Hall of Fame Class: 1987 (Football)
One of the hardest hitters to ever roam the Seminole secondary, Lee Nelson earned his place in the Florida State Hall of Fame after spending just two years on the campus. Nelson walked on to the Seminole team in 1974 and promptly won a starting cornerback job. He led FSU in tackles that year (86) and as a senior, was named the Seminole MVP on defense. He finished his collegiate career by playing in the American Bowl All-Star game. As a 15th round draft choice of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1976, the odds were against him once again but he not only made the club but went on to spend the next 11 years with the Cardinals. He retired from pro football in 1986.