A former Nebraska Center passed away in a fatal crash on Sunday morning.
The Polk County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call at around 6:42 a.m. of a pickup in-between some trees. According to officials, the driver, 32-year-old Cole J. Pensick, was driving westbound in a Chevrolet Silverado when he failed to stop at the stop sign.
Pensick was a former Nebraska Huskers offensive lineman. Pensick was pronounced dead at the scene. He was only 32.
“Former Nebraska offensive lineman Cole Pensick was killed early Saturday morning in a fatal car accident in Polk County. Pensick was 32. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Pensick family,” Husker Online reported.
Officials said seatbelts were not in use during the incident. This crash is still under investigation.
He redshirted his first season as a defensive tackle and worked with the scout team.
Pensick played in 36 games from 2010-2013 for the Huskers, starting in 14. Nebraska Athletics says former offensive lineman Cole Pensick of Columbus was a key player in 2013 and was one of 30 Huskers to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors that year. His stellar play helped the Huskers lead the Big Ten in rushing. His versatility to play guard and center was useful as the offensive line dealt with numerous injuries in 2013.
Big Ten coaches named him Second-Team All-B1G for the 2013 season. He also won the Cletus Fischer Native Son Award in his final year.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.