Former K-State star Jordy Nelson retiring as Packer

Former Kansas State Wildcat and longtime Green Bay Packer Jordy Nelson appears on Eye on Northeast Kansas on June 3, 2019 (WIBW)
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Veteran wide receiver and one-time Kansas State Wildcat Jordy Nelson is retiring as a member of the Green Bay Packers.

The 34-year-old Nelson played in Green Bay from 2008-2017, winning a Super Bowl with the Packers, before spending last season with the Oakland Raiders.

Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said Sunday that Nelson officially informed the team of his decision. A news conference was planned for Tuesday.

In June, Nelson announced his intention to retire a Packer during an appearance on Eye on Northeast Kansas. He also discussed his post-NFL plans in a sit down interview with Melissa Brunner.

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Nelson had 550 receptions and 69 touchdown catches in his 10 seasons in Green Bay. He made the Pro Bowl in 2014, missed the 2015 season with a knee injury and was named the 2016 Comeback Player of the Year.

The Packers selected Nelson in the second round (36th overall) of the 2008 draft out of Kansas State. He played in 136 regular-season games, including 88 starts, for Green Bay.

Nelson led the Packers with nine receptions for 140 yards and a touchdown in Green Bay’s 31-25 Super Bowl victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2011.

He played in 15 games for Oakland last year, finishing with 63 receptions for 739 yards and three TDs.