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Darrin Nelson

Darrin Milo Nelson

Position: RB
Height: 5-9    Weight: 184 lbs.

Born: January 2, 1959 in Sacramento, CA
High School: Pius X
College: Stanford   (school history)    (Nelson college stats)
Drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the 1st round (7th overall) of the 1982 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 48 (1563rd overall since 1950)

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

Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb AV
1982 23 MIN RB 20 7 4 44 136 0 18 3.1 19.4 6.3 9 100 11.1 0 22 1.3 14.3 236 0 2 3
1983 24 MIN RB 20 15 9 154 642 1 56 4.2 42.8 10.3 51 618 12.1 0 68 3.4 41.2 1260 1 5 9
1984 25 MIN KR/PR/rb 20 15 8 80 406 3 39 5.1 27.1 5.3 27 162 6.0 1 17 1.8 10.8 568 4 4 4
1985 26 MIN PR/RB 20 16 10 200 893 5 37 4.5 55.8 12.5 43 301 7.0 1 25 2.7 18.8 1194 6 7 9
1986 27 MIN RB 20 16 16 191 793 4 42 4.2 49.6 11.9 53 593 11.2 3 34 3.3 37.1 1386 7 3 13
1987 28 MIN RB 20 10 9 131 642 2 72 4.9 64.2 13.1 26 129 5.0 0 13 2.6 12.9 771 2 2 6
1988 29 MIN RB 20 13 11 112 380 1 27 3.4 29.2 8.6 16 105 6.6 0 27 1.2 8.1 485 1 3 4
1989 30 2TM 14 0 67 321 0 28 4.8 22.9 4.8 38 380 10.0 0 49 2.7 27.1 701 0 1 5
SDG 20 9 0 36 197 0 28 5.5 21.9 4.0 31 328 10.6 0 49 3.4 36.4 525 0 1 4
MIN KR 20 5 0 31 124 0 24 4.0 24.8 6.2 7 52 7.4 0 11 1.4 10.4 176 0 0 1
1990 31 SDG 20 14 0 3 14 0 5 4.7 1.0 0.2 4 29 7.3 0 10 0.3 2.1 43 0 1 0
1991 32 MIN KR 20 16 0 28 210 2 29 7.5 13.1 1.8 19 142 7.5 0 13 1.2 8.9 352 2 2 3
1992 33 MIN KR 20 16 0 10 5 0 9 0.5 0.3 0.6 5 0 2 0
Career 152 67 1020 4442 18 72 4.4 29.2 6.7 286 2559 8.9 5 68 1.9 16.8 7001 23 32 56
10 yrs MIN 129 67 981 4231 18 72 4.3 32.8 7.6 251 2202 8.8 5 68 1.9 17.1 6433 23 30 52
2 yrs SDG 23 0 39 211 0 28 5.4 9.2 1.7 35 357 10.2 0 49 1.5 15.5 568 0 2 4

Playoffs Rushing & Receiving

Games Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Tgt Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1982 23 MIN 2 0 5 28 0 14 5.6 14.0 2.5 28 0 0
1987 28 MIN RB 3 3 36 130 0 12 3.6 43.3 12.0 7 98 14.0 0 37 2.3 32.7 228 0 1
1988 29 MIN 2 0 5 12 0 7 2.4 6.0 2.5 1 6 6.0 0 6 0.5 3.0 18 0 0
1992 33 MIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0
Career 8 3 46 170 0 14 3.7 21.3 5.8 8 104 13.0 0 37 1.0 13.0 274 0 1

Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1982 23 MIN RB 20 7 4 6 132 0 33 22.0 368
1983 24 MIN RB 20 15 9 18 445 0 50 24.7 1705
1984 25 MIN KR/PR/rb 20 15 8 23 180 0 21 7.8 39 891 0 47 22.8 1639
1985 26 MIN PR/RB 20 16 10 16 133 0 21 8.3 3 51 0 26 17.0 1378
1986 27 MIN RB 20 16 16 3 105 0 40 35.0 1491
1987 28 MIN RB 20 10 9 7 164 0 42 23.4 935
1988 29 MIN RB 20 13 11 9 210 0 30 23.3 695
1989 30 2TM 14 0 14 317 0 32 22.6 1018
MIN KR 20 5 0 14 317 0 32 22.6 493
1990 31 SDG 20 14 0 3 44 0 33 14.7 4 36 0 26 9.0 123
1991 32 MIN KR 20 16 0 31 682 0 50 22.0 1034
1992 33 MIN KR 20 16 0 29 626 0 53 21.6 631
Career 152 67 42 357 0 33 8.5 163 3659 0 53 22.4 11017
10 yrs MIN 129 67 39 313 0 21 8.0 159 3623 0 53 22.8 10369
2 yrs SDG 23 0 3 44 0 33 14.7 4 36 0 26 9.0 648

Playoffs Kick & Punt Returns

Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
Year Age Tm Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
1982 23 MIN 2 0 2 42 0 30 21.0 70
1987 28 MIN RB 2 2 4 99 0 34 24.8 198
1988 29 MIN 1 0 2 37 0 25 18.5 40
1992 33 MIN 1 0 3 55 0 21 18.3 55
Career 8 3 11 233 0 34 21.2 507

Defense & Fumbles

Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1982 23 MIN RB 20 7 4 0 2 0 -8 0
1983 24 MIN RB 20 15 9 0 5 1 0 0
1984 25 MIN KR/PR/rb 20 15 8 0 4 3 0 0
1985 26 MIN PR/RB 20 16 10 0 7 2 16 0
1986 27 MIN RB 20 16 16 0 3 0 0 0
1987 28 MIN RB 20 10 9 0 2 0 0 0
1988 29 MIN RB 20 13 11 0 3 2 0 0
1989 30 2TM 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
SDG 20 9 0 0 1 0 0 0
1990 31 SDG 20 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
1991 32 MIN KR 20 16 0 0 2 0 0 0
1992 33 MIN KR 20 16 0 0 2 2 0 0
Career 152 67 0 32 10 8 0
10 yrs MIN 129 67 0 30 10 8 0
2 yrs SDG 23 0 0 2 0 0 0

Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate Sk Yds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
1991 32 MIN KR 20 16 0 1 1 100.0 25 1 100.0 0 0.0 25 25.0 45.0 25.0 1.6 158.3 0 0 25.00 45.00 0.0
Career 152 67 1 1 100.0 25 1 100.0 0 0.0 25 25.0 45.0 25.0 0.2 158.3 0 0 25.00 45.00 0.0
10 yrs MIN 129 67 1 1 100.0 25 1 100.0 0 0.0 25 25.0 45.0 25.0 0.2 158.3 0 0 25.00 45.00 0.0
2 yrs SDG 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0

Scoring Summary

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
1983 24 MIN RB 20 15 9 1 1 6
1984 25 MIN KR/PR/rb 20 15 8 3 1 4 24
1985 26 MIN PR/RB 20 16 10 5 1 6 36
1986 27 MIN RB 20 16 16 4 3 7 42
1987 28 MIN RB 20 10 9 2 2 12
1988 29 MIN RB 20 13 11 1 1 6
1991 32 MIN KR 20 16 0 2 2 12
Career 152 67 18 5 23 138
10 yrs MIN 129 67 18 5 23 138
2 yrs SDG 23 0 0

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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year Lg Value (Rank/All-Time)

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1982 23 7 RB 24 74
1983 24 15 RB 132 33
1984 25 15 RB 81 50
1985 26 16 RB 155 5 21 63
1986 27 16 RB 181 43 13 35
1987 28 10 RB 89 32
1988 29 13 RB 55 68
1989 30 14 RB 70 50
1990 31 14 RB 4 122
1991 32 16 RB 52 59
1992 33 16 RB 1 128
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