The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska football players you need to know heading into the 2021 season.
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6-6, 245 • Freshman • Outside linebacker
That power-to-speed move he made on left tackle Turner Corcoran for a spring game sack opened some eyes. Gunnerson was one of our favorite signees in the 2020 class, and Husker coaches felt the same.
After a year spent getting healthy after surgery, Gunnerson figures as a backup pass rusher behind Pheldarius Payne or Caleb Tannor, but don’t count him out to play more snaps in bigger situations as the season wears on.