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Truckee grad named Defensive Player of Week for college football team

Courtesy of www.sbcc.edu/athleticsMitch Nelson, a 2011 Truckee High grad, was named American Pacific Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his Santa Barbara City College football team.
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Truckee High grad Mitch Nelson was named American Pacific Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Tuesday for his Santa Barbara City College football team.

The 6-foot freshman safety, who was a key part of the Truckee football teamand#8217;s consecutive state championships in 2009 and and#8216;10, had a season-high 13 tackles with two interceptions on Saturday, Oct. 22 against L.A. Valley.

His interceptions came on back-to-back possessions in the second quarter. He returned the second one 46 yards after making the pick at his own 10.



In the opening quarter, Nelson ran 3 yards on a fake punt for a first down.

Nelson ranks seventh in the state with 66 tackles. He also has three interceptions, three pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and a safety.




The Santa Barbara Vaqueros played their final home game on Saturday. They finished 0-9 overall and 0-5 in conference play.

and#8212; Information was used from http://www.sbcc.edu/athletics.


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