Scott A. Nelson
Scott A. Nelson
Hometown: Tarrytown, NY
Team: Football

Scott A. Nelson '77
Hometown: Tarrytown, NY
Sport: Football
Year Inducted: 1988

Scott Nelson holds a special place in the history of Brown football. He is one of the only two Bruin players who can claim he co-captained an Ivy League Championship team. He did in 1976, when he earned first team All-Ivy honors, honorable mention All-New England and honorable mention All-East recognition. In addition to his exploits on the playing field, he was recognized off the field as a second team CoSIDA Academic All-American and NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winner. As a linebacker that season, he was involved in 93 tackles, including 45 solo stops. He also recovered two fumbles, made one interception and broke up three passes. At the post-season banquet, he received the Class of 1910 Trophy as the senior with the highest grade point average and the War Memorial Trophy as the team Most Valuable Player. One of the highlights of his career was being chosen Chevrolet Defensive Player of the Game by ABC Sports for his performance in a 14-6 victory against Yale that season. He also made the ECAC Honor Roll for the performance. As a junior he played defensive end and was one of the best linemen on the team. He totaled ten stops in both the Yale and Dartmouth games. Another highlight for Nelson was his first collegiate start at Harvard, when he made 14 tackles in a 10-7 win over the Crimson. The performance earned him ECAC Rookie of the Week honors. Currently a resident of Tarrytown, NY with his wife Susan Wise Nelson and twin daughters Meredith and Julia, Scott is a school administrator at the Hackley School where he serves as the Director of the Upper School.