BELTON – University of Mary Hardin-Baylor football player Eric Nelson has been named to the Team of the Week for the week ending October 25th. Nelson was honored for his performance in the Cru’s 72-16 victory over nationally-ranked Texas Lutheran University last Saturday.

Nelson, a senior tight end from Canyon Lake High School, caught three passes for 103 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the win. His 72-yard touchdown grab early in the second quarter gave UMHB a 17-6 lead and providing the launching point as the Cru exploded for 35 points in the period. Nelson also had a 30-yard reception and added a one-yard scoring grab in the third quarter. He posted his second consecutive 100-yard receiving game.

The Cru is now 7-0 overall and has a 2-0 record in American Southwest Conference play. UMHB will return to action with a 1:00 PM home game against Hardin-Simmons University this Saturday. The Cowboys have won five straight game and are 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the ASC on the year. UMHB and HSU are the only two teams in the ASC without a conference loss this season.