Husker QB Noah Vedral granted immediate eligibility by NCAA, travels to Northwestern

Husker QB Noah Vedral granted immediate eligibility by NCAA, travels to Northwestern
Nebraska quarterback Noah Vedral was granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA on Friday. (BRENDAN SULLIVAN/THE WORLD-HERALD)

Nebraska quarterback Noah Vedral on Friday received immediate eligibility after the NCAA approved his waiver, clearing the way for Vedral to travel and play at Northwestern if needed.

A NU official confirmed the news Saturday morning.

Vedral, a prep star at Wahoo Neumann, spent his first year at Central Florida. He transferred this winter back to Nebraska and was expected to sit out this season, per NCAA rules. Vedral even said during preseason camp that Nebraska had chosen not to pursue an immediate eligibility waiver for him.

He said that before, however, Tristan Gebbia decided to transfer from the program.

Vedral won’t lose his redshirt year, however, unless he plays in more than four games. Since he’ll be a backup to Adrian Martinez — and potentially Andrew Bunch — there’s a good chance he retains it. But Vedral also is considered a better option for an emergency quarterback than Kearney Catholic freshman walk-on Matt Masker. Vedral replaced Masker on the travel roster.

Nebraska at Northwestern

When: 11 a.m. Saturday (6 a.m. pregame)

Where: Ryan Field – Evanston, Illinois

Radio: 103.1 FM

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