Nebraska offensive lineman Tyler Moore, a Countryside graduate, could make history by starting in Saturday's opener against Chattanooga.
If Moore starts, it would be the first time a true freshman offensive lineman has started a season opener for the Cornhuskers, according to huskers.com. He also would become just the fourth freshman lineman to start an opener at the school, joining redshirt freshmen Jeremiah Sirles (2010 vs. Western Kentucky), Marcel Jones (2008 vs. Western Michigan) and Richie Incognito (2002 vs. Arizona State).
In addition, huskers.com said Moore would be just the 10th freshman lineman to appear in a game for the Huskers since freshmen regained eligibility in 1973.
Moore, a five-star recruit, was a force for Countryside the past two seasons, helping the Cougars go 19-1 in the regular season in 2009-10 and advancing to the region final each of those seasons. He graduated from Countryside in December and enrolled in Nebraska for the spring semester.
Cornhuskers coach Bo Pelini said on his Sports Nightly Radio show last week that he doesn't view Moore as a newcomer because he was an early enrollee.
"Tyler Moore, he's going to play this year," Pelini said. "Now, he's lined up as a starter. He's had an excellent camp, and he's going to be a good football player."