Jordy Nelson

Jordy Ray Nelson (born May 31, 1985) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent of the National Football League. He played college football at Kansas State, and received All-America honors. Nelson was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He won Super Bowl XLV with the team over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2010 season. During his stint in Green Bay, he was regarded by sports analysts as one of the few elite wide receivers in the NFL.[1][2][3][4][5]

Jordy Nelson
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Nelson with the Green Bay Packers in 2011
Free agent
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born:May 31, 1985 (age 33)
Manhattan, Kansas
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Riley County (Riley, Kansas)
College:Kansas State
NFL Draft:2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions:613
Receiving yards:8,587
Receiving touchdowns:72
Return yards:1,436
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early life

Nelson was born in Manhattan, Kansas, to Alan and Kim Nelson, farmers who lived in Riley and had season tickets to Kansas State football games. The Nelson farm, established by his great-great-grandfather who immigrated from Sweden, has been in the family for four generations.[6]

Nelson attended Riley County High School in Riley, Kansas, and played football for the Falcons. During his senior year playing quarterback, he completed 62 percent of his passes for 1,029 yards and eight touchdowns. Nelson also rushed for 1,572 yards, averaging 9.8 yards per carry with 25 touchdowns. He was named Flint Hills Player of the Year by the Manhattan Mercury.[7] In 2003, he played in the Kansas Shrine Bowl. In addition to football, he was an all-state basketball player, averaging 17.2 points per game his senior year.[8]

Nelson was an outstanding track and field athlete and won a national AAU championship in the 400 meters as a 10-year-old. In 2003, his senior year at Riley County High School, he won the state titles in Class 3A in the: 100 meters, with a time of 10.63 seconds; 200 meters, with a time of 21.64 seconds; 400 meters, with a time of 48.79; and long jump, with a leap of 7.00 meters.[9]

College career

Nelson attended Kansas State University, where he played for coach Bill Snyder's Wildcats football team from 2003 through 2005.[10][11][12] When Snyder retired after the 2005 season,[13] Nelson remained with Kansas State and played the rest of his college career (2006[14] and 2007[15]) under Ron Prince.[16]

2003–2004 seasons

Nelson began his college career as a walk-on at Kansas State and took his redshirt year as a member of the Wildcats' 2003 Big 12 Championship team.[17]

For 2004, Nelson was set to play defensive back in college, but during spring practice following his first year, Snyder moved him to the wide receiver position. He did not record any meaningful statistics in the 2004 season.[18]

2005 season

Nelson started the 2005 season against FIU. Against the Golden Panthers, he had four receptions for 36 yards. He caught his first career collegiate touchdown, an eight-yard pass from quarterback Allen Webb, in the game.[19] Including the season opener, Nelson caught a touchdown in seven straight games that he appeared in.[20] In that seven-game stretch, Nelson's best performance came against Oklahoma in a game where he had three receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown, which was a 73-yard reception from Webb.[21] Kansas State struggled down the stretch of the season and not make a bowl game. In the final game of the season, Nelson had seven receptions for 74 yards and a touchdown against Missouri.[22]

During his sophomore season, Nelson caught 45 passes for eight touchdowns.[23]

2006 season

In his junior season, Nelson was listed on the Biletnikoff Award watchlist, which is an award for the most outstanding receiver in college football. Injuries kept him off the field most of his junior year, leading to a disappointing junior season, in which he caught only 39 passes for one touchdown.[23]

Nelson did have some highlights in the 2006 season despite not getting to play as much. In the season opener against Illinois State, Nelson had four receptions for 62 yards.[24] On November 4, against Colorado, Nelson turned in his best effort of the season with five receptions for 117 yards and a touchdown.[25] One week later, against Texas, Nelson had a quiet day with only three receptions for 15 yards, but he threw a successful pass for 28 yards in the game.[26]

2007 season

After going unnoticed his junior year, Nelson broke out during his senior year and was among the nation's best wide receivers. In the season opener against Auburn, he had nine receptions for 90 yards. In addition, he threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to running back Leon Patton in the third quarter.[27] Two weeks later, against Missouri State, he had a great performance with 15 receptions for 209 yards and a touchdown. For the second time in his senior season, he threw a touchdown pass, which was a 24-yard pass to wide receiver Deon Murphy.[28] Two weeks later, against Texas, Nelson had 12 receptions for 116 yards and a touchdown. In addition, he had an 89-yard punt return touchdown.[29] The next week, against Kansas, Nelson had another great outing with 10 receptions for 137 yards and a touchdown.[30] After the Colorado game, Nelson would put together a string of six consecutive games with a receiving touchdown to end the season.[31] On October 20, against Oklahoma State, Nelson had 12 receptions for 176 yards and three touchdowns.[32] Against the Baylor Bears, Nelson had eight receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown. In addition, he had a 92-yard punt return touchdown in the game.[33] Against Iowa State on November 3, Nelson had 14 receptions for 214 yards and touchdown.[34] In the following game against Nebraska, Nelson had nine receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown.[35] Against Missouri in the next game, he had eight receptions for 94 yards and a touchdown.[36] Against Fresno State, Nelson had 15 receptions for 165 yards and a touchdown.[37] The game against Fresno State was a loss and the last game of Nelson's college career as it knocked Kansas State out of bowl eligibility.[38]

Nelson earned consensus All-American honors and was a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award after catching 122 passes for 1,606 yards and 11 touchdowns.[23] Nelson also showed his versatility by throwing two touchdown passes and returning two punts for touchdowns.[39]

College statistics

Receiving
Year Team GP Rec Yds TD
2005 Kansas State 11 45 669 8
2006 Kansas State 13 39 547 1
2007 Kansas State 12 122 1,606 11
Total 36 206 2,822 20
Source: sports-reference.com

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft 2 58 in
(1.90 m)
217 lb
(98 kg)
32 12 in
(0.83 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.51 s 1.50 s 2.59 s 4.35 s 7.03 s 31 in
(0.79 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
28
All values are from NFL Combine[40][41][42]

Green Bay Packers

2008 season: Rookie year

Nelson was selected in the second round (36th overall) by the Green Bay Packers in the 2008 NFL Draft.[43] He was the third wide receiver taken in the draft, after Donnie Avery and Devin Thomas. In addition, he was one of two Kansas State Wildcats to be selected that year.[44]

On July 27, 2008, Nelson signed his rookie contract with the Packers.[45]

Jordy Nelson Green Bay Packers
Jordy Nelson in August 2011

Nelson scored his first touchdown reception on September 14, 2008, against the Detroit Lions, a 29-yard pass from quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The touchdown was his lone reception in the 48-25 victory.[46] A second touchdown followed in Week 14 against the Houston Texans.[47] The season was a struggle for Nelson and the Packers as they finished 6–10 and missed the playoffs.[48] Nelson finished his rookie campaign with 33 receptions for 366 yards.[49]

2009 season

On December 20, 2009, Nelson had four receptions for a season-high 71 yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers.[50] On January 3, 2010, he had one reception for 51 yards in the regular season finale against the Arizona Cardinals.[51] In the 2009 season, Nelson played in 13 games for the Packers, catching 22 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns.[49] In addition, he saw action as the primary kick returner for most of the 2009 season.

Nelson and the Packers finished 11–5 and made the playoffs as the #5-seed.[52][53] The Packers fell to the Arizona Cardinals in the Wild Card Round by a score of 51–45. Nelson had one reception for 11 yards and a touchdown in his playoff debut.[54]

2010 season

Nelson's role with the Packers expanded in the 2010 season. On November 28, Nelson had five receptions for 61 yards and his first receiving touchdown of the season against the Atlanta Falcons.[55] On December 26, he had four receptions for 124 yards and a touchdown against the New York Giants.[56]

In the 2010 season, Nelson set career highs with 582 receiving yards and 45 catches, while catching two touchdown passes for the third straight year.[57] Following the injury to Aaron Rodgers against the Detroit Lions on December 12, 2010, it was revealed that Nelson was third on the Packers' quarterback depth chart.[58]

Nelson and the Packers made the playoffs as the #6-seed after a 10–6 regular season. Nelson had a quiet day with only one target against the Philadelphia Eagles in the 21–16 victory in the Wild Card Round.[59] He picked it up in the Divisional Round against the Atlanta Falcons with eight receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown in the 48–21 victory.[60] In the NFC Championship, against the longtime rival Chicago Bears, he had four receptions for 61 yards in the narrow 21–14 victory. With the victory, he advanced to his first appearance in the Super Bowl.[61][62]

Two weeks later, Nelson caught a 29-yard touchdown pass on third-and-1 with Steeler William Gay covering for the first score of Super Bowl XLV. "This was Jordy last week: 'I think we need to convert on third downs to win the game.' ... Rodgers threw a terrific pass, capping an 80-yard touchdown drive," a live-blog reported.[63] He recovered from a drop early in the fourth quarter to catch a 38-yard pass on the next play, taking the Packers to the Steelers' two-yard line.[64] Nelson was the top receiver of the game with nine receptions for 140 yards (both career highs),[65] while also gaining 19 more yards on a kick return in the 31–25 victory.[66]

2011 season

Jordy Nelson 2011
Jordy Nelson in November 2011

After winning his first Super Bowl Championship, Nelson and Packers looked to repeat as champions. On September 8, Nelson had six receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints.[67] On September 18, he had an 84-yard touchdown reception against the Carolina Panthers.[68] On October 2, he had five receptions for 91 yards and a touchdown against the Denver Broncos.[69]

Combined with his strong performance in Super Bowl XLV, and this good start to the 2011 season, Nelson signed a three-year, $13.35 million contract extension early into the season on October 2, 2011.

On October 16, Nelson had two receptions for 104 yards and a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams.[70] On November 6, he had five receptions for 105 yards and a touchdown against the San Diego Chargers.[71] He followed up his solid performance against the Chargers on November 14, when he had five receptions for 63 yards and two touchdowns against the Minnesota Vikings.[72] Nelson continued his good stretch the next week on November 20, when he had six receptions for 123 yards and two touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[73] On Christmas Day, he had six receptions for 115 yards and two touchdowns against the Chicago Bears.[74] In the regular season finale on January 1, 2012, he had nine receptions for 162 yards and three touchdowns against the Detroit Lions.[75]

Nelson finished the 2011 regular season with career highs in touchdowns (15), receptions (68), and receiving yards (1,263).[49] He had a career-high three touchdown receptions in the season finale against the Detroit Lions, and moved into sole possession of third place for most receiving touchdowns in a single season in Packers franchise history, behind only Sterling Sharpe (18) and Don Hutson (17).[76] He was named a Pro Bowl alternate.[77]

The Packers went 15–1 in the 2011 regular season and earned the #1-seed in the NFC and a first round bye.[78][79] However, Nelson and the Packers fell to the eventual Super Bowl XLVI champion New York Giants in the Divisional Round of the playoffs and ended their chance of a repeat championship.[80] Nelson was ranked 80th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2012.[81]

2012 season

On September 9, 2012, Nelson started the 2012 season with five receptions for 64 yards against the San Francisco 49ers.[82] On September 30, he had eight receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints.[83] On October 14, he had nine receptions for 121 yards and three touchdowns against the Houston Texans.[84] On October 21, he had eight receptions for 122 yards and a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams.[85] On December 30, 2012, Nelson had three receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings.[86]

In the 2012 season, Nelson played in 12 games, starting ten; he missed four games and most of another two games due to a hamstring injury.[87] He had 49 receptions for 745 yards and scored seven touchdowns in the 2012 season.[9]

Nelson and the Packers finished with an 11–5 record, won the NFC North and made the playoffs as the #3-seed.[88][89] In the Wild Card Round, against the Minnesota Vikings, he had three receptions for 51 yards in the 24–10 victory.[90] In the Divisional Round, against the San Francisco 49ers, he had five receptions for 46 yards in the 45–31 loss.[91]

2013 season

On September 8, 2013, Nelson started the season with seven receptions for 130 yards and a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers.[92] The next week, he had three receptions for 66 yards and two touchdowns against the Washington Redskins.[93] He continued his solid start to the season the following week, when he had eight receptions for 93 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals.[94] On October 13, he had four receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens.[95] On October 27, he had seven receptions for 123 yards and two touchdowns against the Minnesota Vikings.[96] On November 17, he had eight receptions for 117 yards against the New York Giants.[97] Nelson closed out his 2013 regular season on December 29, when he had 10 receptions for 161 yards against the Chicago Bears.[98]

In the 2013 season, Nelson posted career highs with 85 receptions for 1,314 yards (a 15.5 average) and eight touchdowns.[9] In the 2013 season, he started all 16 games for the first time in his career and was again named as a Pro Bowl alternate.[87]

Nelson and Packers finished with an 8–7–1 record, won the NFC North and made the playoffs in the 2013 season.[99][100] However, they fell to the San Francisco 49ers in the Wild Card Round by a score of 23–20.[101] He was ranked 83rd by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.[102]

2014 season

On July 26, 2014, Nelson signed a four-year extension worth $39 million, receiving an $11.5 million signing bonus toward a guaranteed $14.2 million.[103]

In the season opener against the defending Super Bowl XLVIII champion Seattle Seahawks, Nelson had nine receptions for 83 yards.[104] During Week 2 against the New York Jets, Nelson had nine receptions for a career-high 209 yards and a touchdown. It was his first career 200-yard receiving game as the Packers defeated the Jets, 31–24, despite having trailed 21–3.[105] He became the first Packer since Javon Walker in 2004 to have 200 or more receiving yards in a single game. On September 28, he had ten receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns against the Chicago Bears.[106] On October 2, he had a 66-yard touchdown reception against the Minnesota Vikings.[107] On October 12, he had nine receptions for 107 yards and a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins.[108] On November 9, he had six receptions for 152 yards and two touchdowns in another strong performance against the Chicago Bears.[109] The next week, he had four receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles.[110] On December 8, he had eight receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns against the Atlanta Falcons.[111] On December 21, he had nine receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[112]

With a career-high 1,519 receiving yards on the season, Nelson passed Robert Brooks (1,497) to capture the franchise record for receiving yards in a season.[113]

Nelson and Packers went 12-4 and made the playoffs in the 2014 season. As the #2 seed, they earned a first-round bye.[114] In the Division Round against the Dallas Cowboys, he had a quiet day with two receptions for 22 yards but the team was able to advance in a 26–21 victory.[115] In the NFC Championship, he had five receptions for 71 yards as the Packers fell to the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks by a score of 28–22 in overtime.[116] He was named to his first career Pro Bowl for the 2014 season.[117] He was ranked 18th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2015.[118]

2015 season: Lost season

In a Week 2 preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field, Nelson caught an eight-yard pass from Aaron Rodgers, but then fell to the turf without contact. He limped to the sidelines with an apparent knee injury and did not return to the game. MRI scans deemed that Nelson had torn the ACL in his right knee. He remained inactive for the remainder of the 2015 season.[119]

2016 season

Nelson returned from his ACL injury in 2016. In his first game back in the season opener on September 11, 2016, Nelson had six receptions for 32 yards and a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars.[120] The next week, he had five receptions for 73 yards and a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings.[121] Nelson's hot streak continued in the next week, when he had six receptions for 101 yards and two touchdowns against the Detroit Lions.[122] On November 13, he had 12 receptions for 126 yards and a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans.[123] On December 4, 2016, he had eight receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown against the Houston Texans.[124] On December 11, he had six receptions for 41 yards and two touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks.[125] On Christmas Eve, he had nine receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns in another strong performance against the Minnesota Vikings.[126]

Nelson and the Packers finished with a 10–6 record, won the NFC North and reached the playoffs as the #4-seed in the 2016 season.[127][128] In the Wild Card Round against the New York Giants, he had one reception for 13 yards in the 38–13 victory.[129] Due to a rib injury sustained against the Giants, he did not play in the Divisional Round against the Dallas Cowboys, but the Packers won 34–31 and advanced.[130][131] The next week, Nelson returned and six receptions for 67 yards and a touchdown, but the team fell to the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 44–21 in the NFC Championship in the final NFL game at the Georgia Dome.[132]

Nelson's successful return season had 97 receptions, 1,257 receiving yards, and 14 touchdowns in 2016. His 14 receiving touchdowns led the NFL for the 2016 season.[133] In Week 15, he caught a 60-yard pass from Rodgers to put the Packers in position to kick a field goal and win against the Bears 30-27. He was named the NFL Comeback Player of the Year for the 2016 season after missing the entire 2015 season with the torn ACL.[134] At the 2017 ESPY Awards won the award for Best Comeback Athlete.[135] He finished the season in the top ten active players in touchdown and receiving yards. Nelson was ranked 48th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017.[136]

2017 season

On September 10, 2017, in the season opener against the Seattle Seahawks, Nelson caught the lone passing touchdown from Aaron Rodgers in the 17–9 victory.[137] In Week 2, against the Atlanta Falcons, Nelson left with a minor injury early in the game, breaking a streak of 53 consecutive games with a reception.[138] His last game with no receptions came in Week 9 of the 2012 season against the Arizona Cardinals.[139] The next week, against the Cincinnati Bengals, he caught two touchdowns to pass Sterling Sharpe for second in franchise history in the 27–24 overtime victory.[140] In Week 6 against the Minnesota Vikings, Aaron Rodgers was taken off the field by his coaches and medical personnel after suffering a shoulder injury on a hit from Anthony Barr. Shortly thereafter, it was revealed that Rodgers suffered a fractured right collarbone.[141][142] Rodgers was forced to miss time, and Nelson's usual statistical volume dropped. Over the course of the rest of the season, his best game was 35 receiving yards against the Detroit Lions in a 30–17 loss on November 6.[143] He finished the season with 53 receptions for 482 yards and six touchdowns.[144]

On March 13, 2018, Nelson was released by the Packers after 10 seasons.[145]

Oakland Raiders

On March 15, 2018, Nelson signed a two-year contract with the Oakland Raiders.[146][147] After recording 53 yards combined in his first two games with the Raiders, Nelson had six receptions for a season-high 173 receiving yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Miami Dolphins.[148] He scored receiving touchdowns in the next two games against the Cleveland Browns and Los Angeles Chargers.[149][150] After Amari Cooper was traded to the Dallas Cowboys, Nelson's role expanded in the offense.[151] In his last five games of the season, Nelson totaled 38 receptions for 386 receiving yards to give him 739 receiving yards on the 2018 season.[152]

On March 14, 2019, Nelson was released by the Raiders after one season.[153]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Receiving Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2008 GB 16 2 33 366 11.1 29 2 0 0
2009 GB 13 0 22 320 14.5 51 2 3 1
2010 GB 16 4 45 582 12.9 80 2 3 3
2011 GB 16 9 68 1,263 18.6 93 15 0 0
2012 GB 12 10 49 745 15.2 73 7 0 0
2013 GB 16 16 85 1,314 15.5 76 8 0 0
2014 GB 16 16 98 1,519 15.5 80 13 0 0
2016 GB 16 16 97 1,257 13.0 60 14 1 1
2017 GB 15 15 53 482 9.1 58 6 0 0
2018 OAK 15 14 63 739 11.7 66 3 1 0
Total 150 102 613 8,587 14.0 93 72 8 5
Source: NFL.com

Postseason

Year Team Games Receiving Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2009 GB 1 0 1 11 11.0 11 1 1 0
2010 GB 4 3 21 286 13.6 38 2 0 0
2011 GB 1 0 3 39 13.0 17 0 0 0
2012 GB 2 0 8 97 12.1 23 0 0 0
2013 GB 1 1 7 62 8.9 19 1 0 0
2014 GB 2 2 7 93 13.3 23 0 0 0
2016 GB 2 2 7 80 11.4 27 1 0 0
Total 13 8 54 668 12.4 38 5 1 0
Source: pro-football-reference.com

Personal life

Nelson married his longtime girlfriend, Emily (née Roethlisberger), in 2007, after proposing on a family vacation to Cancun. Emily played basketball at Bethel College in Kansas. The couple have two sons, Royal and Brooks,[154] and an adopted daughter, Adda Jo.[155]

Nelson is a Christian and has spoken about his faith by saying, "Now, as a husband, father and, most importantly, as a Christian, I can see the Super Bowl Champion label with a greater perspective. I know it’s an opportunity to share the most important truth of life: the gospel of the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ."[156]

On August 20, 2015, Nelson's alma mater, Kansas State, revealed that they would name their football team's locker room the "Nelson Family Locker Room" after him after Nelson donated an undisclosed amount to renovate their athletic facilities.[157]

After the end of an NFL season, Nelson returns to his family farm in Riley, Kansas. He puts in work up to 12 hours a day. Some of the tasks he does are driving a combine to cut wheat or rounding up the 1,000-cow herd in Riley. Nelson said that he identifies more as a farmer than as a football player.[158]

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2006 Texas Bowl

The 2006 Texas Bowl, part of the 2006 college football season, was played on December 26, 2006 at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas. The game featured the Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Kansas State Wildcats.

Rutgers running back Ray Rice ran for 170 yards and a touchdown, Tim Brown caught two TD passes and the 16th-ranked Scarlet Knights won a bowl game for the first time in program history, beating Kansas State 37–10 in the Texas Bowl.

Linebacker Quintero Frierson returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage of the second half and Rutgers (11–2) cruised from there, earning an 11th victory for the second time in 137 seasons. The Scarlet Knights' seventh-ranked defense manhandled Kansas State's offense, holding the Wildcats to 162 total yards and six first downs. Freshman quarterback Josh Freeman was 10-for-21 for 129 yards with two interceptions.

Kansas State (7–6) mustered only 85 yards after Frierson's return of Freeman's first interception put Rutgers up 24–10 just 33 seconds out of halftime. The Wildcats' only touchdown came on Yamon Figurs' 76-yard punt return with 9:37 left in the second quarter. Rice had a 24-yard run on Rutgers' next possession and Teel found Brown deep down the sideline for a 14–0 lead. Brown, a freshman from Miami, had only four catches and one touchdown reception coming into the game. Rutgers outscored its opponents 103–28 in the first quarter this season. On the first play of the second quarter, Freeman found Jordy Nelson on a crossing route for a 33-yard gain to set up Jeff Snodgrass' 44-yard field goal. Four minutes later, Figurs took Joe Radigan's punt up the middle, sidestepped Radigan and scored Kansas State's seventh special-teams touchdown of the season. Rice, the nation's fourth-leading rusher, had 74 yards rushing at halftime to move into third place on the school's career list. The Wildcats' offense had only one more yard at halftime (77) than Figurs gained on his punt return.

Freeman was on the run when Frierson leaped to pick off his wobbly pass. Freeman's 14th interception of the season was his fifth in the Wildcats' last three games. Rice burst through the line and ran untouched through the defense for 46 yards and his 20th touchdown of the season to make it 31–10 with 11:41 left in the third quarter, and that was more than enough for Rutgers. The Wildcats' offense did nothing after that, failing to get a first down for the rest of the third quarter. Freshman Leon Patton, Kansas State's leading rusher, fumbled at the Wildcats' 22 near the end of the quarter, setting up the second of Jeremy Ito's three field goals. Teel finished 16 for 28 for 268 yards without an interception. Brown had four catches for 101 yards and Clark Harris made seven catches for 120. Kansas State was playing in a bowl for the 12th time in 14 seasons, but for the first time since the Fiesta Bowl following the 2003 season. The Wildcats dropped to 6–6 in those dozen. It was Kansas State's only bowl game with Ron Prince as head coach.

2007 Kansas State Wildcats football team

The 2007 Kansas State Wildcats football team represented Kansas State University in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team's head football coach was Ron Prince. The Wildcats played their home games in Bill Snyder Family Stadium. 2007 saw the wildcats finish with a record of 5–7, and a 3–5 record in Big 12 Conference play.

2009 Green Bay Packers season

The 2009 Green Bay Packers season was the 91st season over all and their 89th in the National Football League. The Packers finished with an 11–5 record but lost in the wild card round of the playoffs to the Arizona Cardinals. They scored a franchise record 461 points (currently the third best behind the 2011 and 2014 teams) besting the 1996 Super Bowl team's 456. Charles Woodson was named Defensive Player of the Year for the season, leading the league with 9 interceptions. The defense ranked 2nd overall in the league (1st against the run; 2nd against the pass).

2010 Green Bay Packers season

The 2010 Green Bay Packers season was the 92nd season overall and their 90th season in the National Football League. Although they finished with only a respectable 10–6 record, good for a second-place finish in the NFC North, the Packers never lost a game by more than four points, and never trailed by more than seven the entire season, becoming the only team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970 to accomplish this. All six of their regular season losses were by a combined 20 points. They entered the playoffs as the NFC's sixth seed. After defeating the Philadelphia Eagles 21–16 in the Wild Card round, the Atlanta Falcons 48–21 in the Divisional round and long time rivals, Chicago Bears 21–14 in the NFC Championship, the team advanced to Super Bowl XLV in which they faced the AFC's 2nd seed Pittsburgh Steelers. The Packers defeated the Steelers 31–25 to win their fourth Super Bowl and 13th NFL championship. The Packers became the second overall team after the 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers, and the first NFC team, to win the Super Bowl as a sixth seed, as well as becoming the second NFC team to win three straight road playoff games (the 2007 New York Giants won three straight road games as a five seed).

The Packers offense ranked ninth in yards per game, tenth in total points, & fifth in passing yards. The defense ranked fifth in yards allowed and finished second in fewest points allowed (240, second best in team history), sacks (47), and interceptions (24), while also limiting quarterbacks to a 67.2 passer rating, first in the league.

2011 Green Bay Packers season

The 2011 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 93rd season overall and their 91st in the National Football League, and the sixth under head coach Mike McCarthy. The team not only improved on their 10–6 record from a season earlier, they became just the sixth team in NFL history to win 15 games during the regular season. As of 2017, the 15–1 record stands as the best in team history. The Packers won their first 13 games of the season to extend their winning streak from the previous season to 19, the second-longest in NFL history behind the 21-game winning streak of the New England Patriots in 2003 and 2004, and also tied the record for the best start to a season in NFC history that the New Orleans Saints had set in 2009. The only loss for the Packers during the regular season was a Week 15 defeat in Arrowhead Stadium against the Kansas City Chiefs. They also became the first NFC North team to go undefeated in the division since the 1987 Chicago Bears.

Statistics site Football Outsiders calculated that the Packers were, play for play, the best team in the NFL in 2011 (though they received the second-lowest rating for a number-1 team since the 1993 San Francisco 49ers). According to the site, the Packers' offense was historically prolific, ranking as the second-best pass offense and third-best total offense since they began calculating. Furthermore, quarterback Aaron Rodgers had the fourth-most-prolific season, play by play, since calculations began and some have called it one of the most efficient seasons ever by a quarterback by setting the NFL record for highest passer rating in a season (122.5). The 2011 Packers are one of only five teams in NFL history to score 35 points or more nine times in a single season and one of only two teams to score 42 points or more in at least six games, the other being the 2013 Broncos. The Packers' 70 total touchdowns are tied with the 1984 Dolphins for the third-most touchdowns scored in a season, and their 51 total touchdown passes are tied with the 2004 Colts for second-most touchdown passes in a season. The defense was ranked last, 32nd, in the league in yards allowed and surrendered an NFL record 4,796 passing yards despite leading the league in interceptions, with 31.

With their record-setting offense, their 15–1 record, and their having home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs, the Packers were aiming to repeat as Super Bowl champions, and become the first team to win back-to-back titles since the Patriots in 2003 and 2004. However, the Packers instead became the first team to finish with at least 15 victories and not win a playoff game, as they were beaten in a shocking upset by the eventual Super Bowl champion New York Giants 37–20 at Lambeau Field. The Packers became just the sixth team to win 15 games in the regular season, joining the 1984 49ers, 1985 Bears, 1998 Vikings, 2004 Steelers and the 2007 Patriots, who finished the regular season undefeated at 16–0. The Packers became the fourth consecutive team with at least fifteen victories to fail to win the Super Bowl.

2012 Green Bay Packers season

The 2012 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 94th season overall and their 92nd in the National Football League, and the seventh under head coach Mike McCarthy. The Packers won the NFC North division title for the second year in a row with an 11–5 record. The Packers lost in the divisional round of the playoffs to the eventual NFC Champion San Francisco 49ers by the score of 45-31, finishing with a postseason record of 1-1.

The Packers offense finished the season fifth in points and eleventh in yards per game. The defense finished eleventh in points allowed and twenty-second in yards allowed per game.

2013 Green Bay Packers season

The 2013 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 95th season overall, the 93rd in the National Football League, and the eighth under head coach Mike McCarthy. The Packers came into the 2013 season looking to win the NFC North for the 3rd year in a row. They came off a 45-31 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Divisional Playoffs the previous season. The Packers started the 2013 season in a rematch with the 49ers, to whom they lost 34-28. After winning their home opener against the Redskins, Green Bay lost 34-30 in Cincinnati to the Bengals after holding a 30-14 lead in the 3rd quarter. Following the loss in Cincinnati, the Packers won 4 games in a row to sit at 5-2 before losing a Monday Night game at home to the Bears, 27-20. In that game, the Packers lost star quarterback Aaron Rodgers to a broken collarbone in the 1st quarter. He would be replaced by backups Scott Tolzien and Matt Flynn during recovery. In week 12, the Packers tied the Vikings 26-26; it was Green Bay's first tie since 1987.

The Packers would lose the next game 40-10 to the Lions on Thanksgiving to sit at 5-6-1, threatening to miss the postseason for the first time since 2008. The Packers then rallied to beat the Falcons 22-21 to even their record at 6-6-1. The following week, the Packers defeated the Dallas Cowboys 37-36 in Dallas after they had trailed 26-3 at halftime. The comeback was the largest in franchise history. The Packers would then lose a shootout with the Pittsburgh Steelers 38-31 at home to sit at 7-7-1, the first meeting between the teams since Super Bowl XLV. The following week, the Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 33-28 at Soldier Field to clinch the NFC North in a game in which the winner would've clinched the division. The game is well-known for a touchdown catch made by Randall Cobb from Aaron Rodgers with less than a minute remaining to seal the win. The play came on a 4th and 8 situation in which Cobb was wide open near the endzone. The Packers entered the playoffs as the 4 seed in the NFC. In the wild card game, they lost 23–20 in a rematch with the 49ers on a Phil Dawson field goal as time expired. The game was one of the coldest in NFL playoff history, with a final temperature of 5 °F (-15 °C)

The Packers would again lose Aaron Rodgers to a collarbone injury almost four years later in 2017. However, the team’s fortunes without Rodgers were much poorer the second time; the team would fail to win the division that year, finishing in third behind a more competent Detroit Lions team and surrendering the division title to arguably one of the most talented Minnesota Vikings teams in years. As a result, the Packers did not qualify for the postseason that year.

2014 Green Bay Packers season

The 2014 Green Bay Packers season was the franchise's 96th season overall, the 94th in the National Football League, and the ninth under head coach Mike McCarthy. The team tied with four other teams for a league-best 12 wins and 4 losses, while also adding a fourth consecutive NFC North division title. The club went undefeated at home for the first time since 2011. They also led the league in scoring, with 486 points, the second-most in franchise history. It marked the first time since the 2009 season that the team had a 4,000-yard passer, two 1,000-yard receivers, and a 1,000-yard rusher. They won the divisional round playoff game against the Cowboys, but then lost the conference championship game against the Seattle Seahawks in one of the biggest collapses in NFL playoff history. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the league's Most Valuable Player.The Packers made the playoffs for the sixth straight season, tying the record set between 1993–98.

2016 Green Bay Packers season

The 2016 Green Bay Packers season was their 98th season overall, 96th season in the National Football League, and the 11th under head coach Mike McCarthy. Despite a 4-6 start to the season, the Packers went on a 6-game winning streak to finish the regular season with a 10–6 record. The team clinched the NFC North for the fifth time in six years with their week 17 win over the Detroit Lions. They routed the fifth-seeded New York Giants 38–13 in the wild card round of the playoffs and upset the top-seeded Dallas Cowboys 34–31 in the divisional round of the playoffs, but their season came to an end when they were beat by the second-seeded Atlanta Falcons in the NFC Championship Game 44–21.

2018 Green Bay Packers season

The 2018 season was the Green Bay Packers' 98th season in the National Football League, their 100th overall and their 13th and final season under head coach Mike McCarthy. After missing the playoffs for the first time since 2008 and losing quarterback Aaron Rodgers to injury, the Packers were aiming to improve their 7–9 record from last season but finished with a 6–9–1 record.

For the first time since 2007, Jordy Nelson did not play for the Packers as he signed with the Oakland Raiders via free agency during the offseason.

On January 7, 2018, Brian Gutekunst was named the new general manager, after Ted Thompson took over as the senior advisor to football operations.On December 2, 2018, after a 4–7–1 start, Mike McCarthy was fired hours after the Packer's Week 13 loss to the Arizona Cardinals and Joe Philbin was named as the interim head coach. After a loss to the Chicago Bears in week 15, the Packers were eliminated from the postseason. This was the first time the Packers missed the postseason back to back years since 2005 to 2006, which were also the first two seasons of the Aaron Rodgers era and the beginning of the Rodgers/McCarthy era. This was also the first time the Packers suffered from back to back losing seasons since 1990 to 1991.

6th Annual NFL Honors

The 6th Annual NFL Honors was the awards presentation by the National Football League that honored its best players from the 2016 NFL season. It was held on February 4, 2017 and aired on Fox in the United States at 8:00 PM EST. It was hosted by Keegan-Michael Key.

Adrian Hilburn

Adrian Hilburn is a former college football athlete for the Kansas State Wildcats in Manhattan, Kansas.

Hilburn's arrival at Kansas State brought with it hopes to help replace All-America wideout Jordy Nelson. Then Kansas State head coach Ron Prince pointed to Hilburn's time at San Francisco City College as "impressive so far". Hilburn later played under head coach Bill Snyder for the Wildcats.

In the 2010 Pinstripe Bowl, Hilburn was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct following a 30-yard touchdown when he saluted the crowd. Kansas State then had to attempt (and failed) a two-point conversion from the 17-yard line. Due to the impact from this event, the NCAA chose in the next year's rule changes to not penalize celebrating in general but to penalize only taunting. The call was considered highly controversial and according to ESPN, determined the outcome of the game.

Davante Adams

Davante Lavell Adams (born December 24, 1992) is an American football wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Fresno State, and was selected by the Packers in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Green Bay Packers records

This article details statistics relating to the Green Bay Packers.

Jordy

Jordy is a masculine given name and occasional nickname which may refer to:

People:

Jordy Birch (fl. 1991–present), Canadian singer-songwriter and music producer

Jordy ter Borgh (born 1994), Dutch footballer

Jordy Brouwer (born 1988), Dutch footballer

Jordy Buijs (born 1988), Dutch footballer

Jordy Clasie (born 1991), Dutch footballer

Jordy Croux (born 1994), Belgian footballer

Jordy van Deelen (born 1993), Dutch footballer

Jordy Delem (born 1993), footballer from Martinique

Jordy Deckers (born 1989), Dutch footballer

Jordy Douglas (born 1958), Canadian ice hockey player

Jordy Gaspar (born 1997), French footballer

Jordy Hiwula (born 1994), English footballer

Jordy Lemoine (born 1988), French singer and musician known as "Jordy"

Jordy Lokando (born 1997), Belgian footballer

Jordy van Loon (born 1993), Dutch singer

Jordy Mercer (born 1986), American Major League Baseball player

Jordy Mont-Reynaud (born 1983), American chess master

Jordy Nelson (born 1985), American National Football League player

Jordy Reid (born 1991), Australian rugby union footballer

Jordy Smith (born 1988), South African surfer

Jordy Thomassen (born 1993), Dutch footballer

Jordy Vleugels (born 1996), Belgian footballer

Jordy Walker (1930–2010), sailor from Bermuda in the 1972 Olympics

Jordy de Wijs (born 1995), Dutch footballer

Jordy van der Winden (born 1994), Dutch footballer

Jordy Zuidam (born 1980), Dutch retired footballerFictional characters:

Jordy Verrill, in the short story "Weeds" by Stephen King

Kansas State Wildcats football

The Kansas State Wildcats football program (variously Kansas State, K-State, or KSU) is the intercollegiate football program of the Kansas State University Wildcats. The program is classified in the NCAA Division I Bowl Subdivision (FBS), and the team competes in the Big 12 Conference.

Historically, the team has an all-time losing record, at 531–647–41 as of the conclusion of the 2018 season. However, the program has had some stretches of winning in its history, most recently and most notably under former head coach Bill Snyder from the 1990s through the 2010s. In 1998 Kansas State finished the regular season with an undefeated (11–0) record and #1-ranking, and from 1995 to 2001 the school appeared in the AP Poll for 108 consecutive weeks—the 15th-longest streak in college football history.Since 1968, the team has played in Bill Snyder Family Football Stadium (formerly KSU Stadium) in Manhattan, Kansas. The Kansas State University Marching Band, also known as the Pride of Wildcat Land, performs at all home games and bowl games.

Kansas State Wildcats football statistical leaders

The Kansas State Wildcats football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Kansas State Wildcats football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Wildcats represent Kansas State University in the NCAA's Big 12 Conference.

Although Kansas State began competing in intercollegiate football in 1896, the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1949. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1949, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002. The Wildcats have played in 10 bowl games since then, allowing players in those seasons to accumulate additional statistics.

All of the Wildcats' ten highest seasons in total offensive yards have come since the year 1998.These lists are updated through the end of the 2016 season.

National Football League Comeback Player of the Year Award

The National Football League Comeback Player of the Year Award refers to a number of awards that are given to a National Football League (NFL) player who has shown perseverance in overcoming adversity, in the form of not being in the NFL the previous year, a severe injury, or simply poor performance. The awards have been presented by several organizations, including the Associated Press (AP), Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers Association (PFW/PFWA), Sporting News, and United Press International (UPI).

Young Life

Young Life is a parachurch ministry that is based in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The organization was started in Dallas, Texas in 1941 by Presbyterian minister Jim Rayburn. Young Life operates globally as several different organizations with different focuses.

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