Nebraska Cornhuskers News: Omar Brown heads to the pros, more

Defensive back Omar Brown #12 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrates a stop (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images)
Defensive back Omar Brown #12 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers celebrates a stop (Photo by Steven Branscombe/Getty Images) /

The Nebraska Cornhuskers hope to have yet another cornerback in the NFL now that Omar Brown has declared for the upcoming draft. It will be interesting to see where he gets picked.

The Huskers have had some spotty records when it comes to the draft. No one got picked last year until the last day. On the other hand, Trey Palmer might have been a late selection, but he’s had at least one catch in every Tampa Bay Bucs game.

You’ve got to root for Brown. He might not have been a Husker long – a transfer from Northern Iowa with just two seasons in Lincoln – but he’s been vocal about how much he loved his time here.

He was also very, very good in 2023. After very limited time under the Scott Frost regime, he blossomed under Tony White and Evan Cooper.

This past season Omar Brown had 51 tackles, 3 passes defended, 2 forced fumbles and an interception. According to PFF he had the second-best overall grade on the Nebraska Cornhuskers as he garnered an 82.3 overall defensive grade and a 83.9 coverage grade. Only Tommi Hill had better ratings.

It will be interesting to see if Brown gets invited to the NFL Combine and if he can move up the rankings regarding mock drafts and the like.

Nebraska Cornhuskers Final Four bound

The Nebraska volleyball team is so good that when they don’t sweep an opponent, even an Elite Eight opponent, it has fans worried. However, despite it taking four sets to beat Arkansas on Saturday night, the Huskers did survive and advance over the Razorbacks.

Now they’re headed back to the Final Four in Tampa. On Thursday, they’ll take on the Pitt Panthers and should they win there, they face off against the winner of Texas-Wisconsin. Should all things shake out as expected, the Badgers and Huskers will meet for the third time this season.

With both teams winning once in 2023, the rubber match would also determine the national champion. Buckle up!

Other Nebraska Cornhuskers news

  • Amy Williams’ squad won again on Saturday night, beating Michigan State 80-74 to improve to 8-2 on the season and 1-0 in the Big Ten. The women’s basketball team has won four in a row and appears to be on a roll.
  • Legacy Husker Barron Miles Jr got himself quite the accomplishment earlier this week when he was named to the All-Big Ten Academic team. It was the third straight season the redshirt sophomore was named to the Academic All-Big Ten.
  • It was quite the cinderella story for Nebraska soccer this season. While they lost in the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament, they still finished ranked 7th in the nation, which was the highest they’ve been ranked since 1999.