Five Things You May Not Know About Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson is one of the most dynamic wide receivers in the NFL. Packers fans are lucky to have him and I’d bet Aaron Rodgers feels the same. With great hands and exceptional route running, he’s going to continue to make an impact in Green Bay for a long time.


Hometown Boy

Jordy Nelson went to college at Kansas State University which is located in Manhattan, Kansas. This is the same community he was born and raised in.

Jumping Ability

At the 2008 NFL Scouting Combine, Jordy Nelson was measured to have a 31 inch vertical leap and a 10′ 3″ broad jump.

The First To Give Up Double Digits

The first NFL team that Jordy Nelson would score double digit touchdowns against was the Minnesota Vikings.

His First Penalty

The first penalty Jordy Nelson would commit in the NFL was an illegal touch pass in a win over the Bears as a rookie in 2008 when he stepped out of bounds and came back in bounds to make the reception.

200 Yard Receiving Game

On September 14, 2014, in a Packers win over the Jets, Jordy Nelson caught nine passes for 209 yards. This made him the sixth Green Bay player with a 200 yard receiving game. The first five were Billy Howton, who did it twice, followed by Carroll Dale, James Lofton, Don Beebe, and Javon Walker.

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