"Nelson appeared in 14 games last year, mostly on special teams and as a backup middle linebacker. He was involved in 19 tackles and credited with one sack.
He missed most of the 1975 season with a leg injury, being placed on injured reserve after three games. He will challenge for a starting spot in the middle this fall.
Nelson was a teammate, classmate and roommate of Tom Ruud, the Bills' first round pick in the 1975 draft. 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. Bob 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 1977 Press-Radio-TV Yearbook