Nelson earns HCAC weekly award

GREENWOOD, IND. – Manchester University senior special teams standout/defensive back Dillon Nelson (Fairland, Ind.) represented the Spartans’ football program on the first week of the 2018-19 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors. The accolades were released Tuesday, September 4.

Among the highlights of a season-opening battle at No. 19-ranked Trine University, Nelson punted the ball six times for a total of 233 yards. The senior’s longest punt of the night went for 51 yards, another landed inside the 20-yard line and three more were fair caught. Nelson’s 38.8-yards-per-kick average ranks third in the league.

The complete HCAC Player of the Week awards are viewable at

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