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Charles Nelson shows two-way skills at Oregon spring game

May 2, 2015

Maybe Charles Nelson should stay on the offensive side of the ball.

A wide receiver and special teams contributor in 2014 (a year in which he caught 23 passes for 327 yards and five touchdowns, no less) Nelson was moved to defensive back in the spring. However, the Ducks’ coaching staff decided to line him back up at receiver in the spring game Saturday, and Nelson made an instant impact with the 52-yard TD grab above, taking an intermediate throw over the middle to paydirt.

Actually, maybe Charles Nelson would be best as a defensive back after all, as he picked off an overthrown pass later on in the first half.

You know what, maybe I like him better on the offensive side of the ball, the more I think about it. Did you see the way Nelson ducked and dodged defenders when he really had nowhere to go? If that wasn’t enough, Nelson took a screen pass 46 yards for a TD. So many highlights we decided to put a Charles Nelson Megamix together.

So to recap, Charles had two touchdown receptions, an interception and another long gain on a play that should have gone nowhere in the first 20 minutes of Oregon’s spring game. Two-way player, perchance?