Stryker Pregame Perspective: Vedral has a large following

Categories: 2018 Football
Fans watch the pregame warmups.

Nebraska fans recognize that in freshman Adrian Martinez, they have a budding all-conference-caliber quarterback growing up before their eyes. But they also hope to see a local athlete make good as his backup.

Noah Vedral, who played his high school football at Bishop Neumann in Wahoo, has a lot of fans anxious to see him get some playing time. He was the clear frontrunner in today’s Pregame Perspective survey.

Since the best opportunity for widespread playing time for backups seems too be today against Bethune-Cookman, I asked 100 Husker fans this question before kickoff:

Which Husker with relatively little playing time do you most want to see on the field today?

Vedral received 39 votes, putting him far ahead of runner-up Wyatt Mazour (Boone Central High at Albion) who garnered 16 votes.

Running back Jaylin Bradley of Bellevue West received eight votes to tie for third with Miles Jones, a running back from Florida, the top vote-getter among out-of-state players.

Other native Nebraska vote-getters were defensive back Reid Karel of Seward, guard Trent Hixson of Omaha Skutt, placekicker Cole Frahm of Omaha Burke, wide receiver Justin Holm of Lincoln Southwest, quarterback Matt Masker of Kearney Catholic and punter Alec Cromer of Beatrice.

Two fans voted for Cameron Jurgens of Beatrice despite knowing he’s out of action with a broken foot.

The entire list of players receiving votes is below:

• Noah Vedral (Bishop Neuman), 39
• Wyatt Mazour (Boone Central), 16
• Jaylin Bradley (Bellevue West), 8
• Miles Jones, 8
• Reid Karel (Seward), 4
• Cole Frahm (Omaha Burke), 3
• Justin McGriff, 3
• Kade Warner, 3
• Cam’Ron Jones, 3
• Justin McGriff, 3
• Mikale Wilbon, 2
• Breon Dixon, 2
• Trent Hixson (Omaha Skutt), 2
• Jaevon McQuitty, 1
• Justin Holm (Lincoln Southwest), 1
• Alec Cromer (Beatrice), 1
• Matt Masker (Kearney Catholic), 1

The most common sentiment? “I would like to see everybody play today.”