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Watch: Nebraska Officially Awards Blackshirts To 16 Defensive Players

Nebraska blackshirt in a locker.

A yearly Nebraska tradition took place today.

Every year, Nebraska awards its first-team defensive players with coveted "blackshirt" jerseys. These dark tops have been the symbol of Nebraska defensive tradition for some time, and are a major honor.

Today, the Cornhuskers handed out blackshirts to 16 defensive players.

You can see the special moments captured on this video:

Nebraska announced the 16 players to earn blackshirts on the official athletics website.

They are as follows:

  • DL Freedom Akinmoladun
  • DL Khalil Davis
  • DL Carlos Davis
  • DL Mick Stoltenberg
  • LB Mohamed Barry
  • LB Alex Davis
  • LB Luke Gifford
  • LB Marcus Newby
  • LB Chris Weber
  • LB Dedrick Young II
  • DB B Dicaprio Bootle
  • DB Lamar Jackson
  • DB Eric Lee Jr.
  • S Joshua Kalu
  • S Antonio Reed
  • S Aaron Williams

Nebraska opens its 2017 season at home against Arkansas State on Saturday.