Husker Camp Countdown: No. 4 JD Spielman

The World-Herald is counting down the top 50 Nebraska players you need to know heading into the 2019 season.

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JD Spielman

5-9, 180 • Junior • wide receiver

A player so smart that teammates almost never see him sweat, Spielman is called the “ultimate gamer” by his teammates for his ability to flip a cool, detached personality over to one of the best players on the field. The secret to Spielman’s success is both his football IQ — as the son of an NFL general manager, that’s not a surprise — and his light-as-a-dancer feet, which can get him out of trouble — and opposing tacklers — with ease. Few players turn and run the way Spielman does, and he’s a good returner, too. His health is paramount, and, like a well-tuned sports car, Spielman can’t get too banged up. With a guy who flips the switch, practice is prologue.

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