Two weeks from its first game of the season, the Nebraska football team had some more players get voted to wear the much sought-after single-digit jerseys.
While there’s been a lot of talk about how the Nebraska football team will handle the Blackshirts this year, there’s a new tradition that is grabbing attention these days. I don’t believe anyone has officially named the group of players that are a part of this new tradition, so let me be the first. The Single-Digit squad got some more additions on Thursday night.
The Single-Digit squad is tradition that Nebraska football coach Matt Rhule brought over from his other college stints. It started with the Temple Owls. The idea is simple enough.
Players are voted on by the team to get the honor of wearing a single-digit jersey. No Nebraska football player will get to wear a number below 10 without the blessing of his teammates.
On Thursday night, defensive lineman Nash Hutmacher, and linebackers Nick Henrich and John Bullock were voted onto the Single-Digit squad. Hutmacher chose number zero, Henrich chose number 3 and Bullock took number five.
The trio join those who were already on The Squad. Wide receiver Billy Kemp IV (1), defensive back Isaac Gifford (2) linebacker Luker Reimer (5), and quarterback Jeff Sims (7) were voted as the first members of Nebraska football’s Single-Digit Squad last week.
Until tonight, Hutmacher had worn number 72, Henrich had worn 42, and Bullock sported number 35.
Nebraska football Single-Digit Squad almost full
With the three new additions to the unit on Thursday night, it appears there are only three more spots available. No player is wearing numbers six, eight and nine. Yet.
There’s also no guarantee that any Nebraska football players will wear those numbers this year. Rhule has said in the past that votes on who could get those jerseys could occur at any point in the season. He’s also made it clear that it’s not a guarantee all the numbers will get taken.