LINCOLN, Neb. — One of the most illustrious streaks in Nebraska football history ended Saturday.
For the first time since 1963, Nebraska failed to have multiple players selected in the NFL draft.
Nate Gerry was the only Husker taken in the 2017 NFL Draft. He was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the final pick in the fifth round.
Nebraska previously was the only school in the country to have multiple players selected every year since 1963.
Gerry was the 183rd pick in the draft, which was the second longest wait during a draft before a Nebraska player’s name was called. Running back Rex Burkhead was the 190th pick in the 2013 draft.
The Huskers had 11 players declare for the NFL draft, including Gerry, Tommy Armstrong, Cethan Carter, Jordan Westerkamp, Josh Banderas, Sam Cotton, Trey Foster, Sam Hahn, Terrell Newby and Michael Rose Ivey.
The best chance Nebraska had besides Gerry was Carter, who was projected to be picked in one of the late rounds.
Gerry is the eighth Huskers defensive back drafted since the 2010 draft. Gerry will play linebacker for the Eagles.