The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2019 season.
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6-6, 335 • Junior • offensive line
Here comes the new vocal leader of the offensive line. The signs were there this spring, when coaches and teammates confirmed Farniok’s observation that he’s the mouthpiece for a group that graduated two veterans — and communicators — in guards Tanner Farmer and Jerald Foster. After starting all 12 games at right tackle last year, Farniok earned the right to be the one holding others accountable. While some offseason scuttlebutt had Farniok shifting inside to guard, he remained at tackle throughout spring ball. He’s athletic and strong enough to stay there for another two years as a plug-and-play starter. There’s a toughness gene, too — last year he broke fingers and tore ligaments but said he “just had to play through the little stuff.”