August 15, 2007

Wilson making a run at a Blackshirt this August

Entering the 2007 season in the best shape of his collegiate career, Bryan Wilson is focused on earning a Blackshirt, the coveted practice jersey that comes with being a starter on the Husker defense.

The 6-1, 205-pound senior is getting reps at both safety positions during fall camp after spending most of the spring working with the No. 1 defensive unit. A year ago, after making the move from cornerback to free safety, Wilson served as a backup to Andrew Shanle and played on special teams.

"This year, I'm working on starting," Wilson said after a recent workout at Memorial Stadium. "If you're here at this level and you're not trying to start, you need to pack up and go home. I'm here battling for a starting spot."

Wilson feels comfortable lining up at either safety position. He and fellow senior Tierre Green are Nebraska's most experienced safeties, but are expected to share playing time with senior Ben Eisenhart, junior Matt O'Hanlon and sophomores Rickey Thenarse and Larry Asante.

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