posted 8 years ago
There is only so much space in the newspaper for collegiate briefs, so I thought I'd update everyone on the Hutchinson kids at colleges in my blog.
Again, my list may not be complete, so if I'm missing somebody, please let me know.
Nate Swift – University of Nebraska – 2009
Lydon Murtha – University of Nebraska – 2009
* I try to update the public as much as can on these two. But here is what I have missed. After starting the season with a 3-0 record, Nebraska has been defeated at home twice by Virgina Tech and Missouri, who I believe is No. 3 ranked in the country.
Nebraska senior wide receiver Nate Swift caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from Joe Ganz in the first quarter. Swift’s touchdown reception was the 15th of his career, tying him with Jon Bostick for third on the Nebraska career touchdown receptions list. He trails only Johnny Rodgers (25) and Maurice Purify (16) on the Husker career list.
Swift caught five passes against Missouri, giving him 123 career receptions. Swift is 20 receptions shy of Johnny Rodgers’ school record of 143 career receptions. Swift has 20 catches this season, becoming the first player in school history with 20 or more receptions in four consecutive seasons.
Swift has caught a pass in 37 of 43 career games and tonight marked his ninth game with five or more receptions, including three in 2008.
Murtha made his third start of the season at right tackle after missing the first two games with a staph infection in his right arm and a partially torn triceps. Ouch.
I'm planning a Lincoln trip Nov. 28 for their final home game against Colorado.
Randy Erickson – Southwest MN State University – 2012
* The Mustangs are 3-3 on the season following a big 35-28 win over Winona State last Saturday. On the season, Erickson has played in all six games with one solo tackle, six assists and pass knockdown.