The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2019 season.
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5-11, 220 • Junior • running back
Mills broke free of any lingering academic doubts in May. Now he’ll get the chance to take the opportunity to the house — perhaps over and over again. The former standout at Georgia Tech and Garden City (Kan.) Community College could have a Devine Ozigbo-like impact on Nebraska’s running game with his physical, up-the-middle style. And he’s already shown he can do it in college, rushing for 1,358 yards and 19 touchdowns in 10 juco games last year and averaging 85.7 yards per game with 12 scores at Georgia Tech in 2016. Talent and opportunity appear to be lining up for the rounded back. All the more if freshman Wan’Dale Robinson spends more time at receiver and sophomore Maurice Washington can’t clear up his legal situation.