Tessa Nelson

Tessa Nelson
Season(s) Played with the Divas: 2002-2009
Jersey Number: 56
Nickname: Ray-Ray
Position: LB/DL
Age: 40
Height: 5-9
Weight: 235
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
College: Baltimore City Community College
Occupation: Program Coordinator for a Girls Group Home


Tessa Nelson Q&A

If you could have a conversation with anyone, dead or alive, who would you choose? Why?
My uncle Lenny…he recently died, and I valued his opinion and miss him terribly.
Who is your favorite NFL player? Why?
Ray Lewis…he is a great motivator and leader for his team, not to mention that he’s a beast on the field!
What is your favorite movie?
Remember the Titans
What is your favorite quote?
“If you start something, you must finish no matter how long it takes you!”
What are your lifetime aspirations?
To build a 24-hour child-care center for single working mothers and fathers.
If you could play any other position, which one would you choose? Why?
Defensive tackle…the defensive line is a selfless position that doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. It provides the main opportunity for the linebackers to make the tackle.
What is your most memorable Divas moment?
My most important game was the goal-line stand against the Baltimore Burn a number of years ago. It proved that when the whole team is working together, it is impossible for anyone beat us…no matter where they are located on the field.


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