Husker Camp Countdown: No. 27 Mikale Wilbon

Of Nebraska’s running backs already on the roster, Mikale Wilbon fits best into what coach Scott Frost and assistant Ryan Held want. 


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

Mikale Wilbon

5-9 • 200 • Senior • Running back

Of Nebraska’s running backs already on the roster, Wilbon fits best into what coach Scott Frost and assistant Ryan Held want. Even so, the Huskers signed a junior college running back in Greg Bell, showing they weren’t comfortable with where they stood. Similar to Devine Ozigbo, Wilbon hasn’t shown breakout speed in the open field. His longest run at Nebraska is 32 yards; his longest reception is 14. He needs to slim down — as coaches have said — and, like Ozigbo, prove he isn’t just a between-the-tackles back and can make plays in the open field.

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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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