Growing up in Arlington, Texas, Jamal Turner lived in an apartment complex with a Boys & Girls Club of America program based within the complex.
Husker senior Taariq Allen found the end zone for the third time in his career this past Saturday.
His energy and passion for his craft has been hard to miss during practices. Now Husker receivers coach Keith Williams looks forward to being down by his guys when it counts.
"I know that was weird for him probably, losing everybody that he knew. But he came back and I think we're going to be better off for it," Mike Riley said of Jamal Turner.
"He's got sure hands. He's been under the lights and under the pressure," Husker special teams coordinator Bruce Read said of his punt returner of the moment.
These recent Nebraska touchdowns resonated enough to earn a spot on Husker Extra's 100 Club list.
“He’s helped me a lot,” De'Mornay Pierson-El said of Jamal Turner. “He was actually one of the guys when I first came in, who helped with understanding the offense."
No exuberant flip this time. Yet this Spring Game touchdown probably felt even better for Jamal Turner than the one he scored as a freshman.
The journey has been long and sometimes arduous for Nebraska receiver Jamal Turner, granted a medical redshirt season after he missed all but two games last season because of a torn Achilles tendon.
"What?!?" Mike Riley exclaimed it jokingly when asked after Saturday's practice about being a week from the Red-White scrimmage.
Tommy Armstrong, Nebraska's returning starter at quarterback, continues to battle back spasms.
Jamal Turner says a recent MRI showed he needed to have left knee cleaned out. The Husker senior receiver hopes to be practicing by April 1.
Nebraska's maligned offensive line and Kenny Bell's injury are among issues that should keep Huskers from looking ahead, Steven M. Sipple writes.
Members of the 1994 national championship team, which defeated Miami 24-17 in the Orange Bowl, were honored throughout Saturday’s game.
If there is such a thing as an important third down in a game in which you're leading by three touchdowns, the Huskers had one Saturday night in their 55-19 victory against Fresno State.
The Huskers aren't as deep at the wide receiver position as they seemed two weeks ago, but that can't be an excuse, players say.
“I don’t feel any different about what this football team is capable of today as I did a week ago," Bo Pelini said.
McNeese State might have given opponents a blueprint for how to defend Nebraska, Steven M. Sipple writes.
"He's done everything we've asked of him. He's contributed in every area," Bo Pelini said of senior wide receiver Jamal Turner.
But Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck says wideouts have been reliable throughout preseason camp.
Kenny Bell enters his senior season well within range of setting Nebraska’s career records for both receptions and receiving yards.
A confident Marcus Newby is an explosive, playmaking Marcus Newby.