Second Nebraska starting safety announces return to Huskers for 2021 season
Calling it “The Good Life,” a second Nebraska starting safety has announced he’ll be returning to Lincoln to play football in 2021.
Marquel Dismuke, a senior out of Compton, California, posted a highlight reel to Twitter Wednesday afternoon while announcing the decision. Thanks to the NCAA’s eligibility freeze during the COVID-blighted 2020 season, Dismuke will get one last year in Memorial Stadium to help the Cornhuskers turn around their once-dominant football program that has fallen on historically hard times.
— King Quel (@HussleInSilence) January 13, 2021
Dismuke’s announcement arrived only hours after Deontai Williams, another senior starting safety, this time out of Jacksonville, Florida, told the Cornhuskers he too would be back for a final campaign in red.
The Cornhuskers finished 2021 at 3-5 and fifth place in the Big Ten West. It was the third straight losing season under now third-year head coach Scott Frost. Frost had returned to Lincoln a Husker hero after quarterbacking the team to the 1997 national title, the last of the dominant Tom Osborne era, but has not been able to find the magic touch during his own time. Frost’s overall record is sits at 12-20, including 9-17 in the conference, and the confidence in his return trip home is beginning to wane.