Luke McNitt

Luke McNitt was named the Huskers’ 2016 lifter of the year.

The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2017 season.

Luke McNitt

6-2 | 250 | Senior | FB

McNitt never got the chance to run the football last season like Andy Janovich did the year before, but there is still plenty of value in his role. Nebraska again will utilize McNitt in power sets, and he will continue to be a physical, hard-nosed and versatile force on special teams.

What McNitt also brings is a leadership element that started to develop last season. The Kearney High product’s work in the weight room led to him being named the Huskers’ 2016 lifter of the year. He was also an Academic All-Big Ten selection as a junior.

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