Sophomore Lazarri Middleton hopes to push for playing time at the cornerback spot this fall, after adding depth in one of the nation's deepest secondaries in 2010. The 6-1, 195-pound Middleton has good size for the cornerback position and was one of several young players who made big strides during spring practice. Along with adding depth in the secondary, Middleton could use his skills on Nebraska's special teams.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Middleton provided depth at cornerback, but did not appear in a game.
Middleton sat out his first year in the program as a redshirt.
Before Nebraska (Long Beach Poly HS)
Middleton was one of six Californians in the 2009 Nebraska recruiting class and came to NU after compiling impressive statistics for high school powerhouse Long Beach Poly. Middleton played for a Poly team that finished the season 14-1, losing only to Sacramento Grant in the state's Open Division title game. Poly, coached by Raul Lara, finished the season ranked 10th nationally in the final USA Today High School football poll.
Middleton starred at cornerback for the Jackrabbits, compiling 68 tackles, including 52 solo stops, and two interceptions. His play helped a defense that allowed 10 or fewer points nine times in 15 games. Middleton was regarded as one of the top 100 overall prospects in California. Middleton chose Nebraska over SMU and Kansas State.
Lazarri was born on June 21, 1991, and he is the son of Lazarri Sr. and Tanisha Middleton. He is a business administration major.