October 14, 2007

Notes: Nelson moving up catch list

Jordy Nelson's climb up Kansas State's career receptions list may finally begin to lose some steam in the weeks ahead. Nelson, who came into Saturday's contest with Colorado just one catch behind Aaron Lockett on the list, passed the K-State great in the first quarter of the Wildcats' 47-20 victory, moving himself into third place. Nelson is currently 49 catches behind, Michael Smith who holds the number-two spot, and 77 short off all-time leader Kevin Lockett, who the senior wide out is not likely to pass.

"I never thought I would be mentioned in the same breath as Kevin Lockett when I got here," Nelson said following Saturday's victory.

If Nelson is to finish his career at Kansas State with the second most catches in school history, he will need to average somewhere in the area of eight catches per game, and though the goal is lofty, nobody, including the senior wide out himself, is calling it unattainable. No matter how possible, or impossible the number is, however, Nelson, as one would expect, says his career reception total is about the last thing on his mind.

"Obviously, it would be good," he said. "That's not what I'm worried about though. If that's what it takes to win games, then we'll do it. If it doesn't happen, that's fine with me too."

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