Keegan Hughes joined the Husker program as a walk-on in 2010, and hopes to push for playing time at receiver this fall. The Roswell, Ga., native spent his first year at Nebraska working with the scout team, but is among a number of players looking to battle for time in a youthful receiver corps.
Hughes sat out his first season as a redshirt and was on the scout team.
Before Nebraska (Roswell HS)
A standout at the wide receiver position, Hughes helped Roswell High School to a 10-1 record and a berth in the playoffs in Georgia's largest football class. Hughes caught 25 passes for 750 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior and totaled 75 receptions for more than 2,000 yards and 15 touchdowns over the past three seasons. Hughes earned first-team All-North Fulton County honors as a junior and senior. He also started at safety as a freshman.
Hughes was also a standout on his high school's baseball team, starting since his freshman season. Hughes, who was coached by Leo Barker, is one of three wide receivers who walked on at NU in the 2010 freshman class. Hughes turned down a scholarship offer from the Air Force Academy.
Keegan is the son of Chris and Marian Hughes, and he was born on July 14, 1992. He has not yet declared a major. Hughes has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes and team hospital visits.