Former Husker punter Caleb Lightbourn lands at Oregon State

Former Nebraska punter Caleb Lightbourn announced Thursday he’ll play his final season of football at Oregon State.

Lightbourn — who announced in April his departure from Nebraska — becomes another ex-Husker to join the Beavers’ program. Last year Avery Roberts, Tristan Gebbia and Tyjon Lindsey all transferred to Oregon State.

Lightbourn was NU’s starting punter for two-and-a-half seasons before he was replaced by walk-on Isaac Armstrong midway through the Wisconsin game last season. He later lost kickoff duties as well after a botched onside kick attempt at Ohio State.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pound native of Camas, Washington, still has a redshirt season remaining because he was thrust into the starting punter role as a true freshman after the death of Sam Foltz.

Armstrong is the odds-on candidate to start at punter in 2019. NU also welcomes a transfer from Michigan State, William Przystup, this summer.

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