Bighorns Add Versatile Defender Nelson-Henton
HOUSTON, TX-- The Houston Bighorns announced on Monday that the team has signed former Houston Christian University defensive back Ari Nelson-Henton to a two-year contract.
The former Huskies' defensive back was born and raised in Houston, playing prep football at Kingwood Park High School in northeast Houston before earning a scholarship to Houston Christian University.
While at HCU, Nelson-Henton played in 10 games as a junior, making two tackles and blocking a kick. As a sophomore, he appeared in two games and added twelve tackles. As a freshman, Nelson-Henton appeared in the Huskies' final three games and made one tackle against both Incarnate Word and Texas College, with an additional four unassisted stops against Texas A&M-Commerce. During would closeout his collegiate career as a senior as a special team's terror and sub-package defensive back.
With the addition of Nelson-Henton, the Bighorns have added a solid defender with great size and speed with the versatility to play both the cornerback and safety positions.
The Bighorns will kick off their inaugural season this spring in the UFL. Season tickets are currently on sale for as low as $200. Visit houstonbighorns.com for details.
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