Kansas State has named its new locker room after former star and current Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson, ESPN's Brett McMurphy reported Thursday morning.
The Wildcats' new locker room will be called The Nelson Family Locker Room after Nelson and his wife Emily. The couple made an undisclosed donation to the university and its $195 million athletic facilities renovation project.
“Kansas State University and K-State Football have meant so much to our family and continue to be a big part of our lives,” the Nelsons said in a statement. “The Manhattan and Riley County communities are home for us, and giving back to the program and university that have afforded us the opportunities that we now have was very important to us.”
Kansas State's new football complex was unveiled to its players earlier this month.
A native of Fort Riley, Kan., 30-year-old Nelson grew up less than 20 miles away from Kansas State. Nelson walked on with the Wildcats in 2004, and later became one of the best wideouts in the country. As a senior in 2007, he had 122 catches for 1,606 yards.
Nelson was selected in the second round of the 2008 draft by the Packers and has spent all seven years of his career with Green Bay.
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