Nebraska wide receiver Andre Hunt and tight end Katerian Legrone have been indefinitely suspended from all team activities, Husker receivers coach Troy Walters announced Wednesday.

The redshirt freshmen will not take part in any team activities, Walters said, and the issue will be handled "in-house." Walters declined to comment further on the matter.

As of Wednesday afternoon, both remained enrolled at UNL and on the team's roster, according to online records. 

Hunt, a Palm Dale, California, native, came out of spring ball in contention for a starting job at wide receiver, had a seemingly impressive training camp and talked with reporters as recently as last week. However, when Nebraska released its depth chart Monday, he was not among the nine receivers listed.

Hunt last season appeared in two games (Troy on Sept. 15 and Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 27) and was on the Huskers' travel roster for all five road games. 

“We’ve got big goals for ourselves, but we know we have to be a team to get those goals," Hunt told reporters last week. 

Legrone, an Atlanta native, entered the fall around fourth on Sean Beckton's depth chart at tight end, working behind junior Jack Stoll and sophomores Austin Allen and Kurt Rafdal. The 6-3, 245-pound Legrone had an 8-yard catch against Bethune-Cookman and appeared in two other games.

"I just told (the tight ends) that right now he's not with us and we have no other comment from there," Beckton said. "I told them if anything comes up, I'll let them know, but right now we're going to prepare the guys in this room to go play." 

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A Ravenna native, Chris covers the University of Nebraska men's basketball team and assists with football coverage. He spent nearly 10 years covering sports at the Kearney Hub and nearly four years at the Springfield News-Leader in Springfield, Mo.

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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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