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2019 Season Outlook
Jaylin Bradley enters his sophomore season hoping to earn playing time in a youthful Nebraska backfield. The 6-0, 200-pound Bradley saw action as a true freshman in 2017, before sitting out last fall as a redshirt. The Bellevue West graduate had a solid spring camp and hopes to play a role in filling the void left by 1,000-yard rusher Devine Ozigbo.
After appearing in seven games as a true freshman, Bradley utilized his redshirt season in 2018.
A potential redshirt candidate, Bradley played in seven games as a true freshman in 2017. In addition to working into Nebraska’s running back rotation, Bradley emerged as one of the Huskers’ top kickoff returners. He carried the ball 24 times for 93 yards on the season and added four receptions for 38 yards. As a kickoff returner, Bradley had six returns for 124 yards, ranking second on the team in kickoff return yards.
Bradley made his career debut on special teams against Northern Illinois in the third game of the season. His first action in the backfield came in the Big Ten opener against Rutgers when he carried the ball six times for 16 yards. He added a seven-yard rush at Illinois and had the best game of his career in the Huskers’ come-from-behind win at Purdue. Bradley carried the ball seven times for a career-high 42 yards at Purdue and added his first three career receptions, which totaled 31 yards. He also posted the longest rush (20) and longest reception (13) of his career against the Boilermakers. Bradley first emerged as a kickoff returner at No. 13 Penn State, returning three kicks for 81 yards, including a career-best 31-yard return. He then had three more returns totaling 43 yards in the season finale with Iowa, and he also carried the ball a career-high nine times against the Hawkeyes for 19 yards.
Before Nebraska (Bellevue West HS)
Bradley joined the Huskers from Bellevue West High School, where he led the Thunderbirds to the Class A state title as a senior. Bradley helped Bellevue West to a 13-0 record, rushing for 2,915 yards and 50 touchdowns while averaging 9.0 yards per carry. Bradley also caught 19 passes for 238 yards and a touchdown and averaged nearly 25 yards on 11 kickoff returns.
In the state title game at Memorial Stadium, Bradley rushed 36 times for 249 yards and five touchdowns. As a junior, Bradley rushed for 1,712 yards and 19 touchdowns and also caught seven passes, helping Bellevue West to an 11-1 record and a trip to the state semifinals.
Bradley helped his school to a 6-4 record and a playoff berth as a sophomore, rushing for 671 yards and 11 touchdowns. He also caught 10 passes with one touchdown reception. Bradley was a member of the varsity as a freshman and finished his career with 5,308 rushing yards.
Bradley was a two-time Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska and All-Metro selection and two-time Lincoln Journal Star Super-State team honoree, including an honorary captain of the team as a senior.
Ranked as the No. 2 prospect in Nebraska by Rivals, Bradley was listed among the top 70 running backs nationally by 247Sports. Bradley only visited Nebraska. He also competed in wrestling and track.