Nate Swift is one of the quietest and most successful receivers in Husker History. He entered this season in fourth-place in all-time receptions with 103. He was at number three in career receiving yardage at 1,535 and third in career 100 yard games.
Against Western Michigan, Swift finished with five receptions for 121 yards. That gave him another 100-yard game, moving him up to a tie with Irving Fryar at second with five. It's doubtful he'll catch Johnny Rodgers, but the year has only just begun and Swift has established himself as the go-to guy already this season.
|1. Johnny Rodgers||WB||1970-72||10|
|2. Irving Fryar||WB||1981-83||5|
|2. Nate Swift||WR||2005-present||5|
|4. Maurice Purify||WR||2006-07||4|
|5. Tracey Wistrom||TE||1998-2001||3|
His two touchdown receptions against Western Michigan moved him into fourth on the All-Time touchdown reception list. At this rate, he should move into number two by the end of the season. He could pass Rodgers if he averages over one TD a game the rest of the season.
|1. Johnny Rodgers||WB||1970-72||25|
|2. Maurice Purify||WR||2006-07||16|
|3. Jon Bostick||SE||1989-91||15|
|4. Nate Swift||WR||2005-present||14|
|4. Todd Millikan||TE||1985-88||14|
|4. Bobby Thomas||SE||1974-76||14|
Swift is quickly moving up the all-time reception charts, as is running back Marlon Lucky. It's possible by the end of the season that both players could surpass Johnny Rodgers on the All-Time Reception list. He's certainly going to pass Nun as second in All-Time yardage.
|1. Johnny Rodgers||WB||1970-72||143||2,479||17.3||25|
|2. Terrence Nunn||WR||2004-07||136||1,762||12.9||11|
|3. Marlon Lucky||IB||2005-present||111||1,123||10.1||4|
|4. Nate Swift||WR||2005-present||108||1,656||15.3||14|
|5. Matt Davison||SE||1997-2000||93||1,456||15.7||6|
Neither Lucky nor Swft are big talkers, in fact, you rarely if ever seem them quoted in the press, but they're both getting it done on the field.
We'll keep you updated on Swift and Lucky throughout the season.