Former Husker center Mark Pelini killed in crash in Indiana
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – A former Husker was killed Sunday night after a crash on an Indiana toll road in St. Joseph County.
The crash happened just before 8 p.m. when a westbound SUV struck a deer, which caused it to cross the center and collide with an eastbound truck, according to Indiana State Police.
In total, three people were killed in the crash, police said.
One of the victims was 31-year-old Mark Pelini, who played at Nebraska from 2010 to 2014.
He is the nephew of former Husker football coach Bo Pelini.
Former teammates went to social media on Monday to pay respects to the offensive lineman.
1 of my favorite memories of Mark Pelini was driving to Vegas after the Holiday Bowl & him puking all down the side of my whip 🤣 so we pulled up to my pops crib for a pit stop. He hosed the car down, changed his shirt & hopped back in like nothing happened. Rest Easy Brother💔
— Josh Mitchell (@J_Mitch05) October 3, 2022
Woke up this morning wishing I didn’t hear what I heard.. Rest Easy to my very first center in college!! Love you big guy!!
— Tommy Armstrong Jr. (@Tommy_Gun4) October 3, 2022
Pelini started in 13 games while at Nebraska, 11 of them came during the 2014 season.
During his time at the university, Pelini earned several academic awards and was also named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team in 2014.