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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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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

  • Ranks No. 2 in the league with 22 TD catches since 2011, trailing only Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (28) over that span.
  • Has an average of 17.2 yards per catch since 2011, No. 2 in the NFL over that span among players with 100 or more receptions behind only Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (18.9).
  • Posted career highs in every receiving category in 2011, catching 68 passes for 1,263 yards (18.6 avg.) and 15 TDs on his way to being named a Pro Bowl alternate.
  • Is one of only three players in franchise history to catch 15 or more TDs in a season, joining WRs Sterling Sharpe (18 in 1994) and Don Hutson (17 in 1942).
  • Led the team with nine receptions for 140 yards and a TD in the Super Bowl XLV win over Pittsburgh, becoming just the fourth NFL wide receiver ever to post nine catches for 140 yards and a score in a Super Bowl.
  • Became 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 (Week 16, 2010-Week 6, 2011).
  • Consensus All-America selection at Kansas State and one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award in 2007.
  • 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 ’07.


Pro Highlights:

  • Ranks No. 2 in the NFL with 22 TD catches since 2011, trailing only Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (28) over that span.
  • His 22 TD catches in 2011-12 were the most by a Packer over a two-year span since WR Antonio Freeman posted 26 TDs in 1997-98.
  • Has an average of 17.2 yards per catch since 2011, No. 2 in the NFL over that span among players with 100 or more receptions behind only Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (18.9).
  • Is tied for No. 2 among active NFL players with three career TD catches of 80-plus yards.
  • Ranks No. 2 in the NFL in TD catches at home since 2011 with 14, trailing only Gronkowski (16).
  • 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.
  • Registered career bests in every category in 2011, catching 68 passes for 1,263 yards (18.6 avg.) and 15 TDs.
  • 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 Sterling 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.
  • Has a 29.1-yard average on his 28 career TD receptions, good for No. 5 in the league among active players with 25 or more TD catches.
  • 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.
  • 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 WRs Robert Brooks (1995) and Antonio 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.
  • Posted a kick return of 45-plus yards in each of his first three seasons in Green Bay (2008-10), becoming the first Green Bay player to do so since Corey Harris (1992-94).
  • Has played in 73 of a possible 80 games during his career (81 of 88 including playoffs).
  • Signed a contract extension with the club on Oct. 1, 2011.


2012 SEASON:
Played in 12 regular-season games with a career-high 10 starts and caught 49 passes for 745 yards (15.2 avg.) and seven TDs…Of his 49 receptions, 36 went for first downs, a 73.5 percentage that ranked No. 1 on the team…Missed four full games and most of two others due to a hamstring injury...Appeared in both playoff games and posted eight receptions for 97 yards (12.1 avg.)…Vs. New Orleans (Sept. 30): Paced the team with eight catches for 93 yards (11.6 avg.) and a TD. With the Packers trailing 27-21 in the fourth quarter, he beat a jam from CB Patrick Robinson at the line, caught a slant from QB Aaron Rodgers and fought his way past Robinson and CB Corey White for an 11-yard TD that proved to be the winning score…At Houston (Oct. 14): Had a dominant performance in the prime-time matchup, matching his career highs with nine catches and three TDs, along with a game-high 121 receiving yards (13.4 avg.). It marked his second three-TD outing over a seven-game stretch (Week 17 in 2011 vs. Detroit) as he became the first NFL player to accomplish that feat since Redskins WR Santana Moss (2005-06) and the first Packer to do so since WR Sterling Sharpe (1994)…At St. Louis (Oct. 21): Led the team in receiving for the second straight week, finishing the game with eight grabs for a season-high 122 yards (15.3 avg.) and a TD. Beat CB Janoris Jenkins down the right sideline in the first quarter for a 52-yard gain on what was a defensive-offsides free play…Vs. Jacksonville (Oct. 28): Sustained a hamstring injury during the practice week and was listed as a gameday inactive. It marked the first regular-season game he had missed since Week 9 of 2009 (knee) and snapped his consecutive-games-played streak (including playoffs) at 53…Vs. Arizona (Nov. 4): Returned to action but sustained an ankle injury catching a pass in the red zone on the offense’s second drive of the game and did not return…At N.Y. Giants (Nov. 25): Had one of the team’s lone highlights, beating CB Corey Webster on a stop-and-go double move down the right sideline for a 61-yard TD on the offense’s fourth play from scrimmage. Finished with two catches for a team-high 71 yards (35.5 avg.)…Vs. Minnesota (Dec. 2): Started the game and appeared on 11 plays, but suffered a hamstring injury following a 10-yard catch in the first quarter and did not return. The injury would sideline him for the next three games (Weeks 14-16)…At Minnesota (Dec. 30): Returned to action and finished with three catches for 87 yards (29.0 avg.) and a TD. Raced past CB Marcus Sherels in the third quarter, caught the ball near midfield and ran the rest of the way before being pushed out of bounds at the Minnesota 8 for a season-long 73-yard grab. Later drew a pass-interference penalty on CB A.J. Jefferson on a play near the goal line late in the fourth quarter, setting up a first-and-goal from the 2. Made a back-shoulder catch on the next play for the 2-yard TD that tied the game at 34 with 2:54 remaining…Vs. Minnesota (NFC Wild Card, Jan. 5): Finished with three catches for 51 yards (17.0 avg.). Posted receptions of 22 and 23 yards that set up a 3-yard TD run by FB John Kuhn just before halftime that gave the Packers a 17-3 edge at the break.

2011: Played in all 16 games for the second straight season with nine starts, while also playing in the team’s playoff contest…Enjoyed a breakout season that saw him post career highs in receptions (68), receiving yards (1,263) and TD catches (15) on his way to being named a Pro Bowl alternate…His TD total ranked No. 3 in the NFL in 2011 and was also good for No. 3 in franchise history behind Sharpe (18 in 1994) and Hutson (17 in 1942)…The yardage output ranked No. 9 in the NFL...Finished No. 2 in the NFL (min. 50 catches) with an 18.6-yard receiving average, trailing only Giants WR Victor Cruz (18.7)…His 18.6-yard average was the best by a Packer since James Lofton’s 22.0-yard average in 1984 and was good for No. 5 in franchise history (min. 50 receptions)…Averaged 33.8 yards per touchdown catch on the season, which was good for No. 5 in the NFL among players with at least seven TD grabs…Posted two TD receptions of at least 80 yards, which tied four other players for the single-season franchise mark…At Carolina (Sept. 18): Made his lone reception on the afternoon a memorable one, an 84-yard catch-and-run TD with just over two minutes remaining to extend Green Bay’s lead to 30-16 in the 30-23 win…Vs. St. Louis (Oct. 16): Posted a career-long 93-yard catch-and-run for a TD in the second quarter, the fourth-longest catch in franchise history. The play made him the first NFL player since the 1970 merger to register three catches of at least 80 yards over an eight-game span in the regular season. Added an 11-yard catch to register his second career 100-yard game with two grabs for 104 yards (52.0 avg.)…At San Diego (Nov. 6): Led the team with five receptions for 105 yards (21.0 avg.) and a score, his second 100-yard outing in three games…Vs. Minnesota (Nov. 14): Posted the first multi-TD-catch game of his career and paced the club with five catches for 63 yards (12.6 avg.). His yardage total helped him eclipse his previous career high of 582 yards in 2010…Vs. Tampa Bay (Nov. 20): Continued his torrid stretch with six catches for 123 yards (20.5 avg.) and two TDs. Became the first Packer to register multiple TD catches in back-to-back games since TE Tyrone Davis in 1998 and was the first WR to do so since Antonio Freeman in 1996…At N.Y. Giants (Dec. 4): Caught four passes for 94 yards (23.5 avg.) with his most meaningful play coming on the final drive of the game. With the contest tied at 35, ran a stop-and-go double move on CB Will Blackmon along the left sideline before hauling in a 27-yard pass at the New York 29 to help set up Mason Crosby’s game-winning 31-yard FG as time expired…Vs. Chicago (Dec. 25): Recorded a team-high six grabs for 115 yards (19.2 avg.) and two TDs as he surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving plateau for the first time in his career...Vs. Detroit (Jan. 1): Capped off the finest season of his career in style, posting regular-season career highs with nine catches for 162 yards (18.0 avg.) and three TDs. Became just the second player in franchise history to register at least eight receptions/150 receiving yards/three receiving TDs in a game, joining WR Javon Walker (at Indianapolis, Sept. 26, 2004).

2010: Played in all 16 contests for the first time in his career with four starts…Posted 45 catches, good for fourth on the team, for 582 yards, which ranked third on the team…Recorded two TD catches for the third straight season…Led the team with a 22.5-yard average on 22 kickoff returns, with a long of 51…Was especially productive over the final 12 games with 39 receptions for 529 yards (13.6 avg.), including all six of his 25-yard catches…Tied Jennings for the team lead with a league-high 21 catches in the playoffs, which topped Brooks (17 in 1995) and Freeman (17 in 1997) for the franchise postseason mark…His 286 receiving yards in the playoffs ranked No. 3 in franchise postseason history behind only Freeman (308 in 1997) and Jennings (303 in 2010)…At Philadelphia (Sept. 12): Posted a 31.2-yard average on five kickoff returns, the best mark by a Packer with five-plus returns since WR Roell Preston’s 32.0-yard average on eight returns vs. Minnesota (Oct. 5, 1998). Had returns of 51 and 40 yards in the second half, the first time in his career he had two 40-yard returns in the same game, and was awarded a game ball by the coaching staff…At N.Y. Jets (Oct. 31): Posted a season-high five catches for 55 yards (11.0 avg.). Made a clutch reception in the fourth quarter, hauling in a 14-yard pass over the middle to convert a third down. The catch helped set up Mason Crosby’s second FG, a 41-yarder that put Green Bay up 6-0 with just under four minutes left…At Atlanta (Nov. 28): Matched his season high for receptions with five for 61 yards (12.2 avg.), including a 10-yard bullet in the back of the end zone on fourth down from Rodgers with 56 seconds remaining that tied the game at 17-17…Vs. N.Y. Giants (Dec. 26): Caught four passes for a then-career-high 124 yards (31.0 avg.), highlighted by a season-long 80-yard reception for a TD in the first quarter. On the play, beat S Antrel Rolle down the middle of the field and streaked into the end zone…At Atlanta (NFC Divisional, Jan. 15): Started and posted eight receptions for 79 yards (9.9 avg.) and a TD. Four of the grabs came on third down to pick up first downs, including an 8-yard catch to the Atlanta 8 that converted a third-and-3. Punctuated that drive with a 6-yard TD reception…Vs. Pittsburgh (Super Bowl XLV, Feb. 6): Led the team with a career-high nine receptions for 140 yards (15.6 avg.) and a TD. Became just the fourth receiver in Super Bowl history with nine-plus receptions for at least 140 yards and a TD, joining Washington’s Ricky Sanders (XXII), San Francisco’s Jerry Rice (Super Bowl XXIII and XXIX) and New England’s Deion Branch (XXXVIII). The nine catches tied RB Edgar Bennett (at Dallas, Jan. 16, 1994) and Freeman (vs. Denver, Jan 25, 1998) for the most by a Packer in the postseason and tied the third-highest total by any NFL player in a Super Bowl. His yardage total was the most by an individual in any of the franchise’s five Super Bowl appearances and was the fourth-highest single-game total in team postseason history. Scored his TD from 29 yards out on a third-and-1 on the offense’s second drive of the game when he ran a go route along the right sideline against CB William Gay, jumping up to haul the ball in at the 3-yard line before falling into the end zone.

2009: Played in 13 games and posted 22 receptions for 320 yards (14.5 avg.) and two TDs...Also returned 25 kickoffs for a 25.4-yard average and 17 punts for a 5.3-yard average...His kickoff-return average ranked sixth in the NFC and 11th in the NFL...Inactive at Cleveland (Oct. 25), vs. Minnesota (Nov. 1) and at Tampa Bay (Nov. 8) with a knee injury sustained vs. Detroit (Oct. 18)…At Minnesota (Oct. 5): Caught three passes for 47 yards (15.7 avg.), including a short pass over the middle in the fourth quarter that he took 33 yards for a TD…Vs. Detroit (Oct. 18): Returned one kickoff for 29 yards, but sustained a sprained knee on his first punt return of the game, a muffed catch that he recovered at the Green Bay 22; the injury sidelined him for the remainder of the game and the next three contests…Vs. Dallas (Nov. 15): Returned from the knee injury and posted season-high four receptions for 32 yards (8.0 avg.)…At Pittsburgh (Dec. 20): Caught four passes for a season-high 71 yards (17.8 avg.)…At Arizona (Jan. 3): Posted the longest catch of his career to that point when he beat CB Michael Adams deep down the middle and made a leaping 51-yard grab at Arizona’s 1-yard line; Rodgers took it in for a TD on a QB sneak on the next play. Returned three kickoffs for a 29.7-yard average, highlighted by a career-long 54-yard return late in the fourth quarter. Became first Packer since AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to post a 50-plus-yard reception and a 50-plus-yard kickoff return in the same game…At Arizona (NFC Wild Card, Jan. 10): Caught an 11-yard TD pass late in the third quarter, making the grab at Arizona’s 5 from a scrambling Rodgers and then beating CB Bryant McFadden to the end zone.

2008: Played in all 16 games with two starts, the only rookie on the roster to appear in every contest…Finished fourth on the team with 33 receptions for 366 yards (11.1 avg.) and two TDs…Also returned 11 kickoffs for 208 yards (18.9 avg.)...Was named the team’s Rookie of the Year by the Packers Hall of Fame…At Detroit (Sept. 14): Caught first NFL pass, a 29-yard TD reception from Rodgers in the second quarter…Vs. Dallas (Sept. 21): Established season high with four receptions for 42 yards (10.5 avg.), all of them coming in the second half. Would match reception total twice in the next three games…At Tennessee (Nov. 2): Started his first career game as the Packers opened up in three-WR set and had two catches for 34 yards (17.0 avg.). Posted 40-yard kickoff return in the second quarter…2008 Draft: Selected in the second round (36th overall), the third WR taken. The choice was obtained from the N.Y. Jets, along with a fourth-round selection (113th overall), in exchange for Green Bay’s first-round pick (30th overall). Was only the third player from Kansas State ever selected by the Packers, and the highest selection since HB Veryl Switzer (fourth overall) in 1954. Became first top-40 selection from KSU in the draft since CB Terence Newman was selected fifth overall by the Dallas Cowboys in 2003.

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…Senior season (2007): A consensus All-American who was named to nine first-team All-America squads…Swept first-team All-Big 12 honors from The Associated Press, the league’s coaches, Rivals.com, the Kansas City Star and the Waco Tribune-Herald…One of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the top receiver in the nation…Also earned honorable mention recognition from the league’s coaches as a punt/kick returner despite returning just five punts on the season…Started all 12 games and posted school single-season records with 122 receptions for 1,606 yards (13.2 avg.)…Registered a school-record eight 100-yard receiving games…Caught eight or more passes in 10 of 12 games and 10 or more passes six times…Ranked second in the Big 12 and nationally in receptions and yardage…Was one of just two receivers in the country to record 1,600 yards receiving, joining Texas Tech’s Michael Crabtree…Returned five punts for 264 yards (52.8 avg.) and two TDs…Broke his own school single-game receiving yardage record set earlier in the season with 214 yards on 14 grabs (15.3 avg.) at Iowa State (Nov. 3)…Tied his own single-game record for receptions with 15 catches for 165 yards (11.0 avg.) and a TD at Fresno State (Nov. 24) in the final game of his career…Junior season (2006): Played in all 13 games with nine starts despite battling a knee injury all season…Still managed to lead the Wildcats in both receptions and receiving yards for the second straight year…Caught 39 passes for 547 yards (14.0 avg.) and a TD…Posted four or more receptions in seven games…Sophomore season (2005): Started all 11 games and earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from the Kansas City Star…Picked up honorable mention All-Big 12 recognition from the conference’s coaches and AP…Selected as Kansas State’s most improved offensive player…Led the Wildcats in receptions (45), receiving yards (669) and receiving TDs (eight)…Ranked tied for third in the Big 12 in TD catches, seventh in yards per game (60.8) and 11th in receptions per game (4.1), despite playing in an offense that attempted the league’s fewest passes (318)…Became the only receiver in school history to catch a TD pass in each of the first seven games of a season…Redshirt freshman season (2004): Did not see any playing time as a safety.

PERSONAL: Given name Jordy Ray Nelson…Born in Manhattan, Kan. …Married to Emily, who played basketball at Bethel College (Kan.); the couple has a 3-year-old son, Royal…Wife runs mentoring program at Fort Howard Elementary School in Green Bay…He 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: In 2009 and 2012, traveled the state as a member of the Packers’ annual Tailgate Tour, making scheduled and surprise visits to various communities…Along with his wife, is involved with Young Life in Green Bay...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 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 on 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.

  • Ranks No. 2 in the league with 22 TD catches since 2011, trailing only Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (28) over that span.
  • Has an average of 17.2 yards per catch since 2011, No. 2 in the NFL over that span among players with 100 or more receptions behind only Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (18.9).
  • Posted career highs in every receiving category in 2011, catching 68 passes for 1,263 yards (18.6 avg.) and 15 TDs on his way to being named a Pro Bowl alternate.
  • Is one of only three players in franchise history to catch 15 or more TDs in a season, joining WRs Sterling Sharpe (18 in 1994) and Don Hutson (17 in 1942).
  • Led the team with nine receptions for 140 yards and a TD in the Super Bowl XLV win over Pittsburgh, becoming just the fourth NFL wide receiver ever to post nine catches for 140 yards and a score in a Super Bowl.
  • Became 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 (Week 16, 2010-Week 6, 2011).
  • Consensus All-America selection at Kansas State and one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award in 2007.
  • 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 ’07.


Pro Highlights:

  • Ranks No. 2 in the NFL with 22 TD catches since 2011, trailing only Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (28) over that span.
  • His 22 TD catches in 2011-12 were the most by a Packer over a two-year span since WR Antonio Freeman posted 26 TDs in 1997-98.
  • Has an average of 17.2 yards per catch since 2011, No. 2 in the NFL over that span among players with 100 or more receptions behind only Buccaneers WR Vincent Jackson (18.9).
  • Is tied for No. 2 among active NFL players with three career TD catches of 80-plus yards.
  • Ranks No. 2 in the NFL in TD catches at home since 2011 with 14, trailing only Gronkowski (16).
  • 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.
  • Registered career bests in every category in 2011, catching 68 passes for 1,263 yards (18.6 avg.) and 15 TDs.
  • 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 Sterling 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.
  • Has a 29.1-yard average on his 28 career TD receptions, good for No. 5 in the league among active players with 25 or more TD catches.
  • 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.
  • 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 WRs Robert Brooks (1995) and Antonio 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.
  • Posted a kick return of 45-plus yards in each of his first three seasons in Green Bay (2008-10), becoming the first Green Bay player to do so since Corey Harris (1992-94).
  • Has played in 73 of a possible 80 games during his career (81 of 88 including playoffs).
  • Signed a contract extension with the club on Oct. 1, 2011.


2012 SEASON:
Played in 12 regular-season games with a career-high 10 starts and caught 49 passes for 745 yards (15.2 avg.) and seven TDs…Of his 49 receptions, 36 went for first downs, a 73.5 percentage that ranked No. 1 on the team…Missed four full games and most of two others due to a hamstring injury...Appeared in both playoff games and posted eight receptions for 97 yards (12.1 avg.)…Vs. New Orleans (Sept. 30): Paced the team with eight catches for 93 yards (11.6 avg.) and a TD. With the Packers trailing 27-21 in the fourth quarter, he beat a jam from CB Patrick Robinson at the line, caught a slant from QB Aaron Rodgers and fought his way past Robinson and CB Corey White for an 11-yard TD that proved to be the winning score…At Houston (Oct. 14): Had a dominant performance in the prime-time matchup, matching his career highs with nine catches and three TDs, along with a game-high 121 receiving yards (13.4 avg.). It marked his second three-TD outing over a seven-game stretch (Week 17 in 2011 vs. Detroit) as he became the first NFL player to accomplish that feat since Redskins WR Santana Moss (2005-06) and the first Packer to do so since WR Sterling Sharpe (1994)…At St. Louis (Oct. 21): Led the team in receiving for the second straight week, finishing the game with eight grabs for a season-high 122 yards (15.3 avg.) and a TD. Beat CB Janoris Jenkins down the right sideline in the first quarter for a 52-yard gain on what was a defensive-offsides free play…Vs. Jacksonville (Oct. 28): Sustained a hamstring injury during the practice week and was listed as a gameday inactive. It marked the first regular-season game he had missed since Week 9 of 2009 (knee) and snapped his consecutive-games-played streak (including playoffs) at 53…Vs. Arizona (Nov. 4): Returned to action but sustained an ankle injury catching a pass in the red zone on the offense’s second drive of the game and did not return…At N.Y. Giants (Nov. 25): Had one of the team’s lone highlights, beating CB Corey Webster on a stop-and-go double move down the right sideline for a 61-yard TD on the offense’s fourth play from scrimmage. Finished with two catches for a team-high 71 yards (35.5 avg.)…Vs. Minnesota (Dec. 2): Started the game and appeared on 11 plays, but suffered a hamstring injury following a 10-yard catch in the first quarter and did not return. The injury would sideline him for the next three games (Weeks 14-16)…At Minnesota (Dec. 30): Returned to action and finished with three catches for 87 yards (29.0 avg.) and a TD. Raced past CB Marcus Sherels in the third quarter, caught the ball near midfield and ran the rest of the way before being pushed out of bounds at the Minnesota 8 for a season-long 73-yard grab. Later drew a pass-interference penalty on CB A.J. Jefferson on a play near the goal line late in the fourth quarter, setting up a first-and-goal from the 2. Made a back-shoulder catch on the next play for the 2-yard TD that tied the game at 34 with 2:54 remaining…Vs. Minnesota (NFC Wild Card, Jan. 5): Finished with three catches for 51 yards (17.0 avg.). Posted receptions of 22 and 23 yards that set up a 3-yard TD run by FB John Kuhn just before halftime that gave the Packers a 17-3 edge at the break.

2011: Played in all 16 games for the second straight season with nine starts, while also playing in the team’s playoff contest…Enjoyed a breakout season that saw him post career highs in receptions (68), receiving yards (1,263) and TD catches (15) on his way to being named a Pro Bowl alternate…His TD total ranked No. 3 in the NFL in 2011 and was also good for No. 3 in franchise history behind Sharpe (18 in 1994) and Hutson (17 in 1942)…The yardage output ranked No. 9 in the NFL...Finished No. 2 in the NFL (min. 50 catches) with an 18.6-yard receiving average, trailing only Giants WR Victor Cruz (18.7)…His 18.6-yard average was the best by a Packer since James Lofton’s 22.0-yard average in 1984 and was good for No. 5 in franchise history (min. 50 receptions)…Averaged 33.8 yards per touchdown catch on the season, which was good for No. 5 in the NFL among players with at least seven TD grabs…Posted two TD receptions of at least 80 yards, which tied four other players for the single-season franchise mark…At Carolina (Sept. 18): Made his lone reception on the afternoon a memorable one, an 84-yard catch-and-run TD with just over two minutes remaining to extend Green Bay’s lead to 30-16 in the 30-23 win…Vs. St. Louis (Oct. 16): Posted a career-long 93-yard catch-and-run for a TD in the second quarter, the fourth-longest catch in franchise history. The play made him the first NFL player since the 1970 merger to register three catches of at least 80 yards over an eight-game span in the regular season. Added an 11-yard catch to register his second career 100-yard game with two grabs for 104 yards (52.0 avg.)…At San Diego (Nov. 6): Led the team with five receptions for 105 yards (21.0 avg.) and a score, his second 100-yard outing in three games…Vs. Minnesota (Nov. 14): Posted the first multi-TD-catch game of his career and paced the club with five catches for 63 yards (12.6 avg.). His yardage total helped him eclipse his previous career high of 582 yards in 2010…Vs. Tampa Bay (Nov. 20): Continued his torrid stretch with six catches for 123 yards (20.5 avg.) and two TDs. Became the first Packer to register multiple TD catches in back-to-back games since TE Tyrone Davis in 1998 and was the first WR to do so since Antonio Freeman in 1996…At N.Y. Giants (Dec. 4): Caught four passes for 94 yards (23.5 avg.) with his most meaningful play coming on the final drive of the game. With the contest tied at 35, ran a stop-and-go double move on CB Will Blackmon along the left sideline before hauling in a 27-yard pass at the New York 29 to help set up Mason Crosby’s game-winning 31-yard FG as time expired…Vs. Chicago (Dec. 25): Recorded a team-high six grabs for 115 yards (19.2 avg.) and two TDs as he surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving plateau for the first time in his career...Vs. Detroit (Jan. 1): Capped off the finest season of his career in style, posting regular-season career highs with nine catches for 162 yards (18.0 avg.) and three TDs. Became just the second player in franchise history to register at least eight receptions/150 receiving yards/three receiving TDs in a game, joining WR Javon Walker (at Indianapolis, Sept. 26, 2004).

2010: Played in all 16 contests for the first time in his career with four starts…Posted 45 catches, good for fourth on the team, for 582 yards, which ranked third on the team…Recorded two TD catches for the third straight season…Led the team with a 22.5-yard average on 22 kickoff returns, with a long of 51…Was especially productive over the final 12 games with 39 receptions for 529 yards (13.6 avg.), including all six of his 25-yard catches…Tied Jennings for the team lead with a league-high 21 catches in the playoffs, which topped Brooks (17 in 1995) and Freeman (17 in 1997) for the franchise postseason mark…His 286 receiving yards in the playoffs ranked No. 3 in franchise postseason history behind only Freeman (308 in 1997) and Jennings (303 in 2010)…At Philadelphia (Sept. 12): Posted a 31.2-yard average on five kickoff returns, the best mark by a Packer with five-plus returns since WR Roell Preston’s 32.0-yard average on eight returns vs. Minnesota (Oct. 5, 1998). Had returns of 51 and 40 yards in the second half, the first time in his career he had two 40-yard returns in the same game, and was awarded a game ball by the coaching staff…At N.Y. Jets (Oct. 31): Posted a season-high five catches for 55 yards (11.0 avg.). Made a clutch reception in the fourth quarter, hauling in a 14-yard pass over the middle to convert a third down. The catch helped set up Mason Crosby’s second FG, a 41-yarder that put Green Bay up 6-0 with just under four minutes left…At Atlanta (Nov. 28): Matched his season high for receptions with five for 61 yards (12.2 avg.), including a 10-yard bullet in the back of the end zone on fourth down from Rodgers with 56 seconds remaining that tied the game at 17-17…Vs. N.Y. Giants (Dec. 26): Caught four passes for a then-career-high 124 yards (31.0 avg.), highlighted by a season-long 80-yard reception for a TD in the first quarter. On the play, beat S Antrel Rolle down the middle of the field and streaked into the end zone…At Atlanta (NFC Divisional, Jan. 15): Started and posted eight receptions for 79 yards (9.9 avg.) and a TD. Four of the grabs came on third down to pick up first downs, including an 8-yard catch to the Atlanta 8 that converted a third-and-3. Punctuated that drive with a 6-yard TD reception…Vs. Pittsburgh (Super Bowl XLV, Feb. 6): Led the team with a career-high nine receptions for 140 yards (15.6 avg.) and a TD. Became just the fourth receiver in Super Bowl history with nine-plus receptions for at least 140 yards and a TD, joining Washington’s Ricky Sanders (XXII), San Francisco’s Jerry Rice (Super Bowl XXIII and XXIX) and New England’s Deion Branch (XXXVIII). The nine catches tied RB Edgar Bennett (at Dallas, Jan. 16, 1994) and Freeman (vs. Denver, Jan 25, 1998) for the most by a Packer in the postseason and tied the third-highest total by any NFL player in a Super Bowl. His yardage total was the most by an individual in any of the franchise’s five Super Bowl appearances and was the fourth-highest single-game total in team postseason history. Scored his TD from 29 yards out on a third-and-1 on the offense’s second drive of the game when he ran a go route along the right sideline against CB William Gay, jumping up to haul the ball in at the 3-yard line before falling into the end zone.

2009: Played in 13 games and posted 22 receptions for 320 yards (14.5 avg.) and two TDs...Also returned 25 kickoffs for a 25.4-yard average and 17 punts for a 5.3-yard average...His kickoff-return average ranked sixth in the NFC and 11th in the NFL...Inactive at Cleveland (Oct. 25), vs. Minnesota (Nov. 1) and at Tampa Bay (Nov. 8) with a knee injury sustained vs. Detroit (Oct. 18)…At Minnesota (Oct. 5): Caught three passes for 47 yards (15.7 avg.), including a short pass over the middle in the fourth quarter that he took 33 yards for a TD…Vs. Detroit (Oct. 18): Returned one kickoff for 29 yards, but sustained a sprained knee on his first punt return of the game, a muffed catch that he recovered at the Green Bay 22; the injury sidelined him for the remainder of the game and the next three contests…Vs. Dallas (Nov. 15): Returned from the knee injury and posted season-high four receptions for 32 yards (8.0 avg.)…At Pittsburgh (Dec. 20): Caught four passes for a season-high 71 yards (17.8 avg.)…At Arizona (Jan. 3): Posted the longest catch of his career to that point when he beat CB Michael Adams deep down the middle and made a leaping 51-yard grab at Arizona’s 1-yard line; Rodgers took it in for a TD on a QB sneak on the next play. Returned three kickoffs for a 29.7-yard average, highlighted by a career-long 54-yard return late in the fourth quarter. Became first Packer since AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to post a 50-plus-yard reception and a 50-plus-yard kickoff return in the same game…At Arizona (NFC Wild Card, Jan. 10): Caught an 11-yard TD pass late in the third quarter, making the grab at Arizona’s 5 from a scrambling Rodgers and then beating CB Bryant McFadden to the end zone.

2008: Played in all 16 games with two starts, the only rookie on the roster to appear in every contest…Finished fourth on the team with 33 receptions for 366 yards (11.1 avg.) and two TDs…Also returned 11 kickoffs for 208 yards (18.9 avg.)...Was named the team’s Rookie of the Year by the Packers Hall of Fame…At Detroit (Sept. 14): Caught first NFL pass, a 29-yard TD reception from Rodgers in the second quarter…Vs. Dallas (Sept. 21): Established season high with four receptions for 42 yards (10.5 avg.), all of them coming in the second half. Would match reception total twice in the next three games…At Tennessee (Nov. 2): Started his first career game as the Packers opened up in three-WR set and had two catches for 34 yards (17.0 avg.). Posted 40-yard kickoff return in the second quarter…2008 Draft: Selected in the second round (36th overall), the third WR taken. The choice was obtained from the N.Y. Jets, along with a fourth-round selection (113th overall), in exchange for Green Bay’s first-round pick (30th overall). Was only the third player from Kansas State ever selected by the Packers, and the highest selection since HB Veryl Switzer (fourth overall) in 1954. Became first top-40 selection from KSU in the draft since CB Terence Newman was selected fifth overall by the Dallas Cowboys in 2003.

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…Senior season (2007): A consensus All-American who was named to nine first-team All-America squads…Swept first-team All-Big 12 honors from The Associated Press, the league’s coaches, Rivals.com, the Kansas City Star and the Waco Tribune-Herald…One of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the top receiver in the nation…Also earned honorable mention recognition from the league’s coaches as a punt/kick returner despite returning just five punts on the season…Started all 12 games and posted school single-season records with 122 receptions for 1,606 yards (13.2 avg.)…Registered a school-record eight 100-yard receiving games…Caught eight or more passes in 10 of 12 games and 10 or more passes six times…Ranked second in the Big 12 and nationally in receptions and yardage…Was one of just two receivers in the country to record 1,600 yards receiving, joining Texas Tech’s Michael Crabtree…Returned five punts for 264 yards (52.8 avg.) and two TDs…Broke his own school single-game receiving yardage record set earlier in the season with 214 yards on 14 grabs (15.3 avg.) at Iowa State (Nov. 3)…Tied his own single-game record for receptions with 15 catches for 165 yards (11.0 avg.) and a TD at Fresno State (Nov. 24) in the final game of his career…Junior season (2006): Played in all 13 games with nine starts despite battling a knee injury all season…Still managed to lead the Wildcats in both receptions and receiving yards for the second straight year…Caught 39 passes for 547 yards (14.0 avg.) and a TD…Posted four or more receptions in seven games…Sophomore season (2005): Started all 11 games and earned second-team All-Big 12 honors from the Kansas City Star…Picked up honorable mention All-Big 12 recognition from the conference’s coaches and AP…Selected as Kansas State’s most improved offensive player…Led the Wildcats in receptions (45), receiving yards (669) and receiving TDs (eight)…Ranked tied for third in the Big 12 in TD catches, seventh in yards per game (60.8) and 11th in receptions per game (4.1), despite playing in an offense that attempted the league’s fewest passes (318)…Became the only receiver in school history to catch a TD pass in each of the first seven games of a season…Redshirt freshman season (2004): Did not see any playing time as a safety.

PERSONAL: Given name Jordy Ray Nelson…Born in Manhattan, Kan. …Married to Emily, who played basketball at Bethel College (Kan.); the couple has a 3-year-old son, Royal…Wife runs mentoring program at Fort Howard Elementary School in Green Bay…He 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: In 2009 and 2012, traveled the state as a member of the Packers’ annual Tailgate Tour, making scheduled and surprise visits to various communities…Along with his wife, is involved with Young Life in Green Bay...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 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 on 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.