Signing Day makes official what's always been true — Thomas Fidone is a Husker

Dec 16, 2020 525

BY: Evan Bland

Like he’s done every fall Saturday since before he can remember, Thomas Fidone settled in to watch and cheer on Nebraska football. This was Nov. 21, nearly three months after the top-rated tight end in the Class of 2021 made national headlines when he committed to the Huskers in a televised ceremony. Taking in games as a pledge felt different — if anything, he was even more invested in the process and the outcome than when he was a grade-school super fan.

Nebraska fell flat that day, losing at home 41-23 to Illinois to drop to 1-3. Fidone posted a message on social media, wondering what went wrong. As the television broadcast ended and the afternoon wore on, the Council Bluffs Lewis Central standout received at least a dozen calls or texts from coaches of other Power Five programs.

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