|Position:||Halfback / defensive back|
|Born:||April 1, 1941|
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||185 lb (84 kg)|
|High school:||Huntsville (Huntsville, Alabama)|
|NFL Draft:||1964 / Round: 5 / Pick: 61|
|Career NFL statistics|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
James Benjamin Nelson (born April 1, 1941) is a former American football halfback and defensive back. He played one season for the AFL's Houston Oilers in 1964. Nelson was co-captain on the 1963 Alabama Crimson Tide football team.
who Forrest Gump portrays as the Alabama half back who made the 1963 all American team.