Nebraska defense receives Blackshirts on Monday
Monday was a special day for members of Nebraska’s first-team defense.
As promised, the Husker defense received its Blackshirts following Saturday’s game against Colorado. Previously, members of the defense were wearing a yellow mesh top referred to as a “Killer Bees” uniform.
Linebacker Luke Gifford confirmed to Sam McKewon of the Omaha World-Herald that the Blackshirts had been awarded.
Nebraska OLB Luke Gifford confirms NU players received Blackshirts today. He mentions only his position group, and, out of that group, he, Barry, Ferguson and Young have received them.
— Sam McKewon (@swmckewonOWH) September 10, 2018
At the time it was confirmed, there was no updated list of the members of Nebraska’s defense that received a Blackshirt on Monday.
The tradition of earning a Blackshirt uniform dates back to the 1960s when members of the Huskers defenders began wearing the tops in practice. Since that time, Nebraska’s defensive starters — and a few others worthy of the shirt — have been awarded the Blackshirt.
Nebraska is coming off a 33-28 loss to Colorado, starting the year 0-1. Next week, the Huskers will take on Troy at Memorial Stadium before heading to Ann Arbor to battle Michigan in B1G play.