The Omaha Beef are back! The 2016 season kicks off this Saturday on the road at 7:05 CST against the reigning CIF champion Sioux City Bandits at the Tyson Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
In advance of the game, the Omaha Beef have released the official 2016 team roster.
Husker legend Corey Ross enters his second season as head coach of the Beef. But 2016 marks the first full season for Coach Ross and his staff. The benefit of having an entire off-season to craft his personnel is reflected in the Beef’s roster, which features the most talent in several seasons.
The offense is anchored by quarterback Joshua Floyd Jr., the most dynamic dual-threat signal caller in the league. Check out his highlight reel.
In 2015 as the starting quarterback for the DC Law, “Superman” passed for 1,658 yards and 30 touchdowns and added another 472 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground. His 2,130 total yards was fifth most in the league and the DC Law offense averaged 52.9 points per game – fourth most in the CIF – which was 20 more per game than the Beef.
The electrifying Floyd Jr. won’t have to do it alone, either.
Former Husker standout wide receiver Brandon Kinnie returns for the 2016 season. Kinnie led the team last season with 9 touchdown receptions. His 44 receptions were tied for eighth-most in the league.
Joining Kinnie on the outside at wide receiver is Kayne Farquharson. In 2013 with the Nebraska Danger, Farquharson caught 71 passes for a league-leading 1,081 yards and 21 touchdowns. He followed that up with 54 catches for 690 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014. And added 34 catches for 446 and 15 touchdowns last season.
On defense, the Beef are anchored by linebacker Jesse Robertson Jr. and former Husker defensive tackle Terrence Moore.
Robertson Jr. lead the CIF in tackles last season, finishing with 132 (87 solo) while adding two sacks. Even though he missed two games, Robertson Jr. was one of only two players with 100+ tackles. His average of 11 tackles per game was nearly four more than second place.
Moore spent time in training camp with the Baltimore Ravens after earning his sociology degree from Nebraska in 2012. As a Husker, he won the Tom Novak Award in 2011 and made the Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll in 2010. He had a sack in the 2011 Capital One Bowl against South Carolina and made the first start of his career in the 2010 Holiday Bowl.
Rounding out the third phase of special teams is kick returner AJ Downs. Downs lead the CIF in kickoff return average (21.7) last season and returned two kicks for touchdowns.
Season tickets for the 2016 campaign are on sale now at the Omaha Beef office and online via this link. You can also secure tickets via email (Tickets@Beeffootball.com) or by calling Alex at 402-346-BEEF (2333).
Season tickets start at just $70 this year and include many great perks, including the option to have up to a 3-month payment plan.