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Nebraska Wide Receiver JD Spielman Enters Transfer Portal, No Longer With Huskers

The Huskers lose their top returning offensive player.

Jon Johnston

According to HuskerOnline/Rivals, Nebraska wide receiver JD Spielman has entered the transfer portal and will no longer be a part of the Husker football team.

Note that Spielman did not finish the 2020 spring semester, so he will need a waiver from the NCAA to play for any other team without having to sit out a season. He has already taken a red-shirt season. With the COVID-19 pandemic, the NCAA may be fairly relaxed in accommodating issues that arise from the spring semester.

This is disappointing news. Spielman was Nebraska’s top receiver in 2019 with 49 receptions for 898 yards and 5 touchdowns. In 2018, he was second on the team behind Stanley Morgan Jr. In his three seasons with the Huskers, Spielman accounted for 2,546 receiving yards, good enough to rank third all-time in school history, 1,051 return yards, and 18 total touchdowns. He is third in all-time receptions with 170. He is the only player in Nebraska history with two 200-yard receiving games.

Spielman arrived at Nebraska after a stellar career at Eden Prairie High School in Minnesota. A consensus 3* recruit, he chose Mike Riley’s Huskers over offers from Iowa, Minnesota and Michigan.

We wish Mr. Spielman the best of luck in his future endeavors.