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Bill Nelsen

William Keith Nelsen

Position: QB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 195 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: January 29, 1941 in Los Angeles, CA
High School: El Rancho
College: USC   (school history)    (Nelsen college stats)
Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 10th round (136th overall) of the 1963 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 53 (1217th overall since 1950)
1-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

Coaching Record

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Other SR Links: College Football at Sports-Reference.com

Bill Nelsen's Career 4th quarter comebacks and game-winning drives

The research for this page was done by Scott Kacsmar. Read his extensive three-part article (Part I - Part II - Part III) for full details.

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8 fourth quarter comebacks, 8 game-winning drives

Age is Years-Days
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
1 1966 1 1966-09-11 25-225 PIT NYG T 34-34 16 27 59.26% 265 3 0 129.4 9.81 12.04 2 5 2.50 0 4QC
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
2 1967 7 1967-10-29 26-273 PIT @ NOR W 14-10 5 6 83.33% 41 1 0 134.7 6.83 10.17 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
3 1967 9 1967-11-12 26-287 PIT @ STL T 14-14 17 32 53.13% 233 1 1 74.1 7.28 6.50 2 -5 -2.50 0 4QC
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
4 1968 13 1968-12-08 27-314 CLE @ WAS W 24-21 12 22 54.55% 205 1 1 82.6 9.32 8.18 1 1 1.00 0 GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
5 1969 2 1969-09-28 28-242 CLE WAS W 27-23 12 21 57.14% 152 1 1 75.9 7.24 6.05 1 -5 -5.00 0 4QC / GWD
6 1969 11 1969-11-30 28-305 CLE @ CHI W 28-24 16 30 53.33% 290 2 0 109.0 9.67 11.00 1 -6 -6.00 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
7 1970 4 1970-10-11 29-255 CLE CIN W 30-27 17 29 58.62% 226 2 1 92.0 7.79 7.62 1 0 0.00 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
8 1971 5 1971-10-17 30-261 CLE @ CIN W 27-24 18 34 52.94% 213 1 2 57.6 6.26 4.21 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
9 1971 12 1971-12-05 30-310 CLE CIN W 31-27 14 28 50.00% 224 2 2 71.1 8.00 6.21 3 -6 -2.00 0 4QC / GWD
10 1971 14 1971-12-19 30-324 CLE @ WAS W 20-13 15 23 65.22% 165 2 2 79.1 7.17 5.00 1 0 0.00 0 GWD

One other game of note

Age is Years-Days
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
1 1969 6 1969-10-26 28-270 CLE STL T 21-21 19 28 67.86% 198 1 1 85.1 7.07 6.18 0 0 0 QB deserves little credit