The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2017 season.

Avery Roberts

6-1  |  230  |  Freshman  |  LB

Nebraska appears to be stockpiling some good youth and talent at linebacker, and Roberts is among those at the forefront. He arrived in January to get a running start and now will head into his true freshman season with a chance to play some snaps at one of the inside linebacker positions (behind veterans Chris Weber and Dedrick Young).

The Huskers pulled Roberts out of Wilmington, Delaware, and his list of offers included strong pursuit from Penn State. Along with the tangible things that make for a good linebacker, Roberts’ 423 career tackles in high school show that he simply knows how to find and take down ballcarriers.

Will Nebraska linebacker Avery Roberts start at least one game on defense as a true freshman?

Avery Roberts will head into his true freshman season with a chance to play some snaps at one of the inside linebacker positions (behind veterans Chris Weber and Dedrick Young). Will Roberts start at least one game for the Huskers in 2017?

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