Wednesday August 19th, 2015

Nebraska wide receiver De’Mornay Pierson-El will miss six to eight weeks with a foot injury, head coach Mike Riley announced Wednesday

Pierson-El, a sophomore, played all 13 games as a freshman last season. He started six games and took over as the Huskers’ punt returner in the second game of the year.

Pierson-El led the nation with 596 yards on punt returns last season, and averaged 17.5 yards per punt return, which was the second-best average in Div. I. He also caught 23 passes for 321 yards and four touchdowns. 

Pierson-El was a Freshman All-America choice last season and a preseason All-America selection this year. He is also on the watch list for the Paul Hornung award, given to the most versatile player in college football. 

BECHT: Can anyone push OSU in Big Ten?

Nebraska opens the season Sept. 5 against BYU.

- Dan Gartland

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.