Mankato West's Philip Nelson named Gatorade POY

Mankato West quarterback Philip Nelson was named the Gatorade Minnesota Football Player of the Year this morning.

Nelson, a senior, thew for 35 touchdowns this season and racked up more than 2,500 yards through the air, helping Mankato West go undefeated in the regular season and advancing to the Class 4A state semifinals. He is verbally committed to Minnesota.

For the breakdown on Nelson's award, click here.