August 2, 2015

Collins and Pierson-El tabbed by B1G

Nebraska junior defensive tackle Maliek Collins and sophomore receiver/punt returner De’Mornay Pierson-El are IMNDKXCJYSODTKZ_20141101234345among 11 Big Ten players named to the conference’s preseason Players to Watch list.

Nebraska was one of four schools with two players on the list, including Wisconsin in the West Division and Ohio State and Michigan State in the East Division.

Collins led the Huskers with 14 tackles for loss, including four and-a-half sacks in 2014, in being named a second-team All-Big Ten selection .

Pierson-El ranked second nationally in punt return average in 2014, and tied for the national lead with three punt return touchdowns. He was a second-team All-America selection by the Football Writers Association of Amercia and a freshman All-American by several organizations in 2014.

Armstrong named to Manning Award Watch List

Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong earned his second watch list recognition as he was named to the Manning Award Watch List. The Manning tommyAward was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning.

Armstrong has engineered the Nebraska offense each of the past two seasons, compiling a 16-5 record as the Huskers’ starting quarterback. In 2014, Armstrong compiled 3,400 yards of total offense, the third-best single-season total in Nebraska history. The Cibolo, Texas, native set Nebraska sophomore records for passing yards, passing touchdowns and total offense in 2014.

Nebraska unveils new look for Northwestern

The University of Nebraska and adidas unveiled the new Primeknit Husker Bold alternative football uniforms, which will be worn on Saturday, alternativeOctober 24th  for the Husker’s game against Northwestern.

Developed in collaboration with the University of Nebraska athletic department, the alternative uniform features metallic red numbers with a forged steel outline, combined with a modernized, metallic version of the classic Nebraska stripes that accent the jersey and pants. Additional detailing includes an oversized, bold “N” logo that is integrated into the pant stripe to match the logo on the helmet and the “Huskers” team moniker is subtlety woven into the fabric on the side of the jerseys.

Rounding out the new look is the new Husker Bold alternative black matte shell helmet, featuring metallic red logos, stripes and player numbers on the back – identical to the jersey, and a metallic red facemask.

In a tweet posted to its Twitter account this morning, adidas Football US describes the new duds as “a tribute to history” and “a future advantage.”

More pre-season honors for Collins

EIHVJDXNIQSMQLD_20150416192925Nebraska junior defensive tackle Maliek Collins continues to roll up the preseason honors. The Kansas City native has been named to the preseason watch lists for the Outland Trophy and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy.

The Outland Trophy is presented annually to the nation’s top interior lineman, while the Nagurski Trophy is presented to the nation’s top defensive player. Both awards are selected by the Football Writers Association of America.

Husker players have won a nation-leading nine Outland Trophies, most recently Ndamukong Suh in 2009. The Outland Trophy is presented each year at a banquet in Omaha. Suh also captured the Nagurski Trophy in 2009.

 

Two Huskers named to watch lists

XVOJKPJTBBPAEOW_20131005210750Nebraska quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. and defensive tackle Maliek Collins have been named to watch lists for national awards.

Armstrong was among the players named to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, given annually to America’s College Player of the Year. The junior from Cibolo, Texas, is 16-5 as the Huskers’ starting quarterback and this past season set Nebraska sophomore records for passing yards, passing touchdowns and total offense.

Collins was named to the watch list for the Bednarik Award, presented annually to the College Defensive Player of the Year. The Kansas City native led IMNDKXCJYSODTKZ_20141101234345the Huskers with 14 tackles for loss last season in being named second-team All-Big Ten.