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Nebraska Football

Nebraska Film Study: Outside Linebacker Garrett Nelson

June 28, 2020

Garrett Nelson, the pride of the Nebraska Panhandle, was one of the few true freshmen who burned their redshirts in 2019, and the 6-foot-3 outside linebacker quickly won over the hearts of Husker fans everywhere with his relentless motor and enthusiastic style.

Nelson played in 11 games and logged snaps on defense in 10 of them, missing just one game with an illness. He logged over 120 defensive snaps and recorded 15 tackles (four solo) including 15 for loss as a back-up outside linebacker.

Nelson certainly showed off his inexperience at times, but he also displayed enough strength, pass-rushing ability and relentlessness for fans to be excited about his future as a Husker.

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