NORTH MANCHESTER, IND. – Manchester University senior Dakota Nelson earned first-team all-North Region honors with the announcement of D3Football.com’s all-region awards Wednesday, Dec. 6.
The Fairland, Ind., native gained his second accolade from the website, as he was previously a second-team selection in 2014. A return specialist selection for the top offense, Nelson concluded a storybook career for the Black and Gold this fall, ranking among NCAA Division III’s statistical top 10 in kickoff return touchdowns (2 – No. 2); combined kick return yardage (1,025 – No. 3); kickoff return yardage per attempt (28.6 – No. 6); and all-purpose yardage per game (190.1). He adds the first team all-region award to his second Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Year recognition and third overall all-league mention.
Manchester University’s career leader in touchdowns (34) and single-season receiving yardage (1,116 – 2014) moves on to the ballot for All-American consideration. D3Football.com’s All-American team announcement is set for Friday, Dec. 15.