2014 Heisman Odds: Evaluating the Senior Candidates and their 2015 NFL Draft Futures

Arguably the most prestigious single-season award in sports, the Heisman trophy is always a focus for college football fans and media members. We’ve seen underclassmen win the award with remarkable frequency in recent years, including having two straight Heisman winners return for another season. While finding a senior to win the award isn’t an easy task, evaluating these expectedly...
Via Optimum Scouting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah Gets Honor Of Speaking On Behalf Of B1G Players At Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon

Big Ten Media Days are July 28-29 in Chicago. Today, the conference released the list of players that will represent each team at the event. Each program will send three athletes and its head coach to meet with reporters during a series of interviews over a two-day period.  The event concludes with the Big Ten’s Kickoff Luncheon, during which one player from the conference makes...
Via College Spun
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State’s Hackenberg and Nine Other B1G Players Make Maxwell Watch List

The Maxwell Football Club has announced the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the player of the year in college football. A total of ten Big Ten players made the preseason watch list for the award. They are: Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska Connor Cook, QB, Michigan State Stefon Diggs, WR, Maryland Devin Funchess, TE, Michigan Devin Gardner, QB, Michigan...
Via Know It All Football
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah and Nine Other B1G Players Make Hornung Watch List

Louisville, KY. - Monday, July 7, 2014 - The Louisville Sports Commission today named 47 multi-talented college football players to the 2014 Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse. The Paul Hornung Award, now in its fifth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football...
Via Know It All Football
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Running Back prospects to keep an eye on during the 2014 college football season

A few weeks back I began preparation in earnest for the 2015 NFL Draft. I wrote about a number of quarterbacks who fit what the Saints are looking for in a quarterback and who could one day take the reins of the New Orleans offense. I then promised that I’d follow that up with a look at running backs who could fit nicely in the Saints offense in 2015. It only took six weeks, but...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

The Big Ten Is Running Back Country

The stud running back appears to be a dying breed these days. We see them drafted lower and lower each year in the NFL with the migration to “running back-by-comittee” strategies league-wide. We also see more passing than we ever have in the college game, reducing the importance of the position at that level as well. One place where we aren’t really seeing the death of the...
Via Know It All Football
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Ameer Abdullah Scouting Report

Ameer Abdullah RB Nebraska #8 Ht: 5’9″ Wt: 190 All of our scouting reports are available to our premium members. If you would like access to our 2015 scouting reports, click here to sign up. Overview: Abdullah is a shifty runner who can make guys miss as he weaves through traffic. However, he lacks the elite speed to turn the corner and leave defenders in his dust....
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Heismanberg? Christian Hackenerg named to watch list

Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg was named to the post-spring Heisman Watch List by Hackenberg is the only Nittany Lion on the watch list, although there are three other Big Ten players appearing on the watch list. Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah, Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon - who I believe will be the Big Ten’s leading rusher in 2014...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Who Leads the Big Ten in Rushing in 2014?

The Big Ten produced seven 1,000-yard rushers last season, headlined by Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah with 1,690 yards on 281 attempts. Abdullah...
Via Athlon Sports
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska Cornhuskers season preview

Bo Pelini is on a roll with six straight nine-win seasons, but has plenty of issues to address if the Nebraska Cornhuskers will be able to crack the top 10. Pelini’s squad finished 2013 with a No. 25 ranking in the coaches poll after defeating Georgia 24-19 in the Gator Bowl and will have a new challenge in 2014 as the school has been realigned to the Big Ten West Division. ...
Via College Football Universe
April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Nebraska’s RB Ameer Abdullah Does the Lion King With His Cat

We may be witness to a new trend when it comes to Nebraska football. Prior to the spring game Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini walked the tunnel holding his cat and lifted the feline up high Lion King style in front of thousands before the team ran on to the field.It appears that the Coach has inspired at least one of his players to honor his kitty cat as well--running back Ameer...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Vine: Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah, NCAA Football, A Cat, And A Ridiculous Stat Line

Ameer Abdullah is a legitimate candidate to win the Heisman trophy this fall. The Nebraska senior running back is the nation’s active leading rusher. Abdullah ran for 1690 yards and nine touchdowns in 2013, and he is expected to have better numbers in 2014.  The Heisman campaign has started for the Huskers’ tailback. Check out this vine of Abdullah playing EA Sports NCAA Football...
Via College Spun
April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

B10 stars Abdullah, Gordon top returning rushers

After passing on opportunities to declare for the NFL draft, running backs Ameer Abdullah of Nebraska and Melvin Gordon of Wisconsin are the country's top two returning rushers.
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Bo Pelini signs contract extension with Nebraska

Cornhuskers coach Bo Pelini signed an extension Wednesday that will keep him in Nebraska through the 2018 season, reports’s Gregg Doyel. That much-discussed contract extension Nebraska hasn’t given Bo Pelini? He got it last week. Signed it Wednesday. Five years left. — Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelCBS) March 7, 2014 Pelini told Doyel that the contract sat on his desk...
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 NFL Draft Prospects in 2015 by Position (Offense)

Here are my top offensive prospects for the 2015 NFL Draft: QB Jameis Winston – Florida State Brett Hundley – UCLA Marcus Mariota – Oregon Bryce Petty – Baylor Sean Mannion – Oregon State RB T.J. Yeldon – Alabama Todd Gurley – Georgia Ameer Abdullah – Nebraska Melvin Gordon – Wisconsin Karlos Williams – Florida […]
Via Ultimate Sports Hound
February 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ameer Abdullah ‘Merica tribute song is best thing to come from Nebraska since Warren Buffett

This 'Merica tribute song about Ameer Abdullah is the best thing to come from Nebraska since Warren Buffett.
Via Gamedayr
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilbon talks about commitment

The decision for Mikale Wilbon to choose Nebraska was about fit. He fits the offense, loves the offensive line and really likes the coaches and players. He is also looking forward to learning from Ameer Abdullah next year.
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska RB Abdullah says he's staying in school, skipping NFL Draft

All-Big Ten running back Ameer Abdullah says he is returning to Nebraska for his senior season. Abdullah, who ran for more than 1,800 yards as a junior, announced his decision Thursday. He had been considering declaring for the NFL draft after his second straight 1,000-yard season. Abdullah said each of his eight older siblings has graduated from college and it is important to...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

RB Abdullah announces he'll be back at Nebraska

All-Big Ten running back Ameer Abdullah says he is returning to Nebraska for his senior season. Abdullah, who ran for more than 1,800 yards as a junior, announced his decision Thursday. He had been considering declaring for the NFL draft after his second straight 1,000-yard season. Abdullah said each of his eight older siblings has graduated from college and it is important to...
Via AP on Fox
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Abdullah to return for senior season

Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah has decided getting an education outweighs the NFL at this point. After running for almost 1,700 yards this season, Abdullah will return for his senior year.
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Will he stay or will he go?

As Nebraska fans wait for Ameer Abdullah's decision, the field of eligible running backs for the 2014 NFL draft gets bigger.
January 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Abdullah has a decision to make

Nebraska junior running back Ameer Abdullah says he has a decision to make.
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

DC's Preview: Gator Bowl

Nebraska vs. #22 GeorgiaEverBank Field, Jacksonville, FLWednesday, January 1st, 12:00 PM on ESPN2Does this one look familiar? It should. The Huskers and Dawgs squared off last New Years in the Capital One Bowl, a game Georgia won 45-31. Despite entering the season with conference championship aspirations they're both rolling into Jacksonville at 8-4, and today's game might...
Via Double Coverage Football
January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Nebraska Cornhuskers: Another season of disappointment

The 38-17 loss on Black Friday to Iowa would seal up another mediocre season for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Nebraska was manhandled by the Hawkeyes for four quarters en route to its third home loss of the season, the most since 2007, when the Huskers went 5-7 for only their second losing season since 1961. It was a fitting end to an otherwise disappointing season for the Huskers,...
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Gophers report card: Big yardage but not big points against Spartans

For the second straight week, Minnesota faced one of the top defenses in the Big Ten. In fact, Michigan State's defense is arguably one of the best in the country. The result was a 14-3 loss for the Gophers, who finish the regular season with an 8-4 record that most people wouldn't have expected at the beginning of the year. Here are the grades for Saturday's game in...
Via Fox Sports North
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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