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Bulldog In The Backfield: Hannibal's Nichols signs with Truman State

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Mitch Nichols signs his letter of intent with Truman State on Friday afternoon in the Hannibal high school library. Mitch Nichols signs his letter of intent with Truman State on Friday afternoon in the Hannibal high school library.

HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) -- One of the top running backs in the history of the Hannibal football program made his college choice official on Friday afternoon in America's Hometown.

Senior Mitch Nichols signed his letter of intent with the Truman State Bulldogs.

Nichols rushed for over 1,500 yards, along with 19 touchdowns in 2013 for the Pirates.

Equally impressive were his numbers in the classroom, which is something Nichols took into account when choosing Truman State, where he plans to study in the medical field to become a doctor.

"Ultimately the med school program was very important to me, so that played a big role in it," Nichols told WGEM Sports.

"It wouldn't have been that important if they didn't have a good football program, but it's always nice that they do."

One other note from Nichols' outstanding senior campaign with the Pirates -- He was the first Hannibal running back to eclipse the 1,500 yard mark in a season since Wentric Williams rushed for over 1,800 yards back in 2001.
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