Redshirt freshman expected to be big contributors this fall for the Huskers

There are over 40 redshirt freshmen, including defensive lineman Ty Robinson and running back Rahmir Johnson, on the Huskers roster currently.

It’s now their turn.

Aside from Wan’Dale Robinson, the vast majority of the 2019 recruiting class took advantage of the new rule allowing freshmen to play in four or less games without burning a redshirt year.

And Scott Frost and company expect big things out of that group this fall.

“A lot of those guys are going to be guys that we’re going to have to count on this year,” Frost said at the beginning of spring practice.

There are over 40 redshirt freshmen, including defensive lineman Ty Robinson and running back Rahmir Johnson, on the Huskers roster currently.

“A lot of those guys came in and played a little bit,” said senior defensive lineman Ben Stille. “I think the four game rule is pretty crucial. Guys have something to look forward to and know they have an opportunity to maybe play throughout the year versus knowing their not going to play a snap. I think that is big. Just in terms of development and just your mental state. But yeah I think they have accelerated their growth.”

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