LINCOLN, Neb. – Much has been made about the Huskers’ extra bowl practices when it comes to helping the redshirts, but the group won’t be the only who benefit from the extra time.
Linebacker Dedrick Young started all 12 games as a true freshman, but it doesn’t mean the former four-star product doesn’t have room to grow.
“He’s exceeded expectations,” said Nebraska linebacker coach Trent Bray. “He’s been extremely assignment sound. As a true freshman, first time playing against the teams we have had to play in the conference, it’s been impressive.
“He’s had a really good year, and done a really good job for us, but could be so much better for us at the same time. His potential if he keeps going in the way he’s going, could be a really good player for us.”
Young finished the year with 58 tackles and five tackles for loss. In the video above, Bray talked about the freshman.