Orlando, FL - Senior cornerback Alfonzo Dennard will likely go down as one of the greatest corners in Nebraska football history. His performance on Monday afternoon in the Capital One Bowl was less than desired.
Dennard will be remembered for a lot of things at Nebraska, getting kicked out of his last game as a Blackshirt shouldn't be one of them. He deserves better.
"That's not the type of person I am. So I'm very sorry for that," said the Georgia native after the game, when explaining the actions that resulted in his ejection.
Dennard, along with Jeffery, exchanged pushes and a punch during a scuffle downfield after the play. Immediately both were ejected.
"I hit him out of bounds, he pushed me, and I hit him back," Dennard stated. "Once I realized I got a flag, it kind of hurt me."
A future NFL corner, Dennard had locked down Big Ten receivers all year. First it was B.J. Cunningham of Michigan State (zero catches). Then it was Iowa's Marvin McNutt (four catches for 29 yards). His play earned him not only All-Big Ten honors, but also the leagues top corner award.
But despite his great play during the regular season, Dennard struggled against the bigger SEC receiver.
"I mean, he's a good player, I'm a good player," Dennard told reporters. "He's a very good player. But at times he played nasty."