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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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6-5, 190 • Freshman • Quarterback
If all goes according to Nebraska’s plan, Haarberg’s lone action this season is in mop-up duty of blowouts as he learns the offense and grows into his impressive frame. But Husker coaches know: The arm is there. The athleticism is there. The potential to turn his raw skill into a polished player is there. Haarberg’s best days are ahead of him, and the development he’s made in just two years — from a junior at Kearney Catholic until now — is notable.
We're kicking off our annual Husker Camp Countdown of Nebraska's 50 most important players, and this year's rankings will be heavy with defense at the top. Sam McKewon explains why.