Nebraska football spring practices begin again on Tuesday. One player that was receiving a lot of buzz Tuesday was Brody Belt.
Belt saw time last season as well a wide receiver and a running back. He played in eight games, tallying six catches for 68 yards and 10 rushes for 48 yards. He proved to a jack of all trades for Nebraska football.
As he heads into his junior season, he is garnering praise and impressing the coaches. One of the coaches who he has particularly impressed is Mickey Joseph. As Joseph tries to take stock of his wide receiver unit, he is impressed with the way Belt has come on so far this spring.
There is no doubt the Nebraska football wide receiver room is crowded. There are many talented playmakers in the room itself. However, Belt’s versatility may work in his favor. In addition to his versatility, Belt is a tough football player. Particularly when running with the football, he is hard to bring down.
With this revamped offense for Nebraska football, Belt could certainly find a role in this offense. So far, it sounds like the coaching staff is still trying to establish that role. Evaluating roles is the purpose of spring ball practices. As he told to Brian Christopherson of 247Sports, Joseph likes what Belt brings to the table.
Guy who keeps coming up, from the QB, from the ST coach, from the WRs coach: Brody Belt. Mickey Joseph said, “Brody’s a football player. Brody’s probably the best football player on this team. Overall when you’re talking about a football player…” Smart. Can play all positions.
As spring practices continue, Belt will continue to try and make an impact. Praise from Mickey Joseph certainly goes a long way. For Belt, it’s going to be about continuing to build on what he has already accomplished.