Bruce Thorson, USA Today Sports

Nebraska All-Conference DB Nate Gerry is ineligible for the bowl game

Nebraska will be without safety Nate Gerry in their upcoming bowl game.

Nebraska head coach Mike Riley announced senior safety Nate Gerry will not play in the Huskers bowl game against Tennessee on Dec. 30th after being ruled ineligible.   

Gerry is the second-high profile senior to miss the game, alongside wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong's status is in doubt as well. 

Nebraska on Scout sources had indicated Gerry was dressing out for bowl practices recently, but not taking reps. Sophomore Antonio Reed is expected to start in his place.

Gerry is the school's No. 2 all-time leader in interceptions, with 13 over the course of his career. His 273 career tackles to rank in a tie for sixth in school history.

In 2016, Gerry recorded 74 total tackles, including 47 solo stops. His seven tackles for loss were tied for fourth among all Husker defenders, with his four interceptions and eight pass breakups ranking second on team. 

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