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Breaking down Week 3 of Fall Camp

Three weeks of Fall Camp are officially in the books for the Nebraska football team. Here is everything we learned after the third week of Fall Camp for the Huskers.

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Nebraska wrapped up their traditional portion of Fall Camp on Satruday. NU has just 11 practices left before their season opener with Arkansas State.
Nebraska wrapped up their traditional portion of Fall Camp on Satruday. NU has just 11 practices left before their season opener with Arkansas State. (Nate Clouse)

WEEK 3 FALL CAMP ROSTER NEWS

***Head coach Mike Riley and his staff will make decisions on true freshmen that will play, walk-ons that will be placed on scholarship and team captains over the coming days.

Classes begin at UNL on Monday, so it's assumed we could know which walk-ons will be put on by then. Currently the Huskers have eight open scholarships.

***Junior offensive lineman Tanner Farmer has locked down the right guard spot over Boe Wilson in Fall Camp.

***Redshirt freshman defensive back Tony Butler has been working at cornerback this entire camp and has been a solid contributor with the No. 2 defense.

***There is still no decision on what direction Nebraska will go at running back. It appears a "running back by committee" is likely.

Defensive tackle Mick Stoltenberg has been backed down this week with a head injury.
Defensive tackle Mick Stoltenberg has been backed down this week with a head injury. (Tyler Krecklow)

WEEK 3 FALL CAMP INJURIES 

***Running back Tre Bryant was back at practice after sitting out on Thursday, though he was not live for contact. Riley said they’ve made sure to be careful with Bryant and his knee.

***Junior defensive lineman Mick Stoltenberg was also held out of practice a few days this week with a head injury. NU is following the concussion protocol with Stoltenberg, and they expect him back next week.

“He is, I would say, definitely improving,” Riley said. “If he stays the course, he should be back practicing with the Huskers on Monday.”

***Wide receiver Bryan Reimers did not go live again on Friday, but he did do some individual work. He continues to nurse a nagging back injury.

***Wide receiver Keyan Williams remains out of practice with a soft tissue injury.

FIVE PLAYERS ON THE RISE 
Name on the rise  Week 3 take 

Deontre Thomas (6-3, 280), DL, Fr.

Freshman Deontre Thomas was working with the top defensive units this week, and appears poised to have a major role on this football team in 2017.

Damion Daniels (6-2, 310), DL, Fr.

Another talented member of Nebraska's freshman class is defensive lineman Damion Daniels. The Dallas native also saw time with the top defensive units this week, and looks like he's going to carve out a role with this football teams in 2017.

Matt Farniok (6-6, 315), OL, RFr.

Everybody knows Matt Farniok has the potential to be a great player, and after a year of seasoning it looks like he's headed down that road. Farniok will be the No. 2 at both left guard and right tackle this year, and there's a good chance he's going to be called upon at some point this season.

Luke McNitt (6-2, 250), FB, Sr.

The fullback appears to be back in this offense in a big way. Senior Luke McNitt is not only a valuable blocker, but he's going to be heavily involved in the screen and check down game this year for Nebraska.

Brenden Jaimes (6-5, 280), OL, Fr.

Talented true freshman Brenden Jaimes could end up burning his redshirt, as he'll go into the season potentially the No. 2 left tackle behind Nick Gates. Coming from a 5A Texas program, Jaimes is polished and well versed on what it takes to play at this level.

"He’s going to be a good player here soon. He takes things from the meeting room and brings it out on to the field. When Cav tells him to do something on the field, he does it the next play. He’ll probably be a drafted guy in the next four to five years."

-OL Nick Gates on the potential of freshman tackle Brenden Jaimes.