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Raiders Select Nick Nelson In Fourth Round Of 2018 NFL Draft

With the No. 110 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders selected Wisconsin cornerback Nick Nelson.

Honors and Awards 2017: Second-team All-America (CBS), first-team All-Big Ten (consensus), Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 20) Notable: Transferred to Wisconsin prior to 2016 season and redshirted per NCAA transfer rules ... invited to 2018 NFL Scouting Combine 2017 Season: Earned first letter, starting all 14 games at cornerback ... set single-season school record with nation-leading 21 pass breakups ... logged 35 total tackles, including 26 solo stops and 1.0 TFL ... returned 24 punts for 206 yards (8.6 average), including 1 touchdown ... contributed to unit that ranked No. 2 nationally in total defense (262.1 yards per game), No. 3 in scoring defense (13.9 points per game), No. 3 in rushing defense (98.4 ypg) and No. 1 in pass efficiency defense (96.4) ... scored touchdown on 50-yard punt return vs. Michigan on Nov. 18, adding 2 pass breakups and 2 tackles ... logged 4 pass breakups and recorded 5 tackles at Indiana on Nov. 4 ... had 4 pass breakups and 1 tackle at Illinois on Oct. 28 ... notched 5 tackles and 2 pass breakups vs. Purdue on Oct. 14 ... logged 3 pass breakups and 4 tackles at Nebraska on Oct. 7 ... recorded 3 tackles and 2 pass breakups in first Big Ten game vs Northwestern on Sept. 30 ... made 3 solo tackles vs. Iowa on Nov. 11 ... made 4 tackles vs. Ohio State in Big Ten Championship Game on Dec. 2 ... notched 1 tackle and 1 pass breakup vs. Miami in the Orange Bowl on Dec. 30 ... made Badgers debut vs. Utah State on Sept. 1, finishing with 2 tackles

2016 Season: Redshirt season

2015 Season (at Hawai’i): Started all 13 games at cornerback ... finished with 53 total tackles, including 1.5 TFLs and 1.0 sack ... recorded 15 pass breakups and a forced fumble ... logged a career-high 11 total tackles, including 10 solo stops, and broke up three passes in season-opener vs. Colorado on Sept. 3 ... made nine tackles, including 0.5 TFL, and broke up a pass at Wisconsin on Sept. 26 ... recorded seven tackles, including 1.0 sack, and had two pass breakups vs. San Jose State on Nov. 21 ... had three tackles and three pass breakups at Nevada on Oct. 24 ... broke up three passes and made one tackle at Ohio State on Sept. 12 ... made six tackles at UNLV on Nov. 7

2014 Season (at Hawai’i): Played in 10 games with eight starts at cornerback ... recorded 36 total tackles, including 31 solo stops ... logged six pass breakups and a forced fumble ... made six tackles and broke up three passes vs. Wyoming on Oct. 11 ... had four tackles, broke up a pass and forced a fumble at Colorado State on Nov. 8 ... recorded seven tackles vs. Nevada on Oct. 25 ... had six tackles at San Jose State on Nov. 15 ... made four tackles, including 1.0 TFL, vs. Utah State on Nov. 1 ... had four tackles at San Diego State on Oct. 18

High School: Three-star recruit by ESPN ... played wide receiver and defensive back ... finished senior season with 20 catches for 503 yards and five touchdowns ... helped Suitland to county and regional championships and a Class 4A state runner-up finish ... honorable mention all-state and first-team all-county at receiver as a senior ... team MVP as a senior ... selected for 2014 Offense-Defense All-American Bowl Personal: Parents are Mack and Nicole Nelson ... born in Florence, S.C. ... major is life sciences communication.

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