Nebraska Football lost three of its four top pass kickers from the 2022 season to school record-breaking Trey Palmer along with tight end Travis Vukolek and receiver Oliver Martin. The Huskers just added talent that can help replace those departing: transfer Virginia WR Billy Kemp IV Nebraska committed.
During a recent press conference, Husker’s new offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield He said the team needs more depth in the receiver position and will be looking at the transfer gate for immediate help.
“We’ve got some good receivers,” said Satterfield, “I think we have to build some depth in there and different types of receivers.” “You don’t want them all to look the same, you need different body types and things.”
Satterfield found what he was looking for in Kemp, Minn announce His decision on Monday evening in the first half of the national championship game.
Kemp, a productive receiver and veteran who has spent the past five seasons in the ACC at Virginia, is a transfer to the Huskers. A 5-foot-9, 172-pounder, Kemp became the eighth overall transfer in the Nebraska ranks. It’s the second conversion receiver, to join Josh Flex from Baylor.
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Kemp’s 192 catches over his five seasons ranks fourth all-time for a Cavaliers team. Those receptions totaled 1,774 yards and eight touchdowns, and that yardage mark ranks tenth most in school history. Kemp was also Virginia’s leading punt returner – he led the team in punt return and touchdown yards in four straight seasons from 2019-22 and totaled 2,337 all-purpose yards for his career.
Kemp played in seven of Virginia’s ten games in 2022, catching 74 passes for 725 yards and six touchdowns. The Cavaliers’ final two games of the regular season were canceled after three players were killed – D’Sean Perry, Lavel Davis Jr. and Lavel Davis Jr. And Devin Chandler – in shooting.
Kemp declared for the NFL Draft in December, but got into the gate after the NCAA granted Virginia’s seniors an extra year of eligibility in the wake of the tragedy.
Kemp enters a much-needed Nebraska receiving room with his playmaking ability and experience as a sixth-year player. The Huskers returned only two of their contribution receivers last season Marcus Washington (31 catches for 471 yards and 1 touchdown) and Alante Brown (16, 191). Adding escapees will help with depth, too.
Mummies bring back a host of inexperienced greeters, incl Tommy HaleAnd Janir BonnerAnd Shawn Hardy II And Victor Jones Jr
Brody belt And White Liortwo receivers with playing experience, were listed on Nebraska’s online roster.
The class of 2023 featured three ties at receiver Malachi ColemanAnd Jaden Doss And Bryce Turneras well as one athlete who can start his career in this position Jaylen Lloyd.
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