CLEVELAND -- Redshirt senior safety Kylan Nelson (Lexington, Ky.) of the Ohio football team (8-4, 6-2 MAC) has been named the Mid-American Conference East Division Week 13 Special Teams Player of the Week, as announced by the league office today.
Nelson is one of five student-athletes who have accounted for six MAC East Division Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the Bobcats in 2018, with redshirt junior wide receiver/kick returner DL Knock (Springboro, Ohio), earning honors for week one, redshirt junior punter/kicker Michael Farkas (Mishawaka, Ind.), earning honors for week three and week seven, redshirt junior kicker Louie Zervos (Tarpon Springs, Fla.) earning honors for week nine and redshirt freshman safety Alvin Floyd (North Miami Beach, Fla.) earning honors for week 10. Ohio has also tallied five MAC East Division Offensive Player of the Week honors this year, with junior quarterback Nathan Rourke (Oakville, Ontario, Canada) earning honors in weeks five, six and eight and redshirt senior running back A.J. Ouellette (Covington, Ohio) earning honors in week nine and week 12.
Nelson returned a punt 37 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter as Ohio completed the 2018 regular season with a 49-28 Senior Day victory over MAC East Division rival Akron last Friday (Nov. 23) at Peden Stadium in Athens. Nelson's punt return for a touchdown marked the first time a Bobcat has run a punt back for a score since Travis Carrie took one 65 yards to the house on Sept. 3, 2011, in a 44-24 win over New Mexico State.
Stayed tuned to OhioBobcats.com this weekend as the Bobcats await their 2018 bowl fate. Ohio is bowl eligible for the 10th season in a row and has appeared in bowl games in each of the last three seasons.