86 Matt Nelson
Matt  Nelson

RS Sophomore

Mission Viejo, Calif.

High School:
Los Alamitos

Last College:
Orange Coast CC

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220



2016 (SO): Redshirted during his first season at Utah State.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Spent his freshman season at Orange Coast Community College in Costa Mesa, Calif., as he played in six games and finished the season with 17 receptions for 138 yards (8.1 ypr) and one touchdown... Had a season-high five receptions for a season-best 40 yards against Saddleback JC, while his touchdown catch was on a 3-yard reception against top-ranked and undefeated Golden West CC in the final seconds for a 17-14 win... Also returned an onside kick for a touchdown during the season... Helped the Pirates to a 7-4 record, including a 5-1 ledger in the National Southern League, earning a share of the conference title... Orange Coast CC concluded its season by playing in the Beach Bowl, losing to Ventura CC.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) second-team all-Sunset League honors at tight end as a prep senior at Los Alamitos (Calif.) High School as he caught 35 passes for 481 yards (13.7 ypr) and four touchdowns... Was named his team’s Back of the Year following his senior season... Had a season-high six receptions for 50 yards against Huntington Beach HS and four receptions for a season-best 81 yards against Fountain Valley HS, while adding a season-best two touchdown receptions... Helped the Griffins to a 9-2 record and a Sunset League Championship with a perfect 5-0 record.

PERSONAL: One of two sons of Bart and Karen Nelson... Brother, Evan, plays baseball at Western Michigan... Plans on majoring in business.
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