Nebraska Cornhuskers wide receiver Decoldest Crawford is taking his talents elsewhere in 2023.
Crawford has become a popular player across the NCAA world because of his name, and he’ll get the chance to shine on another team in 2023 after seeing little usage with the Cornhuskers here in 2022.
Per Max Olson of The Athletic, Crawford will be entering the NCAA transfer portal. Crawford unfortunately missed the entire 2022 season after suffering a knee injury during a Cornhuskers scrimmage in August.
Crawford is not the only Cornhusker entering the portal, as standout linebacker Ernest Hausmann, kicker Gabe Heins and offensive lineman are also planning to transfer, per Zack Carp of Inside Nebraska.
Crawford previously committed to the LSU Tigers’ football program before ultimately going to Nebraska. The 6-foot-tall wideout attended Green Oaks High School in Shreveport, Louisiana. He racked up 118 catches for 2,006 yards and 17 touchdowns over his three seasons there.
2022 marked another tough season for the Cornhuskers, who only moved to 4-8 following a 24-17 road win over Iowa last week. Trey Palmer was the team’s leading receiver this season with 71 receptions for 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns, but Nebraska otherwise lacked consistent play-making receivers this year.
After Palmer, Marcus Washington had the most catches (31) and receiving yards (471) for Nebraska. The offense leaned heavily on running back Anthony Grant, who compiled 915 rushing yards and six touchdowns.
Nebraska lost two of their first three games this season, and it prompted them to move on from head coach Scott Frost, who took over the team in 2018. He was replaced by interim head coach Mickey Joseph, who went 3-6 on the job.
The Cornhuskers recently hired former Temple, Baylor and Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule to take over as the new head coach. Rhule was let go by Carolina after the team dropped four of its first five games this season.