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Huskers receiver Spielman reportedly transferring from Nebraska

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Posted at 11:48 AM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-08 13:45:03-04

OMAHA (KMTV) — Huskers wide receiver J.D. Spielman is reportedly transferring from Nebraska. Our partners at the Omaha World-Herald have confirmed that Spielman has entered the transfer portal.

Back in March, Spielman took an absence from the Nebraska football team due to health concerns. Spielman has already redshirted & has one year of eligibility remaining. He would have to sit out the 2020 season if he went to another FBS school, unless he applied for a waiver that would need approval by the NCAA.

Spielman was on pace to shatter several NU career receiving records. With just 20 more catches, he would've broken Stanley Morgan's NU record of 189 career catches. With just 202 more yards, he would've surpassed Morgan's career record of 2,747 receiving yards.

The Minnesota native was named Nebraska's Receiver of the Year in 2018 & 2019. Spielman holds several Husker records including the single-game receiving yards mark with 209 at Wisconsin in 2018 & the freshman receptions record wtih 55 in 2017.

The 5'9" 180 pounder is the son of Minnesota Vikings GM Rick Spielman.

Spielman ends his Husker career 3rd on the school's all-time receptions chart & 4th all-time at NU in receiving yards.

Nebraska now has nine wide receivers on scholarship & five of them are newcomers.

Husker sophomore wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson reacted to the news on his Twitter account.