Dennis Nelson
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Personal information
Born: (1946-02-09) February 9, 1946 (age 76)
Kewanee, Illinois
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school:Kewanee (IL) Wethersfield
College:Illinois State
NFL Draft:1969 / Round: 3 / Pick: 77
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Games played:77
Games started:45
Fumble recoveries:3
Player stats at

Dennis Ray Nelson (born February 9, 1946) is a former professional American football player who played tackle for seven seasons for the Baltimore Colts and the Philadelphia Eagles.

Nelson was a four-year football letter winner at Illinois State University, a first-team Little All-American pick by the Associated Press on offense in 1968, a two-way all-conference tackle, and was drafted in the third round of the 1969 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Colts. He was a starting tackle in four of his six years with the Colts in the NFL, and was a member of the Colts' Super Bowl V winning team. He came out of retirement for one season to play for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1976, and had his jersey retired by ISU on October 10th 1995.[1]


  1. ^ "Dennis Nelson (1975) - Illinois State Athletics Percy Family Hall of Fame".