- The story of how Nelson became a long snapper goes back to his father’s playing days. In the middle of training camp, Nelson’s dad was extremely tired after grueling practices. He saw a player heading into his 11th season and he thought to himself, “I wish I was a long snapper.” He said, “If I ever have a son, I’m going to make sure he learns how to snap.”
- Always around football, in the summers, Kyle would help his dad, Mark, when he was coaching in the NCAA and CFL. He worked as ball boy and assisted the equipment staff with laundry. At a young age, Kyle got to see tight knit locker rooms and learned how successful teams work together on and off the field. Mark’s career as a football coach meant many moves for the Nelson family. Kyle was born in Norman, OK and growing up, the family moved between Tulsa, OK and Canada three times and Kyle spent time living in Georgia, Kentucky, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico before coming to California.
Community Update: 49ers Wish Presented by Brocade
49ers Wish presented by Brocade partners with organizations like the Make-A-Wish Foundation to provide the Faithful across the nation with tailored events, aimed at making their dreams of meeting the San Francisco 49ers come true. See the September update here.