Cotton will get shown the ropes

A freshman year is always tough for a college football player. Then there is Sam Cotton's situation.

A freshman year is always tough for a college football player. Adjusting to the speed of the game, extra workouts, and film study takes a while to get used to. In addition, the upperclassman usually have some sort of initiation process.

Then there is Sam Cotton's situation. The incoming Lincoln Southeast freshman tight end not only has to see his dad Barney (offensive line coach) at every practice, but both brothers - sophomore offensive lineman Jake Cotton and senior tight end Ben Cotton.

"We've been thinking of some things we can do to break him in to the mix. I'm going to get a little more of an opportunity to break him in the hard way and knock heads with him," said Ben. "It's going to be a lot of fun being able to play with my brothers and have my dad coach. It's my last year and it's going to be something you only come across once in life. My whole family is really looking forward to it."

Sam Cotton committed to Nebraska back in June 2011, shortly after earning a scholarship offer from Bo Pelini and crew at the Huskers summer camp. He's expected to redshirt in 2012.


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