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.