One of the big headlines from the first day of spring football was that running back Dontrayevous Robinson had grown to 236 lbs., making him appear to be the top candidate to be the short-yardage back for Nebraska. But his contributions don't have to stop there.

Despite Nebraska's long tradition of running backs, the jumbo-sized I-back is a fairly recent phenomenon for the Huskers. Dan Alexander is probably the most successful jumbo back to date. He weighed in at 245 lbs. and it might surprise people to know that he had the fourth most yards by a senior running back ever at Nebraska. He's fourteenth all-time as a rusher at Nebraska, but twelve of the thirteen ahead of him had more carries and the other, Keith Jones, had virtually identical (but slightly better) statistics.


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