Packers WR Nelson's Wisconsin tourism ad
See the ad with the Packers wide receiver.Photo: Video by nbc26.com
GREEN BAY - Usually, Packers receiver Jordy Nelson makes big catches from Aaron Rodgers' throws.
But this time, Nelson is pitching his adopted home state and a place that, frankly, loves his contribution to their favorite team.
Wisconsin's own Jerry Zucker, who directed a number of famous comedies including the Naked Gun films, oversaw the project.
"They wanted to do a commercial to advertise the bautiful fall foliage, and I was anxious to do it...the chance to meet Jordy Nelson was, like, 'I'm there,' " Zucker told TODAY'S TMJ4's Cody Holyoke during "Live at Daybreak."
"We came up with this idea of doing a little Wizard of Oz thing. Jordy was great. He was totally game. He did a good job in the ad."
Watch the video Nelson made to support Wisconsin's tourism efforts, as well as an interview with director Jerry Zucker, in our media gallery.