Luke McCaffrey, two other Husker offensive players enter transfer portal

Three more players have entered the NCAA transfer portal, including sophomore quarterback Luke McCaffrey. Wide receiver and captain Kade Warner along with offensive lineman Will Farniok have also left the program. 

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Nebraska’s offense has taken another major hit this offseason.

Three more players have entered the NCAA transfer portal, including sophomore quarterback Luke McCaffrey. Wide receiver and captain Kade Warner along with offensive lineman Will Farniok have also left the program.

McCaffrey was a versatile offensive weapon for Nebraska in 2020. He played in seven of eight games, including two starts at quarterback. The sophomore out of Colorao completed 48-of-76 passes for 466 yards and one touchdown while rushing 65 times for 364 yards and three touchdowns.

He was Nebraska’s third-leading rusher and entering bowl season, McCaffrey ranked 16th nationally among all FBS quarterbacks in rushing yards per game (52.0) and 20th nationally among all freshmen in rushing yards per game.

“I believe Luke is the future of this program,” Scott Frost said in November during last season.

A former walk-on, Warner was placed on scholarship for the 2020 season, and he was also voted a captain by his teammates. He played in every game with four starts at wide receiver, catching five passes for 40 yards.

Will Farniok, the brother of former captain Matt, played in one game as a sophomore, appearing at center in the season opener at No. 5 Ohio State.

These losses add on to the departure of Wan’Dale Robinson, who is transferring to his home state school of Kentucky.

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