Packers' Jordy Nelson was a 3rd-grade substitute teacher while on IR
Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson missed the entire 2015 season with a torn ACL.
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By Kevin Boilard
Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson couldn't play in 2015 after tearing his ACL during a preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. While rehabilitating his knee on injured reserve, he had plenty of time to try new things -- like substitute-teaching a third-grade class.
That was just one of the things he did. In a recent video for Dove Men+Care, Nelson offered an exclusive look at his "highlight reel" from 2015.
Nelson said he volunteered to substitute-teach when a teacher at his son's school had to get cancer treatment. In the video, there are clips of him introducing himself as "Mr. Nelson," teaching a simple multiplication problem and leading a single-file line of third-graders down a hallway.
In addition to substitute teaching, Nelson said he spent a lot of time working on his family's farm in Kansas. Lastly, he mentioned driving his son to school in the morning as something he enjoyed doing while recovering from his knee injury.
This is a touching video about Nelson and his family, but Packers fans can't wait to see him back on the field.