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Early in the season, there was no doubt who the best player in the Academic Athletic Association was.
Galileo senior running back Quincy Nelson had led the Lions to a 4-0 league record, but a knee injury in their game against Marshall sidelined Nelson for the rest of the season. The Lions would go 1-3 the rest of the way, losing to eventual champion Washington in the first round of the AAA playoffs.
Even though he only played 8 of a possible 13 games, Nelson still led the AAA in rushing with 1,602 yards and finished second in the league in rushing touchdowns with 21.