Al Nelson

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Al Nelson
No. 26
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1943-10-27) October 27, 1943 (age 74)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 186 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Cincinnati
NFL Draft: 1965 / Round: 3 / Pick: 35
AFL draft: 1965 / Round: 9 / Pick: 72
(By the Buffalo Bills)
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of 1973
Games played: 105
Games started: 27
Interceptions: 19
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Albert "Al" Nelson (born October 27, 1943 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a former professional American football cornerback in the National Football League for nine seasons for the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at the University of Cincinnati and was drafted in the third round of the 1965 NFL Draft. Nelson was also selected in the ninth round of the 1965 AFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.

On September 26, 1971, at Veterans Stadium, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Nelson had a record 102-yard return of a missed field goal. The previous holder of the record was his coach at the time Jerry Williams. In the previous off-season, the league had allowed missed field goals kicked into end zone to be returned.