6 - Taylor Nelson
Taylor Nelson
Height: 5-11
Weight: 180
Year: Jr.
Hometown: West Des Moines, Iowa
High School: Valley
Position: QB

Notes
• 2-year letterwinner (2010, 11)
• Second Team All-Conference (2011)
• IIAC Male Athlete of the Week (10/16/11)
• IIAC Offensive Player of the Week (10/16/11)

Career-Highs
Passing Attempts: 59 (vs. Wartburg, 10/15/11)
Passing Completions: 38 (vs. Wartburg, 10/15/11)
Passing Yards: 385 (vs. Cornell, 10/8/11)
Passing Touchdowns: 5 (vs. Wartburg, 10/15/11)
Longest Completion: 88 (TD, vs. Buena Vista, 11/5/11)
Rushing Attempts: 15 (at Cornell, 10/30/10)
Rushing Yards: 51 (at Luther, 10/22/11)
Longest Rush: 23 (vs. Central, 11/12/11)

In the Record Books
Single Game Passes Attempted: 1st (59, vs. Wartburg, 10/15/11)
Season Passes Attempted: 2nd (381, 2011)
Career Passes Attempted: 3rd (623, 2010-11)
Single Game Passes Completed: 1st (38, vs. Wartburg, 10/15/11)
Season Passes Completed: 1st (246, 2011)
Career Passes Completed: t-3rd (375, 2010-11)
Single Game Passing Yards: 4th (385, vs. Cornell, 10/8/11)
Single Season Passing Yards: 2nd (2,617, 2011)
Career Passing Yards: 4th (3,918, 2010-11)
Single Season Passing Effeciency: 9th (135.6, 2011)
Career Passing Effeciency: 6th (122.4, 2010-11)
Single Game Completion Percentage: 4th (78.1, at Coe, 9/17/11)
Season Completion Percentage: t-1st (64.6, 2011)
Career Completion Percentage: 3rd (60.2, 2010-11)
Season Yards Per Game: 2nd (261.7, 2011)
Career Yards Per Game: 1st (195.9, 2010-11)
Single Game Total Offensive Yards: 2nd (429, vs. Cornell, 10/8/11)
Season Total Offensive Yards: 2nd (2,831, 2011)
Career Total Offensive Yards: 5th (4,333, 2010-11)
Season Total Offensive Yards Per Game: 2nd (283.1, 2011)
Career Total Offensive Yards Per Game: 1st (216.6, 2010-11)
Season Touchdowns Responsible For: 6th (24, 2011)
Career Touchdowns Responsible For: 8th (35, 2010-11)
Longest Pass Completions: 2nd (88, vs. Buena Vista, 11/5/11)

2011 (sophomore)
Started all 10 games ... named second team all-conference and voted team's Offensive MVP after throwing for 2,617 yards (second most in school history), 19 touchdowns (t-third most in school history) and 6 interceptions ... had a quarterback effeciency rating of 135.57 and completed 64.6 percent of passes (t-first in school history) ... named IIAC Offensive Player and Male Athlete of the Week on Oct. 16 after going 38-for-59 for for 358 yards and 5 touchdowns against 0 interceptions in an upset win over Wartburg on 10/15 ...  set Simpson records for: completions in a season (246), completions in a game (38, at Wartburg, 10/15) and passes attempted in a game (59, at Wartburg) ... compiled the second-most total offense in school history with 2,831 yards (214 rushing) ... threw for a season-high 385 yards against Cornell (10/8) ... connected on a season-high 5 touchdown passes against Wartburg, the second most in school history ... eclipsed the 300-yard passing mark four times ... completed a season-long 88-yard pass for a touchdown against Buena Vista (11/5) ... rushed for a season-high 51 yards on 9 carries against Luther (10/22) ... earned a varsity letter ... Baseball: hit .153 with 11 RBIs and 7 runs scored in 25 games.

2010 (freshman)
Started all 10 games under center ... went 129-for-242 with 9 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and 1,301 yards ... had a 101.65 quarterback effeciency rating ... completed 53.3 percent of passes and averaged 130.1 yards per game ... ranked second on the team in rushing with 201 yards and 2 touchdowns ... led team in total offense (1,281 yards, 128.1/g) ... set season-highs in completions (26), attempts (44) and yards (273) against Coe (10/23) ... also threw a season-long 47-yard completion against the Kohawks ... went 19-for-36 for 225 yards and 2 touchdowns with a rushing touchdown against Luther (10/2) ... went 15-for-23 for 145 yards, 2 touchdowns and a rushing touchdown against Cornell (10/30) ... earned a varsity letter ... also a member of the baseball team.

High School
A 2010 graduate of West Des Moines Valley High School ... coached by Gary Swenson ... named first team all-conference as a junior and senior ... led Valley to the Class 4A State Championship as a junior ... also lettered in track and baseball.

Personal
Born Dec. 10, 1991 ... son of Brett and Vicki nelson ... majoring in sports management ... has a sister, Kaitlyn.