Nebraska’s Thomas Fidone thinks he could be the best tight end in college football

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Husker tight end Thomas Fidone, who has spent much of his time in Lincoln on the sidelines, has high expectations for himself.

And despite the injuries that have kept him from playing, Fidone said Monday that he expects to become one of the best players in the country.

“I think I can be, you know, (John) Mackey Award winner,” Fidone said. “I think I can be the best tight end in all of college football.”

Fidone came to Nebraska in 2021, but before the spring game, he suffered a knee injury, which sidelined him for nearly the whole season.

And then in 2022, Fidone spent the year rehabbing the same injury and didn’t see any playing time.

Now two years later, the Iowa native is healthy and ready to go.  And Fidone said he would go through those injuries three more times if he’d have to.

“I wouldn’t take anything back the way it’s been done because I think I’m stronger and better for it,” he said.

Fidone has learned a lot in his two years with the Huskers.

He said he’s learned how to calm himself down and look forward to the next play, rather than being “extremely hard” on himself.

Fidone has also realized how passionate Husker fans are, and he is passing that knowledge on to the new roster additions.

“It’s important for them to see, you know, kind of what they’re getting themselves into,” he said. “Because one day, the biggest fan will be your biggest hater. You make one play, and they hate you, and the next day they love you.”

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