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  2023 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION: Nash Hutmacher,...Nebraska's strong run defense was led by a trio of defensive linemen who earned honorable-mention recognition. Hutmacher manned the middle of the Nebraska defense and recorded 40 tackles to go along with eight tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and a blocked field goal against Iowa. - Nebraska Football

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  2023 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION: Quinton Newsome,...A senior cornerback from Suwanee, Ga., Newsome earned conference honors for the second straight season after also being an honorable-mention choice in 2022. Newsome finished the year with 37 tackles, an interception and a blocked field goal returned for a touchdown. - Nebraska Football

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  2023 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION: Isaac Gifford,...Gifford manned the rover position for Nebraska and led the Huskers in tackles with 86 stops, the most by a Husker defensive back in nine seasons. Gifford was second on the team with eight pass breakups while his 6.5 tackles for loss was among the best for Big Ten defensive backs. - Nebraska Football

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  2023 ALL-BIG TEN THIRD TEAM: Luke Reimer, Nebraska,...Reimer, a graduate of Lincoln North Star High School, earned all-conference recognition for the third consecutive season. He finished the season with 48 tackles in 10 games, while his five sacks ranked second on the team and his 7.5 tackles for loss were third for the Blackshirts. Reimer, who had earned honorable-mention recognition in both 2021 and 2022, finished his Husker career third on the school's all-time tackles list with 293 stops. - Nebraska Football

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  2023 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION: Ben Scott,...Scott joined the Nebraska program in 2023 after transferring from Arizona State. The 6-6, 305-pound Scott anchored the line from his center position and made 11 starts this season. - Nebraska Football

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  2023 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION: Bryce Benhart,...Benhart and Ben Scott were the leaders of an offensive line that helped Nebraska rank second in the Big Ten by averaging 176.8 rushing yards per game. The Huskers were among the nation's most improved rushing offenses and led the conference in runs of more than 40 yards. A native of Lakeville, Minn., Benhart was the only Husker offensive player to start all 12 games this season. The 6-9, 315-pound Benhart has 41 career starts, tying for the most in school history by an offensive lineman. - Nebraska Football

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  2023 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION: Ty Robinson,...Robinson finished the year with 29 tackles, including four tackles for loss. He was disruptive at the line of scrimmage with six pass breakups and a team-high 11 quarterback hurries along with a blocked field goal against Iowa. - Nebraska Football

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  2023 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION: Omar Brown,...Brown tied for second on the team with 51 tackles, while forcing two fumbles, recovering a fumble and adding an interception. - Nebraska Football

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  2023 ALL-BIG TEN HONORABLE MENTION: Tommi Hill,...The fourth member of the secondary to be honored was junior cornerback Tommi Hill, who led the Huskers with four interceptions and nine pass breakups. In conference play, Hill led the Big Ten with 1.33 passes defended per game. - Nebraska Football

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  In an offseason that featured roster overhaul at just about every position, Nebraska's running backs remain mostly unchanged heading into 2023. All four of Nebraska's top running backs from last year - Anthony Grant, Ajay Allen, Rahmir Johnson and Gabe Ervin Jr. - are back for another season. Running backs coach EJ Barthel has already gotten to work identifying the strengths in his room. Barthel called Grant a "powerful runner," while Allen is "dynamic" and Johnson has "elite speed." Their collective talents led Nebraska to add talent at other positions, with incoming freshman Kwinten Ives being the only scholarship addition at running back.

"The transfer portal wasn't something I was really interested into, or that Coach Rhule wasn't interested into," Barthel said on Jan. 12. "After evaluating the tape and looking at some of the guys on the roster, I'm just really excited about the group. There's a lot of potential out there in how they run the football." Grant was Nebraska's most consistent running back in 2022, handling double-digit carries in all 12 games. However, the success of those carries was highly variable - Grant totaled 600 of his 915 rushing yards in the first six games of the season before struggling against the Big Ten's best run defenses. - Lincoln Journal Star


rSr/2024 RB Anthony GrantNebraska
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  Nebraska picked up a major piece out of the transfer portal Monday as former five-star edge rushing prospect MJ Sherman committed to the Huskers. Sherman, who visited Lincoln over the weekend, was a three-year contributor with Georgia and a key special teams cog on two national title squads. The 6-foot-2, 250-pounder was a top-50 national player in the 2020 cycle who turned down the likes of Alabama and Ohio State as a blue-chip recruit. He has two years of eligibility remaining plus a potential redshirt.

Sherman's mother, Sussie Sharpe, confirmed her son's decision on social media. "Husker Nation, it's official!" she wrote. "Team Sherman is coming home!" Sherman played high school football in the Washington D.C. area and grew up in Baltimore. He entered the portal last Friday in what was considered a surprise move at the time. The linebacker saw just 140 defensive snaps across three seasons and 39 games, getting far more action on special teams. His relatively limited role and stat line - 15 career tackles - is more a product of Georgia's embarrassment of elite talent rather than his own struggles. - Lincoln Journal Star


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  The man who scored Nebraska's first touchdown of the 2022 season has rejoined the team for winter workouts in 2023. Isaiah Garcia-Castaneda, who entered the transfer portal in October, withdrew his name and will take part in spring camp, a program source confirmed Monday. He left the team having caught five passes for 120 yards, primarily in the season-opening loss to Northwestern.

NU removed Garcia-Castaneda from its 2022 roster - a sign of a complete break with the program. That was one staff ago. NU coach Matt Rhule's staff is in place, and Garcia-Castaneda rejoins a wide receiver room that no longer has record-breaking receiver Trey Palmer but added two transfers (Baylor's Josh Fleek and Virginia's Billy Kemp) and two surprising returnees (Garcia-Castaneda and Zavier Betts). - Lincoln Journal Star


rSr/2024 WR Isaiah Garcia-CastanedaNebraska
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  Nebraska is in talks with former standout receiver Zavier Betts about a return to the football team. The possibility of an NU comeback - perhaps even likelihood - was confirmed by two sources with knowledge of the situation. Momentum picked up considerably since Betts entered the transfer portal Jan. 3, when a source said the Bellevue West graduate was not on NU's radar at that time. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Betts sat out the 2022 season after leaving the Huskers in March.

That after flashing elite speed and playmaking ability during his two-year stint in Lincoln that spanned 18 games, 32 catches and 417 receiving yards. He was NU's second-leading receiver in 2021 with 20 grabs for 286 yards while adding three carries for 109 yards and a touchdown. Betts' sudden departure from NU was not related to discipline for any on-field or off-field issues, sources said in the spring, but more because of football burnout. Then-coach Scott Frost declined to get into specifics, repeatedly saying Betts is was not a member of the team at the time. - Lincoln Journal Star


rJr/2025 WR Zavier BettsNebraska
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  New Nebraska secondary coach Evan Cooper, who worked with cornerbacks while with the Carolina Panthers, knows what a NFL player looks like and thinks he has a few on his roster. "I think we have some NFL DBs on the roster - guys that look like the guys I just finished coaching," he said. The entire group that started down the stretch in 2022 is set to return in corners Quinton Newsome and Malcolm Hartzog along with safeties Marques Buford and Myles Farmer. Isaac Gifford and Javin Wright - both of whom have started at nickelback - are back, too. Only senior Brandon Moore moves on, while NU adds a former top national safety prospect from the portal (Florida's Corey Collier) and four high school prospects. - Omaha World Herald

rSr/2024 CB Quinton NewsomeNebraska
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  Nebraska struck gold on receiver transfer additions the previous two offseasons. It will have a chance to do so again after landing another veteran Power Five performer out of the portal on Monday night. Former Virginia wideout Billy Kemp committed to the Huskers following a weekend visit to campus. The 5-foot-9, 172-pounder piled up 1,174 receiving yards and 192 grabs - fourth most in school history - during his five college campaigns spanning 50 games (25 starts). He chose Nebraska over interest from at least half a dozen other Power Five suitors.

Kemp has one season of eligibility remaining because of a recent NCAA decision granting Virginia seniors an extra year in the wake of the November shooting deaths of three football players and subsequent cancellation of the team's final two games. He had initially declared for the draft last month before entering the portal Dec. 30. NU has hit well on portal receivers of late, serving as a one-season springboard into the NFL for Samori Toure (2021) and Trey Palmer (2022). - Lincoln Journal Star


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