Jamarcus Jermaine "J. J." Nelson (born April 24, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for The University of Alabama at Birmingham and was drafted in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL draft by the Cardinals.
Nelson attended Midfield High School, where he was coached by The Birmingham News All-Metro West Coach of the Year Ruben Nelson. He helped lead his football team to the state Class 4A quarterfinals after finishing 11-2 during the regular season in 2009, recording 55 catches, 1,049 yards, 214 yards rushing, five interceptions, and 19 touchdowns. He was named The Birmingham News Metro-West Player of the Year. He was listed as the No. 27 state prospect on Birmingham News Super Seniors list and was selected to The Birmingham News All-Metro West Offensive Team. He was also named to the ASWA First Team All-State.