February 7, 2008

On to the class of 2009, or in this case 2010

Dallas Skyline defensive end Corey Nelson was on his way from class to off-season workouts. He had every reason to feel good about his future. The 6-foot-1, 183-pound Nelson had played only one game on the junior varsity his sophomore year before being moved up to the varsity. It only took one more game after that before he became solidly entrenched as a starter on a playoff team.

He was good enough to win multiple postseason honors, including being named Sophomore of the Year in his district and second-team All-State in Class 5A. He helped lead Skyline into its deepest playoff run in years.

Nelson was seemingly on the fast track to bigger and better things, and that track was even faster than he could have possibly imagined.

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