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Kyle
Nelson
#47 Long Snapper
Kyle
Nelson
#47 Long Snapper
Height 6'3
Weight 240 lbs
Birth Date (Age) 1986-10-03 (37)
Born Norman, OK
School New Mexico State
Status NAT

Born: October 3, 1986- Norman, Oklahoma
2024Years as a Lion: 1st   Years in CFL: 1st   Status: American
Career Games: 0   Playoffs: 0    Grey Cup: 0

Acquired:

Kyle signed as a free agent with the Lions in May 2024.

Highlights:

2021: Signed with the Indianapolis Colts for 2021 and dressed in one game while spending the majority of the season on the practice squad.

2014-20: Kyle’s third stint with the 49ers was a successful one. He appeared in 89 games over seven seasons as the team’s long snapper while recording 16 combined tackles. He would also start in Super Bowl LIV against the Kansas City Chiefs to end the 2019 season.

2013: After a second stint in San Francisco and training camp stop with the Seattle Seahawks, Kyle landed with Washington where he would appear in 11 contests in 2013.

2011-12: Kyle signed with the New Orleans Saints as a non-drafted free agent in July 2011 and was released at the end of training camp. He was signed to the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice squad in September 2011 and also had practice squad stints with the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles in 2012 before landing with the San Diego Chargers and appearing in seven games that season.

College:

2007-10: Kyle suited up as a long snapper and tight end at New Mexico State from 2007-10, hauling in 66 receptions for 559 yards and two touchdowns and recording 18 combine tackles across 50 games.

Personal:

Kyle is the son of Mark Nelson, a long-time CFL coach who had stints in Edmonton, Toronto and San Antonio before a stint with Rick Campbell in Ottawa which included a Grey Cup win in 2016. Mark later served as a guest coach with the Lions at 2022 Training Camp in Kamloops.

Kyle’s grandfather Roger played 13 seasons with Edmonton, winning Grey Cups in 1954 and 1956. Roger was named to the team’s Wall of Honour in 1987.

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