Lincoln, NE - As Nebraska senior defensive tackle Jared Crick was walking off the field on Friday, he turned around and spotted teammate and fellow senior Terrence Moore. Moore was at the 50 yard line, soaking in his final minutes as a player at Memorial Stadium.
Crick waited for him, the two would walk off the field for the final time together. It's one of the main reasons Crick returned for his senior season. Not to improve his draft stock, not to become a back-to-back All-American, but because of the relationships he built with teammates. It was his teammates that has made his season ending injury (torn pectoral muscle) easier to bear – after all they still had something to play for.
“It's been tough, but one things that I have done has been put my emotions to the side and put the team first,” said Crick. “I haven't really about my situation. I have been just trying to coach up my guys and not think about it.”
It was after the Ohio State game when Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini and staff learned they had lost their preseason All-American for the season. The prognosis was Crick would be ready for the NFL combine in February – something the Nebraska native had worked a long time for.
“I'm just taking it day by day, I'm getting a lot of movement in and am trying to get my strength back,” said Crick. “They said I would be ready for the combine in February and that is what I'm looking for. They said I would be 100 percent that I would be able to do everything.”
Attached below is a video from Nebraska's post game on Friday afternoon, where Crick talked with reporters about his injury, rehab, and the team this season.
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