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Darrin Nelson

School: Stanford
Position: RB

Heisman Voting: 6th in 1981

Draft: 1st round, 7th overall of the 1982 NFL draft by the Minnesota Vikings

Other SR Links: Pro-Football-Reference.com

Rushing & Receiving

Data Coverage (*=bowl stats included)
Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1977 Stanford Pac-8 RB 11 183 1069 5.8 3 50 524 10.5 3 233 1593 6.8 6
1978 Stanford Pac-10 RB 11 167 1061 6.4 6 50 446 8.9 4 217 1507 6.9 10
1980 Stanford Pac-10 RB 11 161 889 5.5 4 47 552 11.7 4 208 1441 6.9 8
1981 Stanford Pac-10 RB 11 192 1014 5.3 11 67 846 12.6 5 259 1860 7.2 16
Career Stanford 703 4033 5.7 24 214 2368 11.1 16 917 6401 7.0 40

Punt & Kick Returns

Data Coverage (*=bowl stats included)
Punt Ret Kick Ret
Year School Conf Class Pos G Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
1977 Stanford Pac-8 RB 11 8 79 9.9 0
1978 Stanford Pac-10 RB 11 20 254 12.7 0 1 13 13.0 0
1980 Stanford Pac-10 RB 11
1981 Stanford Pac-10 RB 11 20 138 6.9 0
Career Stanford 48 471 9.8 0 1 13 13.0 0

Passing

Data Coverage (*=bowl stats included)
Passing
Year School Conf Class Pos G Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1977 Stanford Pac-8 RB 11
1978 Stanford Pac-10 RB 11 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0
1980 Stanford Pac-10 RB 11
1981 Stanford Pac-10 RB 11
Career Stanford 0 1 0.0 0 0.0 -45.0 0 1 -200.0

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Heisman Voting
1981 48 Points (6th)
Rush Attempts
1977 Pac-8 183 (5th)
1978 Pac-10 167 (10th)
1980 Pac-10 161 (6th)
1981 Pac-10 192 (3rd)
Career Pac-12** 703 (18th)
** Since 1956
Rushing Yards
1977 Pac-8 1069 (2nd)
1978 Pac-10 1061 (4th)
1980 Pac-10 889 (3rd)
1981 Pac-10 1014 (2nd)
Career Pac-12** 4033 (10th)
** Since 1956
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1977 Pac-8 5.8 (2nd)
1978 Pac-10 6.4 (1st)
1980 Pac-10 5.5 (2nd)
1981 Pac-10 5.3 (8th)
Career Pac-12** 5.7 (14th)
** Since 1956
Rushing Touchdowns
1978 Pac-10 6 (8th)
1981 Pac-10 11 (2nd)
Receptions
1977 Pac-8 50 (3rd)
1978 Pac-10 50 (2nd)
1980 Pac-10 47 (3rd)
1981 NCAA 67 (4th)
1981 Pac-10 67 (1st)
Career Pac-12** 214 (16th)
** Since 1956
Receiving Yards
1978 Pac-10 446 (8th)
1980 Pac-10 552 (8th)
1981 Pac-10 846 (1st)
Receiving Touchdowns
1977 Pac-8 3 (10th)
1978 Pac-10 4 (7th)
1980 Pac-10 4 (5th)
1981 Pac-10 5 (4th)
Plays From Scrimmage
1977 Pac-8 233 (2nd)
1978 Pac-10 217 (5th)
1980 Pac-10 208 (4th)
1981 Pac-10 259 (2nd)
Career Pac-12** 917 (7th)
** Since 1956
Yards From Scrimmage
1977 NCAA 1593 (6th)
1977 Pac-8 1593 (2nd)
1978 NCAA 1507 (8th)
1978 Pac-10 1507 (2nd)
1980 NCAA 1441 (7th)
1980 Pac-10 1441 (2nd)
1981 NCAA 1860 (3rd)
1981 Pac-10 1860 (2nd)
Career NCAA* 6401 (7th)
Career Pac-12** 6401 (2nd)
* Since 1956
** Since 1956
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1977 Pac-8 6 (9th)
1978 Pac-10 10 (2nd)
1980 Pac-10 8 (8th)
1981 NCAA 16 (7th)
1981 Pac-10 16 (2nd)
Career Pac-12** 40 (19th)
** Since 1956
Total Yards
1977 Pac-8 1069 (9th)
Total Touchdowns
1981 Pac-10 11 (6th)