Omar Manning impressing Huskers this spring

"He's been a lot more consistent," said offensive coordinator Matt Lubick. "You get confidence with more reps and the more times you're out there. We see that. He's improving every day and it's been fun to watch."

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Even though he has yet to make a catch for the Huskers, Omar Manning is still making headlines this spring.

The junior college transfer at wide receiver was the star of Nebraska’s open practice last Saturday, but his teammates say he’s been making plays all camp.

“You know Omar, he’s got another gear,” said senior defensive back Cam Taylor-Britt. “Like he’s got different gears he can go to open up.”

Manning was a consistent topic throughout the 2020 season as well.

Coming to Nebraska, Manning spent the past two seasons at Kilgore College, where he helped the Rangers to a pair of conference titles. He led Kilgore with 35 receptions, 727 receiving yards and six touchdowns as a second-team junior college All-American in 2019, while averaging nearly 21 yards per catch.

Despite the phenomenal JUCO numbers, Manning missed all but one game with the Big Red last year while battling several injuries.

This spring, he’s back to practicing on a consistent basis and making the most of his opportunities.

“He’s been a lot more consistent,” said offensive coordinator Matt Lubick. “You get confidence with more reps and the more times you’re out there. We see that. He’s improving every day and it’s been fun to watch.”
Husker fans will get a chance to see Manning in action during the Red-White Spring Game on Saturday, May 1. Kickoff is set for 1:00 p.m. and the scrimmage will be aired on BTN.
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