The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2019 season.
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6-3, 290 • Freshman • C
The younger brother of starting right tackle Matt Farniok, Will is shorter but possesses many of the same qualities as Matt. Tough, athletic, plays to the whistle. Will Farniok’s chosen position, center, can be trickier to play at the collegiate level, though, and takes a steady hand and well-trained vocal chords. Position coach Greg Austin demands that his players be vocal with one another — coach as well as they’re coached, so to speak — so Will Farniok has to continue growing there. He’s also competing with another redshirt freshman, Cameron Jurgens, for the center job. Jurgens has battled injuries for multiple years, so Farniok may have to be ready to roll at the drop of a hat.