Manchester University senior Dakota Nelson (Fairland, Ind.) rolled up over 250 all-purpose yards (256), including a 93-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, in route to earning his third career Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honor Monday, Sept. 11.
Nelson finished a 33-31 non-conference win at Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association foe Alma College Sept. 9 with 138 kickoff return yards highlighted by a game-changing ramble to the house to open the second half. He also added five yards in punt returns and almost 100 receiving (87) to his evening’s totals.
The complete HCAC Athlete of the Week honors release can be accessed at www.heartlandconf.org.