Event: Pole Vault (15-6)
Received a redshirt during his true freshman season with the Tigers in 2014.
PRIOR TO LSU
Was a four-year letterwinner in track and field at Mandeville High School under the direction of coach Gerald Singer … Cleared a personal record and school record of 15 feet, 6 inches during his senior season in 2013 … Earned first-team all-district honors in the pole vault during his senior season.
Full name is Jonathan Evan Nelsen … Born on April 7, 1995 … Parents are John and Tammy Nelsen … Has an older sister named Kristen … Was an honor student during his prep career at Mandeville High School … Graduated with a weighted grade-point average of 4.37 … Member of the National Honor Society in high school … Was also a member of the honor roll at his high school … Majoring in electrical engineering.