Nelson named IIAC Offensive Player of the Week

Nelson named IIAC Offensive Player of the Week

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa – Simpson football player Taylor Nelson earned Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors for the period ending Sunday, Nov. 11, the league office announced.

Iowa Conference Release

Nelson, a junior quarterback from West Des Moines, Iowa, accounted for 278 yards of total offense in Simpson's 21-10 win over Luther in the season finale on Nov. 10, becoming Simpson's career leader with 7,577 yards. He completed 16 of 35 passes for 167 yards and a touchdown, extending his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 18. Nelson also ran 17 times for 111 yards, running for a 48-yard touchdown on a fourth-and-1 in the fourth quarter to seal the win.

Nelson takes home the award for the third time this season and fourth time in his career.

Simpson closed the season 6-4, going 4-3 in conference play to tie for second. 

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