The last member of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team to be drafted in the first round has officially retired from the NFL.
Former Nebraska Cornhuskers cornerback Prince Amukamara officially announced his retirement from the NFL on Thursday. In order to do it and go out in style, he signed a one-day contract with the New York Giants.
Amukamara was a first-round pick (18th overall) of the Giants in the 2011 NFL draft and helped the organization pick up their fourth Super Bowl championship during his rookie year. At the time it’s hard to imagine anyone knew Prince would also be the last player selected in the first round of the NFL draft to come out of Nebraska for 12 years.
After playing five seasons with the Giants, he played one year for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2016 and then three years with the Chicago Bears. He scored his only interception return for a touchdown in 2018 for a Bears team that went 12-4. Chicago hasn’t posted a winning record since that campaign.
Amukamara last played in 2019 but was part of multiple practice squads from 2020 through 2021. Over 11 NFL seasons, Amukamara appeared in 113 games (99 starts), recording 477 tackles (417 solo, 11 for a loss), six forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, 78 passes defensed, 10 interceptions and one defensive TD.
For the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Amukamara had 181 total tackles, 6 TFL, 5 sacks and 5 interceptions. He was widely known as the corner opposing teams tried to avoid throwing against.
Nebraska Cornhuskers NIL beer
On Thursday afternoon, Kros Strain Brewing, a local company out of the Omaha-metro area announced it was launching a brand new kind of beer dubbed the Cornhead Lager.
The beer will be released later this month in Lincoln and Omaha and then across the state in September. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of Cornhead Lager will go to the 1890 Initiative and help fund NIL projects for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Brice Matthews blasts another
Former Nebraska baseball star Brice Matthews showed off his pop on Wednesday night as he hit his third homer of the season for the Fayetteville Woodpeckers.
While Matthews is struggling a bit this year, hitting just .192 in 78 ABs, he does have those three homers, as well as 14 stolen bases. It’s worth noting it’s been an especially long season for Matthews who also struggled to the end of the Nebraska Cornhuskers season with a back injury.
Nebraska Cornhuskers soccer wins again
The Nebraska soccer team won yet again in a start to the season that has seen them go undefeated so far. The Huskers are now 2-0-1 after beating Eastern Washington on Saturday by a whopping 6-0 score.
The six goals marked the most the Huskers have tallied in a regular season match since the 2011 win over Northern Arizona (8-1) and the most goals on the road since the win in 2009 at Kansas (7-4).