Nebraska Football: Getting to Know the Cornhuskers' Wide Receivers

Patrick RungeCorrespondent IMarch 12, 2013

EAST LANSING, MI - NOVEMBER 03:  Jamal Turner #10 of the Nebraska Cornhuskers returns a fourth quarter kick off in front of Kyler Elsworth #41 of the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium Stadium on November 3, 2012 in East Lansing, Michigan. Nebraska won the game 28-24. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Nebraska football fans need to know everything about their team. We’ve already taken a look and gotten to know Nebraska’s backup running backs – which has taken on more importance after Ameer Abdullah’s injury (as detailed by the Omaha World-Herald).

So, once again we will steal a bit from Stephen Colbert and help the Children of the Corn learn to Better Know A Wide Receiver.


The Starters

Nebraska is blessed with both talent and experience coming back at wide receiver in 2013. Kenny Bell (6’1”, 185 pounds) and Jamal Turner (6’1”, 185 pounds), both juniors, look to be Nebraska’s primary deep threats. Bell has become one of the most dangerous wide receivers in the B1G, and another year of experience (and improvement from quarterback Taylor Martinez) should only improve Bell’s performance. Turner struggled to find his feet at the start of his Nebraska career, but towards the end of 2012 came on strong and now looks to be an important facet of NU’s offense.

Also returning is under-heralded senior Quincy Enunwa (6’2”, 225 pounds), who looks to be Nebraska’s primary possession receiver. A big target with sure hands, Enunwa will be a crucial outlet for Nebraska’s passing attack and compliment to the speed threats of Bell and Turner.


The Up-And-Comers

Behind the sure-fire starters are a number of players vying for playing time. Sophomore Taariq Allen (6’3”, 195 pounds) was beginning to come on in 2012 before an injury derailed his season. The same can be said for junior Tyler Wullenwaber (6’1”, 195 pounds) who looks to add speed and depth to Nebraska’s wide receiving corps. Redshirt freshman Alonzo Moore (6’2”, 185 pounds) has been drawing rave reviews this spring, and redshirt freshman Jordan Westerkamp (6’0”, 200 pounds) will get his chance to shine after sitting out last season. Junior Tyler Evans (6’1”, 195 pounds) will also look to expand on the playing time he earned last season.


The Rest of the Corps

Behind those two waves of receivers, Nebraska has a number of other options. Junior Brion Carnes (6’1”, 190 pounds) made the switch from quarterback to wide receiver and will be looking to translate his experience under center to his new role. Redshirt freshmen Lane Hovey (6’4”, 205 pounds), Sam Foltz (6’1”, 200 pounds), and Brandon Reilly (6’1”, 180 pounds) will be looking to stand out and earn themselves playing time this spring, as will sophomore Richard Wynne, Jr. (5'9", 180 pounds). The two incoming freshmen, scholarship Kevin Gladney (6’1”, 185 pounds) and walk-on Spencer Lewis (6’2”, 210 pounds) will be under consideration for redshirts in 2013 unless they show something special before the start of the season.

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