Size Matters

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- Nebraska running back Roy Helu (hel-loo) Jr. hopes bigger is better.

The 6-foot junior showed up for spring practice weighing 222 pounds, almost 25 pounds heavier than his playing weight last season.

Helu ran for 803 yards and seven touchdowns and averaged 6.4 yards a carry, the best average by a Husker in seven years.

But he had a banged up shoulder and didn't prove as durable as he would have liked. He said he wasn't physically ready for the tougher carries he got late in the season. He was limited to five carries in the Gator Bowl win over Clemson.

The Huskers return to practice Friday afternoon.

Courtesy: Associated Press