Defensive line

Purdue's D.J. Knox, center, is tackled by Nebraska defenders Deontai Williams, Khalil Davis and Mohamed Barry. All three return for the Blackshirts in 2019.

Tyrin Ferguson

Nebraska senior linebacker Tyrin Ferguson had 36 tackles in eight games last season.

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Dicaprio Bootle and Cam Taylor

Nebraska's Dicaprio Bootle, left, had 39 tackles and team-best 15 breakups, while Cam Taylor had 12 tackles in 11 games.

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

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