- Douglas Nelson
- Tampa, Fla. (Sickles)
Ind: Junior, Out: Junior
Tampa, Fla. (Sickles HS)
BD: 6/2/87 (Cleveland, Ohio)
Javelin: 66.22m/217-3, 2009 Pepsi Florida Relays, Gainesville, Fla.
2009 AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed in five meets (five outdoor) … An NCAA East Regional qualifier, placing 12th at the regional meet … Third in the javelin championship at the Penn Relays Carnival (65.30m/214-2) … Placed second in the javelin at the War Eagle Invitational (65.62m/215-3) … Fourth in the javelin at the Pepsi Florida Relays with a personal-best throw (66.22m/217-3).
2008 AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN: Best of 65.56m/215-1 (javelin) … Competed in seven outdoor meets … Was 10th at the NCAA East Regional with a throw of 62.43m/204-10 in the javelin … Finished fifth in javelin at SEC Outdoor Championships with toss of 65.33m/214-4 … Improved PR in javelin to 65.56m/215-1 at Pepsi Florida Relays, finishing third and moving into fifth place on all-time school list … Moved into sixth place on all-time UF javelin chart with runner-up toss of 63.34m/207-10 at Snowbird Invitational … The effort was also an NCAA regional-qualifying mark.
2007 AS A FRESHMAN: Did not compete for Florida.
HIGH SCHOOL/PREP: Best of 48-6 in shot put and 175-6 in discus … Claimed 2006 Class 4A Region 2 discus title with toss of 149-11 on final throw … Took fourth at 2006 Florida Class 4A state meet with mark of 151-8 … Was track team captain in 2006 … Set high school record in discus and shot put … Also played football … Wendy's High School Heisman nominee … 2006 graduate of Sickles High School.
BEYOND THE STATS: Born Douglas Gregory Nelson on June 2, 1987, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Greg and Roxanne Nelson … Has one older brother who played football at Elmhurst College … Father also played football and participated in track at Elmhurst college … Mother was a semi-professional figure skater … Enjoys fishing and going to the beach … Favorite athletic memory was winning 2006 regional title because he was fifth before his final throw … Admires Adam Nelson because of his intensity and because he is personable … Also considered South Florida.