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Nelson's first taste of college ball leaves the colorful freshman wanting more

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"Besides the rivalry, is there anything you need to get your piss hot?" Nelson said. "I mean, not really."

The Nebraska freshman linebacker and Scottsbluff native's passion for his home state program has been on full display for a couple of years now, endearing him to the Husker fan base. His bleach blonde mullet and colorful personality have him hurtling toward cult status.

"There was no secret; there was no special thing that I did," Nelson said. "Run to the ball and work your ass off, that's about it. I'm not different from anybody else. I'm not bigger or stronger or faster — I'm probably one of the slowest dudes.