Honors & Awards
» Team Captain (2020)
» All-Big Ten Third Team (2018, Coaches & Media)
» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (2019, Media; 2020 Media)
» Nebraska Defensive Back of the Year (2018, 2019)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2019; Spring 2020)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2018, 2020)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2020)

2020 (Senior)
Dicaprio Bootle started every game at cornerback as a senior, stretching his streak to 32 consecutive starts. Bootle finished with 25 tackles, a half tackle for loss, five pass breakups and one interception as a senior. He was named an honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection by the media. Bootle totaled 26 pass breakups in his career, a total which ranked ninth in Nebraska history upon the completion of the 2020 season.

Bootle finished with five tackles at Ohio State and recorded Nebraska's only pass breakup of the game. At Northwestern, Bootle totaled five tackles. He added his second pass breakup of the season and a pair of tackles in the win over Penn State. Bootle made four tackles against Illinois, posting his 100th career tackle. At Iowa, Bootle intercepted the first pass of his career. He had two tackles and a pair of pass breakups in the win at Purdue. Bootle made three tackles against Minnesota. He finished his season with a three-tackle effort at Rutgers, which included a half tackle for loss and a pass breakup.

2019 (Junior)
Bootle started every game as a junior, starting the first eight games at cornerback and the final four contests at safety. He finished the year with 31 tackles, six pass breakups and one forced fumble. Bootle was a key member of a Husker secondary that held six opponents to fewer than 170 passing yards, including three under 100 yards. Overall, Nebraska allowed its fewest passing yards per game (200.8) since the 2012 season. For his efforts, Bootle garnered All-Big Ten recognition for the second straight season, as he was an honorable-mention pick.

Bootle made two tackles and broke up a pair of passes against South Alabama and had three tackles and one breakup at Colorado. He had a breakup against both Illinois and Northwestern before recording a season-high six tackles against Indiana, which he matched the next week at Purdue in a start at safety. Bootle had five tackles in another start at safety against Wisconsin. He created a turnover with a forced fumble at Maryland and added a pass breakup before totaling three tackles vs. Iowa.

2018 (Sophomore)
Bootle started all 12 games at cornerback in his sophomore season, and he put up impressive numbers. Bootle posted a career-high 39 tackles in 2018 and also forced the first fumble of his career. He was a disruptive force in the passing game, as he broke up 15 passes, the second-highest total in school history and the most by a Husker since Fabian Washington also had 15 breakups in 2004. Bootle’s 15 breakups led the Big Ten and ranked ninth nationally, while his average of 1.3 passes defended per game ranked 16th nationally. Bootle totaled 39 tackles and 15 breakups after entering the season with 15 career tackles and no career breakups. For his efforts, Bootle was a third-team All-Big Ten selection, becoming the first Husker cornerback to be honored by the conference since 2015.

Bootle recorded three tackles in the season opener against Colorado with his first two career pass breakups, and he had one tackle against Troy, when the Huskers limited the Trojans to 110 passing yards. He added four tackles at No. 19 Michigan and had a career-high five pass breakups, the third-highest total by an FBS player in 2018. Bootle’s five breakups at Michigan ranked third in school history and tied for the most pass breakups by a Husker in a Big Ten Conference game. He then had three breakups the next week vs. Purdue while totaling a career-high seven tackles. Bootle made five tackles at No. 16 Wisconsin and tallied four tackles the next week at Northwestern. 

In Nebraska’s win over Minnesota, Bootle had three pass breakups, his third game of the season with at least three breakups. Bootle added another breakup the next week vs. Bethune-Cookman, while also totaling three tackles. At No. 8 Ohio State in the first game of November, Bootle made three tackles and broke up one pass. He had three tackles in Nebraska’s win over Illinois and four tackles in the Huskers’ victory over Michigan State when MSU quarterback Rocky Lombardi completed only 15-of-41 pass attempts. Bootle closed his sophomore season with one tackle at Iowa, when the Huskers held the Hawkeyes to 153 passing yards.

2017 (Redshirt Freshman)
Bootle appeared in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman, including his first career start against No. 9 Ohio State. He primarily lined up at cornerback, but earned the start at safety against the Buckeyes. Bootle was a versatile contributor for the Big Red on both defense and special teams, totaling 15 tackles on the season with one tackle for loss.
In his career debut, Bootle recorded a pair of stops against Arkansas State in the season opener. He followed that performance with four tackles at Oregon. Bootle’s third game with multiple tackles came in his start against Ohio State, when he also recorded his first career tackle for loss. Against Iowa in the regular-season finale, Bootle totaled two tackles, marking his fourth game with multiple tackles.

2016 (Redshirt)
Bootle redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first season at Nebraska.

Before Nebraska (Southridge HS)
Bootle was a standout for Coach Billy Rolle at Miami’s Southridge High School. As a senior in 2015, Bootle helped Southridge to an 8-5 record and a trip to the second round of the Florida Class 8A playoffs. Bootle totaled 64 tackles and two interceptions from his cornerback position, while also causing three fumbles and recovering two others.

Bootle was also a standout at Killian High School in 2014, helping the team to a 14-1 record and a trip to the state semifinals. Bootle was also a track standout and posted top times of 10.64 in the 100 meters and 21.36 in the 200. He finished third in the 200 at the state track meet. 

Bootle was ranked among the nation's top 60 cornerbacks by ESPN and was listed as one of the top 200 prospects in Florida by 247Sports. Bootle only visited Nebraska, but had numerous offers, including Illinois, Temple and UCF. 

Personal
Dicaprio was born on Sept. 17, 1997, and is the son of Dwight and Caliope Bootle. He earned his degree in management in December of 2019, graduating in less than four years. Bootle has volunteered his time with Day of Service, the Nebraska Football Road Race, School is Cool and local hospital visits.