January 16, 2013

Illinois lineman will walk-on at Nebraska

When Burlington (Ill.) Central defensive tackle Joel Lopez received the opportunity to walk-on at Nebraska it was a pretty easy decision.

The 6-foot-2, 275 pound Lopez was born in Nebraska and both of his parents attended the University of Nebraska. Lopez's mother is originally from Wilber, which is about 40 miles south of Lincoln.

Lopez has attended NU's summer football four years and the chance to play for Nebraska has been a lifelong dream.

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