6 Taylor Nelson
6 Taylor Nelson
Height: 5-11
Weight: 180
Year: Sr.
Hometown: West Des Moines, Iowa
High School: Valley
Position: QB
gp 10
yds 2608
td 24
yds/g 260.8

Awards & Honors
2013: IIAC Offensive MVP, IIAC Athlete of the Week (10/13, 10/27), IIAC Offensive Player of the Week (10/13, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17)
2012: 2nd Team All-IIAC, IIAC Athlete of the Week (9/2, 10/7), IIAC Offensive Player of the Week (9/2, 10/7, 11/11)
2011: 2nd Team All-IIAC, IIAC Athlete of the Week (10/16), IIAC Offensive Player of the Week (9/11, 10/16) 

Career-Highs
Passing Attempts: 61 (at Dubuque, 10/27/12)
Passing Completions: 40 (at Dubuque, 10/27/12)
Passing Yards: 441 (Gustavus Adolphus, 9/8/12)
Passing Touchdowns: 5 (at Wartburg, 10/15/11)
Longest Completion: 88 (TD, vs. Buena Vista, 11/5/11)
Rushing Attempts: 29 (Dubuque, 11/2/13)
Rushing Yards: 111 (Luther, 11/10/12)
Longest Rush: 48 (Luther, 11/10/12)

In the Record Books
Holds Simpson career records for passing yards (9,556), completions (851), attempts (1,373), touchdowns (77), completion percentage (62.0), total offense (10,771), touchdowns responsible for (100) and total offense per game (269.3) ... holds single-season records for completions (252 in 2012), completion percentage (65.5 in 2013), touchdowns responsible for (34 in 2013) and total offense per game (324.4 in 2012) ... holds single-game records for passes completed (40 at Dubuque in 2012) and passes attempted (61 at Dubuque in 2012).

2013 | senior: Earned fourth varsity letter ... named Iowa Conference Offensive MVP ...  ... earned IIAC Male Athlete of the Week honors twice and Offensive Player of the Week honors four times ... selected to play for the Division II team in the annual D2 vs. NAIA Challenge in Myrtle Beach, S.C. ... threw for 2,608 yards with 24 touchdowns and seven interceptions ... also ran for a team-high 586 yards ... accounted for a school-record 34 touchdowns ... finished the season ranked sixth in Division III with 210 points responsible for ... led the IIAC with 319.4 yards of total offense per game ... led five comeback wins in the fourth quarter or overtime ... eclipsed 300 yards passing on four occasions ... became Simpson's career leader in passing yards with a 220-yard effort in a Week 2 loss at Gustavus Adolphus, increasing his career total to 7,378 yards with the effort, passing Mike Donnenwerth (7,370 from 2000-03).

2012 | junior: Earnd third varsity letter ... named Second Team All-Iowa Conference ... started all 10 games at quarterback ... finished the season ranked first in the Iowa Conference and 10th in the nation in total offense per game (324.4) ... went 252-for-408 with 25 touchdowns and 13 interceptions ... became just the second quarterback in school history to eclipse 3,000 yards passing in a season (3,030) ... had a quarterback efficiency rating of 138.00 and a 61.8 completion percentage ... ranked third on the team in rushing with 214 yards ... led team in rushing touchdowns with 6 ... became Simpson's career record holder in total offense (7,577 yards), passing completions (627) and passing attempts (1,031) ... set single-season records for completions (252) and total offense per game (324.4) ... set single-game records for passing attempts (61 at Dubuque), and completions (40 at Dubuque) ... threw a touchdown pass in all 10 games, extending his streak to 18 consecutive games with a touchdown pass dating back to 2011 ... named IIAC Male Athlete of the Week twice (9/2 and 10/7) and IIAC Offensive Player of the Week 3 times (9/2, 10/7 and 11/11) ... surpassed 400 yards passing twice and 300 yards 6 times ... named IIAC Male Athlete of the Week on Sept. 2 after going 23-for-39 for 398 yards and 3 touchdowns in win over UW-River Falls ... threw for a career-high 441 yards on 29 of 55 passing in loss to Gustavus Adolphus ... went a perfect 9-for-9 passing for 185 yards and 4 touchdowns in win over Eureka ... threw for 439 yards and 3 touchdowns in comeback win over Wartburg ... named IIAC Male Athlete of the Week on Oct. 7 after throwing for 199 yards and rushing for 86 in a win over Central ... went 39-for-55 for 369 yards with 4 touchdowns and no interceptions in loss at Buena Vista ... named IIAC Offensive Player of the Week on Nov. 11 after throwing for 167 yards and a touchdown and rushing for a career-high 111 and a touchdown in season ending win over Luther ... earned a varsity letter.

2011 | sophomore: Earned second varsity letter ... named Second Team All-Iowa Conference and voted team's Offensive MVP ... started all 10 games ... threw for 2,617 yards (second most in school history), 19 touchdowns (t-third most in school history) and 6 interceptions ... had a quarterback efficiency 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: Earned first varsity letter ... started all 10 games under center ... went 129-for-242 with 9 touchdowns, 11 interceptions and 1,301 yards ... had a 101.65 quarterback efficiency 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) ... 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.

Recent Games
Oct 12 Central (Iowa) W, 14-10
Oct 19 at Loras W, 27-10
Oct 26 at Coe W, 41-38
Nov 2 Dubuque W, 50-46
Nov 9 Buena Vista L, 34-32
Nov 16 at Luther W, 28-21
Statistics category Overall Conf
Completions 224 164
Attempts 342 254
Completion % 65.5% 64.6%
Yards 2608 1938
Yards per game 260.8 276.9
Yards per attempt 7.6 7.6
Touchdowns 24 16
Interceptions 7 3
Sacks 30 24
Yards lost 185 151
Pass Efficiency 148.6 147.1
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Sep 7 Iowa Wesleyan W, 55-21 16 18 88.9% 210 11.7 4 0 0 0
Sep 14 at Gust. Adolphus L, 28-21 24 41 58.5% 220 5.4 3 2 2 5
Sep 21 Wis.-River Falls W, 35-34 20 29 69.0% 240 8.3 1 2 4 29
Oct 5 at Wartburg L, 34-24 30 43 69.8% 360 8.4 1 1 6 42
Oct 12 Central (Iowa) W, 14-10 17 27 63.0% 171 6.3 2 0 4 21
Oct 19 at Loras W, 27-10 22 34 64.7% 191 5.6 0 1 1 16
Oct 26 at Coe W, 41-38 25 36 69.4% 332 9.2 3 0 5 18
Nov 2 Dubuque W, 50-46 23 26 88.5% 318 12.2 3 0 5 38
Nov 9 Buena Vista L, 34-32 28 53 52.8% 324 6.1 3 1 1 2
Nov 16 at Luther W, 28-21 19 35 54.3% 242 6.9 4 0 2 14
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Sep 7 Iowa Wesleyan W, 55-21 9 74 8.2 27 0 - -
Sep 14 at Gust. Adolphus L, 28-21 11 12 1.1 7 0 - -
Sep 21 Wis.-River Falls W, 35-34 21 58 2.8 23 2 1 1
Oct 5 at Wartburg L, 34-24 18 25 1.4 22 1 - -
Oct 12 Central (Iowa) W, 14-10 15 49 3.3 18 0 1 0
Oct 19 at Loras W, 27-10 20 73 3.6 14 1 - -
Oct 26 at Coe W, 41-38 24 67 2.8 13 3 - -
Nov 2 Dubuque W, 50-46 29 91 3.1 20 3 1 0
Nov 9 Buena Vista L, 34-32 10 55 5.5 15 0 - -
Nov 16 at Luther W, 28-21 20 82 4.1 22 0 - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Sep 7 Iowa Wesleyan W, 55-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Gust. Adolphus L, 28-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Wis.-River Falls W, 35-34 - - - - - 1 1
Oct 5 at Wartburg L, 34-24 - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Central (Iowa) W, 14-10 - - - - - 1 0
Oct 19 at Loras W, 27-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Coe W, 41-38 - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Dubuque W, 50-46 - - - - - 1 0
Nov 9 Buena Vista L, 34-32 - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Luther W, 28-21 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Sep 7 Iowa Wesleyan W, 55-21 - - - - - 0
Sep 14 at Gust. Adolphus L, 28-21 - - - - - 0
Sep 21 Wis.-River Falls W, 35-34 - - - 0 0 0
Oct 5 at Wartburg L, 34-24 - - - - - 0
Oct 12 Central (Iowa) W, 14-10 - - - - - 0
Oct 19 at Loras W, 27-10 - - - 0 0 0
Oct 26 at Coe W, 41-38 - - - - - 0
Nov 2 Dubuque W, 50-46 - - - 0 0 0
Nov 9 Buena Vista L, 34-32 - - - 0 0 0
Nov 16 at Luther W, 28-21 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Sep 7 Iowa Wesleyan W, 55-21 - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Gust. Adolphus L, 28-21 - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Wis.-River Falls W, 35-34 - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Wartburg L, 34-24 - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Central (Iowa) W, 14-10 - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at Loras W, 27-10 - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Coe W, 41-38 - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Dubuque W, 50-46 - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Buena Vista L, 34-32 - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Luther W, 28-21 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Sep 7 Iowa Wesleyan W, 55-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Gust. Adolphus L, 28-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Wis.-River Falls W, 35-34 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Wartburg L, 34-24 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Central (Iowa) W, 14-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at Loras W, 27-10 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Coe W, 41-38 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Dubuque W, 50-46 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Buena Vista L, 34-32 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Luther W, 28-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Sep 7 Iowa Wesleyan W, 55-21 1 74 - - - 74
Sep 14 at Gust. Adolphus L, 28-21 1 12 - - - 12
Sep 21 Wis.-River Falls W, 35-34 1 58 - - - 58
Oct 5 at Wartburg L, 34-24 1 25 - - - 25
Oct 12 Central (Iowa) W, 14-10 1 49 - - - 49
Oct 19 at Loras W, 27-10 1 73 - - - 73
Oct 26 at Coe W, 41-38 1 67 - - - 67
Nov 2 Dubuque W, 50-46 1 91 - - - 91
Nov 9 Buena Vista L, 34-32 1 55 - - - 55
Nov 16 at Luther W, 28-21 1 82 - - - 82
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Sep 7 Iowa Wesleyan W, 55-21 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 14 at Gust. Adolphus L, 28-21 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Sep 21 Wis.-River Falls W, 35-34 12 2 - - - - - 0 - - 0 0
Oct 5 at Wartburg L, 34-24 6 1 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 12 Central (Iowa) W, 14-10 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Oct 19 at Loras W, 27-10 8 1 - - - - - 0 - - 0 1
Oct 26 at Coe W, 41-38 18 3 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Nov 2 Dubuque W, 50-46 18 3 - - - - - 0 - - 0 0
Nov 9 Buena Vista L, 34-32 0 0 - - - - - 0 - - 0 0
Nov 16 at Luther W, 28-21 0 0 - - - - - - - - 0 -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Sep 7 Iowa Wesleyan W, 55-21 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Gust. Adolphus L, 28-21 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 21 Wis.-River Falls W, 35-34 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 at Wartburg L, 34-24 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 Central (Iowa) W, 14-10 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 at Loras W, 27-10 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Coe W, 41-38 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 Dubuque W, 50-46 0 3 3.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Buena Vista L, 34-32 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Luther W, 28-21 - - 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
2013-14 10 224 342 65.5% 2608 260.8 7.6 24 7 79 148.6
Total 10 224 342 65.5% 2608 260.8 7.6 24 7 79 148.6
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2013-14 10 177 586 58.6 3.3 10 27 3 1
Total 10 177 586 58.6 3.3 10 27 3 1
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2013-14 10 - - - - - - -
Total 10 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2013-14 10 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Total 10 - - - - 0 0 - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2013-14 10 - - - - - - - -
Total 10 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2013-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Total - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2013-14 10 586 - - - 586 58.6
Total 10 586 - - - 586 58.6
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2013-14 62 6.2 10 - - - - - 0 - 1 0
Total 62 6.2 10 - - - - - 0 - 1 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2013-14 10 0 3 3.0 .3 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Total 10 0 3 3.0 .3 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg effic
Total 10 224 342 65.5% 2608 260.8 7.6 24 7 79 148.6
Conference 7 164 254 64.6% 1938 276.9 7.6 16 3 61 147.1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Home 5 104 153 68.0% 1263 252.6 8.3 13 3 79 161.4
Away 5 120 189 63.5% 1345 269.0 7.1 11 4 50 138.2
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - 0.0
-
Wins 7 142 205 69.3% 1704 243.4 8.3 17 3 79 163.5
Losses 3 82 137 59.9% 904 301.3 6.6 7 4 39 126.3
-
September 3 60 88 68.2% 670 223.3 7.6 8 4 79 153.0
October 4 94 140 67.1% 1054 263.5 7.5 6 2 50 141.7
November 3 70 114 61.4% 884 294.7 7.8 10 1 61 153.7
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 10 177 586 58.6 3.3 10 27 3 1
Conference 7 136 442 63.1 3.3 8 22 2 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 84 327 65.4 3.9 5 27 3 1
Away 5 93 259 51.8 2.8 5 22 - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 138 494 70.6 3.6 9 27 3 1
Losses 3 39 92 30.7 2.4 1 22 - -
-
September 3 41 144 48.0 3.5 2 27 1 1
October 4 77 214 53.5 2.8 5 22 1 0
November 3 59 228 76.0 3.9 3 22 1 0
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 10 - - - - - - -
Conference 7 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 10 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Conference 7 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 5 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Away 5 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 7 - - - - 0 0 - 0
Losses 3 - - - - 0 0 - 0
-
September 3 - - - - 0 0 - 0
October 4 - - - - 0 0 - 0
November 3 - - - - 0 0 - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 10 - - - - - - - -
Conference 7 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 3 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total - - - - - - - - - -
Conference - - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -
-
Home - - - - - - - - - -
Away - - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -
-
Wins - - - - - - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -
-
September - - - - - - - - - -
October - - - - - - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 10 586 - - - 586 58.6
Conference 7 442 - - - 442 63.1
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -
-
Home 5 327 - - - 327 65.4
Away 5 259 - - - 259 51.8
Neutral - - - - - 0 -
-
Wins 7 494 - - - 494 70.6
Losses 3 92 - - - 92 30.7
-
September 3 144 - - - 144 48.0
October 4 214 - - - 214 53.5
November 3 228 - - - 228 76.0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 62 6.2 10 - - - - - 0 - 1 0
Conference 50 7.1 8 - - - - - 0 - 1 0
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Home 30 6.0 5 - - - - - 0 - 0 0
Away 32 6.4 5 - - - - - 0 - 1 0
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - 0
-
Wins 56 8.0 9 - - - - - 0 - 1 0
Losses 6 2.0 1 - - - - - 0 - 0 0
-
September 12 4.0 2 - - - - - 0 - 0 0
October 32 8.0 5 - - - - - 0 - 1 0
November 18 6.0 3 - - - - - 0 - 0 0
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 10 0 3 3.0 .3 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Conference 7 0 3 3.0 .4 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Home 5 0 3 3.0 .6 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Away 5 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - 0.0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
Wins 7 0 3 3.0 .4 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
-
September 3 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - 0.0 .0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
November 3 0 3 3.0 1.0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -