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Bug Tussel Triple Threat of the Week: Jase Nelson, Northwestern

12/02/2022, 11:45am CST
By Mark Miller

The Bug Tussel Triple Threat Athlete of the Week is an honor given on to the top senior boys and girls three-sport athletes in the state. Players are recognized each week on WSN, with the a boys and girls winner of the Pat Richter Award at the end of the season to the best three-sport athlete of the year.

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Name: Jase Nelson

School: Northwestern

Grade: Senior

Football Honors: Helped Northwestern to a 10-1 record as a senior ... First-team Heart O'North selection at defensive back as a senior, junior and sophomore ... First-team all-league at wide receiver as a senior ... Hauled in 25 passes for 389 yards and four touchdowns in 2022 ... All-Region pick by the WFCA as a senior ... Jim Leonhard finalist by WSN as a senior at defensive back.    

Basketball Honors: First-team all-Heart O'North selection as a junior and honorable mention pick as a sophomore ... Averaged 13.8 points, 8.2 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.5 steals per contest as a junior for the Tigers and coach Nolan Graff.

Baseball Honors: Named second-team all-Heart O'North as a junior as an outsfielder. 

Favorite Sport: "My favorite sport is football. The whole team is behind you supporting you and our community feels like a family."

Best Part of High School Sports: "The best part of high school sports is to be able to play with friends and the support the community shows. The atmosphere in the gym/field is fun to play in."

Best Advice from a High School Coach: "You have to be comfortable being uncomfortable." From Shane Sedin.

Most Memorable Moment in High School Sports: "My favorite moment in our basketball team beating Cameron and Cumberland on their home floors to advance in playoffs during my sophomore year."

Which Person Has Served as Positive Role Model in Sports For You: "Shane Sedlin. He holds me accountable, always pushing me to be better, providing opportunities at all times to get better."

Best Part of Playing Three Sports: "Meeting new people. Each sport has different challenges and goals."

Toughest Part of Playing Three Sports: "Time management with school, work, family and friends."

Favorite Opponent: "My favorite opponent is Cumberland because they have compete in each sport and always give us a fun, challenging game."

Toughest Individual You've Competed Against: "The toughest individual I've had to compete against is Jack Martens from Cumberland in both football and basketball. I looked forward to playing against him. He always gave it his all."

Favorite Professional Teams: Los Angeles Chargers

Favorite Professional Athlete: Tyler Herro

Favorite College Teams: Wisconsin Badgers, Minnesota Gophers

Cumulative GPA: 3.4
Most Admired High School Teammate:
"Luke Sedin. He is the hardest worker in the room, and always is trying to get everyone around him better."

College Plans: "Attend a four-year college for exercise science and play football or basketball at the next level."

Activities Outside of Sports: Link Crew, Students Against Drunk Drivers, Student Council, camping, spending time with friends.

Favorite TV show: All American
Favorite Movie:
Back to the Future

Favorite Musical Artists: Toby Keith

Favorite Subject: Social Studies

Favorite Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings

Favorite Website: Hudl

Other Family Members: Marty, father; Trisha, mother; Tyler, Dylan, brothers; Lanie, niece.

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