Nebraska defensive end Randy Gregory was named to the Lombardi Award Watch List, his fourth award list he’s been added to. Five Huskers have won the Lombardi Award, most recently Ndamukong Suh in 2009. The Lombardi is another award given to the best down lineman on offense or defense.
Nebraska coach Bo Pelini confirmed that incoming freshman defensive end DeAndre Wills has left the Husker football program. Pelini said Wills’ departure was a mutual decision. Willis is from Alabama, he told the Omaha World Herald, two family illnesses played a major role in his decision, saying he left the program in June after his grandmother got sick and his uncle had a heart attack.
Former Husker football player, 26 year old Benjamin Martin, pleaded guilty to drug and gun charges and now faces up to 15 years to life in federal prison after a woman found Martin slumped over passed out in his car in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Lincoln with a rifle and ammunition in his car, back in his car. A search of his car found over 15 grams of meth and over $48,000 in cash.