Liewer lives out childhood dream playing for Huskers

Wyatt Liewer is a wide receiver for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Wyatt Liewer is a wide receiver for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.(KOLN/KGIN-TV)
Published: Dec. 8, 2020 at 3:44 PM CST|Updated: Dec. 8, 2020 at 10:52 PM CST
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) - Wyatt Liewer says its a dream come true playing for the Huskers. So you can only imagine how Liewer felt when he scored a touchdown for the Huskers on Saturday.

“It was so wide open, I immediately turned around looking for some sort of holding flag,” Liewer said. “I just didn’t know it’d work that good.”

Liewer strolled into the end zone untouched on a perfectly executed play in the second half of Nebraska’s 37-27 win over Purdue. It was Liewer’s first career catch.

“Probaby my favorite play of the year,” Nebraska offensive coordinator Matt Lubick said. “The guy who got the most excited was Wan’Dale (Robinson). He wasn’t even in on that play. He broke his vertical jump record on the sideline.”

Liewer said he had a good feeling about the play before the ball was snapped. Austin Allen and Levi Falck were the blockers that created Liewer’s lane to the end zone.

The sophomore from O’Neill is a walk-on that has worked his way up the depth chart. Liewer says he was hoping to contribute at some point at Nebraska. He did not expect it to be this early in his career.