Sean FisherPosition: Linebacker
Height/Weight: 6-foot-6, 230 pounds
High School: Millard North (Neb.)
2011 Review:Last year Sean Fisher played in 10 games and started in four contests against Chattanooga, Fresno State, Wisconsin and Penn State.
He recorded a season-high six tackles in the season opener against Chattanooga, and recorded at least three tackles in four games.
In total, Fisher was able to record 24 tackles, three of which were for a loss. Fisher feels like he was still recovering from a broken leg suffered in 2010 last year.
"It's been important to me to get back and get back to playing like what I felt like before I was hurt, and I didn't feel like I did that last year," Fisher said. "Whether it be a mental thing, or just getting back physically, so I think there's definitely things to work on from a physicality standpoint and just getting strength back and things like that. They are going in the right direction right now."
2012 Outlook:Fisher is one of three returning senior linebackers, joining Will Compton and Alonzo Whaley, and is currently the front-runner to start as the BUCK linebacker.
Coaches are really excited about the year Fisher could have. "Fish has had a very solid spring," said defensive coordinator John Papuchis.
It seems as though Fisher is coming back to the way he was before the injury, and that is exciting news for head coach Bo Pelini.
"It's night and day for Fisher right now," said Pelini. "He was hurting last year. I'm seeing the Fish we are accustomed to. He's playing really good football right now.
"We are really excited about where he is and I think he's going to have a heck of a year. He's a good football player."
How he ended up in Lincoln:The Nebraska native played high school football at Millard North in Omaha. He was a standout on both sides of the ball, both in the secondary and as a running back.
As a senior he rushed for 646 yards, including 198 yards on 44 carries in the state championship game. On defense he made 68 tackles and an interception.
Fisher was named a SuperPrep All-American and was regarded as one of the top five players in Nebraska. He chose to attend the University of Nebraska over Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado and Arizona State.
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