August 19, 2006

2006 Husker captains named on Saturday

The 2006 teams captains were announced on Saturday by NU head coach Bill Callahan right before the start of fan photo day.

The players voted for captains on Friday and Callahan announced to the team this morning that quarterback Zac Taylor (offense), defensive end Adam Carriker (defense) and safety Brandon Rigoni (special teams) are the 2006 captains.

The team was asked to vote for three players and for the second year in a row, the captain voting was open to seniors only.

What's unique about this year's captains is all of them are fifth-year seniors considered by their peers as the hardest workers on the team.

"This is such an honor," Taylor said. "To be selected by your teammates as a leader really means a lot to me."

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