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Ben Nelson     

WR
Born: August 21, 1979
Hometown: Anoka, MN
6' 2", 190
College: Saint Cloud State (MN)
Other Pro Experience: NFL NFL-E 
Full NFL stats at Pro-Football-Reference.com

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Player News
SaberCats roll in AFL playoff opener
San Jose Mercury News
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SaberCats beat Thunder in overtime
San Jose Mercury News
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Arena Football: Gray leads SaberCats past Portland in OT
Santa Cruz Sentinel - Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Area roundup: Spokane Shock add two defensive linemen
The Spokesman Review

Outlaws struggle on and off the field in opener
Las Vegas Review-Journal

San Jose SaberCats rout Spokane Shock 55-28
San Jose Mercury News

Shock season ends with a thud
The Spokesman Review

San Jose SaberCats rout Spokane Shock 55-28
Contra Costa Times

Shock dominated on both sides of ball in loss
The Spokesman Review

San Jose SaberCats preview capsule for game at Chicago Rush
San Jose Mercury News

San Jose SaberCats vs. Spokane Shock preview capsule
San Jose Mercury News

San Jose SaberCats vs. Kansas City Command
Contra Costa Times

SaberCats-Rush: What to watch for
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

SaberCats vs. San Antonio
San Jose Mercury News

San Jose SaberCats at Arizona Rattlers
San Jose Mercury News

SaberCats dominate Barnstormers
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Barnstormers teammates fill up the stat sheet
DesMoinesRegister.com

Arena football: San Jose SaberCats defense does its job in a victory
San Jose Mercury News

San Jose SaberCats hold off San Antonio Talons 76-53
Contra Costa Times

Shock suffer worst loss in franchise history
The Spokesman Review (blog)

Shock suffer their worst defeat; Rowley reportedly to return
The Spokesman Review

Shock, San Jose want to break from pack
The Spokesman Review

San Jose SaberCats make changes in roster, outlook
Tri-Valley Herald

SaberCats welcome back QB Mark Grieb and WR Ben Nelson
San Jose SaberCats Press Release
The SaberCats today announced QB Mark Grieb and WR Ben Nelson will return for the 2012 season.

San Jose SaberCats win again in late playoff push
Inside Bay Area

At 29, Cleveland Gladiators GM Phil Tesar is growing with his franchise
Plain Dealer

San Jose SaberCats lose 64-57 to Arizona Rattlers
San Jose Mercury News

Arizona Rattlers can clinch West title with victory against rivals
Tucson Citizen

Arizona Rattlers can clinch West title with victory against rivals
AZ Central.com

San Jose SaberCats dealing with late-game blues
Enterprise-Record

Depth at receiver still an issue for San Jose SaberCats
Alameda Times-Star

Arena Football League: Power beats SabreCats, 54-48
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Arizona Rattlers face key division game against San Jose SaberCats
AZ Central.com

Arena Football: SaberCats take on longtime rival Arizona with first place at stake
Santa Cruz Sentinel

2010 First-Team All-Arena WR Ben Nelson rejoins SaberCats; Team activates Amey
San Jose SaberCats Press Release
The SaberCats today announced 2010 First-Team All-Arena WR Ben Nelson has rejoined the SaberCats for the 2011 season, where he spent his first two years in the AFL (2006-07).

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week 16
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
Seven of the eight playoff teams have been decided as well as two division titles. Three total teams clinched playoff berths, while two were eliminated. Jacksonville and Tampa Bay swapped places despite losing AFL all-time leading passer Aaron Garcia and Spokane's road until ArenaBowl XXIII will be at home. This and my top offensive player of the year await you in the Week 16 edition of Breaking it Down.

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week 14
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
Aaron Garcia became the league’s all-time leader in passing yards, Rod Windsor became the fourth AFL player to reach 150 catches in a single-season and the playoff picture is starting to shape out. This and the most AFL recap coverage anywhere in the known universe is just a click away…

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week 12
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
The dirty dozen edition of Breaking it Down featured three division leaders losing, the home team winning six of seven contests, numerous players went over season stat thresholds and Kenny McEntyre’s Week 11 rant apparently paid off big time for his Preds. This and much more interesting, mind-blowing and totally useless nuggets of AFL history are just a click away…

Breaking it Down - 2010 Week 11
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
The eleventh week of AFL action featured the road team winning a season-high five games. Four of the seven games were decided by six or fewer points, including two decided by a single point. All eight teams that would make the playoffs if the season ended today remained the same for the third straight week. More awaits you inside this week’s edition of Breaking it Down…

Cleveland Gladiators wide receiving corps taking shape
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release
The Cleveland Gladiators are pleased to announce that WRs BEN NELSON, COLE MAGNER, BRENT HOLMES and CHRIS JOHNSON have been assigned to the team by the Arena Football One League office.

Former AFL Star Finding A Home With Storm
KSFY

Nelson sets eyes on new horizons
St. Cloud Times
2008 The former St. Cloud State standout wide receiver — who has starred the last three seasons in the Arena Football League — said his immediate plans ...

SaberCats advance to conference final
San Jose Mercury News
For the second straight year San Jose opened the playoffs by holding off the Colorado Crush, this time breaking open a close game in the fourth quarter to win 64-51 on Saturday at HP Pavilion.

Second-half drives keep 7-10 Crush in it
Denver Post
History did not favor Colorado as it faced the task of beating the Utah Blaze in its home arena.

Colorado captures spot in playoffs
Denver Post
Colorado Crush quarterback John Dutton called it "crazy," but it's true: He and his teammates are going to the Arena Football League playoffs.

Turnovers put Rattlers in hole they can't escape
East Valley Tribune
The Rattlers, with a No. 3 playoff seed assured, had nothing much to play for Monday night.

Crush wins to keep Blaze from clinching
Deseret News
The Utah Blaze had an off weekend, but still had a chance to clinch a third-straight Arena Football League playoff spot on Monday night. All Utah had to have was a loss by the Colorado Crush during at ESPN2-televised game on the road against the Arizona Rattlers.

Early hole dooms Rattlers at home
Arizona Republic
The Rattlers will return to work today and try to figure out how they allowed themselves to fall into a 35-7 hole Monday night against a 4-10 team, and needed a desperate final minute to make a 62-55 loss to Colorado look at least respectable.

Veteran QB keeps Crush on the ropes
Denver Post
Veteran quarterback Aaron Garcia called on all his experience to stare down the Colorado Crush defense in a bristling second half, enabling the New York Dragons to escape the Pepsi Center with a 73-65 Arena Football League victory Monday night.

Former Viking, Husky enjoys time with Crush
St. Cloud Times
Ben Nelson may have a new team, but the former St. Cloud State and Minnesota Vikings wide receiver continues to find success in the Arena Football League ranks.

Rush surge too much to bear for Crush
Rocky Mountain News
There are no exhibition games in the Arena Football League but Friday night's game between the Colorado Crush and Chicago Rush sure looked like one.

Winning streak along for the ride
Denver Post
When the Crush (3-3) plays Saturday at Kansas City against the Brigade (0-6), it will be riding a two-game winning streak. The victories, 67-54 over Los Angeles at the Pepsi Center and 69-66 at Cleveland, speak for the upturn on the field.

Gladiators Crushed by Colorado
Akron Beacon Journal
The Cleveland Gladiators returned home to Quicken Loans Arena on Friday night, taking on the Colorado Crush. The Gladiators, fresh off a loss at Dallas, and riding a two game losing streak, really needed this home win, as the upcoming schedule was not easy to say the least.

Crush's Dailey enters 100 club
Rocky Mountain News
The Crush used four second- half turnovers and got key contributions from backup players in securing a 67-54 victory against the Los Angeles Avengers in their Arena Football League game.

Crush's third loss tough one to take
Rocky Mountain News
Crush quarterback John Dutton threw seven touchdown passes Sunday. But an attempt at his eighth wasn't good enough.

Chicago Cages Champs
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
Four of the San Jose SaberCats’ five turnovers came in the second half that turned a one-possession game into a 70-47 blowout by the Chicago Rush Monday night. The loss ended the third longest overall winning streak in league history (13) which included capturing ArenaBowl XXI last July.

San Jose SaberCats-Chicago Rush Preview
Bleacher Report
The defending Arena Football Champion San Jose SaberCats open their season with hopes of defending their title against the Chicago Rush at the Allstate Arena.

Week 1 Power Poll Rankings
Bleacher Report
Here is the first power rankings going into week 1 of the Arena Football season.

New season, new look
Rocky Mountain News
The Crush roster will have a new look this season, but coach Mike Dailey prefers to focus on the players he has instead of the ones who got away.

Nelson hopes to fill major void
Rocky Mountain News
Ben Nelson is looking forward to the burdens - and opportunities - that might come his way this season.

Passing under the radar
Inside Bay Area
While the Arena League — with its short field and touchdown-a-minute pace — may not be Foxborough 2007, it did produce Kurt Warner. And he didn't even win one indoor title back in his Iowa Barnstormer days.

Arena titles keep coming for San Jose
Tahoe Daily Tribune
It was just like old times in New Orleans with another championship decided. It was just like old times for the San Jose SaberCats with another title won.

SaberCats face Cinderella in ArenaBowl today SaberCats face ...
The Argus
The Argus, CA - 1 hour agoBut, as the Destroyers have shown in recent weeks and Chicago showed last season, statistics and records mean nothing in arena football. ...

SaberCats win ArenaBowl title
San Jose Mercury News
The SaberCats had the better record and statistics going into ArenaBowl XXI. But they couldn't fully appreciate their work until Sunday. Now, they can rejoice.

Biography
Named All-American by Associated Press, AFCA Division II Coaches and Football Gazette in 2002.