LINCOLN, Neb. – With Nebraska receiver Jordan Westerkamp sidelined indefinitely, Nebraska receiver Brandon Reilly has moved to the slot. It’s also moved the senior up the depth chart to the Huskers No. 1 target for Tommy Armstrong.
Reilly caught 40 balls in 2015, racking up 754 yards and four touchdowns. While the former walk-on was expected to be in the mix with the top unit, his production surprised many. His 754 yards was the fourth most by a Nebraska receiver since joining the Big Ten.
"He's ready to go. He's champing at the bit to improve," said wide receivers coach Keith Williams. "We text a lot, we talk a lot about him improving as a wideout. It's his senior year. He's got a little taste of success so he wants to continue to get better and be the best wideout he can be."
The same production might be tough for Reilly to match in 2016 with sophomore Stanley Morgan’s growth, but after the 2015 season nothing would surprise us.