Ex-Nebraska football WR hits the transfer portal once again

  • Will Nixon never saw a snap with the Nebraska football team.
  • After spending two years with the Washington Huskies he's transferring again.

Former Nebraska football and Washington Huskies receiver Will Nixon is back in the portal.
Former Nebraska football and Washington Huskies receiver Will Nixon is back in the portal. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Nebraska football fans know that the transfer portal giveth and the transfer portal taketh away. Late last week, Washington Huskies fans learned that lesson when multitalented offensive player Will Nixon entered the portal.

Nixon spent just one year with the Nebraska football program in 2021 before entering the portal and landing in Washington. To some degree, it felt as though he got what he was looking for as far as playing time, though he was never elevated to a starter with the Huskies.

In 2022, he carried 21 times for 89 yards and two touchdowns. He also showed that he can be a dual-threat player as he hauled down 7 catches for 66 yards. In 2023, his role expanded a bit as he rushed 33 times for 201 yards and a touchdown. He also caught 13 passes for 84 yards.

The 5-foot-11, 202-pound junior from Waco, Texas, was the Huskies' second-leading rusher this past season. He also appeared to be set to return, posting a social media entry showing him sitting down with the rest of the Huskies' running backs.

It appears the dinner was more of a goodbye then a celebration of a return for the 2024 season.

Former Nebraska football running back on the move in the portal again

For those who are wondering if Will Nixon might be eyeing a return to the Nebraska football program, it seems highly unlikely. He wasn’t recruited by the previous staff, obviously. Since he served just one season in Lincoln, it seems unlikely he’s got deep ties in Lincoln.

Instead, if there were odds on where the former Nebraska football player is headed, it would be Syracuse and the ACC. Jeff Nixon is the Syracuse offensive coordinator and running backs coach, so that might be a destination for the younger Nixon.