NELSON AT A GLANCE:
• A third-year inside linebacker who saw action in all 32 regular-season games and four postseason contests in his first two NFL seasons (2014-15) with Denver, totaling 23 tackles (16 solo) and 11 special-teams stops.
• Played 45 games (27 starts) for the University of Oklahoma and finished his collegiate career with 154 tackles (76 solo), 7.5 sacks (43 yds.), one interception (24 yds.), 11 passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
• Started 27 of his final 31 contests for the Sooners, including all five games played as a senior in 2013 before suffering a season-ending pectoral injury.
• Selected by the Broncos in the seventh round (242nd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Signed by Denver as a draft choice 6/2/14.
2015: Nelson played all 16 games and made 10 tackles (9 solo) and one sack (1 yds.)... Saw action on defense and special teams in all three of Denver’s postseason games, contributing one tackle and three spe - cial-teams stops... Made one solo tacke vs. Bal. (9/13)... Posted a pair of special-teams stops at K.C. (9/17)... Saw action on special teams at Det. (9/27)... Recorded his first NFL sack (1 yds.) and finished with two solo tackles vs. Min. (10/4)... Saw action on defense and special teams at Oak. (10/11)... Played on special teams at Cle. (10/18) before leaving the game with a knee injury... Made a special-teams stop vs. G.B. (11/1)... Saw action on defense and special teams at Ind. (11/8)... Notched a pair of special-teams tackles vs. K.C. (11/15)... Posted one solo tackle at Chi. (11/22)... Saw action on special teams vs. N.E. (11/29)... Tallied two solo stops at S.D. (12/6)... Made one tackle vs. Oak. (12/13)... Posted one solo tackle at Pit. (12/20)... Totaled two special-teams tackles vs. Cin. (12/28)... Recorded a pair of tackles (1 solo) vs. S.D. (1/3)... Saw action on defense and special teams in Denver’s AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Pit. (1/17)... Played on special teams in Denver’s AFC Championship Game vs. N.E. (1/24)... Posted one solo tackle and a team-high three special-teams stops in Denver’s Super Bowl 50 victory vs. Car. (2/7).
2014: Selected by the Broncos in the seventh round (242nd overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, Nelson played all 16 regular-season games and totaled 13 tackles (7 solo), one pass defensed and four special-teams stops... Made his Broncos debut in the season opener vs. Ind. (9/7) on special teams... Recorded his first career special-teams tackle at Sea. (9/21)... Tallied his first career defensive stop at NYJ (10/12) and finished with a team-high seven tackles (3 solo).
COLLEGE: Nelson started 27 of his final 31 contests for the University of Oklahoma and finished his collegiate career with 154 tackles (76 solo), 7.5 sacks (43 yds.), one interception (24 yds.), 11 passes defensed and one fum- ble recovery... Suffered a season-ending pectoral injury five games into his senior campaign... Named an honorable mention All-Big 12 Conference selection as a sophomore after appearing in all 13 games (11 starts) and totaling a career-high 59 tackles (29 solo) in addition to 5.5 sacks (34 yds.), four passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
PERSONAL: Nelson was named 5A Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press and a first-team All-American by MaxPreps.com after his senior year at Skyline High School in Dallas, where he collected 133 tackles and nine sacks while blocking five field goals... Selected as an all-state defensive end as a sophomore... Majored in communication at Oklahoma and was selected to the Academic All-Big 12 Teams in 2011 (first team) and 2012 (second team)... Named the Broncos’ inaugural Community Rookie of the Year in 2014 for his con- tributions to the community during his first NFL season... Corey Nelson was born on April 22, 1992, in Dallas.
Changing diapers and no sleep is the new routine for Jordan Norwood, Corey Nelson and Cody Latimer as they have all become new dads in the last six weeks.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Josh Johnson fumbles the ball and it is recovered by Denver Broncos linebacker Corey Nelson.