Senior Profile: Tyler Nelson

Editor’s note: This is a regular feature profiling senior athletes at Bryant High School.

Tyler Nelson

NAME: Tyler Nelson

PARENTS: Vince and Tonya Nelson

SIBLINGS: I have a sister, Lindsay Nelson. She’s 20.

FAVORITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL: Physics

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME? Golf

FAVORITE FOOD: Chicken spaghetti

FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST OR GROUP: Li’l Wayne

FAVORITE MOVIE: Step-brothers[more]

FAVORITE TV SHOW: Sportscenter

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE TOY AS A KID? Hot Wheels cars

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Go to college and play baseball. I’m not sure where yet. I’ll probably study Kineseology.

OTHER THAN YOUR PARENTS, WHO HAS HAD THE BIGGEST INFLUENCE ON YOUR LIFE? Probably my grandparents, just raising me how I need to be raised.

FAVORITE THING ABOUT BASEBALL: Winning.

POSITIONS: Shortstop and pitcher

WHAT’S YOUR APPROACH AT THE PLATE? Get a base hit.

WHAT’S YOUR APPROACH ON THE MOUND? I try to strike everybody out but if I don’t, let my defense work.

WHAT PITCHES DO YOU THROW? Fastball, curveball, change

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE? Probably my curveball

WHAT'S YOUR APPROACH IN THE FIELD? Make the plays that come to me.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE SEASON SO FAR? I think we’ve been doing great. We’ve got a great record and I think we’re improving, coming in every day in the morning and getting better.

WHAT'S BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT TO THE SEASON SO FAR? Probably beating Conway.

WHAT'S IT GOING TO TAKE FOR THE TEAM TO BE SUCCESSFUL THE REST OF THE SEASON? Hitting. We’ve got to keep hitting the ball.

TALK ABOUT YOUR GAME. WHAT ARE YOU MOST CONFIDENT IN YOUR ABILITY TO DO? Probably hitting.

WHAT DO YOU WORK HARDEST IN PRACTICE TO IMPROVE ON? Hitting

AFTER YOU'RE THROUGH PLAYING BASEBALL AT BHS, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU'LL REMEMBER MOST FONDLY ABOUT IT? Practice at 5 o’clock in the morning and then winning State championships.


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