Chris Nelson

Defensive Lineman


Experience: R

Height: 6-1

Weight: 315 lbs

College: Texas


Signed by the Titans as a free agent on Aug. 1, 2019…appeared in 45 games with 29 starts over four seasons at Texas…totaled 109 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, four quarterback pressures, one force fumble and one fumble recovery.

As a senior (2018), started all 14 games…recorded 39 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, two quarterback pressures and one pass defensed…named a team captain and earned All-Big 12 honorable mention recognition…against Georgia in the Sugar Bowl (1/1/19), registered three tackles…as a junior (2017), played in 11 games and made seven starts…posted 18 tackles, three tackles for loss, one sack and one fumble recovery…earned preseason All-Big 12 recognition by Athlon Sports…as a sophomore (2016), saw action in all 12 games and made eight starts at nose tackle…totaled 45 tackles, six tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one quarterback pressure and one forced fumble…against Notre Dame (9/4), tallied a career-high eight tackles and was named Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Week or his performance…earned honorable mention All-Big 12 recognition by the league’s coaches…as a redshirt freshman (2015), appeared in eight games and recorded seven tackles, one sack and one quarterback pressure…redshirted in 2014…majored in youth and community studies at Texas.

High school/personal: attended Victory Christian Academy (Lakeland, Fla.) where he earned Associated Press second-team 2A All-State honors as a senior…was a three-time all-county selection…ranked as the No. 39 defensive tackle in the nation by Scout, the No. 58 defensive tackle nationally by 24/7 Sports, and the No. 75 defensive tackle in the nation by ESPN and Rivals…recorded 100 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, 18 quarterback pressures, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries as a senior…@chrisnelson2455 on Twitter…son of Janet and Charles Nelson…has five brothers and four sisters…born Christopher Nelson on Jan. 23, 1995 in Lakeland, Fla.