LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska freshman running back Jordan Stevenson admits he wasn't in shape when he got to Lincoln. The extra weight he was carrying around was allowing him to be the true player he really is.
After fall camp, an ankle injury, and weeks of training during the season, Stevenson's weight is gone, over 20 pounds in fact, and the four-star freshman's redshirt has been burned.
Stevenson the last two weeks has returned kicks for Nebraska and says he isn't worried about getting into the running back rotation at the moment.
“Right now, I’m just focused on my job. I’m not overwhelming myself about anything,” he said. “I know what I bring to the table, and the coaches know as well. So now it’s focusing on my duty to help this team on kickoff return. When the time comes, if God says it’s my time, it’s my time. Until then, I’m going to remain doing the things I need to do.”
At South Oak Cliff high school in Texas, Stevenson recorded 2,530 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2014. He finished his career with nearly 5,000 yards and 53 total scores, racking up offers from schools such as Alabama, Arkansas, Ohio State, UCLA and Oklahoma State.
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