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Jordy Nelson

Jordy Nelson is a Super Bowl Champion, Green Bay’s leading wide receiver and an emerging NFL star who is “The NFL’s Best Deep Threat.” In his 8th NFL season, Nelson was the NFL leader in touchdown receptions and honored as the NFL Comeback Player of the Year after missing the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL. Dating back to the start of the 2011 season, Nelson’s 42 touchdown receptions are fourth in the NFL (behind Jimmy Graham, Dez Bryant and Rob Gronkowski).

His breakout game was Nelson’s nine-catch, 140-yard performance in the Packers’ 31-25 win over the Steelers in Super Bowl XLV, four years ago. Nelson scored the game’s first touchdown in Super Bowl XLV, a 29-yard reception in the first quarter. “Since that game, he’s been our best receiver,” says Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. “He took a big confidence jump after that game.”

After growing up on his parents’ farm in Kansas, Jordy Nelson is one of the few NFL players who truly feels at home in Green Bay. Jordy is one of the few NFL players that are still actively involved with farming on his family farm in in Kansas. Jordy helps harvest winter wheat crop when mini-camp ends in June.

Very much a family man, Jordy’s wife Emily appeared with him in a 2013 television commercial for the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. Jordy and Emily are actively involved with charities in both Wisconsin and Kansas, including the Nelson Family Community Foundation (founded in 2014) which benefits families in need in his farming community in Kansas and Young Life, a Christian-based youth organization connecting area youth with Christ.


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