Jordy Nelson is a former American football wide receiver and also played quarterback in his senior years. He received All-America honors while he played college football at Kansas State. The Green Bay Packers drafted him in the National Football League (NFL) in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. During his play with Green Bay, he won Super Bowl XLV with the team over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2010 season. Before announcing his retirement in 2019, he played one year with the Oakland Raiders.
Additionally, he along with his wife Emily Nelson donated an undisclosed amount to renovate their athletic facilities to his alma mater, Kansas State. Further, the team renamed the football team’s locker room after his name. Let us scroll over to read more information on the athletes.
Caption: The former NFL player, Jordy Nelson.
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Jordy Nelson: Bio, Family, Education
The athlete was born on 31 May 1985 in Manhattan, Kansas, the United States as Jordy Ray Nelson. He was born as the son to parents Alan and Kim Nelson, farmers lived in Riley. His great-great-grandfathers have immigrated from Sweden. He has two siblings: Kelsey and Mike Nelson.
For his education, he completed his elementary school at Riley County High School in Riley where he began to play football. He had played as quarterback during his senior year. He completed with 62 percent of his passes for 1,029 yards, 8 touchdowns, and rushed for 1,572 yards. At that period, he also performed in track and field where he won a national AAU Championship in the 400 meters. Then he went on to join Kansas State University and played under coach Bill Synder’s Wildcats from 2003 to 2005. And he played his rest college seasons with Kansas State(2006 and 2007).
Jordy Nelson: Career & Life Achievements
In the 2008 NFL Draft, Green Bay Packers selected him in the second round with the 36th overall pick. He was one of the two Kansas State Wildcats who selected that year. Then he signed his rookie contract with the team on 27 July 2008. He debuted his NFL season game against the Minnesota Vikings. In 2010, Nelson caught a 29-yard touchdown pass on third-and-1 with Steeler William Gay covering for the first score of Super Bowl XLV.
Furthermore, he finished his 2011 regular season with his career-high in 15 touchdowns, 68 receptions, and 1,263 receiving yards. In 2012, he missed his four games due to a hamstring injury. Later he along with his team finished with an 11-5 record and won the NFC North. Then he was named as a Pro-Bowl alternate in the 2013 season game where he started all 16 games for the first time in his career. In the same year, he ranked 83rd by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.
In 2018, he signed a two-year contract of $15 million with the Oakland Raiders in March. He finished his season game in second on the team in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. On 14 March 2019, he released by the Raiders after one season. However, he announced his retirement from the NFL after playing 11 seasons in the same month. Then he signed a one-day contract to retire as a player of Green Bay Packer in August 2019.
Jordy Nelson: Personal Life & Wife
Talking about his personal life, he is a married man and father of three children. He has married his high school sweetheart, Emily Nelson. The couple hails from the same neighborhood and has also attended the same school. After dating for years, Jordy proposed his then-girlfriend during a family vacation in Cancun. After she said yes, the couple tied the knot in the same year in 2007.
Further, Emily worked as a teacher at Fort Howard Elementary School in Green Bay. But she left afterward to look after her children and household. Further, the couple is the proud parents to three children: Sons Royal and Brooks. According to sources, one of the son is also adopted. They also welcomed the adopted daughter Adda Jo into their family in March 2017.
Caption: Jordy Nelson and wife Emily Nelson
Jordy Nelson: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
The player had earned a huge income from his established football playing game and retired in March 2019. Therefore, he mostly made a handsome amount mainly from his gameplay career. Further, he also made a profitable amount of money from endorsing and promoting sports brands and products as well. His net worth has an estimation of around $24 million having an annual salary of $3.98 million from Green Bay Packer to retire. With this huge amount, he surely is spending a lavishing life with his family.
He has a verified Facebook account @JordyNelson87 with more than 577k followers. There is an unverified Instagram account under his name that has over 2k followers. On Twitter, he goes by the verified account @JordyRNelson with 508.1k followers.
Jordy Nelson: Body Measurements
The former football player has a slim and athletic body build that stands to a height of 6 feet 3 inches or 1.91 meters. His body weighs around 98kg with unknown body measurements. He has hazel eyes color with light brown hair color.