Michael Decker

Michael Decker will compete for the starting center job this fall.

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

Michael Decker

6-4 | 305 | Sophomore | C

A starting job came open with the departure of Dylan Utter, and Decker continues with his offseason push to win it. NU finished spring practice with Decker and Cole Conrad appearing fairly even, but Conrad also has value as a backup at other spots.

Decker is smart and athletic, and he added needed size through his first two years in the program. It has been awhile since Nebraska has featured a multiyear starter at center. Can the Omaha North graduate with a winning background become that player?

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