Nebraska football walk-on Luke Reimer earns scholarship with Huskers

Posted at 10:48 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 00:00:30-04

LINCOLN (KMTV) — Nebraska football walk-on linebacker Luke Reimer has earned a scholarship in just his 2nd season with the Huskers.

On Tuesday, his position coach Barrett Ruud had high praise for the Lincoln North Star alum.

"As far as athleticism, he's about as athletic as any guy we've got on our team," said Ruud. "He's got as good of a motor as anybody on our team's got. He's very similar to like a Luke McCaffrey-type. Some guys are able to run 40 yards once really fast and some guys are able to run 40 yards 50 straight time really fast. That's the kind of motor he's got."

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Reimer has also earned the respect of his fellow inside linebackers.

"He's one of those guys that just loves the game," said senior Collin Miller. "When you know someone loves the game you just can respect him a little more. He always has his 'why'. Why he wants to step on the field and perfect his craft. He just makes plays. He flies around the ball. He gives you maximum effort. Always wants to be in the film room. Always asking questions. He's going to play good ball for us this year."

Reimer & the rest of the Big Red open the 2020 season on October 24 at Ohio State.