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Net Worth:
$2 Million
Nov 7, 1986 (37 years old)
Wichita Falls
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
American football player
United States of America
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What is David Nelson's net worth?

David Nelson is a retired American professional football player who has a net worth of $2 million. David Nelson attended the University of Florida on an athletic scholarship. At Florida Nelson was a two time BCS National Champion and a two time SEC Champion. David caught Tim Tebow's jump pass in the 2009 NBCS National Championship Game to win the title. Nelson went undrafted in 2010 but was signed by the Buffalo Bills. He made his NFL debut for the Bills in October 2010. Nelson spent time with the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, and New York Jets. Despite his success on the field, Nelson may be best known for his off-field humanitarian work, which has made a significant impact in numerous communities.

Career Earnings

During his NFL career, David Nelson earned $3 million in total salary.

Early Life and College Career

David Nelson was born and raised in Wichita Falls, Texas. He attended Rider High School where he excelled as a football player. His talent earned him a scholarship to the University of Florida, a school known for its strong football program. At Florida, Nelson played under head coach Urban Meyer and was part of the Gators teams that won BCS National Championships in 2006 and 2008. In the 2009 BCS National Championship Game, Nelson scored a crucial touchdown, further cementing his place in the university's football history.

Professional Football Career

Nelson entered the 2010 NFL Draft but was not selected. However, he was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent. Nelson had a successful rookie season, earning a regular spot on the Bills' roster. His second season was even more productive, as he recorded 658 receiving yards and five touchdowns.

Nelson's time with the Bills was cut short due to an ACL injury in the 2012 season opener. He was released by the Bills in February 2013 and signed with the Cleveland Browns later that year. However, he was cut by the Browns before the regular season began.

Nelson then signed with the New York Jets in October 2013. He had a solid season with the Jets, recording 423 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Nelson was released by the Jets in August 2014 and later announced his retirement from professional football.

David Nelson

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Humanitarian Work

Even during his playing career, Nelson was deeply involved in charitable work. In 2012, he co-founded "I'm ME" with his brothers, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the orphan cycle through family. This organization works extensively in Haiti, providing care, education, and job training for orphaned and at-risk children.

Nelson's commitment to his humanitarian work has often been recognized. He was nominated for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, which honors NFL players' volunteer and charity work, as well as their excellence on the field.

Personal Life

Nelson is married to Kelsi Reich, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. The couple has two children. Nelson's proposal to Reich during a game in 2011, while he was playing for the Bills and Reich was cheering for the Cowboys, made headlines.

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