NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. - Senior football student-athlete Dakota Nelson (Fairland, Ind.) represented Manchester University on the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference's Player of the Week awards release for the period of Oct. 2-8.
Nelson, gaining his second loop Special Teams Player of the Week award this fall, was part of 186 all-purpose yards in a 23-21 victory over Defiance Oct. 7. He captured MU's first score covering 90 yards due to his second kickoff return touchdown of the year.
Nelson finished with 117 kickoff return yards and 19 punt return yards. He was also a key part of the Spartan offense with 25 yards rushing and four pass receptions for 25 yards.
The complete HCAC Athlete of the Week release can be viewed at https://www.heartlandconf.org.