|Guard / Center|
|Date of birth:May 12, 1979|
|Place of birth: Emmetsburg, Iowa|
|NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 2 / Pick: 50|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* Carolina Panthers (2003–2004)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Nelson was born in Emmetsburg, Iowa, and attended the University of Iowa. He played college football at Iowa. Nelson was 1st team All-American and 1st team All-Big Ten in his senior season in 2002. He was also team captain 2002 and also had
Nelson now resides in his hometown of Emmetsburg, Iowa. He also went to Emmetsburg High School as a high ranked academic athlete. He now helps with Emmetsburg's varsity football team by spending time with them throughout training and 2-a-days. He comes to practice every Tuesday and comes to help on the sidelines as an assistant coach every game.
- ↑ "Bruce Nelson". databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on 2010-02-18. https://web.archive.org/web/20100218055639/http://databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=NELSOBRU01. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
- ↑ "Bruce Nelson". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on October 14, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20121014172714/http://www.databasefootball.com/players/playerpage.htm?ilkid=NELSOBRU01. Retrieved September 2, 2012.
- ↑ "Bruce Nelson". nfl.com. http://www.nfl.com/players/brucenelson/profile?id=NEL133180. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
- ↑ "2003 NFL Player Draft". databasefootball.com. Archived from the original on 2008-03-28. https://web.archive.org/web/20080328232849/http://www.databasefootball.com/draft/draftyear.htm?yr=2003&lg=nfl. Retrieved 2008-06-16.
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