Pro Highlights

  • Ranks No. 4 in franchise history in receptions (497), No. 5 in receiving yards (7,366) and No. 3 in TD receptions (63) and 100-yard receiving games (25).
  • Is one of only two players in franchise history (WR Sterling Sharpe, 1992-94) to register three straight seasons with 85-plus receptions (2013-14, 2016).
  • Is the only player in team annals to record three seasons with 13-plus TD receptions (2011, 2014, 2016) and is the only active player in the league to accomplish that feat.
  • Has posted 1,250-plus receiving yards and 13-plus TD catches in the same season three times in his career (2011, 2014, 2016), the fourth most in NFL history behind only Jerry Rice (six), Randy Moss (five) and Terrell Owens (four).
  • Has caught 59 career TD passes from QB Aaron Rodgers, making them the most productive TD duo in franchise history as they moved past QB Brett Favre and WR Antonio Freeman (57) last season vs. Minnesota in Week 16.
  • Ranks No. 3 in the NFL with 57 TD receptions since 2011 despite missing the entire 2015 season due to injury. Has averaged 80.2 receiving yards per game since ’11, No. 6 in the NFL over that span.
  • Returned to action last season after missing the 2015 campaign due to injury, catching 97 passes for 1,257 yards (13.0 avg.) and a league-leading 14 TDs on his way to winning the NFL Comeback Player of the Year from The Associated Press, the first Packer to earn the honor. Also was named Comeback Player of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America and Sporting News.
  • Was sidelined for the entire 2015 season after sustaining a significant knee injury in Green Bay’s second preseason contest (at Pittsburgh, Aug. 23).
  • Set a single-season franchise record with 1,519 receiving yards in 2014, topping WR Robert Brooks’ mark of 1,497 yards in 1995, as he was selected to his first career Pro Bowl and earned second-team All-Pro honors from AP.
  • Also led the team with a career-high 98 receptions and 13 receiving TDs in 2014, becoming just the eighth player in NFL history to record 95-plus receptions, 1,500-plus receiving yards and 13-plus receiving TDs in the same season.
  • Set a single-season franchise record in ’14 by posting nine-plus catches in a game five times.
  • Tied the team mark (Billy Howton, 1952) with a league-best seven TD catches of 40-plus yards in 2014. All seven came at home, an NFL record.
  • Registered a career-high seven 100-yard receiving games in ’14, which is tied with Sharpe (1992) for No. 2 in franchise history behind only Brooks’ nine in 1995.
  • Joined WR James Lofton (1983-84) as the only players in franchise history to register back-to-back 1,300-yard receiving seasons (2013-14).
  • Posted 85 receptions for 1,314 yards (15.5 avg.) and eight TDs in 2013, ranking No. 10 in the league in receiving yards.
  • Led the league with 19 receptions of 25-plus yards in 2013, the most by a Packer since the statistic began to be recorded by STATS LLC in 1994.
  • Caught 49 passes for 745 yards (15.2 avg.) and seven TDs in 2012 despite missing four full games and most of two others due to a hamstring injury.
  • Posted 68 receptions for 1,263 yards (18.6 avg.) and a career-high 15 TDs in 2011.
  • Ranked No. 3 in the league with the 15 TD catches, and became only the third player in team annals to hit that mark, joining WRs Sharpe (18 in 1994) and Don Hutson (17 in 1942).
  • His 18.6-yard receiving average ranked No. 2 in the league in 2011 among players with 50-plus catches and No. 5 in single-season franchise history.
  • Is tied for No. 1 in franchise history (WR Greg Jennings) with four career TD catches of 80-plus yards. Is tied with Buccaneers WR DeSean Jackson for No. 1 among active players.
  • Registered three TD catches of 80-plus yards from Week 16 of 2010 through Week 6 of 2011, becoming the first NFL player since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to post three 80-yard TD grabs over an eight-game span in the regular season.
  • Posted two 80-yard TD catches in 2011, which tied the single-season franchise mark held by four other players.
  • Caught a TD pass in all eight home games in 2011, becoming the first NFL player to do so since the league went to a 16-game schedule in 1978.
  • Became just the fourth receiver in Super Bowl history to register nine-plus receptions for at least 140 yards and a TD when he hauled in nine passes for 140 yards and a score vs. Pittsburgh in Super Bowl XLV.
  • Tied Jennings for the team lead with a league-high 21 catches in the 2010 playoffs, which topped Brooks (1995) and Freeman (1997) for the franchise single-postseason mark. The tandem became the first WR teammate duo in NFL history to each post 20 receptions in the same postseason.
  • Ranks No. 1 in team playoff history with 54 career receptions.


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 AP, the league’s coaches,, 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 single-season school 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 both the Big 12 and in the nation 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.


Given name Jordy Ray Nelson…Born in Manhattan, Kan. …Married to Emily, who played basketball at Bethel College (Kan.); the couple has a 7-year-old son, Royal, a 2-year-old son, Brooks, and an infant daughter, Adda…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: Was a 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 the Flint Hills Player of the Year in basketball by the Manhattan Mercury…Won 3A track titles in the 100, 200, 400 and long jump at the 2003 state meet...Set division records in the 100 meters (10.63) and 200 meters (21.64)…Community involvement: Started the Nelson Family Community Foundation in 2014, which benefits families in need in his community in Kansas…In 2009 and 2012, traveled the state as a member of the Packers’ annual Tailgate Tour, making scheduled and surprise visits to various communities…Has hosted the Jordy Nelson Charity Softball Game at Fox Cities Stadium the last three years, with proceeds benefiting Young Life, an organization that he and his wife have been involved with for years...Received the Nice Guy Award at the annual Doug Jirschele Sports Awards Banquet in Clintonville, Wis. …Joined teammates in visiting a fifth-grade class at a local elementary school to congratulate students for raising $2,000 for the Bay Area Humane Society…With his fellow Green Bay receivers, participated in a holiday bell-ringing contest against the Minnesota Vikings’ defensive linemen to see which group could raise the most in donations…Signed autographs and interacted with kids at the City of Green Bay’s annual Kids Day…Participated in the Donald Driver Celebrity Softball Game, the Edgar Bennett Celebrity Bowl-A-Thon and the Greg Jennings Celebrity Golf Tournament…Appeared at the Families of Children With Cancer holiday party and at events to benefit Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley…Was honored Feb. 17, 2011, when it was declared “Jordy Nelson Day” in Kansas by Governor Sam Brownback…Residence: Green Bay.