LINCOLN — Cethan Carter and Nate Gerry were teammates, roommates and good friends through their Nebraska football careers — and now both will head next to the NFL combine.

Carter and Gerry are the only Huskers on the NFL official invite list released Wednesday. The two participants will be the Huskers’ fewest in Indianapolis since I-back Rex Burkhead and safety Daimion Stafford went in 2013.

The combine runs Feb. 28 through March 6 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound Carter will be among 19 tight ends at the combine. He is trying to become the first Husker tight end drafted since Tracey Wistrom went to Tampa Bay in the seventh round in 2002.

Carter missed three games last season because of an elbow injury and finished with 19 receptions for 190 yards. The career totals for the New Orleans native were 59 catches for 744 yards, with four touchdowns.

Gerry had four interceptions last season to give him 13 for his career, tied for second on the NU all-time chart behind Dana Stephenson. The 6-2, 220-pound Sioux Falls, South Dakota, native also is tied for No. 6 with 273 career tackles, including 74 last season.

Gerry made 40 career starts as a Husker but was suspended for the first game of his senior year and then ineligible for the Music City Bowl. He was in Mobile, Alabama, last month for the Senior Bowl.

Carter and Gerry were 2013 recruits who did not redshirt during their Husker careers. They became roommates during their sophomore seasons and also during NU road trips.

Scott Wright of NFL Draft Countdown currently ranks Carter at No. 13 among tight ends. Wright has Gerry as the No. 22 safety available, and Matt Miller of Bleacher Report ranks Gerry at No. 19.

Nebraska a year ago sent Maliek Collins, Vincent Valentine, Alex Lewis and Andy Janovich to the combine, and all four were drafted and had solid rookie seasons. Ameer Abdullah, Randy Gregory and Kenny Bell represented the Huskers in Indianapolis in 2015.

Nebraska has had multiple players selected in every NFL draft dating back to 1963, the only school in the nation that can boast such a long streak.

Participants at the combine test in seven drills, do position-specific work on the field and also meet with personnel from multiple teams. Big Ten teams will account for 51 players in Indianapolis, following only the SEC (66) and ACC (60).

Nebraska tied for the third-fewest combine participants among Big Ten schools. Purdue and Rutgers didn’t produce any; Maryland produced one; Indiana, Nebraska, Northwestern and Penn State all produced two each. Michigan (14), Ohio State (eight) and Wisconsin (six) led the Big Ten in combine invites.

Iowa will have four former players at the combine: quarterback CJ Beathard, defensive tackle Jaleel Johnson, defensive back Desmond King and tight end George Kittle.

There will be one other former Husker, defensive end Avery Moss, at the combine. Moss was convicted of public indecency in April 2014 and banned from the UNL campus. He then transferred to Youngstown State, rejoining former NU coach Bo Pelini, where he had 59 tackles and 11 sacks this past season.

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