Quarterback Tyler Matthews led the White Team to a 22-14 victory in the Spring Game.
Kickoff for Southern Miss and Middle Tennessee is slated for 11:00 a.m. in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Southern Miss plays Rice to open the 2014 Conference USA slate on Saturday at The Rock.
Football vs Marshall
Football vs Rice
USATSI Gallery, Football -- 9/20/14
Football vs MS State
Southern Miss vs. Mississippi State
Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medal (2014)
Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2014)
2014 (Freshman): Named a 2014-15 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist ... Named to the 2014-15 Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Played in all 12 games of the season as a true freshman, making 10 starts ... Made collegiate debut in a start in the season opener at Mississippi State ... Finished the year with 36 tackles (21 solo, 15 assisted), seven pass breakups, two interceptions and a quarterback hurry ... Notched a season-best five tackles against Mississippi State, Alcorn State, Rice and UTSA ... Recorded first collegiate interception against App State, returning it for eight yards ... Boasted a 45-yard interception return against Rice ... Had a pair of pass breakups against Louisiana Tech and No. 23 Marshall, while adding breakups versus Rice, Middle Tennessee and UTSA ... Credited with a QB hurry against the Thundering Herd.
High School: Two-star prospected according to Rivals.com, 247sports.com and Scout.com ... Lettered at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Miss. ... Helped the Warriors to the 2013 State Championship ... Named First-Team All-Area by the Hattiesburg American ... Played in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game ... Voted by team as Best Defensive Back ... Posted 45 total tackles, including 28 solo stops with four tackles for loss as a senior ... Also a member of the track & field and powerlifting teams ... Won the 6A State Title in the 4x4, setting the OGHS school record ... Honor student and member of the Beta Club.
Personal: Full name is Picasso Chavez Nelson Jr. ... Son of Chan Willis and Picasso Nelson Sr. ... Has three younger sisters, Linzee Nelson, Lauryn Nelson and Hannah Brown ... Father, Picasso, played football in the NFL and CFL ... Cousin, Kenny Shed, played football in the NFL with the Oakland Raiders and the Tennessee Titans, while great uncle, Eugene Bowen, played in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys ... Born on April 15, 1996 in Mendenhall, Miss. ... Majoring in business and finance.
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