Al Nelson
Al  Nelson



Al Nelson

  • Rushed for a UC then-single season record 973 yards as a senior in 1964, finishing third nationally.
  • Tallied a record 13 touchdowns as a senior, a mark that stood for 29 years.
  • Earned first team All-Missouri Valley Conference honors.
  • Named team's Most Consistent and Efficient Back.
  • Played in the East-West Shrine and College All-Star games.
  • Honorable mention All-American in 1964 (AP).
  • Selected in the third round of the 1965 NFL draft by Philadelphia.
  • UC Athletics Hall of Fame 1987.