Dec 05, 2019 3:55 PM

Four Huskers Receive Conference Honors

Posted Dec 05, 2019 3:55 PM

By NU Athletic Communications


Four Nebraska offensive standouts were honored by the Big Ten Conference on Monday with all-conference recognition.

 

The four offensive players to earn honorable-mention All-Big Ten accolades included junior receiver JD Spielman, junior offensive tackle Brenden Jaimes, junior running back Dedrick Mills and freshman receiver Wan'Dale Robinson.

 

Spielman received honorable-mention recognition from both the conference coaches and media. He led Nebraska with 49 receptions for 898 yards and five touchdowns, ranking fifth in the Big Ten in receiving yards per game. In the process, Spielman became the first Husker to record three 800-yard receiving seasons. This marks the third straight season Spielman has earned conference honors after earning third-team All-Big Ten honors in both 2017 and 2018.

 

Jaimes was also recognized by both the league coaches and media. The 6-6, 300-pounder is a mainstay on the offensive line, starting all 12 games at left tackle. He helped the Husker offense rank third in the conference in rushing offense in Big Ten games. The 2019 season marked the second straight year Jaimes has earned honorable-mention all-conference recognition.

 

Mills also earned recognition from the coaches and media. He led the Nebraska running game in his first season with the Huskers, rushing for 745 yards and 10 touchdowns. Mills ranked ninth in the Big Ten in rushing yards per game, and his 10 rushing touchdowns were the second-most by a Husker since 2014.

 

Robinson was an honorable-mention All-Big Ten choice by the media panel. Despite missing the majority of four games in the second half of 2019, Robinson had 40 catches for 453 yards and two touchdowns. He also ranked as Nebraska's third-leading rusher with 340 yards and three touchdowns. His versatility earned Robinson recognition as one of four national finalists for the Paul Hornung Award.

 

The four offensive honorees join seven defensive players who were recognized by the conference on Tuesday, led by second-team All-Big Ten cornerback Lamar Jackson.

 

All-Big Ten Offensive Honorees

Brenden Jaimes, Jr., OT—Honorable Mention (Coaches, Media)

Dedrick Mills, Jr., RB—Honorable Mention (Coaches, Media)

JD Speilman, Jr., WR—Honorable Mention (Coaches, Media)

Wan'Dale Robinson, Fr., WR—Honorable Mention (Media)

 

All-Big Ten Defensive Honorees

Lamar Jackson, Sr., CB—Second Team (Media and Coaches)

Khalil Davis, Sr., DL—Third Team (Coaches), Honorable Mention (Media)

Darrion Daniels, Sr. NT—Honorable Mention (Coaches)

Dicaprio Bootle, Jr., DB—Honorable Mention (Media)

Mohamed Barry, Sr., LB—Honorable Mention (Media)

Cam Taylor-Britt, Soph., DB—Honorable Mention (Media)

Ben Stille-Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Honoree

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NPHS Winter sports ready to go for 2019-2020

North Platte (NPPost) - The weather outside might be frightful, but inside things are heating up for the North Platte Bulldog athletic program as the Winter sports season is about to begin.


For those that didn't know, the Bulldogs compete in all the winter sports (Boys and Girls Basketball, Wrestling along with Swimming and Diving) available in Nebraska and with the calendar turning to December things are ready to get underway.


On December 3rd the high school held a media day for Wrestling and Basketball (Swimming and Diving will be later when they get their suits for pictures). We had a chance to chat with some of the athletes from the sports.


Boys Basketball:


Coach Kaminski comes into this season losing 6 seniors, many of whom were key players over the last few years. He looks to improve on last seasons 4-16 record with a group that he says plays with more passion than he's ever seen. Although the team lost some height from last year, they picked up speed and will be very scrappy according to Kaminski.


The only starter to return from last year is now senior Steven Garcia who will be looked upon to lead:


Joining him on the team is defensive minded Derek Ramos, fresh off a great football season that he hopes will carry into Basketball:



Girls Basketball:


Coach Tyson Hammond enters his second season with a firm idea of his players, what they are capable of and how he wants to go about business. Hammond only graduated two seniors last year so he returns a core of players who are all very familiar with each other. That chemistry lead the girls to a 12-10 finish last year that included a sub-district win before losing to Crete in the District finals, just missing out on an invite to the state tournament. A trip to state is the goal for the team this year.


Callie Haneborg, one of the guards for the team, is expected to be a leader both on and off the court:



Another returner who is looking to step up is softball superstar Abby Orr (who has already accepted an offer to play softball at a Division 1 NCAA school):



Wrestling:


It was a very successful previous season for Head Coach Dale Hall in 2018-2019. His team sent five wrestlers to the state tournament and all came back with medals, including one state champion in Darian Diaz (126 LBS). The team itself finished tied for 6th place with Scottsbluff. Coach Hall has a lot of talent returning to the roster this year and looks to have the same type of success, although he would tell you that success like that comes one day, one match at a time. Here is what he had to say: