Noah Vedral

Noah Vedral, who followed coach Scott Frost from UCF, is as versed in the offense as any current Husker. If nothing else, he’s a valuable insurance policy for starter Adrian Martinez.

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

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Noah Vedral

6-1, 200 • Sophomore • quarterback

One injury could thrust Vedral into starting duty in an instant. As it is, at least the Wahoo Neumann grad already knows he’ll be eligible. Vedral navigated one of the stranger redshirt seasons last year. After working through the spring believing he would have to sit out 2018, the NCAA ruled midseason that he could return. And while he did play — completing two passes for 29 yards and running for a 20-yard touchdown in the second half against Bethune-Cookman — coach Scott Frost later expressed regret at deploying him while rusty and with the second-team offense. Vedral, who followed Frost from UCF, is as versed in the offense as any current Husker. If nothing else, he’s a valuable insurance policy for starter Adrian Martinez.

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

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