Lincoln, NE – Junior Nebraska wide receiver Tim Marlowe has showed he has great speed. The Youngstown, OH product has put it on display for fans multiple times on special team units. But it's not transferred to the wide receiver position just yet. It's the hope that with a new offense, Marlowe's skills translate to the scheme going forward.
"Coach Beck has a lot of freedom in his offense...it's not just black and white," said Marlowe after Wednesday's practice. "We have some great athletes and we are just trying to use everyone. We are just trying to make big plays and be an explosive offense."
Marlowe was one of a handful of guys expected to have the most riding going into camp. His fourth year in the program, the junior wide receiver is running out of time to make an impact at his position. If the receiver doesn't start the season high on the depth chart, it might be hard to believe he ever gets significant snaps down the road.
Hailing from the same high school program that produced Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini and coordinators Tim Beck and Carl Pelini, Marlowe was the first Ohio product to sign with Nebraska in ten years back in 2008.
As a senior at Cardinal Mooney, Marlowe did everything – getting significant time at defensive back and quarterback. In the Division IV state title game, Marlowe rushed for 104 yards on 17 carries, passing for 135 yards and a touchdown on six attempts. He also made three tackles on defense.