The Nebraska football team has selected its captains for the 2021 season.
Saturday evening, the Nebraska football team announced the four players who had been chosen to be this year’s team captains. According to Nebraska’s news release, all four players are technically heading into their junior seasons, but all four have been with the Huskers for a little while now.
Without further ado, here are the four Nebraska football players who have been chosen to be this season’s team captains:
- Austin Allen – tight end
- Damion Daniels – defensive lineman
- Adrian Martinez – quarterback
- Cam Taylor-Britt- cornerback
Allen, the only player who is from the state of Nebraska on the list, has been with the Huskers since 2017. The Aurora, Nebraska native has played in a total of 32 games so far in his career and has really started to show some potential in Scott Frost’s offense. In 2020, Allen caught 18 passes for 236 yards and a touchdown.
Daniels, a Dallas, Texas native, is the younger brother of former Husker captain Darrion Daniels. Like Allen, Daniels has also played in 32 games so far and has been with Nebraska since 2017. So far in his career, Daniels has totaled 45 tackles and four tackles for loss. Given his improvements last season, it seems likely that Daniels could have a big year this year.
Nebraska football: The Huskers have chosen their team captains for 2021
Martinez has been a captain for the Huskers since 2019 and he’s the first to be a three-time captain in the history of the Nebraska football program, according to the news release. Martinez has had his ups and downs as a starter, but he’s played in 28 games dating back to his freshman season in 2018 and seems capable of improving. So far he’s thrown for 5,628 yards and 31 touchdowns while also running for 1,776 yards and 22 touchdowns.
Taylor-Britt has been a solid defensive back for Nebraska throughout his career. Like Martinez, he’s been with the Huskers since 2018 and has played a significant role on this defense during that timeframe. So far, Taylor-Britt has played in 30 games and has racked up 89 total tackles. To go with that, he’s also picked off five interceptions. His leadership will be crucial for Nebraska’s defense this year.
The 2021 Nebraska football season will get started on Saturday, August 28 as the Huskers head to Urbana-Champaign to take on Bret Bielema and the Illinois Fighting Illini. The game is set to start at 12:20 p.m.
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