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Gifford Nielsen

Stanley Gifford Nielsen

Position: QB
Height: 6-4    Weight: 205 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: October 25, 1954 in Provo, UT
High School: Provo
College: BYU   (school history)    (Nielsen college stats)
Drafted by the Houston Oilers in the 3rd round (73rd overall) of the 1978 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 10 (6864th overall since 1950)

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

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 AV
1978 24 HOU 14 2 0 2 4 50.0 0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 56.2 2 12 -2.00 -2.00 33.3 0
1979 25 HOU qb 14 16 1 1-0-0 32 61 52.5 404 3 4.9 3 4.9 41 6.6 5.4 12.6 25.3 69.3 3 26 5.91 4.73 4.7 2
1980 26 HOU 14 16 0 2 4 50.0 12 1 25.0 0 0.0 8 3.0 8.0 6.0 0.8 95.8 0 0 3.00 8.00 0.0 0
1981 27 HOU qb 14 5 2 1-1-0 60 93 64.5 709 5 5.4 3 3.2 44 7.6 7.2 11.8 141.8 92.1 8 61 6.42 6.07 7.9 1 1 2
1982 28 HOU qb 14 9 4 1-3-0 87 161 54.0 1005 6 3.7 8 5.0 46 6.2 4.8 11.6 111.7 64.8 12 92 5.28 3.89 6.9 1 1 4
1983 29 HOU QB 14 7 7 0-7-0 90 175 51.4 1125 5 2.9 8 4.6 48 6.4 4.9 12.5 160.7 62.2 22 163 4.88 3.56 11.2 3
Career 55 14 3-11-0 273 498 54.8 3255 20 4.0 22 4.4 48 6.5 5.4 11.9 59.2 70.0 47 354 5.32 4.24 8.6 2 2 11

Playoff Record as Starting QB: 1979 (1-0)

Comeback and game-winning drive numbers are based on research by Scott Kacsmar, as described in parts I, II, and III on the blog.

Advanced Passing

Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS QBrec Att Y/A+ NY/A+ AY/A+ ANY/A+ Cmp%+ TD%+ Int%+ Sack%+ Rate+
1979 25 HOU qb 14 16 1 1-0-0 61 95 103 98 103 93 109 99 118 99
1981 27 HOU qb 14 5 2 1-1-0 93 113 110 120 117 129 114 116 95 127
1982 28 HOU qb 14 9 4 1-3-0 161 83 86 84 86 94 95 92 103 88
1983 29 HOU QB 14 7 7 0-7-0 175 87 80 86 82 83 85 96 82 84
Career 55 14 3-11-0 498

Rushing & Receiving

Rushing Receiving
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
1979 25 HOU qb 14 16 1 5 7 0 7 1.4 0.4 0.3 7 0 1
1980 26 HOU 14 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
1981 27 HOU qb 14 5 2 6 2 0 4 0.3 0.4 1.2 2 0 3
1982 28 HOU qb 14 9 4 9 37 0 9 4.1 4.1 1.0 37 0 4
1983 29 HOU QB 14 7 7 8 43 0 20 5.4 6.1 1.1 43 0 6
Career 55 14 29 89 0 20 3.1 1.6 0.5 89 0 16

Defense & Fumbles

Def Interceptions Fumbles Tackles
Year Age Tm Pos No. G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
1978 24 HOU 14 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
1979 25 HOU qb 14 16 1 0 1 0 -1 0
1980 26 HOU 14 16 0 0 1 0 -7 0
1981 27 HOU qb 14 5 2 0 3 1 -15 0
1982 28 HOU qb 14 9 4 0 4 0 -13 0
1983 29 HOU QB 14 7 7 0 6 1 0 0
Career 55 14 0 16 2 -36 0

Fantasy

Year Age G FantPos FantPt VBD PosRank OvRank
1978 24 2 QB 67
1979 25 16 QB 23 38
1980 26 16 QB 4 48
1981 27 5 QB 43 38
1982 28 9 QB 52 27
1983 29 7 QB 53 35
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