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Nebraska Starter Caleb Lightbourn Announces Pac-12 Transfer

A general view of Oregon State's football stadium.

CORVALLIS, OR - NOVEMBER 05: General View of Reser Stadium during the game between the Oregon State Beavers and the Stanford Cardinal on November 5, 2011 at Reser Stadium in Corvallis, Oregon. Stanford won the game 38-13. (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

In his first two years at Nebraska, punter Caleb Lightbourn was a solid starter who averaged 40 yards per punt. But after losing his starting job in 2018, Lightbourn has decided to transfer - and he's already found a new home.

Taking to Twitter on Thursday, Lightbourn announced that he would be taking "the next step in my journey" by transferring to Oregon State.

Lightbourn averaged 41.6 yards per punt in his first five games in his junior year season. But Isaac Armstrong took over in the remaining seven games and had a better average, essentially cementing him for the starting role in 2019.

The Beavers had some trouble in the punting game last year, so Lightbourn could conceivably come in and snag the starting job for the Pac-12 giants.

As a prospect, Lightbourn was rated three stars and considered the No. 8 punter in the country.

Raised in the state of Washington, Lightbourn's transfer to Oregon State will bring him much closer to home.

Lightbourn marks the fourth member of the Huskers to transfer from Nebraska to Oregon State. He will be joining fellow former teammates Tyjon Lindsey, Avery Roberts, and Tristan Gebbia on the Beavers roster this coming season.

With the Beavers' recruiting class not impressing too many people, it seems the program is trying to use Nebraska as a farm system.