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|Date of birth||May 10, 1942|
|Place of birth||Hanna, Alberta|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||180 lb (82 kg)|
|1965–1970||Winnipeg Blue Bombers|
|Career highlights and awards|
|CFL All-Star||1968, 1969|
|CFL West All-Star||1967, 1968, 1969|
Though drafted by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Ken Nielsen was traded that same year to Winnipeg. Ken Nielsen became a standout wide receiver for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers from 1965 to 1970. In the 1965 Western conference playoffs, Nielsen caught a 109-yard touchdown pass from Ken Ploen which beat the Calgary Stampeders and helped send Winnipeg to the 53rd Grey Cup game. But the Blue Bombers lost that game to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, the so-called "Wind Bowl", when weather conditions were terrible for passing, punting, and place kicking.
During training camp in 1970, after only five seasons, Nielsen suffered a serious neck injury which cut short his career. He caught 280 passes for 4,340 yards.
Nielsen now is a retired dentist living in Winnipeg. He has four children and thirteen grandchildren.
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