Nelson Named a Walter Camp All-American

ORLANDO, Fla. Kansas State wide receiver Jordy Nelson has been named a 2007 First Team Walter Camp All-American in a vote of the nation’s head coaches and sports information directors, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced Thursday at the annual College Football Awards Show.

 

Nelson, who currently holds 11 K-State receiving records, becomes the first offensive player and just the sixth Wildcat in school history to be named a Walter Camp All-American. Terence Newman was last 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 and AFCA All-American recorded eight 100-yard receiving games and two 200-yard performances this season and 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 career 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 Walter Camp Football Foundation meets its primary purpose by managing and overseeing the selection of the Walter Camp All-America Team after ballots are distributed to the head coach and sports information director of each Division I-A school. The foundation monitors their fulfillment and verifies the integrity of the results.