Huskers walk-on WR earns scholarship at Nebraska
Kade Warner, who started his career at Nebraska as a walk-on wide receiver, has earned a scholarship. His teammate and roommate Austin Allen revealed the news while speaking with the media earlier this week.
Warner joined the Huskers football program as a walk-on in 2017 but didn’t see action until 2018 because of injury. He’s played in 16 games over the last two years at Nebraska and has been one of the leaders in the wide receiver room in Lincoln.
His father, Kurt Warner, appeared to confirm the scholarship on Twitter.
Per Austin Allen, former #Huskers walk-on wide receiver Kade Warner has now been placed on scholarship.
— Robin Washut (@RobinWashut) October 13, 2020
Couldn’t be more proud of @kadewarner – he’s a great example for all – but especially for all those really good HS athletes that were over-looked, under-valued… he walked on, has started for 2 years at a Power 5 school & has EARNED (worked 4 everything he’s got) a scholarship! https://t.co/VKuIb74N6M
— Kurt Warner (@kurt13warner) October 13, 2020
Over the last two seasons, Warner has caught 25 passes for 196 yards and added 4 rushing yards to total 200 yards from scrimmage. He’s one of the most-experienced players at wide receiver for the Huskers, along with sophomore Wan’Dale Robinson.
Warner will be a redshirt junior during the 2020 season. Because the NCAA has ruled that eligibility will not be counted against players this year, he will still have two years of eligibility remaining at the end of the season.
Nebraska opens the season against Ohio State on Oct. 24.