Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2023)
Dwight Bootle II played in the first three games of the 2023 season as a true freshman before suffering a season-ending injury against Northern Illinois. By playing in only three games, he was able to utilize his redshirt season. Bootle recorded his only two tackles of the season against Northern Illinois.
Before Nebraska (Palmetto HS)
Bootle came to Nebraska from Miami and is the second player in his family to sign with the Cornhuskers. Bootle played for two seasons at Palmetto High School and spent one season at Killian High School.
As a senior at Palmetto High School, Bootle recorded 32 tackles according to MaxPreps. In his junior season at Killian High School, Bootle was credited with 67 tackles, 22 pass breakups and one interception. He helped Palmetto to the state semifinals as a sophomore, the best playoff run in school history.
Bootle was ranked among the top 90 cornerbacks in the country by Rivals. The consensus three-star prospect also had scholarship offers from Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Ole Miss and Pittsburgh, among others.
Dwight is the younger brother of Dicaprio Bootle, a Husker cornerback from 2017 to 2020. Dicaprio played in 44 games and started 32 straight games over his final three seasons, while serving as a Nebraska team captain in 2020. He spent the 2021 and 2022 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.