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2021 PFN Player Profile: Keenan Nelson Jr. – St. Joseph’s Prep @KeenanNelsonJr1 @SJPrep_Football @Coach_Sug @SJPREP

Written by: on Tuesday, July 20th, 2021


Keenan Nelson Jr.  

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School. 

Class of 2022 


Ht: 6’1 Wt: 195 

Awards: Max-Preps All-American, Adidas All-American. 

Twitter: @KeenanNelsonJr1 


OFFER SHEET: Rutgers, Temple, Virginia Tech, Miami, Duke, Tennessee, Penn State, Georgia, Nebraska, Bowling Green, West Virginia, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Oregon, Maryland, Virginia, South Carolina, Arizona, Boston College, Wisconsin, Ole Miss, Louisville

Why do you play football? 

I play football because I like the physicality that comes with playing this game.

What has been your best memory from football so far? 

Sophomore year, semi-finals before the state championship and I caught the game-winning interception.

Who is your favorite pro athlete and why?

Jalen Ramsey, because of how physical he plays at that cornerback position.

Who is your biggest fan and why? 

My mom because she is always at my games and is always rooting me on and because I can always find her in the crowd.

Is there any specific person you look up to and use as a role model? 

My dad, because of how hard he works and how much he works hard with me and spends time with me.

What is your desired major in college? 


Coming off a year with COVID struggles, what do you think this year will be like?

Definitely being able to have a full season with my brothers and have fun with them.

Favorite play to run?

Any play.

What is your personal goal for this season?

Definitely get some more interceptions and make even more tackles.

Favorite pre-game meal?

Fruit and water.

Sports movie?

The Sandlot.

Sport you’d love to play but can’t?


Most embarrassing sports moment?

None of mine are embarrassing moments, but just lessons learned.

What are you looking forward to most this year?

Having fun with my brothers on the football field.

Favorite activities?

Fishing, probably the best fishing football player.

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