Published Tuesday, July 23, 2013 AT 7:00 AM / Updated at 8:59 PM
Husker Camp Countdown: No. 11 David Santos
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.

David Santos | 6-foot | 225 pounds | So. | Linebacker

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

There’s been a complete makeover happening at linebacker since New Year’s Day, and Santos is going to remain right in the middle of it.

The sophomore from Spring, Texas, played more than any of the backups last fall, and the Huskers now must move on without Will Compton, Sean Fisher and Alonzo Whaley. Santos played the weakside position last season — starting against Michigan and making a career-high 10 tackles — but was trained at the middle spot before the Capital One Bowl and during spring practice.

“He gives us a really quick Mike linebacker,” NU assistant Ross Els said back in March. Santos finished the spring with his right arm in a sling and missed some post-spring workouts but will be ready when fall camp starts.

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
>> No. 23: Randy Gregory
>> No. 22: Kevin Williams
>> No. 21: Greg McMullen
>> No. 20: Imani Cross
>> No. 19: Brent Qvale
>> No. 18: C.J. Zimmerer
>> No. 17: Jake Cotton
>> No. 16: Thad Randle
>> No. 15: Jake Long
>> No. 14: Jeremiah Sirles
>> No. 13: Josh Mitchell
>> No. 12: Corey Cooper

About Rich Kaipust

Rich Kaipust is a staff writer for The Omaha World-Herald and covers Nebraska football. You can follow Rich on Twitter (@RKaipustOWH) or email him at rich.kaipust@owh.com