|Born:||July 26, 1919|
Live Oak, Florida
|Died:||December 24, 1986 (aged 67)|
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||180 lb (82 kg)|
|High school:||Live Oak (FL) Suwannee|
|NFL Draft:||1942 / Round: 19 / Pick: 174|
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|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
James Guess Nelson (July 26, 1919 – December 24, 1986) was an American football running back. He played one season in the AAFC for the Miami Seahawks. Nelson played college football at Alabama, where he was part of the 1941 National Championship team. Though selected by the Chicago Cardinals in the 1942 NFL Draft, he did not play professional football until 1946. Instead, he served at March Field during World War II.
- Crippen, Kenneth R. (2009). The Original Buffalo Bills: A History of the All-America Football Conference Team, 1946–1949. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. p. 28. ISBN 978-0-7864-4619-3.
- Walsh, Christopher J. (2006). Where Football is King: A History of the SEC. Lanham, MD: Taylor Trade. p. 137. ISBN 1-58979-355-2.
- Jones, Wilbur D. (2009). "Football! Navy! War!": How Military "Lend-Lease" Players Saved the College Game and Helped Win World War II. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. p. 141. ISBN 978-0-7864-4219-5.