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2011 Mar 24

50 HUSKERS TO KNOW: No. 12

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The 50 Huskers to Know returns for the 2011 spring season! We count down the players you absolutely have to watch heading into spring football, culminating with No. 1 during NU's spring break.

The spring list, remember, is about players who are currently in the program, with an emphasis on redshirt freshmen and sophomores who might not have played much yet; in the fall, you'll see a list with more projected starters and incoming contributing recruits.

Not included on this list is wide receiver Khiry Cooper, who spends the spring with the Husker baseball team.

No. 12 Defensive tackle Baker Steinkuhler

The debate is over: Steinkuhler is a defensive tackle. He's not going to be making the switch to the offensive line after a strong 2010 season: 46 tackles, 3.5 and four tackles for loss. Steinkuhler started the season stronger than he probably ended it – the wear-and-tear of his first full starting year clearly took its toll over time. His suspension for being arrested for a DUI capped the year; Nebraska handled that problem swiftly and has moved on.

Steinkuhler's 6-foot-6 length isn't ideal for a job in the trenches, but he manages it well enough. This year, he'll be asked to play the run more and continue to develop as an interior pass rusher. Steinkuhler has strength; he would do well to develop a move or two.

See all 50 Huskers!

No. 50, No. 49, No. 48, No. 47, No. 46, No. 45, No. 44, No. 43, No. 42, No. 41, No. 40, No. 39, No. 38, No. 37, No. 36, No. 35, No. 34, No. 33, No. 32, No. 31, No. 30, No. 29, No. 28, No. 27, No. 26, No. 25, No. 24, No. 23, No. 22, No. 21, No. 20, No. 19, No. 18, No. 17, No. 16, No. 15, No. 14, No. 13

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