Huskers’ Kellogg Instant Celebrity After Hail Mary

UNLLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska backup quarterback Ron Kellogg III is still overwhelmed, two days after his desperation pass landed in Jordan Westerkamp’s hands with no time left to beat Northwestern.

Congratulatory tweets came from, among others, actress-model Gabrielle Union and comedian Larry the Cable Guy. He and Westerkamp were stars of the weekend highlight shows.

Kellogg says he still can’t believe the Hail Mary worked. He said his big opportunity showed that a player who walks on can have his number called at any time.

Kellogg will be back on the sideline at the start of this week’s game at Michigan. Pelini already has said Tommy Armstrong Jr. will start, unless Taylor Martinez is somehow able to play. Pelini said Kellogg has never complained about his role.