Nebraska senior WR decides to enter transfer portal
Nebraska senior wide receiver JD Spielman will be finishing his college football career elsewhere. Sean Callahan of HuskerOnline.com reported that the receiver has entered the NCAA transfer portal.
News of Spielman hitting the transfer portal broke on Monday afternoon. Callahan reports that it was a “mutual” decision from Spielman and the Huskers. The receiver was entering his senior season with the program and was the top returning player at his position.
Spielman took a leave of absence from the team earlier this year. He never ruled out a return to the program but now the receiver will have to find a new place to finish his career.
Last season, Spielman led the Huskers in receiving with 49 catches for 898 yards and five touchdowns. In three seasons in Lincoln, Spielman totaled 2,546 receiving yards and 15 touchdown catches on 170 receptions.
Spielman totaled over 800 receiving yards every season.
The departure is a big blow for the Huskers. Nebraska was hoping to use its talent and experience on the offensive side of the football to get back to bowl eligibility this season after a three-year drought. While there’s still plenty of playmakers taking the field this fall, Spielman was one of the leaders.
Spielman did not graduate from Nebraska, meaning he’ll need a waiver to participate at the FBS level immediately. He has one season of eligibility left.
Nebraska is coming off a 5-7 season in 2019. The Huskers are scheduled to host Purdue on Sept. 5 in the season opener.