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Players

Jordy Nelson
WR #87
Height:
6-3
Weight:
217
Age:
29
College:
Kansas State
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2013):

REC
85
YDS
1,314
AVG
15.5
TDS
8

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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 302 4,590 15.2 93 36 0 0 -- 0 0 6 4
2013 GB 16 16 85 1,314 15.5 76T 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 GB 12 10 49 745 15.2 73 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 GB 16 9 68 1,263 18.6 93T 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 GB 16 4 45 582 12.9 80T 2 -- -- -- -- -- 3 3
2009 GB 13 0 22 320 14.5 51 2 -- -- -- -- -- 3 1
2008 GB 16 2 33 366 11.1 29T 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Pro Highlights

  • Has eclipsed the 1,000-yard receiving mark in two of the last three seasons (2011, 2013).
  • Ranks No. 11 in franchise history in receiving yards (4,590), No. 15 in receptions (302) and No. 12 in TD receptions (36).
  • Among players with 250-plus receptions, ranks No. 9 in team history with his average of 15.2 yards per catch.
  • Ranks No. 6 in the league with 30 TD catches since 2011 and ranks No. 5 in the NFL (min. 125 receptions) over that span with a 16.4-yard receiving average.
  • His 30 TD catches from 2011-13 were the most by a Packer over a three-year span since WR Antonio Freeman posted 32 TDs from 1997-99.
  • Is tied for No. 2 among active NFL players with three career TD catches of 80-plus yards.
  • Is tied for No. 4 in the NFL in TD catches at home since 2011 with 17.
  • Posted a career-best 85 receptions for a career-high 1,314 yards (15.5 avg.) and eight TDs in 2013. Ranked No. 10 in the NFL in receiving yards.
  • Became just the fourth player in franchise history to register 85-plus catches and 1,300-plus receiving yards in the same season, joining Sterling Sharpe (1989, 1992), Robert Brooks (1995) and Javon Walker (2004).
  • Led the league with 19 receptions of 25-plus yards in 2013, the most by a Packer since the statistic began to be recorded by STATS LLC in 1994.
  • Is tied for No. 3 in the NFL with 41 catches of 25-plus yards since 2011.
  • Caught 49 passes for 745 yards (15.2 avg.) and seven TDs in 2012 despite missing four full games and most of two others due to a hamstring injury.
  • Posted 68 receptions for 1,263 yards (18.6 avg.) and a career-high 15 TDs in 2011.
  • Ranked No. 3 in the league with the 15 TD catches, and became only the third player in team annals to hit that mark, joining WRs Sharpe (18 in 1994) and Don Hutson (17 in 1942).
  • His 18.6-yard receiving average ranked No. 2 in the league in 2011 among players with 50-plus catches and No. 5 in single-season franchise history.
  • Registered three TD catches of 80-plus yards from Week 16 of 2010 through Week 6 of 2011, becoming the first NFL player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to post three 80-yard TD grabs over an eight-game span in the regular season.
  • Posted two 80-yard TD catches in 2011, which tied the single-season franchise mark held by four other players.
  • Caught a TD pass in all eight home games in 2011, becoming the first NFL player to do so since the league went to a 16-game schedule in 1978.
  • Became just the fourth receiver in Super Bowl history to register nine-plus receptions for at least 140 yards and a TD when he hauled in nine passes for 140 yards and a score vs. Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV.
  • Tied WR Greg Jennings for the team lead with a league-high 21 catches in the 2010 playoffs, which topped Brooks (1995) and Freeman (1997) for the franchise single-postseason mark. The tandem became the first WR teammate duo in NFL history to each post 20 receptions in the same postseason.
  • Has played in 89 of a possible 96 games during his career (98 of 105 including playoffs).
  • Signed a contract extension with the club on July 26, 2014.

 

COLLEGE

Went from being a walk-on safety as a freshman in 2003 to posting the most prolific single season in Kansas State history with 122 receptions for 1,606 yards in 2007 on his way to earning consensus All-America honors…Finished his career ranked No. 2 in school history with 206 receptions for 2,822 yards, trailing only Kevin Lockett, who caught 217 passes for 3,032 yards and went on to be selected in the second round by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1997…Became just the fifth player in school history to eclipse the 2,000-yard career receiving mark and tied Quincy Morgan’s school record for 100-yard receiving games with 10…Showed his versatility by returning two of his six career punt returns for TDs, an 89-yarder and a 92-yarder, and threw two passes as a senior, both for TDs…Made the switch to WR in the spring of 2005, and made an immediate impact as he led the team in receptions, yards and receiving TDs as a sophomore…Majored in social science.

 

PERSONAL

Given name Jordy Ray Nelson…Born in Manhattan, Kan. …Married to Emily, who played basketball at Bethel College (Kan.); the couple has a 4-year-old son, Royal…Won a national AAU championship in the 400 meters as a 10-year-old…Parents, Alan and Kim, are lifelong farmers who opened Nelson’s Landing, a sports bar/restaurant in Leonardville, Kan., in 2007…Growing up, his family had season tickets to Kansas State football…High school: Second-team all-state selection for all divisions as a senior at both QB and DB at Riley County (Kan.) High School…Earned first-team 3A all-state honors from the Topeka Capital-Journal at QB…Connected on 62 percent of his passes for 1,029 yards and eight TDs as a senior...Also rushed for 1,572 yards, averaging 9.8 yards per carry with 25 TDs…Named Flint Hills Player of the Year by the Manhattan Mercury…Was a two-time first-team All-Mid-East League selection…Played in the 2003 Kansas Shrine Bowl…Named first-team all-state as a senior in basketball for all divisions by the Topeka-Capital Journal…Set school career records for blocks (161), steals (225) and assists (325)…Named Flint Hills Player of the Year in basketball by the Manhattan Mercury…Won 3A track titles in the 100, 200, 400 and long jump at the 2003 state meet...Set division records in the 100 meters (10.63) and 200 meters (21.64)…Community involvement: Started the Nelson Family Community Foundation in 2014, which benefits families in need in his community in Kansas…In 2009 and 2012, traveled the state as a member of the Packers’ annual Tailgate Tour, making scheduled and surprise visits to various communities…Hosted the Jordy Nelson Charity Softball Game at Fox Cities Stadium in June 2014, with proceeds benefiting Young Life, an organization that he and his wife have been involved with for years...Received the Nice Guy Award at the annual Doug Jirschele Sports Awards Banquet in Clintonville, Wis. …Joined teammates in visiting a fifth-grade class at a local elementary school to congratulate students for raising $2,000 for the Bay Area Humane Society…With his fellow Green Bay receivers, participated in a holiday bell-ringing contest against the Minnesota Vikings’ defensive linemen to see which group could raise the most in donations…Signed autographs and interacted with kids at the City of Green Bay’s annual Kids Day…Participated in the Donald Driver Celebrity Softball Game, the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon and the Greg Jennings Celebrity Golf Tournament…Appeared at the Families of Children with Cancer holiday party and at events to benefit Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley…Along with teammates S Nick Collins and LB Brad Jones, served as a model for the unveiling of the 2010 Packers throwback jersey at Fan Fest…Was honored Feb. 17, 2011, when it was declared “Jordy Nelson Day” in Kansas by Governor Sam Brownback…Hobbies/interests: Enjoys working on the family farm and listening to country music…Also enjoys playing cards with teammates, and says he has learned 12-15 new games since joining the Packers…Residence: Green Bay.

Pro Highlights

  • Has eclipsed the 1,000-yard receiving mark in two of the last three seasons (2011, 2013).
  • Ranks No. 11 in franchise history in receiving yards (4,590), No. 15 in receptions (302) and No. 12 in TD receptions (36).
  • Among players with 250-plus receptions, ranks No. 9 in team history with his average of 15.2 yards per catch.
  • Ranks No. 6 in the league with 30 TD catches since 2011 and ranks No. 5 in the NFL (min. 125 receptions) over that span with a 16.4-yard receiving average.
  • His 30 TD catches from 2011-13 were the most by a Packer over a three-year span since WR Antonio Freeman posted 32 TDs from 1997-99.
  • Is tied for No. 2 among active NFL players with three career TD catches of 80-plus yards.
  • Is tied for No. 4 in the NFL in TD catches at home since 2011 with 17.
  • Posted a career-best 85 receptions for a career-high 1,314 yards (15.5 avg.) and eight TDs in 2013. Ranked No. 10 in the NFL in receiving yards.
  • Became just the fourth player in franchise history to register 85-plus catches and 1,300-plus receiving yards in the same season, joining Sterling Sharpe (1989, 1992), Robert Brooks (1995) and Javon Walker (2004).
  • Led the league with 19 receptions of 25-plus yards in 2013, the most by a Packer since the statistic began to be recorded by STATS LLC in 1994.
  • Is tied for No. 3 in the NFL with 41 catches of 25-plus yards since 2011.
  • Caught 49 passes for 745 yards (15.2 avg.) and seven TDs in 2012 despite missing four full games and most of two others due to a hamstring injury.
  • Posted 68 receptions for 1,263 yards (18.6 avg.) and a career-high 15 TDs in 2011.
  • Ranked No. 3 in the league with the 15 TD catches, and became only the third player in team annals to hit that mark, joining WRs Sharpe (18 in 1994) and Don Hutson (17 in 1942).
  • His 18.6-yard receiving average ranked No. 2 in the league in 2011 among players with 50-plus catches and No. 5 in single-season franchise history.
  • Registered three TD catches of 80-plus yards from Week 16 of 2010 through Week 6 of 2011, becoming the first NFL player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to post three 80-yard TD grabs over an eight-game span in the regular season.
  • Posted two 80-yard TD catches in 2011, which tied the single-season franchise mark held by four other players.
  • Caught a TD pass in all eight home games in 2011, becoming the first NFL player to do so since the league went to a 16-game schedule in 1978.
  • Became just the fourth receiver in Super Bowl history to register nine-plus receptions for at least 140 yards and a TD when he hauled in nine passes for 140 yards and a score vs. Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV.
  • Tied WR Greg Jennings for the team lead with a league-high 21 catches in the 2010 playoffs, which topped Brooks (1995) and Freeman (1997) for the franchise single-postseason mark. The tandem became the first WR teammate duo in NFL history to each post 20 receptions in the same postseason.
  • Has played in 89 of a possible 96 games during his career (98 of 105 including playoffs).
  • Signed a contract extension with the club on July 26, 2014.

 

COLLEGE

Went from being a walk-on safety as a freshman in 2003 to posting the most prolific single season in Kansas State history with 122 receptions for 1,606 yards in 2007 on his way to earning consensus All-America honors…Finished his career ranked No. 2 in school history with 206 receptions for 2,822 yards, trailing only Kevin Lockett, who caught 217 passes for 3,032 yards and went on to be selected in the second round by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1997…Became just the fifth player in school history to eclipse the 2,000-yard career receiving mark and tied Quincy Morgan’s school record for 100-yard receiving games with 10…Showed his versatility by returning two of his six career punt returns for TDs, an 89-yarder and a 92-yarder, and threw two passes as a senior, both for TDs…Made the switch to WR in the spring of 2005, and made an immediate impact as he led the team in receptions, yards and receiving TDs as a sophomore…Majored in social science.

 

PERSONAL

Given name Jordy Ray Nelson…Born in Manhattan, Kan. …Married to Emily, who played basketball at Bethel College (Kan.); the couple has a 4-year-old son, Royal…Won a national AAU championship in the 400 meters as a 10-year-old…Parents, Alan and Kim, are lifelong farmers who opened Nelson’s Landing, a sports bar/restaurant in Leonardville, Kan., in 2007…Growing up, his family had season tickets to Kansas State football…High school: Second-team all-state selection for all divisions as a senior at both QB and DB at Riley County (Kan.) High School…Earned first-team 3A all-state honors from the Topeka Capital-Journal at QB…Connected on 62 percent of his passes for 1,029 yards and eight TDs as a senior...Also rushed for 1,572 yards, averaging 9.8 yards per carry with 25 TDs…Named Flint Hills Player of the Year by the Manhattan Mercury…Was a two-time first-team All-Mid-East League selection…Played in the 2003 Kansas Shrine Bowl…Named first-team all-state as a senior in basketball for all divisions by the Topeka-Capital Journal…Set school career records for blocks (161), steals (225) and assists (325)…Named Flint Hills Player of the Year in basketball by the Manhattan Mercury…Won 3A track titles in the 100, 200, 400 and long jump at the 2003 state meet...Set division records in the 100 meters (10.63) and 200 meters (21.64)…Community involvement: Started the Nelson Family Community Foundation in 2014, which benefits families in need in his community in Kansas…In 2009 and 2012, traveled the state as a member of the Packers’ annual Tailgate Tour, making scheduled and surprise visits to various communities…Hosted the Jordy Nelson Charity Softball Game at Fox Cities Stadium in June 2014, with proceeds benefiting Young Life, an organization that he and his wife have been involved with for years...Received the Nice Guy Award at the annual Doug Jirschele Sports Awards Banquet in Clintonville, Wis. …Joined teammates in visiting a fifth-grade class at a local elementary school to congratulate students for raising $2,000 for the Bay Area Humane Society…With his fellow Green Bay receivers, participated in a holiday bell-ringing contest against the Minnesota Vikings’ defensive linemen to see which group could raise the most in donations…Signed autographs and interacted with kids at the City of Green Bay’s annual Kids Day…Participated in the Donald Driver Celebrity Softball Game, the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon and the Greg Jennings Celebrity Golf Tournament…Appeared at the Families of Children with Cancer holiday party and at events to benefit Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley…Along with teammates S Nick Collins and LB Brad Jones, served as a model for the unveiling of the 2010 Packers throwback jersey at Fan Fest…Was honored Feb. 17, 2011, when it was declared “Jordy Nelson Day” in Kansas by Governor Sam Brownback…Hobbies/interests: Enjoys working on the family farm and listening to country music…Also enjoys playing cards with teammates, and says he has learned 12-15 new games since joining the Packers…Residence: Green Bay.