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Seven Husker football players earn Blackshirts on Monday

Posted: 10:57 PM, Sep 10, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-11 03:57:11Z

Seven Nebraska football players earned Blackshirts before Monday's practice. 

Luke Gifford, Mick Stoltenberg, Freedom Akinmoladun, Mo Barry, Dedrick Young, Tyrin Ferguson & DiCaprio Bootle all donned the famous practice jerseys before the first workout following the Colorado game. 

"It was awesome," said Stoltenberg. "The guys that got it I think earned it definitely. For the rest of the guys to get it I think we just need to continue to put a good product on the field and obviously come out with some wins."

"The goal is to win the game," Gifford said. "That's what needs to be done but we did a lot of good things and played like Blackshirts."

"We want the Blackshirt to mean something," head coach Scott Frost said. "I told the guys in the meeting this morning I was proud of the effort, the physicality. We had a lot of guys on defense that I think played well enough to earn Blackshirts. We're just not going to give them all out at once."

The Huskers host Troy starting at 11 a.m. on Saturday on BTN.