Former Nebraska cornerback Alfonzo Dennard signed a deal with the New England Patriots on Tuesday. Dennard, the 2011 Big Ten defensive back of the year, was selected with the 224th pick overall in April’s draft.
In other NU football news, Phil Steele’s college football preview comes out in the week and a half and his website has Nebraska at No. 17 in his preseason poll. Steele has Iowa (No. 38), Michigan (No. 22) and Michigan State (No. 19) all behind NU. Steele sees the Huskers as a Legends Division favorite in the Big Ten.