The true freshman intended to redshirt in his first year with the program, but he returned kickoffs starting in the sixth game of the year when the Cornhuskers played Wisconsin.
Stevenson, a 2015 four-star recruit, originally signed a letter of intent to play with Wisconsin but was later denied admission to the school. Stevenson chose to play at Nebraska over Alabama and Miami.
In his senior year of high school, Stevenson rushed for 2,511 yards and 31 touchdowns, helping his team to a 10–4 record.
Stevenson posted a message to his Twitter account on Friday about his decision to leave the team.
Nebraska (3–6) will host No. 7 Michigan State on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET.
- Beth Maiman