Chart: About Philip Nelson
- October 19, 2012 - 8:21 PM
The news: The plan had been to redshirt him, but he will start at quarterback today against Wisconsin.
Background: Nelson led Mankato West to the Class 4A state semifinals last season, passing for 2,784 yards and 35 TDs. One recruiting analyst ranked him second in the country among pro-style QBs; others had him much lower. He was raised until eight years ago in Sun Prairie, Wis., 10 miles from where he will play today.
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