Roster Distribution

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Nebraska’s 2017 roster, broken down by position and class eligibility. Numbers on the left column show the totals of scholarship players and the total players at the position. Along the bottom and on the left column, the “Schol./Total” gives you a list by each year of the numbers of scholarship players in comparison to the 85-scholarship limit. The “Avg. Rec. Comp.” is an average of the recruiting composite rankings from 247 Sports. The roster total gives you a list by each year of the total number of players. The cumulative row adds the number of players in that class and all the earlier classes.

Position (Schol./Total)

[Avg. Rec. Comp.]

Freshmen Redshirt Freshman Sophomore Eligibility Junior Eligibility Senior Eligibility
Quarterback (3/4)

[.8779]

Tristan Gebbia (.9164) Patrick O’Brien* (.9189) Andrew Bunch Tanner Lee (.7985)
I-Back (6/10)

[.8636]

Jaylin Bradley (.8375) Tanner Hass

Sean Lambert

Tre Bryant (.8368)

Noah Johnson

Wyatt Mazour

Devine Ozigbo (.8559)

Mikale Wilbon* (.8822)

Austin Rose (FWO)

Adam Taylor* (.9058)
Fullback (2/6)

[.8393]

Ben Miles (.8393) Spencer Jordan Austin Hemphill Bo Kitrell Harrison Jordan

Luke McNitt (FWO)

Wide Receiver (8/19)

[.8785]

Tyjon Lindsey (.9756)

Jaevon McQuitty (.8944)

Ethan Cox

Dylan Reynolds

Kade Warner

JD Spielman* (.8690)

Ty Chaffin

Todd Honas

Ne’Land Smith

Donovan McDonald

Conor Young

Stanley Morgan (.8765)

Keyan Williams* (.8143)

Zack Darlington* (.8737)

Brian Reimers (FWO)

Brady Pelzer

De’Mornay Pierson-El (.8459)

Brett Classen

Gabe Rahn

Tight End (7/8)

[.8410]

Austin Allen (.8512)

Kurt Rafdal (.8559)

David Engelhaupt* (.7932)

Jack Stoll* (.8524)

Brandon Hohensten

Matt Snyder* (.8523) Tyler Hoppes (FWO)

Conor Ketter (FWO)

Offensive Line (16/20)

[.8810]

Broc Bando (.8412)

Brendan Jaimes (.8797)

Matt Sichterman (.8757)

Chris Walker (.8411)

Trent Hixson

Hunter Miller

Bryan Brokop* (.8847)

Matt Farniok* (.8883)

John Raridon* (.9435)

Boe Wilson* (.8559)

Jake Kitten

Jalin Barnett* (.9207)

Michael Decker* (.8543)

Christian Gaylord* (.8715)

Tanner Farmer* (.9021)

Nick Gates* (.8929)

DJ Foster* (.8874)

Cole Conrad (FWO)

David Knevel* (.8765)

Matt Watts

Defensive End (7/12)

[.8770]

Deontre Thomas (.8762)

Deiontae Watts (.8792)

Jordan Paup

DaiShon Neal* (.8588)

Carlos Davis* (.8890)

Fyn Anderson

 

Peyton Newell* (.8882)

Freedom Akinmoladun* (.8575)

Matt Jarzynka

Dylan Owen

AJ Natter* (.8902)

Erik Evans

Defensive Tackle (3/5)

[.8596]

Damion Daniels (.8596)

Ben Lingenfelter

Khalil Davis* (.8730) Mick Stoltenberg* (.8462) Joel Lopez
Outside Linebacker (9/10)

[.8545]

Willie Hampton (.8762)

Guy Thomas (.8727)

Cody Liske

Quayshon Alexander* (.8716)

Collin Miller* (.8496)

Ben Stille* (.8758)

Tyrin Ferguson* (.8311)

Alex Davis* (.8058)

Luke Gifford* (.8459)

Sedrick King* (.8223)

Marcus Newby* (.8941)
Inside Linebacker (6/13)

[.8666]

Avery Roberts (.9248)

Andrew Ward (.8457)

Pernell Jefferson* (.8441)

Creighton Hamik

Grant Jordan

Mohammed Barry* (.8397)

Alex Boryca

Jared Brugmann

Brody Cleveland

Jacob Weinmaster

Dedrick Young (.8775)

Thomas Connely

Chris Weber* (FWO)
Cornerback (7/8)

[.8888]

Elijah Blades (.9351) Dicaprio Bootle* (.8280) Lamar Jackson (.9582)

Eric Lee* (.9414)

Avery Anderson* (.8935)

Jeremiah Stovall

Chris Jones (.8231)

Boaz Joseph* (.8421)

Safety (7/10)

[.8566]

Tony Butler* (.8650)

Marquel Dismuke* (.9064)

Eli Sullivan

JoJo Doman (.8619)

Reid Karel

Antonio Reed (.8025)

Aaron Williams (.8609)

Nolan Graham

Kieron Williams

Joshua Kalu (.8428)

Specialists (3/6)

[.7980]

Cole Frahm (PK) Caleb Lightbourn (P) (.8235)

Isaac Armstrong (P)

Chase Urbach (LS)

Jordan Ober (LS) (.7475) Drew Brown (PK) (.8231)
Schol. Total

Cumulative

Avg. Rec. Comp.

19/85

19/85

.8778

15/85

34/85

.8698

16/85

50/85

.8695

21/85

71/85

.8518

14/85

85/85

.8604

Roster Total

Cumulative

28

28

26

54

31

85

27

112

20

132

Players who have used a redshirt year are marked with an *. Walk-ons are in italics. Former walk-ons who have been given a scholarship are marked as (FWO). Transfers are listed in blue.

The “Avg. Rec. Comp.” numbers are described by 247 Sports as follows:

110 – 101 = Franchise Player. One of the best players to come along in years, if not decades. Odds of having a player in this category every year is slim. This prospect has “can’t miss” talent.

100 – 98 = Five-star prospect. One of the top 30 players in the nation. This player has excellent pro-potential and should emerge as one of the best in the country before the end of his career. There will be 32 prospects ranked in this range in every football class to mirror the first round of the NFL Draft.

97 – 90 = Four-star prospect. One of the top 300 players in the nation. This prospect will be an impact-player for his college team. He is an All-American candidate who is projected to play professionally.

89 – 80 = Three-star prospect. One of the top 10% players in the nation. This player will develop into a reliable starter for his college team and is among the best players in his region of the country. Many three-stars have significant pro potential.

79 – below = Two-star prospect. This player makes up the bulk of Division I rosters. He may have little pro-potential, but is likely to become a role player for his respective school.

Chart based on scholarship distribution chart from the Omaha World-Herald.

Updated 06/23/17

Projected 2018 roster (updated June 28, 2017)

Position (Schol./Total) Freshmen Redshirt Freshman Sophomore Eligibility Junior Eligibility Senior Eligibility
Quarterback (3/4) Tristan Gebbia (.9184) Patrick O’Brien* (.9189) Andrew Bunch Tanner Lee (.7985)
I-Back (4/9) Jaylin Bradley (.8375) Tanner Hass

Sean Lambert

 

Tre Bryant (.8638)

Noah Johnson

Wyatt Mazour

Devine Ozigbo (.8559)

Mikale Wilbon* (.8822)

Austin Rose

Fullback (1/4) Ben Miles (.8393) Spencer Jordan Austin Hemphill Bo Kitrell
Wide Receiver (8/18) Joshua Moore (.9647)

Manuel Allen (.9226)

Tyjon Lindsey (.9756)

Jaevon McQuitty (.8944)

Ethan Cox

Dylan Reynolds

Kade Warner

 

JD Spielman* (.8690)

Ty Chaffin

Todd Honas

Ne’Land Smith

 

Donovan McDonald

Conor Young

Stanley Morgan (.8765)

Keyan Williams* (.8143)

Zack Darlington* (.8737)

Brady Pelzer

Brian Reimers

Tight End (6/7) Cameron Jurgens (.9398) Austin Allen (.8512)

Kurt Rafdal (.8559)

 

David Engelhaupt* (.7932)

Jack Stoll* (.8524)

Brandon Hohensten

Matt Snyder* (.8523)
Offensive Line (15/19) Will Farniok (.8353) Broc Bando (.8412)

Brendan Jaimes (.8797)

Matt Sichterman (.8757)

Chris Walker (.8411)

Trent Hixson

Hunter Miller

 

Bryan Brokop* (.8847)

Matt Farniok* (.8883)

John Raridon* (.9435)

Boe Wilson* (.8559)

Jake Kitten

 

Jalin Barnett* (.9207)

Michael Decker* (.8543)

Christian Gaylord* (.8715)

Tanner Farmer* (.9021)

Nick Gates* (.8929)

DJ Foster* (.8874)

Cole Conrad

Defensive End (8/14) Tate Wildeman (.8605) Guy Thomas (.8727)

Ben Lingenfelter

Jordan Paup

 

Collin Miller* (.8496)

Ben Stille* (.8758)

 

Alex Davis* (.8058)

DaiShon Neal* (.8588)

Fyn Anderson

Freedom Akinmoladun* (.8575)

Sedrick King* (.8223)

Matt Jarzynka

Dylan Owen

Defensive Tackle (7/8) Masry Mapieu (.8489) Damion Daniels (.8596)

Deontre Thomas (.8762)

Deiontae Watts (.8792)

Carlos Davis* (.8890)

Khalil Davis* (.8730)

Peyton Newell* (.8882)

Mick Stoltenberg* (.8462)

Linebacker (11/19) Willie Hampton (.8569)

Avery Roberts (.9248)

Andrew Ward

Cody Liske

 

Quayshon Alexander* (.8716)

Pernell Jefferson* (.8441)

Creighton Hamik

Grant Jordan

 

Mohammed Barry* (.8397)

Tyrin Ferguson (.8311)

Alex Boryca

Jared Brugmann

Brody Cleveland

Jacob Weinmaster

Luke Gifford* (.8459)

Dedrick Young (.8775)

Thomas Connely

Cornerback (8/9) Brendan Radley-Hiles (.9632)

Chase Williams (.9356)

Mario Goodrich (.9088)

Elijah Blades (.9351) Dicaprio Bootle* (.8280)

Marquel Dismuke* (.9064)

 

Lamar Jackson (.9582)

Eric Lee* (.9414)

Jeremiah Stovall

Safety (6/9) Tony Butler* (.8650)

Eli Sullivan

 

Avery Anderson* (.8935)

JoJo Doman (.8619)

Reid Karel

 

Antonio Reed (.8025)

Aaron Williams (.8609)

Nolan Graham

Specialists (3/6) Barret Pickering (PK) (.8000)  Cole Frahm (PK) Caleb Lightbourn (P) (.8235)

Isaac Armstrong (P)

Chase Urbach (LS)

Jordan Ober (LS) (.7475)
Schol. Total

Cumulative

10/85

10/85

15/85

25/85

16/85

41/85

18/85

59/85

13/85

72/85

Roster Total

Cumulative

10

10

28

38

26

64

31

95

27

122