JD Spielman Temporarily Steps Away from Nebraska Football
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JD Spielman Won’t Travel with Huskers for Iowa Game

November 21, 2018

Sophomore wideout JD Spielman will not travel with the Huskers for the season finale against Iowa on Friday.

When he met with the media Wednesday, head coach Scott Frost confirmed Spielman, who has been dealing with a foot injury since the Illinois game, will miss his second straight game.

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Spielman has 66 catches for 818 yards and eight scores on the season. He's catching 75 percent of his targets on the season and is leading all Husker receivers in yards per target. When Nebraska has needed it, Spielman has been a big play threat. 

In his place, Nebraska will use the same by-committee approach it used against Michigan State with Bryan Reimers, Kade Warner and Mike Williams.  Freshman wideout Andre Hunt can also still appear while maintaining redshirt eligibility. 

That will leave plenty of spotlight on senior Stanley Morgan Jr., both from Nebraska and Iowa. Morgan is just 77 yards away from the Huskers' first 1,000-yard season in program history. Morgan entered the Iowa game last season just 88 yards away from 1,000 and was held to 74 yards. He finished the season with a program record 986 yards. 

He'll look to finish the job this time, but with Spielman out, Morgan will get Iowa's full attention.

 

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