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2019 Season Outlook
Mitchell Balenger joined the Nebraska program in 2018 as a walk-on offensive lineman from Leonardtown, Md. Balenger redshirted in his first season with the Huskers and worked with the scout team. This spring the 6-2, 305-pound Balenger spent his time at offensive guard where he will add depth as a redshirt freshman.
Balenger redshirted in his first season at Nebraska and was a key member of the scout team offensive line.
Before Nebraska (Leonardtown HS/Fork Union Military Academy)
Balenger was a late addition to Nebraska's 2018 roster, announcing his decision to join the Huskers in July and then arriving on campus the next month to participate in fall camp. Balenger played his prep ball for Leonardtown High School in Maryland and was selected to play in the 2016 Maryland Crab Bowl all-star game. He spent the 2017 season at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia. Balenger chose to walk on at Nebraska over scholarship offers from several FCS, junior college and Division II programs.
Mitchell is the son of Joe Balenger and was born on Feb. 28, 1998. Balenger has not declared a major. He has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, the Nebraska Football Road Race and Thanksgiving Hospital visits.