Published Thursday, July 11, 2013 AT 7:00 AM / Updated at 12:48 PM
Husker Camp Countdown: No. 23 Randy Gregory
Jon Nyatawa 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.

Randy Gregory| 6-foot-6 | 230 pounds | Jr. | Defensive end

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

The expectations are high for this potentially menacing edge rusher, even though he hasn’t played in a year.

Gregory’s not yet on campus, either, delayed as he works to meet academic requirements. He’s expected to arrive later this month.

When he gets to Lincoln, however, his impact should be felt immediately. Juco guys like Gregory don’t transfer to redshirt.

The injured leg has healed now and Gregory’s gone out of his way to add weight to his frame and learn the scheme’s principles as best he can from afar. If he’s ready, Nebraska’s shown the ability to feature difference-makers at defensive end (Eric Martin last year). The numbers Gregory put up as a freshman at Arizona Western Community College — 82 total tackles, 21 stops behind the line of scrimmage and nine sacks — indicate he has potential for such a role.

Previous entries (and 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
>> No. 29: Jared Afalava
>> No. 28: Vacated
>> No. 27: Adam Taylor
>> No. 26: Stanley Jean-Baptiste

>> No. 25: Andrew Rodriguez
>> No. 24: Andrew Green

About Jon Nyatawa

Jon Nyatawa has covered local sports, primarily Nebraska football, for The Omaha World-Herald since 2008. He and his laptop, cell phone, tape recorder, pen and notebook all live in Lincoln. Follow him on Twitter: @JonNyatawa. Email him here: jon.nyatawa@owh.com. He welcomes feedback.