Classic Sports Card of The Day

09 Feb

1968 Topps football card of former pro football quarterback Bill Nelsen, who was an NFL signal caller for  10 years, sharing time with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns. Known for being a tough-as-nails player who battled through knee injuries, he was a Pro Bowler in 1969 and a second team All Pro in 1968. Nelsen retired as a player in 1972 following his fifth knee operation, and after his playing days worked in coaching with 6 different NFL clubs, including a 6 year stint as quarterbacks coach in Tampa Bay and as the Detroit Lions’ offensive coordinator. Nelsen passed away in 2019 at the age of 78.


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