11 - Ian Nelson
Ian Nelson
Born: 11/07/1982
Height: 6-1
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Goshen, Ind.
High School: Concord
Position: Quarterback
Seasons at Butler: 4th season
2003: Starting quarterback in Butler's first three games...suffered a season-ending knee injury against Davidson...passed for 528 yards (31-58-1) and one touchdown...completed 15 of 24 passes for 173 yards in Butler's opener against Tiffin...one of two Butler football players named to the Butler 4.00 Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll during the spring semester...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll and the Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll...2002: Played in all 10 games, including the final five as Butler's starting quarterback...rushed for more yards (277) than any other Butler quarterback in the last 50 years...had a career-high 98 rushing yards against Valparaiso...completed 82 of 150 passes for 1,031 yards and four touchdowns...passed for a career-high 249 yards against Austin Peay in first collegiate start at quarterback...rolled up a career-high 341 yards in total offense against Drake...averaged 257.4 yards in total offense in five starts at quarterback...averaged 202.8 passing yards as a starting signal caller...tied for fourth on the team in scoring with 26 points...scored the game-winning touchdown on a one-yard run with 0:20 left in Butler's victory over Drake...handled the team's punting chores and ranked 8th in the PFL...selected first team PFL Academic All-Conference...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll and the Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll...2001: Played in two varsity games and all three Butler junior varsity games as a quarterback and punter...named to the PFL Academic Honor Roll and the Butler Athletic Director's Honor Roll...Personal: Biology major...born 11/7/82...son of Rick and Barbara Nelson...High School: All-state quarterback at Concord High School...team captain and Offensive MVP as a senior...first team all-conference...passed for 2,143 yards and 20 touchdowns...set school season records for passing yards, pass completions, pass attempts and touchdown passes...Academic All-State...earned three varsity letters in football...High School Coach: Tim Dawson.