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Nebraska Football’s 2017 Captains Named

The Huskers name five to lead them on the field

NCAA Football: Minnesota at Nebraska Bruce Thorson-USA TODAY Sports

The Nebraska football team named five captains today. Two juniors and three seniors were voted to lead the team.

Tanner Lee is not a surprise to be named captain. The junior quarterback, by all accounts, has taken on the role of leader throughout the summer and fall.

Josh Kalu is a senior safety who made the switch from cornerback. He has been expected to be a leader on the defensive side of the ball. It’s good to see his teammates validate that.

Jerald Foster is a junior offensive lineman who missed a large part of last season due to injury. He got back on the field toward the end of the season and shored up a questionable line.

Chris Weber is a senior linebacker who started as a walk-on and has worked his way up the depth chart at the heart of the Blackshirt defense.

Luke McNitt is a senior fullback who started his Husker career at tight end. He walked-on to the Husker program after transferring from Nebraska-Kearney.

Congratulations to these young men for joining a very select club of Husker football leaders.