Trevor Nichelson of Ashland-Greenwood is Gatorade's Nebraska player of the year in football.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound senior running back and linebacker rushed for 1,917 yards and 25 touchdowns on 205 carries leading the Bluejays to a 4-4 record. Nichelson broke the Class C-1 career records for points and rushing yards. The Husker wrestling recruit also made 107 tackles this season, 13 of them for losses. He was Class C-1 all-state and second-team All-Nebraska.
The Gatorade award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, academic achievement and character demonstrated on and off the field.