Alex Nelson

Hutchinson’s Alex Nelson grabs St. Cloud Apollo rusher Erastus Antsino and pulls him down for a tackle during a game earlier this season.

The Hutchinson Tigers football team is back in the state tournament for the first time since 2014. They defeated the Marshall Tigers in the section championship and were scheduled to play Fridley Friday in the state quarterfinals.

Winning a section title is a team effort. It takes everyone playing for the same goals on offense and defense. Senior defensive end Alex Nelson has been a key contributor to the Tigers’ team this year, totaling 49 tackles this season, including two sacks and a blocked kick.

We wanted to learn more about Alex in this week’s Get to Know a Tiger athlete.

What are your post graduation plans?

Earn a two-year degree at a trade school

What is your favorite sports team?

The Minnesota Vikings

What is your least favorite sports team?

The Green Bay Packers

Who is your favorite professional athlete?

Tom Brady

What is your favorite TV show?

“All American”

What is your favorite movie?

“Dumb and Dumber”

If you could be the best in the world at any one skill, what would it be?

UFC fighting

What place do you wish you could visit?

Bora Bora

When you were younger, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A hunting guide

What is your favorite holiday?


What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Cookies and cream

What is your least favorite food?


If you could time travel forward or backward, what time period or event would you visit?

Sometime in the future around 20 years

If you won a million dollars, what’s the first thing you’d buy?

A house

If you could have a conversation with someone, dead or alive, who would they be?

My cousin Luke who passed away

What is your favorite type of music?

Hip hop

What could you give a 30-minute presentation on with no preparation?


What person do you look up to the most?

My dad

What is your favorite sports memory?

Winning the football section championship

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