Published Friday, July 5, 2013 AT 7:00 AM / Updated at 5:54 PM
Husker Camp Countdown: No. 29 Jared Afalava
Rich Kaipust Omaha World-Herald

From now until the start of fall camp, The World-Herald will be counting down the top 50 players you need to know heading into the 2013 football season.

Jared Afalava | 6-3 | 230 | RFr. | Linebacker

Click here to see previous entries in the Husker Camp Countdown series.

If Afalava didn’t already figure prominently into NU’s plans, he sure does after the June 27 announcement that Thomas Brown was no longer with the team.

Afalava and Max Pirman are two returning Huskers who have worked at the strongside linebacker position, where many expected Brown to emerge as the starter. Afalava put on 15 pounds during a redshirt season and will head into fall camp listed at 230.

Gifted athletically and considered versatile enough to play either the middle or weakside linebacker spots, as well, Afalava came from South Jordan, Utah, where he played on a pair of state championship teams at Bingham High and had scholarship offers from a host of Pac-12 schools.

Previous entries:
>> Honorable mentions
>> No. 50: Vincent Valentine
>> No. 49: Cethan Carter
>> No. 48: Gabe Miller
>> No. 47: Chongo Kondolo
>> No. 46: Taariq Allen
>> No. 45: Paul Thurston
>> No. 44: Mauro Bondi
>> No. 43: Sam Cotton
>> No. 42: Michael Rose
>> No. 41: Jordan Westerkamp
>> No. 40: Tommy Armstrong
>> No. 39: Trevor Roach
>> No. 38: Andy Janovich
>> No. 37: Mo Seisay
>> No. 36: Alonzo Moore
>> No. 35: Harvey Jackson
>> No. 34: Charles Jackson
>> No. 33: Avery Moss
>> No. 32: Terrell Newby
>> No. 31: Matt Finnin
>> No. 30: Aaron Curry

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