Nebraska special teams coordinator Bill Busch can’t say enough about Rahmir Johnson.

While special teams work is sometimes limited to reserves who don’t see the field on offense or defense for some squads, Johnson is an important member of Busch’s Huskers special teams unit.

“He’s part of the core 4 of everything we do,” Busch told reporters Thursday. “He just says, ‘yes, sir,’ and does everything correctly. I just have so much respect for Rahmir Johnson, where he’s at and what we’ve asked him to do.”

“Everything we do, he’s a part of,” Busch added, pointing to Johnson’s contributions on punt coverage and kickoff return.

On kickoff, Johnson has returned 6 kicks for 92 yards, an average of 15.3 yards with a long of 22 yards in the 2020 COVID season. In 10 games last season, he returned 3 kicks for 38 yards.

Johnson is also coming off his most productive year as a ball carrier. In 2021, he logged 112 rushes for 495 yards and 4 touchdowns. Johnson will be considered a 4th-year redshirt sophomore in 2022.