Nebraska Cornhuskers Head Coach Mike Riley announced captains for the 2016 season tonight. The Huskers, who voted on team captains chose Jordan Westerkamp and Dylan Utter from the offense and Josh Banderas and Nate Gerry from the defense to serve as captains.
Riley also announced that the seniors have asked for an honorary Sam Foltz captain of the week.
Captains.— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) August 28, 2016
✊ @JordanWesty1 @NathanGerry @DylanUtter66 @bandothemando
Tommy Armstrong was not named a captain this year, which is sure to create a bit of a firestorm. Riley pointed out the Tommy Frazier and Scott Frost as quarterbacks who won championships without being a captain.
In other practice related news, Riley has stated that the list of true Freshmen who will for sure play in 2016 has been narrowed down to four. Lamar Jackson, Tre Bryant, JoJo Domann and Caleb Lightbourn will see the field according to Riley for sure in 2016.
The only for sure true freshman who will play:— Samuel McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) August 28, 2016
No surprise there as Jackson could contribute in the secondary, likewise Bryant has shown bursts at running back. Domann will be a special teams contributor and Lightbourn appears to have locked down the starting punter job.
Sam Hahn has also been named the starter at left guard as Corey Whitaker is still working his way back from his knee scope.