A pair of scholarship seniors are among a group of players who will not return to Nebraska's football team in 2020.
Offensive lineman John Raridon and outside linebacker Pernell Jefferson are no longer listed on the Huskers' online roster and a school spokesman confirmed Friday evening that they have each decided to end their football careers.
Raridon, a West Des Moines, Iowa, native whose father, Scott, also played offensive line for Nebraska, appeared in two games in 2019 as a junior but saw only limited action in lopsided wins against Maryland and Northern Illinois.
Jefferson, a New Orleans native, never appeared in a game over four seasons with Nebraska. He redshirted in 2016 and then did not see action over the course of the next three years.
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Jefferson graduated in December.
Walk-on offensive lineman Collin Shefke is no longer listed on the roster, nor is senior walk-on wide receiver Todd Honas or walk-on offensive lineman Mitchell Balenger, whose name has been in the NCAA's transfer portal for several weeks.
With the five players removed from the roster, the online version shows 160 players.
That includes 86 scholarship players, one more than the 85-man maximum. NU must hit that mark by the end of the offseason and can still add up to two more players for its 2020 recruiting class.
Nebraska football scholarships
|QB (4)||Logan Smothers||Luke McCaffrey*||Adrian Martinez|
|RB (5)||Sevion Morrison||Ronald Thompkins*||Dedrick Mills*|
|Marvin Scott III||Rahmir Johnson*|
|TE (5)||Chris Hickman*||Austin Allen*||Jack Stoll*|
|WR (10)||Zavier Betts||Jamie Nance*||Wan'Dale Robinson||Jaevon McQuitty*||JD Spielman*|
|Marcus Fleming||De'Mariyon Houston||Omar Manning*|
|T (10)||Turner Corcoran||Bryce Benhart*||Broc Bando*||Brenden Jaimes|
|Alex Conn||Matthew Anderson*||Matt Farniok*|
|Jimmy Fritzsche*||Christian Gaylord*^|
|G (5)||Michael Lynn*||Trent Hixson*||Boe Wilson*|
|Ethan Piper*||Matt Sichterman*|
|C (2)||Cameron Jurgens*|
|DE (10)||Marquis Black||Mosai Newsom*||Tate Wildeman*||Deontre Thomas*||Ben Stille*|
|Casey Rogers*||Jahkeem Green*|
|DT (3)||Nash Hutmacher||Ty Robinson*||Damion Daniels*|
|OLB (8)||Blaise Gunnerson||Jamin Graham*||Garrett Nelson||Caleb Tannor||JoJo Domann*|
|Jimari Butler||David Alston*|
|ILB (7)||Keyshawn Greene||Nick Henrich*||Eteva Mauga-Clements||Collin Miller*|
|Jackson Hannah*||Will Honas*|
|S (5)||Henry Gray||Myles Farmer*||Marquel Dismuke*|
|Noa Pola-Gates*||Deontai Williams*|
|CB (8)||Jaiden Francois||Javin Wright*||Braxton Clark*||Cam Taylor-Britt||Dicaprio Bootle*|
|Ronald Delancy III||Quinton Newsome|
|ST (1)||Barret Pickering (K)*|
|*Player has used redshirt|
|^Appealing for 6th year|
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