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Kurt Warner’s Son Finds New College Football Home
AP Photo/Charlie Riedel (left), Screenshot from YouTube (right)

It has been a rough few years for the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

After the departure of former head coach Mike Riley, Scott Frost was brought in to bring the program back to national prominence.

So far, that hasn’t happened, and a handful of Huskers players have entered the NCAA Transfer Portal as a result.

One notable name who has left the team is wide receiver Kade Warner, the son of former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner.

The former walk-on was named a team captain, but as his snap counts declined in 2020, and he decided he wanted to play elsewhere.

With two years of eligibility remaining, Warner joined the Kansas State Wildcats.

Kade Warner Transfers to K-State

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Warner will be making the leap from the Big Ten to the Big 12 with the hopes of boosting his offensive numbers.

The Wildcats had a solid season under Chris Klieman in 2019, but regressed a bit in 2020, going 4-6 and missing out on a bowl game.

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Assuming the team stays healthy, a big bounce-back season seems attainable for K-State.

Nebraska fans have to be growing frustrated with the on-field product they’ve had to watch over the last few seasons. In addition to Warner, players such quarterback Luke McCaffrey (Louisville), running back Wan’dale Robinson (Kentucky), and offensive lineman Will Farniok (Tulsa) are all leaving Lincoln.

Barring unforeseen progress, the glory days of Nebraska football seem like a relic of ancient history.

Kade Warner Highlights 

Warner first appeared on the college football radar while playing for Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Arizona. In three seasons on the varsity team, he racked up nearly 3,000 receiving yards and 35 touchdowns.

The wideout began his Huskers’ career as a redshirt freshman in 2018, scoring on a two-point conversion against Iowa. He reached his career-high in receptions in that year as well, and he hasn’t been able to generate forward momentum in each of the ensuing campaigns.

Last season, Warner was seldom used in games, only catching five passes for 40 yards.

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Now that Kade Warner is out of Nebraska, K-State fans and coaches alike are hoping there’s some untapped potential in his game. While he’s probably not on the NFL Draft radar at this time, going undrafted worked pretty well for his dad.

If there’s anyone who can climb the ranks quickly, it’s someone from the Warner family.

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Matt is a recent graduate of New York University with a degree in Sports Management. He is a passionate New York Yankees, New York Islanders, and Minnesota Vikings fan. He also has a podcast about minor league baseball called "On the Farm."
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