LINCOLN — After three productive seasons, Nebraska receiver JD Spielman is leaving the Husker football program and entering the transfer portal.
A NU spokesman confirmed Spielman, who has been on a personal break from the program for months, has entered the transfer portal. Spielman was not around the team for spring camp – NU only got two in before coronavirus canceled the rest – and Nebraska has not been in regular contact with him since.
Spielman has been on a temporary leave of absence since March 2. That day, head coach Scott Frost announced Spielman was dealing with a personal health matter and would not participate in spring practices. However, Frost said that day he anticipated Spielman would return to the team for summer conditioning in May.
That is no longer the case, as Spielman’s career as a Husker is now over.
Spielman appeared in 33 games in a Husker uniform and caught 170 passes for 2,546 yards. He had 800 or more receiving yards in all three seasons with 15 total touchdowns.