One of the more unique traditions in college football, Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Scott Frost announced 12 players who received their Blackshirts on Monday.

A practice dating back to the 1960s, Nebraska’s starting defensive players wore black jerseys during practice and the term has stuck. The term is not limited to only 11 players, Nebraska presents Blackshirts to all players expected to contribute on defense.

The 12 players:

  • Senior DL Khalil Davis
  • Senior DL Darrion Daniels
  • Senior DL Carlos Davis
  • Junior DL Ben Stille
  • Sophomore LB Caleb Tannor
  • Senior LB Alex Davis
  • Senior LB Mohamed Barry
  • Junior LB Will Honas
  • Junior LB Collin Miller
  • Senior CB Lamar Jackson
  • Junior S Marquel Dismuke
  • Junior S Deontai Williams
  • Junior CB Dicaprio Bootle
  • Sophomore CB Cam Taylor

This year, instead of simply hanging the Blackshirts in the players’ lockers, Frost organized a ceremony at Memorial Stadium. Former Husker Blackshirts came and presented the jerseys to this year’s recipients.

These 12 players will play an integral role as Nebraska looks to improve on last year’s 4-8 campaign. Following an 0-6 start, Frost’s team was able to turn it around and won four of their final six games.

The Cornhuskers will begin their 2019 season by hosting South Alabama on Saturday at 12:00PM ET.