Every season, fans look for that big breakout, the next big star on the football field. Every year someone steps up and takes charge, like wide receiver Brandon Kinnie and tight end Kyler Reed did last year. Or Jared Crick the year before. Or Ndamukong Suh in 2008. There will always be a breakout, and this year Nebraska had several.
As Nebraska had to adjust to life in the Big Ten, an injury-plagued line and wide receiving corps that had drop-itis, new players stepped in to lead the way for their team. For that we honor the top five breakout Huskers of 2011.