This fall I was blessed to work as a freelance photographer for KETV News Watch 7 (ABC) Omaha, covering Nebraska football in Lincoln. The games this season were tough to watch. The turnovers, the missed blocks, the missed tackles, the missed opportunities. The Ohio State game was especially tough to photograph as there weren't too many highlights on either side of the ball for Nebraska. I averaged about 50 photos per game for KETV, that game I submitted less than 40. Working the sidelines was also a challenge due to the increased number of visiting photojournalists from Ohio, as well as increased in-state media coverage.
I went back through the photos and picked out my fav five from each of the home games to present you with a review of 35 photos from Nebraska's 2017 football season. at Memorial Stadium.
Then, Scott Frost happened. in one December Sunday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, the historical and humiliating 4 and 8 season became a distant memory as the elevator doors opened and Scott Frost stepped out as Nebraska's new head football coach. The air was electric with excitement as hundreds of people packed into the Club Level of Memorial Stadium to await the return of their native son. As those elevator doors opened the cheers erupted. Scott Frost could be seen holding back tears. I can only imagine what he felt, what it was like for him to return home to a huge welcome from friends, family and former teammates.
After watching what Coach Frost's offense did this past season at the University of Central Florida, I'm expecting a lot of thrilling action shots in 2018 and beyond. I think I need to buy a new lens.
To view all of my photos shot for KETV this football season, go to the following links below for each game plus the Scott Frost press conference.
KETV Husker Football
Nebraska hosts Arkansas State
Nebraska hosts Northern Illinois
Nebraska hosts Rutgers
Nebraska hosts Wisconsin
Nebraska hosts Ohio State
Nebraska hosts Northwestern
Nebraska hosts Iowa
Scott Frost Press Conference
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