Imani Cross Looking For Larger Role With Husker Offense
Posted: 29 March, 2013
LINCOLN (AP) - Nebraska running back Imani Cross is looking to expand his role after serving as the Cornhuskers' dependable short-yardage back last season.
Cross converted 16 of 20 times when 1 to 3 yards were required for a first down or touchdown. He finished with 55 carries for 324 yards and seven TDs. Cross entered spring practice intent on showing coaches he can be an every-down back. He spent the offseason shaving some weight to get down to 225 pounds and he's worked to get faster. Offensive coordinator Tim Beck said he expects Cross to be ready to contribute in more ways. Ameer Abdullah is the only returning running back ahead of Cross on the depth chart.