Quenton Nelson

Quenton Nelson
No. 56 – Indianapolis Colts
Position: Offensive guard
Personal information
Born: (1996-03-19) March 19, 1996
Holmdel, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 330 lb (150 kg)
Career information
High school: Red Bank Catholic
(Red Bank, New Jersey)
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Quenton Nelson (born March 19, 1996) is an American football offensive guard for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Notre Dame and was drafted by the Colts with the sixth overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Early years

Nelson grew up in Holmdel Township, New Jersey and attended Holmdel High School as a freshman before transferring to Red Bank Catholic High School in Red Bank, New Jersey.[1][2] He committed to the University of Notre Dame to play college football.[3][4] He also supplemented his football and strength trainings with Taekwondo.[5]

College career

After redshirting his first year at Notre Dame in 2014, Nelson played in all 12 games and made one start in 2015.[6] In 2016, he started all 12 games.[7][8][9] On January 8, 2018, Nelson announced that he would forgo his last year of eligibility and enter the draft.[10]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
325 lb
(147 kg)
33 34 in
(0.86 m)
10 38 in
(0.26 m)
4.62 s 7.65 s 26 12 in
(0.67 m)
8 ft 9 in
(2.67 m)
35 reps
All values from NFL Draft[11][12]

Nelson was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts with the sixth overall pick in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.[13]


  1. Lanni, Patrick (May 2, 2013). "Notre Dame lands commitment from Quenton Nelson of Red Bank Catholic". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved November 18, 2017.
  2. Edelson, Nelson (April 26, 2018). "NFL Draft: Colts select Holmdel's Quenton Nelson No. 6 overall". Asbury Park Press. Retrieved August 20, 2018.
  3. Hamilton, Brian (May 2, 2013). "Notre Dame football: Quenton Nelson commits". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  4. Fortuna, Matt (May 2, 2013). "Quenton Nelson becomes No. 9 for 2014". espn. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  5. "Freak Notre Dame Recruit Quenton Nelson Destroys Two Boards with One Punch". Bleacher Report. June 2, 2014. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  6. Edelson, Stephen (September 29, 2015). "Notre Dame's Quenton Nelson flashes his potential". app.com. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  7. Vorel, Mike (November 1, 2017). "How Notre Dame's Quenton Nelson evolved into the nation's most feared offensive lineman". ND Insider. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  8. Staton, Rob (September 21, 2017). "Quenton Nelson is tremendous & a very early 2018 pick". Seattle pi. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  9. Stankevitz, JJ (24 September 2015). "Quenton Nelson bringing a mean streak to Notre Dame's OL". NBC Spots Chicago. Retrieved April 24, 2018.
  10. "Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson entering the 2018 draft". CBS Sports. January 8, 2018. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  11. "NFL Draft Prospect Profile - Quenton Nelson". nfl.com. March 1, 2018. Retrieved March 1, 2018.
  12. "Notre Dame OG Quenton Nelson : 2018 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". NFLDraftScout.com. Retrieved May 12, 2018.
  13. Patra, Kevin (April 26, 2018). "Quenton Nelson selected by Colts at No. 6 overall". NFL.com.
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