Future Watch: Quenton Nelson Rookie Football Cards, Colts

Future Watch: Quenton Nelson Rookie Football Cards, ColtsFuture Watch: Quenton Nelson Rookie Football Cards, Colts – It’s rare that we would cover someone who plays on the offensive line but there is a special rookie making waves in the playoffs and that player is Quenton Nelson. Indianapolis drafted this New Jersey native with the sixth overall pick in 2018 and he’s already paying dividends.

This former High School All-American is 6-5, 330 pounds. This particular offensive guard is very athletic. He’s not just a big guy anchoring a line, he stays flexible by practicing Taekwondo. That’s not a normal workout routine and he’s not an everyday player.

He attended the University of Notre Dame. In his first season, back in 2014, they redshirted him but that’s a normal practice. When you have a program like Notre Dame, you’re not handed the job.

In 2015, it was a different story. He played in all 12 games, but he started in 11 of them. He had a slight ankle injury that prevented him from starting them all.

In 2016, he started in all 12 games in South Bend. By 2017, he was already a starter and an important member of the team. To the point that he was voted as a unanimous All-American in 2017. At that point, he had nothing else to prove at the college level and he announced he would be turning pro.

He starred at the NFL Combine. He managed an amazing 35 reps on the bench press. His vertical was 26.5. His broad jump was 105 inches (8.75 feet!).

Known for pancaking the opponent, he started with the Colts right out of the gate. He started in all 16 games.

Here he is mic’d up:

Collectors can find rookie cards of his in Prizm, Obsidian, Playbook and Donruss to name a few. Leaf Certified is another option.

Andrew Luck is having a resurgence in the playoffs. Nelson just voted to the Pro Bowl, has his back.

Future Watch: Quenton Nelson Rookie Football Cards, Colts – Stats

Games Table
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS AV
2018* 22 IND LG 56 16 16 15
Career 16 16 15
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/10/2019.

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