Nebraska senior cornerback Lamar Jackson was one of seven Husker defensive players to be honored by the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday, as the league office announced its all-conference defensive teams.
Jackson earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from both the Big Ten Coaches and Big Ten Media. The 6-3, 215-pound Jackson ranked among the Big Ten and national leaders with 12 pass breakups and tied for the team lead with three interceptions. Jackson also tallied 40 tackles, four tackles for loss and a sack, while forcing two fumbles and recovering another.
Defensive lineman Khalil Davis earned third-team all-conference honors from the league coaches after his standout senior season.
Four other Huskers earned honorable-mention recognition on Tuesday. Nose tackle Darrion Daniels was recognized by the league coaches. Daniels anchored the defensive line and tallied 34 tackles and four tackles for loss. Linebacker Mohamed Barry was an honorable-mention choice by the league’s media panel.
A pair of versatile defensive backs also earned honorable-mention accolades from the Big Ten Media. Junior Dicaprio Bootle started the first eight games at cornerback before moving to safety and finished the season with 31 tackles and six breakups.
Sophomore Cam Taylor-Britt also divided time between cornerback and safety in 2019.
Junior defensive end Ben Stille was also recognized on Tuesday as a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award honoree.
The Husker basketball team returns to action after one of its longest breaks of the season, as Nebraska travels to Georgia Tech for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge presented by Continental Tire Wednesday evening.
Tipoff at McCamish Pavilion on the Georgia Tech campus is set for 6:15 p.m. (central) and the matchup between the Huskers and Yellow Jackets will be broadcast on Big Dog Country, 98.9 FM and 1340 AM, with the Husker Sports Network.
The Nebraska women’s basketball team returns home to play host to Duke in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge on Wednesday night. Tip-off between the Huskers (7-1) and Blue Devils (6-2) is set for 6 p.m. (CT) at Pinnacle Bank Arena.