1987 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame Class
Karl Nielson (Football/Basketball/Track, 1935-38)
As one of the best athletes to enroll at NAU, Neilson earned 9 varsity athletic letters. He started at halfback and fullback at Arizona State Teaching College of both teams 35, 36, and 37. He played first teams basketball in 1935-36, 1936-37, 1939-38 serving as team captain in 1937-38.