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(Neb.)-Seven Husker walk-ons earn scholarships

By: Andrew Lacy Posted at: 08/24/2013 03:08 PM
LINCOLN - Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini announced Saturday that seven Husker players who originally joined the program as walk-ons will be on scholarship for the 2013 season.

The group includes three 2013 seniors who were on scholarship during the spring semester and will remain on scholarship for their final season as Huskers. That trio includes quarterback Ron Kellogg III, tight end Jake Long and safety Wil Richards.

Four additional Huskers have been placed on scholarship for the first time including senior defensive tackle Brodrick Nickens, senior linebacker Colby Starkebaum, junior center Mark Pelini and sophomore fullback Andy Janovich.

Saturday’s announcement continues a long Husker tradition of walk-ons earning scholarships during their career at Nebraska. Pelini has now placed 26 former walk-ons on scholarship during his six seasons as Nebraska’s head coach.

Nebraska will open the season at home Aug. 31 against Wyoming on AM 610 KCSR


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