Nebraska football practice, 4.17

Nebraska wide receiver Samori Toure (left) attempts to pull in a pass while defended by safety Deontai Williams during a football practice April 17 at Memorial Stadium.

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Wyatt Liewer had the record tied. Then Deontai Williams broke it.

That's the way coach Scott Frost described the post-spring testing in the pro-agility drill. 

Now we've got the numbers to go along with it. 

Liewer, a walk-on wide receiver from O'Neill, finished the pro agility drill in 3.77 seconds, which would have tied the previous school record had Williams, the sixth-year safety, not popped a :3.75. 

"We worked it in strength and conditioning throughout the winter and I felt like I was pretty fast during that," Liewer said earlier this spring. "I didn't know I'd tie the school record, though, so that was a pretty cool deal and I was proud of that." 

The pro agility drill tests lateral agility. The player starts in the middle and runs 5 yards to one side, 10 to the other and 5 back through the middle. 

The Huskers are rolling out their performance and strength index testing top performers for the first time in years this week, and the pro agility marks cover a wide swath of the roster. Not surprisingly, it features mostly guys on the lighter weight end of the spectrum. 

Oh, and the starting quarterback was among NU's top performers.

Here they are: 

1. S Deontai Williams (203 pounds): 3.75 seconds.

2. WR Wyatt Liewer (188½): :3.77.

3. QB Adrian Martinez (213): :3.83.

4. CB Phalen Sanford (200): :3.92.

T5. WR Elliott Brown (181): :3.95.

T5: WR Oliver Martin (200): :3.95.

7. OLB JoJo Domann (237½): :3.97.

T8. WR Brody Belt (186): :3.98.

T8: DB Cam Taylor-Britt (198): :3.98. 

10: OLB Nick Leader (209): :3.99.

2021 Nebraska winter performance and strength index testing results

Rank Name Position Weight Result
Vertical Jump Inches
1 Oliver Martin WR 200 40
2 Chris Kolarevic ILB 228 38
3 Isaac Gifford OLB 207 37
4 JoJo Domann OLB 237.5 36.5
T-5 Nadab Joseph CB 187 35
T-5 Luke Reimer ILB 224 35
T-5 Phalen Sanford CB 200 35
8 Cam Jurgens CB 290.5 34.5
9 Zach Weinmaster RB 188.5 34.5
10 Deontai Williams S 203 34
Pro Agility Seconds
1 Deontai Williams S 203 3.75
2 Wyatt Liewer WR 188.5 3.77
3 Adrian Martinez QB 213 3.83
4 Phalen Sanford CB 200 3.92
T-5 Elliott Brown WR 181 3.95
T-5 Oliver Martin WR 200 3.95
7 JoJo Domann OLB 237.5 3.97
T-8 Brody Belt WR 186 3.98
T-8 Cam Taylor-Britt CB 198 3.98
10 Nick Leader OLB 209 3.99

Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.

This article originally ran on journalstar.com.

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