His position coach refers to him as a bell cow running back.
That makes sense. A bell cow is the lead cow of a herd.
There's no question that Dedrick Mills is the leader of the Nebraska running backs group.
One of the more interesting aspects of Saturday's game against fifth-ranked Ohio State will be to watch just how heavy a load Nebraska asks Mills to carry.
"Anything they're ready to give me, I've prepared myself for," said the 5-foot-11, 220-pound senior, who is team-oriented a player as you'll find. "I've been doing this for awhile.