After playing in just four games last year before suffering a season-ending knee injury, Nebraska wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El is working his way back into a potential game-changing offensive weapon for the Huskers.
On Saturday, during the Huskers final scrimmage of fall camp, Pierson-El had a leaping touchdown grab.
“I think it all came together last week,” said Pierson-El. “I stopped thinking so much and just started playing.
“It brought back a few memories and gave me a spark, I’m just continually trying to do the same thing, putting the work in, and taking one day at a time.”
Pierson-El is probably further along than most expected at this point. The staff had made it a point to not overwork the junior.
“Someday I think a little too much, others not much,” said Pierson-El. “For the most part it has been more good days than bad. I’m just continuing to have fun with it.”
In 2014 Pierson-El was a second-team All-American punt return, becoming a household name among the Nebraska fan base. It is likely he will get his chance to return again in 2016, but will he be the full-time guy?
“Honestly I don’t know, I’m not worried about numbers,” said Pierson-El. “I’m taking each rep with a grain of salt; I’m out there just perfecting my craft. I’m worried about catching the ball and making the first guy miss…If they want me to fulfill that role, then I will do it. I’m not looking for anything. I’m coming out there to better the team.”Audio from: Mike Wheeler