Jordi Rayn Nelson was born on May 31, 1985, and grew up in Manhattan, Kansas, in Kim and Alan Nelson. His parents, a fourth-generation Swedish immigrant, own and run a family farm since Nelson’s great-grandfather came to the United States. As a child, Nelson showed an exceptional athletic performance and was honored for sports, basketball, and football in person and for his team. He continued to attend Riley County High School where, despite his heart in becoming a professional footballer, he excelled in all three sports.
After high school, Jordy Nelson enrolled at Kansas State University, where he played under the legendary Wildcats coach Bill Snyder. He began his college football career as a walk-on and was then moved to first play a defensive back position before playing a wide receiver position. By the time Nelson was able to contribute to his team’s game and record remarkable stats, the beginning of his freshman year and second-grader season was somewhat forgotten.
Fast forward to his eldest, when Nelson became one of the nation’s widest recipients. At the end of the season, he recorded 122 catches for 1,606 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has also been awarded the Biletnikoff Prize and the finalist’s position for the Conscious National Honor.
In the NFL draft of 2008, Jody Nelson was selected by Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 36th general show, and the rest became history.
Name: Jordy Nelson
Age: 33 years old
Born on: May 31, 1985
Born in: Manhattan, Kansas
Father: Alan Nelson
Mother: Kim Nelson
Education: Kansas State University
Job: American football
Height: 6 feet 3 inches (1.91m)
Net Worth: $24 million