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  01/26/21 - Luke McCaffreyrFr/2024, Nebraska, 6-2, 200 (DS#16 QB) + More +

  Nebraska backup quarterback Luke McCaffrey has entered the transfer portal after starting two games and appearing in five others last season, the school's athletic department confirmed Tuesday. The brother of NFL star Christian McCaffrey nearly beat out Adrian Martinez for the Cornhuskers' starting job last fall, and coach Scott Frost in November called the redshirt freshman "the future" at quarterback. McCaffrey replaced an ineffective Martinez as the starter for the third game, a win over Penn State, but committed four turnovers in a loss to Illinois the next week. Martinez returned as starter for the final four games as the Huskers finished 3-5. McCaffrey completed 48 of 76 passes for 466 yards and one touchdown and rushed 65 times for 364 yards and three TDs. He was on the sideline in street clothes for the final game at Rutgers. - AP College Football

(DS#16 QB) rFr/2024 QB Luke McCaffreyNebraska
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  01/18/21 - Samori TourerSr/2022, Nebraska, 6-2, 190 (DS#45 WR) + More +

  Nebraska lost one and added one on Monday as Robinson transferred out and Samori Toure transferred in from Montana. A first-team FCS All-American, Toure racked up 1,485 yards on 87 catches in 2019 for the Grizzlies. The Huskers not only have to make up for Robinson's loss, but they have to get more production from the wide receiver group overall, too. Toure told the Journal Star he feels like he can be an all-around threat in the Big Ten. "I would just describe myself as a playmaker," Toure said. "I have good speed, I can take the top off a defense and I like to pride myself on what I do after the catch. Something I've got better at is running the intermediate routes. That was a big thing I needed to do was just polish up my intermediate routes, and I feel like I've done that. "Now I can put it all together." - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#45 WR) rSr/2022 WR Samori ToureNebraska
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  01/16/21 - Ben StillerSr/2022, Nebraska, 6-4, 295 (DS#59 DT) + More +

  Ben Stille's work at Nebraska isn't done just yet. The senior defensive lineman announced Friday morning that he plans to return in 2021 and play a sixth year for the Huskers. The Ashland native turned in his best season so far in 2020 and was an anchor up front for NU. Now he'll be back working again with defensive line coach Tony Tuioti and defensive coordinator Erik Chinander. Stille's return marks the end of a big week of announcements for the Blackshirts. NU also has senior outside linebacker JoJo Domann, inside linebacker Will Honas and safeties Deontai Williams and Marquel Dismuke back in the fold for the 2021 season along with junior defensive back Cam Taylor-Britt. - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#59 DT) rSr/2022 DT Ben StilleNebraska
News Source: Lincoln Journal Star
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  01/16/21 - Levi FalckrSr/2022, Nebraska, 6-1, 205 (DS#999 WR) + More +

  Nebraska's wide receiving corps is going to look different in 2021, but Levi Falck will be among the familiar faces. The graduate transfer from South Dakota, who walked on with the Huskers before the 2020 season and worked his way into a starting role, confirmed Friday to the Journal Star that he is planning to return for the 2021 season. Falck, a 6-foot-2, 205-pounder, played in all eight games for Nebraska in 2020 and started half of them. He logged 13 catches for 122 yards and a touchdown and was third on the team in targets (22), trailing only junior tight end Austin Allen (28) and departed sophomore receiver Wan'Dale Robinson (66). - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#999 WR) rSr/2022 WR Levi FalckNebraska
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  01/15/21 - Will HonasrSr/2022, Nebraska, 6-0, 230 (DS#43 ILB) + More +

  Will Honas emerged as a staple of Nebraska's defense in 2020. Now he's poised to be just the same in 2021. The senior inside linebacker announced Thursday morning he's returning to school for an extra season and will be back with the Huskers for 2021. Honas is coming off his best collegiate season and will look to build on it thanks to the extra season of eligibility granted by the NCAA due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Wichita, Kansas, native played in seven of NU's eight games in 2020 and finished second on the team in tackles with 57. He tied senior outside linebacker JoJo Domann with a team-best 6 1/2 tackles for loss, adding a team-leading three sacks. He projects as a defensive leader next season. - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#43 ILB) rSr/2022 ILB Will HonasNebraska
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  01/14/21 - Deontai WilliamsrSr/2022, Nebraska, 6-0, 205 (DS#17 FS) + More +

  Nebraska's senior safety pair will be back together again in 2021. A couple of hours after Deontai Williams announced he was going to return for the 2021 season on Wednesday morning, his starting mate, Marquel Dismuke, did the same. The duo returning for the NCAA's extra season of eligibility fortifies a position group that otherwise would have been quite young this fall and all but ensures that defensive coordinator Erik Chinander will again oversee a veteran unit in 2021. Williams played in all eight games for the Huskers in 2020 and made seven starts after missing nearly the entire 2019 season due to a shoulder injury. - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#17 FS) rSr/2022 FS Deontai WilliamsNebraska
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  01/14/21 - Jared BubakrSr/2021, Nebraska, 6-5, 240 (DS#999 TE) + More +

  Walk-on Nebraska tight end Jared Bubak is listed in the NCAA's transfer portal as of Tuesday evening, the Journal Star confirmed. Bubak is a Lincoln Christian graduate. He appeared in 17 career games at ASU before transferring to NU. Now he has one season left to play at a new school. - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#999 TE) rSr/2021 TE Jared BubakNebraska
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  01/13/21 - Matt FarniokrSr/2021, Nebraska, 6-5, 330 (DS#40 OG) + More +

  A two-time captain and veteran starter on Nebraska's offensive line is off to the NFL. Senior Matt Farniok, who played tackle, guard and center during his Husker career, announced he will not use the sixth season granted by the NCAA and instead will turn his attention toward playing professional ball. The 6-foot-6, 335-pound Farniok, a native of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, started 32 games in Lincoln and was the full-time right guard in 2020. He also replaced Cameron Jurgens at times at center and, until this season, was mostly a right tackle. - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#40 OG) rSr/2021 OG Matt FarniokNebraska
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  01/13/21 - Dedrick MillsrSr/2021, Nebraska, 5-10, 220 (DS#51 RB) + More +

  Nebraska senior running back Dedrick Mills sought out Scott Frost right before the regular-season finale at Rutgers. There was a sense of urgency in Mills' voice. "I told Coach Frost, 'I ain't going to lie to you, this game I just need the ball," Mills said Tuesday. "He was already talking about the cold and how there wasn't going to be much of a passing game. I knew it was going to be more of a running-type game. "He even asked me what my favorite play was." Mills prefers the inside zone game. He wanted to test the middle of Rutgers' defense. The plan worked extremely well. He rushed 25 times for 191 yards in his team's 28-21 win Dec. 18 in Piscataway, New Jersey. It ended up being Mills' final game as a Husker. The 24-year-old Georgia native announced Tuesday that he is turning his sights to professional football rather than returning to Nebraska and using the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA. The 5-foot-11, 220-pound Mills finished the season with 84 carries for 396 yards (4.7 yards per carry) and three touchdowns. He also had 12 receptions for 85 yards. - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#51 RB) rSr/2021 RB Dedrick MillsNebraska
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  01/12/21 - Markese StepprSo/2023, Nebraska, 5-11, 235 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  Running back Markese Stepp has transferred from Southern California to Nebraska, strengthening an area of need for the Cornhuskers following the departure of Wan'Dale Robinson. Stepp made the announcement on Twitter on Tuesday. The 6-foot, 235-pounder appeared in five of the Trojans' six games and was the team's third-leading rusher with 45 carries for 165 yards and three touchdowns. He also caught three passes for 28 yards. Nebraska lost one of its top playmakers on Monday when Robinson announced he would transfer. Robinson was the Huskers' primary running back when Dedrick Mills was out two games and most of another because of injury. - AP College Football

(DS#999 RB) rSo/2023 RB Markese SteppNebraska
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  01/12/21 - Samori TourerSr/2022, Nebraska, 6-2, 190 (DS#45 WR) + More +

  Toure is the second graduate transfer from the FCS level that will be jumping on board with the Huskers this month, joining Northern Iowa linebacker Chris Kolarevic. Graduate transfers don't technically sign a National Letter of Intent, but the pair, along with four-star linebacker Wynden Ho'ohuli (Mililani, Hawaii), puts Nebraska's 2021 recruiting class at 22 players total. That leaves the Huskers with three spots to use the rest of the offseason. They are still involved with at least one high school player (Omaha Westside defensive back Avante Dickerson, who is verbally committed to Minnesota). - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#45 WR) rSr/2022 WR Samori ToureNebraska
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  01/06/21 - Cam Taylor-BrittJr/2022, Nebraska, 6-0, 215 (DS#14 CB) + More +

  Nebraska cornerback Cam Taylor-Britt, arguably the Husker defense's best player, has decided to return for his senior season. The 6-foot, 215-pound Alabama native said Monday on Twitter, "After much thought and consideration...Let's take it back for one more ride Husker Nation." A second-team All-Big Ten selection by league coaches, Taylor-Britt recorded 28 tackles this season while making two interceptions and breaking up four passes. He was also the team's leading punt returner with six for 79 yards (13.2 per return). In 2019, Taylor-Britt ranked third nationally with four forced fumbles, the most by any Husker since 1999. - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#14 CB) Jr/2022 CB Cam Taylor-BrittNebraska
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  01/04/21 - JoJo DomannrSr/2022, Nebraska, 6-0, 235 (DS#49 OLB) + More +

  Outside linebacker JoJo Domann announced Saturday afternoon that he is returning to Nebraska next year and will take advantage of the extra year of eligibility granted to all players by the NCAA due to the coronavirus pandemic. That, of course, is a major boost for the Blackshirts. Domann not only led Nebraska in tackles (58) and tied for the team lead in tackles for loss (6½), but he's a versatile player who in 2020 showed himself capable of holding up against the run and also playing in coverage. He tied senior cornerback Dicaprio Bootle for the team lead with five pass breakups, and forced two fumbles and recovered one while playing in all eight games. Domann's return is made even more significant by the fact that NU lacks depth at outside linebacker overall. Assistant coach Mike Dawson helped the group develop in 2020 and NU saw progress from players such as junior Caleb Tannor and sophomore Garrett Nelson, but nobody else in the room had shown so far the capability of being an every-down player like Domann was. - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#49 OLB) rSr/2022 OLB JoJo DomannNebraska
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  01/02/21 - Dicaprio BootlerSr/2021, Nebraska, 5-10, 195 (DS#39 CB) + More +

  Saying his time at Nebraska has been nothing short of amazing, Husker senior cornerback Dicaprio Bootle has decided to enter the NFL Draft. He made the announcement Tuesday night via Twitter. He totaled 26 pass breakups in his Nebraska career, which ranks ninth in program history. Although he had only one interception, he was a model of consistency and respected enough by his teammates to be named one of five team captains in 2020. - Lincoln Journal Star

(DS#39 CB) rSr/2021 CB Dicaprio BootleNebraska
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  12/29/20 - Markese StepprSo/2023, Nebraska, 5-11, 235 (DS#999 RB) + More +

  When he first burst onto the scene last season, Markese Stepp seemed destined to be USC's next bellcow back. Instead, after a year in which he battled multiple injuries and the Trojans run game diminished, the redshirt sophomore is now in search of a new backfield. Stepp officially entered the NCAA transfer portal on Monday, less than two weeks after he led USC in rushing attempts (13) in a Pac-12 title loss to Oregon.

It was a disappointing finish to a disappointing season for Stepp, whose redshirt freshman season ended with an ankle injury that lingered until the start of the 2020 season. That injury slowed his progress to start this shortened campaign, before he also suffered a turf toe injury and a strained pectoral, the latter of which cost him a game. He finished with just 165 yards in 45 carries, nearly three yards per carry fewer than he registered as a redshirt freshman last season. - Los Angeles Times


(DS#999 RB) rSo/2023 RB Markese SteppNebraska
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