Hughes Garners NCCAA Player of the Week Honors
Greenville, SC – North Greenville’s Nelson Hughes has been named NCCAA Offensive Player of the Week for Week Three of the 2014 season.
Hughes has received the award after his record-breaking performance last Saturday in the Crusaders’ 38-35 victory over Tusculum College. The junior quarterback completed 24-of-30 pass attempts for 358 yards and a school-record five touchdown passes. Hughes also recorded 14 carries for 92 yards on the ground, leading the team out of the backfield.
In three games thus far, Hughes has completed 72-of 98 pass attempts (73.5%) for 1,052 yards and 10 touchdowns while also rushing 25 times for 100 yards and one touchdown on the ground.
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The Crusaders will host the Tornados of South Atlantic Conference member Brevard College on Saturday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. in Younts Stadium.