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Chaz Nelson was named the Jayhawk Conference Defensive Player of the YearChaz Nelson was named the Jayhawk Conference Defensive Player of the Year

Nelson Named KJCCC Defensive Player of the Year

Six Other Broncbusters Named to All-Jayhawk Teams

The post-season awards came out for the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference on Sunday, and despite not having a high number of athletes on the team Garden City Community College did have a player receive one of the highest honors. Sophomore defensive end Chaz Nelson was named the Jayhawk Conference Defensive Player of the Year.

Nelson had an outstanding year leading the Broncbuster defense in almost every statistical category. He had 96 tackles on the year including 71 solo tackles. 15 of those tackles were for combined losses of 44 yards. He also posted nine and a half sacks on the season for a total loss of 69 yards and forced four fumbles on the season. The unusual stat was that he led the Busters in pass break ups as he deflected a number of passes at the line of scrimmage. Nelson also added one interception that he returned 11 yards for a touchdown. In addition to his defensive performance on the year, Nelson also played tight end in goal line and short yardage situations for GCCC.

In addition to Nelson there were six other Broncbusters that received all-conference honors. Charles Payne was named 2nd team All-Jayhawk Conference as a wide receiver as he led Garden City in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns. The other five players were all named honorable mention all-conference. On the offensive side, Clem Fellhoelter was named honorable mention as a center and Kenny Cook as a wide receiver. Defensively Kitray Solomon (defensive end) and Deilouse Jackson (linebacker) both received honorable mention honors. Rilee Spresser rounded out the GCCC all-conference honorees as an honorable mention punter.

The entire list of all-conference players can be found on the Jayhawk Conference website at www.kjccc.org.

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