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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

14 16

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

Bill Nelsen Career Passing Touchdown Log

Output includes all games from 1920 to 2014.

Career Passing Touchdown Log: Regular Season · Playoffs

98 Passing Touchdowns

28 Go-Ahead, 5 Tying, Long of 87 yards
Year Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Receiver
196923
196819
197016
197113
196710
19658
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Browns71
Steelers27
Giants10
Cardinals10
Steelers9
Cowboys8
Titans6
Saints6
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Home56
Road42
Sunday92
Saturday3
Monday3
1st18
2nd33
3rd21
4th26
3 or fewer yards6
4-9 yards22
10-19 yards25
20-29 yards19
30 or more yards26
Gary Collins18
Paul Warfield17
Milt Morin8
Leroy Kelly8
Gary Ballman6
Roy Jefferson6
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Regular Season

Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Dist Scorer/Receiver Score Before Score After
1 1964 9 1964-11-08 PIT @ STL L 30-34 4 22 Dick Hoak Trail 16-34 Trail 23-34
2 1964 9 1964-11-08 PIT @ STL L 30-34 4 29 Gary Ballman Trail 23-34 Trail 30-34
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Dist Scorer/Receiver Score Before Score After
3 1965 6 1965-10-24 PIT @ PHI W 20-14 3 4 Mike Lind Lead 13-7 Lead 20-7
4 1965 7 1965-10-31 PIT DAL W 22-13 2 2 Dick Hoak Trail 0-6 Tied 6-6
5 1965 7 1965-10-31 PIT DAL W 22-13 2 20 Gary Ballman Tied 6-6 Lead 12-6*
6 1965 7 1965-10-31 PIT DAL W 22-13 2 72 Gary Ballman Lead 12-6 Lead 19-6
7 1965 8 1965-11-07 PIT @ STL L 17-21 4 50 Roy Jefferson Trail 3-14 Trail 10-14
8 1965 11 1965-11-28 PIT CLE L 21-42 3 87 Gary Ballman Trail 0-21 Trail 7-21
9 1965 11 1965-11-28 PIT CLE L 21-42 4 43 Cannonball Butler Trail 7-28 Trail 14-28
10 1965 11 1965-11-28 PIT CLE L 21-42 4 80 Clendon Thomas Trail 14-35 Trail 21-35
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Dist Scorer/Receiver Score Before Score After
11 1966 1 1966-09-11 PIT NYG T 34-34 1 9 Gary Ballman Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
12 1966 1 1966-09-11 PIT NYG T 34-34 3 21 Jerry Simmons Trail 14-17 Lead 21-17*
13 1966 1 1966-09-11 PIT NYG T 34-34 3 31 John Hilton Lead 24-17 Lead 31-17
14 1966 13 1966-12-11 PIT @ NYG W 47-28 2 13 Amos Bullocks Lead 5-0 Lead 12-0
15 1966 13 1966-12-11 PIT @ NYG W 47-28 3 66 Cannonball Butler Lead 33-21 Lead 40-21
16 1966 14 1966-12-18 PIT @ ATL W 57-33 2 12 Gary Ballman Lead 6-0 Lead 13-0
17 1966 14 1966-12-18 PIT @ ATL W 57-33 3 68 Roy Jefferson Lead 36-14 Lead 43-14
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Dist Scorer/Receiver Score Before Score After
18 1967 1 1967-09-17 PIT CHI W 41-13 1 43 John Hilton Trail 3-13 Trail 10-13
19 1967 1 1967-09-17 PIT CHI W 41-13 4 6 Dick Compton Lead 34-13 Lead 41-13
20 1967 2 1967-09-24 PIT STL L 14-28 2 5 Chet Anderson Trail 0-16 Trail 7-16
21 1967 7 1967-10-29 PIT @ NOR W 14-10 4 5 J.R. Wilburn Trail 0-10 Trail 7-10
22 1967 8 1967-11-05 PIT CLE L 14-34 2 18 Roy Jefferson Trail 0-21 Trail 7-21
23 1967 8 1967-11-05 PIT CLE L 14-34 4 13 J.R. Wilburn Trail 7-34 Trail 14-34
24 1967 9 1967-11-12 PIT @ STL T 14-14 4 6 Roy Jefferson Trail 7-14 Tied 14-14
25 1967 10 1967-11-19 PIT @ NYG L 20-28 2 58 Roy Jefferson Trail 6-14 Trail 13-14
26 1967 10 1967-11-19 PIT @ NYG L 20-28 4 10 John Hilton Trail 13-28 Trail 20-28
27 1967 11 1967-11-26 PIT MIN L 27-41 3 12 Roy Jefferson Trail 13-17 Lead 20-17*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Dist Scorer/Receiver Score Before Score After
28 1968 4 1968-10-05 CLE PIT W 31-24 2 28 Paul Warfield* Lead 7-3 Lead 14-3
29 1968 5 1968-10-13 CLE STL L 21-27 2 22 Milt Morin Trail 0-20 Trail 7-20
30 1968 5 1968-10-13 CLE STL L 21-27 3 65 Paul Warfield* Trail 7-20 Trail 14-20
31 1968 6 1968-10-20 CLE @ BAL W 30-20 1 2 Leroy Kelly* Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
32 1968 6 1968-10-20 CLE @ BAL W 30-20 2 6 Paul Warfield* Tied 7-7 Lead 14-7*
33 1968 6 1968-10-20 CLE @ BAL W 30-20 3 2 Eppie Barney Lead 14-7 Lead 21-7
34 1968 7 1968-10-27 CLE ATL W 30-7 4 22 Paul Warfield* Lead 23-0 Lead 30-0
35 1968 8 1968-11-03 CLE @ SFO W 33-21 2 32 Milt Morin Trail 3-14 Trail 10-14
36 1968 8 1968-11-03 CLE @ SFO W 33-21 4 15 Milt Morin Lead 26-14 Lead 33-14
37 1968 9 1968-11-10 CLE NOR W 35-17 2 5 Leroy Kelly* Trail 0-3 Lead 7-3*
38 1968 9 1968-11-10 CLE NOR W 35-17 2 12 Paul Warfield* Lead 7-3 Lead 14-3
39 1968 9 1968-11-10 CLE NOR W 35-17 3 68 Leroy Kelly* Lead 14-10 Lead 21-10
40 1968 9 1968-11-10 CLE NOR W 35-17 4 9 Milt Morin Lead 28-10 Lead 35-10
41 1968 10 1968-11-17 CLE @ PIT W 45-24 1 62 Ernie Green Tied 7-7 Lead 14-7*
42 1968 10 1968-11-17 CLE @ PIT W 45-24 2 11 Ernie Green Lead 14-10 Lead 21-10
43 1968 10 1968-11-17 CLE @ PIT W 45-24 4 2 Milt Morin Lead 24-10 Lead 31-10
44 1968 11 1968-11-24 CLE PHI W 47-13 1 12 Paul Warfield* Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
45 1968 12 1968-12-01 CLE NYG W 45-10 2 29 Paul Warfield* Trail 0-3 Lead 7-3*
46 1968 13 1968-12-08 CLE @ WAS W 24-21 4 38 Paul Warfield* Lead 17-14 Lead 24-14
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Dist Scorer/Receiver Score Before Score After
47 1969 1 1969-09-21 CLE @ PHI W 27-20 1 35 Gary Collins Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
48 1969 2 1969-09-28 CLE WAS W 27-23 4 15 Gary Collins Trail 20-23 Lead 27-23*
49 1969 3 1969-10-05 CLE DET L 21-28 1 21 Paul Warfield* Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
50 1969 3 1969-10-05 CLE DET L 21-28 2 23 Gary Collins Tied 7-7 Lead 14-7*
51 1969 3 1969-10-05 CLE DET L 21-28 2 23 Gary Collins Lead 14-7 Lead 21-7
52 1969 4 1969-10-12 CLE @ NOR W 27-17 2 4 Leroy Kelly* Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
53 1969 5 1969-10-18 CLE PIT W 42-31 1 4 Gary Collins Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
54 1969 5 1969-10-18 CLE PIT W 42-31 4 48 Gary Collins Lead 28-10 Lead 35-10
55 1969 6 1969-10-26 CLE STL T 21-21 4 12 Gary Collins Tied 14-14 Lead 21-14*
56 1969 7 1969-11-02 CLE DAL W 42-10 1 48 Paul Warfield* Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
57 1969 7 1969-11-02 CLE DAL W 42-10 1 10 Gary Collins Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
58 1969 7 1969-11-02 CLE DAL W 42-10 2 21 Paul Warfield* Lead 21-3 Lead 28-3
59 1969 7 1969-11-02 CLE DAL W 42-10 4 7 Gary Collins Lead 28-3 Lead 35-3
60 1969 7 1969-11-02 CLE DAL W 42-10 4 10 Chip Glass Lead 35-10 Lead 42-10
61 1969 9 1969-11-16 CLE @ PIT W 24-3 1 26 Gary Collins Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
62 1969 9 1969-11-16 CLE @ PIT W 24-3 4 12 Paul Warfield* Lead 10-3 Lead 17-3
63 1969 10 1969-11-23 CLE NYG W 28-17 4 24 Gary Collins Lead 21-17 Lead 28-17
64 1969 11 1969-11-30 CLE @ CHI W 28-24 2 10 Paul Warfield* Trail 0-14 Trail 7-14
65 1969 11 1969-11-30 CLE @ CHI W 28-24 3 24 Chip Glass Trail 14-21 Tied 21-21
66 1969 12 1969-12-07 CLE GNB W 20-7 2 30 Paul Warfield* Lead 3-0 Lead 10-0
67 1969 13 1969-12-14 CLE @ STL W 27-21 1 4 Paul Warfield* Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
68 1969 13 1969-12-14 CLE @ STL W 27-21 3 82 Paul Warfield* Lead 20-7 Lead 27-7
69 1969 14 1969-12-21 CLE @ NYG L 14-27 1 40 Paul Warfield* Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Dist Scorer/Receiver Score Before Score After
70 1970 1 1970-09-21 CLE NYJ W 31-21 1 8 Gary Collins Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
71 1970 2 1970-09-27 CLE @ SFO L 31-34 2 8 Fair Hooker Trail 10-21 Trail 17-21
72 1970 4 1970-10-11 CLE CIN W 30-27 2 3 Leroy Kelly* Trail 2-10 Trail 9-10
73 1970 4 1970-10-11 CLE CIN W 30-27 2 4 Milt Morin Trail 9-17 Trail 16-17
74 1970 5 1970-10-18 CLE DET L 24-41 1 14 Gary Collins Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
75 1970 5 1970-10-18 CLE DET L 24-41 2 16 Fair Hooker Trail 7-17 Trail 14-17
76 1970 6 1970-10-25 CLE @ MIA W 28-0 2 13 Bo Scott Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
77 1970 6 1970-10-25 CLE @ MIA W 28-0 3 21 Gary Collins Lead 14-0 Lead 21-0
78 1970 7 1970-11-01 CLE SDG L 10-27 2 9 Bo Scott Trail 3-14 Trail 10-14
79 1970 8 1970-11-08 CLE @ OAK L 20-23 2 10 Leroy Kelly* Trail 0-13 Trail 7-13
80 1970 10 1970-11-22 CLE HOU W 28-14 1 14 Bo Scott Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
81 1970 10 1970-11-22 CLE HOU W 28-14 3 7 Chip Glass Lead 14-7 Lead 21-7
82 1970 10 1970-11-22 CLE HOU W 28-14 3 78 Chip Glass Lead 21-7 Lead 28-7
83 1970 12 1970-12-07 CLE @ HOU W 21-10 2 1 Gary Collins Trail 0-3 Lead 7-3*
84 1970 14 1970-12-20 CLE @ DEN W 27-13 3 43 Homer Jones Lead 13-6 Lead 20-6
85 1970 14 1970-12-20 CLE @ DEN W 27-13 3 23 Bo Scott Lead 20-6 Lead 27-6
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Dist Scorer/Receiver Score Before Score After
86 1971 1 1971-09-19 CLE HOU W 31-0 3 8 Gary Collins Lead 17-0 Lead 24-0
87 1971 3 1971-10-04 CLE OAK L 20-34 2 22 Leroy Kelly* Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
88 1971 4 1971-10-10 CLE PIT W 27-17 1 19 Milt Morin Lead 3-0 Lead 10-0
89 1971 5 1971-10-17 CLE @ CIN W 27-24 4 7 Bo Scott Trail 13-24 Trail 20-24
90 1971 7 1971-10-31 CLE ATL L 14-31 4 24 Gary Collins Trail 7-31 Trail 14-31
91 1971 9 1971-11-14 CLE @ KAN L 7-13 4 18 Milt Morin Trail 0-13 Trail 7-13
92 1971 10 1971-11-21 CLE NWE W 27-7 1 7 Leroy Kelly* Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
93 1971 10 1971-11-21 CLE NWE W 27-7 3 35 Frank Pitts Lead 10-7 Lead 17-7
94 1971 11 1971-11-28 CLE @ HOU W 37-24 3 18 Frank Pitts Lead 20-17 Lead 27-17
95 1971 12 1971-12-05 CLE CIN W 31-27 2 39 Fair Hooker Trail 7-20 Trail 14-20
96 1971 12 1971-12-05 CLE CIN W 31-27 3 53 Frank Pitts Trail 14-20 Lead 21-20*
97 1971 14 1971-12-19 CLE @ WAS W 20-13 2 17 Gary Collins Tied 3-3 Lead 10-3*
98 1971 14 1971-12-19 CLE @ WAS W 20-13 4 4 Chip Glass Tied 13-13 Lead 20-13*

Playoffs

Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Dist Scorer/Receiver Score Before Score After
1 1968 17 1968-12-21 CLE DAL W 31-20 2 45 Leroy Kelly* Trail 3-10 Tied 10-10
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Dist Scorer/Receiver Score Before Score After
2 1969 17 1969-12-28 CLE @ DAL W 38-14 2 6 Milt Morin Lead 7-0 Lead 14-0
3 1969 18 1970-01-04 CLE @ MIN L 7-27 4 3 Gary Collins Trail 0-27 Trail 7-27