Nebraska starting LB, team's top tackler announces return to Huskers for 2021 season
Nebraska’s defense received some good news for the new year.
On Saturday afternoon, Huskers leading tackler and starting linebacker JoJo Domann announced on social media that he’ll be returning to Nebraska for the 2021 season. That’s huge news for the team, which has struggled at times defensively in the Scott Frost era.
Domann was the team’s leading tackler for the 2020 season, piling up 58 stops in 8 contests for the Huskers. The starting linebacker released a video on Twitter to make his announcement:
Unfinished business ☠️ pic.twitter.com/7NxuRAVso5
— JoJo Domann (@TheDomannator) January 2, 2021
The 2021 season will mark Domann’s sixth year with the program. This year would’ve been his final one in Lincoln, but because the NCAA granted a blanket waiver to all fall sports student-athletes, he’s eligible to return for one more year.
In addition to the 58 tackles, Domann had 6.5 tackles for loss, 5 pass break-ups, 2 forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
During his career in Lincoln, Domann has been responsible for 137 total tackles, including 16.5 for loss. He’s also broken up 13 passes and forced 7 fumbles. He’ll be a welcomed returning starter for the Huskers.
Last season, the Huskers finished with a 3-5 record.