Husker Camp Countdown: No. 28 Devine Ozigbo

In 2017, Devine Ozigbo had 129 carries for a team-best 493 yards. 


The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2018 season.

Devine Ozigbo

6-0 • 230 • Senior • Running back

Where, oh where, will Devine Ozigbo fit? Best guess is where Taj McGowan fit in UCF’s offense in 2017. Last year, McGowan, 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, had 69 carries for 235 yards and eight touchdowns. He was fourth on the team in rushing. In 2017, Ozigbo had 129 carries for a team-best 493 yards. But Ozigbo just doesn’t fit what coach Scott Frost and running backs coach Ryan Held have had traditionally as the No. 1 running back. Ozigbo hasn’t shown he can go off for an 80-yard run, which hurts his chances to start. If he can show that in the next few months, he may have a chance. If not, he’ll likely be a red-zone back and a back Nebraska uses to keep defenses off balance.

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Chris Heady covers Husker football and writes general assignment stories about the Nebraska sports world. He started at The World-Herald in 2017. Follow him on Twitter @heady_chris. Email: chris.heady@owh.com.

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