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David Nelson
WR #86
Height:
6-5
Weight:
214
College:
Florida
Hometown:
Wichita Falls, TX
Experience:
3
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 50 138 1,530 11.1 30.6 37 10 17 0 77 2
2014 NYJ 6 8 65 8.1 10.8 17 0 0 0 4 2
2013 NYJ 12 36 423 11.8 35.3 31 2 5 0 20 0
2012 BUF 1 2 31 15.5 31 21 0 1 0 2 0
2011 BUF 16 61 658 10.8 41.1 35 5 7 0 32 0
2010 BUF 15 31 353 11.4 23.5 37 3 4 0 19 0
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 50 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2014 NYJ 6 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 NYJ 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 BUF 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 BUF 16 4 4 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 BUF 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 50 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2014 NYJ 6 2 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2 0 0
2013 NYJ 12 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2012 BUF 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 BUF 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2010 BUF 15 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --

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Bio

CAREER HIGHS
Receptions: 10, 9/18/11 vs. Oakland
Yards: 84, 9/25/11 vs. New England
Touchdowns: 1, (8 times) last 11/27/11 at NY Jets

2011
At KC (9-11): Tied for a team-high 66 receiving yards. 3 of his 4 receptions produced 1st downs.
Vs. Oak (9-18): Caught the six-yard game-winning touchdown pass with 14 seconds remaining to give Buffalo a 38-35 victory. Set career-highs with 10 receptions for 83 yards. His 10 receptions were also a game-high.
Vs. NE (9-25): Set a career-high with 84 yards on six receptions. Also eclipsed the career 50-reception mark. Three of his six receptions accounted for 1st downs.
At Cin (10-2): Posted two receptions for 18 yards.
Vs. Phi (10-9): Caught his fifth career TD in the 2nd quarter to give Buffalo a 14-7 lead. Finished with one reception for six yards.
At NYG (10-16): Posted a team-high 62 yards receiving. Added four receptions.
At Was (10-30): Recorded four receptions for 47 yards. Established a new personal single season high with 366 receiving yards (353 - 2010).
Vs. NYJ (11-6): Posted four receptions for 36 yards and one touchdown.
At Dal (11-13): Scored team’s only touchdown on a three-yard reception in the 2nd quarter. Set a new single-season high with four TDs this season. Finished with four receptions for 31 yards.
At Mia (11-20): Made one reception.
At NYJ (11-27): Scored his 5th touchdown of the season. Posted five receptions for 47 yards.
Vs. Ten (12-4): Posted three receptions for 34 yards.
At SD (12-11): Recorded two receptions for 20 yards. reached the 50-reception mark for the season becoming the 29th Bill to post 50 receptions in a season.
Vs. Mia (12-18): Posted six receptions for 60 yards.
VS. Den (12-24): Recorded three receptions for 41 yards.
At NE (1-1): Posted two receptions for 23 yards. ... Posted 61 receptions on the season and paired w/ Stevie Johnson (76) became the first Bills tandem to post at least 60 receptions since 2002 (Moulds - 100 and Price - 94) ... Joined Johnson as the only Bills with receptions in all 16 games.

2010:
vs. Mia (9/12): Made his NFL Debut. Posted three receptions for 22 yards.
at GB (9/19): Held without a catch. Was targeted on one pass.
at NE (9/26): Targeted on two passes but did not record a reception.
vs. NYJ (10/3): Established career highs with four receptions, 75 yards and a career-long 37-yard reception. His 75-yard total is the most by a Bills rookie since 12/26/04 (Lee Evans, 92 yards at San Francisco). Set-up team’s first touchdown after posting receptions of 37 yards and 11 yards in the final minute of the second quarter.
vs. JAX (10/10): Posted three receptions for 23 yards. Recorded back-to-back games with receptions for first time in NFL career.
at BAL (10/24): Recorded two receptions for 25 yards. Both receptions converted first downs on the final drive of regulation to force overtime. Has a reception in three consecutive games.
at KC (10/31): Posted three receptions for 25 yards.
vs. CHI (11/7): Recorded two receptions for 19 yards. Second reception converted a 4th down inside two-miute warning in 2nd quarter. Helped set-up Fitzpatrick-Parrish TD.
vs. DET (11/14): Saw action but did not record a reception.
at CIN (11/21): Saw action but did not record a reception.
vs. PIT (11/28): Earned first career NFL start as Bills opened with four-wide set. Posted a career-high six receptions for 58 yards. Had two receptions for 23 yards on the game-tying FG drive at the end of regualation.
at MIN (12/5): Recorded his first NFL touchdown reception on a 12-yard catch in the fourth quarter. Totaled a team-high four receptions for 34 yards.
vs. CLE (12/12): Scored his second career touchdown with an 11-yard reception in the second quarter. Finished game with one reception for 11 yards.
at MIA (12/19): Made his second NFL start and posted three receptions for 61 yards and one touchdown. ... became 3rd Bill rookie receiver to post a three-game TD reception streak (Evans - 2004; Dunbenion - 1960) ... Recorded his 30th reception of the season to become first rookie WR to establish the feat since Evans in 2004.
vs. NE (12/26): Suffered an injury in the second quarter, did not return.

COLLEGE: Started 13-of-44 games totaling 46 catches for 630 yards with seven touchdowns at Florida

2009: Ranked third on the Gators in receptions (25) and fourth in receiving yards (291) in 14 games with nine starts… hauled in a career-high four catches for 53 yards including Florida’s only touchdown in SEC Championship game vs. Alabama…member of 2009 SEC Football Community Service team

2008: Totaled 12 receptions for 228 yards with five touchdowns in 13 games with three starts… caught a critical score in the fourth quarter of the BCS National Championship game to help secure the National Championship title… caught first career touchdown in win vs. Kentucky

2007: Appeared in all 13 games collecting four catches for 35 yards… made first career start vs. Ole Miss catching one pass for five yards

2006: Saw playing time in four games… caught a then career-best three catches for 47 yards in 62-0 win vs. Western Carolina… named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll

2005: Redshirt… named to the 2005 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

PERSONAL: Sociology major… three-year starter, four-year letterwinner and captain of the football team at Rider (Wichita Falls, TX) High School… finished senior year with 91 catches for 1,641 yards and 18 touchdowns en route to an appearance in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and Class 4A first-team all-state… also played baseball, basketball and track earning letters in all three sports… tabbed all-district for basketball and baseball… named to the 2002, 2003 and 2004 all-state squads

COMMUNITY: In 2010, David participated in the Toyota Rookie Club appearing at numerous community events throughout Western New York and Southern Ontario. The Toyota Rookie Club helps the franchises newest players become more involved in the Western New York community. Each month, David and all first year players did one community appearance as a group. The Toyota Rookie Club events included a visit to the Buffalo Zoo to celebrate the 12th Annual Hometown Huddle, a visit to the North York YMCA in North York, Ontario to unveil a new Youth Zone and a trip to the Northwest Buffalo Community Center in November where the Rookie Club Members served Thanksgiving Dinner to approximately 350 children and families. In addition to serving food, the players introduced themselves to the community members during a brief ceremony, sat and ate with them, and signed autographs. The final Rookie Club appearance of 2010 took place at the Annual Bills Holiday Party. The Rookie Club hosted 100 children from a number of different local community organizations. The Annual Holiday Party gives children from the organizations an opportunity to celebrate the holidays with the Bills players, Jills cheerleaders, Billy Buffalo and Santa Claus. The children received a holiday dinner, pictures and autographs and gifts from a wish list that they had previously submitted.

David supported the Teammates For Kids Foundation this year by attending their annual dinner held in November. David along with his other teammates have supported the cause which was co-founded by Garth Brooks and Bo Mitchell over the past 5 years. David also participated in the Night out with the Bills which is put on by the Buffalo Pro Ministry Athletes in Action. The players in attendance shared stories about their views on faith, signed autographs and posed for pictures with over 700 members of the Buffalo Community.

Along with many of his teammates, Women and Children’s Hospital of Buffalo became a favorite place to visit for David. Throughout the months of May, June and July, Bills players hosted a Cinco-de-Mayo party, Garden Stone Decorating parties and a Christmas in July party in the oncology and surgical floor playrooms. Players not only participated in arts and crafts, they also visited with patients and their families, signed autographs and posed for pictures. David along with many of his other teammates spent a day in July with the children of Stone’s Buddies at the Buffalo Zoo. David helped the children with arts and crafts, took them on a tour of the zoo, signed autographs and posed for pictures with the children and their families.

David also supported his teammate Brian Moorman and the PUNT Foundation by attending the Annual Black Tie Gala held in October of 2010, which raised over $80,000 benefitting children battling cancer.

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