November 23, 2012; Iowa City, IA, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers right guard Spencer Long (61) high fives the fans after their game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Kinnick Stadium. Nebraska beat Iowa 13-7. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-US PRESS WIRE

Nebraska right guard Spencer Long out for season with knee injury

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Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Bo Pelini announced on Tuesday that senior right guard Spencer Long will undergo knee surgery and won’t play again this season. The former walk-on had started 33 games since 2011.

Assistant offensive line coach John Garrison spoke about the loss of Long:

I just feel bad for the guy. A guy that works his tail off. He’s a great leader for us. He’ll continue to do that. You hate to see that happen to anybody, but here’s a guy in his senior year who has given up so much to this program.


We’re going to move on, though. We’ve got to move on. He’s going to continue to be a great leader for us and we’ll get a guy ready (Lincoln Journal Star).

Long’s injury his a huge blow to the Nebraska offense. He was the most experienced member of the offensive line, and his leadership helped propel the Nebraska rushing attack to being ranked eighth nationally at 284.8 yards per game.

[Source: Lincoln Journal Star]


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