Assistant defensive backs coach Travis Fisher signs an autograph during Fan Day at Memorial Stadium
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Huskers Land Northern Iowa Defensive Back Omar Brown

January 22, 2022

Another decorated transfer is on the way to Nebraska.

There is a massive shift underway in the defensive back room for the Huskers. The team added another defensive back to the mix when University of Northern Iowa defensive back Omar Brown decided to join the program. Brown confirmed the news to Hail Varsity in a text message.

Brown (6-1, 195) was the FCS Freshman of the Year in 2019. That season he recorded 77 tackles and six interceptions. There was a shortened spring 2021 season where he had 30 tackles, five pass breakups and an interception. Last season Brown played in seven games before a season-ending injury. He was still named to FCS All-America All-Sophomore Team after posting 33 tackles and an interception.

There are a lot of new faces in defensive backs coach Travis Fisher’s room. Three starters have departed the team. Deontai Williams and Marquel Dismuke graduated. Cam Taylor-Britt is off to the NFL. Quinton Newsome returns as a starter and Myles Farmer brings experience. Nebraska’s defensive back room is in a clear transition. The Huskers have added seven scholarship defensive backs to the team this offseason.

Brown joins junior college defensive back Javier Morton who recently committed to Nebraska. Deshon Singleton joined the program from the JUCO ranks, too. Tommi Hill transferred from Arizona State. The team nabbed Jaeden Gould, Malcom Hartzog and Jalil Martin from the high school ranks. Brown, Morton, Singleton, Gould and Hill are all on campus now for winter conditioning. They will all take part in spring football.

The latest Husker addition is from Minneapolis. He’s the 17th mid-year addition to the team. Brown will have two seasons of eligibility left for the Huskers.

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