Namesakes

Emmy Award Winners: 1 actor
(actor) Craig T. Nelson   1992   Coach  
Notable Actors and Actresses: 1 actor, 1 actress
Craig T. Nelson   1944-  
Bree Walker (a.k.a. Nelson)   1953-  
Notable Athletes: 3 football, 1 golf
(golf) Byron Nelson   1912-2006  
(football) Jordy Nelson   1985-  
(football) Robert Nelson   1990-  
(football) J. J. Nelson   1992-  
Notable Filmmakers: 1 screenwriter
Bob Nelson   1956-  
Notable Hosts and Presenters: 1 radio
(radio) Bree Walker (a.k.a. Nelson)   1953-  
Notable Military Figures: 1 admiral
Horatio Nelson   1758-1805  
Notable Musicians: 2 musicians
Willie Nelson   1933-   country  
Prince Rogers Nelson   1958-2016     
Olympic Medalists: 3 silver, 2 gold, 1 silver/bronze/gold
(silver) Frank Nelson   1912   pole vault  
(gold) Marjorie Jackson-Nelson   1952   100 m; 200 m  
(silver/bronze/gold) John Nelson   1964; 1968   swimming - 1500 m freestyle; swimming - 200 m freestyle; swimming - 4x200 m freestyle relay  
(silver) Adam Nelson   2000; 2004   shot put  
(silver) Lianne Nelson   2004   rowing  
(gold) Lars Nelson   2014   cross-country skiing  
Saints: 1 blessed
Blessed John Nelson   1534-1578