Until the start of fall camp, The World-Herald will be counting down the top 50 players you need to know heading into the 2015 Husker football season.

Paul Thurston

6-5  |  295  |  Junior  |  Center

The Huskers have had a revolving door at center the last few seasons, with nobody starting more than 13 games at the position since Mike Caputo logged 27 starts between 2010 and ’11. Could Thurston be the one to separate himself?

It would require the Coloradoan to take the next step, but he gained some experience by playing in 10 games last season, including extensive action at Iowa. Injuries also have been a problem at the position, so staying healthy would only help Thurston, Ryne Reeves or Dylan Utter.

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