The Huskers have officially handed out the blackshirts.
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) August 28, 2017
Senior and recently minted captain Joshua Kalu earned one as did fellow safeties Antonio Reed and Aaron Williams. The rest of the Blackshirts are as follows: defensive linemen Freedom Akinmoladun, Khalil Davis, Carlos Davis and Mick Stoltenberg; linebackers Marcus Newby, Chris Weber, Dedrick Young II, Mohamed Barry, Luke Gifford and Alex Davis; and cornerbacks Eric Lee Jr., Lamar Jackson and Dicaprio Bootle.
Nebraska opens the season against Arkansas State on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Derek is a newbie on the Hail Varsity staff covering Husker athletics. In college, he was best known as ‘that guy from Twitter.’ He has covered a Sugar Bowl, a tennis national championship and almost everything in between (except an NCAA men’s basketball tournament game… *tears*). In his spare time, he can be found arguing with literally anyone about sports.