Nebraska football names five captains for 2017 season

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Nebraska football coach Mike Riley announced five players who were named captains for the Huskers in 2017 on Saturday afternoon.

Tanner Lee, Joshua Kalu, Jerald Foster, Luke McNitt and Chris Weber earned the title of captain this season.

Kalu is a senior defensive back who’s started all 13 games over the past two years and saw plenty of time as a freshman as well. Weber, a fifth-year senior linebacker who walked on in 2013, has seen time in each of his three active seasons and will be looked upon to take a greater role this year.

McNitt is also a fifth-year senior who’s made an impact both on special teams and as a part of the offense at fullback.

Lee, a junior quarterback, will take the reigns of the offense this season. Foster is a redshirt junior offensive lineman who’s played in four games last season after an injury and played in all 13 games mostly on special teams the season before that.

McNitt, Webster and Foster are also all Nebraska natives.

The Huskers start their season at 8 p.m. on Sept. 2 at home against Arkansas State before a tough road test at Oregon the week after.

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