Zack Darlington no longer with Husker football; JoJo Domann status uncertain for spring
Zack Darlington, a prized quarterback in Nebraska’s 2014 recruiting class who later switched positions, will not play his final season with the Huskers.
NU coach Scott Frost confirmed Tuesday that Darlington has left the program. The 6-foot-2, 195-pound player from Apopka, Florida, had moved from quarterback to receiver during spring practice after his redshirt freshman season, and the last two years had served as the Huskers’ holder on place-kicks after the death of Sam Foltz.
Darlington saw emergency duty at quarterback late in the 2016 Music City Bowl due to injuries.
In a Twitter post Tuesday, Darlington said that his second dream after playing college football was to serve his country in the military, and that “it’s only right that I chase that with everything in me.” Darlington implied that it would be with the U.S. Army.
Darlington led Apopka to a Florida state championship his junior season. After committing to Nebraska, however, Darlington suffered a pair of concussions, the latter of which forced him to miss nearly all of his senior season at Apopka High.
Also, Frost on Tuesday told The World-Herald that safety JoJo Domann will be “hit and miss” this spring as he continues to recover from knee surgery. Domann played as a true freshman in 2016 before tearing an ACL last summer.
Senior safety Aaron Williams may be limited in spring camp with a neck injury that slowed him last season. Frost said another cornerback may have “a knee issue,” but declined to say which corner.