LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska true freshman wide receiver Stanley Morgan has seen an increase in reps due to a series of injuries at the wide receiver position in Lincoln.
The former Louisiana prep is taking advantage of every one of them.
Often mentioned in Big Red Report's practice reports, Morgan might have had his best day on Saturday night.
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Lining up with the second-team offense during an extended scrimmage, Morgan's name was quickly called and elevated to the first-team when senior wide receiver Taariq Allen went down with a shin injury.
About 45-minutes later, Morgan had recorded three touchdowns and another nice haul - playing both with starting quarterback Tommy Armstrong and backup Ryker Fyfe during the scrimmage.
"Stanley is a mature, strong, and unfazed guy about where he is at right now," said head coach Mike Riley. "He appears beyond his years. He's already physically...this was not surprising to the team tonight. He's been doing this."
Many projected Morgan to play in 2015, but not to the level he currently is showing.
"Love Stanley," said Nebraska receivers coach Keith Williams early in camp. "I had a relationship with Stan when I was at Tulane. I was able to watch him play and see him at camp. I spoke to him numerous times prior to coming to Nebraska...I'm pleased with his transition to the speed of the game."
While it is an often unwritten rule that a player shouldn't lose his spot to injury, guys like junior wide receiver Brandon Reilly (hamstring) better get back in a hurry.