We know all about the stars of the Nebraska football program. As they get set to take on Illinois on Saturday, there are some names that are flying under the radar.
One of those names is transfer wide receiver Chancellor Brewington. Coming from Northern Arizona, he began training camp as a tight end before making the switch to the wide receiver position.
A little background
He did see time on the field for Northern Arizona in 2020 , catching 23 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown. His best game statistically came against Weber State on October 6. He caught five passes for 63 yards, averaging 12.6 yards per reception. A 25-yard catch was his longest of the afternoon. He started the season off on a high note, catching a touchdown pass against Eastern Washington University in the second game of the season.
Now, he looks to make an impact on a deep Nebraska football wide receiver unit. Even still, he does have an opportunity to find playing time. By all accounts, he has been impressing everybody, from his teammates to his coaches. That should certainly help his case to see the field. Especially as the tight end position has seen a bunch of injuries over the course of the last couple of weeks, he has gotten a chance to shine. His teammates have taken notice.
“He’s just hit the ground running,” Allen said. “He’s very smart. What helps him — and guys who transfer in — are that they have an understanding of what it takes to learn collegiate offense. … Chance is going to help us this year.”
I’ll be interested to see what he can do. Measuring in at 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, he is on the smaller side for a tight end. Nevertheless, he certainly has some skill. With the tight end position still being a little bit banged up, I could see him getting some playing time early in the season.
Depth is important
At the end of the day, he provides depth. That is not something Nebraska football has had a ton of in recent years. It’s nice to have options. Brewington may end up being a solid one. Experience could go a long way on the field in a year where every play counts.