Nebraska Football: What You Need to Know About Rex Burkhead's Backups

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Nebraska Football: What You Need to Know About Rex Burkhead's Backups
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Don’t worry, Nebraska fans, Rex Burkhead is just fine. But given what a huge factor he was in Nebraska’s offense as 2011 ended, and how important he is likely to be in NU’s plans for the coming season, the question needs to be asked about what happens if Burkhead goes down. Or, to be slightly less morbid, what are Nebraska’s options if offensive coordinator Tim Beck makes good on his promise to reduce the load on Burkhead in 2012?

So yes, there are running backs behind Burkhead in Lincoln. Let’s take a look down the depth chart and get to know them.

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