Nelson named Hero Sports D3 FB Hero of Week

Nelson named Hero Sports D3 FB Hero of Week

NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. - Just two days removed from being named the 2017 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Year, Manchester University senior Dakota Nelson (Fairland, Ind.) added another award to his growing cadre Friday, Nov. 17.

Nelson was named a Hero Sports' Division III football Hero of the Week. The honor, determined by a fan voting process, recognizes the best NCAA individual performances. The Spartans' offensive standout rushed for one touchdown and threw for another as part of 170 all-purpose yards in a 22-9 win over Anderson University Nov. 11. He set the program's career touchdown mark (34) to help round out MU's best season finish since 2012 (6-4), continue a four-game win streak and allow the Black and Gold to gain the coveted Bronze Ball for the seventh straight campaign and ninth time in last ten years.

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