Report: Former Huskers walk-on steps into NCAA transfer portal
A former Nebraska walk-on who appeared in 11 of the Huskers’ 12 contest during the 2018 season has decided to hit the NCAA transfer portal, according to a report.
The Omaha World-Herald’s Sam McKewon is reporting that cornerback Ethan Cox has decided to explore opportunities outside of Lincoln to continue his college football career. He is no longer listed on the team’s 2020 roster.
Cox used the 2017 season as a redshirt year before seeing significant playing time on special teams during the 2018 campaign. He played in 11 contests that year and finished the season with three tackles. Cox did not appear in any games during last season because of an injury.
Cox will have at least two years of eligibility remaining, but could receive three years if he’s awarded a medical hardship waiver for the 2019 season in the future.
The news of Cox’s decision to enter the transfer portal comes just a day after backup quarterback Noah Vedral decided to also explore his options after two seasons in Lincoln. Vedral played in six games for the Huskers during the 2019 season, making two starts when Adrian Martinez was injured.
Vedral initially committed to UCF but opted to transfer to Nebraska when head coach Scott Frost took the job with the Huskers. Vedral will also have two years of eligibility remaining at his next destination.