Three Huskers been recognized with annual senior awards.
Senior cornerback Dicaprio Bootle earned the Guy Chamberlin Trophy. The award is voted on by the media and presented to the senior player who has shown by his play and contributions to the betterment of the Nebraska football team that he has the qualities and dedication of Chamberlin to the Cornhusker tradition. Bootle started 32 consecutive games for the Huskers and finished in the top 10 in school history for pass breakups. The 2020 team captain recently announced his departure to the NFL.
Linebacker Collin Miller received the Tom Novak Award. Also voted on by the media, the award is is presented to the senior who “best exemplifies courage and determination despite all odds in the manner of Nebraska All-America center Tom Novak.” A 2020 team captain, Miller saw his season and career cut short with an injury this season.
Defensive Lineman Ben Stille was honored with the Cletus Fischer Native Son Award. Chosen by the coaching staff, the Native Son Award is named in honor of former Nebraska assistant coach Cletus Fischer, and is presented to the senior player who best exemplifies the following qualities—good work ethic, competitiveness, leadership, forthrightness, sense of humor, pride, loyalty and love of Nebraska. Stille has yet to announce his decision on an extra season of eligibility.
All three will be recognized in Omaha next week at the Outland Trophy banquet.
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