Andrew Vaughan Nelson (born May 27, 1933 in Athens, Alabama) is a former American football Safety (American football) in the National Football League for the Baltimore Colts and New York Giants. He played College football at the University of Memphis and was drafted in the eleventh round of the 1957 NFL Draft. He currently owns and runs a small BBQ establishment, Andy Nelson's Barbecue.

Nelson has seven children. His sons mostly run the barbecue business today. Many consider it the region's best. The restaurant dining areas are lined with Best of Baltimore magazine covers and other awards. There are also numerous football mementos and photos.


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