NMU football: Buck Nystrom scholarship created

MARQUETTE – A scholarship is being created to honor a former Northern Michigan University coaching legend.

The Carl “Buck” Nystrom Football Scholarship will recognize the impact Nystrom’s nearly 40-year college coaching career has had on the lives of hundreds of NMU football players and coaches, as well as Wildcat fans and Superiorland residents.

The scholarship will be awarded annually to an upperclassman on the NMU football team who has demonstrated, practiced and executed to the highest degree the five qualities of the fourth-quarter edge: discipline, commitment, effort, enthusiasm and pride, a university spokesman said.

To donate to the scholarship, call Mike Nelson at (906) 227-1152, or visit the NMU Foundation website at www.nmu.edu/foundation. While filling out the donation form, add “Buck Nystrom Scholarship” in the designation field.