Nelson Rood
Nelson Rood
Year Inducted: 2016
Sports Played or Coached: Baseball, 1982-83

Joining FSC as a junior college transfer, Nelson Rood was named to the All-America Team in his two seasons at Florida Southern. He was also a two-time All-SSC shortstop and was inducted into the FSC Baseball Hall of Fame in 1989. In 1982, Rood set a school record with 46 stolen bases only to come back the next season and break his record with 49 steals. His 95 career stolen bases ranks second on Moccasins’ all-time list. He is third on the FSC single season list with 83 runs scored and is also third with 212 assists as a senior. In 1983, Rood was the recipient of the James C. Rogers Award, one of the highest accolades given to a FSC student. After graduating in 1983 with a double major in finance and personnel management, he was drafted by the Houston Astros and played eight seasons in the minor leagues, including six years at the Triple-A level.