We begin the 'Indispensable 18' with one of the most experienced players on the Husker defense: linebacker Dedrick Young.
Young burst on to the scene back in 2015 becoming just the 5th true freshman to start a season opener since World War II. The Arizona native racked up 61 tackles in his first season in Lincoln, the most ever by a true freshman. Young was named Nebraska's Newcomer of the Year while earning All-Big Ten freshman honors.
In his sophomore season, Young totaled 60 tackles despite only starting nine games. As a junior, Young had a career-high 80 stops.
Heading into his final year at Nebraska, the six-foot-one 235 pounder enters with 201 tackles, becoming just the 4th Husker to have at least 200 tackles before his senior season.