Marquel Dismuke

Marquel Dismuke has 44 career tackles in 20 games. Now a junior, he could get the first crack at becoming a starting safety.

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Marquel Dismuke

6-2, 200 • Junior • safety

In a sense, Dismuke is the last man standing.

He’s still a Husker after every other recruit from the “Calibraska” movement departed. He’s still manning safety after Nebraska graduated its top three at the position.

Now the junior with 44 career tackles in 20 games (one start) is perhaps a favorite to start at safety. He’ll have competition from senior Eric Lee, and perhaps sophomore Cam Taylor along with a host of true freshmen.

But his investment in the program and effort on special teams will likely give him first crack at the job.

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

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