Danger sign four, including former Husker Quarterback
Article posted on: 2015-06-03 00:00:00
The Nebraska Danger has signed former Nebraska Cornhusker, Brion Carnes, to back up Jameel Sewell at quarterback. In addition to Carnes, Danger Head Coach Mike Davis has signed two fresh faces to the Danger secondary as well as a new kicker.
"These guys are going to be great for us," Davis said. "We are always looking to improve, and these guys should give us some fresh new energy as we near the playoffs."
Carnes, who started his collegiate career at Nebraska, was the back-up quarterback for the Huskers in 2011. After appearing in only one game in 2012, Carnes transferred to Northern Iowa for his final two seasons. He was a dynamic player for the Panthers, spending most of his time at quarterback, but also filling in at running back and returning punts and kickoffs.
To add depth to the Danger secondary, Davis has added second-team All-SEC safety, Braylon Webb from Missouri and Xavier Smith from Sam Houston State. Webb was a three year starter at strong safety for Mizzou while Smith started off at Missouri, appearing in 18 games for the Tigers before transferring to Sam Houston State.
The Danger have also added kicker Merf Trout from Graceland University.
"This league is very competitive, and we need to have a full roster of guys that are performing their best during the playoffs," Davis said. "I'm always looking to find ways to improve our team. Getting these guys in here now will give them a few weeks to get up to speed with our team before the playoffs."
The recent additions will get their first shot with the Danger right away, as Nebraska hopes to clinch a home playoff game this weekend against the Wichita Falls Nighthawks. Kickoff is at 7 pm on Saturday night.