Packers' Jordy Nelson Thinks His Race Helps His Cause

Friday November 18th, 2011

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jordy Nelson said Thursday that he thinks the color of his skin helps distract opposing defensive backs, according to

"Honestly, I think it is (a factor)," Nelson said. "As receivers, we've talked about it. I know (cornerbacks coach) Joe Whitt tells me all the time, when all the rookies come in, he gives them the heads up, 'Don't let him fool ya.' That's fine with me."

Teammate and fellow wide receiver Greg Jennings thinks the perception of Nelson as "the white guy" is what helps him most, including the fact that he's a pretty good player.

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