The 2017 Nebraska preferred walkons have gone through a long process and have had impressive high school careers. Blair (NE) all-around athlete Ethan Cox is no exception.
Blair ATH Ethan Cox is grateful for opportunity to walk-on at Nebraska
Cox, who plans to start his Husker career as a slot receiver, visited five home games this season. He has been in contact with Nebraska staff member Kenny Wilhite, and was relieved when Wilhite told him the Huskers wanted him as a preferred walkon.
"It was a great relief to finally get it," said Cox. "I had talked to Kenny at every visit and it's a very long process. It felt like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders."
Along with starring on the football field, the Blair Bear also started for the varsity basketball team as a freshman and sophomore and continues to compete for the track team. At 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds, he led the Bears as a quarterback, safety, and even punted and returned kicks and punts throughout his career. He only played nine games as a senior due to injury, but he made those nine games count, as he passed for 1728 yards and rushed for 517 yards. He added 28 tackles and two interceptions on defense, and had a punting average of more than 40 yards a punt as a senior.
A multi-talented athlete, Ethan Cox also has a lot of passion for the game and is very grateful for the opportunity to join the Huskers.
"I would say I'm pretty versatile, but I'm very passionate," Cox said. "I play with my heart on my sleeve and I'll do whatever it takes to win.I think my strengths are getting in and out of cuts, along with my vision and knowledge of the game. I'm just a kid from Blair, Nebraska that's just been blessed with a great opportunity. Hopefully I can make Blair proud and give Husker nation something to cheer about in the future."
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