|Hometown:||Center Line, Mich.|
|High School:||De La Salle|
2008: Played in five games as a backup tight end ... Saw action against Harvard, Georgetown, Yale, Brown and Dartmouth.
2007: Did not appear in any games.
2006: Did not see any varsity action.
High School: An Academic All-Catholic League selection ... Spent his first three years at Notre Dame High School, before moving to De La Salle for his senior year.
Personal: Son of Kevin and Theresa Nielsen ... Brother of former Holy Cross linebacker Chris Nielsen, who graduated in 2007 ... Majoring in Economics.