"Nelson was dressed for the first three games of the 1975 season before being placed on the injured reserve list with a leg injury. He missed most of training camp but impressed the coaches with his aggressiveness and strength before being hurt. Bob will be a strong challenger for a middle linebacker berth this year.
He was a teammate, classmate and roommate of Tom Ruud, the Bills' first round pick in the 1975 draft. Bob was a second team All-Big Eight selection his last year and a standout performer in the Senior Bowl. He was involved in 198 tackles while picking up three varsity letters at Nebraska and had a pair of fumble recoveries and a pass interception during his career.
A business education major interested in coaching, Bob has worked summers in a family ice cream plant."
-Buffalo Bills 1976 Yearbook