Sophomore safety Antonio Reed will have plenty of support in Nissan Stadium on Friday when he takes the field against Tennessee in the Music City Bowl. The native of Memphis is replacing senior safety Nate Gerry, who was suspended for the bowl game due to academics.
“I have about 18 or 19 family and friends coming up”, said Reed”. “You could not ask for a better opportunity to be starting in your first game back home.”
Reed played well as a freshman in Nebraska’s Foster Farms Bowl victory over UCLA last year but was slowed early this season by a shoulder injury.
“He has gotten to the point where he is in the best shape of this season”, said Nebraska coach Mike Riley. “I think he is tough and has got as good awareness about playing and making plays as anybody. I am excited about him and for him and I think he will do well for our team.”