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Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson was the third Wide Receiver chosen in the 2008 NFL Draft and he would start modestly in the NFL in his first three years, though it was that third season’s playoff that would really be his coming out party.  At Super Bowl XLV Nelson caught nine passes for a TD and 140 Yards and was a vital part of their championship.  Nelson followed up with a 1,263 Yard 15 TD season in 2011 with a ninth place finish in Receiving Yards and following a down 2012 he put forth even better campaigns in 2013 and 2014 with 1,314 and a career high 1,519 Receiving Yards, the latter being good enough for fourth in the league and a Pro Bowl invitation.

Nelson suffered a serious setback when a torn ACL in preseason took him out of 2015 and Packers fans worried that one of Aaron Rodgers’ favorite targets would never be the same.  He bounced back in 2016 with the Comeback Player of the Year Award and was the leader in Receiving Touchdowns.  He would finish off his career with one more year in Green Bay and a final one in Oakland totaling 613 Receptions, 8,587 Receiving Yards with 72 Touchdowns.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Manhattan, Kansas, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Monday, 01 January 2024
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Played For: Green Bay Packers , Oakland Raiders
  • Drafted: 2nd Round, 36th Overall in 2008
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Second Team All Pro (2014)

    Pro Bowl (2014)

    Comeback Player of the Year (2016)

    Most Receiving Touchdowns (2016)

    Super Bowl Rings (1) (Green Bay Packers XLV)
  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Approximate Value (1) (2014)

    Top Ten Finishes: Receptions (2) (2014 & 2016)

    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards (4) (2011, 2013, 2014 & 2016)

    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Touchdowns (3) (2011, 2014 & 2016)

    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Reception (1) (2011)

    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards per Game (4) (2011, 2013, 2014 & 2016)

    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (3) (2011, 2014 & 2016)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 39. Receiving Touchdowns: 72
    68. Receptions: 613
    78. Receiving Yards: 8,587
    84. Receiving Yards per Game: 8,587
    93. Touchdowns: 72

Should Jordy Nelson be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 60%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 10%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 20%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 10%
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