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Foster ready to lead Huskers offensive line

Posted at 6:49 PM, Aug 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-29 19:49:03-04

In football, the offensive line is often overlooked. But that's perfectly fine with Nebraska junior left guard Jerald Foster.

"Our role is important, it's not glamorous which I'm fine with that you know," said Foster. "As long as I'm able to be out there being able to give everything I got."

After suffering a knee injury in fall camp last season, the Lincoln native missed Nebraska's first nine games before returning for the Huskers' final four contests of 2016. 

"I felt like if I didn't have those games coming into the season, I 'd be a whole lot more nervous," Foster said. "With just the experience I got out of those four games, it's just nice being able to have that off my shoulders already."

Foster is the third Lincoln native in the last four years to be named a captain which is pretty impressive as the junior has only made four career starts for the Huskers.

"I'm just happy that my guys definitely entrusted such a big role on me," said Foster. 

Now as the Big Red looks ahead to the 2017 campaign, Foster knows the offensive line will play a big role in NU's success.

"I can't wait for us to showcase ourselves as an o-line and really walking the walk, not talking the talk," Foster said. "So I just can't wait to be out there."

The Huskers host Arkansas State Saturday at 7 p.m. on the Big Ten Network.