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2013 Illinois Baseball Cards
Helped his team win back-to-back regional championships in 2011-12 ... Hit .320 during his senior season and was named all-conference honorable mention ... Earned six total varsity letters between baseball and football during his high school career ... Became winningest quarterback in school history ... Named to the all-conference academic team ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Born September 27, 1993 ... Parents are Jim Nelson and Deb Ricciardi ... Has two siblings, Andrew and Caitlyn ... Enrolled in the Division of General Studies ... Favorite athlete is Mike Trout ... Plans to go to law school after graduation ... His father most influenced his athletic career because he was always there for him, taught him everything he knows and pushed him to be the best he can be.