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Bowling Green's Cameron Jefferies, left, scores a touchdown on a 46-yard fumble return against Michigan State's Collin Lucas (40) during the fourth quarter of a game last season in East Lansing, Mich.

Nebraska's not done looking for defensive back help, and the Huskers are a finalist for a two-year graduate transfer from Bowling Green.

Cameron Jefferies, a 5-foot-10, 183-pound defensive back, is trying to graduate with two years of eligibility remaining, according to the Lake County (Ohio) News-Herald, and considers NU and Cincinnati his two finalists.

The story says Jefferies is taking a massive credit load in order to graduate by Aug. 3 and that he plans to be on a new campus the next day.

“This isn’t an academic move for me,” Jefferies told the paper. “It’s about what’s going to help me pursue my dream and get me to the NFL.”

Nebraska reports to camp Aug. 1 and starts Aug. 2.

Jefferies started seven games and played in nine for Bowling Green in 2017, returning a fumble for a touchdown early in the season against Michigan State and logging 36 tackles and one interception overall. He has 12 career starts and played in 21 games in two college seasons.

The Huskers have already landed one defensive back this month in Mesa (Arizona) Community College Will Jackson III.

Contact the writer at or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.


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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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