August 27, 2007
Murillo ready for chance to step up in secondary
Just days away from the season opener against Nevada, cornerback Armando Murillo isn't concerned about how much playing time he'll see against the Wolf Pack on Saturday. The transfer from Eastern Arizona Community College says he simply wants to do whatever he can to contribute to a Cornhusker victory.
"As for playing time, nobody knows that yet," Murillo said after a recent practice at Memorial Stadium. "My focus right now is just to help us win - to make plays and to be there for my team."
Murillo joined the Husker program in January after an impressive two-year stop at Eastern Arizona.
When spring practice began in March, it didn't take long for the 6-foot, 195-pound product of Robinson High School in Tampa, Fla., to begin opening some eyes with his athletic ability. When senior Zack Bowman went down with a knee injury midway through the spring season, Murillo's reps at practice increased.
The experience Murillo gained during spring should prove valuable for the Husker secondary this fall. Add Murillo to the mix of Bowman (back from his knee injury) and seniors Cortney Grixby and Andre Jones, the depth at cornerback stands out as one of the major strengths of Nebraska's defensive unit.
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