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Three Cornhuskers Headed to NFL Combine

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As expected, Kenny Bell, Ameer Abdullah, and Randy Gregory are headed to the 2015 NFL Combine to test out in front of league scouts.

Congratulations, Mr. Bell!
Congratulations, Mr. Bell!
David McGee

The National Football League has announced the three hundred-plus invitees to this year's NFL Combine, where eligible players will run between orange plastic cones, jump really high, lift weights, and get weighed out on national television, all in the hopes of becoming America's next great solo recording artist with a major record label NFL star. Every college football coach hopes this day will come, when their young charges will become a statistic on a future recruiting poster. ("Look at all the Jimmys and Joes we sent to the NFL! Don't worry about championships!")

In all seriousness, this is the dream of many college players and for three former Nebraska players, this dream is the verge of becoming a reality. As we've all come to expect, RB Ameer Abdullah, WR Kenny Bell, and DE Randy Gregory have received invitations to work out at this year's Combine.

Former Cornhusker Braylon Heard (Kentucky) was also invited to the Combine.

Ameer Abdullah (RB)

Career Stats (Huskers.com)

Year

G/S

Att.

Net

Y/A

Y/G

Long

TDs

2011 13/0 42 150 3.6 11.5 24 at Wyoming 3
2012 14/7 226 1,137 5.0 81.2 45 vs. Arkansas St. 8

2013

13/13

281

1,690

6.0

130.0

62 vs. Wyoming

9

2014

13/13

264

1,611

6.1

123.9

57 at Fresno St.

19

Totals

53/33

813

4,744

5.6

86.6

62 vs. Wyoming

39

Receiving: Receiving: Career: 73 catches, 690 yards, 7 TDs, long of 58 vs. McNeese State (2014)
2014: 22 catches, 269 yards, 3 TDs, long of 58 vs. McNeese State
2013: 26 catches, 232 yards, 2 TDs, long of 40 vs. UCLA

2012: 24 catches, 178 yards, 2 TDs, long of 26 vs. Arkansas State
2011: 1 catch, 11 yards, 0 TDs, long of 11 at Wyoming

Kickoff Returns:
Career: 61 ret. 1,592  yds, 1 TD, 26.1 avg, long of 100 vs. Fresno St. (2011)
2014: 14 returns, 392 yards, 28.0 avg., long of 76 vs. Rutgers
2013: 4 returns, 77 yards, 0 TDs, 19.2 average, long of 24 vs. Northwestern
2012: 17 returns, 360 yards, 0 TDs, 21.2 average, long of 83 vs. Wisconsin
2011: 26 returns, 763 yards, 1 TD, 29.3 average, long of 100 vs. Fresno State (TD)

Punt Returns:
Career: 31 returns, 316 yards, 1 TD, 10.2 average, long of 81 vs. Idaho St. (2012)
2012: 16 returns, 209 yards, 1 TD, 13.1 average, long of 81 vs. Idaho State (TD)
2011: 15 returns, 106 yards, 0 TD, 7.1 average, long of 28 vs. Chattanooga

All-Purpose:
Career: 7,186 yards, 978 attempts, 135.6 yds per game, 7.3 yds per attempt
2014: 2,272 yards, 300 attempts, 174.8 yards per game, 7.6 yards per attempt
2013: 1,999 yards, 311 attempts, 153.8 yards per game, 6.4 yards per attempt
2012: 1,884 yards, 283 attempts, 134.6 yards per game, 6.7 yards per attempt
2011: 1,031 yards, 84 attempts, 79.3 yards per game, 12.3 yards per attempt

Single-Game Highs
" Carries - 35 vs. Miami (2014)
" Rushing Yards - 232 vs. Florida Atlantic (2014)
" Receptions - 6 vs. USC, Holiday Bowl (2014)
" Receiving Yards - 96 vs. McNeese State (2014)
" Punt Return Yards - 80 vs. Idaho State (2012)
" Kickoff Return Yards - 211 vs. Fresno State (2011)*
" All-Purpose Yards - 341 vs. Rutgers (2014)*
" Touchdowns - 4 at Northwestern (2014)
* school record

Kenny Bell (WR)

Career Stats (Huskers.com)

Year

G/S

Rec.

Yards

Y/R

Y/G

Long

TDs

2010 Redshirt

2011 13/11 32 461 14.4 35.5 50 vs. Washington 3
2012 14/14
50
863
17.3 61.6
74 at Ohio State
8

2013

13/12

52

577

11.1

44.4

42 at Minnesota

4

2014 13/12

47

788

16.8

60.6

73 vs. Minnesota

6

Totals

53/49

181

2,689

14.9

50.8

74 at Ohio State

21


Rushing: Career: 6 carries, 109 yards, 1 TD, 18.2 average, long of 82 at Minnesota (2011)
2013: 1 carry, 1 yard, 0 TD, 1.0 average, long of 1 vs. SDSU
2012: 2 carries, 8 yards, 0 TD, 4.0 average, long of 7 vs. Southern Miss
2011: 3 carries, 100 yards, 1 TD, 33.3 average, long of 82 yards at Minnesota (TD)*
*longest touchdown run by a freshman in school history

Kickoff Returns: Career: 51 ret., 1,277 yards, 1 TD, 25.0 avg., long of 99 at Penn St. (2013)
2014: 8 returns, 191 yards, 23.9 avg., long of 35 vs. McNeese State
2013: 23 returns, 609 yards, 1 TD, 26.5 average, long of 99 yards at Penn State
2012: 14 returns, 325 yards, 0 TDs, 23.2 average, long of 47 at UCLA
2011: 6 returns, 152 yards, 0 TDs, 25.3 average, long of 33 at Michigan

Punt Returns: 1 career punt return for 0 yards at Northwestern (10/20/12)


Single-Game Highs
" Receptions -
9 vs. Minnesota (2012)
" Receiving Yards -
136 vs. Minnesota (2012)
" Rushing Yards -
82 at Minnesota (2011)
" Touchdowns -
2 vs. Arkansas State (2012), vs. Minnesota (2012), at Iowa (2014)
" Kickoff Return Yards -
99 at Penn State (2013)
" All-Purpose Yards -
178 at UCLA (2012)

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Randy Gregory (DE)

Career Stats (Huskers.com)

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Tackles

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Fum.

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QB

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

INT

Hry.

2013

13/10 40 26 66 19-101 10.5-69 1-1 0 1 1 18

2014

11/10 23 31 54 10-69 7.0-67 1-0 2 3 1 16

Totals

24/20 63
57
120
29-170 17.5-136 1-1 2
4
1 34

Single-Game Highs
Tackles - 8 vs. UCLA (2013), vs. Illinois (2013), vs. Michigan State (2013), at Penn State (2013), Minnesota (2013)
Solo Tackles - 5 vs. UCLA (2013), vs. Illinois (2013), at Penn State (2013)
Tackles for Loss - 4 at Michigan (2013)
Sacks - 3.0 at Michigan
Interceptions - 1 vs. SDSU (2013), at Michigan State (2014)
Pass Break-Ups - 2 at Northwestern (2014)

Congrats to all three and best of luck at the next level! Go Big Red!