The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2019 season.

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Kanawai Noa

6-0, 200 • senior • wide receiver

Nebraska has had success in the graduate-transfer market under Scott Frost. That trend may continue with Noa.

When no wideouts distinguished themselves in spring ball after the departure of Stanley Morgan, coaches found the playmaker who made 96 career catches for 1,267 yards and six touchdowns at California. Noa’s only injury-free campaign was 2017, when he caught 56 balls for 788 yards and four scores out of the slot.

But with veteran JD Spielman entrenched at that position, Noa is likely to line up on the outside. Half a dozen receivers could take off with Morgan’s old role. Noa brings a proven toughness and track record of production to the race.

Evan Bland covers Nebraska football, baseball and other sports for The World-Herald. Follow him on Twitter @EvanBlandOWH.

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