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Husker Camp Countdown: No. 20 Garrett Nelson
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Husker Camp Countdown: No. 20 Garrett Nelson

Garrett Nelson

One of the first examples Nebraska might give to show the transformational effect of its strength program, Garrett Nelson slid into a starting role last year and will again factor heavily into what the Blackshirts do at the second level of their defense.

No. 20 of the Husker Camp Countdown highlights outside linebacker Garrett Nelson.

The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 NU football players you need to know heading into the season.

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Garrett Nelson

6-3, 240 • Sophomore • Outside linebacker

One of the first examples Nebraska might give to show the transformational effect of its strength program, Nelson slid into a starting role last year and will again factor heavily into what the Blackshirts do at the second level of their defense.

Among his best assets is a relentless motor, though at times that’s gotten him beat on run-pass option plays when a receiver has leaked past him.

Nelson has the intangibles to eventually be a captain, but the Huskers would be happy this year if he paired his obvious passion with more consistently assignment-sound football as a regular contributor.


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