I can't tell you that I knew David Nelson would soon become a starter when the Bills signed him as an undrafted free agent two summers ago. I didn't know if his 6'5, 215-pound frame could get past the speed of NFL corners or if he would even get a fair shot.
I do know that starters climb out of the undrafted pile once in a blue moon. I do know undrafted players rarely get a chance. But here's the thing: Winners win. And David Nelson sure as hell is a winner. Let's look at his career accomplishments with the help of Wikipedia:
Texas High School Champion? Check.
Champion of the toughest conference in college? Check. (twice)
BCS National Champion? Check. (twice)
I'm sure if we were able to go back to his pee wee football records, there would be a photo of a 10-year-old with a shaved head, holding a championship trophy.
He volunteers with March of Dimes (http://www.lifestyleandcharity.com/2010/07/true-gentleman-david-nelson/). He preached in three jails (http://articl...