A year ago at this time, Bruce Nelson was just hoping he would be taken in the NFL draft. On Sunday, he will take part in the biggest football game of them all — Super Bowl 38 — as a member of the Caqrolina Panthers. Nelson was part of the Iowa offensive line in 2002 that led the Hawks to a Big Ten title and a trip to the Orange Bowl. He’s listed as the backup center for the Panthers during his rookie season.Nelson says the biggest adjustment for him has been the speed of the game. He says the big guys and the little guys both move extremely well. During his time at Iowa, Nelson saw the team improve from one victory to a Big Ten title and Carolina has made similar gains as just two years, ago the Panthers only won one game. He says it call comes down to hard work. Nelson began his career at Iowa as a walk-on.
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