Nelson Fishback

RS Junior

Durham, Calif.

High School:
Durham High

Last College:
Butte College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215



Nelson  Fishback


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Troy @ WKU

Saturday, October 26, 2013 - Homecoming vs. Troy

Career Game Highs:

  • Completions - 5 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (10/15/13)
  • Attempts- 6 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (10/15/13)
  • Yards - 78 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette (10/15/13)
  • Touchdowns - 1 at Georgia State (11/2/13)

2014 (Jr.): Fishback redshirted during his true junior season.

2013 (So.): Fishback saw action in five games at quarterback, starting the Troy game, in his first season on The Hill. On the year, he threw for 174 yards on 13-of-18 attempts with one touchdown, a strike to Tim Gorski as the Tops' final score at Georgia State. He added 29 yards rushing on 10 attempts with one touchdown, an 11-yard scamper against Morgan State. Fishback's top performance came on a 5-of-6 day against ULL when he threw for 78 yards and finished with a 192.53 efficiency rating.

Before WKU: Fishback was the primary signal caller for the Roadrunners in 2012, propelling Butte College to a Nor-Cal Conference Championship and a win in the State Center Bowl. In a run-heavy offense, Fishback threw for nearly 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns. Fishback also proved dangerous on the ground, accounting for 84 yards rushing while scoring five touchdowns. Under Fishback's direction the Roadrunners finished the 2012 season with a 10-1 record, averaging 34.1 points per game. Fishback and the Roadrunners offense were particularly strong in home games, scoring at least 45 points in three of their four home games, including a 70-point outburst against Shasta College.

HS/Misc: As a senior at Durham High, Fishback threw for 1,701 yards on 122-of-213 passing attempts, averaging 141.8 yards per game and throwing 23 touchdowns to just two interceptions. He helped lead the Trojans to a 10-2 record, averaging 363.3 yards of total offense while scoring 58 touchdowns. Fishback also rushed for 585 yards on 101 carries with 11 touchdowns to lead his team in rushing touchdowns.


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