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Justis Nelson
Justis Nelson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Mesquite, Texas

High School:
Dallas Christian

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 177

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
1L

Major:
Sociology


09/07/2014

Postgame Notes

Texas Tech at UTEP

06/19/2014

Texas Tech Places 31 On All-Big 12 Academic Rookie Team

A total of 455 student-athletes across the conference earn academic honors.

09/25/2014

Texas Tech Football vs. Oklahoma State

Texas Tech Football vs. Oklahoma State

08/03/2014

Texas Tech Football Local Media Day

Texas Tech Football Local Media Day

11/16/2013

Texas Tech vs. Baylor - USATSI Gallery

Texas Tech vs. Baylor - USATSI Gallery

CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 7 2x, vs. Baylor (2014)*
Tackles For Loss: 1 2x, at Kansas State (2014)*
Sacks: 1, at Kansas State (2014)
Interceptions: 1, vs. Arizona State (2013)
Pass Breakups: 5, at TCU (2014)
* Indicates most recent high

2014
All-Big 12 (Honorable Mention)... Academic All-Big 12 (1st Team)... played in 11 games (11 starts) with 44 tackles (35 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss, 16 pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and one sack... led the team in pass breakups... 16 pass breakups are the most by a Red Raider since 2002 (Joselio Hanson, 21)... NCAA RANKINGS: seventh in passes defended (16)... BIG 12 RANKINGS: second in passes defended (16)... second in passes defended/game (1.45)... SEASON HIGHLIGHTS: made seven tackles (four solo) with 0.5 tackles for loss and two pass breakups against No. 5 Baylor (11/29) at AT&T Stadium... made one tackle and broke up a pass against No. 24 Oklahoma (11/15)... tallied two tackles (both solo) with a fumble recovery against Texas (11/1)... became the first Red Raider with at least five pass breakups in a game since 2002 (Joselio Hanson, 8 - vs. Oklahoma State) as he tallied five at No. 10 TCU... made three tackles and broke up five passes at No. 10 TCU (10/25)... tallied two tackles (both solo) and broke up two passes against Kansas (10/18)... had two tackles and broke up a pass against West Virginia (10/11)... collected six tackles (all solo) with first-career sack at No. 22 Kansas State (10/4)... made five tackles and matched a career-high three pass breakups at No. 24 Oklahoma State (9/25)... recorded four tackles (two solo) with a fumble recovery against Arkansas (9/13)... collected five tackles (two solo) and broke up a pass against UTEP (9/6)... made season debut in season opener with seven tackles (all solo) - second on the team - and broke up a pass and tallied a tackle for loss against Central Arkansas (8/30).

2013
Played in five games (3 starts) with 11 tackles (9 solo), one interception and broke up four passes... made three tackles (two solo) and made first career interception helping the Red Raiders to a 37-23 upset over No. 14 Arizona State (12/30) in the National University Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego... collected a pair of tackles (one solo) and broke up a pass at Texas (11/28)... made two tackles (one solo) at Texas (11/28)... made first career start (cornerback) against No. 4 Baylor (11/16) making a season-high five tackles (all solo) and breaking up a season-high three passes at AT&T Stadium in Arlington... had redshirt removed during freshman season in the team's 10th game of the season making career debut with one tackle (solo) against No. 12 Oklahoma State (11/2).

HIGH SCHOOL
Dallas Christian High School in Mesquite, Texas... hauled in 35 catches his senior season for 783 yards (23 yards per-catch) and nine touchdowns... three-star prospect by Rivals, ESPN and 24/7 Sports... First Team All-District on both offense and defense... Academic All-State selection... First Team All-State on both offense and defense... CHOSE TEXAS TECH OVER: Air Force and Harvard... High School Coach: Mike Wheeler.

PERSONAL
Justis Nelson... born March 30, 1995... son of Sherryl Scott and Marshall Nelson... a sociology major at Texas Tech.

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