The Big 10 is loaded with great running backs this season
and at the top of the list is Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah
. He led the conference
in rushing last season with 1,690 yards and 9 touchdowns. He had 11 games where
he rushed for over 100 yards. In 2013, he was Nebraska’s Team MVP, 1st
Team All-Big 10 and earned 3rd
Team All-American honors.
Abdullah has been nominated for the Doak Walker Award and
Walter Camp Award Watch Lists this preseason. He has 4,914 career all-purpose
yards heading into his senior season. Abdullah is utilized in many ways in the
Nebraska offense, and only needs 700 yards to pass Mike Rozier and Johnny
Rodgers, as the all-time leader for the Cornhuskers.
Abdullah came to Nebraska from Homewood High School
Alabama. He was an All-State player his senior year with 2,315 all-purpose
yards and scored 28 touchdowns. He received some big offers from USC, South
Carolina and Texas A&M.