By all accounts, Packers receiver Jordy Nelson has had a pretty good life. He was a star at Kansas State, which earned him the attention of NFL scouts.

After that he was drafted in the second round by Green Bay, a franchise that any player would be proud to join. He’s also had Aaron Rodgers throwing to him, which has helped Nelson become one of the NFL’s top receivers. He’s also been elected to the Pro Bowl and won the Super Bowl, just for good measure.

And while he’s happily married to his wife, Emily, and has two sons, Nelson wasn’t always so lucky in the romance department. In fact, his future wife dumped him in seventh grade as he explained on Dan Le Batard’s radio show.

Nelson: I’ve known my wife my whole life. We grew up together, went to kindergarten together all the way through. We grew up three miles apart, which is not very far when you grew up out in the country in Kansas.


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Le Batard: When did you become boyfriend and girlfriend?

Nelson: That would be end of freshman year of high school.

Le Batard: Oh, OK. I was under the impression she was your very first girlfriend. Sixth grade, I was told. I got bad information.

Nelson: Where are you getting this information? This is getting a little awkward now . . . Well, yeah, we dated and then she dumped me, so . . . Why I went back I don’t know. I guess it’s part of the story. It was seventh grade. She had an incredible reason why — it was the end of the school year and it was summertime, so apparently she didn’t want to be around me. She didn’t want to be tied down to one guy in seventh grade during the summer.


Photo: Jordy Nelson, Chicago Bears v Green Bay Packers

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