Quenton Nelson is a professional American football player who plays in the National Football League for the Indianapolis Colts since 2018. Since he was drafted, the guard has been named to the Pro Bowl since. He has started all the 61 games that he has played in the NFL. He has also been named to the First-team All-Pro from 2018 to 2020.
Player Profile, High School, and College Career
Quenton Emerson Nelson was born on March 19, 1996, in Holmdel, New Jersey. He is the youngest of four children and the 150kg player’s mother Maryellen noted that he was a big baby at birth at 10 lbs. and 10 oz.
He attended the Holmdel High School when he was a freshman, later transferring to the Red Bank Catholic High School in New Jersey. In addition to football, he also played basketball. After high school, he committed to play for Notre Dame University. He was at Notre Dame from 2014 to 2018. While there, he was named a Unanimous All-American in 2017.
Nelson was drafted into the NFL by the Indianapolis Colts during the 2018 NFL Draft. He was their sixth overall pick in the first round. A short while later, they signed him to a four-year contract worth $23.88 million.
In his rookie year, he was named to the PFWA All-Rookie Team. He was also named to the Pro Bowl as a rookie and to the First-team All-Pro. He would be named to the Pro Bowl again in 2019, 2020, and most recently in 2021. He is the second player in the history of the NFL to be named to the Pro Bowl in his first four seasons.
- 2018–2020 - First-team All-Pro
- 2021 - Second-team All-Pro
- 2018–2021 - Pro Bow
- 2018 - PFWA All-Rookie Team
- 2017 - Unanimous All-American