The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2019 season.
* * *
6-3, 270 • Freshman • offensive lineman
The comparison to Dave Rimington by Scott Frost isn’t rubbing away anytime soon for Jurgens. It’ll stick to him, no matter how his career at NU ends up. He has a chance to start in on that legacy this year as the odds-on favorite to be Nebraska’s starting center. That is, if he can stay healthy. Jurgens has been plagued by foot injuries the past few years, which has kept him on the sideline. Stay healthy, and Jurgens could be a key cog in the NU offensive machine with his athleticism at the center position. But if he struggles to stay on the field, even more questions loom for NU’s offense.