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J.J. Nelson

WR

#14

Experience: 4 years

Height: 5-10

Age: 26

Weight: 160 lbs

College: Alabama-Birmingham

2017 SEASON

  • REC
    29
  • YDS
    508
  • AVG
    17.5
  • TDS
    2

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WK OPP RESULT REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LOST
17 @Seahawks W 26 - 24 1 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 Giants L 24 - 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @Redskins W 26 - 24 1 46 46 46 0 1 7 7 7 0 0 0
14 Titans L 24 - 26 2 26 13 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Rams L 24 - 26 2 42 21 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 Jaguars L 24 - 26 1 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 @Texans W 26 - 24 1 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seahawks L 24 - 26 1 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @49ers W 26 - 24 1 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Rams W 26 - 24 2 39 19.5 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Buccaneers L 24 - 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 16 16 16 0 0 0
5 @Eagles W 26 - 24 4 80 20 28 0 1 14 14 14 0 1 1
4 49ers L 24 - 26 3 34 11.3 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Cowboys L 24 - 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Colts W 26 - 24 5 120 24 45 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 @Lions W 26 - 24 5 43 8.6 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Career Stats

WR TE Career

SEASON TEAM G GS REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD FUM LOST
2015 Arizona Cardinals 11 2 11 299 27.2 64 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
2016 Arizona Cardinals 15 6 34 568 16.7 80 6 4 83 20.8 56 1 1 1
2017 Arizona Cardinals 16 5 29 508 17.5 46 2 3 37 12.3 16 0 1 1
TOTAL 42 13 74 1375 20.47 80 10 8 120 11.03 56 1 3 3

Biography

NoteCARDS:

  • Selected by the Cardinals with their second pick in the fifth round (159th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft, Nelson played in 42 games (13 starts) and recorded 74 receptions for 1,375 yards and 10 TDs in his first three seasons. Has also rushed for 120 yards and a TD on eight carries.
  • His average of 18.6 yards per catch is the best in the NFL over the last three seasons (2015-17) for players with at least 50 receptions.
  • In Week 2 of the 2017 season at Indianapolis, Nelson caught five passes for 120 yards (24.0 avg.) and a TD in the OT victory. The performance earned him NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the first time in his career.   
  • In 2016, played in 15 games (six starts) and surpassed his rookie numbers in every category, catching 34 passes for 568 yards and tying for the team lead with six receiving TDs. All seven of his TDs (six receiving, 1 rushing) came in the final nine games of the season.
  • In Week 14 of the ’16 season at Miami, had a 56-yard TD run and an eight-yard TD catch. Became first Cardinals WR since Mal Kutner (10/24/48 vs. Boston) with both a rushing and receiving TD in the same game.
  • His 80-yard TD catch at Seattle in Week 16 of the 2016 season was the longest TD reception ever by a Seahawks opponent at CenturyLink Field (which opened in 2002).
  • Played in 11 games (two starts) as a rookie in 2015 and caught 11 passes for 299 yards (team-high 27.2 avg.) and two TDs. Seven of Nelson’s 11 receptions in 2015 went for 20+ yards.
  • Was the fastest player at the 2015 NFL Combine, running the 40-yard dash in 4.28 seconds.

Pro Career:

The second of the Cardinals two fifth-round selections (159th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft, Nelson played in 42 games (13 starts) during his first three seasons with the Cardinals.

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