Now that the 2019 season is over for many teams, players on those teams have a decision to make. Do I stay, or do I go?
In 2019, it seems as though the thought process is exactly that. The news is littered with players entering their names into the NCAA transfer portal, and at Nebraska, it’s no different.
On Monday afternoon, news broke that Nebraska DB Isaiah Stalbird, the team’s special teams leader in tackles (9) in 2019, has entered his name into the portal:
Nebraska walk-on DB Isaiah Stalbird confirms he has entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal. He led NU with 9 special team tackles in 2019 play 243 special teams snaps: https://t.co/T17IpCNCf4 #Huskers
— Sean Callahan (@Sean_Callahan) December 9, 2019
Making nine tackles is one thing. Playing in 243 special teams plays in a season is another.
Stalbird may not have recorded 10 interceptions this season, but he sure made an impact on special teams. In some games, that’s what can decide a win or a loss.
Stalbird is a redshirt freshman.