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Nebraska football will be down a returning starter on the offensive line this fall.

Nouredin Nouili announced on social media Saturday that the NCAA informed him of a failed drug test, rendering him ineligible for the 2022 season.

"I would like to apologize to my family, teammates, coaches, and Husker fans for my error in judgement," Nouili's post reads. "It is an honor to be part of this football program and represent this University and I do not take that responsibility lightly."

Head coach Scott Frost said in a statement that Nouili will be supported during his year away from competition.

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"We will fully support Nouredin Nouili as continues his academic and athletic career at the University of Nebraska. He is an outstanding young man, who made a mistake that will force him to miss the 2022 season and forfeit a year of eligibility. Noure will be a full participant in practice this fall, and we look forward to him resuming his playing career in 2023."

Nouili came to Lincoln after a season at Colorado State. He was familiar with the area after spending time at Norris High School as a foreign exchange student from Frankfurt, Germany.

In 2021, Nouili earned a scholarship and started the final seven games of the year. He is the third starter from the end of the season to not return for 2022.

The junior lineman will now have just his senior year of eligibility left.