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RB Cross wants expanded backfield role with Huskers

 

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In this photo from March 27 Nebraska’s Imani Cross (32) goes through a handoff drill with quarterback Ryker Fyfe during NCAA college football practice in Lincoln, Neb. Cross was one of the Big Ten’s most dependable short-yardage backs last season. This spring he’s out to show he’s capable of being so much more.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s Imani Cross was one of the Big Ten’s most dependable short-yardage backs last season. This spring, he’s out to show he’s capable of being so much more.

“Oh, yes, yes,” he said. “I want to be a pass-catching back, I want to be a blocking back, I want to be an inside-zone back, an outside-zone back, a sweep back. Whatever type of back you name, I want to train to be that one day. It’s hard to do, but that’s what dreams are for, to try to go get them.”

Cross last backed up Rex Burkhead and Ameer Abdullah, and took turns with Braylon Heard....



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