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Laress Nelson
Laress  Nelson

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
American Heritage

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 179

Position:
WR

Experience:
HS


Game-by-Game Statistics: 2017

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to the 5A-2A Second Team All-Broward County Offense list by the South Florida Sun Sentinel while at American Heritage High School . . . three-year varsity player helped American Heritage win two Florida 5A state titles (2014, 2016) . . . the Patriots claimed the 2016 Florida Class 5A state championship in 2016 under Coach Patrick Surtain and went a perfect 14-0, finishing the season ranked No. 11 in the country by MaxPreps and No. 16 by USA TODAY; it marked the first undefeated season in school history . . . recorded 76 catches for 812 yards and 10 TDs in his 31-game high-school career . . . collected nearly 1,300 all-purpose yards (1,278) in his career . . . had a career-high 38 receptions for 450 yards and five TDs as a senior . . . also returned punts (12 for 167 yards) and kickoffs (three for 78 yards) . . . totaled a career-best 731 all-purpose yards in 2016 . . . had four catches for 29 yards in the state title game victory over Ponte Vedra . . . had a 23-yard touchdown catch in the state semifinal game against Jesuit . . . snared a 24-yard touchdown reception in the Patriots' win over Hallandale to claim the District 16-5A championship . . . had 94 receiving yards on six receptions, including a touchdown, against Jackson . . . had five catches for 73 yards against reigning New Jersey state champ Don Bosco Prep, ranked 21st in the nation by USA TODAY, including a 42-yard touchdown on a jet sweep . . . had 31 catches for 242 yards and four touchdowns as a junior . . . had a season-high eight receptions for 80 yards, including a 19-yard TD, against Stephenson at the Chick-fil-A Battle of the Borders Classic in Atlanta . . . scored on a 24-yard pass play right before halftime to boost No. 1 American Heritage over No. 7 Coconut Creek . . . son of Laress Nelson Jr. and Lakidran Williams . . . born Nov. 13, 1998 . . . plans to major in business.

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