Until the start of fall camp, The World-Herald will be counting down the top 50 players you need to know heading into the 2015 Husker football season.

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Vincent Valentine

6-3  |  320  |  Jr.  |  DT

He had 45 tackles and seven stops behind the line of scrimmage for the Huskers last year, proving that he could be a consistent force on the interior. The size, the strength, the skills — he’s basically a human barricade at the point of attack. But Valentine wants to do more.

He spoke this offseason about becoming more active on first and second downs, particularly when the opponent drops back to throw. He’s hobbled to begin camp, but he’ll be on a mission when healthy.

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