Nebraska Football: Decoldest Crawford will get a chance to battle his former teammates

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Decoldest Crawford is no longer part of the Nebraska football program. However, he’s going to be playing a game in Lincoln next season anyway.

That’s because the wide receiver, who became a Nebraska football celebrity because of his NIL deal with an air conditioning company has transferred to a team that the Huskers will go head-to-head with early in the 2023 season.

Crawford announced on Sunday that he’d picked his new team after entering the transfer portal shortly after Matt Rhule arrived in Lincoln. Crawford is going to be a member of the Lousiana Tech Bulldogs in 2023.

Decoldest Crawford’s new school will journey to Lincoln on September 23 for the first matchup between the two teams since 2006. The Bulldogs lost in that game to the Zac Taylor-led Huskers 49-10.

The time the two teams tussled before that, the Nebraska football team won 56-27 but saw eventual NFL receiver Troy Edwards put up some insane numbers. He and eventual NFL quarterback Tim Rattay hooked up for 405 yards on 21 receptions.

Decoldest Crawford’s Nebraska career comes to an official end with the announcement he’s headed to LaTech. There had actually been some hope that he might decide to stick around Lincoln and there were rumors an announcement was coming soon.

Welp. An announcement came and it turns out that what will be a redshirt freshman is headed to Louisiana.

Crawford was a 3-star prospect out of Shreveport, so this is absolutely a situation where the former Nebraska football player is going back home.

The former Cornhusker was someone that was thought to be a contributor as a freshman, but he suffered an injury before his first campaign began and he ended up missing the entirety of 2022.

In the era of the transfer portal, Crawford won’t be the first former Nebraska football player to take on his old team. But he might be the first to do so in the year immediately following his departure.