Nebraska RB Dedrick Mills: 'I love being here'
Dedrick Mills loves putting on the red and white Nebraska uniform. The second-year running back for the Huskers enters the 2020 season as one of the better offensive weapons in the Huskers’ arsenal, and he’s ready to make the most out of Year 2 in Lincoln.
Speaking with the media, Mills talked about how happy he is to be in Lincoln. After transferring to the program before the 2018 season, the running back had a strong first season with the Huskers, rushing for 745 yards and 10 touchdowns on 143 carries to lead Nebraska.
Mills says that he loves being part of the Nebraska program.
“Every day I wake up, I’m happy. You ask my coaches, I come in alive every day. Go to practice feeling alive every day. Trying to make sure I wake other people up,” Mills said. “So, just being here for the last two years, so far, I feel great. I could stay here for a little while longer if I have to.
“I love being here. I feel great. Being here makes me happy.”
The 2019 season for Mills was a bit of a roller coaster through the first nine games. But the back had a strong ending to the year, piling up 347 yards and 2 touchdowns in the final three contests, including a 188-yard performance against Wisconsin.
With stronger play on the offensive line expected in 2020, there’s potential for Mills to pick up where he left off at the end of the 2019 campaign. But he’ll have a tough test, as Nebraska’s offense will play a sturdy Ohio State defense on Saturday in the season opener.
"Every day I wake up, I'm happy. You ask my coaches, I come in alive everyday. Go to practice feeling alive everyday." Dedrick Mills loves playing football. Dedrick Mills loves being a Husker. Definitely doesn't take it for granted. #Huskers pic.twitter.com/bpgXU2R0X1
— Dan Corey (@DanCorey1011) October 21, 2020