Ben Nelson (American football)

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Ben Nelson
Free agent
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-08-21) August 21, 1979 (age 37)
Place of birth: Coon Rapids, Minnesota
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: Anoka (MN)
College: St. Cloud State
Undrafted: 2004
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 3
Player stats at
Career Arena statistics
Receptions: 654
Receiving yards: 8,271
Receiving TDs: 178
Tackles: 23.0
Player stats at

Benjamin Scott Nelson (born August 21, 1979) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He has also spent time as a member of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at St. Cloud State.

Nelson was also a member of the Colorado Crush and Cleveland Gladiators. He was the AFL Rookie of the Year in 2006.[1]

On June 1, 2015, the SaberCats placed Nelson on reassignment. On June 2, 2015, he was claimed by the Spokane Shock. On June 3, 2015, Nelson was placed on recallable reassignment. On June 19, 2015, Nelson was assigned to the San Jose SaberCats.