Nebraska LB announces entry into transfer portal after 2 years with the Huskers
Transfer season is here as players are taking matters into their own hands with another program. Linebacker Pheldarius Payne is entering the transfer portal after spending two seasons with the University of Nebraska.
Payne previously played two years of football at Lackawanna College in Pennsylvania where he accounted for 30 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, and 4 sacks. Payne transferred to Nebraska and got an extra year of eligibility due to the impact of COVID-19.
Payne revealed his announcement via social media on Monday.
Nothing but love thanks Nebraska! pic.twitter.com/8H6icGOWTo
— Pheldarius Payne (@Pheldarius) December 6, 2021
In two years at Nebraska, Payne accumulated 40 total tackles, 12 solo tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks, and 2 pass breakups. In the 30-22 road loss to Illinois, Payne accounted for 5 total tackles, 2 solo tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks. His productivity dropped significantly throughout the season as he competed with junior Caleb Tannor.
Nebraska’s defense ranked 37th in the nation in points allowed per game (22.7) and 57th in rushing yards allowed per game (146.9).