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UMass’ Nelson Named ESPN Academic Football All-America

Nov 23, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT

UMass senior wide receiver Anthony Nelson was named to the ESPN Academic All-American Football First Team on Tuesday. He is UMass’ first Academic All-American since linebacker Mark Kimener in 2003.

UMass’ Anthony Nelson

A first team All-Colonial Athletic Association wide receiver as a junior and senior, Nelson led the CAA with 61 catches for 830 yards and four touchdowns. An Economics major with a 3.88 G.P.A., he helped Massachusetts post a 6-5 record. A transfer from Hofstra, he finished his career with 180 receptions for 2,212 yards. A native of Wellington, Fla., Nelson also excelled as a return specialist.

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