Caleb Lighbourn

Caleb Lightbourn was NU’s starting punter for two-and-a-half seasons.

Former Nebraska punter Caleb Lightbourn announced Thursday he’ll play his final football season at Oregon State.

Lightbourn, who announced in April his departure from Nebraska, becomes another ex-Husker to join the Beavers’ program. Last year, Avery Roberts, Tristan Gebbia and Tyjon Lindsey all transferred to Oregon State.

Lightbourn was NU’s starting punter for two-and-a-half seasons before he was replaced by walk-on Isaac Armstrong midway through the Wisconsin game last season. He later lost kickoff duties as well after a botched onside kick attempt at Ohio State.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound native of Camas, Washington, still has a redshirt season remaining because he was thrust into the starting punter role as a true freshman after the death of Sam Foltz.

Armstrong is the odds-on favorite to start at punter in 2019. Nebraska also welcomes a transfer from Michigan State, William Przystup, this summer.

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