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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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Gifford Nielsen Career Passing Touchdown Log

Output includes all games from 1920 to 2014.

Career Passing Touchdown Log: Regular Season · Playoffs

20 Passing Touchdowns

10 Go-Ahead, 2 Tying, Long of 40 yards
Year Team Opponent Location Day of Week Quarter Distance Receiver
19826
19815
19835
19793
19801
Titans20
Steelers5
Browns4
Bengals3
Chiefs2
Giants1
Vikings1
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Home13
Road7
Sunday19
Thursday1
1st4
2nd6
3rd4
4th6
3 or fewer yards2
4-9 yards6
10-19 yards4
20-29 yards3
30 or more yards5
Dave Casper7
Mike Renfro3
Tim Wilson2
Guido Merkens1
Mike Holston1
Stan Edwards1
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Regular Season

Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Dist Scorer/Receiver Score Before Score After
1 1979 2 1979-09-09 HOU @ PIT L 7-38 4 9 Guido Merkens Trail 0-38 Trail 7-38
2 1979 3 1979-09-16 HOU KAN W 20-6 2 24 Tim Wilson Lead 7-6 Lead 14-6
3 1979 12 1979-11-18 HOU CIN W 42-21 4 7 Rob Carpenter Lead 35-21 Lead 42-21
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Dist Scorer/Receiver Score Before Score After
4 1980 11 1980-11-16 HOU @ CHI W 10-6 2 8 Tim Wilson Trail 0-6 Lead 7-6*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Dist Scorer/Receiver Score Before Score After
5 1981 13 1981-11-29 HOU ATL L 27-31 4 3 Adger Armstrong Trail 20-31 Trail 27-31
6 1981 14 1981-12-03 HOU CLE W 17-13 3 30 Dave Casper* Trail 3-6 Lead 10-6*
7 1981 16 1981-12-20 HOU PIT W 21-20 1 15 Dave Casper* Trail 0-3 Lead 7-3*
8 1981 16 1981-12-20 HOU PIT W 21-20 2 23 Dave Casper* Lead 7-3 Lead 14-3
9 1981 16 1981-12-20 HOU PIT W 21-20 4 16 Dave Casper* Trail 14-20 Lead 21-20*
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Dist Scorer/Receiver Score Before Score After
10 1982 1 1982-09-12 HOU @ CIN L 6-27 4 38 Mike Holston Trail 0-27 Trail 6-27
11 1982 2 1982-09-19 HOU SEA W 23-21 2 19 Dave Casper* Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
12 1982 3 1982-11-21 HOU PIT L 10-24 3 9 Dave Casper* Trail 3-10 Tied 10-10
13 1982 5 1982-12-05 HOU @ NYG L 14-17 2 23 Gary Allen Trail 0-3 Lead 7-3*
14 1982 8 1982-12-26 HOU CLE L 14-20 1 8 Mike Renfro Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
15 1982 9 1983-01-02 HOU CIN L 27-35 4 5 Dave Casper* Trail 13-28 Trail 20-28
Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Dist Scorer/Receiver Score Before Score After
16 1983 6 1983-10-09 HOU DEN L 14-26 2 40 Tim Smith Trail 0-7 Tied 7-7
17 1983 7 1983-10-16 HOU @ MIN L 14-34 3 35 Chris Dressel Trail 7-20 Trail 14-20
18 1983 8 1983-10-23 HOU KAN L 10-13 1 3 Stan Edwards Tied 0-0 Lead 7-0*
19 1983 9 1983-10-30 HOU @ CLE L 19-25 1 19 Mike Renfro Trail 0-3 Lead 7-3*
20 1983 9 1983-10-30 HOU @ CLE L 19-25 3 38 Mike Renfro Tied 10-10 Lead 16-10*

Playoffs

Rk Year G# Date Tm Opp Result Quarter Dist Scorer/Receiver Score Before Score After
1 1979 18 1979-12-29 HOU @ SDG W 17-14 3 47 Mike Renfro Trail 10-14 Lead 17-14*