Nebraska Football Miniseries Part 4: Thanks Brandon Reilly!

 

The Nebraska Football star played his part in the Michigan State game.

Given the news that came over the Twitter waves recently that former Nebraska football wideout Brandon Reilly has decided to retire from football, I felt now was a better time than any to watch a game that he played in, especially one where he played a vital role in determining the outcome and give my thanks for what he accomplished over his Husker career and beyond.

The Lincoln Southwest Alum achieved what many Nebraska boys grow up dreaming about, suiting up for the Huskers and having the pleasure of wearing the “N” on the side of their helmet. He did more than get to wear it, as he proved to be a reliable target and was able to make catches in situations when Nebraska needed them most. This game was a great reflection of his body of work.

Even though Westerkamp led the Huskers in yards and receptions during the contest, Reilly too made his presence felt. Outside of the final play, He made a big-time catch mid-way through the 3rd quarter when Armstrong throws up a lob in his direction, and he goes up and high points the football catching the ball over the top of the defensive back in coverage and helps move Nebraska into a goal-line situation.

Catches like those were commonplace for the wideout. Reilly made sure to leave a lasting mark in the record book as he finished his career with 1,275 receiving yards, which ranks him 12th on the Nebraska career list in school history, according to Huskers.com.

Following his Nebraska career, he made a few stops on some NFL teams, most notably the Buffalo Bills in 2017, where he signed there as an undrafted free agent and eventually made it onto their active roster for a time before being cut in September of ‘18.

Reilly may have hung up his cleats, but you can bet when he stops into a local bar on a Husker game day, he won’t have to pay for a drink all night.

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