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6-2 / 215
South Carolina 13, Vanderbilt 10
Previewing Vanderbilt's opening-night tilt with the Gamecocks
Openshaw among three starters, seven letterwinners back from year ago
Men's and women's cross country, football and soccer student-athletes honored
Vanderbilt defeats Kentucky 21-17, (11/14/15) Photos by Steve Green.
2016 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
2015 Fall SEC Academic Honor Roll
Nelson saw the first collegiate action on special teams as a third-year walk-on with the Commodores... Had two punts in the opener against South Carolina before Sam Loy took over the chores.
Nelson did not see game action as a second-year punting prospect.
Nelson did not see game action as a first-year kicking prospect... Walk-on spent the season as a reserve punter.
Earned three varsity letters... Two-year starting punter and placekicker for Birmingham-area school... Named All-Area punter as senior after averaging 43 yards... Also lettered on golf team... Recipient of the state's Bryant-Jordan Scholarship and school's top scholar-athlete as senior.
William Patrick Reid Nelson... Born Nov. 16, 1995... Son of Robert and Ronee Nelson... Has two older brothers, Evan and Kyle, and older sister, Melissa... Dad is retired, mom is nurse at Birmingham children's hospital... Working toward a degree in Economics.