Roger Nelson

Bio

Full name: Roger Dean Nelson

Born: May 8, 1932 in Memphis, TN

Died: July 29, 1996

Last Season (1967) Vitals:
  • Height: 6′ 1″
  • Weight: 225 lbs
  • Position: T
  • Jersey: #66
Amateur Programs
  • Oklahoma
  • Wynnewood HS (Wynnewood, OK)
13 Season Career with EDM

Active years: 1954, 1956–1967

199 career games (See notes for restrictions)

  • 196 regular season games
  • 3 Grey Cup appearances (0 championship wins)
  • 1958 Team Nominee (EDM) Most Outstanding Lineman
  • 1959 Winner (EDM) Most Outstanding Lineman
  • 1960 Team Nominee (EDM) Most Outstanding Lineman
Canadian Football Hall of Fame

Roger Nelson was inducted into the Player wing in 1986 (CFHoF profile).

Edmonton Eskimos Wall of Honour

Roger Nelson was inducted into the Player wing in 1987.

Season Team Position Jersey Regular
GP
Playoff
GP
Grey Cup
GP
13 seasons
(Rank: T126th,
98th percentile,
13 CFL seasons)
1 team 196
(Rank: T119th,
98th percentile,
196 CFL games)
0 3
1954 EDM T 66 15 -- 1
1956 EDM T 66 16 -- 1
1957 EDM T 66 16 -- 0
1958 EDM T 66 16 -- 0
1959 EDM T 66 14 -- 0
1960 EDM T 66 13 -- 1
1961 EDM T 66 10 -- 0
1962 EDM T 66 16 -- 0
1963 EDM T 66 16 -- 0
1964 EDM T 66 16 -- 0
1965 EDM T 66 16 -- 0
1966 EDM T 66 16 -- 0
1967 EDM T 66 16 -- 0
  • Edmonton Eskimos 1963 Offensive line