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Five Star Performer: Rex Burkhead
He's the jack of all trades for the Big Red. Rex Burkhead can throw, run and catch. Whatever Coach Pelini needs, Burkhead answers the call. He's been the most consistent Husker this season. So, we picked him as this week's News 5 Five Star Performer.
In his second season with the Big Red, Burkhead is third on the team in rushing with three, one hundred yard rushing games.
The sophomore from Texas has thrown 4 passes this season. Three of them have been for touchdowns. Last year in his first bowl game, Burkhead ran for 97 yards. And, one score.
The Big Red running back has improved in year two. And, he says not just his stats.
With Roy Helu graduating, Burkhead will be the main guy next season.
Still no official word yet on if Husker wideout Niles Paul will play Thursday night.
He's missed the last two games with a foot injury.
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