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Who is Quenton Nelson?
Quenton Emerson Nelson is a famous American football guard for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). Nelson played college football at Notre Dame, where he became a unanimous All-American, and was picked by the Colts 6th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. He was considered among the NFL’s best guards and earned Pro Bowl and All-Pro picks in his first four seasons, such as first-team All-Pros in his first three.
Quenton Nelson Career
Following redshirting his first year at Notre Dame in 2014, he played in all 12 games and made one start in 2015. He began in all 12 games in 2016. Nelson was then named a unanimous first-team All-American following the 2017 season. He later on January 8, 2018, revealed that he would forgo his final year of eligibility and join the draft.
At the end of the pre-draft process, he has projected as a top ten pick in the first round by NFL draft experts and scouts. Nelson was also rated as the top offensive linemen prospect in the draft by Sports Illustrated and NFL analysts Mike Mayock and Daniel Jeremiah.
The Indianapolis picked him in the first round (6th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft/ The team signed him to a fully guaranteed four-year, $23.88 million deal, comprising of a signing bonus of $15.45 million on May 11, 2018. Nelson was then named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for October on November 1, 2018. This was after he was part of the offensive line that hadn’t allowed a sack in 156 straight dropbacks and had 200 rushing yards in back-to-back games for the first time in 33 years.
He became the first guard to ever win the award, and he and Shaquille Leonard (who earned Defensive Player of the Month in September) became the first teammates to receive awards in the same season. Nelson was then named to the Pro Bowl as a rookie and was also named first-team All-Pro.
Nelson appeared in and began all 16 games for the Colts in the 2019 season. He played 1,042 snaps, allowing 0 sacks and committing only 3 penalties, earning a grade of 91.2 from Pro Football Focus. He was then named a First Team All-Pro and received a Pro Bowl nomination for the second season in a row.
How old is Quenton Nelson?
Quenton Emerson Nelson is aged 26 as of 2022, having been born on March 19, 1996, in Holmdel, New Jersey, U.S. He shares his birthday with celebrities including Bruce Willis, Glenn Close, Harvey Weinstein, Clayton Kershaw, Mandana Karimi, Andy Reid, Kolo Toure, and Andre Miller, among others.
Quenton Nelson Family
Who are Quenton Nelson’s parents?
Quenton Emerson Nelson was born to his parents, Maryellen Nelson and Craig Nelson. His mother noted that he was a large baby at birth (10 lb 10 oz or 4.82 kg). He was brought up in Holmdel Township, New Jersey. He has not shared much information about his parents and family with the media.
Does Quenton Nelson have siblings?
Nelson was born to his parents as the youngest in the family and has three older siblings. He has not shared any information about his siblings with the media. However, he is linked to Connor Nelson, his older brother, who is a singer.
Quenton Nelson Education
Nelson attended Holmdel High School in his hometown Holmdel, New Jersey, where he played football, as a freshman. He then transferred to Red Bank Catholic High School in Red Bank, New Jersey, where he was an All-Star in basketball as a power forward/center.
Quenton Nelson Interests
Nelson played football in high school and was also an All-Star in basketball as a power forward/center. He also supplemented his football and strength training with Taekwondo.
Quenton Nelson Girlfriend
Nelson is currently single and unmarried and has only been linked to one relationship in the past. He has not shared information about his affairs with the media, and the information will be updated soon.
Quenton Nelson Children
Nelson has never been married in his life and is currently single, thus does not have any children of his own to date.
Quenton Nelson Height
Nelson has a well-built, muscular, large, and athletic body with a standing height of 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) and a weight of 150 kg (330 lbs).
Nelson once again appeared in and began all 16 games for the team for the third consecutive year in the 2020 season. He played 1,082 snaps, just allowed 1 sack, and committed 9 penalties. He was also named a first-team All-Pro and received his third Pro Bowl nomination for the third straight year.
The Colts exercised the fifth-year option on his deal on April 28, 2021, which guarantees a salary of $13.754 million for the 2022 season. It was then revealed on August 3, that he needed surgery on his left foot, a similar injury that Carson Wentz had suffered a week before. His recovery duration was projected to be 5-12 weeks, however, the doctors deemed that the injury was not as serious. Nelson later suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 3 and on October 2, 2021, he was placed on injured reserve. He was then activated on October 23.
He was later named Associated Press Second Team All-Pro. Nelson has the most total All-Pro picks (4) and the most First Team All-Pro picks (3 from 2018-20) by a guard in franchise history. He became only the 2nd player in team history to receive Pro Bowl honors in his first four seasons, joining Alan Ameche (1955-58).
Nelson became the first offensive lineman in the NFL to do it in his first four seasons since Zack Martin (2014-17) and is the first Indianapolis player to be picked to 4 consecutive Pro Bowls since T.Y. Hilton (2014-17). The last Colts offensive linemen to be picked to 4 Pro Bowls in a row were Chris Hinton (6 consecutive, 1983-89) and Ray Donaldson (4 consecutive, 1986-89).
Quenton Nelson Net Worth
American football guard, Nelson plays for the Indianapolis Colts of the NFL from 2018 to the present. He is earning a salary of $13.754 million for the 2022 season and has amassed an estimated net worth of approximately $24 million as of 2022.