appearance, and first with the Raiders, recorded a team-high seven stops (five) while playing every defensive snap in the game.

2015 (with Cin.): Started all 16 games for the Bengals, helping the team reach the playoffs for the fifth straight year... Led the NFL with eight INTs and earned his first Pro Bowl nod... Totaled 72 tackles (50 solo), 14 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries... Posted an INT in five straight games in November/December... (9/13) at Oak.: Posted one INT in the season opener, intercepting QB Matt McGloin... (10/4) vs. KC: Recorded nine tackles and one fumble recovery, returning it 25 yards... (10/18) at Buf.: Posted a season-high 11 tackles (eight) and one pass defensed... (11/1) at Pit.: Tallied five tackles and two INTs, returning one 37 yards and the other 14 yards... (11/16) vs. Hou.: Hauled in one INT and posted six tackles and two passes defensed... (11/22) at Ari.: Tallied three tackles and one INT, returning it 23 yards... (11/29) vs. StL.: Notched two tackles and one INT... (12/6) at Cle.: Recorded five tackles and one INT, returning it 31 yards... (12/13) vs. Pit.: Posted one INT and three tackles... (1/3/16) vs. Bal.: Made 10 tackles in the season finale... Postseason: (1/9/16) vs. Pit.: Posted three tackles and one sack in the Wild Card loss.

2014 (with Cin.): Started all 16 games and led the team with four INTs... Also ranked second in passes defensed... Totals include 92 tackles (60 solo), 1.5 sacks, four INTs and 13 passes defensed... (9/7) at Bal.: Finished second on the team with nine tackles and a half sack... (9/14) vs. Atl.: Posted a sack for the second straight game and added four tackles and one pass defensed... (9/21) vs. Ten.: Tallied six tackles and one INT, picking off QB Jack Locker... (10/12) vs. Car.: Led the team with 11 tackles and posted one INT of QB Cam Newton... (11/30) at TB: Posted six tackles and one pass defensed in the win... (12/14) at Cle.: Led the secondary with four tackles and registered one pass defensed... (12/22) vs. Den.: Tallied five tackles and one INT in the victory... (12/28) at Pit.: Made three tackles and hauled in an INT... Postseason: (1/4/15) at Ind.: Made five tackles and posted a fumble recovery.

2013 (with Cin.): Started all 15 games he played in, missing one due to injury... Totaled 59 tackles (44 solo), two INTs, eight passes defensed, one sack, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries... (9/16) vs. Pit.: Made one tackle and posted one INT in the victory... (9/22) vs. GB: Tallied three tackles and one fumble recovery, sealing the victory... (10/20) at Det.: Tallied for tackles and one pass defensed in the victory... (10/27) vs. NYJ: Made two tackles and logged an 11-yard sack of QB Geno Smith... (11/17) at Cle.: Led the secondary with nine tackles and added one INT and two passes defensed... (12/1) at SD: Posted six tackles and forced a fumble of TE Antonio Gates... (12/15) at Pit.: Led the secondary with seven tackles... (12/29) vs. Bal.: Recorded six tackles and two passes defensed in the victory... Postseason: (1/5/14) vs. SD: Totaled four tackles in the Wild Card loss to the Chargers.

2012 (with Cin.): Started 14 games, totaling 84 tackles (58 solo), three INTs, nine passes defensed, one sack and two forced fumbles... Missed two games due to a hamstring injury... His nine passes defensed ranked fourth on the team... (9/23) at Was.: tied a season high with 10 tackles... (10/14) at Cle.: Made nine tackles and forced a fumble... (11/25) vs. Oak.: Led the secondary with six tackles and tallied one pass defensed... (12/2) at SD: Recorded six tackles and one INT, picking off QB Philip Rivers to seal the victory... (12/9) vs. Dal.: Notched five tackles and added one INT and one sack of QB Tony Romo... (12/13) at Phi.: Made two tackles and posted one forced fumble... (12/23) at Pit.: Picked off QB Ben Roethlisberger with 24 seconds remaining, setting up a game-winning FG for the Bengals... Added two tackles and two passes defensed in the win... Postseason: (1/5/13) at Hou.: Made 10 tackles in the Wild Card loss to the Texans.

2011 (with Cin.): Started all 16 games for the first time as a Bengal, setting a career-high with 102 tackles... Ranked third on the team with eight passes defensed... Also added four INTs, two sacks and two forced fumbles... (9/11) at Cle.: Notched a team-high nine tackles, one pass defensed and an 8-yard sack of QB Colt McCoy... (9/18) at Den.: Posted eight tackles and one forced fumble... (9/25) vs. SF: Set a season high and led the team with 13 tackles... (10/16) vs. Ind.: Led the team with eight tackles and added one foced fumble that sealed the victory... (10/30) at Sea.: Posted five tackles and his first career INT-TD, returning an INT of QB Tarvaris Jackson 75 yards for the score... (11/27) vs. Cle.: Made five tackles and posted an INT... (12/11) vs. Hou.: Led the secondary with 10 tackles and added an INT... (12/24) vs. Ari.: Tied for the team lead with six tackles and added one sack... Also tallied an INT... Postseason: (1/7/12) at Hou.: Totaled six tackles and one sack in the Wild Card loss to the Texans.

2010 (with Cin.): Played in all 16 games with six starts in his first season with the Bengals... Began the year with the Jaguars before being traded to Cincinnati on Sept. 4... Totaled 51 tackles (35 solo) with two INTs, seven passes defensed and two forced fumbles... (9/12) at NE: Made his Bengals debut, playing on special teams... (10/24) at Atl.: Saw his first action of the season on defense, recording two tackles... (11/14) at Ind.: Posted six tackles... (11/21) vs. Buf.: Recorded five tackles and led the team with three passes defensed... (11/25) at NYJ: Led the secondary with seven tackles... (12/5) vs. NO: Logged his first INT of the year, picking off QB Drew Brees and returning it seven yards... (12/19) vs. Cle.: Tallied seven tackles... (12/26) vs. SD: Posted seven tackles to lead the secondary and added one pass defensed and a forced fumble in the win... (1/2/11) vs. Bal.: Notched four tackles, one INT and one forced fumble in the season finale.

2009 (with Jac.): Played in all 16 games with 14 starts... Ranked third on the team with 69 tackles... Also registered one pass defensed and one fumble recovery... (9/13) at Ind.: Finished with seven tackles (six solo)... (9/27) at Hou.: Finished with five tackles... Added one special teams stop... (10/4) vs. Ten.: Made six stops in the victory... (10/11) at Sea.: Posted one tackle... (10/18) vs. StL.: Notched six tackles... (11/1) at Ten.: Made his first career start at cornerback due to injury and was credited with a season-high seven tackles... (12/17) vs. Ind.: Posted five tackles, one pass defensed and one fumble recovery.

2008 (with Jac.): Started all 13 games he played in... Inactive for three games due to a knee injury... Finished the year with 52 tackles (46 solo), two INTs and three passes defensed... (9/7) at Ten.: Posted four tackles in the season opener... (9/21) at Ind.: Made four tackles before leaving the game in the fourth quarter due to a knee injury... (10/26) vs. Cle.: Returned to the lineup and posted five tackles... (11/2) at Cin.: Tallied six tackles... (11/16) vs. Ten.: Hauled in his first INT of the season, intercepting QB Kerry Collins... Added one tackle... (12/14) vs. GB: Posted five tackles and sealed the victory with an INT of QB Aaron Rodgers on the game’s final drive... (12/18) vs. Ind.: Set a season high with seven tackles and one pass defensed.

2007 (with Jac.): Played in all 16 games as a rookie, starting 15... Set a team rookie record with five INTs, tying with Bengals CB Leon Hall for the most among NFL rookies... Tied for sixth in the AFC and ninth in the NFL in INTs... Named to Pro Football Weekly’s All-Rookie Team... Ranked fourth on the club with 57 tackles (52 solo) and had one forced fumble, one sack and nine passes defends (second on the club)... (9/9) vs Ten.: Made his NFL debut and led the secondary with seven tackles... Also recorded his first career sack, taking town QB Vince Young for a loss of six yards... Added a forced fumble... (9/16) vs. Atl.: Made his first career start and posted one tackle... (10/7) at KC: Posted five tackles and his first career INT, picking off QB Damon Huard... (10/22) vs. Ind.: Registered four tackles... (10/28) at TB: Posted five tackles, one INT and one pass defensed... His INT of QB Jeff Garcia sealed the game... (11/4) at NO: Tallied a season-high 10 tackles and two passes defensed... (11/18) vs. SD: Recorded five tackles and one INT of QB Philip Rivers, returning it 34 yards... (12/2) at Ind.: Intercepted QB Peyton Manning and returned it 37 yards... Added one tackle... (12/23) vs. Oak.: Had a team-high three passes defensed and one INT... Postseason: (1/5/08) at Pit.: Recorded three tackles in postseason debut... (1/12/08) at NE: Posted six tackles in Divisional loss to the Patriots.

COLLEGE: Played in 25 games at Florida with 18 starts over two seasons... Career totals include 97 tackles (66 solo), four sacks, two fumble recoveries and seven INTs including one for a TD... Blocked two kicks on special teams... Was unanimous All-SEC consensus All-American First Team choice in 2006... Started all 14 games as a junior and led team with six INTs as part of BCS National Championship Team... Finalist for Nagurski Trophy (nation’s top defensive player) and Thorpe Award (nation’s top defensive back)... Honored with 2006 Jack Tatum Award as the nation’s top defensive back by the Touchdown Club of Columbus... Played in 11 games with four starts as a sophomore and finished with 46 tackles and four sacks... Played at Coffeyville Community College in Kansas in 2004 and set school record for INT return yards with 175 on six INTs... Majored in sociology.

PERSONAL: Attended Palm Bay High School in Melbourne, Fla., and was a two-time first team all-state selection.

ADDITIONAL STATISTICS: Touchdowns (1): 10/30/11 at Sea, 75-yard INT return. Special teams tackles – 9 in 2007, 5 in 2008, 4 in 2009, 6 in 2010, 3 in 2011, 3 in 2012, 7 in 2013, 3 in 2014, 5 in 2015; NFL totals: 45. SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: TACKLES: Total – 16, 9/18/16 vs. Atl. Solo – 11, 9/18/16 vs. Atl. Interceptions – 2, 11/1/15 at Pit. Passes defensed – 3, three times; last: 11/6/16 vs. Den. Sacks – 1, five times; last: 9/14/14 vs. Atl. Forced fumbles – 1, eight times; last: 12/1/13 at SD. Fumble recoveries – 1, seven times; last: 10/9/16 vs. SD.

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