Hawkeyes’ Johnson is next Nebraskan out to knock off Huskers


FILE – Iowa tight end Noah Fant (87) makes a catch against Nebraska during the second half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, Nov. 24, 2017. Iowa has regularly recruited football players out of Nebraska, and several of them have played key roles in the Hawkeyes’ six-game winning streak against the Cornhuskers. Fant, from Omaha, caught three passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns in Iowa’s 56-14 win over Nebraska in 2017. The teams play Friday Nov. 26, 2021, in Lincoln, Nebraska. (AP Photo/John Peterson, File)

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Freshman wide receiver Keagan Johnson is the next in a line of Nebraskans who will wear the black and gold of Iowa when the Hawkeyes visit Lincoln on Friday.

Four Nebraskans have been Iowa starters over the six straight years the Hawkeyes have beaten the Huskers. Johnson will be the fifth when the 17th-ranked Hawkeyes go for their seventh win in a row in the series.

Johnson played high school football at Bellevue West and chose Iowa over Nebraska. His father, Clester Johnson, played on the Cornhuskers’ 1994-95 national championship teams.

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