LINCOLN — At St. Cecilia, Zach Sterup was the cornerstone of an offensive line that won back-to-back state championships. In his first year at the University of Nebraska in 2011, Sterup was a redshirt who worked on the scout team.
Sterup appeared in four games in the Huskers' most recent season.
The road to becoming a first-teamer, protecting Husker QBs and paving the way for NU running backs may be a long one, but it's a journey Sterup is determined to make.
"I still have a long way to go, but I think I made some steps in the right direction this spring. I wasn't perfect by any means, nobody is," Sterup said after Nebraska's annual spring game Saturday. "I feel good about what I did this spring. I'll just keep working on it for next year."
Sterup believes he's shown signs of improvement during spring practice, but still has plenty to work on before regularly seeing the field at Memorial Stadium. But on Saturday, he was one of the regulars.
"It was really fun, just getting out there and competing and having all of the fans and the different stuff we did," Sterup said. "At the end of the day, it was just another scrimmage. We've had three or four of them already. It was just another chance to compete."