Quick Hitter: Punt return talk
Ameer Abdullah (Stewart Photography)
Ameer Abdullah (Stewart Photography)
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Posted Mar 12, 2013


Who are the leading candidates to return punts in 2013 for Nebraska?

LINCOLN, Neb. - After losing five fumbled punt returns in 2012, Nebraska is looking for answers in the return game.

On Monday, the Huskers practiced the punt game for the first time during the spring and special teams coordinator Ross Els was asked about it after practice.

Els pointed out three players (Jamal Turner, Ameer Abdullah, and Kenny Bell) who could factor into the mix as a returner, with more possibilities this fall.

“Those are probably our three leading candidates, and there will be some other guys we might sprinkle in there,” said Els, who was asked about possible true freshman coming in the fall that could make an impact. “Absolutely, we will get them out there and see what they can do catching the ball under pressure.”

Nebraska averaged 9.3 yards per punt return in 2012, which was good for No. 52 in the nation.

Junior running back Ameer Abdullah received the most work last season, returning 16 punts for a 13.1 yards per return average. But, with the Alabama native slotted as the No. 1 running back in 2013, it's unlikely he will see as much action back there this upcoming year.

Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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