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Nebraska redshirt senior P Sam Foltz was killed in a car accident on Saturday.

The trio of Foltz, LSU K Colby Delahoussaye and former Michigan State P Mike Sadler were all in the car when Sadler lost control of the wheel on a wet road Saturday night. The car struck a tree, killing both Foltz and Sadler. Delahoussaye was taken to the hospital where he received stitches and burn treatments before being released. Foltz was named to the Ray Guy Watch List earlier this offseason. He was coming off first-team All-Big 10 honors for the 2015 campaign. In a statement, HC Mike Riley said, "Sam was universally loved and respected by everyone he touched and on whom he had a positive influence each and every day. His tragic loss is immeasurable to his family, his friends, his classmates, his teammates and his coaches and our thoughts and prayers are with all of them."
Jul 24 - 7:39 PM

Nebraska redshirt senior QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. "should benefit greatly from the return of essentially the entire receiving corps," believes Pro Football Focus' Josh Liskiewitz.

Armstrong had a rocky 2015 campaign, blending inaccurate passing and untimely turnovers with impressive aerial displays and feats of athleticism. Fortunately, main target receivers Jordan Westerkamp and Brandon Reilly have returned. Unfortunately, the offensive line must be rebuilt. Overall, Armstrong finished the 2015 campaign with 3,030 passing yards (55% completions) and a 22/16 TD/INT ratio.
Jul 9 - 11:27 AM

Pro Football Focus ranks Nebraska senior S Nate Gerry as the No. 90 player in college football.

"Gerry took a step back from an outstanding 2014 campaign, but he still enters 2016 as one of the nation’s best safeties," wrote Steve Palazzolo. Gerry actually posted PFF's No. 2 coverage grade in 2014. The 6-foot-2, 205-pounder's weakness remains wrapping up, as Gerry has 25 missed tackles over the last two years. "Still, Gerry has good instincts and he’ll anchor the back end for Nebraska this season," concluded Palazzolo.
Jul 9 - 10:48 AM

Three-star 2017 DE Robert Porcher IV committed to Nebraska.

Arizona, Arizona State, Indiana, Louisville and Michigan (among others) had made offers to Porcher, but Nebraska reigned supreme for the 6-foot-2, 245-pounder's pledge. While he is listed as a defensive end, ESPN believes his best fit might be on the inside -- assuming he can add the necessary bulk. The outlet would like to see improved tackling, too, as they note that he showcases too many arm-tackling tendencies to instill comfort.
Jul 3 - 12:49 PM

The NCAA is implementing a rule in which all bowl-eligible teams with 6-6 records are required to be given their bowl assignments before a team with a 5-7 record can be considered.

Last season, three teams with 5-7 records were awarded bowl bids based on APR (Academic Progress Rate). This in and of itself is not the issue -- there were 80 slots available, 77 of which were filled by 6-6 teams, thus three more were needed. Instead, the issue comes in the fact that the Foster Farms Bowl passed over Mountain West squads Nevada (6-6) and Colorado State (7-5) in favor of placing a 5-7 Nebraska team against 8-5 UCLA. This will not be a possibility this coming season. All 6-6 teams will first be chosen for the respective bowls, at which point (assuming there are still slots available), the 5-7 team with the highest APR will be able to choose which available bowl to attend.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 30 - 12:22 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney tagged Nebraska four-star 2017 LB Avery Roberts as a recruit who has something to prove at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge.

At the beginning of June, Roberts made miniature waves (as they were) when he saw a tweet asking what you can do when Leonard Fournette comes around the corner. "Same thing I would do to anyone else….Tell him good night and put him to sleep!" he responded. Never mind the fact that Nebraska and LSU have not played since the Sugar Bowl in 1986. There was obviously no ill-intent in the tweet, but the 6-foot-1, 213-pounder subsequently deleted it. Gorney hopes he unleashes some of that deleted fire at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge in Atlanta this coming weekend. "This is offseason ball so playing in pads won’t be possible," he wrote, "but the four-star Nebraska commit will have an opportunity to show his physical play and his cover abilities against some of the nation’s best. It won’t be a snoozer either way."
Source: Rivals
Jun 6 - 2:01 PM

Nebraska junior WR DeMornay Pierson-El indicated at the end of April that the broken foot he suffered in August has been more of an issue in rehab than the torn ACL he suffered on Halloween.

Pierson-El broke the fifth metatarsal in his left foot in August and subsequently had a screw implanted in the hoof. Two months into the season, he then suffered a torn left ACL and fractured leg while celebrating teammate Stanley Morgan's Halloween touchdown against Purdue. The 5-foot-9, 185-pound junior feels like he is nearing recovery from both injuries, but said that "there are still things I haven't experienced, still things I'm not comfortable with, so I'm not completely there. But I'm really close." At the beginning of April, HC Mike Riley said that he was around 80%. Pierson-El offers a dynamic speed element when he is right.
Jun 5 - 1:33 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Rob Cassidy wrote that Nebraska 2018 TE Cameron Jurgens "shined on offense" at the Rivals Camp Series regional in Kansas City.

"A versatile prospect, Jurgens has a massive build with strong hands," Cassidy wrote. "He’s quick off the line of scrimmage and is explosive for his massive size [at 6-foot-3, 235 pounds]." The analyst hears that some are of the belief that Jurgens could have more potential as a linebacker than a tight end.
Source: Rivals
May 21 - 8:00 PM

Nebraska junior CB Joshua Kalu was named to the preseason Lott IMPACT trophy watch list.

The 6-fot-1, 190-pounder was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection last year after posting 75 tackles and three interceptions. In the spring, he was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Kalu is well known in Lincoln for his civic deeds. He earned a spot on the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams and has volunteered for Make-A-Wish, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, and local hospital and rec centers.
May 21 - 1:28 PM

Broncos selected Nebraska FB Andy Janovich with the No. 176 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Janovich (6'1/238) spent a little over one season as the starting fullback, amassing a 45-271-3 (6.1 YPC) rushing line with five career receptions. He earned honorable mention All-Big Ten from the conference's coaches as a senior. A walk-on with borderline-NFL athleticism (4.81 forty, 9'11" broad jump), Janovich's big-league ticket will be on special teams, where he starred in college. He isn't a ball-handling threat or a dominant lead blocker.
Apr 30 - 3:46 PM

Ravens selected Nebraska OT Alex Lewis with the No. 130 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Lewis (6'6/312) spent two years at Nebraska after transferring from Colorado, making 26 starts at left tackle and earning second-team All-Big Ten from the conference's coaches as a senior. Lewis has long arms (34") with a left tackle frame, but his best NFL position will be right tackle due to slow-ish feet. Lewis' likeliest NFL projection is a swing tackle with some potential to grow into a lower-end starter.
Apr 30 - 1:45 PM

Patriots selected Nebraska DL Vincent Valentine with the No. 96 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Valentine (6'4/329) left Nebraska as a redshirt junior after making 24 starts, tallying 16 career tackles for loss, seven sacks, and a forced fumble. He showed plus length and athleticism at the Combine, but managed 17 bench-press reps and needs to get stronger. Valentine struggled with conditioning in college and missed time with a high ankle sprain last year, but he's a project worth trying to develop. Valentine offers rotational nose tackle potential.
Apr 29 - 11:13 PM

Cowboys selected Nebraska DT Maliek Collins with the No. 67 overall pick in the 2016 draft.

Collins (6'2/311) turned pro after three seasons at Nebraska, logging 23 tackles for loss and eight sacks across 26 starts. He made second-team All-Big Ten as a junior. A gap-shooting penetrator, Collins' athletic ability showed up in Indy with a 5.03 forty and 29 1/2-inch vertical. Collins' run defense needs a lot of work, but he's pro ready to cause backfield havoc, and just turned 21 a few weeks ago. He's an upside three-technique prospect.
Apr 29 - 9:53 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline hears that Nebraska T Alex Lewis has legitimate potential to be drafted on Friday.

Per Pauline, teams "love" Lewis' upside and began to swoon during the Shrine Game. "I'm told it's a situation where Lewis may end up playing guard as a rookie," Pauline noted, "as he develops his game and physically matures before being kicked out to tackle." A Day 2 pick might surprise NFL Media's Lance Zierlein, who tabbed Lewis as a fifth or sixth-round selection earlier in the process.
Apr 29 - 1:26 PM

CBS Sports' Pete Prisco wrote that Nebraska DT Maliek Collins has "been overlooked a bunch in this process."

A noticeable drop in production from 2014 to 2015 has played at least some part in Collins' dulled draft stock. That doesn't concern Prisco, who writes that even with that down statistical campaign, "he's a quick, athletic defensive tackle who weighs 300 pounds." The analyst has a friend in colleague Rob Rang, who believes that Collins would be receiving second-round talk if he was not in such a loaded class of defensive tackles.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 26 - 9:51 PM


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