The Nebraska Cornhuskers were already going to be slightly undermanned for their matchup with Tennessee in the Music City Bowl, but now they are even more so. Safety Nate Gerry and defensive back Boaz Joseph have been ruled ineligible for the Music City Bowl, according to Nebraska head coach Mike Riley.
Gerry took to Twitter to provide some clarity as to why exactly he was ruled ineligible for the bowl game. A failure to meet academic requirements ended up being the reason, according to Gerry.
As a result, Gerry’s college career comes to an end. He certainly left a mark on the Nebraska program during his time in Lincoln, earning All-Big Ten honors and finishing his Nebraska career sixth on the school’s all-time tackles list. Gerry leaves Nebraska with 13 career interceptions, putting him just one shy of the school record of 14 owned by Dana Stephenson from 1967-1969. Gerry is tied for second with Josh Bullocks (2002-2004).
It was revealed last week Nebraska will be without the services of wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp for the Music City Bowl. Westerkamp was scheduled for surgery for an injured meniscus, bringing his Nebraska career to a close as well.