Opponents by Group
|vs Own Division||1||3||3||0||0||0|
|Outside Own Division||4||13||10||3||0||2||2||0||3||1.5||3|
|vs AFC Teams||3||7||6||1||0||0|
|vs NFC Teams||2||9||7||2||0||2||2||0||3||1.5||3|
Opponents by Team
|New York Giants||1||4||3||1||0||0|
Started 15 games for the Steelers in 2019... signed a three-year contract as an unrestricted free agent with Pittsburgh on March 14, 2019…originally entered the NFL after being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round (98th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft
- Career high 16 passes defensed his second year in the NFL.
- Recorded 8 tackles (8 solo), a pass defensed and an interception against the Browns on November 4, 2018.
- Had a career high 9 tackles (7 solo) and a TFL against the Jets on December 3, 2017.
- Intercepted one pass and returned it for a career-high 35 yards against the Cardinals on November 11, 2018.
PRO (67-53/6-4): Signed a three-year contract as an unrestricted free agent with Pittsburgh on March 14, 2019…originally entered the NFL after being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the third round (98th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
2019 (15-15/0-0): Saw action in 15 games and started 15…recorded 61 tackles (52 solo), 8 passes defensed, 1 fumble recovery and 1 interception.
- 9/15 vs Seattle: Recorded 7 tackles (6 solo) and 1 pass defensed.
- 10/13 at L.A. Chargers: Inactive due to a groin injury.
- 10/28 vs Miami: Recover a Dolphins' fumble forced by DB Mike Hilton in the fourth quarter.
- 11/3 vs Indianapolis: Recorded 7 tackles (6 solo).
- 11/14 at Cleveland: Registered 4 tackles (3 solo) and 1 pass defensed.
- 12/1 vs Cleveland: Notched 5 solo tackles.
- 12/8 at Arizona: Tied for the team-lead with 7 tackles (6 solo).
- 12/15 vs Buffalo: Recorded 6 solo tackles and his first interception as a Steeler, which he returned 33 yards to the Buffalo 20-yard line.
- 12/29 at Baltimore: Registered 4 solo tackles and 2 passes defensed.
COLLEGE: Played in 25 games (21 starts) at Oregon State (2013-14), tallying 122 tackles (85 solo), 8 interceptions, including one returned 26 yards for a touchdown, 24 passes defensed and 1 quarterback pressure…attended College of Sequoias (2011-12) prior to Oregon State and collected 71 tackles, 19 passes defensed and 6 interceptions in his two-year career…graduated with a degree in sociology.
PERSONAL: Attended Northside HS (Warner Robins, Ga.)…son of Steven Nelson, Sr. and Ylencia Jackson…has a son, Steven Nelson III…full name: Steven Nelson Jr.