Former Packers star Jordy Nelson retires from football

Receiver finishes with 72 career TD catches

Former Packers receiver Jordy Nelson is calling it a career. The 33-year-old Green Bay fan favorite is retiring from football after 11 seasons. Former teammate and current NFL Network analyst James Jones broke the news via Twitter on Wednesday morning.

The Packers picked Nelson in the second round of the 2008 draft. He played his first ten seasons with the Packers before signing with the Raiders last year. Nelson caught 63 passes for 739 yards and three touchdowns last season, but Oakland released him in March.

Nelson finished his Packers career with 550 receptions, 7,848 yards , and 69 touchdowns. His 65 touchdowns from Aaron Rodgers are the most by any quarterback-receiver combo in Packers history. Nelson hauled in nine passes for 140 yards and a touchdown in the Packers Super Bowl XLV win over the Steelers. He missed the 2015 season with a knee injury, but he bounced back with 97 catches for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2016.

Nelson ranks third in Packers history in catches, fifth in receiving yards, and second in TD receptions.