MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State senior Jordy Nelson has been named to the 2007 AFCA Coaches’ All-America team, the American Football Coaches Association has announced.
Nelson, who currently holds 11 K-State receiving records, becomes the eighth Wildcat in school history to be named an AFCA All-American and the first since Terence Newman was named to the squad back in 2002.
A native of Riley, Kan., Nelson had one of the finest seasons in K-State history as he grabbed a school-record 122 receptions for a school-record 1,606 yards and 11 touchdowns. His 10.2 catches per game average, 133.8 yards per game average and 1,606 total receiving yards all rank second nationally, while he also ranks 20th nationally in all-purpose yardage (155.2 ypg). He also has set the Big 12 record for catches and yards in a season by a senior wide receiver.
The Biletnikoff Award finalist has recorded eight 100-yard receiving games and two 200-yard performances this season and has caught 10 or more passes in six games, all of which are school records. His 15-catch performances against Missouri State and Fresno State and his 214 yards receiving at Iowa State set single-game K-State records, while his three receiving touchdowns at Oklahoma State tied the school record.
The former walk-on has 206 receptions for 2,822 yards and 20 touchdowns during his three-year stint at wide receiver to establish himself on three career top-10 receiving lists at K-State. He is currently second all-time at Kansas State in catches and receiving yards, while he is third in career receiving touchdowns.
The AFCA has selected an All-America team, voted on by the coaches themselves, since 1945 and currently selects teams in all five of its divisions.