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Mike Nelms

Michael Craig Nelms
Born: April 8, 1955
Fort Worth, TX
High School: Oscar Dean Wyatt (Fort Worth, TX)
Position(s): DB
Height: 6'1" Weight: 188
College: Sam Houston St., Baylor
Career: 1977-1984
Drafted: 1977 in Round 7, #170 overall by the Buffalo Bills

Mike Nelms played from 1977 to 1984 with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Ottawa Rough Riders and Washington Redskins. Nelms intercepted 20 passes for 323 yards in his career.


Punt Returns:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1977CFL Hamilton1010610.631 0
1977CFL Ottawa78211.720 0
1978CFL Ottawa494088.338 0
1979CFL Ottawa106115510.971 2
1980NFL Washington4848710.164 0
1981NFL Washington4549210.975 2
1982NFL Washington322527.928 0
1983NFL Washington382897.635 0
1984NFL Washington494288.746 0
CFL172175110.271 2
NFL21219489.275 2
Totals38436999.675 4

Kick Returns:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1977CFL Hamilton34715.728 0
1977CFL Ottawa25326.527 0
1978CFL Ottawa819123.952 0
1979CFL Ottawa37123.730 0
1980NFL Washington3881021.351 0
1981NFL Washington37109929.784 0
1982NFL Washington2355724.258 0
1983NFL Washington3580222.941 0
1984NFL Washington4286020.536 0
CFL1636222.652 0
NFL175412823.684 0
Totals191449023.584 0

Interceptions:

YearTeamNo.YdsAvg.LongTDs
1977CFL Hamilton11818.018 0
1977CFL Ottawa26834.050 0
1978CFL Ottawa611018.342 1
1979CFL Ottawa1012412.440 0
1981NFL Washington133.00
CFL1932016.850 1
NFL133.00
Totals2032316.250 1

Defense and Fumbles:

TacklesFumblesKicks
YearTeamTackleSoloAssistDefSTTFLTFL YdsBrupQBHFumF RecF Rec YdsFR TDFFK Blk
1978CFL Ottawa100
1979CFL Ottawa160
1980NFL Washington10000
1981NFL Washington02000
1982NFL Washington30000
1984NFL Washington10000
CFL00000000026000
NFL00000000700000
Totals000000000726000

Total Scoring:

TouchdownsOtherTotal
YearTeamRushRecPuntKickMFG RIntFumOtherFGX/CSingle2 PtSafPoints
1978CFL Ottawa00100006
1979CFL Ottawa200000012
1981NFL Washington20000012
CFL0020010000
NFL0020000000
Totals401000000030

Playing Career:

YearLeagueTeamGGS
1977CFLHamilton Tiger-Cats2
1977CFLOttawa Rough Riders3
1978CFLOttawa Rough Riders16
1979CFLOttawa Rough Riders15
1980NFLWashington Redskins160
1981NFLWashington Redskins160
1982NFLWashington Redskins80
1983NFLWashington Redskins120
1984NFLWashington Redskins160

Awards

- Pro Football Hall of Fame 1st team All-1980s Team

Honors

1979 - CFL East All-Star
1979 - CFL All-CFL
1981 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)
1981 - Pro Football Weekly All-Conference (1st Team)
1981 - The Sporting News All-NFL (1st Team)
1981 - Pro Football Weekly All-NFL (1st Team)
1981 - Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1982 - Pro Football Writers Association All-NFL (1st Team)
1982 - Pro Football Weekly All-NFL (1st Team)
1982 - Associated Press All-NFL (2nd Team)
1983 - Pro Football Weekly All-Conference (1st Team)
1983 - Associated Press All-NFL (1st Team)