A former Nebraska football star is getting a bit of a new start in the NFL as he joins his third team in a rather unexpected season.
Sackmaster Randy Gregory has certainly had an interesting career since leaving the Nebraska football team. There was the many, many times he was suspended for marijuana use. Then there was his suspension for getting into a fight.
When the ex-Nebraska football star was able to stay on the field, he showed the kind of promise that had the Dallas Cowboys and then the Denver Broncos invest quite a bit of money into him.
However, the Broncos appear to be on the way towards tanking and as part of that effort, they dealt the pass rusher to the San Francisco 49ers late last week. The trade means that the former Nebraska football stud player is now on his third NFL team in the last three years.
Suddenly, man who the Cowboys saw as a defensive lynchpin, is a bit of a journeyman. Of course, being traded to a team that looks like a favorite for the Super Bowl is likely only good news for someone who wants to jumpstart his career.
Ex-Nebraska football pass rusher sacking QBs for a new team
Over the course of his NFL career, Gregory has been someone who does nothing better than getting to the quarterback. In four games for the Broncos, he had 9 tackles and a sack. His best year in the league was 2021 with the Cowboys when he had 19 tackles, 6 sacks and an interception.
It was that performance that scored him a big contract with the Broncos.
Now with the Niners, he hasn’t played a down yet, but it appears he’ll get the chance to make a lights out defense, even better.
In just two years with Nebraska football, Gregory made quite the impact. Despite suffering through injuries, he still notched 120 tackles and 17.5 sacks. That ranked him 9th on Nebraska football’s all-time sack list despite playing just the 2013 and 2014 seasons in Lincoln.