Caleb Lightbourn, a junior punter, announced on Twitter today that he will be transferring from the University of Nebraska. He entered his name into the NCAA's transfer portal on Monday, April 15, which means coaches from other schools can contact him.
GBR 🔴⚪🌽 pic.twitter.com/89ylw5YpKP— Caleb Lightbourn (@4th_n_10) April 16, 2019
“I seek a fresh start where I can be myself again and reach my full potential both athletically and academically,” Lightbourn said on Twitter.
He additionally thanked former coach, Mike Riley, for believing in him and current coach, Scott Frost, for supporting him as he leaves Nebraska.
Last season, he had 24 punts which went an average of 41.6 yards. Lightbourn’s longest punt was 52 yards and he had zero punts inside the 20-yard line.
Lightbourn lost his starting job in the middle of last season to junior walk-on Isaac Armstrong.
Last Saturday, he played on the white team for the Red-White Spring Game, which mostly included back-ups and scout teamers.
“I have given this team and state my all and you gave it right back,” he said. “I leave with no regrets.”