Menomonee Falls — Senior linebacker Bobby Nelessen recently signed a letter of intent to play football for and attend NAIA Division II school Culver Stockton College in Canton, Mo.
Nelessen was a four-year letter-winner for the Indians and was All-Greater Metro Conference first-team selection for the 3-6 Falls squad, despite working with a knee injury that required a special brace.
Falls coach John Baker is very excited for Nelessen, who recently tested out very well for Culver Stockton, running a 4.8-second, 40-yard dash time.
"This is a very good deal for Bobby," said Baker. "It's about an 80 percent scholarship which comes to about $20,000 a year out of a $29,000 tuition. It really gives him a fighting chance."
Baker said that Nelessen's knee is doing well. He said Culver Stockton is envisioning him playing right away next year at outside linebacker before eventually moving him inside, where he's most accustomed to playing.
Bobby Nelessen is just the latest in a line of Nelessens who have had great success in football for Falls. Older brothers Chris (defensive end) and Tony (linebacker) both earned NOW All-Suburban honors in their playing days.
- Steven L. Tietz
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