Last spring, Nebraska fans caught their first glimpse of tight end Kyler Reed. Reed took a LaTravis Washington dumpoff pass 71 yards for a touchdown in the Red-White game. But by the fall he was stuck behind the logjam of tight ends that included Mike McNeill, Dreu Young, Ben Cotton, and Ryan Hill. Still, he managed six catches for 54 yards in eleven games (one of which he started). This spring McNeill is working with the wide receivers. Dreu Young and Ben Cotton have both been nursing injuries. And while Hill appeared in thirteen games a year ago, he only caught two balls for eight yards (though one was for a touchdown against Oklahoma). So Reed may well be the primary starter for one of the squads at the spring game.

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