Nebraska has lost both of their top running backs Rahmir Johnson and Gabe Ervin for the season due to injuries. Now Head Coach Matt Rhule turns to Emmett Johnson and Kwinten Ives to help fill the void.
Ives is a true Freshman RB from Beverly, NJ. He starred for Palmyra high school, where he was one of the top running backs on the East Coast.
As a senior, Ives ran for 1,617 yards and 26 touchdowns on 157 carries. He averaged 10.3 yards per carry and had at least 100 rushing yards in all nine games including three of over 200-yards.
Ives also, caught 15 passes for 240 yards and three touchdowns and had a 79-yard kickoff return for a touchdown on his only kick return of the season.
Ives started off his senior season with a bang. On his first carry of the season, he went 50 yards for a touchdown and then had a 57-yard touchdown on his second carry of the season.
Rhule and his Nebraska football coaching staff are working hard to get Ives and Emmett Johnson up to speed with all their schemes and plays, as per 247 Sports.
Nebraska is going with Anthony Grant as their lead back today, with Ives and Johnson in reserve.
I got to see every game that Ives played during his senior season at Palmyra high school. He played with my son. Ives is a supremely talented player with a great work effort. If given the opportunity, I look for Ives to shine.
All local South Jersey residents, look for #28 on Nebraska and cheer him on.
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