|No. -- Free Agent|
|Date of birth:December 4, 1986|
|Place of birth: Hoffman Estates, Illinois|
|Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)||Weight: 203 lb (92 kg)|
|College: Illinois State|
|Undrafted in 2009|
|Debuted in 2009 for the Cincinnati Bengals|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2011|
Tom Nelson (born December 4, 1986) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent in 2009. In 2011, he played for the Philadelphia Eagles and in 2013, played for the Chicago Bears. He played college football at Illinois State.
Nelson grew up in Arlington Heights, Illinois and attended John Hersey High School, Thomas Middle School, and Ivy Hill Elementary School in Arlington Heights, IL. Nelson was a Chicago Bears fan during his youth.
After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Nelson was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals as an undrafted free agent on April 30, 2009. His attempt to make the Bengals' roster was chronicled on the HBO series Hard Knocks: Training Camp with the Cincinnati Bengals. In his rookie season he had 25 tackles and an interception. He was waived on August 27, 2011.
- ↑ Mayer, Larry (2013-02-08). "Nelson thrilled to join hometown Bears". Chicago Bears. http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Nelson-thrilled-to-join-hometown-Bears/935aee6a-1148-4ec9-a477-68d2d1e839e1. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
- ↑ Hard Knocks IV. bengals.com. September 3, 2009
- ↑ McLane, Jeff (August 25, 2012). "Eagles release ten players". Philly.com. http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/Eagles_release_ten_players.html. Retrieved September 28, 2012.
- ↑ Mayer, Larry (2013-01-29). "Marc Trestman adds Tim Tibesar as linebackers coach". Chicago Bears. http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Marc-Trestman-adds-Tim-Tibesar-as-linebackers-coach/6f3ded2f-591d-4cdd-907b-0969376534a1. Retrieved 2013-01-29.
- ↑ Mayer, Larry (2013-08-30). "Bears cut 17 players, still have five to go". Chicago Bears. http://www.chicagobears.com/news/article-1/Bears-cut-17-players-still-have-five-to-go/24b878db-ac76-463c-b766-ef4adfb0ae1c. Retrieved 2013-08-30.