It appears former Huskers receiver De'Mornay Pierson-El will get a shot in the NFL. Pierson-El tweeted out early Saturday evening he will try to make the Washington Redskins as a free agent.
#HTTR ! Let’s get it!!— De'Mornay Pierson-El (@DontPunt_15) April 28, 2018
The Virginia native finished with 904 career punt return yards. 596 of those came in his freshman season at Nebraska, when he led the nation in 2014.
Pierson-El totaled 12 career punt returns of at least 25 yards and was the 11th player in NU history to finish with at least 110 catches. As a senior, he had 45 catches for 623 yards and five touchdowns, all of those were career highs.