Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016)
2017 Season Notes
» Recorded a career-high four tackles against Oregon
» Made his first career start against Ohio State, recording a tackle for loss while lining up at safety after playing cornerback in the first six games
Redshirt freshman Dicaprio Bootle is part of a talented group of young players who will compete for playing time in the secondary in 2017. A Florida native, Bootle possesses outstanding speed and made a strong impression as a scout team cornerback while redshirting in 2016. He backed that up with a strong spring session.
Bootle redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Southridge HS)
Dicaprio Bootle joins the Husker program from the Florida high school ranks, where he was a standout for Coach Billy Rolle at Miami’s Southridge High School.
As a senior, Bootle helped Southridge to an 8-5 record and a trip to the second round of the Florida Class 8A playoffs. Bootle totaled 64 tackles and two interceptions from his cornerback position, while also causing three fumbles and recovering two others.
Bootle also was a stand out at Killian High School in 2014, helping the team to a 14-1 record and a trip to the state semifinals. In addition to his football talents, Bootle was a track stand out and posted top times of 10.64 in the 100 meters and 21.36 in the 200 during his junior year at Killian. He finished third in the 200 at the state track meet in 2015.
Bootle attended a Nebraska satellite camp in the South Florida area in the summer of 2015. Bootle was ranked among the top 60 cornerbacks in the country by ESPN and was listed among the top 25 cornerbacks in Florida by Scout.com. He was also listed among the top 200 prospects in the state by 247 Sports. Bootle was named one of the top five cornerbacks in Miami-Dade County in 2015 by the Miami Herald.
Bootle only visited Nebraska, but had numerous offers including Illinois, Temple and UCF.
Bootle was born on Sept. 17, 1997, and is the son of Dwight and Caliope Bootle. A business administration major who made the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in his first semester, he has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes and hospital visits.