Chuck Nelson

Chuck Nelson

Chuck grew up in Everett and graduated from Everett High in 1978. He played quarterback and place kicked on the football team and was also an outstanding golfer. Before high school as a nine year old, Chuck won the west coast punt, pass, and kick championship then finished third in the Western USA championships.

After high school, he walked on at the UW and went on to be the Husky placekicker from 1980-82. He was the All-Conference place kicker all three years, unanimous All-American place kicker as a senior, and was also named as an Academic All-American. His records as a Husky include:
· Husky season record for points by place kicking.
· Two NCAA records: a) the highest field goal percentage, .962, (25-26) in a season, which is still a record, and b) the most consecutive field goals made (30).
· A career field-goal percentage of .819. This record is the best in UW and PAC-10 history and 2nd in the NCAA record books.

Chuck was a fourth round 1983 NFL Draft pick by the Los Angeles Rams and place kicked in the NFL for five seasons with the Rams, Buffalo Bills, and Minnesota Vikings. His NFL place kicking and field goal kicking percentages were respectively .951 was .667. In 1998 he was inducted into the Husky Hall of Fame and in 2005, and was selected as one of the Everett Herald’s Top-50 Athletes from Snohomish County. After professional football, Chuck worked in investment management and broadcasting in the Seattle area. He did local cable telecasts and was the color commentator on radio for Husky football games for 17 years, through the 2009 season. He also served as the Director of the Boeing Classic Golf Tournament on the Champions Tour for its first five years. In January of 2012, he was named president and CEO of the Washington Athletic Club (WAC).


Chuck Nelson