Date of birth: May 8, 1932
Place of birth: Wynnewood, Oklahoma
Date of death: July 29, 1996 (aged 64)
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career highlights and awards
Canadian Football Hall of Fame Roger Nelson (May 8, 1932 - July 29, 1996) is a former American and Canadian football offensive tackle and guard. He played in the Canadian Football League for the Edmonton Eskimos from 1954 to 1967 and was a part of two Grey Cup winning teams for the Eskimos. Nelson played  college football at the University of Oklahoma and was drafted in the fourteenth round of the 1954 NFL Draft.
Nelson was inducted into the
Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1986, the Edmonton Eskimo Wall of Honour in 1987, and, as part of the 1954–1956 Edmonton Eskimos football teams, the Alberta Sport Hall of Fame in 2007. 
Mark Nelson, played for the Calgary Stampeders and the Saskatchewan Roughriders between 1980 and 1986 and has coached in both college football and the Canadian Football League. His grandson, Kyle Nelson, plays  tight end for the New Mexico State Aggies college football team.