Nebraska RBs coach provides unfortunate update on Gabe Ervin Jr.
This morning, there was some sad news out Lincoln; the Huskers lost freshman RB Gabe Ervin Jr. for the year.
Ervin Jr. underwent knee surgery Tuesday morning, confirming he will be out for the remainder of the season. He will be able to redshirt.
Mitch Sherman of the Athletic provides more context:
Nebraska RB Gabe Ervin Jr. had knee surgery today. He’s definitively out for the season, running backs coach Ryan Held said. Saves a redshirt by playing in just four games.
— Mitch Sherman (@mitchsherman) September 21, 2021
This season, Ervin Jr. for the Huskers had 37 rushing attempts for 124 yards on 3.4 yards per carry and 2 touchdowns. He also caught the ball 2 times for 6 yards on 3 yards per reception.
Ervin Jr. was a 3-star out of Buford, Georgia, and he was the No.43 RB in the class of 2021, according to 247sports Composite Rankings.
The Huskers have used multiple RBs this season and with Ervin Jr. out the depth chart at the position looks like this Markese Stepp, Rahmir Johnson and Sevion Morrison.
This season, Nebraska is 2-2; they have wins against Fordham and Buffalo and losses at Illinois and Oklahoma.
Next up for the Huskers is a trip to East Lansing, MI., to take on No.20 Michigan State at 7:00 ET on FS1.