Jerico Nelson
No. 37     New Orleans Saints
Strong safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-09-19) September 19, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Kenner, Louisiana
High School: Destrehan (LA)
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 216 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: Arkansas
Undrafted in 2012
Debuted in 2012 for the New Orleans Saints
Career history
* New Orleans Saints ( 2012–present)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles     0
Sacks     0
Interceptions     0
Forced fumbles     0

Jerico Nelson (born September 19, 1989) is an American Football strong safety who is currently playing for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). Nelson signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2012. Nelson played College football at Arkansas.

Early yearsEdit

Nelson attended Destrehan High School in Louisiana. Nelson was ranked as 23th athlete in the nation and was ranked as the 9th overall prospect in the state of Louisiana by[1] He also was ranked as the No. 51 running back in the nation by[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Jerico Nelson
Destrehan, Louisiana Destrehan High School 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) 186 lb (84 kg) 4.45 Feb 1,
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:75px
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 51 (RB)   Rivals: 23 (ATH), 9 (Louisiana)
‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

College careerEdit

He played College football at Arkansas. He finished college with 268 tackles, 10.5 Sacks, 4 Interceptions, 12 Pass Deflections, 2 Forced fumbles.[2]

In his Freshman season, He finished with 37 tackles and 3.5 sacks.[2]

In his Sophomore season, He finished the season with 74 Tackles, 2.5 Sacks, one Interception and a Forced fumble.[2]

In his Junior season, He finished the season with 87 tackles, 2.5 Sacks, one Interception in which it was returned for a touchdown and a forced fumble.[2]

In his Senior season, He finished his Senior season with 70 Tackles, 2 sacks and 4 pass deflections.[2]

Professional careerEdit

New Orleans SaintsEdit

On April 30, 2012, Nelson signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent.[3] On August 31, 2012, He was released.[4] On September 1, 2012, He was signed to the practice squad.[5] On December 15, 2012, He was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad after the team placed safety Malcolm Jenkins and Offensive tackle Charles Brown on injured reserve.[6]


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