Nebraska Backup QB Luke McCaffrey, Two Others Enter Transfer Portal

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Nebraska backup quarterback Luke McCaffrey has entered the transfer portal after starting two games and appearing in five others last season. The athletic department confirmed McCaffrey’s decision.

The brother of NFL star Christian McCaffrey nearly beat out Adrian Martinez for the Cornhuskers’ starting job last fall. Coach Scott Frost in November called him the future at quarterback.

McCaffrey made his first career start in a win over Penn State. He committed four turnovers in a loss to Illinois the following week and Martinez took back the job.

Walk-on wide receiver Kade Warner and offensive lineman Matt Farniok also put their names in the transfer portal on Tuesday. The trio joins eight other former Huskers who have transferred elsewhere since the fall of 2020.