Daryl Nelson enters his first season as Director of Team Growth and Development for the Las Vegas Raiders. Prior to joining the Raiders, Daryl was a part of the New England Patriots organization. In his tenure, he held the positions of Director of Organizational Development (2021-22), Associate Athletic Trainer (2020-21), and Assistant Athletic Trainer (2016-2020). Daryl also spent two seasons at the University of Louisville as an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the football team. In his current role, Daryl oversees and supports the personal and professional development programming for players, coaches, and support staff. These areas include staff development, spiritual wellness, player engagement, mental skills, and behavioral health.
A native of Peoria, Ariz., Daryl earned a bachelor's degree in athletic training from Texas Christian University in 2011 and a master's degree in allied health management from The Ohio State University in 2013. Daryl is a certified athletic trainer who has a passion for engaging with the community through volunteering and mentoring aspiring young professionals. He is the son of Gary and Stephanie Nelson, and has one sister, Candice.