Nebraska's fall camp is in the books and Big Red Report is taking a look back. What was the high point? The low point?
It's never great to focus on the negatives, but losing wide receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El for six to eight weeks with a broken foot was definitely the low point. Not only will he be missed on the offensive side of the football, but as All-American punt returner.
We are sort of cheating (technically it's game week), but the high point came yesterday, when Huskers.com did a great job capturing the distribution of the Blackshirts. Nebraska senior defensive end Jack Gangwish, a former walk-on, got emotional when seeing the practice jersey. It was definitely a moment where a guy's hard work was being reflected.
Gangwish was elected by his peers a captain during the summer.
“There’s a reason I obtained this position, and I want to make sure I live up to those values in the fullest," said Gangwish. "When it comes to game day, first and foremost, I want to be a good player. I want to do my job well and I want to set a high standard for myself and then hold my teammates to the same high standard. I want to be emotional. I want to do the things that it takes to make my teammates play better.”
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