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Athlete Q&A: Alex Nelson


Click here to read a Q&A with Mingus Union High School football player Alex Nelson. Nelson scored five touchdowns en route to the Marauders 38-0 rout of Lee Williams High School on Friday, Sept. 15, in the team's Grand Canyon Region opener.


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Alex Nelson
Mingus Union Running Back, Linebacker

Where are you from?

What sports do you play?
I play football and I’m going to start wrestling.

Which is your favorite?
Football definitely.

It’s my passion, I’ve been playing since I was 5 years old and it’s always just the best thing for me.

What’s the worst part about it?
Probably conditioning.

Do you have any favorite pro sports teams or athletes?
I like the Arizona Cardinals and I like the Honey Badger [Tyrann Mathieu].

What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not playing sports?
I like to hang out with my friends, I love to just get out here on the field in my side time and play with all my bros.

Favorite TV show?
“Drake and Josh.”

What do you aspire to be when you’re older?
I aspire to be a collegiate athlete and a sports agent.

Do you have any pregame routines or superstitions?
I pray to God before every game and I always eat a bag of Skittles.

Who’s been the most influential person in your life?
Probably my mom because she works just as hard as anybody and she does a lot for me.

Is there a memorable game or moment you’ve had in your career?
Probably this game. I haven’t performed that well in a long time.

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