|High School:||John Curtis HS|
2014 — Represents one of several talented defensive backs who benefited from a veteran secondary in front of him that allowed coaches to preserve his four years of eligibility . . . Able to refine his skills as a scout team contributor in practice rather than be thrown into action before he was ready . . . Was credited with one tackle in the 2015 Spring Game.
BEFORE OREGON — Received Semper Fi All-America accolades as well as Greater New Orleans regional honors for the state’s second-ranked program that allowed only 12.4 points per game . . . Garnered 41 tackles in 11 games his senior season to earn a spot among the top 200 players on the 2014 ESPN 300 ledger . . . Included was a season-high nine tackles vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (FL) as he completed his prep career with 122 stops and five interceptions . . . Contributed 49 tackles as a junior, with his three interceptions including a 55-yard return for a score against Cohen . . . Characterized for his athleticism and instincts yet benefitted from his toughness and physical style of play to emerge as a solid tackler . . . The Patriots accumulated a 22-2 record the last two seasons under J.T. Curtis and captured Class 2A state championships in 2011 and ’12.
PERSONAL — Parents: Matthew Nellon and Michelle McGraw. Family: Two brothers. High School: John Curtis, 2014. Major: Pre-Advertising.