Wells Drug February

Mazour in contention with Huskers

Wyatt Mazour

Former Cardinal standout Wyatt Mazour has not only been a part of the 105-man squad during the University of Nebraska’s fall football camp, but has been working hard to put himself in the mix for playing time when the Huskers kick off the 2016 season against Fresno State Sept. 3. Mazour, a redshirt freshman from Albion, is playing the I-back position at Nebraska, but has mostly caught the eye of Husker coaches on special teams. When talking to reporters recently about those in competition to be the Huskers’ primary kick returner, Nebraska Head Coach Mike Riley mentioned Mazour prominently. “We’re running the gamut there,” Riley said, noting that senior Terrell Newby and sophomore Mikale Wilbon were taking turns deep, but also listing true freshmen Tre Bryant and JD Spielman and Mazour as candidates. Senior Jordan Nelson is likely to be the off-return man, who will also be deep with the primary returner. “Who’s the main return guy on the other side? It’s going to be one of those guys,” Riley said. He mentioned Bryant as looking good at it, but also said Mazour was a definite factor. “We’re looking real hard at Wyatt Mazour,” Riley noted. “He was such a productive player in high school and he’s got some of those characteristics that look good.” The 5-foot-9, 190-pound Mazour helped lead Boone Central/Newman Grove to the 2014 Class C1 state title, rushing for 1,632 yards and 26 touchdowns and passing for 1,863 yards and 25 TDs. Riley concluded his comments by saying the coaches would like to figure out the top return guys soon. “I think we have good candidates,” he said.