Nebraska-BYU week: Brandon Reilly

Nebraska junior Brandon Reilly returned to the practice field this week and could be a big boost to the Huskers' receiving corps against BYU.

LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska wide receiver Brandon Reilly's fall camp was a rough one. After dealing with a hamstring issue much of last season, he dealt with again after hitting a soft spot in the grass early on in fall camp. Trying to be careful, Reilly didn't practice at all last week. 

A former walk-on, the junior returned to the practice field on Monday and on Tuesday, she he was excited for this Saturday. 

"I felt good yesterday, but today, really good," said Reilly. "Now it's 100 percent." 

Despite not practicing for nearly two entire weeks of fall camp dealing with the hamstring, Reilly found himself listed as a No. 1 wide receiver on Nebraska's depth chart released on Monday. 

"It was big for me," said Reilly. "Hopefully I can prove them right on Saturday." 

Reilly wasn't the only wide receiver dealing with injuries during camp. Jordan WesterkampLane HoveySam BurtchDe'Mornay Pierson-ElTaariq AllenAlonzo MooreLavan Alston and Stanley Morgan all missed at least one practice. Pierson-El is out six to eight weeks with a broken foot. 

In total, Reilly caught six balls for 85 yards in 2014, with his biggest catch coming against Iowa - a 35-yarder late in the game. 


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