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10.24.15 NORTHWESTERN* 10.31.15 PURDUE* 11.7.15 MICHIGAN STATE* 11.14.15 RUTGERS* 11.27.15 IOWA* 12.5.15 BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP *Conference Games 路 Home games in red at Memorial Stadium.


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This is Nebraska

Table of Contents.............................................. 2-3 Rosters............................................................... 4-5 Nebraska Offense.............................................. 6-9 The Blackshirts .............................................. 10-13 Husker Coaching Staff................................... 14-17 This is Nebraska Football.............................. 18-19 Championship Tradition................................ 20-21 Memorial Stadium......................................... 22-23 Football Facilities.......................................... 24-25 Husker Power................................................ 26-27 Huskers in the NFL........................................ 28-31 NFL All-Time Greats...................................... 32-33 Heisman Winners/National Awards............... 34-35 Retired Jerseys.............................................. 36-37 Bowl Tradition............................................... 38-39 Media Attention............................................ 40-41 Nebraska Game Day..................................... 42-43 Devoted Fans................................................ 44-45 Walk-On Legacy............................................ 46-47 Husker Football Family.................................. 48-49 Nebraska Student-Athlete Experience.......... 50-51 Academic Success......................................... 52-53 Academic Experience.................................... 54-55 Life Skills........................................................ 56-57 Athletic Medicine/Nutrition........................... 58-59 Nebraska Facilities......................................... 60-61 Nebraska Athletic Performance Lab.............. 62-63 National Powers............................................ 64-65 University of Nebraska................................... 66-69 All-America City/The Good Life.................... 70-71

Coaching Staff

Head Coach Mike Riley................................. 72-75 Defensive Coordinator Mark Banker.................. 76 Offensive Coordinator Danny Langsdorf............ 77 Special Team Coordinator Bruce Read.............. 78 Assistant Coaches.......................................... 79-84 Football Staff................................................. 85-91

2015 Cornhuskers

Season Notebook.......................................... 92-97 Returning Player Biographies...................... 96-155 Newcomer Biographies............................. 156-161

2014 Season Review

Honors and Awards.......................................... 162 Team and Individual Statistics................... 163-168 Statistical Highs and Lows/Misc. Stats....... 169-171

Cornhusker Records

Individual Records..................................... 172-176 Team Records............................................ 177-179

Nebraska history

College Football Hall of Fame......................... 180 Nebraska Coaching Legends........................... 181 All-Americans............................................ 182-183 Academic Award Winners......................... 184-185 Nebraska’s All-Time Lettermen................. 186-193 Year-by-Year Records................................ 194-195 Nebraska Bowl History..................................... 196 Yearly Results............................................. 197-207

Husker Administration

University Administration................................. 208 Board of Regents.............................................. 209 Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst................ 210 Senior Management Team/Head Coaches...... 211 Athletic Department Staff.......................... 211-213

Media Services

Media Policies........................................... 214-215 2015 Nebraska Opponents....................... 216-217 Big Ten Schedules/Future NU Schedules........ 218 Husker Sports Marketing.................................. 219 Big Ten Conference.................................. 220-221 Memorial Stadium Information......................... 222 Nebraska Compliance Guidelines.................... 223 adidas............................................................... 224

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Mike Riley, first season at Nebraska; College Career Record: 93-80 (15th season) Defensive Coordinator: Mark Banker, first season Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks: Danny Langsdorf, first season Special Teams Coordinator: Bruce Read, first season Linebackers: Trent Bray, first season Offensive Line: Mike Cavanaugh, first season Running Backs: Reggie Davis, first season Defensive Line: Hank Hughes, first season Secondary: Brian Stewart, first season Wide Receivers: Keith Williams, first season Associate A.D./Football: Dan Van De Riet Offensive Graduate Assistants: Tavita Thompson, first season; Beau Walker, first season Defensive Graduate Assistants: Jon Clark, first season; Max Onyegbule, second season Head Football Strength Coach: Mark Philipp, first season

Nebraska Football Facts

Season of Football.................................................. 126th National Championships................................................ 5 Back-to-Back National Championships..................2 times Undefeated Seasons.....................................................11 Perfect Seasons.............................................................. 9 Total Conference Championships............................... 43 All-Time Games Played........................................... 1,275 All-Time Record.................................... 874-361-40 (.701) National Ranking in All-Time Wins............................. 4th All-Time Bowl Appearances......................................... 51 National Ranking in Bowl Appearances.....................3rd All-Time Bowl Record....................................25-26 (.490) Home Games Played.................................................. 702 Home Games Record............................539-143-20 (.782) Memorial Stadium Games Played............................. 536

Memorial Stadium Record..................... 403-120-13 (.764) Consecutive Home Winning Seasons......................... 46 Consecutive Home Sellouts (entering 2015)*............ 340 College Football Hall of Fame Players........................ 17 College Football Hall of Fame Coaches........................ 6 First-Team All-Americans............................................110 Unanimous All-Americans............................................. 54 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans**.......................... 107 NCAA Today’s Top Ten Award Winners**.................... 9 Heisman Trophy Winners............................................... 3 Outland Trophy Winners**............................................ 9 Retired Jerseys............................................................. 17 Retired Numbers............................................................ 2 First-Team All-Conference Selections....................... 518 *Ongoing NCAA record

**Total leads the nation

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2015 Husker Schedule brigham young Saturday, Sept. 5 Memorial Stadium 2:30 p.m. (ABC)

south alabama Saturday, Sept. 12 Memorial Stadium 7 p.m. (BTN)

at miami (fla.)

Saturday, Sept. 19 Miami, Fla. 2:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN2)

southern miss^ Saturday, Sept. 26 Memorial Stadium 11 a.m. (TBA)

at illinois* Saturday, Oct. 3 Champaign, Ill. TBA (TBA)

wisconsin*

Saturday, Oct. 10 Memorial Stadium TBA (TBA)

at minnesota* ÂŽ

Saturday, Oct. 17 Minneapolis, Minn. TBA (TBA)

northwestern* Saturday, Oct. 24 Memorial Stadium TBA (TBA)

at purdue*

Saturday, Oct. 31 West Lafayette, Ind. TBA (TBA)

General Information

Communications

Location: Lincoln, Neb., 68588-0123 Population: 268,738 Founded: 1869 Enrollment: 25,006 Stadium: Memorial Stadium (1923) Field: Tom Osborne Field (1998) Capacity: 87,000; Surface: FieldTurf Nickname: Cornhuskers, Huskers; Colors: Scarlet and Cream Conference: Big Ten Chancellor: Harvey S. Perlman, J.D. Institutional Rep.: Josephine Potuto, J.D. Director of Athletics: Shawn Eichorst 2014 Overall Record: 9-4, 2014 Big Ten Record: 5-3 Starters Returning/Lost: 16/11 Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 57/19

Director/Football Contact: Keith Mann (kmann@huskers.com) Director of Operations: Jeff Griesch Associate Director: Shamus McKnight Assistant Directors: Jeremy Foote, Nate Pohlen and Matt Smith Director of Photography: Scott Bruhn Design Specialist: Annie Wood Administrative Assistant: Vicki Capazo Communications Phone: 402-472-2263 Communications Fax: 402-472-2005 Press Box Phone: 402-472-2279 Mailing Address: Nebraska Communications One Memorial Stadium Lincoln NE 68588-0123

Media Guide Credits

Photo Credits

The University of Nebraska Football Guide was written and edited by Assistant A.D. for Communications Keith Mann, Communications Director of Operations Jeff Griesch, Associate Communications Director Shamus McKnight and Assistant Communications Directors Matt Smith and Jeremy Foote with assistance from Administrative Assistant Vicki Capazo. Cover design and overall layout and design by athletic department design specialist Annie Wood. A special thanks to freelance writer Mike Babcock for contributing historical content and to historian Mark Fricke for assistance with the letterman’s section. This publication was printed through the University of Nebraska Printing Services and designed in Adobe InDesign CS6.

Contributing photographers for the 2015 Nebraska Football Guide include Director of Photography Scott Bruhn, Nate Olsen and Stephanie Carpenter, Athletic Department Student Photographers; Tom Slocum and Craig Chandler, UNL Publications and Photography Services; Alan Jackson, Jackson Studios; Paul Bartunek; Charlie Bills, John Bills, Gary Dougherty, Mike Erdelyi, Joe Mixan, Richard Voges, freelance photographers; Omaha World-Herald, Lincoln Journal Star and Associated Press staff photographers; Aaron Babcock, Hail Varsity Magazine; David Dale Photography; the Big Ten Conference; the National Football League and NFL teams. Special thanks to Rick Anderson for select stadium photos, to Doug Prange for aerial photographs of the stadium and to Cassandra Sitzman, Chip Duden and the DLR Group for the Pinnacle Bank Arena images.

michigan state*

Saturday, Nov. 7 Memorial Stadium 6 or 7 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

at rutgers*

Saturday, Nov. 14 New Brunswick, N.J. TBA (TBA)

iowa

Friday Nov. 27 Memorial Stadium TBA (TBA)

big ten championship Saturday, Dec. 5 Indianapolis, Ind. 7 p.m. (FOX)

^Homecoming; *Big Ten Conference game All times listed are Central. All games can be heard on the IMG Husker Sports Radio Network (see page 219 for stations), for free at Huskers.com or via the Huskers and Tune-In apps. All regular-season games will be televised live on the ABC/ESPN family of networks or on the Big Ten Network. For updated kickoff times and television information, please visit Huskers.com.

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Numerical Roster

No. Name......................................... Pos. 1 * Boaz Joseph................................ DB 1 ** Jordan Westerkamp................... WR 2 Zack Darlington............................. QB 2 Trai Mosley......................................DB Lavan Alston.................................. WR 3 * Marcus Newby..............................LB 3 4 Avery Anderson..............................DB 4 ** Tommy Armstrong Jr..................QB 5 Dedrick Young.................................LB 6 AJ Bush.......................................... QB 6 Eric Lee Jr........................................DB 7 *** Taariq Allen................................ WR 7 ** Maliek Collins.............................. DT 8 * Chris Jones.................................. DB Stanley Morgan Jr.......................... WR 8 Tyson Broekemeier........................ QB 9 9 ** Sam Burtch................................. WR DaiShon Neal..................................DE 9 Joshua Kalu................................. DB 10 * 10 *** Jamal Turner............................... WR 11 ** Cethan Carter..............................TE 12 Luke Gifford.....................................LB 13 * Lane Hovey................................. WR Adrienne Talan.................................LB 13 14 ** Jonathan Rose............................. CB 15 * De’Mornay Pierson-El................ WR 15 * Michael Rose-Ivey........................LB 16 Antonio Reed.....................................S 17 * Ryker Fyfe...................................QB 17 Sedrick King....................................DE 18 Mohamed Barry...............................LB 19 * Joe Keels..................................... DE 21 ** Charles Jackson........................... DB 21 Mikale Wilbon.................................. IB 22 Devine Ozigbo................................ RB 22 Anthony Ridder...............................DB 23 *** Daniel Davie................................ CB 23 Austin Rose...................................... IB Aaron Williams................................DB 24 25 ** Nate Gerry..................................... S 25 Blake Holtmeier............................. WR Thomas Connely..............................LB 26 26 Brady Pelzer................................... WR 26 Jamie Sutcliffe................................ PK 27 ** Sam Foltz........................................P 27 Noah Johnson................................. RB 27 * Kieron Williams.............................. S 28 * Byerson Cockrell......................... DB Adam Taylor..................................... IB 28 29 Nolan Graham.................................DB 29 * Graham Nabity..............................IB Bo Kitrell.......................................... FB 30 31 Conor Young.................................. WR 32 *** Imani Cross....................................IB 32 Alex Davis........................................DE 33 * Christian Bailey.......................... WR 33 Garrett McKay..................................LB 34 * Drew Brown................................. PK 34 * Terrell Newby................................IB 35 ** Andy Janovich..............................FB 36 Reid Karel......................................ATH 37 Noah Lazaro.....................................LB 37 Wyatt Mazour.................................. RB Harrison Jordan...........................FB 38 * 39 * Jordan Nelson...............................IB 40 Ty Betka.......................................... WR Jordan Ober.....................................LS 40 41 Luke McNitt..................................... TE 42 ** Trey Foster...................................TE 42 Creighton Koley..............................DB 43 Brett Classen.................................. WR Tyrin Ferguson.................................LB 43 44 Mitch McCann................................. FB 44 Mick Stoltenberg............................ DL 45 A.J. Natter.......................................DE 45 Bryan Reimers................................. TE Matt Jarzynka..................................DE 47

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Name Pos. Akinmoladun, Freedom DE Allen, Taariq WR Alston, Lavan WR Anderson, Avery DB Anderson, Fyn DL Armstrong Jr., Tommy QB Bailey, Christian WR Banderas, Josh LB Barnett, Jalin OL Barry, Mohamed LB Betka, Ty WR Blum, Jared TE Boryca, Alex LB Broekemeier, Tyson QB Brown, Drew PK Brugman, Jared LB Burtch, Sam WR Bush, AJ QB Carter, Cethan TE Classen, Brett WR Cleveland, Brody LB Cockrell, Byerson DB Collins, Maliek DT Connely, Thomas LB Conrad, Cole OL Cotton, Sam TE Cross, Imani IB Darlington, Zack QB Davie, Daniel CB Davis, Alex DE Davis, Carlos DL Davis, Khalil DL Decker, Michael OL Dzuris, Ross DE Evans, Erik DE Farmer, Tanner OL Ferguson, Tyrin LB Finnin, Matt OL Foltz, Sam P Foster, Jerald OL Foster, Trey TE Freudenburg, Ryan OL Fyfe, Ryker QB Gangwish, Jack DE Gates, Nick OL Gaylord, Christian OL Gerry, Nate S Gifford, Luke LB Gladney, Kevin WR Graham, Nolan DB Hahn, Sam OL Hannon, Zach OL Hemphill, Austin FB Holtmeier, Blake WR Hoppes, Tyler TE Hovey, Lane WR Jackson, Charles DB Janovich, Andy FB Jarzynka, Matt DE Johns, Garret DL Johnson, Noah RB Johnson Jr., Dwayne OL Jones, Chris DB Jordan, Harrison FB Joseph, Boaz DB Kalu, Joshua DB Karel, Reid ATH Keels, Joe DE Ketter, Connor TE King, Sedrick DE Kitrell, Bo FB Knevel, David OL Koley, Creighton DB Kondolo, Chongo OL Lazaro, Noah LB

Ht. 6-4 6-3 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-1 5-11 6-2 6-4 6-1 5-7 6-4 6-2 6-1 5-11 6-2 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-2 5-11 6-5 6-4 6-1 6-2 6-1 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-4 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-2 6-7 6-1 6-3 6-0 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-5 6-6 6-2 6-3 6-1 5-11 6-6 6-5 6-0 6-2 6-4 6-4 5-11 6-1 6-4 6-0 6-0 6-6 6-0 5-10 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-5 6-4 6-1 6-9 6-0 6-4 6-2

Wt. Yr. 255 RFr. 200 Sr. 175 Fr. 175 Fr. 260 Fr. 220 Jr. 205 So. 235 Jr. 310 Fr. 215 Fr. 165 Jr. 255 Jr. 220 RFr. 200 Sr. 180 So. 225 Fr. 200 Sr. 220 RFr. 240 Jr. 205 So. 210 Fr. 185 Sr. 300 Jr. 205 RFr. 290 RFr. 250 Jr. 240 Sr. 205 RFr. 190 Sr. 230 Fr. 265 Fr. 265 Fr. 285 Fr. 250 Jr. 255 So. 310 RFr. 200 Fr. 305 Sr. 200 Jr. 310 RFr. 245 Jr. 305 RFr. 210 Jr. 265 Sr. 290 RFr. 275 Fr. 205 Jr. 215 RFr. 190 So. 200 RFr. 300 Jr. 305 So. 220 Fr. 200 RFr. 240 So. 205 Jr. 180 Jr. 230 Sr. 240 RFr. 280 Jr. 195 Fr. 280 So. 180 So. 230 So. 190 So. 185 So. 190 Fr. 265 Sr. 245 So. 240 RFr. 225 RFr. 310 So. 180 RFr. 300 Sr. 215 Fr.

Hometown (High School/College) Grandview, Mo. Weston, Mass. (The Rivers School) Oxnard, Calif. (St. Bonaventure) Surprise, Ariz. (Pine Creek, Colorado Springs, Colo.) Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast) Cibolo, Texas (Steele) San Clemente, Calif. Lincoln, Neb. (Southwest) Lawton, Okla. Grayson, Ga. Superior, Neb. (Superior/Drake) Gretna, Neb. Cozad, Neb. Aurora, Neb. Southlake, Texas (Southlake Carroll) Gretna, Neb. Murdock, Neb. (Elmwood-Murdock) Alpharetta, Ga. (Norcross) Metairie, La. (Archbishop Rummel) Medina, Minn. (Wayzata/Winona State) Ogallala, Neb. Columbus, Miss. (Columbus/East Mississippi CC) Kansas City, Mo. (Center) Kearney, Neb. (Kearney Catholic) Fremont, Neb. (Archbishop Bergan) Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast) Gainesville, Ga. (North Hall) Apopka, Fla. Beatrice, Neb. Riviera Beach, Fla. (Dwyer) Blue Springs, Mo. Blue Springs, Mo. Omaha, Neb. (North) Plattsmouth, Neb. Waverly, Neb. Highland, Ill. New Orleans, La. (Edna Karr) Crete, Ill. (Monee/College of DuPage) Grand Island, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast) Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast) Norfolk, Neb. (Lutheran-Northeast) Grand Island, Neb. Wood River, Neb. Las Vegas, Nev. (Bishop Gorman) Baldwin City, Kan. Sioux Falls, S.D. (Washington) Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast) Akron, Ohio (Firestone Senior) Firth, Neb. (Norris) DeWitt, Neb. (Tri-County/North Dakota State) Kansas City, Mo. (Rockhurst) Gretna, Neb. Kearney, Neb. (Kearney Catholic) Lincoln, Neb. (Southwest/Wayne State) Adel, Iowa (Adel-Desoto-Minburn) Spring, Texas (Klein Collins) Gretna, Neb. Loup City, Neb. Aurora, Neb. Sutton, Neb. Houston, Texas (Bellaire) Jacksonville, Fla. (Sandalwood) Omaha, Neb. (Westside) Weston, Fla. (Cypress Bay) Houston, Texas (Alief Taylor) Seward, Neb. Kenosha, Wis. (Bradford/Highland CC) Norfolk, Neb. (Norfolk Catholic) Plant City, Fla. Ashland, Neb. (Ashland-Greenwood) Brantford, Ontario, Canada (Pauline S. Johnson Collegiate) Omaha, Neb. (Skutt Catholic) Carrollton, Texas (Creekview/Fresno City College) Lincoln, Neb. (Southwest)

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Lee Jr., Eric DB Lewis, Alex OL Lindsay, Spencer PK Long, Chris OL Lopez, Joel DL Maurice, Kevin DT Mazour, Wyatt RB McCann, Mitch FB McKay, Garrett LB McMullen, Greg DE McNitt, Luke TE Moore, Alonzo WR Morgan Jr., Stanley WR Mosley, Trai DB Nabity, Graham IB Natter, A.J. DE Neal, DaiShon DE Nelson, Jordan IB Newby, Marcus LB Newby, Terrell IB Newell, Peyton DL Ober, Jordan LS Owen, Dylan DL Ozigbo, Devine RB Painter, Robby OL Pelzer, Brady WR Pierson-El, De’Mornay WR Poppen, Garrett LB Price, Givens OL Rahn, Gabe WR Rath, Logan DT Reed, Antonio DB Reeves, Ryne OL Reilly, Brandon WR Reimers, Bryan TE Ridder, Anthony DB Rose, Austin IB Rose, Jonathan CB Rose-Ivey, Michael LB Simpson, Brad LB Snyder, Matt TE Sterup, Zach OL Sutcliffe, Jamie PK Stoltenberg, Mick DL Sutton, David TE Talan, Adrienne LB Taylor, Adam IB Thurston, Paul OL Turner, Jamal WR Urbach, Chase LS Utter, Dylan OL Valentine, Vincent DT Weber, Chris LB Weinmaster, Jacob LB Westerkamp, Jordan WR Whitaker, Corey OL Wilbon, Mikale IB Williams, Aaron DB Williams, Kevin DT Williams, Kieron S Young, Conor WR Young, Dedrick LB

pronunciation guide

Freedom Akinmoladun....................... ................................ackin-MOLA-dune Taariq Allen..........................Tuh-REAK Lavan Alston...........................Luh-VAN Josh Banderas.................. BAN-dair-us Jared Blum..............................BLOOM Alex Boryca ....................... bur-ITS-kuh Tyson Broekemeier........BROCK-meyer Cethan Carter.......................SEETH-un Imani Cross.......................ih-MAHN-ee Ross Dzuris....................... Duh-zuhr-iss Ryan Freudenburg..........fried-EN-burg Nate Gerry.................................... Gary

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Milton, Mass. (Valor Christian, Colo.) Tempe, Ariz. (Mountain Pointe/Colorado) Kearney, Neb. Blair, Neb. Saint Charles, Ill. (Burlington Central) Orlando, Fla. (Freedom) Albion, Neb. (Boone Central) Omaha, Neb. (Burke) Anaheim Hills, Calif. (Santa Ana College/Servite) Akron, Ohio (Hoban) Kearney, Neb. (Kearney/Nebraska-Kearney) Winnfield, La. (Winnfield Senior) New Orleans, La. (St. Augustine) Pflugerville, Texas (Hendrickson) Omaha, Neb. (Elkhorn) Milton, Wis. Omaha, Neb. (Central) Omaha, Neb. (Burke) North Potomac, Md. (Quince Orchard) Los Angeles, Calif. (Chaminade) Hiawatha, Kan. Las Vegas, Nev. (Bishop Gorman) Westchester, N.Y. (Somers/Bridgton Academy) Sachse, Texas Centennial, Colo. (Grandview) Bellevue, Neb. (Bellevue East) Alexandria, Va. (West Potomac) Giltner, Neb. Houston, Texas (Alief Taylor) Le Mars, Iowa Aurora, Neb. (Giltner/South Dakota State) Memphis, Tenn. (Southhaven [Miss.]) Crete, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. (Southwest) Lincoln, Neb. (East) West Point, Neb. (Central Catholic) Lincoln, Neb. (North Star) Leeds, Ala. (Leeds/Auburn) Kansas City, Mo. (Rockhurst) Omaha, Neb. (Ralston) San Ramon, Calif. (California) Hastings, Neb. (Hastings St. Cecilia) Thousand Oaks, Calif. (Thousand Oaks/Utah/Pierce College) Gretna, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. (Southeast) Davie, Fla. (Flanagan) Katy, Texas Arvada, Colo. (Arvada West) Arlington, Texas (Sam Houston) Grosse Pointe, Mich. (Grosse Pointe South) Papillion, Neb. (Papillion-La Vista) Edwardsville, Ill. Elkhorn, Neb. Loveland, Colo. Lombard, Ill. (Montini Catholic) Murrieta, Calif. (Vista Murrieta) Chicago, Ill. (De La Salle Institute) Atlanta, Ga. (Carver) Holland, Ohio (Springfield) Shreveport, La. (C.E. Byrd/Air Force Prep) Cozad, Neb. Peoria, Ariz. (Centennial)

Sam Hahn..................................HAWN Tyler Hoppes........................... HOP-iss Lane Hovey...............................HUV-ee Andy Janovich................. JAN-oh-vitch Matt Jarzynka....................Jar-ZINK-uh Boaz Joseph................................BOSE Joshua Kalu............................. Kuh-loo Reid Karel.................................... Carol Bo Kitrell.................................... Kit-trul David Knevel............................ NEV-ull Chongo Kondolo.................................. ...........CHONG-go CON-DOUGH-low Wyatt Mazour.......................Ma-zoo-er

Trai Mosley.................................... Tray Graham Nabity..................... nab-itt-ee DaiShon Neal.....................DAY-shawn Terrell Newby........................... TAIR-ul Devine Ozigbo.................... OH-zig-bo Gabe Rahn................................. RAWN Ryne Reeves................................ Rhine Bryan Reimers...................... Rhyme-ers Zach Sterup............................. STIR-up Jacob Weinmaster............ wine-master Kieron Williams........................ KYE-run Dedrick Young....................... DEAD-rik

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Erik Evans........................................DE Gabe Rahn..................................... WR Austin Hemphill.............................. FB Chris Weber..................................LB Garret Johns................................... DL Jared Brugmann..............................LB Ryan Freudenburg..........................OL Josh Banderas..............................LB Alex Boryca......................................LB Robby Painter..................................OL Garrett Poppen................................LB Kevin Maurice.............................. DT Paul Thurston.............................. OL Christian Gaylord............................OL Brad Simpson...............................LB Zach Sterup................................. OL Jacob Weinmaster...........................LB Joel Lopez....................................... DL Corey Whitaker...............................OL Brody Cleveland..............................LB Matt Finnin.................................. OL Cole Conrad....................................OL Tanner Farmer.................................OL Ryne Reeves................................ OL Dylan Utter.................................. OL Jerald Foster...................................OL Nick Gates.......................................OL Chongo Kondolo......................... OL Alex Lewis................................... OL Zach Hannon............................... OL Sam Hahn........................................OL Jalin Barnett....................................OL Fyn Anderson.................................. DL Chris Long.......................................OL Dwayne Johnson Jr.........................OL Dylan Owen.................................... DL David Knevel............................... OL Givens Price................................. OL Michael Decker...............................OL Kevin Gladney............................ WR Alonzo Moore............................. WR Jared Blum...................................... TE Sam Cotton..................................TE Matt Snyder..................................... TE David Sutton................................TE Brandon Reilly............................ WR Ross Dzuris......................................DE Tyler Hoppes................................... TE Connor Ketter................................. TE Greg McMullen........................... DE Freedom Akinmoladun...................DE Chase Urbach...................................LS Kevin Williams............................. DT Khalil Davis...................................... DL Jack Gangwish............................ DE Spencer Lindsay.......................... PK Carlos Davis.................................... DL Logan Rath...................................... DL Vincent Valentine........................ DT Peyton Newell................................. DL

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2015 HUSKER OFFENSE The 2015 Husker offense will feature a new look in the first year under Head Coach Mike Riley and Offensive Coordinator Danny Langsdorf. Nebraska has the talent across the board to continue the versatility Riley’s offenses have exhibited throughout his coaching career. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. returns after starting the past two seasons. Armstrong has posted 16 victories as the Husker starter and has shown outstanding leadership skills, while possessing the ability to hurt defenses through the air and on the ground. Armstrong accumulated 3,400 yards of total offense as a sophomore, the third-best single-season total in Nebraska history. A talented group of receivers provide Armstrong with an array of targets in the passing game. Junior Jordan Westerkamp caught 44 passes in 2014, including five touchdowns and has made a habit of making the difficult catches look routine. Sophomore De’Mornay Pierson-El was a dynamic playmaker in his freshman campaign last fall. In addition to being the nation’s top punt returner, Pierson-El showed late in the season that he can be a regular threat as a receiver. A group of talented backs will be called on to replace All-American Ameer Abdullah. Senior Imani Cross and junior Terrell Newby are the most experienced of the Husker backs and have extensive playing experience in their Nebraska careers. Up front, senior Alex Lewis is expected to line up at left tackle and anchor the offensive line. Fellow seniors Zach Sterup, Ryne Reeves, Givens Price and Chongo Kondolo are also game tested and ready to lead the offensive line in 2015.

Highlighting the Husker Offense

· Tommy Armstrong Jr. accounted for 3,400 yards of total offense in his sophomore season, including four games with more than 300 yards of total offense. He finished the season with a Nebraska bowl-record 422 yards of total offense in the Holiday Bowl. · Senior I-back Imani Cross has 22 career rushing touchdowns, reaching the end zone on one of every 10 carries over the last 3 seasons. · Nebraska has had at least one 1,000-yard rusher each of the past six seasons, the longest streak for the Huskers since having a 1,000-yard rusher seven straight years from 1979 to 1985.

Rushing Yards Armstrong Jr. (705) Passing Yards Armstrong Jr. (2,695) Receiving Yards Westerkamp (747) Total Offense Yards Armstrong (3,400) All-Purpose Yards Pierson-El (1,074) Scoring D. Brown (101)

Returning Career Starts

Rushing Yards 48.8% Passing Yards 100% Receiving Yards 61.7% Total Offense Yards 72.6% All-Purpose Yards 56.7% Scoring 64.2%

Returning Leaders

Returning PRODUCTION

IMANI CROSS, IB

TERRELL NEWBY, IB

· Sophomore place-kicker Drew Brown set a Nebraska freshman scoring record with 101 points in 2014, including a perfect season on PAT attempts.

Tommy Armstrong Jr., QB Cethan Carter, TE Alex Lewis, OT Alonzo Moore, WR Zach Sterup, OT Jordan Westerkamp, WR Jamal Turner, WR DeMornay Pierson-El, WR Sam Cotton, TE Andy Janovich, FB Givens Price, OL Sam Burtch, WR Trey Foster, TE Ryne Reeves, OL Brandon Reilly, WR Dylan Utter, OL

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OFFENSIVE FIREPOWER Nebraska has long been known for having one of the nation’s most explosive offenses. For decades, Nebraska boasted a nation-leading option rushing attack, and in the past decade the Husker offense has featured prolific passers and record-setting receivers, while continuing to produce elite running backs. Coach Mike Riley and his staff have a history of producing one of the nation’s most diversified offensive attacks. At Oregon State, Riley’s offenses routinely featured 1,000-yard rushers and receivers and 3,000-yard passers.

A Decade of Triple Threats (2005-14) 1,000-Yard Rushers Nebraska 8 Riley at Oregon State 6

2,500-Yard Passers 5 7

50-Catch Seasons 7 15

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Record-Setting Performers Nebraska

Oregon State

Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska RB, 2011-14

Sean Mannion, Oregon State QB, 2011-14

· First at Nebraska, second in Big Ten history and ninth in NCAA history in all-purpose yards.

· Pac-12 career leader in passing yards and completions. · Single-season conference leader with 4,662 passing yards.

· Second in school history and 10th in Big Ten history in rushing yardage.

Taylor Martinez, Nebraska QB, 2010-13

Brandin Cooks, Oregon State WR, 2011-13

· First Husker with 10,000 yards of total offense and 10th in Big Ten history in total offense.

· 2013 Biletnikoff Award Winner · Set Pac-12 records with 128 catches and 1,730 yards in 2013.

· One of six quarterbacks in FBS history to pass for 6,000 yards and rush for 2,500 yards in a career.

Nebraska

Oregon State

Quarterbacks

Quarterbacks

· In the past 10 seasons, Nebraska quarterbacks have produced eight of the top 10 single-season school marks in total offense.

· Riley’s quarterbacks at Oregon State produced two of the top six single-season passing totals in Pac-12 history, with Sean Mannion throwing for 4,662 in 2013 and Derek Anderson (pictured) passing for 4,058 in 2003.

· Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. (pictured) accounted for 3,400 yards of total offense in 2014, the third-best total in Nebraska history. · Taylor Martinez completed his Nebraska career in 2013 as the holder of 37 school records, including career passing yards and touchdowns and single-season and career total offense.

· Both Mannion and Anderson rank in the top five in Pac-12 history in career passing yardage. · Three of Riley’s Oregon State quarterbacks are active in the National Football League. · Six of Oregon State’s top 10 season passing totals were set under Riley, including the top four.

· Over the past 10 seasons, Nebraska quarterbacks have produced 19 of the top 20 single-game total offense efforts in school history.

· Oregon State had seven 3,000-yard passers in Riley’s 14 seasons as head coach.

Running Backs

Running Backs

· Nebraska has had a running back rush for at least 1,000 yards each of the past six seasons. Husker I-backs have 31 1,000-yard rushing seasons in school history.

· Oregon State running backs Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers (pictured) both earned multiple All-America awards playing in Riley’s offense.

· A 2014 Doak Walker Award finalist, Ameer Abdullah completed his Nebraska career in 2014 with a third straight 1,000-yard rushing season. He was the first Husker to top 1,000 yards in three seasons.

· Rodgers was the 2008 Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year, the first freshman in conference history to win the award. · OSU running backs earned 10 all-conference awards in Riley’s 14 seasons as head coach.

· Roy Helu Jr. (pictured) rushed for a school-record 307 yards against Missouri in 2007. · Abdullah, Helu Jr. and Rex Burkhead finished as three of the top six rushers in school history, and are all active in the National Football League. · Nebraska I-backs have 45 100-yard rushing games in the past five seasons, including four 200-yard games by Abdullah in 2014.

Receivers

· Kenny Bell (pictured) completed his Nebraska career in 2014 as the school’s all-time leader in receptions and receiving yards.

· All four 3,000-yard rushers in Oregon State history played under Riley. · Oregon State running backs had eight 1,000-yard rushing seasons in Riley’s Oregon State tenure.

Receivers

· Bell caught at least 40 passes in each of his final three seasons.

· Oregon State receivers have captured two Biletnikoff Awards since 2005—Mike Hass (pictured) in 2005 and Brandin Cooks in 2013. OSU was the only school in the country with two Biletnikoff winners since 2001.

· Eight of the top 10 single-season reception totals in Nebraska history have come in the past eight seasons.

· Three of the top 12 receptions leaders in Pac-12 history played under Riley at Oregon State.

· Quincy Enunwa caught a school-record 12 touchdown passes in 2013, including an NCAA record 99-yard touchdown against Georgia in the Gator Bowl. Enunwa had back-to-back 40-catch seasons in 2012 and 2013.

· Two of the top three players in Pac-12 single-season receiving yardage played for Riley and his staff at OSU. · Seven of the top eight receivers in school history were coached by Riley at Oregon State, including Markus Wheaton, Brandin Cooks, James Rodgers and Mike Hass, who all had at least 220 career receptions. · Riley-coached receivers at Oregon State produced nine 1,000-yard receiving seasons.

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MALIEK COLLINS, DT

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2015 HUSKER DEFENSE The Nebraska Blackshirts are poised to continue their long-standing tradition of dominance in the 2015 season. The foundation of the 2015 edition of the Blackshirts should be a powerful front four and a deep and talented secondary. Junior defensive tackle Maliek Collins earned second-team All-Big Ten honors as a sophomore in 2014, and appears poised to contend for bigger honors this fall. Fellow junior Vincent Valentine combines with Collins to give Nebraska one of the nation’s top defensive tackle tandems. Defensive ends Greg McMullen and Jack Gangwish each have extensive playing experience and help anchor the front four. In the secondary, junior safety Nate Gerry is poised to continue to progress after a breakout sophomore campaign when he intercepted a teamleading five passes, all in Big Ten play. Gerry is joined in the secondary by senior cornerback Daniel Davie, who started every game last fall and should again play a key role in a stingy pass defense. Gerry and Davie will provide leadership to a secondary that includes an impressive collection of young talent and athleticism. Lincoln native Josh Banderas is expected to hold down the middle of the Nebraska defense at MIKE linebacker. Banderas is the most veteran player in a young group of linebackers that should continue to progress throughout the 2015 campaign. The other standout “defensive” player for the 2015 Huskers should be junior punter Sam Foltz. The Nebraska native ranked among the Big Ten’s top punters last fall and has regularly shown the ability to flip field position for Nebraska.

Highlighting the Husker Defense

· Nebraska returns six defensive players with at least 10 career starts. · Defensive tackle Maliek Collins is among the Big Ten’s top returning players in tackles for loss (14) and sacks (4.5). Collins had nine of his TFL in the season’s final six games. · Safety Nate Gerry intercepted five passes during his sophomore season, all in conference play. Gerry had a takeaway in six of eight Big Ten games and also returned a blocked field goal for a touchdown. · Nebraska forced at least three turnovers in five games in 2014.

59.8% 65.3% 58.6% 76.9% 52.9% 40% 50%

Tackles Gerry (88) Solo Tackles Gerry (49) Tackles for Loss Collins (14) Sacks Collins (4.5) Interceptions Gerry (5) Pass Breakups Cockrell (7) Fumble Recoveries Four with (1) Fumbles Caused Gerry, Kalu (1) Quarterback Hurries Collins (13)

Returning Career Starts

Tackles Tackles for Loss Sacks Interceptions Pass Breakups Fumble Recoveries Fumbles Caused

Returning Leaders

Returning PRODUCTION

GREG MCMULLEN, DE

· Nebraska ranked fifth nationally in third-down defensive percentage in 2014, allowing opponents to convert only 30.1% of their third-down attempts into first downs.

Vincent Valentine, DT Nate Gerry, S Maliek Collins, DT Daniel Davie, CB Greg McMullen, DE Josh Banderas, LB Michael Rose-Ivey, LB Byerson Cockrell, DB Jack Gangwish, DE

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DEFENSIVE DOMINANCE One of Nebraska’s most well-known traditions is the Blackshirts, the common nickname for the Husker defense. The term originally dates back to the early 1960s and refers to the black jerseys that Nebraska’s first-string defenders wear in practice. With the return of the two-platoon system in college football in 1964, Head Coach Bob Devaney looked for a way to distinguish the defensive units on the practice field. Devaney sent an assistant coach to a local sporting goods store to find “contrast jerseys”, a sleeveless pullover that went on top of the players’ practice jerseys. While the top offensive unit practiced in red jerseys and the second-string offense worked in green pullovers, the first-string defense wore black and the second string wore contrasting gold jerseys. The term quickly caught on, then gained momentum during Monte Kiffin’s tenure as defensive coordinator in the mid-1970s. The Blackshirts earned national recognition under Charlie McBride, who served as the Huskers’ defensive coordinator from 1982 to 1999. The Blackshirts celebrated their 50th season in 2013, and new Head Coach Mike Riley and defensive coordinator Mark Banker have readily embraced the long-standing tradition.

From left to right: Grant Wistrom, Ndamukong Suh, Barrett Ruud and Lavonte David

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BLACKSHIRT DOMINANCE "We have a great (defensive) tradition at Nebraska. As a former Blackshirt, it is basically the sense of urgency you play with. That is what it means to be a Blackshirt. It is being able to trust the guy next to you. It is 11 guys getting to the football.” Trev Alberts, 1993 All-American and Butkus Award Winner

· Nebraska has ranked in the top 10 nationally in total defense 22 times since 1964. · Nebraska has ranked among the top 10 in all four major defensive categories (rush defense, pass defense, total defense and scoring defense) on five occasions, including national title seasons in 1994, 1995 and 1997, and most recently in 2009. · Nebraska has ranked in the top 10 in scoring defense 23 times since 1964, including leading the nation in scoring defense in 1984 and 2009. · Opponents have traditionally found moving the ball through the air difficult against the Blackshirts, as the Huskers have ranked in the top 10 in passing defense 18 times in the past five decades.

BLACKSHIRTS IN THE NFL

NFL DEFENSIVE DRAFT PICKS (BIG TEN ONLY) SINCE 1997 OHIO STATE

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· Twenty-one Blackshirts have been taken in the first four rounds of the NFL Draft since 2000.

PENN STATE

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· Recent Blackshirts Ndamukong Suh and Lavonte David have earned All-Pro honors during their respective NFL careers.

IOWA

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MICHIGAN

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· Seventeen former Nebraska Blackshirts were on NFL rosters as of June 20, 2015. · Nebraska has had 17 defensive linemen, 13 linebackers and 20 defensive backs drafted since 1997.

· Suh was the second overall selection in the 2010 NFL Draft and signed the richest contract ever for a defensive player in March of 2015.

BANKER DEFENSE “To be a part of that Blackshirt unit you have to do things at a certain level to carry that distinction and have that responsibility. As players enter your program they should all aspire to be a part of that excellence and want that responsibility to continue that tradition.” - Mark Banker, Defensive Coordinator

First-year defensive coordinator Mark Banker has a history of success while working on Mike Riley’s defensive staff at Oregon State. · 70 defensive players at Oregon State earned all-conference honors under Banker’s direction · The 2007 Beaver defense led the nation in rushing defense, while ranking fourth in sacks and eighth in total defense · 19 Oregon State players coached by Banker have been chosen in the NFL Draft since 2004, including five Beaver defenders taken in the 2009 draft


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HEAD COACH MIKE RILEY

With more than 40 years of coaching experience, Mike Riley is one of the most respected coaches in the profession. Riley has been a winner at every level, winning a national title as a player at Alabama, winning an NAIA championship as a coordinator at Linfield College and winning two professional CFL Grey Cup titles in four seasons as head coach of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Off the field, Riley has been praised for embracing his role as a leader and teacher of young men.

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in 14 seasons at oregon state, beat 14 ranked teams and coached 14 all-americans Nine years of professional head coaching experience are the most of any ncaa coach

years as a pro head coach Mike Riley, Nebraska Jim Harbaugh, Michigan jim Mora Jr., UCLA

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years as an nfl head coach 1 of only 6 current ncaa coaches who were also an nfl head coach 1 of 4 coaches in ncaa history to start his career 5-0 in bowl games Winningest Coach in the history of Oregon State football

Jim Harbaugh, Michigan jim Mora Jr., UCLA Mike Riley, Nebraska

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most coaching experience* Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech Gary Pinkel, Missouri Mike Riley, Nebraska *College and professional experience

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WINNER

"I will say this: if you can win in Corvallis, Ore. - and Mike Riley did a lot of winning - you can probably win anywhere." - Big Ten Network analyst Tom Dienhart

· Riley won more games (93) than any other coach in the 118-year history of Oregon State football. · Riley has won championships at the NAIA, NCAA FBS and professional levels. · Riley was a cornerback on Alabama's 1973 national championship team. · In 1982, Riley was the defensive coordinator for a Linfield College team that went 12-0 and won the NAIA national championship. · Riley coached the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to two Grey Cup titles in his four seasons. · Riley led Oregon State to a 6-2 record in bowl games, ranking sixth in NCAA history in bowl winning percentage (minimum eight bowls). · Riley's OSU teams defeated 14 ranked teams in his 14 seasons, including five wins vs. top-10 teams and three victories over opponents ranked in the top five.

OFFENSIVE GENIUS “I think we throw this term around a lot, but he’s as close to an offensive genius as there is." - National Championship Head Coach Mack Brown

· In 2003 at Oregon State, the Beavers became the first team in NCAA history to have a 3,000-yard passer, a 1,500-yard rusher and two 1,000-yard receivers. · At Oregon State, Riley helped Sean Manion become the all-time leading passer in the history of the Pac12 Conference. · Riley is the only active coach who has had multiple players win the Biletnikoff Award as the nation's top receiver. · Running back Jacquizz Rogers was the 2008 Pac-10 Offensive MVP, becoming the first freshman in conference history to win the award. · Coached 2 of the 4 all-time leading passers in Pac-12 history. · Coached 3 of the 8 all-time leading receivers in Pac-12 history. · Coached 3 of the 12 all-time leading rushers in Pac-12 history.

ROLE MODEL

“I'd go so far to say that Riley is role-modeling what we should all be seeking for ourselves; he's well-liked, well-paid, respected, successful, secure and content." - ESPN.com columnist Ted Miller

· Riley is about more than winning, as he is driven to positively impact the lives of every student-athlete he coaches. · Players and coaches alike routinely offer high praise to Riley. · Former player Brandin Cooks: "Coach Riley really cares about his players on and off the field and wants nothing but the best for them in both areas." · Former player and Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh: "When you try to think of the top five people you know in this world, there's no doubt about it that Mike Riley is in that top five. He's just a tremendous person." · Legendary Hall of Fame Coach John Robinson: "If you get to heaven and look around and Mike Riley's not there, you're in the wrong place."

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SPECIAL TEAMS COORDINATOR

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

BRUCE READ

DANNY LANGSDORF

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

MARK BANKER

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· 37 Years of Coaching Experience

· 12 Seasons as an Offensive Coordinator

· 29 Years as a Defensive Coordinator at Both College and NFL Levels

· 4 Years of NFL Coaching Experience

· Coached 70 All-Conference Defenders at Oregon State

· 31 Years of Coaching Experience, including 7 in National Football League · Coached 2005 Lou Groza Award Winner Alexis Serna

· Coached OSU Quarterback Sean Mannion, the Pac-12’s all-time leading passer

· Guided San Diego Chargers special teams units to top 6 NFL rankings

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COACHING STAFF Nebraska’s coaching staff boasts an impressive resume of success and experience. As a collective group, the Huskers’ nine full-time assistants have a combined 214 years of coaching experience giving Nebraska a championship staff in all areas—teaching, development and recruiting. Eight members of the group, including all three coordinators, have experience in the National Football League. Overall, Nebraska’s staff has a combined 33 years of NFL coaching experience.

OFFENSE

DEFENSE

Mike Cavanaugh

Trent Bray

· 30 Years of Coaching Experience, including 2 in the National Football League · Coached 23 all-conference linemen at Oregon State in 10 Years

· 7 Years of Coaching Experience at 3 Power Five Conference schools · First-Team All-Pac 10 Linebacker at Oregon State

Reggie Davis

Hank Hughes

· Coached Oregon State RB Jacquizz Rodgers, the first freshman to be Pac-12 Offensive MVP (2008) · 6 Years in National Football League, 4 as a coach and 2 as a player

· 37 Years of Coaching Experience, including 6 as a defensive coordinator · 2009 Assistant Coach of the Year, Gridiron Club of Greater Boston

Keith Williams

Brian Stewart

· 16 Years of Coaching Experience, including 4 as an offensive coordinator · Coached 8 former wideouts currently in the NFL

· 24 Years of Coaching Experience, including 8 in the National Football League · 7 Years as a Defensive Coordinator, including 2 seasons leading the Dallas Cowboys defense

Offensive Line

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Linebackers

Defensive Line

Defensive Backs

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Heisman Trophy winners; Eric Crouch (2001), Mike Rozier (1983) and Johnny Rodgers (1972) Five National Titles (1970, 1971, 1994, 1995 and 1997)

Winning Tradition

· Nebraska has more wins than any other program in college football over the past 60 years · Nebraska ranks fourth all-time in victories and seventh in winning percentage · Nebraska has had three Heisman Trophy winners and a nation-leading nine Outland Trophy recipients

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

ALL-TIME BOWL APPEARANCES

· Nebraska is the only school with two or more players selected every year of the Common Era NFL Draft · Nebraska Football has 23 members of the College Football Hall of Fame

Nation-leading 320 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans across all sports NCAA-record 340 consecutive sellouts in Memorial Stadium dating back to 1962

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...LIKE NEBRASKA ALL-TIME VICTORIES MICHIGAN

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TEXAS

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NEBRASKA

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OHIO STATE

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Left: Nebraska’s sellout streak began under Coach Bob Devaney in 1962. Right: Nebraska earned its fifth national championship in 1997, capping a run of three national titles in four seasons.


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CHAMPIONSHIP TRADITION

FIVE NATIONAL TITLES SINCE 1970 ALABAMA

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MIAMI

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OKLAHOMA

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NATIONAL TITLES Nebraska ranks among college football’s elite with five national championships, all since 1970. The Huskers are one of only three programs to win at least five national championships since 1970. In addition, Nebraska has played for a national title on four other occasions.

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1971

RECORD: 11-0-1 Orange Bowl · #3 Nebraska 17, #5 LSU 12

RECORD: 13-0 Orange Bowl · #1 Nebraska 38, #2 Alabama 6

“It was everything I thought it would be and more. Nebraska just treats people the way you want to be treated. The minute you get here, you feel that love that people have for you. You feel that atmosphere that champions have, and you embrace everything you know it will take for you to get there yourself.” Will Shields, 2011 College Football Hall of Fame Member

1994

RECORD: 13-0 Orange Bowl · #1 Nebraska 24, #3 Miami 17

1995

RECORD: 12-0 Fiesta Bowl · #1 Nebraska 62, #2 Florida 24

1997 RECORD: 13-0

Orange Bowl · #2 Nebraska 42, #3 Tennessee 17

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FOUR CORNER INSCRIPTIONS

“In Commendation of the men of Nebraska who served and fell in the Nations Wars.” Inscription on Southeast Corner

“Courage; Generosity; Fairness; Honor; In these are the true awards of manly sport.” Inscription on Northwest Corner

MEMORIAL STADIUM “Cathedral of College Football”

Memorial Stadium is one of the most iconic venues in all of collegiate sports. The Home of the Huskers since 1923, Memorial Stadium is universally ranked among the best in college football. The historic stadium has continued to grow and improve with age. Nebraska has averaged more than 90,000 fans each of the past two seasons to rank in the top 10 in the nation. Nebraska has continued its unmatched sellout streak, packing Memorial Stadium for all 340 home games since 1962. Nearly 26 million fans have passed through the gates of Memorial Stadium during the ongoing sellout streak.

The Facts

Dedicated: Oct. 20, 1923 · Original Capacity: 31,000 · Current Capacity: 87,000 · Largest Crowd: 91,585 vs. Miami, Sept. 20, 2014 · Sold Out Since: Nov. 3, 1962 · All-Time Record: 403-120-13 · College Sports Network, No. 1 Stadium in College Football, 2013 · USA Today, Top Five Stadiums in College Football, 2014


“Their Lives they held their countrys trust; They kept its faith; They died its heroes.”

“Not the victory but the action; Not the goal but the game; In the deed the glory.” Inscription on Southwest Corner

Inscription on Northeast Corner

CONSECUTIVE SELLOUTS NEBRASKA

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NOTRE DAME

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OREGON

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“An imposing stadium that dominates Lincoln, few places are more intimidating for visiting teams to enter. The small touches and exterior are carefully constructed in a classy way and the sellout streak dating back to 1962 certainly adds to the venue’s lore.” NFL.com


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FOOTBALL FACILITIES The University of Nebraska provides its football student-athletes with every resource needed to be successful, including world-class facilities. All of the football facilities are conveniently located inside the Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex, within steps of Memorial Stadium.

LOCKER ROOM

Nebraska’s locker room is located immediately adjacent to the strength training, athletic medicine and equipment room facilities. The locker room design allows players ample personal space and storage. Each solid maple locker has a unique ventilation system, and a personalized iPad, allowing student-athletes to stay connected while in the locker room.

Hawks Championship Center

The Hawks Championship Center is connected to the Osborne Athletic Complex by an indoor skybridge. The 81,200-square foot Hawks Championship Center provides a fullsized indoor practice field with a FieldTurf playing surface identical to Memorial Stadium. The Huskers also have access to a second indoor facility, the Cook Pavilion, located adjacent the outdoor practice fields.

Historical Displays

Nebraska’s rich football tradition is on display throughout the Osborne Athletic Complex and Memorial Stadium. Five national championship trophies are prominently displayed in the main lobby of the facility and the Cornhuskers’ three Heisman winners and other major award winners are prominently featured.

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Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Facility

The Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Facility consists of two full-size playing fields, one with FieldTurf and the other with natural grass. The practice fields are connected to the Hawks Championship Center, giving Nebraska three practice fields for maximum efficiency during practice.

Nebraska Football Players’ Lounge

Nebraska players have a dedicated lounge to enjoy during their down time. The comfortable lounge area features all the latest technology and includes a display to highlight Nebraska’s rich NFL tradition.

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HUSKER POWER

The University of Nebraska has long been recognized as being the national leader in the area of strength and conditioning. Nebraska was the first NCAA school to have a paid strength and conditioning coach, the first to lift weights in-season, the first to hold an official summer conditioning class for student-athletes and the first to offer a degree for strength coaching. Husker Power is a nationally recognized brand and a source of pride for Nebraska Football. Nebraska football student-athletes train throughout the year in the Ndamukong Suh Strength and Conditioning Center, one of the nation’s finest facilities of its kind. Built in 2006, the facility is one of the largest in the country and is a unique, state-of-the-art complex. The facility gives Husker student-athletes a technological and strategic advantage by combining stateof-the-art strength training innovation with top-notch coaching and programming. The Ndamukong Suh Strength and Conditioning Center contains a field turf agility track adjacent to the strength training equipment allowing for high impact strength programming on different dynamic surfaces. The strength and conditioning staff consists of five full-time staff members, led by Head Football Strength Coach Mark Philipp. The staff works with Husker football student-athletes teaching proper strength and conditioning techniques, allowing them to reach their maximum potential. The latest upgrade to the Ndamukong Suh Strength and Conditioning Center took place in the summer of 2015. The facelift nearly doubled the number of lifting platforms and included new equipment and new apparel. The layout changes allow the strength staff to redesign and implement a program that accommodates each individual athlete with the most beneficial exercises in an efficient period of time. Components considered in the new weight room layout included accommodating a larger number of athletes per group and the time and space required to enhance performance and reduce the risk of injury.

“This incredible facility helped me earn all the honors I was so privileged to receive while I was at Nebraska...There is not a better strength and conditioning program in the country.� Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska All-American (2009)

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HUSKERS IN THE NFL Nebraska has one of the most impressive records of placing players in the National Football League. More than 300 Husker players have went on to NFL careers. Over the past two decades, Nebraska ranks second among Big Ten Conference schools in players selected in the NFL Draft. As of June 20, Nebraska had 30 players on NFL rosters, including 12 players with four or more years of experience. Nebraska is represented on the rosters of 19 NFL teams.

Husker NFL Facts

· Nebraska had three players selected in the 2015 NFL Draft. Nebraska is the only school in the Common Draft Era (since 1967) to have multiple players taken every year in the NFL Draft. · Since 1997, Nebraska ranks second in the Big Ten Conference with 84 NFL draftees. In that time, 52 Blackshirt defenders have been picked in the Draft. · Since 1990, Nebraska has had 28 defensive backs, 20 defensive linemen and 18 offensive lineman chosen in the NFL Draft. · Nebraska ranks among the nation’s leaders with four kickers/punters taken in NFL Draft since 1999. · Nebraska is regularly among the most represented schools at the NFL Scouting Combine. NU had nine players at the Combine in 2011, the second-most in the country. Nearly every NFL franchise regularly attends the Huskers’ Pro Day in Lincoln (right). · Nebraska leads the nation with 22 consecutive years with a player on a Super Bowl roster.

PRINCE AMUKAMARA New York Giants CornerbacK

35 CAREER STARTS SUPER BOWL XLVI CHAMPION

JARED CRICK

LAVONTE DAVID

56 Tackles in 2014 Made 15 Starts in 2014

430 Tackles in three NFL Seasons 6 INT, 10 sacks

Houston Texans Defensive End

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Linebacker

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OHIO STATE 84

NEBRASKA

ROY HELU JR.

WISCONSIN

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MICHIGAN

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IOWA

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PENN STATE

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NILES PAUL

NDAMUKONG SUH

OAKLAND RAIDERS RUNNING BACK

WASHINGTON REDSKINS TIGHT End

MIAMI DOLPHINS Defensive TACKLE

1,132 Rushing Yards, 1,152 Receiving Yards In Four NFL Seasons

53 Career Receptions 39 Catches for 507 Yards in 2014

Four-Time All-Pro Selection 2010 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year 36 Career Sacks


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HUSKERS IN THE NFL

AMEER ABDULLAH Detroit Lions, Running Back 2015 Second-Round Pick

Kenny Bell

ZAIRE ANDERSON

Denver Broncos, Linebacker First Season in NFL

Zack Bowman

Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Wide Receiver 2015 Fifth-Round Pick

Miami Dolphins, Cornerback 12 Career INT, 198 Career Tackles in Seven NFL Seasons

Will Compton

ALFONZO DENNARD

Washington Redskins, Linebacker Played in all 16 games with five starts in 2014, 60 Tackles in 2014

90 Tackles, 5 INT, 7PBU in Three NFL Seasons

Jason Ankrah

Houston Texans, Linebacker Second Season

Josh Brown

New York Giants, Place-Kicker Ranks Sixth Among Active Players in Scoring (1,219 Points) 82.7 Career FG Percentage

Quincy Enunwa

New York Jets, Wide Receiver Second Season in NFL

Larry Asante

Oakland Raiders, Safety Played in 23 Career Games

Rex Burkhead

Cincinnati Bengals, Running Back Played in Nine Games in Second NFL Season in 2014

Randy Gregory

Dallas Cowboys, Linebacker 2015 Second-Round Draft Pick

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Stanley Jean-Baptiste

Marcel Jones

New Orleans Saints, Cornerback Played in Four Games as Rookie in 2014

Baltimore Ravens, Offensive Tackle Fourth NFL Season in 2015

Eric Martin

Josh Mitchell

New England Patriots, Linebacker Has Played in 29 Games in First Two NFL Seasons, 14 Career Tackles

Indianapolis Colts Cornerback First Season in NFL

Sam Koch

Baltimore Ravens, Punter Member of Super Bowl XLVII Champions

Brent Qvale

New York Jets, Offensive Tackle Second Season in NFL

Spencer Long

Washington Redskins, Offensive Guard Played in Five Games as a Rookie in 2014

Trevor Roach

Cincinnati Bengals, Linebacker First Season in NFL

“Without playing at Nebraska, I don’t know that I would have went to the NFL…Once you sweat, struggle and cry with some of these guys, they’re going to be your teammates forever…I always want to be affiliated with Nebraska.” Carl Nicks Tampa Bay Buccaneers, OG, 2011 Pro Bowl Selection

Mohammed Seisay Detroit Lions, Cornerback Second NFL Season 5 Tackles in 2014

Jeremiah Sirles

San Diego Chargers, Offensive Line Played in Two Games as a Rookie in 2014

Matt Slauson

Chicago Bears, Offensive Guard 69 Career Starts in Six NFL Seasons

Daimion Stafford

Tennessee Titans, Safety Played in 31 Games in Two NFL Seasons 40 Career Tackles

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FORMER NFL GREATS 2015 marks a special year for former Nebraska greats. A pair of former Huskers, Will Shields and Mick Tingelhoff, are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015. The duo joins Bob Brown, Guy Chamberlin and Will (Roy) Lyman as Huskers in the Hall of Fame. The five Hall of Fame members highlight a rich tradition of professional success for Nebraska players.

ALL-TIME NFL DRAFT PICKS

WILL SHIELDS

Offensive Guard, 1993-2006 (Kansas City Chiefs) 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee 12 Consecutive Pro Bowl Appearances Chief Records for Games Played (224) and Starts (223) 2003 NFL Man of the Year

Mick Tingelhoff

Center, 1962-1978 (Minnesota Vikings) 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee Started in Four Super Bowls Six-Time Pro Bowl Selection Played in 240 consecutive games

USC

493

NOTRE DAME

486

OHIO STATE

418

OKLAHOMA

373

NEBRASKA

353

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HUSKERS WITH 10 YEARS IN THE NFL

Player Teams Bob Brown Eagles, Rams, Raiders Josh Brown Seahawks, Rams, Jets, Bengals, Giants Kris Brown Steelers, Texans, Chargers, Cowboys Bears, Chiefs Mike Brown Ralph Brown Giants, Vikings, Browns, Cardinals Correll Buckhalter Eagles, Broncos Roger Craig 49ers, Raiders, Vikings John Dutton Colts, Cowboys Rams, Bills, Packers Vince Ferragamo Pat Fischer Cardinals, Redskins Patriots, Dolphins, Eagles, Redskins Irving Fryar Ahman Green Seahawks, Packers, Texans Willie Harper 49ers Russ Hochstein Patriots, Broncos Ed Husmann Cardinals, Cowboys, Oilers Bills Chris Kelsay Roy Lyman Canton, Cleveland, Frankford, Bears

Mike Minter

Safety, 1997-2006 (Carolina Panthers) All-Time leading tackler in Panthers history (790) Played in Super Bowl XXXVIII

Grant Wistrom

Defensive End, 1998-2006 (Rams, Seahawks) Sixth Overall Pick in 1998 NFL Draft 53 career sacks Three Super Bowl Appearances

Years 1964-73 2003-Present 1999-10 2000-09 2000-09 2001-10 1983-93 1974-87 1977-86 1961-77 1984-00 1998-09 1973-83 2001-10 1953-65 2003-12 1922-34

Mike Brown

Safety, 2000-09 (Bears, Chiefs) 20 Career Interceptions 2001 First-Team All-Pro 2005 Pro Bowl Selection

Neil Smith

Defensive Tackle, 1988-2000 (Chiefs, Broncos, Chargers) Second Overall Pick in 1988 NFL Draft Six-Time Pro Bowl Selection 104.5 career sacks Two Super Bowl Championships with Denver Broncos

Ron McDole Mike Minter Bob Nelson Bob Newton John Parrella Dominic Raiola Cory Schlesinger Scott Shanle Will Shields Neil Smith Broderick Thomas Mick Tingelhoff Adam Treu Kyle Vanden Bosch Zach Wiegert Jamie Williams Jimmy Williams Keith Wortman

Cardinals, Oilers, Bills, Redskins Panthers Bills, Seahawks, Raiders Bears, Seahawks Bills, Chargers, Raiders Lions Lions, Dolphins Rams, Cowboys, Saints Chiefs Chiefs, Broncos, Chargers Buccaneers, Lions, Vikings, Cowboys Vikings Raiders Cardinals, Titans, Lions Rams, Panthers, Jaguars, Texans Cardinals, Oilers, 49ers, Raiders Lions, Vikings, Buccaneers Packers, Cardinals

Ahman Green

Running Back, 1998-2009 (Seahawks, Packers, Texans, Packers) Four-Time Pro Bowl Selection Green Bay Packers All-Time leading rusher with 8,322 Yards; 9,205 total rushing yards, 74 total touchdowns

Roger Craig

Running Back, 1983-93 (49ers, Raiders, Vikings) 8,189 Career Rushing Yards 566 Career Receptions Three-Time Super Bowl Champion Pro Football Hall of Fame Finalist Four-Time Pro Bowl Selection

1961-78 1997-06 1975-85 1971-82 1993-04 2001-14 1995-06 2003-12 1993-06 1988-00 1989-98 1962-78 1997-06 2001-12 1995-06 1983-94 1982-93 1972-81

BOB BROWN

Offensive Tackle, 1964-73 (Eagles, Rams, Raiders) 2004 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee Seven-Time First-Team All-NFL Selection Six-Time Pro Bowl Selection Second Overall Pick in 1964 NFL Draft

Pat Fischer

Cornerback, 1961-77 (Redskins, Cardinals) Three-Time Pro-Bowl Selection Ranks 17th in NFL history with 56 career interceptions


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HEISMAN TRADITION Three Nebraska players have been awarded college football’s highest individual honor—the Heisman Memorial Trophy. Receiver/returner Johnny Rodgers was Nebraska’s first winner in 1972, running back Mike Rozier captured the Heisman in 1983 and quarterback Eric Crouch was awarded the trophy in 2001. In 2009, Ndamukong Suh finished fourth in the Heisman voting and was the first defensive lineman to be a finalist for the award in 15 seasons.

2001

ERIC CROUCH

2001 Walter Camp Player of the Year 2001 Davey O’Brien Award 2001 First-Team All-American Only quarterback in Nebraska history to pass for 4,000 yards and rush for 3,000 yards Third-Round NFL Draft Pick, St. Louis Rams (2002)

1983

MIKE ROZIER

1983 Maxwell Award 1983 Walter Camp Player of the Year Two-Time First-Team All-American (1982, 1983) School-Record 4,780 Career Rushing Yards 2,148 Yards and 29 TDs in 1983 First-Round NFL/USFL Draft Pick, Houston/Pittsburgh (1984) Two-Time NFL Pro Bowl Selection Houston Oilers (1987, 1988) College Football Hall of Fame (2006)

HEISMAN TROPHIES SINCE 1970 USC

4

OHIO STATE

4

NEBRASKA

3

1972

JOHNNY RODGERS

1972 Walter Camp Player of the Year Two-Time First-Team All-American (1971, 1972) Two National Championship Teams (1970, 1971) 143 Catches for NU record 2,479 Yards First-Round NFL Draft Pick, San Diego Chargers (1973) College Football Hall of Fame (2000)

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AWARD WINNING LEGACY Husker players have won a nation-leading nine Outland Trophies, five Lombardi Awards and three Walter Camp Player-of-the-Year Awards. In 2009, Ndamukong Suh was named the Associated Press Player of the Year and swept the Outland, Lombardi, Nagurski and Bednarik awards.

HEISMAN TROPHY

RIMINGTON TROPHY

BUTKUS AWARD

DAVEY O’BRIEN AWARD

BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY

WALTER CAMP PLAYER-OF-THEYEAR AWARD

JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD

OUTLAND TROPHY

BEDNARIK AWARD

LOMBARDI AWARD

Johnny Rodgers (1972) Mike Rozier (1983) Eric Crouch (2001)

Ndamukong Suh (2009)

Dominic Raiola (2000)

Trev Alberts (1993)

Tommie Frazier (1995)

Johnny Rodgers (1972) Mike Rozier (1983) Eric Crouch (2001)

MAXWELL AWARD Mike Rozier (1983)

Ndamukong Suh (2009)

Rich Glover (1972) Dave Rimington (1982) Dean Steinkuhler (1983) Grant Wistrom (1997) Ndamukong Suh (2009)

Eric Crouch (2001)

Larry Jacobson (1971) Rich Glover (1972) Dave Rimington (1981) Dave Rimington (1982) Dean Steinkuhler (1983) Will Shields (1992) Zach Wiegert (1994) Aaron Taylor (1997) Ndamukong Suh (2009)

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ALL-TIME GREATS Following the 1949 season, the N Club voted to retire jersey No. 60 in honor of Tom “Train Wreck” Novak’s stellar career with the Cornhuskers. Novak, the first Nebraska player to earn this honor, had been a four-time All-Big Seven choice and a 1949 All-American. For 55 years, Novak was the only NU player to have the distinction of a retired number. In 2004, that finally changed as College and Pro Football Hall of Famer Bob Brown’s No. 64 joined Novak’s hallowed No. 60 among the only two permanently retired numbers at Nebraska. All major national award winners at Nebraska automatically have their jerseys retired, but their numbers will still be available to active Huskers. Nebraska’s group of 17 players with retired jerseys certainly ranks among the best in the nation. Huskers who have earned the distinction of jersey retirement include three Heisman Trophy winners (Johnny Rodgers, Mike Rozier, Eric Crouch), eight Outland Trophy winners with nine awards (Larry Jacobson, Rich Glover, Dave Rimington (2), Dean Steinkuhler, Will Shields, Zach Wiegert, Aaron Taylor, Ndamukong Suh), five Lombardi Award winners (Rich Glover, Dave Rimington, Dean Steinkuhler, Grant Wistrom, Ndamukong Suh), one Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award winner (Tommie Frazier), one Davey O’Brien Award winner (Eric Crouch), one Butkus Award winner (Trev Alberts) one Rimington Trophy winner (Dominic Raiola), one Bednarik Award Winner (Ndamukong Suh) and one Nagurski trophy (Ndamukong Suh). Nebraska football has 17 players who have been honored with the distinction of having their jerseys retired. Those players have combined for 23 All-America awards and eight are members of the College Football Hall of Fame.

1993 Butkus Award winner Trev Alberts is one of 17 players with their jersey retired at Nebraska. Alberts is the most recent Husker selected to the College Football Hall of Fame and will be inducted in December.

YEAR RETIRED

JERSEY

PLAYER, POSITION

MAJOR AWARDS

1949

No. 60*

Tom Novak, C

Four-Time All-Conference, AllAmerican

1972

No. 20

Johnny Rodgers, WB

1972 Heisman/Walter Camp, College Hall of Fame

1972

No. 79

Rich Glover, MG

1972 Outland/Lombardi, College Hall of Fame

1982

No. 50

Dave Rimington, C

1981, 1982 Lombardi/1982 Outland, College Hall of Fame

1983

No. 30

Mike Rozier, IB

1983 Heisman/Maxwell/Walter Camp, College Hall of Fame

1983

No. 71

Dean Steinkuhler, OG

1983 Outland/Lombardi

1994

No. 75

Larry Jacobson, DT

1971 Outland, College Hall of Fame

1994

No. 75

Will Shields, OG

1992 Outland

1994

No. 34

Trev Alberts, OLB

1993 Butkus

1995

No. 74

Zach Wiegert, OT

1994 Outland

1996

No. 15

Tommie Frazier, QB

1995 Johnny Unitas, College Hall of Fame

1998

No. 67

Aaron Taylor, OG/C

1997 Outland

1998

No. 98

Grant Wistrom, RE

1997 Lombardi, College Hall of Fame

2002

No. 54

Dominic Raiola, C

2000 Rimington

2002

No. 7

Eric Crouch, QB

2001 Heisman/Walter Camp

2004

No. 64*

Bob Brown, OG

College and Pro Football Hall of Fame

2010

No. 93

Ndamukong Suh, DT

Outland, Lombardi, Bednarik and Nagurski

* Permanently retired numbers

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BOWL TRADITION Nebraska has long been a regular fixture during the bowl season. The Cornhuskers’ 51 bowl appearances rank third in college football history.

Husker Bowl Facts

· Nebraska ranks in the top 10 nationally with 25 victories in bowl games. · During the past 35 years, Nebraska has played in nine Orange Bowls, five Fiesta Bowls, two Sugar Bowls and one Rose Bowl. · Nebraska has appeared in 14 different bowl games in its history. The Big Ten Conference has a diverse bowl lineup that includes affiliations with 12 different postseason locations from coast to coast. · First-year Nebraska Coach Mike Riley has an impressive 6-2 record in bowl games.

Nebraska made its most recent bowl trip to the Holiday Bowl against USC in December of 2014. Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. set a Nebraska bowl record for total offense in the contest. In addition to the game, team activities include a visit to the World Famous San Diego Zoo, Sea World and a Navy & Marine Corps Luncheon aboard the USS Essex.

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NU-13 SOUTH CAROLINA-30

1965 COTTON BOWL 1972 ORANGE BOWL 1979 ORANGE BOWL 1993 ORANGE BOWL NU-14 FLORIDA ST.-27

NU-31 TENNESSEE-21

2009 GATOR BOWL NU-14 AUBURN-17

2014 HOLIDAY BOWL

2014 GATOR BOWL NU-24 GEORGIA-19

NU-23 MICHIGAN-27

2000 FIESTA BOWL

1998 HOLIDAY BOWL

2005 ALAMO BOWL

2007 COTTON BOWL

NU-20 ARIZONA-23

NU-32 MICHIGAN-28

NU-38 ALABAMA-6

NU-24 OKLAHOMA-31

1986 FIESTA BOWL

1977 LIBERTY BOWL 1992 ORANGE BOWL

1985 SUGAR BOWL

NU-28 LSU-10

NU-0 MIAMI-22

NU-42 TENNESSEE-17

NU-17 MICHIGAN ST.-3

NU-31 GEORGIA-45

NU-17 LSU-12

NU-21 NORTH CAROLINA-17

NU-21 GA TECH-45

NU-41 VA TECH-21

NU-7 ARKANSAS-10

NU-13 AUBURN-7

1971 ORANGE BOWL

1969 SUN BOWL 1976 ASTRO-BLUEBONNET BOWL

1991 CITRUS BOWL

1984 ORANGE BOWL

NU-30 MIAMI-31

1998 ORANGE BOWL

1996 ORANGE BOWL

2012 CAPITAL ONE BOWL

NU-24 OLE MISS-27

1964 ORANGE BOWL

1962 GOTHAM BOWL

1955 ORANGE BOWL 1967 SUGAR BOWL 1975 FIESTA BOWL 1990 FIESTA BOWL

1983 ORANGE BOWL

1966 ORANGE BOWL 1996 FIESTA BOWL 2002 INDEPENDENCE BOWL

NU-7 WASHINGTON-19

NU-21 LSU-20

NU-45 GEORGIA-6

NU-27 TEXAS TECH-24

NU-17 FLORIDA ST.-41

NU-62 FLORIDA-24

NU-14 MIAMI-37

2010 HOLIDAY BOWL

2009 HOLIDAY BOWL

NU-66 NORTHWESTERN-17

NU-15 CLEMSON-22

NU-14 ARIZONA ST.-17

NU-3 MIAMI-23

NU-24 MIAMI-17

2002 ROSE BOWL

2000 ALAMO BOWL

NU-16 FLORIDA ST.-18

NU-33 ARIZONA-0

NU-13 FLORIDA-10

NU-28 FLORIDA ST.-31

1995 ORANGE BOWL

1994 ORANGE BOWL

NU-30 LSU-15

NU-7 ALABAMA-34

2003 ALAMO BOWL

NU-31 MISS ST.-17

NU-28 ALABAMA-39

NU-36 MIAMI-34

NU-7 DUKE-34

2013 CAPITAL ONE BOWL

NU-19 TEXAS-3

1988 FIESTA BOWL

1980 SUN BOWL

NU-14 HOUSTON-17

1987 SUGAR BOWL

1980 COTTON BOWL

NU-40 NOTRE DAME-6

NU-13 STANFORD-21

1989 ORANGE BOWL

1974 COTTON BOWL

1973 ORANGE BOWL

BOWL APPEARANCES 17 Orange Bowl Fiesta Bowl 6 Sugar Bowl 4 4 Cotton Bowl Holiday Bowl 4 Alamo Bowl 3 Capital One Bowl 3 Gator Bowl 2 Rose Bowl 2 Sun Bowl 2 Independence Bowl 1 Liberty Bowl 1 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl 1 1 Gotham Bowl

1975 SUGAR BOWL

Nebraska Bowl Bids

1982 ORANGE BOWL

The images on this page represent the bowl program covers from each of Nebraska’s 51 bowl games. The Huskers’ rich tradition dates back 75 years to their first bowl appearance in the 1941 Rose Bowl.

1941 ROSE BOWL

Covering the Bowls

NU-42 USC-45

NU-26 CLEMSON-21

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MEDIA ATTENTION

Nebraska players and coaches are routinely in the local, regional and national media spotlight. The Huskers are covered by one of the nation’s largest media corps on a daily basis.

Nebraska in the Spotlight

· As part of the Big Ten media agreements, all Nebraska football games are televised nationally. · BTN is currently in more than 60 million homes nationwide, with more 70 percent of the viewers outside of the Big Ten Conference footprint. BTN’s coverage of Big Ten football includes nearly 50 live games annually, regular studio shows and original programming. · BTN placed second only to ESPN in college football viewership in 2014. · The Big Ten Conference also has expansive television deals with ESPN and ABC, giving the conference unmatched national exposure. · The Huskers’ matchup with USC in the 2014 Holiday Bowl garnered the best television ratings for the Holiday Bowl since 2005. · Nebraska appeared in the first ever television broadcast of a college game by NBC on Sept. 19, 1953. Since then, Nebraska has appeared on TV more than 350 times. · Nebraska football games can be heard statewide on the Husker Sports Network, and nationally on Huskers.com, SiriusXM and the TuneIn radio app. · The Husker football program is one of the most followed college sports programs on the web and social media. Approximately 4 million fans per month visit Huskers.com during football season and Nebraska has nearly 600,000 likes on Facebook, and more than 200,000 on Twitter. Head Coach Mike Riley’s introductory press conference was attended by nearly 100 media members and shown nationally on BTN. Since his hiring, Riley has had appearances on ESPN during the Holiday Bowl, took part in ESPN’s coverage of the College Football Playoff from the network’s studios in Connecticut and made several appearances on BTN. Husker players are featured prominently throughout the season through local, regional and national media outlets.

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“The Nebraska brand has developed in such a way as other names like Oklahoma, Texas, Southern Cal. It’s one of those programs that when you put them up against a quality opponent, it’s a national game.” Big Ten Conference Commissioner Jim Delany

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“There are no words to describe the feeling of making a Tunnel Walk and winning a game in Memorial Stadium. The Tunnel Walk is the single-most exciting part of our games. The anticipation leading up to a football game and that fire you feel in your belly.” Kenny Bell, Nebraska’s all-time leading receiver

GAME DAY ATMOSPHERE Game days at Nebraska are unlike any in college football. Fans line the streets of Lincoln waiting to enter the “Sea of Red,” while the marching band parades up Stadium Drive as thousands of red-clad fans look on. The Huskers emerge from the famous “Tunnel Walk” to the sound of “Sirius” and the fans stay at a frenzied pitch until the final play of the game when they graciously cheer for the opposing players as they exit the field. The Tunnel Walk, which began in 1994, has become an integral part of Memorial Stadium’s game-day experience. It was created as a way for fans to share in the excitement of the team emerging from the locker room, something only a few could do before HuskerVision’s cameras and big screens came to Memorial Stadium. The sounds of the Alan Parsons Project’s “Sirius,” and the roar of more than 90,000 frenzied fans rock the stadium as the Huskers burst through the locker room doors and into the tunnel on their way to the Memorial Stadium FieldTurf. For as long as anyone can remember, the Huskers have touched a lucky horseshoe on their way from the locker room to the field. The horseshoe hangs above the door as Nebraska leaves the North Stadium.

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“I’ll tell you the biggest difference between the state of Nebraska and any other state in football. I think the fan’s loyalty, the noise factor that’s on the field and the Sea of Red when you look out.” Brent Musburger, ESPN/ABC Commentator

“There is nothing like playing at Memorial Stadium. I don’t care what other people say. Everything combined, the atmosphere, the whole town is here. When you are walking through there, you have tears in your eyes because of the sheer adrenaline rush. You can’t control it and your eyes start watering and you start shaking.” Spencer Long, Nebraska All-American and Academic All-American

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DEVOTED FANS

“No fan base has more passion or dedication. It is ALWAYS about the football at Nebraska. And that’s what makes this place a college football Holy Land.” Tom Dienhart, Big Ten Network

Nebraska fans are perhaps the most loyal in college football. The entire state follows the Huskers, along with a truly national fan base. Cornhusker fans have packed Memorial Stadium for every home game since 1962. In 2009, Nebraska celebrated its 300th consecutive home sellout, a NCAA record streak that stands at 340 games entering the 2015 season. Nebraska has ranked in the top 10 nationally in home attendance the past two seasons, averaging better than 90,000 fans per game in both 2013 and 2014. In 2014, Nebraska had season ticket holders from 49 of 50 states. Husker fans bring their show on the road as well. Red-clad Nebraska fans have traveled in the tens of thousands to bowl games and road games for decades. Opposing stadiums throughout the Big Ten began to see the invasion of Big Red fans in 2011. Every entrance at Memorial Stadium welcomes Nebraska fans with the following phrase: “Through these gates pass the Greatest Fans in College Football.”

“I think Nebraska fans are the greatest fans in college football, no question in my mind. The enthusiasm here is as good as any place, but the integrity here of the fans is the best in America.” Lee Corso, ESPN College Football Analyst

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WALK-ONS

“Loyalty. Motivation. Willingness to Sacrifice.” Tom Osborne, Hall of Fame Coach from 1973 to 1997 and Nebraska’s Athletic Director from 2007 to 2012, has used those words to describe Nebraska’s walk-on program. The tradition of the Cornhusker walk-on program is one-of-a-kind in college football. Hundreds of young men from towns in all corners of the state have come to Nebraska with big dreams. Many players have excelled beyond their biggest dreams. Head Coach Mike Riley has embraced the Nebraska walk-on tradition since day one as the Cornhuskers’ coach, and he also relied on walk-ons during his tenure at Oregon State.

Nebraska Walk-ons in the NFL

Player Brian Blankenship Stewart Bradley Alex Henery Sam Koch Mitch Krenk Bill Lafleur Kyle Larson Rodney Lewis Spencer Long Allen Lyday Joel Makovicka Steve Manstedt Jim McFarland John Parrella Keith Neubert Derrie Nelson Greg Orton Jerrell Pippens Jarvis Redwine Trevor Roach Tim Rother Kelly Saalfeld Mark Schellen Josh Sewell Scott Shanle Anthony Steels Shane Swanson Jared Tomich Adam Treu Dennis Watkins Jimmy Williams Toby Williams

Lettered 1983-85 2003-06 2007-10 2003-06 1981-82 1995-98 2001-03 1979-81 2011-13 1981-82 1995-98 1971-73 1968-69 1990-92 1987 1978-80 1983-84 2000-03 1979-80 2011-14 1986-87 1977-79 1982-83 2002-03 1999-02 1979-81 1982-84 1994-96 1994-96 1984-85 1979-81 1980-82

Pos. OL LB PK/P P TE P P DB OL DB FB DE TE DL TE DE OL DB RB LB DT C FB C LB WR WR DE OL CB DE DL

Hometown NFL Career Omaha, Neb. Steelers, 1987-91 Salt Lake City Cardinals, Eagles, Broncos, 2007-13 Omaha, Neb. Eagles, Lions, 2011-14 Seward, Neb. Ravens, 2007-present Nebraska City, Neb. Bears, 1984-85 Battle Creek, Neb. Chargers, 49ers, 2002-04 Funk, Neb. Bengals, 2004-08 Minneapolis, Minn. Saints, 1982-86 Elkhorn, Neb. Redskins, 2014-present Wichita, Kan. Oilers, 1984-87 Brainard, Neb. Cardinals, 1999-2002 Wahoo, Neb. Redskins, 1976 North Platte Cardinals, Dolphins, 1970-75 Grand Island Bills, Chargers, Raiders, Rams, 1993-05 Atkinson, Wis. N.Y. Jets, 1988-91 Fairmont, Neb. Chargers, 1983-85 Nebraska City Lions, 1987 Philadelphia, Pa. Bears, Chargers, 2004-05 Inglewood, Calif. Vikings, 1981-83 Elkhorn, Neb. Bengals, 2015-present Bellevue, Neb. Raiders, 1989-90 Columbus, Neb. Packers, Giants, 1980 Omaha, Neb. Chargers, 1985 Lincoln, Neb. Broncos, 2004-05 St. Edward, Neb. Rams, Cowboys, Saints, 2003-12 Riverside, Calif. Bills, Chargers, 1985-87 Hershey, Neb. Broncos, 1987 St. John, Ind. Saints, Packers, 1997-2002 Lincoln, Neb. Raiders, 1997-2006 Chicago, Ill. Eagles, 1986 Washington, D.C. Lions, Vikings, Buccaneers, 1982-93 Washington, D.C. Patriots, 1983-88

First-TEAM All-America Walk-ons Name, Pos. Derrie Nelson, DE Jarvis Redwine, IB Jimmy Williams, DE Jared Tomich, DE Kyle Larson, P Alex Henery, PK

Year 1980 1980 1981 1995-96 2003 2010

FIRST-TEAM Academic All-America Walk-ons Name, Pos. Kelly Saalfeld, C Ric Lindquist, DB Scott Strasburger, DE Dale Klein, PK Jeff Jamrog, DE Mark Blazek, S David Edeal, C Mike Stigge, P Matt Shaw, TE Joel Makovicka, FB Bill Lafleur, P Austin Cassidy, S Spencer Long, OL

Year 1979 1981 1983-84 1986 1987 1987-88 1990 1991-92 1994 1997-98 1998 2010-11 2013

“Historically, it has been one of the neat things about Nebraska football. The tradition of so many walk-on players and contributions they’ve made to the program. Believe me, I’m all for it.” Mike Riley, Head Football Coach

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“Without a doubt, one of the reasons (walk-ons) why Nebraska football is where it is today.” Jason Peter, from the video Husker Century

Alex Henery

Austin Cassidy

Ron Kellogg III

Jared Tomich

Joel Makovicka

Derrie Nelson

Jarvis Redwine I.M. Hipp

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FOOTBALL FAMILY

Family. It is a word that is synonymous with Nebraska Football. No one takes more pride in the Nebraska football program than its former players. Head Coach Mike Riley and his staff have connected with Nebraska’s former players in their short time leading the Husker program. The family atmosphere of Nebraska football brings together players from all across the United States.

Cornhusker Family

· The 2015 Nebraska roster features players from 26 states, plus Canada, including 61 homegrown Huskers. The Husker roster includes at least five players from six additional states. · Nebraska has signed players from 25 states and Canada in its last four recruiting classes. · Nebraska’s 96 football All-Americans hail from 24 states and the District of Columbia, with homegrown Huskers accounting for 38 All-America awards. · In its 125-year history, Nebraska letterwinners come from 45 states, Washington D.C. and six foreign countries (Australia, Canada, Finland, South Korea, Germany and Mexico).

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Former and current Huskers connect through a variety of N Club activities.

N Club Mission Statement

“There is no in-state player, no out-of-state player, no walkon player and no scholarship player. We were all equals when we got here, and we all came here for the same reason – to contribute to something much bigger than all of us. At Nebraska, all lettermen are the same. We’re hundreds of guys who paid the price to be part of one of the greatest traditions in all of college football. And the greatest honor any of us ever achieved was being able to say: ‘I played for Nebraska!’” Damon Benning, Nebraska I-Back, 1993-96

Provide opportunities to letterwinners from all sports for connection, engagement and involvement through events, special reunions and communication while supporting the athletic, academic and career success of Husker student-athletes.

N Club Advisory Council

Letterwinner alumni meet monthly to provide feedback and assistance with upcoming events insuring a commitment to the N Club mission. Approximately 15 alumni from various sports and generations volunteer to meet with the N Club Director and additional athletic staff.

N Club Programming/Events

Memorial Stadium N Club Gameday Lounge – located in the southeast corner of Memorial Stadium, letterwinner alums and guests with a gameday ticket can enjoy connecting with fellow Huskers, athletic staff and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee members. Open 90 minutes prior to kickoff through halftime, the lounge features snacks, Pepsi products and flat screens to enjoy other games. Social Events – The N Club will host several social functions allowing letterwinner alums from all sports the opportunity to come back to campus, see facilities, meet athletic staff and reconnect. Letterwinner Induction Ceremony – held once each semester, first-time letterwinners are presented with their Husker letter jacket by their Head Coach and a letterwinner alumni. The banquet features comments from past Husker greats along with a special video tribute.

Student-Athlete Engagement Opportunities

Top: Coach Riley and his coaching staff have connected with a number of former players in their short time in Lincoln. Current NFL players Lavonte David, Rex Burkhead and Will Compton, along with 1972 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Rodgers all stopped by spring practice to see the Huskers. Middle: Former Huskers in the NFL gathered after the Giants vs. Redskins during week 4 of the 2014 season.

Striving to connect the past with the present, letterwinner alumni are invited back to campus to participate in the annual Student-Athlete Career Fair, Networking Night and Inner Circle Leadership group. Additionally, letterwinner alumni serve as email mentors providing life and career insights. Letterwinner alumni will also have an opportunity to volunteer with current student-athlete leaders for various service projects including a service abroad trip in May.

Championship Reunions

Championship teams and those finishing at an elite national level are invited back to campus 10 years from the date of the accomplishment. Six teams are scheduled to be honored in 2015 including an event dinner and recognition at a home Husker football game.

Bottom: The 1994 national championship team celebrated the 20th anniversary of Tom Osborne’s first national championship during the 2014 season. Osborne and 1994 assistant coaches Charlie McBride, Ron Brown, George Darlington and Milt Tenopir lead the team onto the field. Opposite page: Nebraska players delivered a “victory shower” to Coach Riley at the conclusion of the spring game.

Nebraska’s first-time letterwinners were honored at a Letterwinner Induction Ceremony following the 2014 season. The banquet includes letterwinner alumni and comments from past Husker greats.

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THE STUDENT-ATHLETE EXPERIEN Nebraska Athletics is one of the few self-sustaining intercollegiate athletic programs in the country. In the 2014-15 fiscal year, Nebraska drew more than 1.3 million fans across all sports through the gates of our world-class facilities. This incredible interest and support enables Nebraska Athletics to invest in the student-athlete experience, as well as the overall game-day experience. Nebraska is a leader in providing all the resources and support necessary for student-athletes to become successful in Academics, Athletics and Life. Nebraska will continue to strategically plan for avenues to strengthen the resources to support more than 600 Husker student-athletes.

LIFE SKILLS

The Husker Life Skills program allows student-athletes to continue their development and impact lives in the community. In 2014-15, Husker student-athletes, such as Zack Darlington, combined for more than 6,500 hours in the community, making an impact on thousands of Nebraskans across the state.

DICK AND PEG HERMAN FAMILY STUDENT LIFE COMPLEX

The Dick and Peg Herman Family Student Life Complex provides a comprehensive learning area for many of the Husker student-athletes. The complex houses the Academics, Life Skills and Compliance offices, and the Walter Scott Technology Center.

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ERIENCE LEWIS TRAINING TABLE

Husker student-athletes have ample places to dine, as the Lewis Training Table is open extended hours for meals, while the North Stadium and Hendricks Training Complexes have areas for supplements for recovery after workouts or for snacks throughout the day.

In August of 2014, the NCAA Division I Board of Directors restructured how member institutions and conferences, including the Big Ten, govern themselves. Nebraska has a great history and tradition of providing first-class benefits and support to our student-athletes like no other. However, this change in governance, and subsequent legislation, has paved the way for Nebraska to enhance the benefits and experiences for our student-athletes even further. A few examples of these enhanced benefits are: · All scholarship student-athletes across all sports will have their scholarship calculated based on the full cost of attendance. · Each student-athlete will receive an Apple MacBook Air laptop computer to enhance their learning opportunities (pictured top left). · Nebraska has increased resources and support in all academic and performance related areas including but not limited to Academic Services, Life Skills, Athletic Medicine, Athletic Training, Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition and Dining Services (Training Table).

STRENGTH

Nebraska’s strength and conditioning has long been at the forefront of college athletics. Under the direction of Boyd Epley, Nebraska has a staff of 12 strength coaches, including football strength coach Mark Philipp, who creates personalized strength and conditioning programs for Husker student-athletes.

ATHLETIC MEDICINE

Nebraska’s Athletic Medicine facilities rank among the nation’s best, while one of the most experienced medical staffs in the nation care for all Husker student-athletes.

· Nebraska created the first-known post-eligibility benefit program, where each student-athlete, who has graduated and exhausted their athletic eligibility, will have the opportunity to pursue with our support an internship, participate in a study abroad program or attend graduate school.

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ACADEMIC SUCCESS Nebraska increased its nation-leading total of CoSIDA Academic All-America awards to 320, adding six Huskers in 2014-15. Junior guard Shavon Shields (Olathe, Kan., Biological Sciences, 3.767 GPA) became NU’s first-ever first-team Academic All-American in men’s basketball. Senior sprinter John Welk (Bismarck, N.D., Nutrition Science, 3.996 GPA), who was Nebraska’s Male Student-Athlete of the Year, led three first-team CoSIDA Academic All-Americans for the men’s track and field program. Welk, who was honored as the Academic AllAmerican of the Year in men’s track and field, was joined by Levi Gipson (Lincoln, Neb., Nutrition, Exercise and Health Science, 3.950 GPA) and Drew Wiseman (Bismarck, N.D., Electrical Engineering, 3.959 GPA). Junior gymnast Ethan Lottman (Omaha, Neb., Art, 3.995 GPA) earned second-team Academic All-America status. Sophomore outfielder Ryan Boldt (Red Wing, Minn., Nutrition Science, 3.785 GPA) was a third-team Academic All-American in baseball. In 2014-15, Lottman was one of three Huskers to win the NCAA Elite 89 Award, presented to the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average participating at the finals site for each of the NCAA’s 89 championship events. Nebraska’s other two recipients of the prestigious award were Wiseman and senior thrower Will Lohman (Chewelah, Wash., Criminology and Criminal Justice, 4.000 GPA) who claimed the honors in indoor and outdoor men’s track and field, respectively. Graduation is the ultimate achievement, and 118 Husker student-athletes earned undergraduate and graduate degrees in three commencement exercises at Pinnacle Bank Arena in 2014-15. At the conclusion of the academic year, Nebraska student-athletes posted an impressive 3.155 cumulative GPA.

In April, Nebraska celebrated 25 years of the Student-Athlete Recognition Banquet with “A Night at the Lied” that became the Husker version of the Emmys, Oscars and ESPYs rolled into one. More than 1,400 attended the celebration that was capped with Nebraska Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst (above left) and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany (above right) presenting the Student-Athlete-of-the-Year awards and Big Ten Medals of Honor to Jessie DeZiel (above second from left) and John Welk (above third from left). DeZiel, a senior from Rogers, Minn., was a nine-time All-American for the Nebraska women’s gymnastics team. Welk, a senior from Bismarck, N.D., was a three-time All-American sprinter for the track and field team. Welk was also the 2015 CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year in men’s track and field.

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2014-15 Academic Highlights

320 All-Time CoSIDA Academic All-Americans across all sports (leads nation) ·107 Football CoSIDA Academic All-Americans (leads all sports, all time) ·37 Volleyball CoSIDA Academic All-Americans (leads all women’s sports, all time) ·29 Softball CoSIDA Academic All-Americans (No. 2 among all women’s sports, all time) ·41 Men’s & Women’s Track & Field/Cross Country Combined CoSIDA Academic All-Americans (leads nation since CoSIDA added team in 2002) CoSIDA Academic All-American of the Year in 2014-15 John Welk (Men’s Track & Field) Six CoSIDA Academic All-Americans in 2014-15 (4 first-team, 1 second-team, 1 third-team) First Team: Levi Gipson (Men’s Track & Field), Shavon Shields (Men’s Basketball) John Welk (Men’s Track & Field) Drew Wiseman (Men’s Track & Field) Second Team: Ethan Lottman (Men’s Gymnastics) Third Team: Ryan Boldt (Baseball) Big Ten Postgraduate Scholarship Winners ($7,500 each) Amanda & Jennifer Lauer (Women’s Gymnastics) John Welk (Men’s Track & Field) More than 400 student-athletes were honored at the academic banquet, including 68 gold (3.750 to 4.000 GPA), 61 silver (3.500 to 3.749 GPA) and 140 bronze (3.000 to 3.499 GPA) medallion winners. Six Huskers earned Outstanding Scholar Awards, presented to seniors exhausting their eligibility with a cumulative GPA of 3.900 or better. The honorees included: Mark Hilderbrand (Track and Field, 3.948 GPA); Amanda Lauer (Women’s Gymnastics, 3.973 GPA); Jennifer Lauer (Women’s Gymnastics, 3.944 GPA); Will Lohman (pictured above, Track and Field, 4.000 GPA); Josh Reinertson (Men’s Golf, 3.970 GPA); and John Welk (Track and Field, 3.996 GPA).

In 2014-15, 118 Huskers earned their college degrees – the ultimate goal of all student-athletes, including senior Ameer Abdullah (pictured above). Abdullah became the third Husker in history and the first male across Nebraska’s sports to earn a prestigious Senior CLASS Award. Chosen by a nationwide vote of Football Bowl Subdivision coaches, national media and fans, the award is given annually to the sport’s most outstanding senior student-athlete. The award recognizes achievements in four areas of excellence – classroom, community, character and competition. Previous Husker Senior CLASS Award winners were Kelsey Griffin (Women’s Basketball, 2010) and Gina Mancuso (Volleyball, 2012).

NCAA Elite 89 Academic Award Winners (3) Ethan Lottman (Men’s Gymnastics) Drew Wiseman (Men’s Indoor Track & Field) Will Lohman (Men’s Outdoor Track & Field) Senior CLASS Award- Ameer Abdullah (Football) National Football Foundation Hampshire Honor Society (4) Ameer Abdullah, Mike Moudy, Mark Pelini, Trevor Roach Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholars Award (16) Oladapo Akinmoladun (Men’s Track & Field), Paula Andrie (Women’s Track & Field), Alexandra Bilunas (Swimming & Diving), Bria Deveaux (Swimming & Diving), Jordan Harrison (Football), Gazmine Mason (Bowling), Mike Moudy (Football), Steven Reveles (Baseball), Andrea Ruiz (Bowling), Christian Sanderfer (Men’s Track & Field), Shavon Shields (Men’s Basketball), Leslee Smith (Men’s Basketball), Vasileios Stavropoulos (Men’s Tennis), Dawna Tyson (Softball), Tai Webster (Men’s Basketball), Nathan Wong (Men’s Golf) Male Student-Athlete of the Year John Welk, Men’s Track & Field Female Student-Athlete of the Year Jessie DeZiel, Women’s Gymnastics Big Ten Medal of Honor Winners Jessie DeZiel and John Welk Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Winners Ameer Abdullah (Football); Samantha Areman (Soccer) Men’s Herman Award Winner - Tennis Team (3.510 GPA) Women’s Herman Award Winner Swimming & Diving Team (3.568 GPA)

Junior forward Shavon Shields (Men’s Basketball) became the first Husker men’s basketball player to earn first-team Academic All-America honors as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Shields, who is also a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll, was one of six Husker student-athletes to capture CoSIDA Academic All-America awards in 2014-15, pushing Nebraska’s nation-leading total to 320 Academic All-Americans all time across all sports.

The NCAA established the Elite 89 Award to recognize individuals who reach the pinnacle of competition at the national championship level while also achieving the highest academic standard among their peers. Junior Ethan Lottman (Men’s Gymnastics) captured the award at the 2015 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships, before adding CoSIDA Academic All-America honors. Sophomore sprinter/hurdler Drew Wiseman (Indoor Track, pictured) and senior thrower Will Lohman (Outdoor Track) swept the honors for the men’s track and field team in 2015.

Opposite page, bottom from left: Senior I-back Imani Cross was the recipient of the Brook Berringer Memorial Scholarship in 2014 for his work in the classroom and in the community. Givens Price earned his degree in May and will play the 2015 season as a graduate. Kenny Bell and Ameer Abdullah received degrees in December of 2014. Abdullah completed his degree work in 3.5 years.

Life Skills Team Award Winners Men’s Gymnastics, Women’s Soccer 690 Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll Selections Fall (356) and Spring (334) (3.0 GPA or above) 205 Academic All-Big Ten Selections - (Letterwinner with a 3.0 GPA or above) 118 Student-Athletes Earned Degrees from August 2014 through May 2015 (August 2014--12; December 2014--48; May 2015--58) 87 Student-Athletes Earned Perfect 4.0 GPAs in either the Fall (43) or Spring (44) Semester 62 Husker Letterwinners Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholars (3.7 GPA or better in 2014-15)

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THE ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

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2015 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL . HUSKERS.COM The athletic academic unit, located in the Dick and Peg Herman Family Student Life Complex, provides personal and academic support to ensure that student-athletes will get the most out of their years as Huskers. Featuring one of the most innovative and comprehensive academic support systems in the country, Nebraska is dedicated to helping its student-athletes become outstanding leaders in their chosen fields. The academic support team is composed of 14 full-time staff members and is certified by the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A) as meeting the standards established by the N4A.

ACADEMIC COUNSELING

Seven academic counselors, three learning specialists and two assistant academic counselors are in place to monitor daily academic progress, receive consistent course feedback, assist with the advising/registration process and monitor continuing eligibility and progress toward graduation.

TUTORIAL SUPPORT

A tremendous resource for all academic abilities, unlimited tutorial support from approximately 120 tutors on staff is available from day one up to college graduation in all subject areas. The tutorial program is certified as a model tutoring program by the College Reading and Learning Association.

STUDY HALL

Nebraska’s study hall program is housed in the D.J. Sokol Enrichment Center within the Student Life Complex. Student-athletes attend a supervised, flex-time study hall that features day, evening and weekend hours. Student-athletes are required to complete a specific number of study hours each week as determined by their academic counselor and/or coach. Additional performancebased or tutor-based study hall also may be determined by the academic counselor.

MENTORING

Academic support staff serve as mentors to all incoming student-athletes and a select group of returning student-athletes. Student-athletes meet with their mentor weekly to develop time management skills, gather and report academic progress information, and discuss academic success strategies.

EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENTS

Assessments are administered upon the request of the student-athlete, academic counselor, or coach. Learning specialists are available to administer and score informal assessments, which include a reading comprehension and a writing assessment. When more in-depth assessments are necessary, referrals are made to a consulting psychologist who conducts the assessments. If it is determined a student-athlete has a learning disability or another medical condition that impedes the student from reaching their academic potential, appropriate accommodations are implemented by the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.

STUDENT-ATHLETE ORIENTATION

Each new student-athlete attends an orientation at the beginning of their academic career. Student-athletes are introduced to staff, faculty, administrators, and a variety of resources that help facilitate the transition into college while enhancing awareness of support services in the Athletic Department and across campus.

PERSONAL COUNSELING

Student-athletes will find a supportive and caring environment at Nebraska. Transitional issues, stress management, time management, academic focus and problem resolution are all addressed in a proactive manner throughout the year. If necessary, counseling referrals are also made to designated practitioners.

COMPUTER RESOURCES

The Herman Student Life Complex has two computer labs available for student-athletes. The Scott Technology Center features two tech tables for use on group computer projects and group study sessions. Additionally, each student-athlete is provided a laptop for use throughout their academic career at Nebraska. Top: Columns in the Hewit and Boekel Academic Center display the names of every Husker studentathlete who has lettered in a varsity sport and graduated from the University of Nebraska, while portraits honor each of Nebraska’s nation-leading CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. Bottom left: Construction was completed in the fall of 2010 on the Nebraska Student Life Complex, which nearly tripled the size of NU’s previous academic space. The Dick and Peg Herman Family Student Life Complex also features a new technology center and a dedicated Life Skills area and the Papik Computer lab (left).

“You definitely get the total package of an experience from athletics, academics, community outreach and campus life. Everybody on staff within the program makes sure that the student-athletes reach their fullest potential and that is why there is no place like Nebraska.” Rex Burkhead, 2013 NFL draftee

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LIFE SKILLS Widely regarded as the premier and most comprehensive Life Skills program in college athletics, the Husker program is committed to providing proactive education, resources and support throughout college and beyond promoting total person development and preparation for life after sports. Five full-time staff members and one graduate assistant coordinate a wide array of services benefiting Husker student-athletes.

Josh Banderas and Dwayne Johnson Jr. were among a group of Husker student-athletes who participated in Nebraska Athletics’ inaugural service trip to Guatemala in May 2015.

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Proactive Education

The Life Skills team organizes several orientations aimed at acclimating student-athletes to college life. Additionally, all incoming student-athletes attend the fall semester Husker Life Seminar. This interactive class promotes responsible decisionmaking, personal brand, financial literacy, leadership, involvement and service. CAPTION The annual Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race has raised more than $80,000 for pediatric brain cancer research in its three-year history.

Individual Meetings

Every Nebraska student-athlete is assigned a Life Skills Coordinator who will arrange multiple individual meetings throughout the academic year aimed at enhancing personal and career development. The meetings help each student-athlete identify a career focus and implement a plan to increase career marketability.

Career Commitment orking

Annually, Nebraska Life Skills organizes a StudentAthlete Career, Networking Night (pictured bottom right) and other career events aimed at connecting Huskers with companies desiring competitive, hardworking, accountable candidates. Athlete Network and Husker Hire Link provide opportunities to explore career opportunities across the country.

Community Outreach

Nebraska student-athletes readily accept the rolemodel challenge collectively giving more than 6,500 hours annually to impact thousands, both young and old alike, throughout the entire state of Nebraska. Outreach events include but are not limited to hospital visits (pictured bottom left), mentoring, school assemblies (pictured opposite page, bottom left), statewide rallies, Make-A-Wish, NFL Play 60 and Husker Heroes.

Leadership

Nebraska Life Skills provides student-athletes with endless opportunities to enhance leadership skills while distinguishing themselves from the competition. Internally, student-athletes can be members of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Uplifting Athletes Chapter or Husker Distinction Council. On campus, UNL offers more than 600 recognized student organizations allowing athletes to collaborate with other campus leaders for a common goal. Annually, Nebraska Life Skills funds and coordinates a one week service abroad trip allowing nearly 20 student-athletes to come together for a common goal while enriching cultural competencies.

RECOGNITION

In 2014-15, a record 37 Husker Football studentathletes were named to both the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team and Brook Berringer Citizenship Team for completing a minimum of six service projects in the calendar year. There are a host of other recognition opportunities both at the institutional, Big Ten and NCAA level which all reflect on the high ideals, character and servant leadership nurtured through community involvement.

POST-ELIGIBILITY OPPORTUNITIES

Effective December 2015 and beyond, studentathletes who letter and graduate will have a three-year window to benefit from one of three post-eligibility opportunities each valued at $7,500. Upon completion of required seminars, graduates can either study abroad, complete an internship or begin graduate school within the University of Nebraska system.

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ATHLETIC MEDICINE Providing expert care to more than 600 Husker student-athletes, Nebraska features one of the most well-trained and highly skilled athletic medicine staffs in the country. Under the guidance of Director of Athletic Medicine Dr. Lonnie Albers, Head Athletic Trainer and Physical Therapist Jerry Weber and Football Head Athletic Trainer Mark Mayer, the 2015-16 Nebraska athletic medicine staff consists of five doctors, two therapist/athletic trainers, 11 athletic trainers and seven graduate assistant athletic trainers. Nebraska’s medical facilities have long been among the nation’s best, and NU’s athletic medicine center within the Tom and Nancy Osborne Athletic Complex will keep the Huskers on the front line of technology for decades to come. In addition to Nebraska’s North Stadium facility, Haymarket Park, the Bob Devaney Sports Center, Pinnacle Bank Arena and the Nebraska Soccer and Tennis Complex all feature athletic medicine areas. The Devaney Center’s Athletic Medicine facility underwent an extensive expansion as part of the Hendricks Training Complex addition in 2011.

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Top left: Nebraska Head Football Athletic Trainer Mark Mayer and his staff provide expert care on game day to Jordan Westerkamp. Top right: Nebraska’s on-site medical services for student-athletes rank among the nation’s best. Dr. Lonnie Albers, Head Athletic Trainer Jerry Weber (pictured) and the Husker Athletic Medicine staff have their own X-ray equipment at Memorial Stadium. Bottom left: The Lewis Training Table offers buffet-style service for lunch and dinner. Nebraska’s nutritionists work with all student-athletes to develop comprehensive nutrition plans. Bottom right: Nebraska’s Athletic Medicine Center features a hydrotherapy area that includes a three-level laned pool. The Hydroworx 1000 Treadmill Pool is equipped with two cameras underwater for evaluation and assessment, while the hot and cold plunge tanks are also available to the Huskers.

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CHAMPIONSHIP FACILITIES From training facilities to competition venues, Nebraska’s athletic facilities are second-to-none across the collegiate landscape. From Memorial Stadium to Pinnacle Bank Arena to the new soccer/tennis complex which opens this fall, Husker student-athletes have the benefits of training and competing in state-of-the-art facilities. Fans across the state and region support Husker Athletics, as football, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball and baseball all finished in the top-15 nationally in attendance during the 2014-15 year.

MEMORIAL STADIUM

NEBRASKA RIFLE RANGE

BOB DEVANEY SPORTS CENTER

BOB DEVANEY SPORTS CENTER NATATORIUM

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HENDRICKS TRAINING COMPLEX BOWLIN STADIUM

NEBRASKA SOCCER AND TENNIS COMPLEX

ED WEIR STADIUM

HAWKS FIELD AT HAYMARKET PARK

PINNACLE BANK ARENA

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NEBRASKA ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE LAB Nebraska has always been on the forefront in training for student-athletes and the opening of the Nebraska Athletic Performance Laboratory (NAPL) in 2013 positions Husker Athletics as a trendsetter in the field. The creation of the NAPL and Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3) brought together athletic and academic researchers under one roof to study human behavior and performance. “We’re learning things that we haven’t seen before with football. Hopefully we’ll be able to put that toward something that helps us on the field.” Boyd Epley, Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning. The NAPL team draws together researchers with diverse areas of expertise, including biomechanics, computer sciences, endocrinology, engineering, ergonomics, exercise physiology, nutrition, physical rehabilitation, psychology, sports science and vision. Researchers collaborate with Nebraska Athletics coaches and staff, as well as colleagues from around the world to address areas that are critical to athletes and society.

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NAPL EQUIPMENT AND CAPABILITIES · A 20-camera, three-dimensional, motion-analysis system quantifies joint and whole body movement patterns across indoor and outdoor environments · Twelve force plates, embedded in a variety of surfaces including field turf, mondotrack, and hardwood flooring, precisely measure forces generated by the body during activities · Wireless electromyography system and triaxial accelerometers evaluate muscle activation and limb acceleration patterns across different activities · Metabolic testing technology assesses resting metabolic state and cardiovascular fitness · Isokinetic dynamometer and weight lifting technology quantify strength · Research grade ultrasound assesses muscle, tendon, ligament and organ morphology · iDXA scanner quantifies the mass of bone, lean tissue and fat · Transcranial doppler evaluates blood flow changes in response to training and injury · Endocrinology laboratory jointly operated with CB3 captures level of salivary and blood biomarkers · Treatment rooms for blood draws and testing procedures The NAPL has close collaboration with researchers from Madonna’s Institute for Rehabilitation Science and Engineering to address issues of importance to student-athletes’ long term well-being.

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NATIONAL POWERS

The Husker bowling team won its fifth NCAA title since 2004. Nebraska was led by 2015 NCAA Player of the Year Lizabeth Kuhlkin, who finished her career as a four-time All-American.

All-American Kadie Rolfzen led the Huskers to their second straight Elite Eight finish in 2014.

Rachel Martin became Nebraska’s most recent individual NCAA Champion, winning the smallbore title at the 2015 NCAA Rifle Championships. Nebraska finished fourth as a team under firstyear coach Ashley Rose-MacAllister.

I-back Ameer Abdullah became the first Husker male student-athlete to win the Senior CLASS Award in 2014. Abdullah, a second-round pick of the Detroit Lions, was also a finalist for the Doak Walker Award.

Tanner Lubach was a three-year starter for the Husker baseball team and was one of four Huskers selected in the 2015 MLB Draft.

Kiki Stokes earned All-America honors, setting school records in runs scored and on-base percentage in 2015.

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The Husker men’s track and field team won the Big Ten Indoor title in 2015. Gary Pepin has guided the Husker track and field programs to 70 conference titles in his tenure at Nebraska.

Unmatched Fan Support

Nebraska was the only NCAA Division I program to rank in the top 10 nationally in attendance in football and men’s basketball in 2014-15. In addition, the Husker volleyball (first), baseball (11th) and women’s basketball programs (11th) all ranked in the top 15 nationally.

VOLLEYBALL FOOTBALL

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W. BASKETBALL 11TH Ethan Lottman garnered first-team All-America honors in 2015 and was also a second-team CoSIDA Academic All-American.

High jumper James White earned first-team All-America honors during both the indoor and outdoor seasons in 2015.

Terran Petteway was a two-time AllBig Ten performer and scored over 1,000 points during his Husker career.

Wrestler James Green was a fourtime All-American and was selected to represent the United States at the 2015 World Championships.


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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA The University of Nebraska was chartered by the Nebraska Legislature in 1869 as the state’s public university and land-grant institution. Founded in Lincoln, the University of Nebraska was expanded in 1968 into a state educational system now comprising four campuses under the guidance of a Board of Regents and a central administration. Nebraska, which joined the Big Ten Conference in 2011, is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a consortium of Big Ten universities and the University of Chicago, which has generated unique opportunities for students and faculty by sharing expertise, leveraging resources and collaborating on programs. To discover more about the University of Nebraska visit unl.edu

Committee on Institutional Cooperation

As a member of the Big Ten, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, which includes all 14 Big Ten Institutions and the University of Chicago. The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the institutions together have annual research expenditures topping $10.2 billion — more than the Ivy League and the University of California System combined — and they educate a total of nearly 600,000 students.

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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA Innovation Campus

Nebraska Innovation Campus (NIC), which is designed to facilitate new and more in-depth partnership with UNL and the private sector, opened its first buildings in the summer of 2014. NIC’s newest buildings are the Food Innovation Center and Greenhouse Innovation Center, which both opened in 2015.

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MASTERS PROGRAMS

UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN Rankings

· Rated among Top 100 Top National Universities (U.S. News & World Report)

UNL has students from 135 countries, as well as all 50 states Undergraduate Majors

· Rated among Top 50 Public National Universities (U.S. News & World Report) · Rated among top 100 Best Values in Public Colleges (Kiplinger’s Personal Finance) · No. 2 Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans (U.S. News & World Report) · No. 2 Best Online Graduate Education Programs for Veterans (U.S. News & World Report)

Recognized Student Organizations

· No. 6 Best Online MBA Programs (U.S. News & World Report) · No. 11 Best Online Graduate Education Programs (U.S. News & World Report)

UNL ENROLLMENT (FALL, 2014)

· No. 17 Speech-Language Pathology Grad Schools (U.S. News & World Report) · No. 20 Best College for Veterans (U.S. News & World Report)

LIVING ALUMNI

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CBA Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking took place in March for the new $84 million, 240,000-square-foot College of Business Administration building, the largest academic building project in the recent history of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The building, which is scheduled for completion in 2017, will offer interactive learning in state-of-the-art classrooms, one-stop student support services, cutting-edge technology and space to host many events in the future.

UNL Mission As a land-grant university there are three primary missions of the University: teaching, research and service. UNL is the state’s primary intellectual center providing leadership throughout the state through quality education and the generation of new knowledge. UNL Colleges Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Architecture Arts and Sciences Business Administration Education and Human Sciences Engineering Hixson-Lied Fine and Performing Arts Journalism and Mass Communications Law

Top: The Outdoor Adventure Center opened in 2014 and features a 42-foot rock climbing wall Love Library is the main library at the University of Nebraska and sits on the southern edge of City Campus.

Bottom: The new, 30,000-square foot Jackie Gaughan Multicultural Center is the nation’s largest multicultural center attached to a student union.

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WELCOME TO LINCOLN

One of the nation’s largest 75 cities, Lincoln features many of the benefits of an urban setting and is only minutes away from the scenic beauty and wide open spaces of America’s Heartland. The third-largest city in the Big Ten, Lincoln enables Nebraska student-athletes to enjoy the benefits of city life while residing in a community which is widely regarded as one of the top places to live in the United States.

Some of the artists that have played Pinnacle Bank Arena since it opened in 2013 include: Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Kenny Chesney, Pink, Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert and Paul McCartney.

LINCOLN’S NATIONAL RANKINGS Happiest U.S. City (LiveScience) Healthiest U.S. City (Center for Disease Control) Best Sport City (Sporting News) Lowest Unemployment Rate (Bureau of Labor) Best Cities for Families (Child Magazine) No. 1 Overall Wellbeing (Gallup) No. 1 Quality of Life (State Univ. of New York) No. 2 City in Quality of Life (Gallup) No. 7 Cleanest Air (CNN) No. 7 City for Business & Careers (Forbes) No. 8 Most Secure Places to Live (Sperling’s) Top 10 College Town (Relocate America)

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Prominent People with Nebraska Ties

Grover Cleveland Alexander, Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher · Fred Astaire, dancer and actor · Max Baer, boxer · Marlon Brando, Academy Award-winning actor · William Jennings Bryan, U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Representative, Democratic Party nominee for president 1896, 1900, and 1908

· Warren Buffett, investor; Forbes Magazine’s 2008 Richest Man in the World · Richard N. Cabela, entrepreneur, founder of Cabela’s sporting store · Johnny Carson, comedian · Joba Chamberlain, Major League Baseball pitcher · Dick Cheney, 46th U.S.

Vice-president · Adam DeVine, actor · Brian Duensing, Major League Baseball pitcher, Minnesota Twins · Henry Fonda, Academy Awardwinning actor · Bob Gibson, Major League Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, St. Louis Cardinals · Alex Gordon, Major League Baseball All-Star and Gold

Modeled after the Power and Light District in Kansas City, the Railyard sits right across from the front entrance of Pinnacle Bank Arena, allowing fans to go to an event and then go out to the outdoor plaza.

Omaha, NEBRASKA

Nebraska’s largest city, Omaha and its metro-area, is less than an hour’s drive from Lincoln and has a population of approximately 900,000. Omaha is home to TD Ameritrade Park, the NCAA College World Series and the world-renowned Henry Doorly Zoo.

Glove winner, Kansas City Royals · Amy Heidemann, Karmin lead singer · Marg Helgenberger, actress · Peter Kiewit, contractor, investor and philanthropist · Jaime King, actress · Ted Kooser, Poet Laureate of the United States and Pulitzer Prize winner · Larry the Cable Guy, comedian · Malcolm X, civil rights leader · Nick Nolte, actor, producer · Alexander Payne, Academy Award-winning Director · Edwin Perkins, inventor of Kool-Aid, philanthropist · Andy Roddick, tennis star, 2003 U.S. Open Champion · Gale Sayers, Football Hall of Fame running back, Chicago Bears · Elliott Smith, singer-songwriter · Hilary Swank, two-time Academy Award-winning actress · Jack Sock, 2014 Wimbledon doubles champion ·

Gabrielle Union, actress · James Valentine, Maroon 5 guitarist · Tony Watson, Major League Baseball All-Star, Pittsburgh Pirates · Paula Zahn, Former News anchor for CNN

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mike riley head coach · FIRST SEASON

"Coach Riley is a great fit at Nebraska. He is a first-class man who has been one of the most underrated coaches in the country for a number of years." ESPN Analyst Kirk Herbstreit

One of the most respected coaches in football, Mike Riley was named the head coach of the Nebraska football program on Dec. 4. “It is truly an honor to join the University of Nebraska family. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to coach at one of the nation’s most storied football programs and I can’t wait to get started,” Riley said at the time of his hiring. “My sincere thanks to Chancellor (Harvey) Perlman and Shawn Eichorst for their confidence in me, and I look forward to building upon the great history and tradition.” Shawn Eichorst, Nebraska’s Director of Athletics, said Riley is the perfect fit to lead the Nebraska program. “There was one coach who fit all the characteristics that I was seeking to lead our tradition-rich football program,” Eichorst said. “Mike Riley has a proven record of success, a sound approach to football and teaching, an understanding of the educational mission of our university and the integrity and values that we cherish at Nebraska. I have no doubt that Mike and his tremendous staff will lead our student-athletes to win Big Ten titles and compete for national championships in the years ahead.” Riley took over the Husker football program following 12 seasons as the head coach at Oregon State, and 14 seasons overall in Corvallis. Riley also has experience at the highest level of football, serving as the head coach of the San Diego Chargers for three seasons, while also spending time in the professional ranks with the Canadian Football League and the World Football League. Since arriving in Lincoln, Riley has shown the characteristics that have made him a winner throughout his coaching career. Riley has surrounded himself with a veteran coaching staff that has had success at all levels of football and recruited all parts of the country. Riley has embraced the traditions of Nebraska football, while reaching out to Cornhusker faithful in all parts of Nebraska and around the country. Riley has also connected with former Husker players and coaches in his short time in Lincoln, while maintaining his focus on the young men currently in the Husker program. Despite taking the Nebraska job less than two months prior to National Signing Day, Riley and his staff constructed a strong 2015 group of recruits. The staff showed their diversity on the recruiting trail by bringing players from 13 states into the program. In his time at Oregon State, Riley built the Beaver program into a consistent winner and regular contender in the Pac-12 Conference. Riley had a 93-80 overall record as the Beavers’ head coach. Riley began the rejuvenation of the Oregon State program in his two-year stint in 1997 and 1998. He returned to Corvallis and led the Beavers to unprecedented heights in the past 12 years. Riley has a tradition of being one of the most professional and nicest men in the coaching profession, but his acumen also speaks volumes. Riley owns the most wins ever at Oregon State with 93, while leading the program to eight bowl appearances. Oregon State was ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 for 28 weeks, and Riley has coached players who have earned 32 All-America honors. Riley has had 32 NFL Draft picks, including first-round selections Steven Jackson (2004) and Brandin Cooks (2014). Before accepting the Nebraska job, Riley was the longest tenured coach in the Pac-12 and had the seventh-longest stint of any head coach in the FBS ranks. His resume sparkles with coaching achievements. Riley was the 2008 American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Pac-10 Conference and State of Oregon Coach of the Year, and his teams have appeared in the final Associated Press top-25 rankings three times in the past eight seasons. In 2012 he was selected the AFCA Region Coach of the Year. The 62-year-old Riley posted a 6-2 record in bowl games with the Beavers. Riley built the foundation for Oregon State in his first two

years on the campus in 1997 and 1998. Riley took over a program that was mired in a streak of 26 consecutive losing seasons and quickly changed the culture in Corvallis. After Riley departed for the NFL, Oregon State made three postseason appearances. Riley was the first coach in OSU history to win more than one NCAA-sanctioned bowl game at OSU, capturing the 2003 Las Vegas Bowl, the 2004 Insight Bowl, the 2006 and 2008 Sun Bowls, the 2007 Emerald Bowl and the 2013 Hawaii Bowl titles. He was also the first coach to lead the program to more than one winning conference season since 1969, and Riley accomplished the feat six times. Riley returned to the Beaver sideline for the second time in 2003 and led the team to the Las Vegas Bowl title over New Mexico. The team set several individual and team records, and led the Pac-10 in both offense and defense. Success immediately followed on the recruiting trail, as Oregon State signed the best recruiting class in school history the following February. The 2004 team played one of the nation’s toughest schedules en route to a 7-5 record, capped by a strong finish. OSU defeated Oregon in the annual Civil War matchup and completed the year with a 38-21 win over Notre Dame in the Insight Bowl. The Beavers closed the 2004 campaign by winning six of their final seven games. After a 5-6 season in 2005, Riley’s 2006 team was the second team in school history to win at least 10 games. The Beavers won eight of their final nine games, including a win over No. 3 USC to end the Trojans’ 27-game Pac-10 win streak. OSU also ended a lengthy Aloha Stadium win streak for Hawaii and capped off the year with a thrilling 39-38 victory over Missouri in the Sun Bowl. The Beavers finished third in the Pac-10, just one game behind co-champions USC and California, and ended the year ranked No. 21 in the final AP poll. Like many of Riley’s teams, the 2007 squad continued to improve throughout the season, winning seven of the final eight games on the way to a 9-4 mark. The Beavers won at No. 2 California during the season and also posted a win at 18th-ranked Oregon. OSU’s defense was first nationally against the run and led the country in tackles for loss. The Beavers capped the year with a win over Maryland in the Emerald Bowl and finished No. 25 in the Associated Press Poll. Many expected the 2008 season to be a rebuilding year for Riley and a young Beaver team. However, OSU tied for second in the Pac-10 with a 7-2 record and finished 9-4 overall. The success came despite playing one of the nation’s toughest schedules that featured three teams that played in BCS bowls. The highlight of the 2008 season was a 27-21 win over then-No. 1 USC in a Thursday night matchup in Corvallis. Oregon State capped the year with a win over Pittsburgh in the Sun Bowl and finished No. 18 in the AP Poll and 19th in the USA Today Coaches Poll. In 2009, Riley and his staff had a difficult job of replacing nearly every starter on defense and a total of seven NFL draftees. Not only did the Beavers qualify for a bowl game, but for the second straight year played the season finale with an opportunity to reach the Rose Bowl. A league-high seven Beavers earned first team All-Pac-10 honors. The 2010 team posted a 5-7 record, but finished the year with a pair of wins over top-25 teams. OSU defensive tackle Stephen Paea (DT) earned the Morris Trophy for the second time, awarded to the conference’s top defensive lineman. Jacquizz Rodgers earned first-team Pac-10 honors for the third consecutive season to become just the third Pac-10 running back to earn first-team all-league honors three times. After a 3-9 season in 2011, Riley’s 2012 team was picked to finish last in the Pac-12 North, yet went 6-3 in league and 9-4 overall. The team was ranked in the Associated Press Poll a school-record

EXPERIENCE

NEBRASKA » Head Coach (2015) OREGON STATE » Head Coach (2003-14) » Head Coach (1997-98) New Orleans Saints » Assistant Head Coach (2002) San Diego Chargers » Head Coach (1999-2001) USC » Assistant Head Coach/ Offensive Coordinator (1993-96) San Antonio Riders (WLAF) » Head Coach (1991-92) Winnipeg Blue Bombers (CFL) » Head Coach (1987-90) » Assistant Coach (1983-85) northern Colorado » Defensive Coordinator (1986) Linfield College » Defensive Coordinator (1977-82) Whitworth College » Graduate Assistant (1976) California » Graduate Assistant (1975)

personal

Education » Alabama (Bachelor’s, 1975) » Whitworth College (Master’s, 1977) playing experience » Alabama (CB) Family » Wife: Dee » Children: Matthew, Kate » Grandson: Elijah Jo

the RILEY family

(from left): Dee, Matthew, Mike and Kate. Elijah Jo seated on Matthew.


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COACHING RECORD

year Team record 1987 Winnipeg (CFL) 12-6 1988 Winnipeg (CFL) 9-9 1989 Winnipeg (CFL) 7-11 1990 Winnipeg (CFL) 12-6 1991 1992

San Antonio (WLAF) 4-6 San Antonio (WLAF) 7-3

1997 1998

Oregon St. Oregon St.

1999 2000 2001

San Diego (NFL) San Diego (NFL) San Diego (NFL)

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total

Oregon St. Oregon St. Oregon St. Oregon St. Oregon St. Oregon St. Oregon St. Oregon St. Oregon St. Oregon St. Oregon St. Oregon St. 23 Years

3-8 5-6 8-8 1-15 5-11 8-5 7-5 5-6 10-4 9-4 9-4 8-5 5-7 3-9 9-4 7-6 5-7 158-155

COACHING breakdown

Winnipeg Blue Bombers » Overall: 40-32 (4 seasons) » 2 Grey Cup Championships San Antonio Riders » Overall: 11-9 (2 seasons) San Diego Chargers » Overall: 14-34 (3 seasons)

12 consecutive weeks, including as high as No. 7. The Beavers opened the year with victories over No. 13 Wisconsin and No. 19 UCLA, and posted the third-best conference record behind a pair of BCS bowl teams. In 2013 the Beavers won six straight games and defeated Boise State in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl to conclude the season with a 7-6 mark. Wide Receiver Brandin Cooks became the second Beaver to win the coveted Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s most outstanding receiver. Cooks broke the Pac-12 record for single-season receptions (128) and yards (1,760). The season also featured quarterback Sean Mannion setting the league record for passing yards (4,662). In Riley’s final season at Oregon State, the Beavers posted a 5-7 mark. The highlight of the season was a victory over then-No. 7 Arizona State in Corvallis in mid-November. That victory continued Riley’s trend of wins over highly ranked opponents, as his OSU teams defeated 13 top-25 teams, including three wins over teams ranked No. 3 or higher. Riley has a commitment to the total development of studentathletes. His teams have had outstanding success in the classroom. In the last six years Beavers have been honored by the league for academic achievements 70 times. Riley’s pro style approach to how he manages the program has paid dividends to players who have gone on to professional careers. Nineteen former Beavers who were coached by Riley were in the NFL for the start of the 2014 season, including quarterbacks Matt Moore (Miami) and Derek Anderson (Carolina), running backs Steven Jackson (Atlanta) and Jacquizz Rodgers (Atlanta) and defensive back Brandon Browner (Seattle). Anderson, Jackson and Browner have each earned Pro Bowl honors. Riley left his first stint at Oregon State following the 1998 season after an opportunity to become the head coach of the National Football League’s San Diego Chargers. He spent four years in the NFL, three seasons as the Chargers’ head coach and the 2002 campaign as the Assistant Head Coach of the New Orleans Saints. Riley also had previous professional coaching experience in both the Canadian Football League and World Football League. In 1987, Riley was named the youngest head coach in CFL history, taking over

the Winnipeg Blue Bombers at the age of 33. He posted a 40-32 record with the organization and won Grey Cup titles in 1988 and 1990. He was the CFL’s Coach of the Year both of those seasons and was inducted into Winnipeg’s Hall of Fame in 2007. In 1991 Riley took over the San Antonio Riders of the World Football League, spending two seasons with the team before the league suspended its North American operations. He returned to the college ranks in 1993 when then-USC head coach John Robinson offered him the position of offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. Riley later became assistant head coach. The Mesa (Ariz.) Tribune named him the league’s top assistant coach in 1993 after leading the Trojans’ offense to record-setting numbers. USC quarterback Rob Johnson earned numerous Pac-10 and NCAA records, and would later become a first-round NFL draft pick. Riley remained at USC through the 1996 season, helping the Trojans to victories in the Rose, Cotton and Freedom Bowls. USC won one outright league title, shared another and finished second one time. Riley had a long history in Corvallis, Ore. He was born in Wallace, Idaho, but grew up with Beaver football, as his father Bud was an assistant coach for the program from 1965 to 1972 and again in 1979. Mike was a standout quarterback at Corvallis High School, leading the Spartans to the 1970 state title. Riley went on to a successful college career at the University of Alabama, playing for legendary coach Paul “Bear” Bryant. He played cornerback from 1971 to 1974, helping the Tide to four Southeastern Conference titles and the 1973 national championship. Riley immediately moved into coaching following his graduation from Alabama. His first stop was as a defensive graduate assistant coach for Mike White at the University of California in 1975. He helped the Bears to an 8-3 record and a share of the Pacific-8 Conference title. Riley continued his education and his coaching career in 1976 at Whitworth College in Spokane, Wash. He finished his master’s degree in physical education in 1977 while working for popular Pacific Northwest coach and future Canadian Football League legend Hugh Campbell. Riley’s first full-time appointment came at NAIA powerhouse

Oregon State Beavers » Overall: 93-80 (14 seasons) » 1997-98: 8-14 (2 seasons) » 2003-14: 85-66 (12 seasons)

bowl games

oregon state (6-2) » 2003 Las Vegas Bowl (beat New Mexico, 55-14) » 2004 Insight Bowl (beat Notre Dame, 38-21) » 2006 Sun Bowl (beat Missouri, 39-38) » 2007 Emerald Bowl (beat Maryland, 21-14) » 2008 Sun Bowl (beat Pittsburgh, 3-0) » 2009 Las Vegas Bowl (lost to BYU, 44-20) » 2012 Alamo Bowl (lost to Texas, 31-27) » 2013 Hawaii Bowl (beat Boise State, 38-23)


74 Linfield College in McMinnville, Ore. From 1977 to 1982 he served as the program’s defensive coordinator and secondary coach, as well as assistant athletic director. Riley assisted head coach Ad Rutschman’s Wildcats to a six-year record of 52-7-1, which included five conference titles and the 1982 undefeated NAIA title team. An opportunity to coach in the pro ranks presented itself in 1983, and Riley was on his way to the CFL’s Winnipeg Blue Bombers as the secondary coach. During his threeyears as an assistant, Winnipeg produced a 32-15-1 mark and won the 1984 Grey Cup title. Riley returned to the college level in 1986 as an assistant coach at the University of Northern Colorado, before returning to the Blue Bombers. Riley’s respect in the profession is evident in the fact he has been the head coach for three postseason all-star games – the Hula Bowl, East-West Shrine Game and BlueGray All-Star Classic. Mike and his wife Dee are the parents of one son, Matthew, and one daughter, Kate. They also have a grandson, Elijah Jo. Matthew is an OSU graduate and is currently an employee of the Texas Workforce Commissions in the state government. Kate is a 2011 OSU graduate. Mike has two brothers, Edward Riley, a physician and associate professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Pete Riley, a scientist for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

coach riley career highlights · Led Oregon State to eight bowl appearances · Compiled a 6-2 bowl record with the Beavers · 2008 Pac-10 Coach of the Year · 14 wins over ranked opponents in 14 seasons at Oregon State · Five wins over top-10 teams and three wins over top-three teams · More victories than any other Coach in Oregon State history (93) · Ranks 11th in Pac-12 History with 58 conference victories · 32 NFL Draft picks as Oregon State Head Coach · Coached 14 AP All-Americans at Oregon State · Head Coach of San Diego Chargers for three seasons · 2 Grey Cup Championships in four seasons as CFL Head Coach · 1973 National Champion as a Cornerback at Alabama · Only active NCAA coach with two Biletnikoff Award winners · 6th in NCAA history with a .750 bowl winning percentage (min. 8 bowls) · 1 of 6 coaches in NCAA history to win his first five bowl games · 1 of 12 coaches in NCAA history to win five consecutive bowl games


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what others say about coach riley

"Coach Riley was a big influence on me. He helped myself and my teammates develop both as football players and as people. Coach Riley really cares about his players on and off the field and wants nothing but the best for them in both areas."

"Playing for Coach Riley was great. He not only taught me about football and helped me become the football player I am today, but he was someone I also looked up to as a person. I am so grateful to have been able to play for him."

WR Brandin Cooks, 2013 Biletnikoff Award Winner

RB Jacquizz Rodgers, 2010 Pac-10 Offensive MVP

"Playing for Coach Riley was something that I will never forget. He is the best thing that has happened to me transitioning into the NFL and part of the reason I have had success at this level." QB Derek Anderson, 2007 NFL Pro Bowler

“Mike Riley is a man of great integrity. I think he is a great fit at Nebraska. He is a man that really respects tradition. He is a coach that knows how to get the most out of his players.” Former Husker and San Diego Charger Carlos Polk

“If Mike Riley offered my son or any kid I coach, I would send them in a heartbeat. This man is all about the kids and families.” 8-Year NFL Veteran Mark McMillian

Mike Riley Coaching experience COACHING CAREER FACTS » 41 Years of Coaching Experience

HEAD COACHING FACTS

» 24 Years of Experience as a Head Coach » 15 Years of Experience as a Collegiate Head Coach » 9 Years of Experience as a Professional Head Coach » 3 Years of Experience as an NFL Head Coach

OVERALL COACHING FACTS

» 17 Years of Experience as an Assistant Coach » 13 Years of Experience as a Collegiate Assistant Coach » 4 Years of Experience as a Professional Assistant Coach » 1 Year of Experience as an NFL Assistant Coach

years as a professional head coach Mike Riley, Nebraska Jim Harbaugh, Michigan Jim Mora Jr., UCLA

9 4 4

years of Pro & College experience Frank Beamer, Virginia Tech Gary Pinkel, Missouri Mike Riley, Nebraska

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mark banker DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR · FIRST SEASON BANKER'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS · Helped lead Oregon State to eight bowl appearances, compiling a 6-2 postseason record · 70 OSU defensive players earned all-conference honors under Banker’s direction · Second in Pac-12 in scoring defense and third in total defense in 2012 · Second in Pac-12 in total defense in 2008, with eight players earning all-conference honors · Five defensive players selected in the 2009 NFL Draft · Ranked first nationally in rush defense, fourth in sacks and eighth in total defense in 2007 · Nine Beaver defenders earned Pac-10 all-conference honors in 2007 · Ranked third in the nation and first in Pac-12 in sacks in 2006 · Led Pac-12 in rushing defense in 2005 · Ranked in the top three in Pac-10 in seven defensive categories in 2004, including second in total defense · Led the Pac-10 and ranked seventh nationally in total defense in 2003 · Also ranked in top 10 nationally in interceptions and rushing defense in 2003

Mark Banker serves as Nebraska’s defensive coordinator after working with Mike Riley at Oregon State for the past 12 years. Banker served as OSU’s defensive coordinator, with his defenses regularly ranking among the top units in the Pac-12 Conference during his tenure. Banker owns 37 years of coaching experience, including 19 total years working with Riley. Banker spent 14 years with Riley at Oregon State, along with three years with the San Diego Chargers and one year as assistants on the USC coaching staff. Banker had worked strictly as the defensive coordinator since 2012, but also spent time coaching linebackers and safeties during his time in Corvallis. The 2012 Beaver defense ranked in the top three in the Pac-12 in total defense and scoring defense, while finishing sixth nationally in third-down conversion defense. The 2008 OSU defense played a key role in the Beavers’ run to a 9-4 record and a Sun Bowl victory. Banker’s defense ranked second in the Pac-10 in total defense and closed the year with a shutout win over Pittsburgh in the Sun Bowl. Eight defenders were recognized with All-Pac 10 honors. Banker’s 2007 Oregon State defense was among his best statistical units. The Beavers led the nation in rushing defense, while ranking eighth in total defense, fourth in quarterback sacks and sixth in tackles for loss. The Beavers finished 10-4 in 2006, largely due to ranking third in the nation in quarterback sacks and leading the nation in tackles for loss yardage. Banker first joined Riley’s staff at Oregon State in 1997 and 1998. Overall, more than 70 of Banker’s defenders earned all-conference honors during his tenure in Corvallis. Banker had three years of NFL experience on Riley’s staff with the San Diego Chargers from 1999 to 2001. As the defensive coordinator in 2001, San Diego ranked 11th in the league in total defense and first in rushing defense. In addition to his time at Oregon State, Banker has collegiate assistant coaching stops at Stanford, USC, Hawaii and Cal State Northridge. He began his career at his alma mater, Springfield College.

EXPERIENCE

NEBRASKA » Defensive Coordinator (2015) OREGON STATE » Defensive Coordinator (2003-14) » Assistant Coach (1997-98) STANFORD » Co-Defensive Coordinator (2002) SAN dIEGO cHARGERS » Defensive Coordinator (2001) » Assistant Coach (1999-2000) usc » Assistant Coach (1996) Hawaii » Assistant Coach (1995) Cal State Northridge » Defensive Coordinator (1981-94) Springfield College » Graduate Assistant (1979-80)

personal

Education » Springfield College (1978) playing experience » Springfield College (RB)

· Led San Diego Charger defense to No. 11 total defense ranking as defensive coordinator in 2001

Family » Wife: Debbie » Children: Chris, Jayme, Kelsey

the banker family

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YEARS OF COACHING EXPERIENCE

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YEARS AS A DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR

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YEARS OF NFL EXPERIENCE

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(from left): Chris, Debbie, Jayme, Mark and Kelsey


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danny langsdorf

36 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

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offeNSIVE COORDINATOR/quarterbacks · FIRST SEASON Danny Langsdorf serves as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach on Mike Riley’s Nebraska coaching staff. Langsdorf has extensive experience working with Riley, having served two stints on Riley's Oregon State staff. In 2014, Langsdorf served as the quarterbacks coach with the New York Giants. Langsdorf worked directly with two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback Eli Manning. Manning completed a career-best 63.1 percent of his passes in 2014, and his 4,410 passing yards were the second-most in his 11-year NFL career. Manning's passer rating of 92.1 was the third-best of his career. Before joining the Giants’ staff, Langsdorf spent the previous nine seasons as Riley’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Oregon State. Langsdorf’s offenses were regularly among the most productive in the Pac-12 Conference, and nine of OSU’s top 13 single-season yardage outputs came during Langsdorf’s tenure. Langsdorf's offenses helped OSU to six bowl appearances in eight seasons from 2006 to 2013, including four wins. In Langsdorf’s final season in Corvallis, the 2013 Oregon State offense set a school record with 6,071 yards. The Beavers led the conference with 376.2 passing yards per game and were third with 467.0 total yards per game. Langsdorf spent three seasons coaching quarterback Sean Mannion, who completed his career in 2014 with a Pac-12 career-record 13,600 passing yards. Langsdorf also coordinated Oregon State offenses that featured the top three receivers in Oregon State history and two of the top three career rushers. Wide receiver Markus Wheaton completed his OSU career in 2012 with 227 career receptions, including a record 91 catches in 2012. Brandin Cooks set school and Pac-12 records with 128 catches for 1,730 yards in 2013 and finished second in career receiving, while James Rodgers caught 222 passes for 2,578 yards in his Beaver career from 2007 to 2011. On the ground, running backs Yvenson Bernard and Jacquizz Rodgers each posted three consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons from 2005 to 2010. Rodgers ranks second in Oregon State history with 3,877 rushing yards, just ahead of Bernard’s career total of 3,862 yards. Rodgers became the first freshman to be named the Pac-10 Offensive MVP in conference history in 2008. From 2002 to 2004, Langsdorf was on the New Orleans Saints’ coaching staff. He was an offensive assistant/quality control coach

YEARS AS A COORDINATOR

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LANGSDORF'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS · Helped New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning post one of best statistical seasons in 2014 · Oregon State offense set a school record for total offensive yards in 2013, while leading the Pac-12 in passing offense and ranking third in total offense · Helped Oregon State to six bowl appearances in eight seasons from 2005 to 2013 · Coached Sean Mannion, the top passer in Oregon State and Pac-12 history (13,600 yards) · Coached Sean Canfield and Matt Moore who rank fifth and sixth in OSU history in passing yards · Langsdorf offenses featured two of the top three rushers in OSU history and the top three receivers · 2009 Beaver offense led the Pac-10 in passing, passing efficiency and first downs, while ranking in the top three in scoring and total offense · OSU ranked second in the Pac-10 in passing in 2008, while finishing third in total offense

YEARS OF NFL EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE

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personal in his first season before being promoted to assistant wide receivers/special teams coach for two years. Before New Orleans, he spent three seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Edmonton Eskimos. Langsdorf first worked for Riley at Oregon State in 1997 and 1998, when he coached the tight ends. His college coaching career started in 1996 at California Lutheran University. Langsdorf played for three seasons at Boise State, before transferring to Linfield College, where he started at quarterback in 1994 and 1995.

Education » Linfield College (1995) playing experience » Boise State (QB) » Linfield College (QB) Family » Wife: Michele » Children: Dawsen, Carter

the langsdorf family

BY THE NUMBERS 20

YEARS OF COACHING EXPERIENCE

12

YEARS AS AN OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

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YEARS OF NFL EXPERIENCE

(from left): Dawsen, Michele, Carter, and Danny


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bruce read

36 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

29 YEARS AS A COORDINATOR

Special Teams COORDINATOR · FIRST SEASON READ'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS · Helped Oregon State to five bowl appearances while on Mike Riley’s staff · Beaver kickers connected on 19-of-22 field goals in 2014 · In 2012 Oregon State led the Pac-12 in field goal percentage · Return specialist/receiver James Rodgers set an Oregon State record for career all-purpose yardage, including more than 2,300 career return yards · OSU ranked in the top 10 nationally in punt return average in consecutive years in 2010 and 2011 · The Beavers ranked fourth nationally with a school-record 26.4 kickoff return average in 2010 · Punt returner Sammie Stroughter was a third-team AllAmerica selection in 2006 · Place-kicker Alexis Serna won the Lou Groza Award in 2005 and was a three-time All-Pac-10 pick · San Diego Charger special teams ranked in the top six in NFL twice in Read’s three seasons

Bruce Read serves as Nebraska's special teams coordinator, and he owns more than 30 years of expertise in coaching special teams. Read has spent 15 seasons on Mike Riley coaching staffs, including at Oregon State and with the San Diego Chargers before joining Riley in Lincoln. Read spent the last six seasons from 2009 to 2014 with Riley at Oregon State, Read's third stint in Corvallis. He also coached the Beaver special teams in 1997 and 1998 and from 2004 to 2006. OSU special teams players achieved numerous school records and all-conference accolades under Read’s direction. Most recently in 2014, Beaver kickers connected on 19-of-22 field goals and were perfect on PAT attempts. In 2012, Jordan Jenkins earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors as a coverage specialist and OSU led the conference in field goal percentage. Place-kicker Trevor Romaine was one of the nation's most accurate place-kickers that season, connecting on 89 percent of his field goals. In 2011, return specialist James Rodgers became the school’s career all-purpose yardage leader with 6,377 yards, partially fueled by 2,385 career return yards. In the 2011 season, OSU ranked seventh in the NCAA in punt returns. The previous year, the Beavers ranked fourth nationally with a school-record 26.4-yard kickoff return average and sixth nationally in punt return average. In 2006, punt returner Sammie Stroughter was a third-team All-America selection, while kicker Alexis Serna earned Pac-10 allconference honors. Under Read's direction in 2005, Serna earned the Lou Groza Award, given to the nation's top kicker. Read was also on Riley’s San Diego Chargers staff, helping San Diego rank among the best in the league in special teams. The Chargers led the NFL in kickoff return average in 1999 and ranked in the top six in composite special teams rankings twice in three years. Read also worked as an NFL assistant with the New York Giants (2002-03) and Dallas Cowboys (2007-08). Read began his coaching career at the University of Montana from 1985 to 1996, working for his father Don Read.

3 YEARS OF NFL EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE

NEBRASKA » Special Teams Coordinator (2015) OREGON STATE » Coord. of Special Teams (2009-14) » Assistant Coach (2004-06) » Assistant Coach (1997-98) Dallas cowboys » Assistant Coach (2007-08) NEW YORK GIANTS » Assistant Coach (2002-03) San Diego Chargers » Assistant Coach (1999-2001) montana » Assistant Coach (1985-96)

personal

Education » Portland State (1986) Family » Wife: Christina » Children: Justin, Joshua

the READ family

BY THE NUMBERS 31

YEARS OF COACHING EXPERIENCE

12

YEARS AT A POWER FIVE PROGRAM

7

YEARS OF NFL EXPERIENCE

(from left): Joshua, Bruce, Christina and Justin


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trent bray

36 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

29 YEARS AS A COORDINATOR

linebackers · FIRST SEASON BRAY’S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS · Helped lead Oregon State to bowl appearances in 2012 and 2013 · Helped 2012 OSU defense rank second in the Pac-12 in scoring defense · In 2012, the Beaver defense ranked third in Pac-12 in total defense, rush defense and pass defense · Coached two Arizona State linebackers to allconference accolades · Bray was a first-team All-Pac 10 linebacker for Oregon State in 2005 · Ranks among the top 10 tacklers in Oregon State history with 337 career tackles · 2004 Insight Bowl Defensive MVP

One of the top defensive players for Coach Mike Riley at Oregon State, Trent Bray serves as Nebraska's linebackers coach. Bray served in the same role on Riley's Oregon State staff from 2012 to 2014. In his first season on the Beaver staff in 2012, Oregon State ranked second in the Pac-12 in scoring defense and third in total defense, rushing defense and pass defense. The play of the defense helped OSU make the largest turnaround in number of victories in the FBS ranks on its way to a berth in the Alamo Bowl. Bray also coached linebackers at Arizona State from 2009 to 2011, including two seasons as a full-time coach and one year as a graduate assistant. Bray coached Pac-10 all-conference selections Vontaze Burfict and Colin Parker during his time in Tempe. Bray was a standout linebacker for the Beavers from 2002 to 2005. In his career he totaled 337 tackles to rank among the top 10 tacklers in Oregon State history. He earned Pac-10 all-conference honors as both a junior and senior and was the Insight Bowl Defensive MVP in 2004, leading the Beavers to a win over Notre Dame. Following his college career, Bray signed free-agent contracts with the Miami Dolphins and Houston Texans. He later played in NFL Europe in 2007, before beginning his coaching career with the California Redwoods of the United Football League in 2009.

3 YEARS OF NFL EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE

NEBRASKA » Assistant Coach (2015) OREGON STATE » Assistant Coach (2012-14) Arizona STate » Assistant Coach (2010-11) » Graduate Assistant (2009) california redwoods (ufl) » Assistant Coach (2009)

personal

Education » Oregon State (2007) playing experience » Oregon State (LB) » NFL Europe (LB)

BY THE NUMBERS 7

YEARS OF COACHING EXPERIENCE

7

YEARS AT A POWER FIVE PROGRAM

1

YEAR PLAYING IN NFL EUROPE


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mike cavanaugh

36 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

29 YEARS AS A COORDINATOR

offensive line · FIRST SEASON CAVANAUGH'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS · Helped lead the Beavers to six bowl appearances in 10 seasons at Oregon State · Coached 23 all-conference linemen at Oregon State · Three Beaver offensive linemen were selected in the NFL Draft · Offensive line helped quarterback Sean Mannion become the Pac-12's all-time leading passer · 2013 Beaver offense ranked third nationally in passing offense · Had a first- or second-team all-conference offensive lineman for five straight seasons from 2006 to 2010 · Helped Hawaii rank in the top 10 nationally in total offense three times in six seasons at the school · Spent two seasons working with the offensive line with the NFL’s San Diego Chargers

Mike Cavanaugh joined the Nebraska program as the offensive line coach, after spending the past 10 seasons on Mike Riley’s Oregon State staff coaching the offensive line. Cavanaugh also spent time in the National Football League with the San Diego Chargers and has 30 overall years of coaching experience. The play of Cavanaugh’s offensive lines helped the Beavers to record-setting offensive numbers and to bowl appearances in six of his 10 seasons in Corvallis. Behind the play of Cavanaugh's offensive line, quarterback Sean Mannion set single-season and career Pac-12 records for passing yards, completing his career in 2014. The Beavers' offensive line also paved the way for several allconference runners. OSU running backs Yvenson Bernard and Jacquizz Rodgers each produced three 1,000-yard rushing seasons behind Cavanaugh-coached lines. Cavanaugh’s offensive lines were also regularly among the league’s best at protecting the passer. Cavanaugh's players at Oregon State were regularly honored for their efforts. Andy Levitre, Jeremy Perry and Isaac Seumalo each garnered All-America honors under Cavanaugh, while 23 of his players earned all-conference honors in the past decade. The offensive line play for Oregon State allowed the Beavers to have success both running and passing the football. In 2013, Oregon State ranked third nationally in passing offense by averaging nearly 375 yards per game. On the ground, Oregon State featured a 1,000yard rusher in each of Cavanaugh’s first six seasons in Corvallis. Cavanaugh was also a key part in directing some of the nation’s top offenses at Hawaii, while tutoring the offensive line from 1999 to 2004. In each of his final four seasons with the Warriors, Hawaii ranked in the top 20 nationally in total offense, including second in 2002. Hawaii featured a potent passing attack, largely due to Cavanaugh's lines allowing just one sack on every 26 attempts. Cavanaugh served on the San Diego Chargers staff in 1997 and 1998 as an assistant offensive line coach. He also had college assistant stops at Ferris State, Sacred Heart, Murray State, Alma College, Wesleyan (Conn.) and Albany.

3 YEARS OF NFL EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE

NEBRASKA » Assistant Coach (2015) OREGON STATE » Assistant Coach (2005-14) hawaii » Assistant Coach (1999-2004) SAN dIEGO cHARGERS » Assistant Coach (1997-98) Ferris State » Assistant Coach (1995-96) Sacred Heart » Offensive Coordinator (1993-94) Murray State » Assistant Coach (1992) Alma (mich.) college » Offensive/Defensive Coordinator (1988-91) Wesleyan (conn.) » Assistant Coach (1987) Albany » Graduate Assistant (1986)

personal

Education » Southern Connecticut St. (1986) Family » Wife: Laurie » Children: Shane, Blair

BY THE NUMBERS

the Cavanaugh family

30

YEARS OF COACHING EXPERIENCE (from left): Blair, Mike, Shane and Laurie

6

YEARS AS AN OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

2

YEARS OF NFL EXPERIENCE


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reggie davis

36 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

29 YEARS AS A COORDINATOR

running backs · FIRST SEASON DaviS' CAREER HIGHLIGHTS · Coached on three San Francisco 49er teams that appeared in NFC Championship Games, including Super Bowl XLVII following the 2012 season · Coached San Francisco All-Pro Tight end Vernon Davis for three seasons from 2011 to 2013 · Helped Vernon Davis become the first tight end in NFL history with two seasons with 12 or more touchdown receptions · Coached three-time first-team All-Pac 10 selection Jacquizz Rodgers, who had three consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons at Oregon State from 2008 to 2010 · Helped the 2009 Oregon State offense rank in the top three in the Pac-10 in scoring, passing and total offense · In 2008, Davis helped Jacquizz Rodgers become the first freshman in Pac-10 history to win the conference’s Offensive MVP honor · Guided UNLV running back Frank Summers to 928 rushing yards in 2007 · Began his coaching career under Jim Harbaugh at the University of San Diego in 2004, helping the team to a 7-4 record · Played tight end for two seasons for the San Diego Chargers and Coach Mike Riley in 1999 and 2000

Reggie Davis joined the Nebraska coaching staff as running backs coach after spending the previous four seasons on the San Francisco 49ers coaching staff. Davis also has experience working with Coach Mike Riley, serving as the Oregon State running backs coach from 2008 to 2010. Davis spent his first three seasons on Jim Harbaugh’s San Francisco staff as the tight ends coach, before tutoring the 49er offensive line in 2014. In Davis’ time in San Francisco, the 49ers reached the NFC Championship Game three consecutive seasons from 2011 to 2013, including an appearance in Super Bowl XLVII following the 2012 season. During his time as tight ends coach, Davis coached 49ers tight end Vernon Davis to a Pro Bowl appearance and All-Pro honors in 2013, when Vernon Davis had a career-high 13 touchdown receptions. Davis was also the first tight end in NFL history to have two seasons with 12 or more touchdown receptions. While on Riley’s staff at Oregon State, Reggie Davis helped the Beaver running backs to great success. Davis coached OSU standout Jacquizz Rodgers, who set numerous OSU rushing records in his time in Corvallis on his way to the National Football League. Rodgers became the first freshman in the history of the Pac-10 Conference to earn its Offensive MVP award in 2008, after rushing for 1,253 yards. Before working at Oregon State, Davis served as the running backs coach at UNLV from 2005 to 2007. Davis began his college coaching career in 2004 on Harbaugh’s University of San Diego coaching staff working with the tight ends and special teams. Davis played in 26 games with three starts at tight end with the San Diego Chargers in 1999 and 2000. During his time on the San Diego roster, Mike Riley served as the Chargers’ head coach. Davis was a standout tight end at Washington finishing his career with the Huskies in 1998. Davis had 21 receptions for 243 yards and two touchdowns in his senior season.

3 YEARS OF NFL EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE

NEBRASKA » Assistant Coach (2015) San Francisco 49ers » Assistant Coach (2011-14) Oregon State » Assistant Coach (2008-10) UNLV » Assistant Coach (2005-07) University of San Diego » Assistant Coach (2004) Play Fast Athletics » Strength & Speed Coach (2001-04)

personal

Education » Washington (1998) playing experience » University of Washington (LB/TE) » San Diego Chargers (TE) Family » Wife: Jennifer » Children: Kayla, DeSean, Jalen, Jordan, Tyson

the davis family

BY THE NUMBERS 12

YEARS OF COACHING EXPERIENCE

4

YEARS OF NFL EXPERIENCE

2

YEARS PLAYING IN THE NFL

(back row, from left): Reggie, Jennifer, Kayla; (middle row, from left): DeSean, Jalen; (front row, from left): Tyson and Jordan


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hank hughes

36 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

29 YEARS AS A COORDINATOR

DEFENSIVE line · FIRST SEASON Hughes' CAREER HIGHLIGHTS · Helped Cincinnati to a co-championship in the American Athletic Conference in 2014 · Was part of five UConn bowl teams, including the 2010 Tostitos Fiesta Bowl squad · Helped the Huskies to a share of two Big East Conference championships (2007 and 2010) · Connecticut ranked in the top 20 nationally in rushing, total and scoring defense in 2012 · Hughes was named Assistant Coach of the Year by the Gridiron Club of Greater Boston in 2009 · The 2008 UConn defense ranked sixth in the country in total defense and in the top 25 in pass efficiency defense, rushing defense and scoring defense · Helped UConn lead the Big East in total defense in each of its first two seasons in the conference · In 2004, the Huskies led the Big East in total and passing defense, qualifying for the school's first bowl game · Memphis led the nation in rush defense in 2000 and was in the top 15 in total and scoring defense

A 37-year veteran of the college coaching ranks, Hank Hughes is the Huskers' defensive line coach. Hughes owns 28 seasons of experience as a defensive line coach. Hughes came to Nebraska after serving as the co-defensive coordinator and linebackers coach for Tommy Tuberville at Cincinnati in 2014. The Bearcats’ defense made steady improvement throughout the 2014 season, holding five opponents to 17 or fewer points during a sevengame win streak to end the regular season. The late-season surge helped the Bearcats earn a share of the American Athletic Conference title. Hughes spent the previous 13 seasons as an assistant coach at Connecticut, coaching the defensive line for the Huskies throughout his tenure at the school. Hughes was the defensive coordinator for four of his seasons at UConn and was assistant head coach for eight seasons from 2005 to 2012. During Hughes’ time with the school, Connecticut appeared in five bowl games and won a share of two Big East Championships. The 2010 Huskies earned a spot in a BCS bowl game, taking on Oklahoma in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. The Husky defenses regularly ranked among the nation’s top rush defenses, in large part due to the play of Hughes’ defensive line. UConn ranked in the top 10 nationally in total defense in 2006, 2008 and 2012. Hughes’ 2012 defense is regarded as one of the finest in school history with the unit ranking seventh in the country in rush defense, ninth in total defense and 19th in scoring defense. The run defense was also stout in 2011, ranking first in the Big East and fourth nationally. The Huskies’ 2008 defense ranked among the nation’s best, finishing sixth in the country and first in the Big East in total defense at just 278.0 yards per game. UConn also ranked in the top 25 nationally and top three in the Big East in 2008 in pass efficiency defense, rushing defense and scoring defense. Hughes’ defense helped UConn make a successful transition to the Big East, leading the conference in total defense in each of its first two years in the league in 2006 and 2007. In the Huskies’ first season in FBS in 2002, Hughes’ defense ranked fifth nationally in pass defense and in the top 20 in total defense and pass efficiency defense. Hughes also served as the defensive line coach at Memphis from 1998 to 2000, helping the Tigers lead the nation in rush defense in 2000. Hughes’ previous college coaching experience includes stints at Harvard, Cincinnati and James Madison among others. He also spent two seasons in the professional ranks with the Montreal Machine of the World League of American Football. Hughes played linebacker at Springfield College.

3 YEARS OF NFL EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE

NEBRASKA » Assistant Coach (2015) Cincinnati » Co-Defensive Coordinator (2014) » Assistant Coach (1993) Connecticut » Defensive Coordinator (2013) » Assistant Head Coach (2005-12) » Defensive Coordinator (2002-04) » Assistant Coach (2001) memphis » Assistant Coach (1998-2000) Harvard » Special Teams Coord. (1994-97) Montreal Machine (WLAF) » Defensive Coordinator (1992) » Assistant Coach (1991) James Madison » Assistant Coach/Recruiting Coord. (1985-90) Lafayette » Assistant Coach (1982-84) Northeastern » Assistant Coach (1981) Springfield College » Assistant Coach (1980) albany » Assistant Coach (1979)

personal

BY THE NUMBERS 37

YEARS OF COACHING EXPERIENCE

8

Education » Springfield College (1979) playing experience » Springfield College (LB) Family » Wife: Jackie » Children: Raquel Marie, Henry, Jack, Charles

the hughes family

YEARS AS AN ASSISTANT HEAD COACH

6

YEARS AS A DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR (from left): Hank, Charles, Jackie, Henry, Raquel Marie and Jack


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brian stewart defensive backs · FIRST SEASON Stewart'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS · Helped Maryland rank among conference leaders in sacks in 2013 (37) and 2014 (32) · Guided a 2012 Maryland defense that was in the top three in the ACC and top 35 nationally in total defense, rushing defense and passing defense · In 2011, helped the University of Houston to a 13-1 record, coordinating a defense that ranked in the top 15 nationally in red zone scoring, interceptions, tackles for loss, takeaways and opponent completion percentage · Eight seasons of experience as an assistant in the NFL, coaching 14 Pro Bowl players · Coordinated the Dallas Cowboys defense in 2007 and 2008, helping the Cowboys lead the NFL in sacks both years and win a division title in 2007 · NFL-high five Dallas defenders made the 2007 Pro Bowl · Served as Chargers’ secondary coach for three seasons, helping San Diego to two playoff appearances, including a 14-2 record in 2006 · Coached for the expansion Houston Texans in their first two seasons in 2002 and 2003 · Helped Syracuse to a 10-3 record and No. 14 final ranking as defensive backs coach in 2001

Brian Stewart serves as the Huskers’ defensive backs coach. He has an extensive background as a secondary coach and as a defensive coordinator at both the college and professional levels. Stewart joined the Nebraska staff after three seasons as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at Maryland. His stop at Maryland continued an impressive coaching resume that includes seven years as a defensive coordinator—five years in college football and two in the NFL. Stewart also has 16 years of tutoring defensive backs on his coaching resume. In his three seasons on the Maryland staff, Stewart helped the Terrapins to a pair of bowl appearances. The attacking Terrapin defense tallied more than 30 sacks each of the past two seasons. Defensive back Will Likely was a standout under Stewart’s guidance, leading the Big Ten in interceptions in 2014 en route to first-team all-conference honors. In Stewart’s first year at Maryland in 2012, his defense finished in the top three in the ACC in total defense, rushing defense and pass defense and was 21st nationally in total defense. Stewart re-joined the college ranks as the defensive coordinator at the University of Houston in 2010 and 2011. Stewart’s stingy defense played a key role in the Cougars’ 13-1 record and No. 14 final national ranking in 2011. He spent the previous eight years in the NFL, including a two-year stint as the Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator in 2007 and 2008. As the Cowboys’ defensive coordinator, Stewart guided Dallas to two top-10 rankings in fewest yards allowed. He helped the Cowboys to a 13-3 record and NFC East divisional title in 2007. Stewart also served as an assistant coach with the Philadelphia Eagles (2009), San Diego Chargers (2004-06) and the Houston Texans (2002-03). Each of the teams Stewart coached in his final six NFL seasons won at least nine games, including three division champions and four playoff teams. During his time in the NFL, Stewart helped 14 players make Pro Bowl appearances. Before his stint in the National Football League, Stewart had college assistant coaching stops at Syracuse, Missouri, San Jose State, Northern Arizona and Cal Poly. A California native, Stewart played defensive back at Santa Monica City College and Northern Arizona. Stewart graduated from Nogales High School in La Puente, Calif., and remains active there, conducting a free youth football camp for the community.

EXPERIENCE

NEBRASKA » Assistant Coach (2015) Maryland » Defensive Coordinator (2012-14) university of Houston » Defensive Coordinator (2010-11) philadelphia eagles » Assistant Coach (2009) Dallas Cowboys » Defensive Coordinator (2007-08) San Diego Chargers » Assistant Coach (2004-06) Houston Texans » Assistant Coach (2002-03) syracuse » Assistant Coach (2001) Missouri » Assistant Coach (1999-2000) » Graduate Assistant (1996) San Jose State » Assistant Coach (1997-98) Northern Arizona » Assistant Coach (1994-95) Cal Poly » Assistant Coach (1992-93)

personal

Education » Northern Arizona (1995)

BY THE NUMBERS 24

YEARS OF COACHING EXPERIENCE

playing experience » Northern Arizona (DB) » Santa Monica City College (DB) Family » Wife: Kimberly » Children: Leila, Mya, Zara

the Stewart family

8

YEARS OF NFL EXPERIENCE

7

YEARS AS A DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR (clockwise from top left): Leila, Kimberly, Brian, Zara, Mya


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keith williams

36 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

29 YEARS AS A COORDINATOR

wide receivers · FIRST SEASON WILLIAMS' CAREER HIGHLIGHTS · Eight of Williams' former wideouts played in the NFL in 2014 · Helped Tulane wide receiver Ryan Grant earn All-Conference USA honors and finish in the top five in Green Wave history in receptions (196) and receiving yards (2,769 yards) · Coached three All-WAC selections at receiver during his time at Fresno State, including first-team selection Jalen Saunders and second-teamers Jamel Hamler and Seyi Ajirotuti · Spent a year on staff with the San Diego Chargers · Part of three bowl teams during his career, including one at Tulane and two at Fresno State · Coached San Jose State standout Edell Shepherd, who set Spartan school records with 1,500 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns in 2001 · Played receiver for three seasons at San Diego State and professionally with the Washington Redskins, in the CFL and WLAF

Keith Williams joins Coach Mike Riley’s Nebraska staff as receivers coach. Williams has extensive collegiate experience working with wideouts, most recently spending the past three seasons at Tulane University. In addition to his role as the Green Wave’s receivers coach, Williams was also the program’s out-of-state recruiting coordinator in 2014. Williams’ receivers have a strong record of success, with eight of his products playing in the NFL in 2014. In 2014, Williams quickly developed Teddy Veal, who led the Green Wave with 40 receptions as a true freshman. Veal’s development was the latest success for Williams during his college coaching career. In 2013, Tulane earned a spot in the New Orleans Bowl and posted a 7-6 record. A big part of the team success was the play of Williams’ receivers. Senior Ryan Grant completed an outstanding Tulane career in 2013, finishing his career with 196 catches for 2,769 yards. Grant topped 75 receptions in each of his final two seasons, and produced a pair of 1,000-yard receiving campaigns. As a group, Williams’ receivers combined for better than 150 receptions, nearly 1,900 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2013. In Williams’ first year at Tulane in 2012, Grant was a first-team All-Conference USA selection when he compiled seven 100-yard games. Grant spent the 2014 season with the Washington Redskins. Williams also served as Fresno State’s receivers coach for three seasons from 2009 to 2011. He helped the Bulldogs to two bowl appearances, and Williams coached three All-Western Athletic Conference receivers, including first-team choice Jalen Saunders in 2011. Williams also has NFL experience, spending the 2008 season with the San Diego Chargers in a minority internship coaching position. He was also an assistant coach at San Jose City College, San Jose State and Solano (Calif.) College. While with San Jose State, Williams coached four Spartans who ranked among the SJSU’s all-time leaders in receiving yardage. Williams played collegiately at San Diego State, where he played on the Aztecs’ 1991 Freedom Bowl team. Williams was also a member of the SDSU track and field team. He signed a free agent contract with the Washington Redskins following his college career and went on to play in both the Canadian Football League and the World League of American Football.

3 YEARS OF NFL EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE

NEBRASKA » Assistant Coach (2015) Tulane » Assistant Coach (2012-14) Fresno State » Assistant Coach (2009-11) San Jose City College » Offensive Coordinator (2005-08) San Jose State » Assistant Coach (2001-04) Solano College » Assistant Coach (2000)

personal

Education » San Diego State (1996) playing experience » San Diego State (WR) » Washington Redskins (WR) » Frankfurt Galaxy , WLAF (WR) » Saskatchewan Rough Riders (WR) Family » Wife: Ayana » Children: Keyan, Kaya

the williams family

BY THE NUMBERS 16

YEARS OF COACHING EXPERIENCE

4

YEARS AS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

1

YEAR OF NFL PLAYING EXPERIENCE

(from left): Keith, Keyan, Ayana and Kaya


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FOOTBALL sTRENGTH AND CONDITIONING STAFF JAMIE MARK BELT PHILIPP HEAD FOOTBALL STRENGTH COACH Mark Philipp is in his first season serving as Nebraska's head football strength coach. Philipp assumed his new role in January, shortly after Mike Riley was hired as the Huskers' head football coach. Philipp had previously worked with Riley as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Oregon State. A certified strength and conditioning specialist, Philipp is also a certified Level 1 Club Coach by the United States of America Wrestling, in addition to being certified in functional movement screening. Philipp came to Nebraska after spending two years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at USC. He was responsible for the design, implementation and supervision of the strength training, agility, speed work, conditioning and testing for the women's lacrosse team, while also assisting with all aspects of strength and conditioning for the football, women's basketball and sand volleyball programs. Known for his contagious enthusiasm, Philipp was an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Oregon State from 2009 to 2013. He spent four seasons working with Coach Riley's football team, helping the Beavers to a pair of bowl appearances. In his final season, Philipp played a role in Oregon State finishing with a No. 20 national ranking. In addition to assisting with the football team, Philipp was in charge of coordinating the strength and conditioning programs for the Beaver men's basketball, wrestling, softball, women's volleyball, women's swimming and diving and women's golf teams. While in Corvallis, Philipp also served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Corvallis Knights baseball team for three summers, in addition to working as the director of strength and conditioning for the Oregon State Weight Lifting Camp from 2010 to 2013. Philipp earned his bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University in 2006, where he was a member of the football team. Philipp served as team captain in 2005, and he was twice named the defensive powerlifting champion.

TIMOTHY RABAS ASSOCIATE FOOTBALL STRENGTH COACH Timothy Rabas joined the Huskers in January of 2015 as the football team’s associate strength coach. Rabas assists Head Football Strength Coach Mark Philipp with all aspects of strength and conditioning for football. Rabas came to Nebraska from North Carolina State, where he worked with the Wolf Pack football team for three seasons. Prior to his time at NC State, Rabas spent six years as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Oregon State. At OSU, Rabas worked with the football program and was the director of strength and conditioning for men's basketball, volleyball, baseball, wrestling and the women's swimming and diving program and performance camps. From 2004 to 2006, Rabas worked with football, wrestling and women's basketball at Northern Illinois University. He also worked as a graduate assistant at The Citadel and served a strength and conditioning internship with the Chicago Bulls. Rabas graduated from Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he earned his degree in health promotion with a minor in nutrition four-year. He was a letterwinner in football at Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and was named Special Teams Player of the Year twice. While at The Citadel, Rabas earned his master's degree in exercise and sports science. A native of Green Bay, Wis., Rabas is a member of USA Weightlifting and the National Strength Coaches Association (NSCA) and is also a licensed massage therapist. He was once competitive in Olympic weightlifting, ranking as high as 13th.

ASSISTANT FOOTBALL STRENGTH COACH Jamie Belt is in his first year as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Nebraska. Belt joined the Huskers in January of 2015 and assists Head Football Strength Coach Mark Philipp with all aspects of strength and conditioning for football. Belt came to Nebraska after serving the University of Nebraska-Omaha for three years, spending two years as an assistant strength coach before being named co-head strength coach in his final year with the Mavericks. Belt was in charge of all aspects of training for baseball, softball, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer and track and field. While in Omaha, Belt also operated Visible Impact Fitness, where he trained fighters that have fought in the UFC. Belt also worked personally with boxer Terence Crawford, who won the WBO world lightweight championship with a victory over Ricky Burns in 2014. A native of Pender, Neb., Belt earned his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Wayne State College in 2005. Belt is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) where he is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and a Registered Strength and Conditioning Coach (RSCC). He is a member of the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) where he is Certified as a Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES). Belt is also First aid/CPR/AED certified through the American Red Cross.

ANDREW ERVIN ASSISTANT FOOTBALL STRENGTH COACH Andrew Ervin joined the Huskers in January of 2015 as an assistant strength coach for the football team. Ervin assists Head Football Strength Coach Mark Philipp with all aspects of strength and conditioning for football. Ervin came to Nebraska from Bryant University, where he served as the program’s associate head strength and conditioning coach. Ervin assisted the head strength and conditioning coach in the design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for football, men’s lacrosse, men and women’s basketball and baseball. Ervin also designed and implemented strength and conditioning programs for field hockey, men's and women’s soccer, softball and women’s lacrosse. Ervin also spent time at North Carolina State, where he worked with athletes on proper running mechanics and also taught proper weightlifting technique while educating the importance of flexibility in weight training. He also served as an intern at NC State in 2008, working with nutrition and weight room organization. Ervin earned his master’s degree in liberal studies from NC State in 2012. A 2009 graduate of DeSales University, Ervin earned his undergraduate degree in sport and exercise science, as well as a minor in sport management. As a student-athlete, Ervin was a four-year member of the lacrosse team, ranking second in career games played with 63. Originally from Philadelphia, Pa., Andrew is married to Ashley Ervin.

WILLIE JONES ASSISTANT FOOTBALL STRENGTH COACH Willie Jones is in his seventh season as an assistant strength and conditioning coach with the Nebraska football team in 2015. Jones came to Nebraska in 2009 from South Dakota State, where he spent two years as a graduate assistant for the Jackrabbit strength and conditioning department. With the Huskers, Jones assists Head Football Strength Coach Mark Philipp with all aspects of the strength and conditioning for football. Jones earned his bachelor's degree in health promotion from South Dakota State in 2007. He also completed his master's degree in sport science from SDSU in May of 2012. Jones was a three-year letterman for the Jackrabbit football team from 2002 to 2006. Jones is also a member of the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association (CSCCa). He is a certified strength and conditioning coach through the same organization. A native of Yankton, S.D., Jones is also CPR certified through the American Red Cross. Jones and his wife, Andrea, were married in May of 2013 and have one son, Krayton (1). Jones also has a son, Cameron (12).


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FOOTBALL OPERATIONS, RECRUITING AND OFFICE STAFF DAN ANDY VAN DE RIET VAUGHN ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR FOR FOOTBALL OPERATIONS

DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL AND RECRUITING OPERATIONS

Dan Van De Riet joined the Huskers in December of 2014 as Nebraska’s Associate Athletics Director for Football Operations. Van De Riet came to Nebraska with Husker head coach Mike Riley from Oregon State, where Van De Riet was part of the Beavers’ football staff for 14 years. Van De Riet plays a vital role in the administrative aspects of the Nebraska football program and serves as a liaison with other parts of the athletics department. He is involved in all football operations and assists with NU’s recruiting efforts. Van De Riet oversees multiple aspects of the football office, including travel, budget and staffing for the football office. At Oregon State, Van De Riet was promoted to the director of football operations in 2008 after arriving on campus in 2001 as the assistant director of football operations. In November of 2014, Van De Riet was promoted to associate athletic director for football operations at OSU. Van De Riet has served on the Rose Bowl Advisory Committee and was involved in 10 Oregon State bowl games. Prior to arriving in Corvallis, Van De Riet spent seven months as a student manager at Stanford. Van De Riet attended San Jose State, graduating in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and a minor in special education. While at SJSU he served as a student assistant equipment manager with the football program. In addition to his daily duties with the program, he also assisted with game-day Spartan Stadium preparation, summer camps and on-campus recruiting. He and his wife, Sabrina, have two daughters, Sevennah and Reese, and one son, Preston.

Andy Vaughn joined the Nebraska football program in January of 2015 as the Director of Football and Recruiting Operations. Vaughn is responsible for overseeing and spearheading all aspects of the recruiting process for Nebraska, including logistics and developing communication strategies through marketing, social media and technology. Vaughn is also the liaison with athletic department and campus groups including NCAA compliance, academics and housing. Vaughn came to Nebraska after a successful three-year run at Nevada, where he held a similar role. Prior to Nevada, Vaughn worked at Middle Tennessee State and Clemson, managing recruiting and operations in each of his roles. Vaughn also has experience outside of college athletics. From 2006 to 2007 he lived in Reno, Nev., and helped coordinate a Velocity Sports Performance franchise while serving as the center director, handling business and recruiting functions. Vaughn helped Velocity develop and promote a special high-altitude performance and skills training program for elite NBA players and NFL hopefuls that was the first of its kind in the United States. A native of South Carolina, Vaughn was a tight end at North Greenville University, where he played on the first bowl team in school history. He earned a degree in sport management and business administration from North Greenville University in 2003. He also has a master's degree in physical education and sport administration from Florida State in 2005. Andy and his wife, Jahna, have a son, Brayden.

HILARY O'BRYAN

CHRIS BRASFIELD

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FOOTBALL OPERATIONS Hilary O'Bryan came to Nebraska in December of 2014 as a member of Mike Riley's support staff. She serves as the team's assistant director of football operations. O'Bryan manages day-to-day football operations, assists with team and staff travel, is the liaison to the marketing and community relations departments and manages all administrative responsibilities for Coach Riley. O'Bryan joined the Huskers after seven years at Oregon State, where she started as a student assistant in 2008. She was promoted to executive assistant in 2010 before being named assistant director of football operations in 2012. O'Bryan earned her bachelor's degree in business marketing from Oregon State in 2012. She graduated with a Master's degree in Business Administration with a focus in market research from Oregon State in June 2015. O'Bryan is a member of the American Football Coaches Association and is a native of Astoria, Ore.

RYAN GUNDERSON DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL Ryan Gunderson joined the Nebraska football staff in December of 2014 as the team’s director of player personnel. Gunderson is in charge of roster management and overseeing the recruiting and evaluation process including maintaining a recruiting database, developing communication plans with prospective student-athletes, managing social media and assisting coaches with recruiting efforts for the football program. Gunderson joined the Huskers from Oregon State, where he worked and played for Coach Mike Riley and the Beavers. Following his time as a student-athlete, Gunderson was promoted to director of player personnel after serving four seasons as the Beavers' assistant director of player personnel and two years as an administrative graduate assistant coach. Gunderson played quarterback for the Beavers from 2003 to 2007 and was a member of Oregon State's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee before graduating with a degree in construction engineering management in December of 2007. Gunderson played in 13 games during his career at OSU, totaling 645 yards passing and two touchdowns. He was a two-time academic All-Pac-10 selection.

DIRECTOR OF HIGH SCHOOL RELATIONS Chris Brasfield joined the Nebraska football staff in March of 2015 and serves as Nebraska’s Director of High School Relations. He spent the previous four seasons working with Coach Mike Riley at Oregon State, serving as the Beavers’ running backs coach from 2011 to 2014 when Brasfield was regarded as an elite recruiter. In his role at Nebraska, Brasfield oversees the administration of the Huskers’ walk-on program and serves as the primary contact for high school football coaches. Brasfield also serves as the initial point of contact with the Nebraska program for professional teams, and he helps coordinate the Huskers’ annual pro day workouts. At Oregon State, Storm Woods rushed for more than 2,100 yards from 2012 to 2014 under Brasfield's direction. In 2012, Brasfield was named one of the top 50 recruiters in the country. Previously, Brasfield was a defensive graduate assistant at Oregon in 2010, after spending the previous four seasons as the running backs coach at Samford. Brasfield also served in assistant coaching roles at Midwestern State, Southwest Texas State and TCU. Brasfield has NFL experience, most recently participating in the NFL Minority Coaching Internship program with the Tennessee Titans in 2009. He also served as an intern with the Oakland Raiders in 2000 and was an area scout for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2001 and 2002. Brasfield has extensive high school coaching experience as well, including stops at Fort Worth’s Country Day, All Saints Episcopal School and Chicago Hope Academy in Illinois. Brasfield earned both his bachelor's and master's degrees from TCU. He and his wife Sherresa, have three children, Tyson, Taylor and Truman.


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KENNY WILHITE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL Kenny Wilhite joined the Nebraska football staff as a regional recruiting assistant in the spring of 2014. He was named an assistant director of player personnel on Mike Riley's staff, and was promoted to associate director of player personnel in March of 2015. Wilhite is responsible for identifying potential recruits within his assigned region, and serving as an on-campus host for visitors from that region. Wilhite came to Nebraska after spending six seasons coaching defensive backs at Southeast Missouri State under former Husker player and coach Tony Samuel. A native of St. Louis, Mo., Wilhite previously gained coaching experience at New Mexico State, Dodge City Community College, Emporia State, Kentucky State and Central Arkansas. A standout defensive back for the Huskers under Coach Tom Osborne, Wilhite earned AllBig Eight honors in 1991 after leading the team in interceptions. Wilhite played professionally for four seasons in the Canadian Football League. Wilhite was a CFL all-star in 1996, when he finished third behind Doug Flutie in voting for the league’s player-of-the-year award. Wilhite earned his bachelor’s degree in human development from Nebraska in 1992.

TODD MCSHANE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF PLAYER PERSONNEL Todd McShane is in his first season as Nebraska's assistant director of player personnel. McShane is responsible for identifying potential recruits and serving as an on-campus host for visitors. He also assists with the organization and execution of all official and unofficial visits. McShane came to Nebraska from Oregon State, where he was promoted to assistant director of player personnel in July of 2014. He had previously served as a student equipment manager, starting in 2007, before moving into an intern role in the administrative offices in 2011. McShane graduated from Oregon State with his bachelor’s degree in health management and policy with a minor in athletic administration.

JONI DUFF ASSISTANT TO THE DEFENSE Joni Duff began her association with the Nebraska football office in 1980, as she has served the Huskers for more than 30 years. Duff is as an assistant to the defensive and special teams coaches and also handles multiple office functions. She is married to Craig Duff, and the couple has two sons, Alex and Nathan.

TERI RIGGINS FOOTBALL STAFF SECRETARY OFFENSE Teri Riggins has served as an assistant in the football office since 1998 and began her association with the athletics department in 1996. Riggins is in her 11th year as a football staff assistant, where she assists the Husker offensive coaches, among other duties. Previously she served as the recruiting staff assistant for six years, in addition to two seasons as the track and field office secretary. Before joining Nebraska, Riggins worked at Nebraska-Kearney for the Dean of the College of Education, in the Student Services office at Iowa Western CC and at Duncan Aviation. An alumnus of the American Institute of Business in Des Moines, Iowa, Riggins and her husband, Jim, are the parents of Brenda Riggins and the late Jamie Riggins-Bayer. Teri and Jim have four grandchildren Josh, Victoria, Sam and Marc and one great-granddaughter.

additional football assistants and student staff

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers: Spencer Fowler and Eduardo Godoy. Student Athletic Trainers: Scott Anderson, Anna Gibilisco, Albert Lainez, Trenton Royse, Sydney Todd. Student Equipment Managers: Cole Ashby, Ryan Carstenson, Chase Caverzagie, Nathan Duff, Riley Herchenbach, Kelli Leachman, Nic Mitchell, Joe Mueller, Jackson Powell, Jacob Rush, Mitch Ruybalid, Espen Sandnes, Trey Semrad, Evan Sisel, Ryan Stanzel, Jonah Watson. Football Office Student Assistants: Audra Hurd, Morgan Kumm, Haley Lauterbach, Lexi Najarian, Megan Nelson, Valerie Peterson. Football Recruiting Office Student Assistants: Carter Johnson, Addison Morris. Student Video Assistants: Joel Bittner, Devon Kleich, Matt Pearce, Matthew Sestak, Keevan Statz, John Wiatr.

GRADUATE ASSISTANTS AND GRADUATE MANAGERS TAVITA BEAU THOMPSON WALKER GRADUATE ASSISTANT TIGHT ENDS Tavita Thompson joined the Nebraska football staff in January of 2015 as a graduate assistant coach, serving as the Huskers' tight end coach. Thompson came to Nebraska from Oregon State, where he was a graduate assistant coach. He also played offensive tackle for the Beavers from 2005 to 2008. Thompson coached at Pacific University in 2011, serving as the team’s defensive line coach. Prior to joining the Boxers' staff he played one season in the United Football League with the Sacramento Mountain Lions after being drafted in the second round. In 2009, he appeared in two games for the New York Jets during the preseason. Thompson was a four-year letterwinner at OSU after redshirting as a true freshman in 2004. A native of Honolulu, Thompson started 13 career games at offensive tackle and was a member of four OSU bowl-winning teams. Thompson played at St. Louis High School, where he was named first-team all-state by both the Honolulu Advisor and the Star-Bulletin on both offense and defense as a senior. He was one of only three players to be named to both publications' first teams and was rated among the nation's top 50 linemen by Rivals.com. Thompson graduated from Oregon State in 2008 with his degree in human development and family studies. Thompson and his wife, Lindsay, have two children, Brycen and Tausani.

GRADUATE ASSISTANT OFFENSIVE ASSISTANT Beau Walker is in his first season as a graduate assistant on Mike Riley's Nebraska staff. Walker will primarily work with Husker running backs coach Reggie Davis. Walker was promoted to graduate assistant coach for the offensive line at Oregon State in 2014, after previously serving as a student assistant for the Beavers while completing his undergraduate degree. Beau's father, Craig, was the longtime head football coach at Bend High School in Bend, Ore. Beau was a three-sport athlete for the Lava Bears, including a first-team all-state quarterback and punter in his final season. Walker graduated from Oregon State in 2012 with a degree in exercise and sports science.


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JON CLARK GRADUATE ASSISTANT DEFENSE Jon Clark is in his first season on the Nebraska staff in 2015, and he serves as a defensive graduate assistant. Clark works extensively with the Husker secondary. Clark spent the 2014 season as the safeties coach at East Texas Baptist University, and he was the defensive coordinator and secondary coach for Canyon State (Ariz.) Academy High School in 2013. Prior to Canyon State Academy, Clark was a student assistant at Arizona State and helped with the development of defensive backs. During his coaching stint at Arizona State, the team appeared in the 2011 MAACO Bowl vs. Boise State. Before coaching, Clark was a defensive back for Arizona State from 2007 to 2010. Clark graduated in 2012 with a degree in family studies.

MAX ONYEGBULE GRADUATE ASSISTANT ASSISTANT DEFENSIVE LINE Max Onyegbule is in his second season on the Nebraska staff in 2015, and he serves as a defensive graduate assistant. Onyegbule will primarily work with a talented Husker defensive line this fall. In 2014, Onyegbule assisted a Nebraska defensive line that featured first-team All-Big Ten selection Randy Gregory and second-team all-conference pick Maliek Collins. The play of the defensive line helped the Blackshirts rank among the national leaders in pass efficiency defense, opponent pass completion percentage and third-down defense. Onyegbule spent the 2013 season as a defensive graduate assistant at Kansas, his alma mater. As a defensive lineman for Kansas from 2006 to 2009, Onyegbule registered 67 tackles as a three-year letterwinner. As a senior in 2009, Onyegbule totaled 37 tackles, including 16 solo stops. He added 11 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks. Kansas enjoyed great success during Onyegbule’s career, including a 12-1 record in 2007, when the Jayhawks earned an Orange Bowl victory over Virginia Tech and finished with a No. 7 final national ranking. Onyegbule earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Kansas in December of 2010. He is currently working on his master's in education administration. Onyegbule is married to the former Charity Stowers.

BROOKS ARMSTRONG GRADUATE MANAGER OPERATIONS Brooks Armstrong came to Nebraska after spending the previous six seasons on Mike Riley's staff at Oregon State. Armstrong serves as a graduate manager for operations with the Huskers, assisting in a variety of duties, including day-to-day office operations, team travel, camps and various recruiting functions. Armstrong was an operations intern at Oregon State in 2014. He served as an undergraduate assistant coach working with the offensive line for Oregon State from 2009 to 2013. Armstrong earned his degree in criminal justice from Oregon State in 2014.

BROCK BANDUR GRADUATE MANAGER DEFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL Brock Bandur is in his first season as a graduate manager for defensive quality control. Bandur spent the 2014 season at Cincinnati, working with Hank Hughes and the Bearcats' defensive line. Bandur will assist Hughes again in Lincoln, while helping the defensive coaches with opponent breakdown, practice preparation with the offensive scout team. Bandur returns to Lincoln after previously working with the Husker football program as a student manager, including as head student manager in 2012. Bandur also served as a volunteer intern for the Huskers in 2013. A native of Ord, Neb., Bandur graduated from Nebraska in 2012 with a degree in business administration and a minor in economics.

HARDIE BUCK GRADUATE MANAGER OFFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL Hardie Buck is in his first season at Nebraska in 2015. He serves as a graduate manager for offensive quality control, primarily assisting wide receivers coach Keith Williams. Buck spent the 2012 and 2013 seasons assisting special teams coach Bruce Read at Oregon State. Buck played collegiately at Alabama. A wide receiver, he developed into a special teams standout for the Crimson Tide, playing every game over his final two seasons and totaling 17 tackles. He was a member of Alabama's 2009 and 2011 national championship teams. Buck earned his degree in marketing from Alabama in 2011.

NICK HALBERG GRADUATE MANAGER OFFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL Nick Halberg is a graduate manager for offensive quality control with the Huskers. Halberg assists offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf with a variety of duties. Halberg previously worked with Langsdorf as a student worker for the Oregon State football team. Halberg spent the last six years on Mike Riley's OSU staff. Halberg spent his first three years in college working in the Oregon State football video department. As a senior, he served as an undergraduate assistant for Langsdorf. Halberg graduated from Oregon State in 2012 with a degree in psychology. Upon graduation, he spent the 2013 and 2014 seasons as a graduate intern for the Beaver offense.

KEATON KRISTICK GRADUATE MANAGER DEFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL Keaton Kristick is in his first year at Nebraska after spending the past two seasons as a graduate assistant on Mike Riley's Oregon State staff, where he worked extensively with the linebackers. Kristick will fill a similar role at Nebraska, assisting linebackers coach Trent Bray. Kristick was a standout linebacker for the Beavers from 2006 to 2009. A two-time All-Pac 12 selection, Kristick totaled 211 tackles while helping Oregon State to a 3-1 bowl record. He then played two seasons in the NFL for the San Francisco 49ers. Kristick earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from Oregon State in 2008.

ROMAN SAPOLU GRADUATE MANAGER OFFENSIVE QUALITY CONTROL One year after playing for Mike Riley at Oregon State, Roman Sapolu has joined Riley's football staff at Nebraska. Sapolu serves as a graduate manager for offensive quality control, and he will primarily assistant offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh, his former position coach. Sapolu got an unexpected early start to his coaching career last fall, when his senior season was cut short due to injury. A four-year letterwinner on the offensive line, Sapolu remained on the Beaver squad for the remainder of the season and assisted coach Cavanaugh. Sapolu earned his degree in liberal studies from Oregon State in 2014.

SHANN SCHILLINGER GRADUATE MANAGER SPECIAL TEAMS Shann Schillinger is in his first season at Nebraska, assisting Special Teams Coordinator Bruce Read. Schillinger came to Nebraska after spending the 2014 season at Dickinson State University in North Dakota, where his brother, Jace, is the offensive coordinator. Shann assisted with the wide receivers and special teams for the Bluehawks. A sixth-round pick by the Atlanta Falcons in the 2010 NFL Draft, Schillinger played four seasons in the NFL. He ranked third on the Falcons in special teams tackles in 2010 and second in 2011. Collegiately, Schillinger was a two-time All-Big Sky performer at Montana, where he helped the Grizzlies to two appearances in the FCS National Championship Game. Schillinger earned his degree in business administration from Montana in 2010. He and his wife, Ericka, have a daughter, Lenex (1). The couple is expecting their second child in January.


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FOOTBALL VIDEO STAFF GREG VAUGHN DIRECTOR OF VIDEO Greg Vaughn joined the Nebraska football program in January of 2015 as the team’s video director. Vaughn’s primary responsibility lies in overseeing Nebraska’s 45-client XOS coaching video network that is utilized by the football coaching staff on a daily basis. Vaughn and the rest of the video staff implements a video system for the day-to-day use by coaches, including the taping and editing of practice and games along with opponent video breakdowns. Vaughn came to Nebraska with 12 years of video experience at Oregon State and Arizona State. He earned his bachelor's degree in kinesiology from Oregon State in 2000. He resides in Lincoln with his wife, Ashley.

FOOTBALL EQUIPMENT STAFF JAY TERRY EQUIPMENT MANAGER Jay Terry has been equipment manager at Nebraska since 2002 and has served on the Nebraska athletics department equipment staff since April 1997. Terry also spent two years as a student equipment manager before serving as an assistant equipment manager for four years. Terry maintains the Husker football locker room and is in charge of the football team's equipment needs. He coordinates the transportation of all football and support equipment to road games, and oversees Nebraska's equipment staff of four full-time assistants and several student workers who handle all 24 of Nebraska's sports. Terry is also in charge of overseeing the Husker football student managers. A native of Cozad, Neb., Terry has been a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association for 15 years. He earned a degree in communication studies from the University of Nebraska in May 2004. Terry is married to the former Heather Bridger and they have a six-year-old son, Connor, and a three-year-old daughter, Quinn.

TATE GUILLOTTE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF VIDEO Tate Guillotte is in his fifth season as the assistant football video coordinator at Nebraska. Guillotte assists in providing all technology needs for the Husker coaching staff, including film exchange and breakdown of practice and game footage. Guillotte helps facilitate the filming and editing of all games and practice. With Guillotte's help, Nebraska was one of the first two schools in the country to begin shooting, editing and distributing practice video in HD. Along with his on-field responsibilities, Guillotte also has played the lead role in Nebraska's transition to digital playbooks for the entire Husker football team as well as the implementation of advanced analytical data for self and opponent scouting. Guillotte assists with all facets of technology integration for the Husker football program. Guillotte came to Nebraska after spending two years as an intern with XOS and the SEC Digital Network. He also has previous experience working with a collegiate football team, as Guillotte was a student videographer at LSU from 2006 to 2011. Guillotte is originally from New Iberia, La. He and his wife, Melynnda, have one son, Carson.

BRYAN HARROD ASSISTANT EQUIPMENT MANAGER Bryan Harrod joined the Nebraska Athletics Department in July of 2014 as an assistant equipment manager. Harrod came to the Huskers after working at Arkansas State. He has also worked at Navy, Maryland-Baltimore County, the Baltimore Orioles, the Wichita Stealth of the arena league and Kansas. Harrod is a certified athletic equipment manager, and he is a member of the Athletic Equipment Managers Association. Harrod received his bachelor's degree in sport administration from Wichita State in 2004. He and his wife, Jen, have one daughter, Quynn.

ATHLETIC MEDICINE AND sPORTS pSYCHOLOGY MARK LONNIE MAYER ALBERS, M.D. ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR ATHLETIC MEDICINE Dr. Lonnie Albers has served as director of athletic medicine at Nebraska since 1995 and has been working with the athletics department since 1985. Albers, an associate athletics director for the Huskers, oversees the operations of the athletic medicine and athletic training facilities and staff. Albers practiced clinical medicine in Lincoln for more than 10 years and has more than 20 years of experience in urgent care. He previously served as a team physician from 1985 through 1995. Albers is responsible for the medical care of the student-athletes and maintains a pharmacy permit in order to dispense medicine to student-athletes as needed. A Hildreth, Neb., native, Albers is a certified medical review officer and administers Nebraska's drug testing programs. Albers earned his bachelor's degree in biology and English from Nebraska in 1977 and his M.D. from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1980. He also is board certified in Family Practice. Albers is married to the former Jodelle Glushenko, and they have a son, Scott, and two daughters, Michelle and Angela.

HEAD FOOTBALL ATHLETIC TRAINER Mark Mayer (pronounced Meyer) is in his ninth season as Nebraska’s head football athletic trainer in 2015. Mayer came to the Nebraska program in 2007 with more than a dozen years of experience in athletic medicine, including serving the previous nine years as the assistant athletic trainer for the Oakland Raiders. Mayer heads up Nebraska’s athletic medicine efforts for the football team. His responsibilities include year-round preventive care, immediate care for injured athletes at practices and games and the reconditioning of injured athletes. Prior to joining the Raiders, he served first as an athletic trainer intern in 1995 and gained full-time status in 1998 as a strength and conditioning assistant. Mayer also served as a student athletic trainer for UC Davis from 1992 to 1994. He was named a full-time assistant athletic trainer for Oakland in 1999 and served in that capacity for Super Bowl XXXVII in 2003 when the AFC Champion Raiders faced the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In his 11 years with the Raiders, Mayer worked with former Husker players Adam Treu, John Parrella, Eric Johnson, Aaron Graham and Fabian Washington. Originally from San Leandro, Calif., Mayer graduated from the University of California at Davis in 1994, and served as a student athletic trainer for UC Davis from 1992 to 1994. He earned his bachelor of science degree in physical education and is certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association. Married to the former Kira Schoeneman, Mayer and his wife have two children, 12-year old daughter Savannah Audren and 9-year old son Boston Zachary.


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DREW HAMBLIN ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER

TODD STULL, M.D. DIRECTOR OF SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY

Drew Hamblin is in his second season as an assistant athletic trainer at Nebraska, where he works with the Husker football team. Hamblin assists with all aspects of the athletic medicine efforts for the football team, including year-round preventive care, immediate care for injured athletes at practice and games and the reconditioning of injured athletes. Before coming to Nebraska, Hamblin spent three seasons as an assistant athletic trainer at Auburn from 2011 to 2013, when he worked with the Tiger football program. Previously, Hamblin served as the Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer at Newberry College in Newberry, S.C. Hamblin also possesses NFL experience, as he spent the 2009 season as an athletic trainer intern with the Buffalo Bills. Hamblin is a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. A native of Madison, Wis., he earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology-athletic training from Wisconsin in 2007. Hamblin earned a master’s degree in sports management from Arkansas in 2009. He and his wife Heather have two children.

Dr. Todd Stull is in his first season as Nebraska's director of sports psychology, a newly created role designed to enhance the Husker student-athlete experience. Stull had previously served as a consulting sport psychiatrist for both the Nebraska and Creighton athletic departments. Stull is the founder of Inside Performance Mindroom, an innovative service-based company that seeks to bring out an athlete's peak performance through psychiatry and the latest sport science training available. As a performance psychiatrist, Stull has worked with athletes, corporate executives and physicians to identify and address psychological, interpersonal and wellness needs through mental skills training. A graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Stull is a board certified psychiatrist in Addiction Medicine as well as General and Addiction Psychiatry. He is a professional member of the American Psychiatric Association, the Association of Applied Sports Psychology and the International Society of Sports Psychiatry. Stull is also a member of the NCAA Mental Health Task Force. Before attending medical school, Stull earned his bachelor's degree from Hastings College, where he was a quarterback on the Broncos' football team.

BRANDON ARMSTRONG

JERRY WEBER

ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER Brandon Armstrong is in his second season as an assistant athletic trainer with the Nebraska football team. Armstrong assists with all aspects of the athletic medicine efforts for the football team, including year-round preventive care, immediate care for injured athletes at practice and games and the reconditioning of injured athletes. Armstrong comes to Nebraska after spending the 2012 and 2013 seasons as an athletic training intern with the New England Patriots. Previously, Armstrong spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at Alabama, which won the 2011 national championship. Armstrong earned bachelor’s degrees in athletic training from Morehead State in exercise science in 2007 and in athletic training from Eastern Kentucky in 2010. He earned his master of science degree in health studies with a concentration in athletic training from Alabama in 2012.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETIC MEDICINE HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER Jerry Weber began his association with the Nebraska athletic medicine staff in 1977 and has been head athletic trainer and associate director of athletic medicine since 1996. In his duties as head athletic trainer and physical therapist, he oversees the operation of all athletic medicine facilities and supervises the Husker staff of athletic trainers, graduate and undergraduate student assistants. Along with his duties as head trainer, Weber directs the orthopedic rehabilitation and coordinates the return to sport programs with orthopedic specialists and athletic training staff. During the spring he also works with the men’s gymnastics and baseball teams. The Nebraska medical team has two physical therapist/athletic trainers, 11 athletic trainers, six graduate assistant certified athletic trainers and 40 student assistants in the athletic training curriculum - all required to care for more than 600 Husker student-athletes. A Sidney, Neb., native, Weber earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology from Nebraska in 1974. He earned his physical therapy degree from UNMC in 1976 and his master’s degree from Western Illinois in 1977. Weber has enjoyed a distinguished career at Nebraska. In June of 2011, Weber was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Hall of Fame. He became the fourth former Nebraska athletic trainer to join the NATA Hall of Fame, including Paul Schneider, George Sullivan and Roland “Duke” LaRue. Weber was previously honored by the NATA in June of 2004 as one of 18 members to receive the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award. In the spring of 2003, Weber was inducted into the District V NATA Hall of Fame for his many years of service to that organization. In 1991, Weber received the Sullivan Award from the NATA recognizing excellence in athletic training. Weber has been active in the NATA for more than 30 years at the state, district and national levels since 1978, having served on the board of directors and as a presidential candidate. Weber also has been honored by the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame as a recipient of the 2002 Lyell Bremser Special Merit Award. Weber was a member of the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sport and was the NCAA liaison to the National Athletic Trainers Association’s College/University Athletic Trainers Committee for six years from 2001 to 2006. Weber served 10 years on the Nebraska State Examining Board for Athletic Trainers.


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ATHLETICS ADMINISTRATION STEVE WATERFIELD SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR PERFORMANCE & STRATEGIC RESEARCH Steve Waterfield joined the Nebraska Athletics Department in August of 2013 as a Senior Associate Athletics Director in charge of Performance and Strategic Research. A member of the Athletics Department’s Senior Management Team, Waterfield assists Director of Athletics Shawn Eichorst with the administration of the football program and serves as the sports administrator for men's and women's tennis. He also oversees athletic medicine, strength and conditioning, sports nutrition, Lewis Training Table, the Nebraska Athletics Performance Laboratory (NAPL) and strategic research and sports analytics. Waterfield is the athletics department liaison to the institution's Center for Brain, Biology and Behavior (CB3), located in the East Stadium Research Facility. Waterfield joined Nebraska after two years as a senior administrator at Miami. While in Coral Gables, Waterfield oversaw sports medicine, athletic training, strength and conditioning and human resources, and served as the direct sport administrator for the football and men's basketball programs. Prior to Miami, Waterfield spent seven years at Wisconsin, serving under Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez as an Associate Athletics Director for Student Services. Waterfield oversaw compliance, academic services and sports medicine, while also serving as sport administrator for the men's and women's soccer and men's and women's swimming and diving programs. Waterfield went to Wisconsin after spending five years as an Assistant Director of Compliance at Ohio State. Waterfield holds a law degree, a master’s in business administration and a master’s in sports management from Ohio State and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Kenyon College. He is a member of the Ohio bar and U.S. Federal District Court and worked as an Assistant Attorney General in the Ohio Attorney General's office. Steve and his wife, Jaime, have two sons, Davis and Austin.

DENNIS LEBLANC SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR ACADEMICS Dennis Leblanc was named Nebraska’s Senior Associate Athletics Director for Academics in 2007, after being promoted from associate athletics director for Academic Programs and Student Services. He was named an Associate Athletics Director in 1998 and has directed the academic program since 1993. Leblanc, who has been with the Academic Support Program for Student-Athletes since 1987, joined the Nebraska Athletics Department in 1983 as a member of the track and field staff. Under Leblanc’s leadership, Nebraska has become the national leader in CoSIDA Academic All-Americans for football and all sports, NCAA Today’s Top Ten Award honorees and recipients of the National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Postgraduate Scholarship. Since he joined the academic staff in 1987, 244 of Nebraska’s 320 CoSIDA Academic All-Americans have been honored, while NU has claimed 14 of its 17 NCAA’s Today Top Ten Award recipients. Nearly 3,000 Husker student-athletes have earned their degrees. Over the past decade, Nebraska’s academic support program for student-athletes has received outstanding reviews from the NCAA Certification Review Team and the Nebraska Faculty Intercollegiate Athletics Committee. In 2012, Nebraska’s program became one of only 21 programs nationally to be certified by the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletes (N4A) for meeting the established standards of service for studentathletes as outlined by the N4A. Leblanc is a member of the N4A, and in 2002 he received its prestigious Lan Hewlett Award presented to an athletic administrator in recognition of distinguished performance in providing personal, academic and professional guidance to student-athletes. Leblanc was presented the Chancellor’s Award for Exemplary Service to Students at the 2004 University of Nebraska Honors Convocation, which recognizes individuals who go above and beyond their assigned duties, devoting extra time and effort in serving the needs of students. In 2005, he was presented with Honorary Mortar Board membership honoring him for his leadership and service to students. In 2007, Leblanc received the Hero Mentor Award through the American Red Cross, which annually recognizes a person for outstanding leadership and mentoring. Leblanc earned his undergraduate degree from Bethany College, and a master’s degree from Wichita State. He and his wife, Coreen, have four children: Olivia, Christian and twins Madeleine and Mackenzie.

KEITH ZIMMER SENIOR ASSOCIATE ATHLETICS DIRECTOR LIFE SKILLS & N CLUB In his 28th year serving Nebraska Athletics, Keith Zimmer leads Nebraska's Life Skills unit within the department. He also serves as the sports administrator for the men's and women's golf programs while also overseeing all components of Nebraska's Letterwinners N Club. Zimmer, who started at Nebraska in 1987, carries 27 years of life skills and student services experience and provides support to all current Nebraska student-athletes in addition to providing life skills guidance to alumni student-athletes. Components of the Husker Life Skills program include individual student-athlete meetings, major life skills events, the Husker Life Seminar, community outreach, graduate school assistance and postgraduate scholarships. Life Skills annually coordinates an Involvement Fair, Student-Athlete Career Fair, Networking Night, the Senior Celebration, Night at the Lied recognition banquet and Post-Eligibility Opportunities. Zimmer, who worked in Nebraska's Academic and Support Services area from 1987 to 2006, is regarded as a national leader in the life skills area. He received one of the top honors in college athletics in September of 2006, when he was chosen for the Dr. Gene Hooks Award as the Life Skills Administrator of the Year. Zimmer has also served as an NCAA Life Skills trainer and is active with the National Consortium for Academics and Sport. Zimmer provides leadership to the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and remains active in the Ventures In Partnership program, where student-athletes are integrated into various outreach initiatives with Lincoln Public Schools. Zimmer also pioneered the annual "School is Cool" Jam, which reached more than 100,000 middle-level students in the 12-year existence of the event. He is an honorary member of the Golden Key National Honor Society and Mortar Board and has received the Chancellor’s Award for Exemplary Service to Students. Zimmer earned his bachelor’s degree at Wayne State College and his master’s in education from Springfield (Mass.) College. Zimmer and his wife, Michelle, have two sons, Logan and Caden.


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HUSKER NOTEBOOK head coaching experience

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frank beamer, virginia tech 42

gary pinkel, missouri 41

Mike Riley, Nebraska

Years of college and professional coaching experience among current FBS coaches

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frank beamer, virginia tech 31

steve spurrier, south carolina

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dennis franchione, texas state 26

brian kelly, notre dame gary pinkel, missouri

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Mike Riley, Nebraska

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bill snyder, kansas state

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The 2015 season will mark the debut for first-year Head Coach Mike Riley, who was named Nebraska’s 29th head coach last December. Riley came to Nebraska after 14 seasons as the head coach at Oregon State as well as head coaching experience at the professional level. Riley boasts 41 years of coaching experience and has surrounded himself with an experienced staff that boasts coaching and recruiting experience from coast to coast. In his tenure at Oregon State, Riley guided the Beavers to eight bowl games, compiling a 6-2 record in the postseason. He owned a school-record 93 wins overall. Overall, Riley enters his 24th season as a head coach in 2015. Only five FBS head coaches have more experience as a head coach. Riley’s full-time coaching staff includes six coaches who worked for Riley previously at Oregon State. Four of those coaches were on Riley’s 2014 Oregon State coaching staff, while offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf and running backs coach Reggie Davis returned to Riley’s staff after stints in the National Football League.

Strong Lineup of Opponents to Visit Memorial Stadium in 2015

Nebraska’s 2015 schedule is highlighted by a strong home slate of games at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers play host to arguably their best home-opening opponent in more than a decade on Sept. 5 when BYU travels to Lincoln. BYU played in the Miami Beach Bowl and is one of five 2014 bowl teams that will come to Lincoln. The home non-conference schedule also includes visits by South Alabama (Camellia Bowl) on Sept. 12, with Southern Miss rounding out the home non-conference slate on Sept. 26 in the Huskers’ Homecoming game. The Big Ten schedule begins with a visit from defending Big Ten West champion Wisconsin (Outback) on Oct. 10. Northwestern will come to Lincoln on Oct. 24, on a weekend when Nebraska will honor its 1995 national championship team. Michigan State (Cotton) will visit Lincoln on Nov. 7 in one of the top cross-division matchups in the Big Ten in 2015. The annual Black Friday contest against Iowa (Gator) will take place in Lincoln on Nov. 27.

jim harbaugh, michigan

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jim mora jr., ucla

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steve spurrier, south carolina 2 Years of NFL head coaching experience among current FBS coaches

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Years of college and professional head coaching experience among current FBS coaches

john robinson, usc

.889

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kyle whittingham, utah

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urban meyer, utah/florida/ohio state .818 tom o’brien, boston college/nc state .800 Mike Riley, Oregon state/Nebraska .750

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Best bowl game winning percentages in NCAA FBS history (minimum eight bowls)

Four of Nebraska’s five road opponents have won at least one national championship (Miami, Illinois, Minnesota and Rutgers).

NEBRASKA COACHING STAFF BY THE NUMBERS

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Riley is 1 of 3 FBS coaches with at least three seasons of NFL head coaching experience. Riley is 1 of 6 FBS coaches who has been an NFL head coach (UCLA’s Jim Mora Jr., Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh, Louisville’s Bobby Petrino, Alabama’s Nick Saban, South Carolina’s Steve Spurrier). Riley ranks sixth in NCAA history with a .750 winning percentage in bowl games. One of only six coaches in NCAA history to win his first five career bowl games, Riley was 6-2 in bowl games while at Oregon State.

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Riley owns nine years of experience as a professional head coach, the most of any FBS coach. In addition to the NFL, Riley led teams in the Canadian Football League and the World League of American Football.

Riley owns 24 years of head coaching experience at the collegiate or professional level, the sixth most among all FBS head coaches.

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Nebraska’s road schedule in 2015 features three games at Big Ten West opponents, and a pair of games that will take the Huskers to the East Coast. The Huskers make their first road trip of 2015 on Sept. 19 when they take on Miami at Sun Life Stadium. The Hurricanes visited Lincoln last fall in the first game of a home-and-home series. Nebraska and Miami have a long history in the Sunshine State, with four Orange Bowl matchups between the teams between 1984 and 1995, all at the old Orange Bowl stadium. The Huskers’ most recent visit to Sun Life Stadium occurred in the Orange Bowl following the 1997 season when NU defeated Tennessee to capture its fifth national title. The Huskers will visit Illinois for the first time as Big Ten opponents on Oct. 3, when NU plays at Illinois’ Memorial Stadium. A trip to Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium comes on Oct. 17, and the Huskers’ will spend Halloween at Purdue’s Ross-Ade Stadium. Nebraska concludes its road schedule with its first-ever trip to Rutgers on Nov. 14. Overall, the Huskers face eight teams who participated in a bowl game in 2014. The Big Ten Championship Game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5, in Indianapolis.

Riley Offenses Have History of Balance, Diversity

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2013

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One of the hallmarks of Riley’s offenses at Oregon State were their versatility and balance. Riley and his staff have shown the ability to regularly adapt to their personnel and produce top performers at all positions on offense. The highlights of Riley’s offenses at Oregon State include: · In 2003, Oregon State was the first team in NCAA FBS history to have a 4,000-yard passer (Derek Anderson), a 1,500-yard rusher (Steven Jackson) and two 1,000-yard receivers (James Newson and Mike Hass).

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· The 2003 Beaver offense was the first offense in the history of the Pac-12 conference to accumulate 6,000 yards of total offense in a season. · Oregon State quarterbacks under Riley compiled two of the top four single-season passing performances in Pac-12 history, including a conference record 4,662 passing yards by Sean Mannion in 2013. · Beaver signal callers had seven 3,000-yard passing seasons in Riley’s second stint in Corvallis from 2003 to 2014. · OSU quarterbacks earned seven allconference honors under the direction of Riley and his staff.

schools with multiple biletnikoff award winners

major individual pac-12 records under riley quarterback

Season Yards (Sean Mannion: 4,662) Career Yards (Sean Mannion: 13,600)

running back Career Touchdowns (Ken Simonton: 59)

receivers Season Yards (Brandin Cooks: 1,730) Season Receptions (Brandin Cooks: 128)

Huskers Look to Keep Ground Game Churning

Riley and his offensive staff take over a Husker offense that has ranked among the nation’s most consistent rushing teams over the past several years. · Nebraska has ranked in the top 20 nationally in rushing each of the past five seasons, while also averaging better than 200 yards per game on the ground each year in that stretch. · In 2014, Nebraska averaged 240.2 rushing yards per game to rank 17th nationally and fourth in the Big Ten in that category. · Nebraska led the Big Ten in rushing in 2012, while leading the Big 12 in rushing yards per game in 2010. · With Ameer Abdullah posting 1,611 rushing yards in 2014, Nebraska has had a 1,000-yard rusher each of the past six seasons. That is the longest stretch for NU since the Huskers had at least one 1,000-yard rusher in a school-record seven straight seasons from 1979 to 1985.

SIX STRAIGHT 1,000-YARD RUSHERS

Trip to Miami Highlights Road Schedule

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AMEER ABDULLAH, 2014

1,690

AMEER ABDULLAH, 2013 AMEER ABDULLAH, 2012 REX BURKHEAD, 2011 ROY HELU JR., 2010 ROY HELU JR., 2009

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Ameer Abdullah is the only player in the history of Nebraska football the have three 1,000-yard rushing seasons.

· Six of the top 10 single-season rushing totals in OSU history were under Riley. · OSU running backs earned 11 all conference honors under Riley, including 2008 Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year Jacquizz Rodgers.

· Oregon State running backs produced nine 1,000-yard rushing seasons in 14 years with Riley as head coach. · Two of Riley’s receivers at Oregon State–Mike Hass in 2005 and Brandin Cooks in 2013– captured the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top receiver. · Riley is the only current FBS coach who has had two players win the Biletnikoff Award. · Brandin Cooks set Pac-12 records for most receptions and receiving yards in a season in 2013. · Oregon State receivers produced nine 1,000-yard receiving seasons under Riley and his staff. · Beaver receivers earned All-America honors six times under Riley and his staff and Pac10/12 postseason honors seven times.

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The Nebraska coaching staff has combined for 33 seasons of coaching experience in the National Football League. Eight of the 10 coaches have spent time coaching in the NFL.

Riley’s 41 years of overall coaching experience at the collegiate or professional level rank as the third most among FBS head coaches.

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Nebraska’s 10 full-time coaches have been a part of 56 bowl teams during their collegiate coaching careers.

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Armstong Boasts Strong Two-Year Totals J u n i o r Nebraska Season Passing quarterback Yards

Tommy Armstrong Rk. Player, Year Yards Jr. has guided the 1. Joe Ganz, 2008 3,568 Nebraska offense 2. Zac Taylor, 2006 3,197 for the majority 3. Taylor Martinez, 2012 2,871 of the past two 4. tommy Armstrong Jr., 2014 2,695 seasons. The Cibolo, Texas, Nebraska Season Total native has posted Offense a 16-5 record as Rk. Player, Year Yards the Husker starter, 1. Taylor Mafrtinez, 2012 3,890 including starting 2. Joe Ganz, 2008 3,826 all 13 games during 3. tommy Armstrong Jr., 2014 3,400 the 2014 season. Armstrong NU Season Passing produced a solid Touchdowns campaign in Rk. Player, Year TDs 2014, passing for 1. Zac Taylor, 2006 26 2,695 yards and 2. Joe Ganz, 2008 25 22 touchdowns, 3. Taylor Martinez, 2012 23 while rushing for 4. tommy Armstrong Jr., 2014 22 705 yards and six touchdowns. Nebraska Career Passing A r m s t r o n g Yards accounted for Rk. Player, Years Yards 3,400 yards of 1. Taylor Martinez, 2010-13 7,258 total offense, the 2. Zac Taylor, 2005-06 5,850 third-best total in 3. Joe Ganz, 2005-08 5,125 NU history. His 4. Dave Humm, 1972-74 5,035 261.5 yards of total 5. Jerry Tagge, 1969-71 4,704 offense per game 6. Eric Crouch, 1998-2001 4,481 ranked second in 7. Tommy Armstrong Jr., 2013- 3,661 the Big Ten and 35th nationally. Armstrong also ranked eighth nationally by averaging 14.65 yards per completion. One of six captains for the 2015 season, Armstrong is hopeful of building on a strong statistical start to his Nebraska career. · Armstrong’s 2,695 passing yards were the fourth-most in a single season in Nebraska history and a record for an NU sophomore. · His 3,400 yards of total offense were also a sophomore school record and the third-highest single-season total in school history. · The 22 passing touchdowns in 2014 were the fourth-most in school history. Armstrong threw for seven touchdowns in the final two games of the 2014 season. · Armstrong set Nebraska bowl records for attempts (51), completions (32), passing yards (381) and total offense yards (422) in the Holiday Bowl against USC. · Armstrong has 3,661 career passing yards to rank seventh in school history. Entering 2015, he is in position to become just the fifth quarterback in school history with 5,000 passing yards. · Armstrong has 4,568 career total offensive yards, putting him within 212 yards of the top 10 on the NU career chart. · With 907 career rushing yards, Armstrong is 93 rushing yards from becoming the 10th quarterback in school history with 1,000 career rushing yards. · Armstrong is one of only two quarterbacks in school history to start 20 games or more before the end of their sophomore season, joining Taylor Martinez.

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Pierson-El Enjoys Record-Breaking Freshman Season

Sophomore De’Mornay Pierson-El produced one of the top special teams seasons in Nebraska history as a true freshman in 2014. The Maryland product returned a nation-leading three punts for touchdowns during the regular season, including returns of 86 and 80 yards. For his efforts, Pierson-El was a second-team All-America choice by the Football Writers Association of America and USA Today. He also earned freshman All-America honors from several outlets, and was twice honored as Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week, earning the award after games against Fresno State and Iowa. He has been recognized as a preseason All-America punt returner by several outlets heading into the 2015 campaign. Pierson-El finished 2014 ranked second nationally in punt return average at 17.5 yards per return. His 596 total punt return yards not only led the nation, but were nearly 200 yards more than any other FBS player. His total was also the third highest in school history. · Pierson-El had an 86-yard punt return for a touchdown at Fresno State, the longest ever by a Nebraska freshman and the seventh-longest return in school history. · Pierson-El capped the regular season with an 80-yard punt return touchdown at Iowa, helping fuel the Huskers rally from a 17-point deficit for a 37-34 victory. · Pierson-El’s 86 and 80-yard punt return touchdowns were the third and eighth-longest returns in the FBS ranks in 2014. He was the only player in the nation with two returns of more than 80 yards last season. · Pierson-El’s 150 punt return yards at Fresno State were the most in FBS in 2014, while his 134 punt return yards at Iowa were fourth. · Pierson-El finished the season with nine punt returns of at least 20 yards.

Six Players to Serve as 2015 Captains

Six players were selected as captains for the 2015 season, the first under Head Coach Mike Riley. The group includes three players each on offense and defense, and consists of two seniors and four juniors. The players come to the Nebraska program from six different states. Offensively, senior offensive tackle Alex Lewis, junior quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. and junior wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp were named captains. Senior defensive end Jack Gangwish, junior defensive tackle Maliek Collins and junior safety Nate Gerry will represent the 2015 Blackshirts as captains. Armstrong Jr. has been Nebraska’s starting quarterback the past two seasons. The Cibolo, Texas, native posted the third-best total offense season in Husker history as a sophomore in 2014. Lewis the only returnee on the offensive line who started all 13 games for Nebraska in 2014. The Tempe, Ariz., native joins his father in having been elected as a Nebraska team captain. Bill Lewis was a Husker captain in 1985, when he earned All-America honors at center. The Lewis family is the third family to have a father-son duo named as Nebraska team captains. Tom Ruud and sons Barrett and Bo served as captains, as did Dean Steinkuhler and his sons, Ty and Baker. Westerkamp has played a key role in the Nebraska passing game the past two seasons, including 44 catches and five touchdowns as a sophomore. Westerkamp’s selection marks the third straight year a receiver has served as a Nebraska captain. A fifth-year senior from Wood River, Neb., Gangwish continues a long line of Nebraska natives and walk-ons who have served as Nebraska captains. Gangwish’s selection marks the 10th straight year a Nebraska native has been named a team captain. Gangwish is the second player in three seasons to become a captain after originally joining the program as a walk-on, joining offensive lineman Spencer Long (2013). Gangwish played in every game last season and made 19 tackles. A Kansas City product, Collins was a stalwart for the Husker defensive line last season, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors as a sophomore. Collins had 45 tackles, including a team-leading 14 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks. Gerry enters his junior season as the leading returning tackler for the Blackshirt defense. The Sioux Falls, S.D., product made 88 tackles last season. He also ranked among the Big Ten leaders with five interceptions and was a second-team all-conference pick. Gerry is the fourth defensive back in the past three seasons to serve as a team captain, joining Ciante Evans in 2013 and Corey Cooper and Josh Mitchell in 2014.

2014 NATIONAL PUNT RETURN YARDS LEADERS de’mornay pierson-el, nebraska tyler lockett, kansas state

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AMERICA’S PROGRAM

Nebraska’s roster traditionally includes student-athletes from all parts of the United States and 2015 is no different. The 2015 NU roster features players from 26 states as well as Canada. Homegrown Huskers dominate the roster with 61 native Nebraskans on the roster. The Husker roster includes at least five players from six additional states, led by Texas with 11 players and California and Florida with seven each. The map on the right indicates the states represented on Nebraska’s 2015 roster. The roster is reflective of Nebraska’s national approach to recruiting. Nebraska has signed players from 25 states in its last four recruiting classes, including 13 states in its 20-player class in 2015. Nebraska signed two players from seven states and single players from six other states. Nebraska has long blended players from all over the country to become one of the nation’s top programs. · Nebraska’s 96 football All-Americans hail from 24 states and the District of Columbia. Native Nebraskans have accounted for 38 All-America awards. · In its 125-year history, Nebraska letterwinners come from 45 states, Washington D.C. and six foreign countries (Australia, Canada, Finland, South Korea, Germany and Mexico).

Husker Seniors Making the Grade

Nebraska’s success off the field is nearly as well known as its winning ways on the field. Nebraska leads the nation in Academic All-Americans in football with 107 all-time first or second-team selections. Nebraska also leads the way across all sports with 320 academic All-Americans. Several Huskers will be candidates to add to the Academic All-America tradition in 2015. Nebraska’s senior class is also adding to Nebraska’s strong track record of graduating its student-athletes. · Six Nebraska seniors will play the 2015 season as graduate students. Kevin Williams graduated in August of 2014, followed by Jamal Turner in December of 2014. Givens Price, Matt Finnin and Taariq Allen picked up their degrees in May and Alex Lewis will graduate in August. · Eleven additional members of the senior class are expected to pick up their undergraduate degrees in December.

Nebraska was 1 of 14 FBS programs to earn Public Recognition for high achievement in the Academic Progress Rate, ranking in the top 10 percent nationally.

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Westerkamp Leads Veteran Receiving Corps

Junior receiver Jordan Westerkamp is the leader of a veteran group of Nebraska receivers. Westerkamp has had a productive first two years in the Husker program, putting him in a position to make a strong impression on the NU record book, similar to several recent Husker wideouts. · Westerkamp caught 44 passes last season, ranking just outside of the single-season top 10 in receptions.

A Holiday Tradition

ALL-TIME BOWL APPEARANCES

· Westerkamp enters his junior season with 1,030 career receiving yards, ranking as one of 23 players in school history with better than 1,000 receiving yards. He is less than 350 yards from reaching the top 10 on the NU career yardage list.

Nebraska is participated in its 51st alltime bowl game with its appearance in the Holiday Bowl in 2014. Nebraska is one of only five programs with 50 or more bowl appearances, and its 51 bowl appearances are third all-time, trailing only Alabama (61) and Texas (53). The Huskers have played in the postseason in 44 of the past 46 seasons, including an NCAA-record 35 straight bowl games from 1969 to 2003. Nebraska owns a 25-26 alltime bowl record, and the 25 bowl victories rank seventh nationally. Nebraska played the first of its 51 bowls in the 1941 Rose Bowl, when No. 7 Nebraska lost to No. 2 Stanford, 21-13.

Huskers Look to Continue Season-Opening Streak

NCAA Record Sellout Streak Continues into 2015

· Westerkamp has 64 career receptions to rank in a tie for 23rd on the NU career receptions list. He is 27 catches from cracking the top 10 on the NU career catches list. · Westerkamp averaged 17.0 yards per catch last season, racking up 747 receiving yards on his 44 receptions. The 747 yards were the 11th best season total in school history.

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Alabama 61 Texas 53 Nebraska 51 Georgia 50 Tennessee 50

ALL-TIME BOWL VICTORIES 1. 2. 3. 5. 7.

Alabama 34 USC 33 Georgia 28 Oklahoma 28 Tennessee 26 Texas 26 Nebraska 25

Nebraska Among Historically Best Programs

One of the most remarkable streaks in collegiate sports passed its 50th anniversary in 2012. Nebraska has sold out every game at Memorial Stadium since Nov. 3, 1962, and the streak sits at 340 heading into the 2015 campaign. NU celebrated the 300th consecutive sellout at Memorial Stadium on Sept. 26, 2009, against Louisiana-Lafayette, with a then-stadium record crowd of 86,304. Notre Dame is second in all-time consecutive sellouts with 242, 98 fewer than the Huskers. Nebraska established a new stadium record for attendance against Miami on Sept. 20, 2014, with a crowd of 91,585. The crowd ranked as the 10th-largest to see any Nebraska game. NU’s crowd of 91,441 for the 2014 season opener against Florida Atlantic was the third biggest in stadium history. Nebraska was 10th in average home attendance at 91,249 fans per game in 2014. The average attendance for seven home games was the largest ever at Memorial Stadium, bettering the 2013 mark of 90,933. The No. 10 ranking in average attendance marked the second straight year Nebraska has been in the top 10 nationally in attendance. The Huskers checked in at No. 9 in 2013, the highest for Nebraska since full attendance figures are available beginning with the 1999 season. NU has ranked in the top 20 nationally in attendance each of the 16 years with available attendance figures. Nebraska was one of four Big Ten schools to rank in the top 10 in average attendance and the conference had seven teams in the top 25 nationally in attendance.

· Nebraska has won 12 or more games seven times, including three seasons with 13 wins (1971, 1994, 1997).

Huskers Own Big Advantage at Memorial Stadium

Nebraska will look to extend its streak of winning its season opener to 30 straight years when the Huskers take on BYU on Sept. 5. The Cougars are one of Nebraska’s top seasonopening opponents in the past decade. A 55-7 win over Florida Atlantic in the 2014 season opener extended NU’s win streak to 29 straight games, dating back to a 1985 loss to Florida State. The streak leads the nation, bettering Florida’s 25 straight season-opening wins. Nebraska has scored at least 40 points in 21 of the past 29 season openers, while limiting the opposition to 14 points or less 19 times.

Nebraska enters its 126th season of college football in 2015 and owns an 874-361-40 all-time record in 1,275 games (.701). Nebraska is one of eight programs with 800 all-time victories, and NU’s 874 all-time victories are fourth nationally. Nebraska ranks as the nation’s winningest program since 1970. During the past four decades, the Huskers have compiled a 440-120-5 record, for a .783 winning percentage in 565 games. NU’s 440 wins in that time period are 25 more than any other school. · Since the first season of Nebraska football in 1890, Husker teams have won 11 or more games 12 times, including seven times since 1993.

· Nebraska has 49 nine-win seasons in school history, including 41 since 1970. NU has posted seven straight nine-win seasons for the first time since an NCAA-record 33 straight from 1969 to 2001. Nebraska enters 2015 as one of three schools to win nine games each of the past seven years, joining Alabama and Oregon. Nebraska has 24 10-win seasons since 1970. · The 2014 season marked Nebraska’s 125th season of college football. The Huskers have won five national championships and 43 conference championships.

Nebraska has rewarded the loyalty of its fans with great success at Memorial Stadium through the years. · Nebraska has won at least six home games in 23 of the past 29 seasons. Nebraska is 159-24 (.869) at home in the last 26 seasons (since 1989). · Nebraska finished 6-1 at home in 2014. Nebraska’s most recent perfect home season occurred in 2012. · The Huskers are 12-4 in Big Ten home games since joining the league in 2011. · During Nebraska’s run of success at home over the past three decades, NU has had three home winning streaks of 20 or more games and overall has posted 41 unbeaten and untied home seasons. · The Huskers are 528-143-20 (.779, 691 games, 125 years) in Lincoln, and 403-120-13 (.764, 536 games, 91 years) in Memorial Stadium (since 1923). · The 2014 season marked the 46th straight year NU had a winning home season.

Nebraska has won 29 consecutive season openers dating back to 1986.

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2015 Outlook

Quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. has directed the Nebraska offense each of the past two years. The Texas native has started 21 games the past two seasons and will enter fall camp as a strong favorite to retain that role. Armstrong could join an elite group of quarterbacks who have been three-year starters in the Nebraska program. The 6-1, 220-pound Armstrong has excelled based on his dual-threat abilities as well as his command and leadership of the Husker offense. Armstrong was among the Big Ten leaders in total offense in 2014 and capped his sophomore season with career bests in passing yards and total offense in the Holiday Bowl against USC. Armstrong will focus on improved passing accuracy in Coach Mike Riley’s offense in 2015. Armstrong posted the third-best total offense season in school history with 3,400 yards in 2014, while his 2,695 passing yards ranked as the most by an NU sophomore and the fourth-most overall in school history. Armstrong also rushed for 705 yards and accounted for 28 total touchdowns. His 261.5 total offensive yards per game ranked second in the Big Ten, while his 207.3 passing yards per contest were fifth. With two seasons remaining, Armstrong is already climbing the Husker career charts. His 3,661 career passing yards rank seventh in school history, while his 4,568 yards of total offense leaves him just 212 yards outside the career top 10. Armstrong quickly earned the respect of his teammates when he took over the starting role as a redshirt freshman in 2013. A natural leader, Armstrong is one of the Huskers’ team captains for the 2015 season.

2014 (Sophomore)

Armstrong started all 13 games and finished with 3,400 yards of total offense. He threw for 22 touchdowns, including seven in the season’s final two games. He threw for more than 200 yards eight times in 2014, and had at least one touchdown pass in 11 of 13 games. Armstrong had 705 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns, while averaging 4.9 yards per carry. He topped 50 rushing yards seven times, including a career-high 131 rushing yards against McNeese State. Armstrong opened the year with three consecutive 300-yard total offense games. He threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 62 yards and a touchdown against Florida Atlantic, helping NU set a Big Ten modernera record for total offense with 784 yards. Armstrong posted the 131 rushing yards against McNeese State on just 11 carries, with runs of 42, 24 and 34 yards against the Cowboys. He also threw for 242 yards and two touchdowns, including a 58-yard touchdown pass to Ameer Abdullah in the waning seconds to secure the victory. In the road opener at Fresno State, Armstrong completed 12-of-21 passes for 260 yards and three touchdowns, including a 70-yard scoring strike to Jordan Westerkamp on the game’s third play. He also rushed for 65 yards, and became the first Nebraska quarterback since 2008 to top 300 yards of total offense in three straight games. Armstrong rushed for 96 yards on 13 carries, while adding 113 passing yards in a 41-31 win over Miami. He threw for 166 yards and a 73-yard touchdown in a win over Illinois, while adding 66 rushing yards. Armstrong threw for a thencareer-high 273 yards and nearly engineered a fourth-quarter comeback in a 27-22 loss at Michigan State. Armstrong accounted for 276 yards of total offense at Northwestern, including 221 passing yards. He caught a 16-yard touchdown pass from De’Mornay Pierson-El on a second-quarter reserve pass, becoming the first NU quarterback to catch a touchdown pass since 2008. Armstrong posted 268 yards of total offense in a 28-24 loss to Minnesota, including 223 passing yards. In the regular-season finale at Iowa, Armstrong’s leadership and poise helped Nebraska tie the largest road comeback in school history, as the Huskers overcame a 24-7 second-half deficit to win 37-34 in overtime. Armstrong threw for a career-high four touchdown passes at Iowa, including a pair of second-half touchdowns to put NU in position to reach overtime. Armstrong then connected with Kenny Bell on a game-winning nine-yard touchdown pass in overtime. Armstrong directed Nebraska to 525 total yards against USC in the Holiday Bowl. He posted career highs in passing yards (381), completions (32) and

attempts (51), all Nebraska bowl records. Armstrong also rushed for 41 yards to account for a career-high and Nebraska bowl record 422 yards of total offense. He threw for three touchdowns in the game, and ran for a fourth-quarter score before the Husker rally fell just short.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Armstrong took over the starting role midway through the season and compiled a 7-1 record as the starter. He was one of three quarterbacks to play a key role for NU in 2013, beginning the season as the co-No. 2 quarterback behind Taylor Martinez. Armstrong finished with 966 yards passing and nine touchdowns, while rushing for 202 yards and two scores. Armstrong made his first career start against South Dakota State and completed 12-of-15 passes for 169 yards and a touchdown. He guided Nebraska to touchdowns on each of the first three drives he led. Armstrong split time with Ron Kellogg in a win at Purdue and scored his first career rushing touchdown, a three-yard first-quarter run. Armstrong rushed 17 times for a season-high 69 yards against Northwestern, including a five-yard TD on the game’s opening drive. He also completed 15-of-29 passes for a season-high 173 yards and a touchdown. Armstrong showed his poise in leading the Huskers to a 17-13 win at Michigan, snapping the Wolverines’ 19-game home winning streak. Armstrong threw for 139 yards, including a game-winning touchdown to Ameer Abdullah with 2:03 left. Armstrong was 5-for-7 for 59 yards passing and added seven yards rushing on the game-winning drive. He suffered his only loss of 2013 as a starter against Michigan State, when he threw for 143 yards and two touchdown passes. Armstrong was injured early at Penn State and also missed the Iowa contest with an injury. Armstrong earned the start in the Gator Bowl against Georgia and led NU to a 24-19 win. He threw for 163 yards, including a pair of scoring strikes to Quincy Enunwa. Armstrong threw a school-record 99-yard touchdown in the third quarter to give NU a 24-12 lead.

2012 (Redshirt)

Armstrong redshirted in his first season in the program in 2012.

Before Nebraska (Steele HS)

Armstrong was one of the nation’s top dual-threat quarterbacks after leading Cibolo Steele High School to the Class 5A state championship game each of his final two seasons. Armstrong led Steele to 15 straight victories in 2011, before a loss in the state championship game. He rushed for 1,281 yards and 16 touchdowns, while passing for 1,945 yards and 29 touchdowns against just two interceptions. He completed nearly 59 percent of his passes. Armstrong threw for 279 yards and three touchdowns in the state quarterfinals, while also rushing for a touchdown. In a semifinal win, Armstrong had 139 rushing yards and four touchdowns, while passing for another score. Armstrong was named to the San Antonio Express News All-Area team as an all-purpose player and was the District 25-5A Offensive MVP. Armstrong also earned first-team all-district honors as a junior, when he led Cibolo Steele to a 14-2 record and a Class 5A Division II state championship. Armstrong ran for more than 500 yards and eight touchdowns, while passing for1,343 yards and 19 touchdowns with just two interceptions. Armstrong was regarded as the No. 5 quarterback in the country and 18th-best overall prospect in the state of Texas by Scout.com. Armstrong played in the Offense-Defense Bowl in Arlington, Texas, following his senior season. He only visited Nebraska, but had offers from coast to coast, including Georgia Tech, Oregon, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi State, Southern Miss, TCU and UCLA.

Personal

Tommy is the son of Tommy Armstrong Sr., and he was born on Nov. 8, 1993. He has been active in NU outreach activities, volunteering time with Uplifting Athletes, the Omaha Police Department, South Omaha at Risk Youth, Husker Heroes program, numerous hospital and community center visits, as well as at Randolph and Clinton Elementary schools. He is majoring in communication studies.

Career Stats

Passing Year G/GS Comp-Att-Int Pct. 2012 Redshirt 2013 9/8 68-131-8 51.9 2014 13/13 184-345-12 53.3 Totals 22/21 252-476-20 52.9 Rushing Year G/S Att. 2012 2013 9/8 67 2014 13/13 145 Totals 22/21 212

Yds. 966 2,695 3,661

Y/G

LP

TD

Eff.R.

107.3 99 9 124.31 207.3 73 22 133.04 166.4 99 31 130.64

Gain Loss Net Y/A Y/G Long TDs Redshirt 277 75 202 3.0 22.4 24 vs. Georgia 2 842 137 705 4.9 54.2 42 vs. McNeese St. 6 1,119 212 907 4.3 41.2 42 vs. McNeese St. 8

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Single-Game Highs

» Pass Attempts–51 vs. USC (2014 Holiday Bowl) » Pass Completions–32 vs. USC (2014 Holiday Bowl) » Passing Yards–381 vs. USC (2014 Holiday Bowl) » Passing Touchdowns–4 at Iowa (2014) » Rushes–20 at Wisconsin (2014) » Rushing Yards–131 vs. McNeese State (2014) » Rushing Touchdowns–1 eight times » Total Offense–422 vs. USC (2014 Holiday Bowl) » Long Rush–42 yards vs. McNeese State (2014)

2014 GAME-BY-GAME

------------- Passing ------------- ------- Rushing ------Opponent Comp-Att-Int Yds TD Lg No. Yds TD Lg Florida Atlantic 15-29-0 271 2 63 7 62 1 17 McNeese State 16-31-1 242 2 58 11 131 1 42 3 70 9 65 0 27 at Fresno State 12-21-0 260 Miami 9-13-1 113 2 40 13 96 0 17 Illinois 10-21-1 166 1 63 10 66 0 25 at Michigan State 20-43-2 273 0 43 11 7 0 11 at Northwestern 18-29-0 221 0 46 10 55 0 17 6 19 1 16 Rutgers 14-22-1 163 2 22 Purdue 8-21-2 118 1 24 13 70 1 29 1 26 20 17 1 10 at Wisconsin 6-18-1 62 Minnesota 12-19-0 223 1 73 12 45 0 19 4 35 11 31 0 14 at Iowa 12-27-2 202 vs USC 32-51-1 381 3 65 12 41 1 15 Totals 184-345-12 2695 22 73 145 705 6 42

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JUNIOR · LINEBACKER · 6-2 · 235 LBS.

#52 JOSH BANDERAS

TWO LETTERS · LINCOLN, NEB. · SOUTHWEST HS

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2015 Outlook

Junior Josh Banderas will head into the 2015 season with an opportunity to establish himself as a regular in the middle of the Blackshirt defense. Banderas has shown his versatility throughout his first two seasons with the Huskers, working at multiple linebacker spots, but he focused on the MIKE spot in the spring and will head into the fall as a likely starter at that crucial position. The Lincoln native is one of three linebackers with extensive playing experience at Nebraska, joining classmate Michael Rose-Ivey. The 6-2, 235-pound Banderas capped his sophomore season with an impressive performance against USC in the Holiday Bowl. He began his Nebraska career by seeing action as a true freshman in 2013. Off the field, Banderas earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2014.

2014 (Sophomore)

Banderas played in 12 games with six starts, including five of the first six games and the Holiday Bowl against USC. He finished with 50 tackles, including 19 solo stops. He had at least four tackles in five games, highlighted by a careerhigh 14 tackles against USC. In addition to his play at linebacker, Banderas also saw action on coverage units, helping the Huskers feature one of the nation’s top special teams units. In addition to his 14-tackle effort vs. USC, Banderas made 10 tackles and a tackle for loss against McNeese State and had five tackles against Miami. He had four tackles and a tackle for loss at Fresno State.

2013 (Freshman)

Banderas played in every game and made four starts as a true freshman in 2013. He started three non-conference games, and the season finale with Iowa. Banderas made 28 tackles, including 12 solo stops, with two sacks and three tackles for loss. Banderas had a season-high 11 tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss against UCLA.

Before Nebraska (Lincoln Southwest HS)

Banderas was a two-way standout for Coach Mark King at Lincoln Southwest, carrying the ball 189 times for 1,237 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior. From his linebacker spot, he had 119 total tackles, including 44 unassisted tackles, 11 tackles for loss and two interceptions. Banderas rushed for better than 100 yards six times and had four games with 15 or more tackles. His helped Southwest to a 6-4 record and a trip to the Class A state playoffs. Banderas was named the honorary captain of both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star all-state teams. Banderas focused on linebacker in the first two years. As a junior in 2011, he racked up 127 tackles to help LSW to a 9-2 record and a trip to the state quarterfinals. He earned first-team Super State honors from the Lincoln Journal Star and first-team All-Nebraska honors from the World-Herald for his play. Banderas made 30 tackles in just five games as a sophomore. Banderas was also a track standout, competing in four events in the Class A state meet as a senior. He was sixth in the 110-meter hurdles, seventh in the 300-meter hurdles and seventh in both the shot put and discus. Banderas won the 110-meter hurdles as a junior while finishing second in the 300-meter hurdles. As a sophomore, Banderas finished third in the 110-meter hurdles. Banderas committed to the Huskers in April of 2012, choosing Nebraska over a number of scholarship offers, including Oregon, Kansas State, Iowa, Iowa State and Vanderbilt. He was ranked among the nation’s top 20 linebackers and top 300 overall players by 247 Sports, Rivals and Fox Sports. Banderas participated in the Army All-American game in San Antonio.

Personal

Banderas was born on Feb. 22, 1995, and is the son of Tom and Amy Banderas. He is majoring in management, and is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He earned a spot on the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2014. Banderas has volunteered time with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, Make-A-Wish, tornado relief in Pilger and local community center and team hospital visits. He also was one of 18 Nebraska student-athletes to participate in a service trip to Guatemala in May. His father, Tom, played tight end at Nebraska, lettering three years from 1985 to 1987.

Career Stats

Year G/S 2013 13/4 2014 12/6 Totals 25/10

(--------Tackles---------) UT AT TT TFL 12 16 28 3-9 19 31 50 2-5 31 47 78 5-14

Fum. QB Sacks C-R BK PBU INT Hry. 2.0-8 0-0 0 1 0 1 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 2.0-8 0-0 0 1 0 2

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–14 vs. USC (2014 Holiday Bowl) » Tackles for Loss–2 vs. UCLA (2013) » Sacks–1.0 twice

2014 Game BY GAME

--Tackles- --Sacks- Opponent UT-AT-TT TFL-Yds No-Yds FF-FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH PBU 0.0-0 0-0 1 0 Florida Atlantic 0-3-3 0-0 0-0-0 McNeese State 3-7-10 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 1-3 0-0-0 at Fresno State 3-1-4 1-2 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 Miami 0-5-5 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 1-1-2 Illinois 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 at Michigan St. 2-1-3 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0-0 at Northwestern 1-3-4 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0-0 Rutgers 1-2-3 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 Purdue 0-1-1 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 at Wisconsin 1-0-1 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 Minnesota 0-0-0 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 Iowa DNP vs USC 7-7-14 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 Totals 19-31-50 2-5 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 1 0


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2014 (Sophomore)

Collins started every game in 2014 and led the Huskers in tackles for loss with 14, while ranking second on the team with 4.5 sacks and 13 quarterback hurries. Collins totaled 45 tackles, including 17 solo stops. Collins made 12 of his 14 TFL in Big Ten play or the bowl game and was at his best in the latter stages of the season, posting five or more tackles four times in the final six games. Collins had a career-high seven tackles against both Rutgers and Iowa. He also had three quarterback hurries each in back-to-back weeks against Rutgers and Purdue and closed the year with five tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss against USC in the Holiday Bowl. Collins produced back-to-back games with four tackles against Fresno State and Miami to close non-conference play. He added two tackles for loss and a pair of hurries against the Hurricanes. After his career-high seven-tackle effort against Rutgers, Collins had five tackles, a nine-yard sack and three hurries against Purdue. He split a sack at Wisconsin, and had a sack and two tackles for loss in the regular-season finale at Iowa.

2013 (Freshman)

Collins played in 12 games with a start against Georgia in the Gator Bowl. He had 12 tackles with all of his stops coming in either the first three games or the final four games. Collins registered NU’s first sack of the season for 10 yards against Southern Miss. He totaled three tackles in that contest. He added a tackle for loss against UCLA. Collins made eight tackles in the final four games, tying his season high with three tackles at Penn State, adding two each vs. Michigan State and Iowa, and then making one stop in the Gator Bowl.

Before Nebraska (Kansas City Center HS)

Collins played both ways for Kansas City Center High School. Collins recorded 102 tackles as a senior including 43 tackles for loss, 15 sacks, five forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. His play for Coach Bryan DeLong helped Center High to a 10-4 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the Missouri Class 3A state playoffs, its deepest playoff run since 2004. Collins was a first-team Class 3A all-state pick by the Missouri High School Coaches Association. He was also a member of the Kansas City Star’s All-Metro first-team defensive unit. Collins was a standout performer as a junior in 2011, earning first-team all-conference honors as both an offensive and defensive lineman. Beyond the football field, Collins was a standout wrestler for Center High School. As a senior, he won the Missouri Class 2A state championship with a perfect 48-0 record. Collins reached the quarterfinals at the state meet in the heavyweight class as a junior and posted a 48-5 record. Collins was ranked among the top 20 prospects in the state of Missouri and one of the top 25 defensive tackles in the country according to Fox Sports Next. He also visited Kansas and Missouri, and had offers from numerous other schools, including Arkansas, Iowa and Iowa State.

Career Stats

(--------Tackles-------) Fum. QB Year G/S UT AT TT TFL Sacks C-R BK PBU INT Hry. 2013 12/1 6 6 12 2-10 1.0-10 1-0 0 0 0 0 2014 13/13 17 28 45 14-47 4.5-33 0-0 0 0 0 13 0 Totals 25/14 23 34 57 16-57 5.5-43 1-0 0 0 13

Single-Game Highs » Tackles–7 twice » Tackles for Loss–3 vs. Rutgers » Sacks–1.0 five times

2014 GAME-BY-GAME

--Tackles- -Sacks Opponent UT-AT-TT TFL-Yds No-Yds FF-FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH PBU Florida Atlantic 0-1-1 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 1 0 McNeese State 2-1-3 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 1 0 at Fresno State 1-3-4 0-0 0-0-0 0.0-0 0-0 2 0 2-5 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 2 0 Miami 2-0-2 0-2-2 1-2 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 Illinois at Michigan State 1-2-3 1-1 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 at Northwestern 2-0-2 1-2 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 Rutgers 1-6-7 3-8 1.0-7 0-0-0 0-0 3 0 1-9 1.0-9 0-0-0 0-0 3 0 Purdue 2-3-5 0-1-1 1-2 0.5-2 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 at Wisconsin Minnesota 0-3-3 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 1 0 at Iowa 4-3-7 2-10 1.0-9 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 vs USC 2-3-5 2-8 1.0-6 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0-0 Totals 17-28-45 14-47 4.5-33 0-0 13 0

#7 MALIEK COLLINS

Defensive tackle Maliek Collins emerged as a standout player for Nebraska during the 2014 season and is poised for the next step as a junior. A Kansas City product, Collins is a powerful force in the middle of the Blackshirt defense and is primed to contend for conference and national honors in 2015. Collins and fellow junior Vincent Valentine form one of the nation’s top returning defensive tackle duos. The 6-2, 300-pound Collins earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from the conference coaches, while being an honorable-mention pick by the media. He was also named Nebraska’s co-Defensive MVP in a vote of his teammates. Off the field, Collins was an academic All-Big Ten pick in 2014. Collins has great respect from his teammates for his work ethic and quiet leadership. That fact was reinforced when he was named on of six captains for the 2015 season.

Collins was born on April 8, 1995, and is the son of Janice Davis and the late C.W. Collins. He is majoring in sociology and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2015. Collins has been active in Nebraska’s community outreach efforts, volunteering his time with Uplifting Athletes, Make-A-Wish, Mad Dads, Madonna Rehabilitation Center and local hospital visits. Collins earned a spot on the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams for his volunteer efforts.

JUNIOR · DEFENSIVE TACKLE · 6-2 · 300 LBS.

2015 Outlook

Personal

TWO LETTERS · KANSAS CITY, MO. · CENTER HS

» Nebraska Team Captain (2015) » Athlon’s Third-Team Preseason All-American (2015) » 2015 Preseason First-Team All-Big Ten (Athlon’s, Sporting News) » Second-Team All-Big Ten (Coaches, 2014) » Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (Media, 2014) » Academic All-Big Ten (2014) » Nebraska Defensive co-MVP (2014) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2015) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)


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SENIOR · I-BACK · 6-1 · 240 LBS.

#32 IMANI CROSS

THREE LETTERS · GAINESVILLE, GA. · NORTH HALL HS

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2015 Outlook

Senior I-back Imani Cross is among a group of running backs who will continue to compete for carries as fall practice begins. The powerful Cross provided steady reserve duty behind All-American Ameer Abdullah each of the past three seasons. Cross saw the majority of his play in short-yardage situations, but is poised for a bigger role in 2015. Cross, junior Terrell Newby and sophomore Adam Taylor received the most carries during spring practice and the trio could make the position a strength for the 2015 NU offense. The 6-1, 240-pound Cross has played in 39 career games and eclipsed 1,000 career rushing yards, while reaching the end zone 22 times, averaging a touchdown on every 10 carries in his career. Cross is an ethnic studies major and is on track to earn his degree in May of 2016 despite not having the benefit of a redshirt year.

2014 (Junior)

Cross played in all 12 regular-season games before missing the bowl game with a knee injury. Cross had 75 carries for 384 yards and five rushing touchdowns, and topped 30 rushing yards five times. He had a career-high 109 rushing yards on 22 carries against Illinois, including a four-yard TD run. Cross saw extensive action against Purdue, carrying the ball 20 times and scoring two touchdowns following an injury to Ameer Abdullah. The multiple TD game was the sixth of Cross’ Nebraska career. Cross had a 25-yard run against Florida Atlantic and scored the first of his five touchdowns. He had a career-long 62-yard touchdown run at Fresno State and finished the night with 69 rushing yards. He also had six carries for 31 yards against Minnesota.

2013 (Sophomore)

Cross was NU’s secondleading rusher, with 85 carries for 447 yards and 10 touchdowns. Cross had 10 or more carries in four games and rushed for at least 50 yards five times, including a season-high 105 yards in the opener against Wyoming. Cross reached the end zone twice against the Cowboys, scoring on runs of one and 31 yards. Cross scored his 10th career

touchdown from a yard out against Southern Miss. Against South Dakota State, he posted his second two-TD game of the year, and rushing for 60 yards on 10 carries. Cross carried 15 times for 76 yards and a a touchdown against Illinois. He then carried a career-high 16 times for 56 yards and two touchdowns at Purdue, giving him three straight games with 50 or more rushing yards. Against Michigan State, Cross had a season-long 51-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.

2012 (Freshman)

Cross played in all 14 games and was one of four I-backs to top 300 rushing yards and average better than 5.0 yards per carry. He finished with 55 carries for 324 yards. Cross was third on the team in rushing touchdowns with seven, including five in Big Ten play. Cross rushed 11 times for 62 yards in his debut against Southern Miss. Against Arkansas State, Cross scored his first career touchdown on a two-yard run in the fourth quarter. He finished with 66 yards against the Red Wolves, including a season-long 44-yard run. Cross had his first 100-yard day with 100 yards on 12 carries vs. Idaho State. Against Penn State, Cross rushed for 22 yards and two third-quarter touchdowns. He added a pair of touchdowns a week later against Minnesota, and had a 26-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter of the Big Ten title game against Wisconsin.

Before Nebraska (North Hall HS)

Cross piled up 1,698 rushing yards as a senior at North Hall High School, including 24 rushing touchdowns. He averaged nearly nine yards per carry, and also excelled on defense for Coach Robert Christmas, making 88 tackles as a linebacker. Cross’ play earned him second-team Class AAA all-state honors in Georgia. As a junior, Cross rushed for 600 yards and nine touchdowns, despite being limited to five games because of an injury. As a sophomore, he helped Flowery Branch High School to a 10-4 record and a playoff berth by rushing for 1,417 yards and 17 touchdowns. Cross also competed in track and field, earning a seventh-place medal in shot put his senior season. Cross was ranked among the top 35 running backs in the country and the top 50 overall prospects in Georgia by several recruiting outlets. Cross also visited Kentucky and East Carolina and had numerous other offers, including Tennessee, South Carolina and Georgia Tech.

Personal

Cross was born on Sept. 23, 1993, and he is the son of Tim and Sharon Cross. Cross was a 2013 academic All-Big Ten honoree. Cross has been one of the most active Huskers in community outreach efforts. He is a three-time member of the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and a two-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. He has volunteered his time with numerous organizations and events, including Uplifting Athletes, Make-a-Wish, School is Cool Week, FCA, and many school, hospital and community center outreach events. Cross was also presented a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2013. Cross’ brother, Izaan, played defensive end at Georgia Tech, completing his career in 2012.

Career Stats Year G/S 2012 14/0 2013 13/0 2014 12/0 Totals 39/0

Att. 55 85 75 215

Gain 329 458 397 1,184

Loss Net 5 324 11 447 13 384 29 1,155

Y/A 5.9 5.3 5.1 5.4

Y/G Long 24.9 44 vs. Arkansas St. 34.4 51 vs. Michigan St. 32.0 62 at Fresno St. 29.6 62 at Fresno St.

TDs 7 10 5 22

Single-Game Highs

» Rushes–20 vs. Purdue (2014) » Rushing Yards–109 vs. Illinois (2014) » Rushing Touchdowns–2 six times

2014 GAME BY GAME

--------- Rushing --------- ------- Receiving -----Opponent No. Yds TD Lg No. Yds TD Lg Florida Atlantic 3 32 1 25 0 0 0 0 McNeese State 3 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 at Fresno State 3 69 1 62 0 0 0 0 Miami 3 13 0 7 0 0 0 0 22 109 1 15 Illinois 0 0 0 0 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 5 at Northwestern 5 0 0 0 0 Rutgers 5 28 0 17 0 0 0 0 Purdue 20 66 2 10 0 0 0 0 at Wisconsin 2 7 0 4 0 0 0 0 Minnesota 6 31 0 12 0 0 0 0 at Iowa 3 14 0 7 0 0 0 0 vs. USC DNP Totals 75 384 5 62 0 0 0 0


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2014 (Junior)

Davie started all 13 games and recorded 41 tackles, including 25 solo stops and six tackles for loss. He was second on the team with two interceptions and had five pass breakups. Davie had four games with five or more tackles, including a career-high eight against Purdue. His play helped Nebraska hold nine opponents to 50 percent or lower passing. Davie made his first career start in the opener against FAU and made five solo stops. He had two tackles for loss against both Fresno State and Miami in non-league play. Davie snared a pair of interceptions in the Big Ten opener against Illinois, the first a diving pick in the end zone to stop an Illini drive in the first quarter. Davie added two pass breakups to his career-high tackle total against Purdue. Davie had five tackles and a tackle for loss against both Iowa and USC to close out the season.

2013 (Sophomore)

Davie played in the first 10 games, seeing action as a reserve cornerback and several of the Huskers’ special teams units. Davie had an unassisted tackle at Purdue. He suffered a season-ending knee injury on kickoff coverage against Michigan State.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

Davie played in 13 games, primarily on special teams. He had seven tackles, including six on special teams. Davie had a season-high two tackles and a breakup against Idaho State.

2011 (Redshirt)

Davie redshirted in his first season in 2011.

Before Nebraska (Beatrice HS)

Davie played running back, defensive back and was a special teams standout for Beatrice High and Coach Bob Sexton. He rushed for 1,556 yards and 18 touchdowns while averaging 6.5 yards per attempt, and capped his senior season with a 265yard performance against Holdrege in the state playoffs. Davie also had more than 200 receiving yards as a senior, while adding 35 tackles and an interception on defense. He also averaged nearly 30 yards per kickoff return. Davie was selected to the offensive squad on the Lincoln Journal Star’s Super-State team (athlete) and the Omaha World-Herald’s All-Nebraska squad (back). He earned first-team Class B honors from both newspapers as a running back. Davie was regarded as one of the top three prospects in Nebraska by Rivals.com. Davie won the all-class gold in both the 100 and 200 meters at the 2010 Nebraska state track meet. Davie recorded a 10.73 time in the 100 and a 21.95 time in the 200. At the 2011 Shrine Bowl, Davie recorded a 28-yard touchdown reception. Davie committed to the Huskers in June of 2010.He received numerous offers, including Kansas and Ohio.

personal

Daniel is the son of Damon and Ruthanne Davie, and he was born on Aug. 4, 1993. Davie was named to the 2015 Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams for his community outreach work. Davie has volunteered his time with Make-a-Wish, Uplifting Athletes, Mad Dads, the Husker Hotline and local team school and hospital visits.

QB BK PBU INT Hry. 0 0 0 0

1 0 5 6

0 0 2 2

0 0 0 0

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–8 vs. Purdue (2014) » Tackles for Loss–2 at Fresno State (2014) » Pass Breakups–2 vs. Purdue (2014) » Interceptions–2 vs. Illinois (2014)

GAME BY GAME

---Tackles-- --Sacks-- Opponent UT-AT-TT TFL-Yds No-Yds FF-FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH PBU Florida Atlantic 5-0-5 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 McNeese State 2-1-3 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 1 at Fresno State 3-0-3 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 2-4 0-0-0 Miami 2-1-3 2-2 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 Illinois 0-0-0 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 2-17 0 0 at Michigan St. 0-0-0 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 1 at Northwestern 4-0-4 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 Rutgers 1-0-1 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 Purdue 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 2 1-7-8 1-1-2 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 at Wisconsin Minnesota 0-2-2 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 1 at Iowa 2-3-5 1-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 vs USC 4-1-5 1-2 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 6-8 0.0-0 0-0-0 2-17 0 5 Totals 25-16-41

#23 DANIEL DAVIE

Senior cornerback Daniel Davie will be called on to be a leader for the Blackshirt defense during the 2015 season. Davie emerged in 2014 as a reliable starter at cornerback, and he and safety Nate Gerry are Nebraska’s most game-tested returning veterans in the secondary. The 6-1, 190-pound Davie brings great length to the cornerback spot, allowing him to match up with tall opposing receivers. Davie missed more than half of spring ball with an ankle injury but will be at full strength for fall camp. Davie used a strong performance in preseason practice last fall to earn a starting job, and he helped Nebraska rank among the national leaders in opponent completion percentage, pass efficiency defense and third-down defense. Davie was born and raised in Michigan, before moving to Beatrice, Neb., before his sophomore year of high school. A criminology and criminal justice major, Davie is on track to earn his degree in December.

(---------Tackles--------) Fum. Year G/S UT AT TT TFL Sacks C-R 2011 Redshirt 2012 13/0 3 4 7 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 10/0 0-0 2013 1 0 1 0-0 0.0-0 2014 13/13 25 16 41 6-8 0.0-0 0-0 Totals 36/13 29 20 49 6-8 0.0-0 0-0

THREE LETTERS · BEATRICE, NEB. · BEATRICE HS

2015 Outlook

Career Stats

SENIOR · CORNERBACK · 6-1 · 190 LBS.

» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)


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#27 SAM FOLTZ

TWO LETTERS · GRAND ISLAND, NEB. · GRAND ISLAND HS

2015 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL . HUSKERS.COM » Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (Coaches, 2014) » Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (vs. McNeese State, 2014) » Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013) » Three-Time Nebraska ScholarAthlete Honor Roll

2015 Outlook

Sam Foltz has proven to be one of the Big Ten’s best punters over the past two seasons, and he will continue to strive for better consistency this season. The 6-1, 200-pound Foltz boasts a strong leg and has excellent athleticism, allowing him to be used in conventional and rugby-style punting formations. Foltz ranked fifth in the Big Ten in punting average in 2014, while helping Nebraska to a No. 4 net punting ranking in the conference. Foltz also improved his directional punting and had 26 punts downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. Foltz was honored for his work, being named an honorable-mention All-Big Ten pick by the conference coaches. He could contend for bigger honors in 2015. Foltz also handled the Huskers’ holding duties, helping freshman Drew Brown to a perfect PAT season.

2014 (Sophomore)

Foltz averaged 42.2 yards per punt to rank fifth in the Big Ten. His punting helped Nebraska to a 37.3-yard net punting average and a starting field position advantage in 11 of 13 games. Foltz had 18 punts of at least 50 yards, and opponents returned just 16 punts for 143 yards.

Foltz was named Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week after his performance against McNeese State. He averaged 51.2 yards per punt and trapped the Cowboys inside their 20-yard line four times. Against Northwestern, all five of Foltz’s punts pinned the Wildcats inside the own 20-yard line. Foltz stood out against Purdue, averaging 43.2 yards per punt, with three punts of more than 50 yards. He pinned the Boilermakes inside their own 20 three times, and inside the 10 twice. Foltz ran 14 yards for a first down on a fake punt at Wisconsin and also had a career-long 70-yard punt in the fourth quarter. Foltz averaged 44.7 yards per punt in the Holiday Bowl, including an NU bowl-record 64-yard punt. He downed four punts inside the USC 20.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Foltz started all 13 games and averaged 41.6 yards per punt, with 16 punts of at least 50 yards. He downed 22 punts inside the opposition’s 20-yard line. Foltz’s punting also helped Nebraska’s punt coverage unit allow an average of just 8.1 yards on 15 punt returns. Foltz pinned Penn State inside its own 20 four times, while pinning three punts inside the 20 against both Purdue and Northwestern. Foltz had a season-long 64-yard punt at Michigan.

2012 (Redshirt)

Foltz redshirted in his first season in the program in 2012. He was also a receiver when he joined the program, but quickly focused on punting.

Before Nebraska (Grand Island HS)

Foltz helped Grand Island High School to a 9-2 record and a trip to the Class A quarterfinals as a senior. Foltz was one of the most versatile athletes in the state, starring on both sides of the football. A first-team All-Nebraska pick as a senior defensive back, Foltz led the Islanders in tackles with 84, including 61 solo stops, and four interceptions. On offense, Foltz teamed up with fellow Husker Ryker Fyfe to make up one of the most dangerous passing duos in the state. Foltz caught 39 passes for 686 yards and 10 touchdowns as senior. He was also a valuable asset on special teams, where he was member of the Lincoln Journal Star Super State team as a senior punter. Foltz had 60 total tackles and five interceptions as a junior. Foltz also competed in track and field, earning a third-place finish in the 400-meter dash at the 2012 state track and field meet. Foltz caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Fyfe in the 2012 Shrine Bowl. Foltz chose to walk on at Nebraska over scholarship offers from South Dakota State, Northwest Missouri State, Nebraska-Kearney and South Dakota.

Personal

Foltz was born on Jan. 21, 1994, and is the son of Gerald and Jill Foltz. He is an agronomy major and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll three times. Foltz has volunteered his time with team hospital visits, Husker Connect and Uplifting Athletes.

Career Stats

Year G/S 2012 13/13 2013 2014 13/13 Totals 26/26

No.

Yds. Redshirt 71 2,954 63 2,659 134 5,613

Avg.

Long

TB

FC

I20

Blk.

41.6 42.2 41.9

64 70 70

7 5 12

16 20 36

22 26 48

0 0 0

Single-Game Highs

» Long Punt–70 at Wisconsin (2014) » Single-Game Average–51.2 vs. McNeese State (2014) » Punts Downed Inside Opponent 20–5 at Northwestern (2014)

2014 GAME-BY-GAME

Opponent No. Florida Atlantic 2 McNeese State 6 at Fresno State 5 Miami 1 Illinois 3 8 at Michigan St. at Northwestern 5 Rutgers 3 Purdue 6 at Wisconsin 8 Minnesota 4 at Iowa 5 vs USC 7 Totals 63

Yds Avg Lg Blkd TB FC 50+ I20 71 35.5 40 0 0 1 0 0 307 51.2 61 0 0 1 5 4 237 47.4 59 0 0 2 3 2 49 49.0 49 0 0 1 0 0 113 37.7 49 0 0 1 0 2 287 35.9 54 0 1 1 1 1 167 33.4 37 0 0 3 0 5 99 33.0 36 0 0 2 0 2 259 43.2 62 0 1 0 2 3 375 46.9 70 0 0 5 3 2 174 43.5 56 0 1 2 1 1 208 41.6 50 0 1 0 1 0 313 44.7 64 0 1 1 2 4 2659 42.2 70 0 5 20 18 26


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Gerry started all 13 games and was second on the team with 88 tackles, including 49 solo stops and seven tackles for loss. His five interceptions all came in Big Ten games, and he also caused two fumbles, had a fumble recovery and added four pass breakups. Gerry had a takeaway in six of eight Big Ten games and also reached the end zone on an 85-yard blocked field return against Minnesota. He capped the regular season with a career-high 15 tackles and an interception at Iowa to earn Big Ten Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors. Gerry opened the year with four tackles, a tackle for loss and forced fumble against FAU. He had a team-high 13 tackles, a pair of tackles for loss, a hurry and a breakup against McNeese State. Gerry had five tackles and his first career interception against Illinois, returning the pick 54 yards to set up a score. He shared a sack and added two hurries against Illinois. Gerry had seven tackles at Michigan State, then made an interception in three straight games against Northwestern, Rutgers and Purdue. Gerry had nine tackles, including seven solo stops, at Wisconsin and also forced and recovered a fumble against the Badgers. Gerry had 11 tackles against Minnesota in addition to touchdown return. Gerry’s fifth interception came at Iowa, ending a Hawkeye scoring threat in the first quarter. Ten of his 15 tackles were solo stops and he had a career-high three TFL. Gerry closed the year with three tackles and a pass breakup against USC.

2013 (Freshman)

Gerry saw action in every game in 2013, with starts at linebacker against Southern Miss, UCLA and South Dakota State. Gerry had 32 tackles, including 18 solo stops. He added two tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry. Gerry made five tackles in the season opener against Wyoming, then had a season-high seven tackles against UCLA, when he produced his first career tackle for loss. He had four tackles each against Purdue and Minnesota. Gerry led the Huskers with seven tackles on special teams.

Personal

Gerry was born on Feb. 23, 1995, and is the son of Brian and Kelli Gerry. Gerry is majoring in communication studies. He has volunteered his time with team hospital visits, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes and Husker Hotline.

Career Stats Year G/S 2013 13/3 2014 13/13 Totals 26/16

(----------Tackles---------) Fum. UT AT TT TFL Sacks C-R 18 14 32 2-3 0.0-0 0-0 49 39 88 7-9 0.5-2 2-1 67 53 120 9-12 0.5-2 2-1

QB BK PBU INT Hry. 0 0 0 1 0 4 5 3 0 4 5 4

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–15 at Iowa (2014) » Tackles for Loss–3 at Iowa (2014) » Pass Breakups–2 vs. Minnesota (2014)

2014 GAME BY GAME

---Tackles-- --Sacks-- Opponent UT-AT-TT TFL-Yds No-Yds FF-FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH PBU 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 Florida Atlantic 3-1-4 1-1 1-0-0 McNeese State 6-7-13 0.0-0 0-0 1 1 2-3 0-0-0 at Fresno State 1-1-2 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 Miami 3-3-6 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 1-4-5 Illinois 1-2 0.5-2 0-0-0 1-54 2 0 at Michigan St. 5-2-7 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0-0 at Northwestern 2-3-5 0.0-0 1-0 0 0 0-0 0-0-0 Rutgers 1-2-3 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 1-28 0 0 Purdue 2-3-5 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 1-0 0 0 7-2-9 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 at Wisconsin 0-0 1-1-3 Minnesota 6-5-11 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 2 at Iowa 10-5-15 0.0-0 1-10 0 0 3-3 0-0-0 vs USC 2-1-3 0.0-0 0-0 0 1 0-0 0-0-0 Totals 49-39-88 7-9 0.5-2 2-1-3 5-92 3 4

#25 NATE GERRY

Safety Nate Gerry emerged as one of the top defensive backs in the Big Ten in 2014, and he is expected to be a leader for the Blackshirt defense this fall. The 6-2, 205 Gerry has earned the respect of his teammates, evidenced by his election as a team captain for the 2015 season. Gerry will team with senior cornerback Daniel Davie to provide leadership in a deep Nebraska secondary. Gerry is a prototype safety with an excellent blend of coverage skills and ability to support the run. Gerry started every game as a sophomore and led the Huskers with five interceptions, all in Big Ten games. His interception total ranked second in the Big Ten and led the conference in league games only. Gerry was second for the Huskers with 88 tackles and had at least seven tackles five times, including three games with double-figure tackle totals. Gerry was named a second-team All-Big Ten defender by the conference’s media panel, while receiving honorable-mention recognition from the coaches. He was also chosen as Nebraska’s co-Defensive MVP as voted by his teammates. Gerry suffered a minor knee injury in the final week of spring practice, but returned to full strength by the start of summer conditioning work.

Gerry was Nebraska’s first scholarship signee from South Dakota since 2003, and just the Huskers’ third signee from the state since 1997. Gerry’s play helped Washington High and Coach Brian Hermanson to a 48-3 record and three state championships over four years. In 2012, Sioux Falls Washington posted a perfect 12-0 record and outscored its opponents by a combined score of 549-81. Gerry made 64 tackles, including 13.5 tackles for loss, and added eight pass breakups, five interceptions and also forced two fumbles. He played running back and receiver on offense and accounted for 1,216 all-purpose yards and 22 touchdowns. Gerry also handled the kicking and punting chores as a senior. Gerry was a first-team Class 11AA all-state selection as a receiver for his play in 2012. Gerry was also a two-way starter as a junior when Washington posted a 10-3 record and was the state runner-up. Gerry made 73 tackles, with two sacks and three interceptions, while adding 37 receptions for 647 yards and eight touchdowns as a receiver. Gerry was also a track standout at Washington High. He won his second straight 200-meter state title as a senior in 2013. He also won the 100 meters as a senior, after finishing second as a junior. Gerry set the state record in the 200 meters with a time of 21.52. Gerry was regarded as one of the top 50 athlete prospects in the country. He only visited Nebraska, but had offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan State, Minnesota and Arizona State.

TWO LETTERS · SIOUX FALLS, S.D. · WASHINGTON HS

2015 Outlook

Before Nebraska (washington HS)

JUNIOR · SAFETY · 6-2 · 205 LBS.

» 2015 Team Captain » 2015 Lott Trophy Watch List » 2015 Preseason First-Team All-Big Ten (Lindy’s) » Second-Team All-Big Ten (Media, 2014) » Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (Coaches, 2014) » Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Iowa, 2014) » Nebraska Defensive co-MVP (2014) » Honorable-Mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013)


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SENIOR · OFFENSIVE TACKLE · 6-6 · 290 LBS.

#71 ALEX LEWIS

ONE LETTER · TEMPE, ARIZ. · MOUNTAIN POINTE HS/COLORADO

2015 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL . HUSKERS.COM » 2015 Team Captain » Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (Media, Coaches, 2014) » Academic All-Big Ten (2014) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2014)

2015 Outlook

Senior Alex Lewis is one of three returning offensive tackles who saw extensive action in the 2014 season. The 6-6, 290-pound Lewis held down the left tackle starting job throughout the entire 2014 season and hopes to earn that position again in 2015. A transfer from Colorado, Lewis excelled in his first season in the program, teaming with Jake Cotton to give NU a strong left side of the line. The group helped Ameer Abdullah to a record-setting senior season and also helped Nebraska rank among the Big Ten’s best teams in protecting the passer. Lewis earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors from the conference coaches and media. He was also one of 21 Huskers to earn academic All-Big Ten honors in 2014. Lewis is the son of former Husker All-America center Bill Lewis, who starred at Nebraska in the mid 1980s. The younger Lewis is on track to earn his degree in sociology in August. Lewis is one of six captains for the 2015 season, joining his father with earning that distinction at Nebraska. The Lewises are just the third family to have a father-son combination become Cornhusker captains.

2014 (Junior)

Lewis started all 13 games at left tackle and was a key part of an offensive line that powered several record-setting performances and helped NU rank in the top 20 nationally in rushing and scoring offense. The Nebraska offense opened the season with a Big Ten modern-era record of 784 yards of total offense, including 498 rushing yards. The line pounded the defenses of both Miami and Illinois as the Huskers rushed for 343 and 458 yards, respectively, and Ameer Abdullah topped 200 yards in both contests. The line paved the way for Abdullah’s fourth 200-yard rushing game against Rutgers. Abdullah finished his career as Nebraska’s all-time leader in all-purpose yards, while ranking second in career rushing yards.

Before Nebraska (Colorado/Mountain Pointe HS)

Lewis sat out the 2013 season after leaving Colorado. He was a two-year letterwinner for the Buffs in 2011 and 2012. Lewis started all 12 games at left guard in 2012 and earned honorable-mention sophomore All-America honors. Lewis graded out second-best among all CU offensive linemen in 2012, and he allowed just two sacks on the season. Lewis saw action in all 12 games in 2011, playing both tackle and tight end as a true freshman, before moving to guard. Lewis made three starts including one at left tackle and two at tight end. He did not have any receptions as a tight end, but was an excellent blocker. Lewis was a three-year starter at offensive tackle at Mountain Pointe High School in Tempe, Ariz. He earned first-team all-state, first-team all-city and first-team All-5A East Valley honors as a senior for Coach Norris Vaughan. Mountain Pointe averaged 315.7 yards per game on the ground behind Lewis’ blocking, and the team featured a pair of 1,700-yard rushers who combined for 51 touchdowns. The team went 12-1, including 10-0 in the regular season, and earned the regional championship before falling in the third round of the playoffs. Lewis played defensive tackle and recorded 25 tackles, with six for losses including four quarterback sacks and one fumble recovery. As a junior, Lewis earned first-team all-city and first-team All-5A East Valley honors when he played both offensive guard and defensive tackle. He also lettered in lacrosse at Mountain Pointe.

Personal

Lewis was born on April 21, 1992. His father, Bill, earned All-America honors as a center at Nebraska in 1985, and he went on to play seven seasons in the National Football League with the Los Angeles Raiders, Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots. Alex Lewis is majoring in sociology. He has volunteered his time with NFL Fuel Up 60, Husker Hotline and local school and community rec center outreach events.

Nebraska Career Stats » Games Played– 13 (all in 2014) » Games Started– 13 (all in 2014)


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McMullen started all 13 games and had 47 tackles, including 20 solo stops, while ranking third on the team with 4.0 sacks for 31 yards. He added nine tackles for loss, 10 quarterback hurries and broke up four passes. McMullen had at least four tackles six times, including a career-high nine stops against McNeese State. In his first career start against FAU, McMullen had four tackles, and a a fouryard sack while adding three quarterback hurries. A week later, McMullen had nine tackles, a sack and two tackles for loss against McNeese State. He added an eight-yard sack at Fresno State a week later. McMullen had a tackle for loss, a breakup and a career-high three hurries against Illinois. In a home win over Purdue, McMullen had six tackles and a break up and he had six tackles, including a 12-yard sack against Minnesota. He split a sack in the Holiday Bowl against USC.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

McMullen played in 11 games and totaled 16 tackles, including nine solo stops. He recorded four tackles for loss, including a 10-yard sack at Purdue. McMullen had a season-high four tackles against Southern Miss, including a pair of tackles for loss, and forced a fumble. He also recorded two tackles each against Wyoming, Michigan and Michigan State with a tackle for loss against the Spartans. McMullen had three quarterback hurries.

2012 (Redshirt)

McMullen redshirted in his first season at Nebraska.

Before Nebraska (Hoban HS)

McMullen was a dominant defender at Akron’s Hoban High School. He had more than 40 sacks in his career and was a regular in the lineup for four seasons. McMullen capped his career with 78 tackles, 12.5 sacks and 14 tackles for loss as a senior. His play for Coach Ralph Orsini earned McMullen North Coast Blue Division Player-of-the-Year honors, and he was also a first-team Division III All-Ohio selection for the second straight year. McMullen earned All-Ohio honors as a junior with 87 tackles, 8.5 sacks and an impressive 31 quarterback pressures. He also had four receptions for 70 yards at tight end. McMullen earned second-team All-Ohio honors as a sophomore when he racked up 11.5 sacks. McMullen had 12 sacks and earned honorable-mention All-Ohio accolades as a freshman. McMullen was ranked among the top 200 players overall nationally by both Rivals.com and 247 Sports, and was also among the top 12 overall prospects in Ohio by both services. McMullen appeared in the Semper Fi Marines All-America Bowl following his senior season. McMullen only visited Nebraska, but had offers from Ohio State, Notre Dame, Michigan State, Cincinnati and North Carolina State, among others.

Personal

McMullen is the son of Lashaun Brown, and he was born on Oct. 13, 1993. He is majoring in criminology and criminal justice, and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll four times during his career. McMullen has volunteered his time with School is Cool Week, Uplifting Athletes, Mad Dads, NFL Play 60, Husker Heroes, and team hospital, school and community rec center visits. He was named to the 2015 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team for his outreach work.

QB BK PBU INT Hry. 0 0 0

0 4 4

0 0 0

3 10 13

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–9 vs. McNeese State (2014) » Tackles for Loss–2 three times » Sacks–1.0 five times

GAME BY GAME

---Tackles-- --Sacks- Opponent UT-AT-TT TFL-Yds No-Yds FF-FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH PBU Florida Atlantic 1-3-4 2-6 0.5-4 0-0-0 0-0 3 1 McNeese State 6-3-9 2-3 1.0-2 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 at Fresno State 2-0-2 1.0-8 0-0 1 0 1-8 0-0-0 Miami 0-1-1 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 1 Illinois 1-1-2 1-2 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 3 1 at Michigan St. 3-1-4 1-6 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 at Northwestern 1-1-2 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 1 0 Rutgers 1-2-3 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 Purdue 1-5-6 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 1 1 at Wisconsin 1-2-3 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0-0 Minnesota 2-4-6 1-12 1.0-12 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 at Iowa 1-3-4 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 1 0 vs USC 0-1-1 1-5 0.5-5 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0-0 0-0 10 4 Totals 20-27-47 9-42 4.0-31

#90 GREG MCMULLEN

Greg McMullen is one of three junior defensive linemen with extensive starting experience for the Huskers, joining defensive tackles Maliek Collins and Vincent Valentine. The 6-3, 280-pound McMullen held down one defensive end spot last season and is a front-runner to once again lock down the base end spot for the Blackshirts in 2015. McMullen was in the starting lineup in every game in 2014, giving the Huskers a strong end opposite All-Big Ten performer Randy Gregory. McMullen has shown the ability to be an effective pass rusher while also holding up well against the run. The play of McMullen and his defensive line teammates helped the Nebraska defense rank among the nation’s leaders in opponent pass completion percentage, third-down defense and pass efficiency defense in 2014.

(----------Tackles---------) Fum. Year G/S UT AT TT TFL Sacks C-R 2012 Redshirt 2013 11/0 9 7 16 4-15 1.0-10 1-0 2014 13/13 20 27 47 9-42 4.0-31 0-0 Totals 24/13 29 34 63 13-57 5.0-41 1-0

TWO LETTERS · AKRON, OHIO · HOBAN HS

2015 Outlook

Career Stats

JUNIOR · DEFENSIVE END · 6-3 · 280 LBS.

» Academic All-Big Ten (2013) » Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)


108 ONE LETTER · ALEXANDRIA, VA. · WEST POTOMAC HS

DE’MORNAY PIERSON-EL

#15

SOPHOMORE · WIDE RECEIVER · 5-9 · 185 LBS.

2015 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL . HUSKERS.COM » Preseason First-Team All-American (Phil Steele, Athlon’s, Sporting News) » Preseason First-Team All-Big Ten (Phil Steele, Athlon’s) » Second-Team All-American (USA Today, SI, FWAA, 2014) » Third-Team All-American (Athlon, 2014) » Freshman All-American (Scout, 247 Sports, USA Today, 2014) » 2014 Jet Award Punt Returner of the Year » Two-Time Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (Fresno State, Iowa) » Nebraska Freshman Record Holder - Long Punt Return, Punt Returns Yards & TDs » Nebraska Bowl Record for Receptions (8 vs. USC, 2014 Holiday Bowl) » Nebraska Special Teams MVP (20150 » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2014) » Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2015) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

2015 Outlook

De’Mornay Pierson-El enters the 2015 season poised to become a true dualthreat weapon for the Huskers. Pierson-El was one of the nation’s top special teams performers in 2014, and he showed the ability to become an elite receiver in the NU offense during the spring. One of five Husker true freshmen to play in 2014, Pierson-El was second nationally in punt return average and tied for the national lead with three punt return touchdowns. As a receiver, he continued to gain a bigger role throughout 2014, starting the final six games. Pierson-El was named a second-team All-America selection and a freshman All-American by several organizations in 2014. He was a second-team Football Writers Association of America selection, becoming the first Husker freshman to make the FWAA All-America team.

2014 (Freshman)

Pierson-El played in all 13 games, taking over the punt return chores in game two and making six starts at receiver in the second half of the season. He ranked second nationally in punt return average at 17.5 yards per return. His 596 total punt return yards topped the nation by nearly 200 yards and ranked third on the Nebraska season charts. Pierson-El tied for the national lead with three punt returns for touchdowns - one shy of the NU record. He also had two of the eight longest punt returns in the nation in 2014 (86 and 80 yards). On offense, he caught 23 passes for 321 yards and four touchdowns and had 17 of his 23 receptions in the final four games, including a Nebraska bowlrecord eight catches for 102 yards and a touchdown against USC. He added 10 kickoff returns for 147 yards on the season. Pierson-El found the end zone in his Nebraska debut catching an eight-yard touchdown pass against Florida Atlantic. He first showed his punt return explosiveness against McNeese State with five returns for 52 yards, including a 25-yarder. Pierson-El earned Big Ten Special Teams Player-of-the-Week honors at Fresno State when he had five punt returns for 150 yards. He had an 86-yard touchdown return in the second quarter, the third-longest in the nation in 2014, the seventh-longest in NU history and the longest ever for a Husker freshman. He added a 51-yard return later in the quarter. Pierson-El’s second punt return for a touchdown came at Michigan State on a 62-yard fourth-quarter return. Pierson-El had a big night at Northwestern, making three catches for 66 yards, including a seasonlong 46-yard reception.

Pierson-El also threw a 16-yard touchdown pass to Tommy Armstrong Jr. to became the first Husker since Bobby Newcombe in 2000 to score touchdowns on a punt return, reception and also throw for a touchdown. Pierson-El made his first start at receiver against Rutgers, and a week later opened the scoring against Purdue with a 17-yard touchdown. He also had a 42-yard punt return in the first quarter against the Boilermakers. Pierson-El caught four passes for a then-career-high 87 yards against Minnesota, including his third receiving touchdown. Pierson-El helped key Nebraska’s comeback from 17 points down at Iowa. He had three punt returns for 134 yards, including an 80-yard touchdown. In the fourth quarter alone, he had two returns for 121 yards, the first setting up a Nebraska touchdown and the 80-yard return giving NU its first lead of the day. He also had four carries for 10 yards in the game. Pierson-El capped the year with eight catches for 102 yards against USC, including a nine-yard touchdown catch. The eight receptions were a Nebraska bowl game record.

Before NEbraska (West Potomac HS)

Pierson-El posted prolific offensive numbers for Coach Jeremiah Davis at West Potomac High School in Alexandria, Va., while also excelling as a kick returner. As a senior, Pierson-El primarily played quarterback for West Potomac and was a dual-threat option. Pierson-El threw for 876 yards and seven touchdowns, while rushing for 1,007 yards and 20 touchdowns. As a junior, Pierson-El rushed for 1,658 yards and 26 touchdowns. He also caught 10 passes for 127 yards. Pierson-El earned second-team Class AAA allstate honors as a kick returner from the Virginia High School Coaches Association. As a sophomore, Pierson-El focused his time at receiver and caught 49 passes for 781 yards and 15 touchdowns. Rivals.com and Scout.com both ranked Pierson-El among the nation’s top 100 receivers. Pierson-El was also a member of the basketball team for three seasons. He only visited Nebraska, but had offers from Boston College, North Carolina, Marshall and Old Dominion.

Personal

Pierson-El is the grandson of William and Louise Carter and he was born on Dec. 26, 1995. He is majoring in nutrition, exercise and health science, and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2014. Pierson-El is active in the community volunteering his time with Uplifting Athletes, Make-AWish, Madonna Rehabilitation Center and numerous school and hospital visits. For his efforts, Pierson-El was named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams and received a HERO Leadership Award.

Career Stats Receiving Year G/S 2014 13/6

No. 23

Yds. 321

Y/R 14.0

Y/G 24.7

Long 46 at Northwestern

TDs 4

Punt Returns Year G/S No. 2014 13/6 34

Yds. 596

Y/R 17.5

Y/G 45.8

Long 86 at Fresno State

TDs 3

Kickoff Returns: 10 returns, 147 yards, 14.7 avg., 0 TDs Rushing: 5 carries, 10 yards, 2.0 avg, 0 TDs Passing: 1-for-1, 16 yds, 1 TD All-Purpose: 72 attempts, 1,074 yards, 82.6 ypg

Single-Game Highs

» Receptions–8 vs. USC (2014 Holiday Bowl) » Receiving Yards–102 vs. USC (2014 Holiday Bowl) » Rushing Yards–10 vs. Iowa » Touchdowns–1 seven times (4 receiving; 3 punt returns) » Kickoff Return Yards–36 vs. McNeese State » Punt Return Yards–150 at Fresno State » All-Purpose Yards–150 twice

2014 GAME-BY-GAME

------ Punt Returns ------ ------- Receiving ------Opponent No. Yds TD Lg No. Yds TD Lg Florida Atlantic 2 14 0 15 2 14 1 8 McNeese State 5 52 0 25 0 0 0 0 at Fresno State 5 150 1 86 0 0 0 0 Miami 2 11 0 11 0 0 0 0 Illinois 3 12 0 9 0 0 0 0 at Michigan State 2 95 1 62 1 -5 0 0 at Northwestern 3 26 0 15 3 66 0 46 Rutgers 4 36 0 20 0 0 0 0 Purdue 3 45 0 42 3 49 1 22 at Wisconsin 1 14 0 14 1 2 0 2 Minnesota 0 0 0 0 4 87 1 28 at Iowa 3 134 1 80 1 6 0 6 vs USC 1 7 0 7 8 102 1 21 Totals 34 596 3 86 23 34 4 46


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Jamal Turner will take a second crack at his senior season in 2015, after suffering a season-ending injury last September. Turner ruptured his Achilles tendon in the second game of the season and received a medical hardship, allowing him to return this season. Turner continued to progress throughout spring ball and participated in the majority of the drills, and he should be at full strength for the season. When healthy, Turner provides an elusive receiving threat who is capable of making tough catches and big plays after the reception. Turner enters 2015 with 64 career receptions for 799 yards and four touchdowns. He is one of several receivers with extensive game experience, making the position a potential strength for the Nebraska offense. A high school quarterback, Turner has also seen action as both a kickoff and punt return man during his Nebraska career. Turner earned his degree in criminology and criminal justice in May.

2014 (Redshirt)

Turner had four catches for 37 yards before being injured. Turner had three catches for 28 yards against McNeese State and one catch for nine yards against Florida Atlantic.

2013 (Junior)

Turner played in eight games, missing the final five games of the regular season with a leg injury. He had 13 catches for 102 yards and a touchdown, and also saw action as a punt returner. Turner opened the year with four catches for 43 yards and a touchdown against Wyoming and had a season-high five catches for 23 yards against UCLA. He had two receptions at Minnesota before being injured. He returned to action against Georgia in the Gator Bowl and had one rushing attempt.

2012 (Sophomore)

Turner played in all 14 games with four starts, making 32 catches for 417 yards, an average of 13.0 yards per reception. Turner had six games with three or more catches, including a career-high six receptions against Minnesota. Eighteen of his catches and all three touchdowns came in the final six games. The first two touchdowns of Turner’s career were game changers. The first came on a six-yard TD catch with six seconds remaining to give NU a 28-24 win at Michigan State. The second came in the fourth quarter a week later against Penn State, giving Nebraska its first lead in a comeback victory. He averaged 5.7 yards on six punt returns and 22.1 yards on seven kickoff returns. Turner had a season-long 36-yard catch against Southern Miss, and had a key 25-yard catch to set up Nebraska’s game-winning touchdown. Turner caught a career-high six passes for 83 yards against Minnesota, one yard shy of his career high. Turner led NU with 63 yards on five catches against Wisconsin, highlighted by a 32-yard third-quarter catch. Turner capped the season with a 14-yard TD reception in the first quarter against Georgia.

2011 (Freshman)

Turner played in 12 games and had 15 receptions for 243 yards. He caught three passes for 63 yards, including a career-long 43-yard catch against Fresno State. Turner had a season-high five receptions for a career-high 84 yards at Wisconsin, with two catches of at least 25 yards.

Before Nebraska (Sam Houston HS)

Turner was one of the nation’s top dual-threat quarterbacks for Coach Danny Edelman, at Sam Houston High, racking up more than 10,000 yards of total offense in three years as a starter. As a senior, Turner rushed for 1,888 yards on 267 carries and 35 rushing touchdowns. He completed better than 60 percent of his passes for 1,551 yards and eight touchdowns. Turner earned first-team All-DFW area accolades from the Dallas Morning News as a utility player, and he was also an honorable-mention Class 5A all-state pick. Turner produced similar statistics as a junior with 1,809 yards and 19 touchdowns rushing. He also threw for better than 1,800 yards and 13 touchdowns earning second-team All-DFW area honors and second-team 5A all-state honors. Turner was the starting quarterback as a sophomore and threw for 2,611 yards and 21 touchdowns, while also rushing for better than 400 yards and nine touchdowns. Turner was chosen to play in the Under Armour All-American game. ESPN ranked Turner among the top 50 overall prospects in the country, while Rivals ranked Turner among the top 140 players in the nation. Turner only visited Nebraska, but had numerous offers, including Missouri, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas A&M and USC.

Year G/S No. 2011 12/0 15 2012 14/4 32 2013 8/0 13 2014* 2/2 4 Totals 36/6 64 *-Medical Redshirt

Yds. 243 417 102 37 799

Y/R 16.2 13.0 7.8 9.2 12.5

Y/G 20.2 29.8 12.8 18.5 22.2

Long 43 vs. Fresno State 36 vs. Southern Miss 17 vs. Wyoming 17 vs. McNeese State 43 vs. Fresno State

TDs 0 3 1 0 4

Single-Game Highs

» Receptions–6 vs. Minnesota (2012) » Yards–89 at Wisconsin (2011) » Touchdowns–1 four times (most recently vs. Wyoming in 2013) Rushing: Career: 7 carries, 0 yards, 0 TDs, 0.0 average, long of 6 vs. UCLA (2012) 2013: 1 carries, 2 yards, 0 TDs, 2.0 average, long of 2 vs. Georgia 2012: 4 carries, 1 yards, 0 TDs, 0.3 average, long of 6 vs. UCLA 2011: 2 carries, -3 yards, 0 TDs, minus- 1.5 average, long of 4 vs. Chattanooga Kickoff Returns: Career: 8 returns, 172 yds, 0 TDs, 21.5 average, long of 35 vs. Idaho St. (2012) 2012: 7 returns, 155 yards, 0 TDs, 22.1 average, long of 35 vs. Idaho State 2011: 1 return, 17 yards, 0 TDs, 17.0 average, long of 17 vs. Washington Punt Returns: 6 returns, 34 yards, 0 TDs, 5.7 average, long of 22 vs. Idaho State (all in 2012)

#10 JAMAL TURNER

2015 Outlook

SENIOR · WIDE RECEIVER · 6-1 · 190 LBS.

Turner is the son of the late Rusty Turner and Jeffery Turner and was born on Feb. 1, 1993. He was to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2011. Turner has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Make-A-Wish and local hospital visits.

THREE LETTERS · ARLINGTON, TEXAS · SAM HOUSTON HS

Personal

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2011) » Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2011) » Jet Award Watch List (2013)


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VINCENT VALENTINE

#98

JUNIOR · DEFENSIVE TACKLE · 6-3 · 320 LBS.

2015 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL . HUSKERS.COM » Honorable-Mention Big Ten AllFreshman Team (BTN, 2013) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2013)

2012 (Redshirt)

Valentine redshirted in his first season in the program in 2012.

Before Nebraska (Edwardsville HS)

Vincent Valentine returns for his junior season to form half of one of the nation’s top defensive tackle tandems. The 6-3, 320-pound Valentine is expected to team with Maliek Collins to provide the foundation of the 2015 Blackshirt defense. Valentine has exhibited the ability clog the middle of the line against the run, while also flashing the athleticism to rush opposing passers. Despite being slowed by an arm injury in October, Valentine started 11 games in 2014 and was a disruptive force. The play of Valentine and the defensive line helped Nebraska rank among the nation’s best defenses in pass efficiency defense, third-down defense and opponent completion percentage.

Valentine was a second-team all-state, all-class pick in Illinois by the Chicago Tribune as a senior. He had 35 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss, and three sacks for Edwardsville, helping Coach Matt Martin’s team to a 5-5 record and a trip to the Illinois state playoffs. Valentine was also chosen as a first-team Class 7A all-state performer by the Illinois High School Coaches Association, and earned first-team All-Southwest Conference honors for the second straight season. As a junior, Valentine made 33 tackles, while adding two sacks, forcing two fumbles and recovering a fumble. He was also a starter as a sophomore when he racked up 29 tackles, two sacks and had a fumble recovery. Valentine was ranked among the nation’s top 50 defensive tackles by both Rivals.com and 247 Sports. Valentine chose Nebraska over Florida and Illinois, and had dozens of other offers including Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin in the Big Ten.

2014 (Sophomore)

Personal

2015 Outlook

Valentine played in all 13 games making 11 starts, and totaled 45 tackles, including seven tackles for loss and three sacks. He forced a fumble and added two quarterback hurries and two break ups. Valentine made at least four tackles six times in 2014. Valentine recorded career highs at Fresno State with two sacks for 12 yards in losses and three tackles for loss. He set a career high with six tackles against Miami, including four solo stops. Valentine had five tackles at Michigan State and had a hand in two Nebraska takeaways. He notched a pass breakup that resulted in a Randy Gregory interception on the game’s opening drive and later forced a fumble that was recovered by Byerson Cockrell. Valentine suffered an arm injury at Northwestern that limited him to only a few snaps against Rutgers. Valentine finished the season by tying his career high with six tackles against both Iowa and USC. Against the Hawkeyes, he had a 10-yard sack and two tackles for loss, then made his seventh tackle for loss of the year in the bowl game.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Valentine played in all 13 games with six starts, including the first four games and the final two regular-season games. He made 21 tackles, including 11 solo stops, five tackles for loss and a sack. He made four tackles against Wyoming and then excelled in the final two games of the regular season. Valentine had eight tackles combined against Penn State and Iowa, including a season-high five stops against the Hawkeyes. He also had three of his five tackles for loss in the last two games. He had two TFLs against Iowa, including an eight-yard sack.

Valentine was born on Feb. 23, 1994, and he is the son of Vincent Sr. and Angreha Valentine. He is a journalism major, and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2013. Valentine has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and part of team hospital visits.

Career Stats

(----------Tackles---------) Fum. Year G/S UT AT TT TFL Sacks C-R 2012 Redshirt 2013 13/6 12 9 21 5-14 1.0-8 0-0 2014 13/11 20 25 45 7-28 3.0-22 1-0 Totals 26/17 32 34 66 12-42 4.0-30 1-0

QB BK PBU INT Hry. 0 0 0

0 2 2

0 0 0

0 2 2

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–6 vs. Miami, at Iowa, vs. USC (2014) » Tackles for Loss–3 at Fresno State (2014) » Sacks–2.0 at Fresno State (2014)

GAME BY GAME

---Tackles-- --Sacks- Opponent UT-AT-TT TFL-Yds No-Yds FF-FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH PBU 0.0-0 0-0 1 0 Florida Atlantic 0-2-2 0-0 0-0-0 McNeese State 0-3-3 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0-0 at Fresno State 3-1-4 3-14 2.0-12 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 Miami 2-4-6 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 1-0-1 Illinois 1-1 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 at Michigan State 2-3-5 0.0-0 0-0 0 1 0-0 1-0-0 at Northwestern 1-2-3 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0 0-0-0 Rutgers 0-0-0 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 Purdue 1-2-3 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 1 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 at Wisconsin 2-0-2 0-0 0-0-0 Minnesota 2-2-4 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 at Iowa 4-2-6 1.0-10 0-0 1 0 2-11 0-0-0 vs USC 2-4-6 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 1-2 0-0-0 Totals 20-25-45 7-28 3.0-22 1-0-0 0-0 2 2


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2014 (Sophomore)

Westerkamp started nine games and was second on the team with 44 receptions for 747 yards and five touchdowns. He made at least three catches seven times and had 100-yard receiving games against Florida Atlantic and Michigan State. He opened the year with seven catches for 125 yards against FAU, including a 41-yard touchdown, setting then-career highs in both categories. Westerkamp and Kenny Bell became the first pair of wide receivers in school history to both top 100 receiving yards in the same game. Westerkamp had a team-high four catches for 61 yards in a win over McNeese State, including a 40-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Westerkamp caught a career-long 70-yard touchdown on the game’s third play at Fresno State. At Michigan State, Westerkamp set career highs with nine catches for 158 yards, all in the second half. The nine catches tied for the eighth-most in NU history, while the 158 yards were fifth-best in school history. Westerkamp had a four-yard touchdown catch against Rutgers and added five receptions against Minnesota. He capped the year with three catches for 81 yards against USC in the Holiday Bowl, including a 65-yard touchdown in the third quarter.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Westerkamp played in all 13 games, with a start against Georgia and had 20 receptions for 283 yards and a touchdown while also serving as NU’s top punt returner for much of the season. His lone touchdown catch will go down in Nebraska history, coming on a 49-yard Hail Mary pass to defeat Northwestern. Westerkamp caught four passes for 30 yards in the season’s first five games, before becoming a bigger part of the passing game. He had three receptions for 53 yards at Purdue and also added three catches at Minnesota. Westerkamp had a season-best day against Northwestern with four catches for 104 yards, capped by the touchdown from Ron Kellogg III. He had a season-high five catches for 62 yards at Penn State.

2012 (Redshirt)

Westerkamp redshirted in his first season in the program in 2012.

Before Nebraska (Montini Catholic HS)

Westerkamp was a record-setting receiver at Montini Catholic High School in Illinois. He is the state’s all-time leader in receptions (235), receiving yards (4,618) and receiving touchdowns (68). Westerkamp won state titles each of his final three seasons, capped by a memorable performance in the 2011 Class 5A state title game against Joliet Catholic, when he had 12 catches for 353 yards and five touchdowns in a 70-45 victory. Overall, Westerkamp had nine touchdown catches in his three state championship games. Westerkamp caught 91 passes for 1,659 yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior when was chosen as a first-team USA Today All-American and was the Illinois Player of the Year. Westerkamp made 89 catches for 1,631 yards and 23 touchdowns while earning first-team all-state accolades as a junior. As a sophomore, Westerkamp had 51 receptions for 1,156 yards and 16 touchdowns.

Westerkamp is the son of Robert and Kimberly Westerkamp and was born on June 23, 1994. His father also starred at Montini Catholic and collegiately at Illinois. Westerkamp is a business administration major and has earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll three times. Westerkamp was named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2015. Westerkamp has volunteered for numerous outreach events, including Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, School is Cool Week and team hospital and community rec center outreach events.

Career Stats Year 2012 2013 2014 Totals

G/S

13/1 13/9 26/10

No.

Yds. Redshirt 20 283 44 747 64 1,030

Y/R

Y/G

Long

TDs

14.1 17.0 16.1

23.6 57.5 39.6

49 vs. Northwestern 70 at Fresno State 70 at Fresno State

1 5 6

Rushing: 1 carry, 7 yards, 0 TDs (all in 2013) Punt Returns: 19 returns, 51 yards, 2.7 average, 0 TDs (all in 2013)

Single-Game Highs

» Receptions–9 at Michigan State (2014) » Receiving Yards–158 at Michigan State (2014) » Touchdowns–1 six times

2014 GAME-BY-GAME

Opponent Rec. Florida Atlantic 7 McNeese State 4 at Fresno State 2 Miami 1 Illinois 2 at Michigan State 9 at Northwestern 2 Rutgers 3 Purdue 3 at Wisconsin 1 Minnesota 5 at Iowa 2 vs USC 3 Totals 44

Yds TD Lg 1 36 125 1 40 61 85 1 70 14 0 14 31 0 20 0 41 158 0 23 28 40 1 20 58 0 24 6 0 6 47 0 15 0 10 13 1 65 81 747 5 70

#1 JORDAN WESTERKAMP

Jordan Westerkamp has a pair of highly productive seasons under his belt and is poised for bigger numbers for Nebraska in 2015. Westerkamp is an outstanding route runner and has great hands, allowing him to make the difficult catches look routine. He appeared to be a natural fit in Nebraska’s new offensive system during the spring. Westerkamp was NU’s second-leading receiver in 2014, catching 44 passes for 747 yards and five touchdowns. His receiving yardage and receptions totals both ranked just outside of the top 10 on the Nebraska single-season charts. He enters his junior year with 64 career receptions and having already surpassed 1,000 receiving yards, Westerkamp is poised to make a big move up the NU career charts over the next two seasons. Westerkamp, a two-time academic All-Big Ten selection, is a key part of an NU receiving corps that returns several game-tested playmakers. A year after a game-winning Hail Mary touchdown catch against Northwestern in 2013, Westerkamp again made numerous highlight-reel catches in 2014. One of those plays was a behind-the-back reception against Florida Atlantic that earned Westerkamp ESPN’s College Foootball Play of the Year.

Personal

JUNIOR · WIDE RECEIVER · 6-0 · 195 LBS.

2015 Outlook

Westerkamp participated in the Semper Fi Marines All-America Bowl in Arizona. He was listed among the top 50 receivers in the country. Westerkamp chose Nebraska over Notre Dame and had dozens of other scholarship offers.

TWO LETTERS · LOMBARD, ILL. · MONTINI CATHOLIC HS

» 2015 Team Captain » Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014) » Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013) » Big Ten Freshman of the Week (vs. NW, 2013) » Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » ESPN College Football Play of the Year (Reception vs. Florida Atlantic, 2014) » Sports Science Newton Award for Outstanding Reaction (2015) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)


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FREEDOM AKINMOLADUN

#91

TAARIQ ALLEN

#7

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE END

SENIOR WIDE RECEIVER

6-4 · 255 LBS. GRANDVIEW, MO. · GRANDVIEW HS

6-3 · 200 LBS. · THREE LETTERS WESTON, MASS. · THE RIVERS SCHOOL

» Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2015) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

» Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013) » Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Pat Clare Award (2013)

2015 Outlook

Senior Taariq Allen will look to battle for playing time at receiver in 2015, while also providing veteran leadership at the position. The 6-3, 200-pound Allen provides a tall target in the passing game. He saw regular action in the NU receiving rotation last season. In addition to his role at receiver, Allen has been a contributor on special teams throughout his Husker career. A two-time academic All-Big Ten selection, Allen earned his undergraduate degree in child, youth and family science in May of 2015. He is one of six NU seniors playing as a graduate in 2015.

Redshirt freshman Freedom Akinmoladun had an impressive spring practice session putting him in position to contend for playing time at defensive end in 2015. Junior Greg McMullen and senior Jack Gangwish are Nebraska’s most battle-tested ends, however playing time behind that duo appears to be available for young players including Akinmoladun. Akinmoladun began his Husker career at tight end before switching to defense late in the 2014 season. Akinmoladun has utilized the Husker strength and conditioning program to his benefit since arriving at Nebraska, adding more than 20 pounds of muscle to his 6-4 frame.

2014 (Redshirt)

Akinmoladun redshirted in his first season at Nebraska in 2014, and spent the majority of his time working at tight end.

Before Nebraska (Grandview HS)

Akinmoladun was an early commitment, appropriately announcing his intention to attend Nebraska on the Fourth of July in 2013. As a senior at Grandview High School, he earned second-team Class 4 all-state honors from the Missouri Football Coaches Association. He caught 23 passes for 387 yards and two touchdowns, while also recording 26 tackles and five tackles for loss from his defensive end position. Akinmoladun helped Coach Andy Leech’s team to a 5-6 record and a trip to the second round of the Class 4 playoffs. In 2012, Akinmoladun caught 14 passes for 331 yards and a touchdown, and also made a big impact on defense with 85 tackles, 15 tackles for loss and four sacks. Akinmoladun earned third-team all-state honors as a sophomore. Akinmoladun was ranked as one of the top 30 tight ends in the nation and among the top 15 players in Missouri according to both Rivals.com and 247 Sports. Akinmoladun was also one of the top rebounders for the Grandview basketball team. Akinmoladun only visited Nebraska after his commitment, but also had offers from Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kansas State and Northern Illinois.

Personal

Akinmoladun was born on Feb. 11, 1996, and is the son of Sherryee Akinmoladun. He is majoring in psychology and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll his first two semesters. He also has distinguished himself in the community, earning a spot on the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams for his outreach work. Akinmoladun has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, School is Cool and local hospital and community center outreach visits. Akinmoladun’s cousin, Oladapo, is an AllAmerican on the Nebraska track and field team.

2015 Outlook

2014 (Junior)

Allen played in all 13 games and finished with eight catches for 73 yards. He caught a 34-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter at Iowa to kickstart the Huskers’ rally from a 17-point deficit. Allen had a season-high three catches against both McNeese State and Michigan State and added a single reception against Florida Atlantic.

2013 (Sophomore)

Allen played in 10 games, including all eight Big Ten Conference games. In addition to providing depth at receiver, Allen also saw action on special teams. He had three catches for 22 yards, all coming against Michigan State.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

Allen played in the first eight games, before a knee injury on kickoff coverage against Michigan ended his season. He caught two passes for 11 yards at Northwestern, highlighted by an eight-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. The TD catch pulled Nebraska within five points as the Huskers rallied from a 12-point deficit to win.

2011 (Redshirt)

Allen redshirted in his first season in 2011.

Before Nebraska (The Rivers School)

Allen was a standout at the Rivers School in Weston, Mass., for Coach Rich Fisher. Allen was the first Husker signee from Massachusetts since 2002. Allen was a key factor in 2010 for The Rivers School, which finished 8-1, with its only loss in the Norm Walker Bowl, the state championship game for independent schools. Allen had 36 catches for 660 yards and eight touchdowns and had 69 carries for 706 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior. Allen also played defensive back and totaled 60 tackles, four interceptions, a sack and a fumble recovery. Allen earned first-team All-New England accolades and first-team all-league honors as a junior after recording more than 600 receiving yards and better than 500 yards on the ground, while combining for 15 touchdowns. Allen was rated among the top 10 recruits in New England according to SuperPrep. Allen only visited NU, but also had offers from Connecticut, Wisconsin and Tulane.

Personal

The son of Fred and Christy Allen, Taariq was born on July 26, 1992. He has been active in the community during his time in Lincoln. He has volunteered time with hospital visits, Husker Heroes, Make-a-Wish, Uplifting Athletes and School is Cool Week. Allen earned his degree in child, youth and family science. He has been named to the Nebraska ScholarAthlete Honor Roll four times.

Career Stats

Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 Totals

G/S Redshirt 8/0 10/0 13/0 31/0

No.

Yds.

Y/R

Y/G

2 3 8 13

11 22 73 106

5.5 7.3 9.1 8.2

1.4 2.2 6.1 3.4

Single-Game Highs

Long TDs 8 at Northwestern 8 vs. Michigan State 34 at Iowa 34 at Iowa

» Receptions–3, vs. Michigan State (2013), vs. McNeese State, Michigan State (2014) » Receiving Yards–34 at Iowa (2014) » Long Reception–34 at Iowa (2014) » Touchdowns–1 at Northwestern (2012); at Iowa (2014)

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AVERY ANDERSON

#4

FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE BACK 6-0 · 175 LBS.

SURPRISE, ARIZ. · PINE CREEK HS (COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO.)

2015 Outlook

Avery Anderson is one of four defensive standouts who joined the Nebraska program in January. The 6-0, 175-pound Anderson had a strong showing during spring ball and could compete for playing time in a talented group of Nebraska cornerbacks. A native of Surprise, Ariz., Anderson was regarded as one of the nation’s top 40 defensive backs following a standout prep career at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs. Anderson helped his team to consecutive Class 4A state championships before graduating early to get a headstart on his college career in Lincoln.

Before Nebraska (Pine Creek HS)

Anderson earned first-team all-state honors as a junior and a senior at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs. Anderson starred in three areas to help Pine Creek post a perfect 14-0 record in 2014. As a defensive back, he recorded three interceptions, while making 52 tackles, including six tackles for loss. Anderson also contributed on offense, rushing for 226 yards and a touchdown while catching 16 passes for 318 yards and one touchdown. He also handled kickoff return duties for Coach Todd Miller. Anderson was an All-Colorado choice by the Denver Post for his play in 2014, and he was a first-team Class 4A choice by the Colorado High School Activities Association. As a junior, Anderson was named a first-team all-state free safety by the CHSAA. He also earned all-league and all-region recognition after totaling 53 tackles, one interception and three breakups while leading Pine Creek to its first state championship and a 12-2 record. Offensively, Anderson had 53 carries for 386 yards and eight touchdowns. Anderson was rated as the No. 2 player in Colorado, behind Husker teammate Eric Lee Jr. Anderson was a member of the Rivals250, the list of the nation’s top prospects. Scout.com listed him among the top 35 safeties in the country and 247Sports ranked him among the top 40 athletes nationally. In May of 2014, Anderson earned defensive back MVP honors at the Rivals Camp Series in Chicago. Anderson committed to Nebraska in February of 2014, after considering offers from Arizona State, Kansas State and Utah, among others.

Personal

The son of Killian and Angela Anderson, Avery was born on Sept. 11, 1996. He is a marketing major, and has volunteered his time at the F Street Recreation Center.

CHRISTIAN BAILEY

#33

SOPHOMORE WIDE RECEIVER 5-11 · 205 LBS. · ONE LETTER SAN CLEMENTE, CALIF. · SAN CLEMENTE HS » Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

2015 Outlook

Sophomore receiver Christian Bailey will look to increase his role for the Huskers in 2015. The 5-11, 205-pound Bailey provided depth for the Huskers last season and saw limited action. Bailey made the most of his only catch, grabbing a touchdown in his home state against Fresno State. He also contributed on Nebraska’s special teams. Bailey came to Nebraska from San Clemente High School in California.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)

Bailey played in four games as a reserve receiver and on special teams. He caught a 10-yard touchdown pass at Fresno State for his only reception of the season.

2013 (Redshirt)

A walk-on, Bailey redshirted in his first season in the program.

Before Nebraska (San Clemente HS)

Bailey was a versatile player for San Clemente (Calif.) High School. He lined up at both receiver and running back for the Tritons. A two-time all-league performer, Bailey hauled in 44 balls for 495 yards and four touchdowns as a senior, while also rushing for 274 yards and six touchdowns on 46 carries. Bailey drew interest from Oregon and Oregon State.

Personal

The son of Jeff and Rebecca Bailey, Christian was born on Dec. 17, 1994. He is majoring in finance and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll twice. Bailey has been active in the community, volunteering with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and at local hospital and rec center visits. He was named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team in 2015.

Career Stats

» Games Played: 4 in 2014 » Receptions: 1-10 in 2014 (10-yard TD reception at Fresno State)

TY BETKA

#40

JUNIOR WIDE RECEIVER 5-7 · 165 LBS. SUPERIOR, NEB. · SUPERIOR HS/DRAKE 2015 Outlook

Ty Betka joined the Nebraska program in October of 2014 as a walk-on receiver. A Superior, Neb., native, Betka was asked to walk on following the Huskers’ annual open walk-on tryout. The 5-7, 165-pound Betka owns outstanding speed, and will look to provide depth in the Husker receiving corps, while also pushing for special teams action. Betka began his college career at Drake University before coming to Nebraska.

2014 (Redshirt)

Betka joined the team in October after making his way through the walk-on tryout and worked on the scout team offense.

Before Nebraska (Drake/Superior HS)

Betka spent two seasons at Drake. He made appearances in five games in 2013, rushing for 19 yards on six carries. He also recorded one solo tackle against Morehead State. Betka redshirted during his first season at Drake in 2012. Betka earned all-district and all-conference honors at Superior High School in 2010 and 2011. He was also a two-time honorable-mention all-state selection. Betka helped the Wildcats to a Class C2 state playoff appearance in 2010. Betka earned 10 letters in high school, including three in football and basketball and four in track. Betka qualified for the state track meet in three events as a junior and in four events as a senior. He was third in the state in the 100 as a senior, while finishing fifth in the 200. He placed fifth in both events as a junior. In the classroom, Betka achieved honor roll status.

Personal

The son of Mark and Cindy Betka, Ty was born on Sept. 22, 1993. He has three siblings, Travis, Tracy and Taryn. Ty is majoring in political science at Nebraska, and is an active participant in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


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JARED BLUM

#83

TYSON BROEKEMEIER

JUNIOR TIGHT END

SENIOR QUARTERBACK

6-4 · 255 LBS. GRETNA, NEB. · GRETNA HS

6-1 · 200 LBS. AURORA, NEB. · AURORA HS

#9

» Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

» Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

2015 Outlook

Junior Jared Blum enters the 2015 season in hopes of staying healthy and competing for playing time at tight end. The 6-4, 255-pound Blum has the size, strength and athleticism to be a contributor, but has been plagued by injuries throughout his Nebraska career.

2014 (Sophomore)

Blum added depth at tight end and saw action in the opener against Florida Atlantic.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Blum was sidelined for the season after suffering a knee injury during fall camp.

2012 (Redshirt)

Blum redshirted in his first season and excelled on the scout team.

Before Nebraska (Gretna HS)

2015 Outlook

Senior Tyson Broekemeier has provided depth at the quarterback position during his Husker career. Broekemeier has had a good mastery of Nebraska’s offense, and has been an integral part of game preparation by working as a scout team quarterback. Broekemeier is a business administration major and is on track to earn his degree in December. Broekemeier is a four-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection.

Career

Broekemeier has added depth at quarterback throughout his Nebraska career, but has not appeared in a game. Broekemeier has played a key role in preparing the Huskers for games through his outstanding work on the scout team. He suffered a knee injury during fall camp as a true freshman and missed the season, before returning for bowl game practice.

Before Nebraska (Aurora HS)

Blum was one of two walk-ons from Gretna High School in 2012, along with fullback Andy Janovich. Blum was a second-team All-Nebraska pick by the Omaha World-Herald and a second-team Super State pick by the Lincoln Journal Star on defense as a senior. Blum had 44 tackles and 12 sacks to help Gretna reach the semifinals of the Class B playoffs. Blum also caught 18 passes for 380 yards and six touchdowns as a tight end. Blum also starred on the Dragons’ basketball team as a second-team Super State pick by the Lincoln Journal Star. He averaged 13.4 points and 7.0 rebounds per game as a junior. Blum had football scholarship offers from South Dakota State, Nebraska-Kearney and Northwest Missouri State, before walking on at Nebraska.

Broekemeier guided Coach Randy Huebert’s Aurora squad to an appearance in the Class B state semifinals in 2010. Broekemeier completed better than 70 percent of his passes for 2,047 yards and 31 touchdowns with just three interceptions. He also rushed for 630 yards and 12 touchdowns. Broekemeier was named the Gatorade Nebraska Player of the Year, and he was the honorary captain of the Lincoln Journal Star Super State offense and the Omaha World-Herald’s All-Nebraska team. Broekemeier had better than 2,400 yards of total offense and 32 touchdowns as a junior. At the 2011 Shrine Bowl, he set records for touchdown passes, passing yards, completions and total yards, going 30-of-37 for 371 yards and five touchdowns, while racking up 407 total yards. Broekemeier had scholarship offers from FCS schools South Dakota and North Dakota.

Personal

Personal

Jared was born on Nov. 14, 1993, and he is the son of Dave and Kristi Blum. He is majoring in business administration and is a three-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. He has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and Uplifting Athletes.

ALEX BORYCA

#53

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN LINEBACKER 6-2 · 220 LBS. COZAD, NEB. · COZAD HS » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2015) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman linebacker Alex Boryca will look to provide depth at linebacker in 2015. The walk-on from Cozad High School spent the spring working primarily at outside linebacker, but has the versatility to play multiple positions. The 6-2, 220-pound Boryca also could push for playing time on special teams this fall.

2014 (Redshirt)

Boryca redshirted during his first year at Nebraska.

Before Nebraska (Cozad HS)

Boryca was a standout at Cozad High School, where he starred at linebacker and running back. As a senior, he helped Coach Brian Cargill’s team to a perfect 13-0 record and the Class C-1 state title. Boryca racked up 115 tackles in 2013, including 51 solo stops. He also had 11 tackles for loss, five sacks and forced a fumble. Boryca made seven tackles in the state title game victory over Ashland-Greenwood. He also saw action at running back, rushing 28 times for 127 yards and seven touchdowns, including two TD runs in the state championship game. Boryca was a first-team Class C-1 all-state pick by the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star as a senior. He also was named the Kearney Hub’s 2013 Hub Territory Defensive Player of the Year. Boryca helped the Haymakers to the state playoffs in both 2011 and 2012.

Personal

The son of Adam and Becky Boryca, Alex was born on Oct. 11, 1995. He is majoring in agribusiness. He was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2015. Boryca was named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams for his outreach work, including volunteering with Uplifting Athletes, Pilger tornado relief and local hospital visits.

Tyson was born on Feb. 9, 1992, and is the son of Dale and Karla Broekemeier. Tyson’s older brother, Joe, was a receiver for the Huskers, finishing in 2010. Tyson was named to the 2015 Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams for his outreach work. He has volunteered his time on local hospital visits, School is Cool, Husker Hotline and the Husker Heroes event.


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DREW BROWN

SAM BURTCH

#34

#9

SOPHOMORE PLACE-KICKER

SENIOR WIDE RECEIVER

5-11 · 180 LBS. · ONE LETTER

6-3 · 200 LBS. · TWO LETTERS

SOUTHLAKE, TEXAS · SOUTHLAKE CARROLL HS

MURDOCK, NEB. · ELMWOOD-MURDOCK HS

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2014) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

2015 Outlook

Drew Brown continued a family tradition of outstanding kicking at Nebraska with a solid true freshman season in 2014. The Dallas area product took control of the starting place-kicking chores from the outset of the year and went on to rank among the Big Ten scoring leaders. Brown’s older brother, Kris, ranks as the second-leading scorer in Nebraska history, and was a place-kicker for more than a decade in the National Football League. The younger Brown set a Nebraska freshman scoring record with 101 points in 2014, breaking the previous record held by his older brother. Brown teams with punter Sam Foltz to give Nebraska a pair of talented returning kicking specialists for 2015.

2014 (Freshman)

Brown connected on 14-of-21 field goals and was perfect on 59 PAT attempts. The 59 extra points were the third-most in school history without a miss. His 7.8 points per game ranked seventh in the Big Ten and fourth among kickers. Brown had three games with two field goals. Brown also handled kickoff duties for part of the season, booting 14 touchbacks. Brown made a 44-yard field goal in his NU debut against Florida Atlantic and made six PATs. He connected on 2-of-3 field goals at Fresno State and made a season-high seven PATs. He also made a pair of field goals (19 and 39 yards) against Miami and had three touchbacks. Brown had a season-high seven touchbacks against Illinois and made a 29-yard field goal in the game. Brown made at least one field goal in each of the final four games. He connected on a 20-yarder at Iowa with eight seconds remaining to send the game to overtime. In the Holiday Bowl he made field goals of 34 and 24 yards.

Before Nebraska (Southlake Carroll HS)

Brown was a standout at Southlake Carroll High School being named the first-team kicker on the DFW all-area team as a senior and earning honorable-mention Class 5A all-state honors. He connected on 9-of-11 field goals as a senior, with a long of 51 yards, and made 89-of-90 PAT attempts, helping Coach Hal Wasson’s team to an 11-2 record and trip to the third round of the 5A Division 1 playoffs. Brown was perfect on 97 PAT attempts as a junior, while hitting on 9-of-10 field goals, as Carroll posted a 12-2 record and reached the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. Brown was also one of the state’s top kickers during his sophomore season, helping Southlake Carroll to a perfect 16-0 record and Class 5A Division 1 state title. Brown hit on 17-of-21 field goals with a long of 49 yards, and made 63-of-64 extra points. Brown was ranked among the top dozen kickers in the nation by 247 Sports.

» Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013) » Seven-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Walk-on of the Year (2013) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014, 2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015) » Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2014)

2015 Outlook

Sam Burtch was a breakout player in the Nebraska offense in 2013 and was poised for a big role in the NU receiver corps last fall. However, a pair of injuries kept Burtch off the field in 2014. Burtch now returns for his senior season hopeful of making an impact in a deep Nebraska receiving corps. Burtch was held out early last season with a concussion, then following his return, he suffered a season-ending knee injury in practice. At 6-3 and 200 pounds, Burtch provides a big target in the Husker passing game. Burtch is also a standout off the field, twice earning academic All-Big Ten honors. Burtch is on track to earn his degree in communication studies in December.

2014 (Junior)

Burtch missed the year with multiple injuries, the final one being a season-ending knee injury in September.

2013 (Sophomore)

Burtch played in all 13 games, making starts against Michigan State and Penn State. He finished with 12 receptions for 147 yards and three touchdowns. He was at his best late in the season, making 10 of his 12 catches in the final six games. Burtch’s first two catches resulted in touchdowns, a 26-yarder against Southern Miss and a 16-yard catch vs. South Dakota State. Burtch caught three passes for 20 yards against Northwestern, including two on the final drive to help set up NU’s Hail Mary. He caught five passes for 83 yards, including a career-long 32-yard touchdown against Michigan State.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

Burtch played in four games as a reserve receiver, appearing in Nebraska’s wins over Southern Miss, Arkansas State, Idaho State and Minnesota. He did not have a reception.

2011 (Redshirt)

Burtch walked on and redshirted in his first season in 2011.

Before Nebraska (Elmwood-Murdock HS)

Personal

The son of Hobert and Terri Brown, Drew was born on Oct. 30, 1995. He is majoring in supply chain management. Brown was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2014, and also was named to the 2015 Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams. Brown has participated in community outreach efforts including MakeA-Wish, School is Cool Week and local hospital, school and rec center outreach events.

Burtch starred at receiver for Coach Leigh Schmale at Elmwood-Murdock High School. Burtch earned first-team Class C-2 all-state honors from both the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World-Herald in 2010. He caught 44 passes for 1,038 yards and eight touchdowns to help his team to a 9-2 record and a trip to the Class C-2 quarterfinals. Burtch also caught 26 passes and eight touchdowns as a junior. Burtch won the Class C 800 meters at the 2010 Nebraska state track meet and was second in the 400 meters.

CAREER STATS

Personal

Year G/S PAT FG Pct. TP PPG 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Lg 2014 13/13 59/59 14/21 66.7 101 7.8 1-1 4-5 7-8 2-6 0-1 44

Single-Game Highs

» Field Goals–2, at Fresno State, vs. Miami, vs. USC (2014) » Long Field Goal–44 yards vs. Florida Atlantic (2014) » PATs–7 at Fresno State (2014)

GAME BY GAME

Opponent XP-ATT FG-ATT Florida Atlantic 6-6 1-1 McNeese State 4-4 1-1 at Fresno State 7-7 2-3 Miami 5-5 2-2 Illinois 6-6 1-2 at Michigan State 1-1 1-1 at Northwestern 5-5 1-2 Rutgers 6-6 0-1 Purdue 5-5 0-1 1-1 at Wisconsin 3-3 Minnesota 3-3 1-1 at Iowa 4-4 1-3 vs USC 4-4 2-2 Totals 59-59 14-21

Lg Blkd 31 0 38 0 39 0 29 0 40 0 33 0 0 0 0 0 32 0 0 30 20 1 34 0 44 0 44 1

Pts 9 7 13 11 9 4 8 6 5 6 6 7 10 101

The son of Tom Burtch and Marie Gregoire, Sam was born on Feb. 19, 1993. He is majoring in communication studies and is a seven-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. Burtch has been active in the community and is a two-time member of both the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. Burtch was one of the leading forces behind starting the Uplifting Athletes Road Race to benefit pediatric cancer. He also has volunteered his time with the FCA, People’s City Mission, American Education Week, Pilger tornado relief, Husker Hotline and numerous hospital and school outreach events.

Career Stats

Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 Totals

G/S No. Yds. Y/R Redshirt 4/0 0 0 0.0 13/2 12 147 12.2 Injured–Did Not Play 17/2 12 147 12.2

Single-Game Highs

Y/G 0 11.3

Long TDs none 0 32 vs. Michigan State 3

8.6 32 vs. Michigan State

» Receptions–5 vs. Michigan State (2013) » Receiving Yards–83 vs. Michigan State (2013) » Touchdowns–1 vs. Southern Miss, South Dakota State, Michigan State (2013)

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AJ BUSH

#6

CETHAN CARTER

#11

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN QUARTERBACK

JUNIOR TIGHT END

6-3 · 220 LBS. ALPHARETTA, GA. · NORCROSS HS

6-4 · 240 LBS. · TWO LETTERS METAIRIE, LA. · ARCHBISHOP RUMMEL HS

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2014)

» Honorable-Mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013)

2015 Outlook

2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman AJ Bush has impressed the Nebraska coaching staff and observers with his impressive playmaking ability at quarterback. The Georgia native appears to have a bright future in front of him in a Nebraska uniform. The 6-3, 220-pound Bush has made plays both with his strong left arm and his feet displaying the ability to escape the pocket. Bush will enter fall camp as a leading contender to earn the backup quarterback job behind Tommy Armstrong Jr., who is expected to lead the Nebraska offense for the third consecutive season.

2014 (Redshirt)

Bush redshirted in his first season and worked on the offensive scout team.

Before Nebraska (Norcross HS)

Bush posted outstanding numbers as a senior, helping Georgia prep powerhouse Norcross High School to a state title in the AAAAAA ranks. The left-handed Bush completed 139-of259 passes for 2,101 yards and 16 touchdowns for Coach Keith Maloff’s team. Bush was also a big threat with his feet, rushing for 764 yards and 13 touchdowns on 168 carries. Norcross was widely regarded as one of the top 50 prep teams in the nation in 2013. Bush spent his junior season at Milton High School, helping the Eagles to the first round of the AAAAAA playoffs. Bush ran for approximately 900 yards in 2012, while passing for 1,000 yards. Bush was regarded as one of the nation’s top 50 dual-threat quarterbacks in the 247 Sports composite rankings. He also visited Boston College and Marshall, and had additional offers from Cincinnati, Kansas State, Toledo, Troy and Georgia State.

Personal

The son of Alvin and Karen Bush, A.J. was born on Jan. 26, 1996. He is a business administration major. He was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in his first semester. Bush has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and the Belmont Rec Center.

Tight end Cethan Carter enters his junior season hoping to flourish in Nebraska’s new offensive system under Head Coach Mike Riley and Offensive Coordinator Danny Langsdorf. The 6-4, 240-pound Carter battled through an injury-plagued sophomore campaign after breaking onto the scene as a true freshman in 2013. Carter also missed the second half of spring practice with a foot injury that required surgery, but he is expected to be at full strength for fall camp. Carter is one of three junior tight ends who have extensive playing experience, along with Lincoln natives Sam Cotton and Trey Foster. Carter has shown the ability to stress defenses with his pass-catching skills, while also providing a formidable perimeter blocking presence.

2014 (Sophomore)

Carter played in nine games with eight starts, while missing four games at midseason with a foot injury. Carter returned for the final four games and finished with six catches for 98 yards and a touchdown. He made four of his six receptions in the final two games, with two catches for a careerhigh 48 yards at Iowa, highlighted by a career-long 34-yard grab before halftime to set up a touchdown. Carter also had a 14-yard catch in the fourth quarter on a game-tying drive. Carter added two receptions for 25 yards in the Holiday Bowl. Carter had his first career touchdown on a 20-yard catch at Fresno State.

2013 (Freshman)

Carter was one of seven true freshmen to play in 2013, seeing action in all 13 games with six starts. Carter had 10 catches for 127 yards. He caught two passes three times on the year, including a season-high 43 yards against South Dakota State, highlighted by a season-long 26-yard catch. He caught five of his 10 passes in the final four games, including a 23-yard catch against Georgia in the Gator Bowl.

Before Nebraska (Archbishop Rummel HS)

Carter had a standout career for Coach Jay Roth at Rummel High School in Metairie, La. Carter was a versatile performer, lining up as a tight end, H-Back and fullback in the Raiders’ run-based offense. He finished 2012 with 23 receptions for 418 yards and five touchdowns. His play helped Rummel to a perfect 14-0 record and the Louisiana Class 5A state championship. Carter shined in the state title game, catching five passes for 74 yards and a touchdown in a 35-14 victory over Barbe High. For his efforts as a senior, Carter was an all-district choice and a honorable-mention all-state selection. Carter started and was used in a variety of roles for Rummel as a junior. Carter chose Nebraska over offers from LSU, Miami, Memphis, Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech, Tulane, Louisiana-Lafayette and Florida International. He was ranked as the No. 13 prospect in the state of Louisiana by the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Carter was also one of the top players for the Rummel basketball team, leading the Raiders to a 21-11 record and a trip to the state quarterfinals as a senior.

Personal

The son of Shelly Carter, Cethan was born on Sept. 5, 1993. He is majoring in criminology and criminal justice. He has volunteered his time with the Uplifting Athletes Road Race and outreach events at local community centers and hospitals.

Career Stats Year 2013 2014 Totals

G/S 13/6 9/8 22/14

No. 10 6 16

Yds. 127 98 225

Single-Game Highs

Y/R 12.7 16.3 14.1

» Receptions: 2 five times » Receiving Yards: 48 at Iowa (2014)

Y/G 9.8 10.9 10.2

Long TDs 26 vs. South Dakota State 0 34 at Iowa 1 34 at Iowa 1


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BYERSON COCKRELL

GAME-BY-GAME

#28

SENIOR DEFENSIVE BACK 6-0 · 185 LBS. · ONE LETTER

COLUMBUS, MISS. · COLUMBUS HS/ EAST MISSISSIPPI CC » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2014) » Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2015) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

2015 Outlook

Byerson Cockrell served an important role on the Nebraska defense in his first season in the program in 2014. The 6-0, 185-pound Cockrell was a regular in the secondary, primarily lining up as a nickel back. Cockrell can play nearly any position in the secondary and spent the majority of the spring working with the top defensive unit at safety. Cockrell suffered a shoulder injury at the conclusion of spring ball and underwent surgery shortly thereafter. He is expected back at full speed for the start of fall practice. Cockrell came to Nebraska in January of 2014 from East Mississippi Community College and quickly worked his way into the playing rotation. Cockrell is on track to earn his degree in sociology in December.

2014 (Junior)

Cockrell quickly earned an extensive role when NU lost a pair of expected starters in preseason camp. His play helped Nebraska rank among the nation’s leaders in opponent pass completion percentage and pass efficiency defense. Cockrell played in all 13 games and made six starts, five as NU’s nickel back and at safety against Iowa. Cockrell finished with 29 tackles, including 18 solo stops. He also had an interception and ranked second on the team with seven pass breakups. Cockrell had five games with three or more tackles, including a season-high five tackles each against Minnesota and Iowa. He had his only interception of the season against Purdue in a contest when he also had a season-high two pass breakups. Cockrell had three tackles and a tackle for loss at Fresno State. He had a fumble recovery at Michigan State.

Before Nebraska (Columbus HS/East Mississippi CC)

Cockrell was a standout at East Mississippi CC, playing two seasons for Coach Buddy Stephens. In 2013, Cockrell played safety for the Lions and had three interceptions for 128 yards, including a 58-yard interception return for a touchdown. He added 33 tackles, four pass breakups, three tackles for loss and two sacks. His play helped East Mississippi to a perfect 12-0 record and the NJCAA title. Cockrell was part of a defense that ranked second nationally with 30 interceptions in 2013. Cockrell was also a key performer for the Lions in 2012, helping the team to a 10-2 record. Cockrell finished with 20 tackles, including 16 solo stops, while picking off a pair of passes. Cockrell attended Columbus High School, where he earned Class 6A all-state first-team honors as a senior in 2011. He had seven interceptions for 133 yards and was credited with 69 tackles, seven pass breakups and one forced fumble in his senior season. Cockrell also scored three touchdowns on offense as a senior. He was a member of the Columbus track team, competing in the 100 and 400 meters, and the 4x100-meter relay. Cockrell was ranked among the top 10 junior college safeties in the nation by 247Sports. Cockrell also received offers from Southern Miss, Louisiana-Monroe, UAB and Middle Tennessee among others.

Personal

The son of Elizabeth Cockrell, Byerson was born on March 21, 1994. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Make-A-Wish, Pilger tornado relief, and numerous hospital and community outreach events. Cockrell earned a spot on both the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2015. He also received a HERO Leadership Award in 2015.

Career Stats

Year G/S 2014 13/6

UT 18

(--------Tackles------) Fum. AT TT TFL Sacks C-R 11 29 1-5 0.0-0 2-1

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–5 twice » Pass Breakups–2 vs. Purdue (2014)

BK 0

PBU INT 7 1

QB Hry. 1

---Tackles-- --Sacks-- Opponent Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds FF-FR-Yds Int-Yds QBH PBU Florida Atlantic 2 1 3 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 1 McNeese State 1 1 2 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 1-5 0-0-0 0 at Fresno State 3 0 3 0.0-0 0-0 1 Miami 1 1 2 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 1 Illinois 0 1 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 1 at Michigan St. 1 0 1 0-0 0.0-0 0-1-0 0-0 0 0 at Northwestern 2 0 2 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 1 0 Rutgers 1 1 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 Purdue 1 0 1 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 1-10 0 2 at Wisconsin 0 0 0 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 Minnesota 3 2 5 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 at Iowa 0 5 5 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 1 1 vs USC 3 0 3 0-0 0.0-0 0-0-0 0-0 0 0 Totals 11 29 1-5 0.0-0 0-1-0 1-10 1 7 18


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THOMAS CONNELY

#26

SAM COTTON

#84

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN LINEBACKER

JUNIOR TIGHT END

5-11 · 205 LBS. KEARNEY, NEB. · KEARNEY CATHOLIC HS

6-4 · 250 LBS. · TWO LETTERS LINCOLN, NEB. · SOUTHEAST HS

» Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

2015 Outlook

Thomas Connely will compete to provide depth at linebacker for the Husker defense in 2015. The walk-on product from Kearney Catholic High School was a versatile two-way performer in high school and could compete for action on the Huskers’ special teams units this fall.

2014 (Redshirt)

Connely redshirted and worked on the scout team defense.

Before Nebraska (Kearney Catholic HS)

Connely was a two-way standout for Coach Dave Colling at Kearney Catholic. Connely helped his team to a 7-3 record and a trip to the second round of the Class C-1 playoffs in 2013. He made 59 tackles and had a pair of interceptions on defense, while rushing for 1,052 yards and 13 touchdowns. He added seven receptions to lead the Kearney Catholic offense. Connely earned first-team Class C-1 all-state honors on defense from both the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald. Connely was a two-time Class C state wrestling champion. He won the title at 170 pounds as a junior and posted a 42-1 record on his way to the 182-pound title in 2014.

Personal

The son of Tom and Coleen Connelly, Thomas was born on Sept. 12, 1995. He is majoring in pre-health and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in each of his first two semesters. Connely has volunteered his time with local hospital visits.

COLE CONRAD

#62

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN OFFENSIVE LINE 6-5 · 290 LBS. FREMONT, NEB. · ARCHBISHOP BERGAN HS » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2015)

2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman Cole Conrad will add depth on a veteran offensive line for the Huskers in 2015. The 6-5, 290-pound Conrad spent the majority of the spring working at offensive tackle, where the Huskers have four veteran seniors who are expected to take the majority of the snaps. Conrad joined the NU program as a walk-on from Fremont’s Archbishop Bergan High School.

2014 (Redshirt)

Conrad redshirted and worked on the scout team offense.

Before Nebraska (Archbishop Bergan HS)

Conrad helped Archbishop Bergan High School to an 8-2 record in 2013, including a trip to the second round of the Class C-2 state playoffs. Conrad’s dominant play on the offensive line for Coach Seth Mruz helped power an offense that averaged nearly 270 rushing yards per game. On defense, Conrad made 27 tackles, including three tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery. Conrad was also a key part of Bergan’s success in 2012, when the Knights posted an 8-3 record and reached the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. Conrad earned first-team Class C-2 all-state honors as an offensive lineman from the Associated Press, Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star as a senior. He was also the honorary defensive captain of the Fremont Tribune’s all-area team.

Personal

The son of Jim and Christy Conrad, Cole was born on July 24, 1995. He is majoriing in criminology and criminal justice, and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2015. Conrad has volunteered his time with local hospital visits.

» Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014) » Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)

2015 Outlook

Junior Sam Cotton has seen extensive action at tight end the past two seasons and will look to play a more significant role for the NU offense in Coach Mike Riley’s first season as head coach. The 6-4, 250-pound Cotton gives the Huskers a big receiving target, while also having the ability to be an effective blocker. Cotton is one of three junior tight ends who have seen extensive playing time the past two seasons, joining Cethan Carter and fellow Lincoln Southeast product Trey Foster. Cotton has distinguished himself off the field, earning academic All-Big Ten honors the past two seasons. Cotton is the youngest of three brothers to play for Nebraska, joining older brothers Ben and Jake, who have completed their NU eligibility, while their father, Barney, also played and coached at Nebraska.

2014 (Sophomore)

Cotton played in all 13 games with starts against Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue and Minnesota. He had three receptions for 41 yards, with two of his catches resulting in touchdowns. Cotton had a 10-yard catch in the opener against Florida Atlantic, then had a 23-yard touchdown grab at Fresno State. He added an eight-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter against Rutgers.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Cotton played in 10 games, including a start against Purdue. He caught three passes for 22 yards, with a three-yard touchdown catch at Minnesota. He had a season-long 17-yard catch against Illinois and also had a reception at Purdue.

2012 (Redshirt)

Cotton sat out his first season in the program as a redshirt.

Before Nebraska (Southeast HS)

Cotton played a key role in helping Southeast earn a Class A state title in 2011. The Knights finished with a 12-1 record, including a 21-9 victory over Omaha Burke in the state title game, when Cotton caught a 34-yard touchdown pass. As a senior, Cotton had 23 receptions, including seven touchdowns. He also played defensive line for Coach Ryan Gottula’s team and made 42 tackles, including 7.5 sacks. Cotton earned first-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald as a defensive lineman, and he was an honorary captain of that team. The Lincoln Journal Star also named him a co-captain of its Super State team, but listed him as a first-team selection at tight end. As a junior, Cotton helped Southeast to a 10-2 record and a trip to the Class A semifinals. He was an honorable-mention all-state pick by both major newspapers as a junior. Cotton was ranked among the top four players in the state of Nebraska in the class of 2012. Cotton also competed in the shot put and discus for Southeast. Cotton committed to Nebraska in June of 2011, and did not take any other visits.

Personal

The son of Barney and Christine Cotton, Sam was born on Jan. 27, 1994. He is a business administration/marketing major and is a four-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. He has volunteered his time with the NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 Event, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes and school and hospital visits. He was named to both the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2014 for his outreach efforts. His father earned three letters for the Huskers from 1975 to 1978 as both an offensive and defensive lineman.

Career Stats Year 2012 2013 2014 Totals

G/S

10/1 13/4 23/5

No.

Yds. Redshirt 3 22 3 41 6 63

Single-Game Highs

Y/R

Y/G

Long

TDs

7.3 13.7 10.5

2.2 3.2 3.7

17 vs. Illinois 23 vs. Rutgers 23 vs. Rutgers

1 2 3

» Receptions: 1, six times » Receiving Yards: 23 vs. Rutgers (2014)


105

ZACK DARLINGTON

#2

ROSS DZURIS

#88

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN QUARTERBACK

JUNIOR DEFENSIVE END

6-2 · 205 LBS. APOPKA, FLA. · APOPKA HS

6-3 · 250 LBS. PLATTSMOUTH, NEB. · PLATTSMOUTH HS

2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman quarterback Zack Darlington was one of several young players to show great promise during spring practice. The 6-2, 205-pound Darlington showed the ability to grasp Coach Riley’s offense during the 15-practice session and will look to compete for playing time this fall. Darlington will enter fall camp as a contender to earn the backup quarterback job behind Tommy Armstrong Jr., who is expected to lead the Nebraska offense for the third consecutive season.

2014 (Redshirt)

Darlington joined the Nebraska program in January, then redshirted and worked on the scout team offense in the fall.

Before Nebraska (Apopka HS)

A preseason All-Florida selection in 2013, Darlington’s senior season at Apopka High was cut short after just one game because of injury. Darlington was a two-year starting quarterback for one of the dominant prep programs in Florida. Playing for his father, Rick, the younger Darlington used his strong arm and great speed to lead Apopka to a 13-2 record in 2012, and the Class 8A state title. Darlington passed for 1,725 yards and 19 touchdowns, while also rushing for 708 yards and 10 touchdowns. In the state title game against Weston Cypress Bay, Darlington passed for 254 yards while rushing for 130 yards and three touchdowns. Darlington was named a Class 8A second-team all-state selection. As a sophomore, Darlington led Apopka to a 6-5 record. Darlington was ranked among the top 15 dual-threat quarterbacks by 24/7 Sports. Darlington also had offers from Arizona, Boston College, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina State, Ohio State, Virginia Tech and West Virginia among others, but only visited Nebraska.

Personal

The son of Rick and Shelly Darlington, Zack was born on March 27, 1995. He is majoring in communication studies. He volunteered his time with Husker Hotline and at the F-Street Rec Center. Zack’s older brother, Ty, is a senior center at Oklahoma, and started all 13 games for the Sooners in 2014.

» Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

2015 Outlook

Junior Ross Dzuris has made steady progress throughout his Nebraska career, and in 2015 he will look to compete for playing time at defensive end. Junior Greg McMullen and senior Jack Gangwish return and have extensive game experience, however the opportunity for playing time behind that duo is wide open and Dzuris is a leading contender for a top backup job. A walk-on from Plattsmouth High School, Dzuris has made excellent strides in the weight room during his time in Lincoln, adding nearly 20 pounds of muscle to his 6-3 frame.

2014 (Sophomore)

Dzuris added depth at defensive end, but did not play in a game.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Dzuris was a reserve defensive end, but did not appear in a game.

2012 (Redshirt)

Dzuris walked on and redshirted in his first season in the program.

Before Nebraska (Plattsmouth HS)

Dzuris was a force on the defensive line for Plattsmouth High School, leading the Blue Devils to consecutive playoff berths during his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, Dzuris earned second-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald and was part of the Lincoln Journal Star Class B all-state football team after collecting 103 total tackles, including 45 solo stops. Dzuris had 52 tackles and four sacks as a junior, and was named a first-team all-state selection by HuskerlandPreps.com and was a first-team all-area selection from the Omaha World-Herald. Dzuris earned honorable-mention all-state recognition as a junior in basketball, and competed in track and field. Dzuris participated in the Nebraska Shrine Bowl in June of 2012. He chose to walk on at Nebraska over scholarship offers from North Dakota and South Dakota.

Personal

The son of Bob and Leesa Dzuris, Ross was born on Oct. 13, 1993. He is majoring in business administration, and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll twice. He has volunteered time with the Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits.


106

ERIK EVANS

#48

MATT FINNIN

SOPHOMORE DEFENSIVE END

SENIOR OFFENSIVE LINE

6-3 · 255 LBS. WAVERLY, NEB. · WAVERLY HS

6-7 · 305 LBS. · TWO LETTERS CRETE, ILL. · MONEE HS/COLLEGE OF DuPAGE

2015 Outlook

» Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)

2015 Outlook

Sophomore Erik Evans is among a group of players who will compete for playing time at defensive end behind the likely starting duo of Greg McMullen and Jack Gangwish. The 6-3, 255-pound Evans has continued to add strength in the NU weight room throughout his time in the program and had a strong spring practice session. A walk-on from Waverly High School, Evans began his career at linebacker before moving to the defensive front. He is a four-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete selection, while majoring in marketing.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman) Evans provided depth, but did not see game action.

Evans redshirted and worked as a scout team linebacker.

Before Nebraska (Waverly HS)

Evans joined the Nebraska program as a versatile walk-on from Waverly High School. Evans saw action at tight end, linebacker, safety and quarterback. In his career, Evans rushed for 784 yards and 10 touchdowns, and threw for 761 yards as a quarterback. As a tight end, he caught 19 passes for 270 yards. On defense, Evans totaled 180 tackles, including 116 unassisted, with seven interceptions, two fumbles caused and two fumble recoveries. Evans was an honorable-mention all-state selection by both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. He also earned honorable-mention all-state accolades in basketball.

Personal

The son of Doug and Angie Evans, Erik was born on Jan. 14, 1995. His older brother, Tyler, played for the Huskers until 2013. Erik earned a spot on the Brook Berrringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2014. He has volunteered his time with Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and local hospital visits.

2014 (Junior)

Finnin played in eight games, with the majority of his action late in games. However, he saw significant snaps at right tackle against Iowa and USC with regular starter Zach Sterup sidelined by injury. Finnin’s play against the Hawkeyes helped Nebraska tie for the largest road comeback in school history, while Nebraska gained more than 500 yards against USC.

Finnin was a reserve tackle and saw action in Husker victories over Southern Miss, South Dakota State, Illinois and Purdue.

Before Nebraska (Crete Monee HS/College of DuPage)

Finnin spent the 2012 season at the College of DuPage in Illinois, providing a physical presence on the offensive line for Coach Gary Thomas’ team in 2012. Finnin helped DuPage to a 9-2 record and a victory over Northeastern Oklahoma A&M in the Citizen’s Bank Bowl. Finnin graduated from high school in 2010 and signed with Western Michigan. He redshirted for the Broncos in 2010, but then returned home the following spring. He enrolled at Eastern Illinois in August of 2011, but again left school to return home. Finnin was a member of back-to-back Southland Athletic Conference championship teams at Monee High in 2008 and 2009. He was named to the Southtown Star’s All-Area team as a junior and to the NWI Times All-Area squad as a senior. Finnin was a member of the Chicago Sun Times’ Top 100. Finnin was regarded among the top 10 junior-college offensive tackles. Finnin had a number of offers including Ohio State, Oklahoma, West Virginia, Maryland and Kansas before choosing Nebraska.

Personal

#63

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN OFFENSIVE LINE 6-4 · 310 LBS. HIGHLAND, ILL. · HIGHLAND HS 2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman Tanner Farmer is a key part of an impressive group of young offensive linemen in the Nebraska program. The 6-4, 310-pound Farmer is one of the strongest players on the roster and will look to compete for playing time in 2015. Farmer worked at guard throughout spring ball, a position where Nebraska lost a pair of senior starters. Farmer was regarded as one of the top offensive line recruits in the country in 2014 after a standout career at Highland High School in Illinois.

2014 (Redshirt)

Farmer redshirted in his first season at Nebraska and impressed on the NU scout team.

Before Nebraska (Highland HS)

Farmer was a standout for Coach Jim Warnecke Jr. at Highland High School in Illinois. Farmer’s blocking helped the Bulldogs to an 11-1 record and a trip to the Class 5A quarterfinals. The coaches tabbed Farmer as a first-team Illinois Class 5A all-state selection in 2013. Farmer’s play helped Highland make great improvement from 2011 to 2013. Highland was 0-9 during Farmer’s sophomore season, then improved to 5-5 and a state playoff berth in 2012. Farmer was one of the top performers at “The Opening” all-star camp and participated in the Under Armour All-American game in January. Farmer only visited Nebraska, but did have scholarship offers from Missouri, Illinois and Minnesota. Rivals.com listed Farmer as the No. 4 offensive guard prospect in the country and the 82nd-ranked 2014 recruit overall. Farmer was a two-time Class 2A wrestling state champion at 285 pounds.

Personal

Matt Finnin has provided depth at offensive tackle the past two seasons, but is hopeful of competing for a more prominent role in 2015. The 6-7, 305-pound Finnin has the versatility to play either tackle spot and will continue to push for significant playing time in fall camp. He is one of four senior tackles with game experience entering the 2015 campaign. Finnin joined the Husker program for the 2013 season after spending the 2012 season at the College of DuPage. Finnin earned his bachelor’s degree in history in May and will play the 2015 season as a graduate student.

2013 (Sophomore)

2013 (Redshirt)

TANNER FARMER

#59

The son of Brian and Connie Farmer, Tanner was born on March 1, 1996. He is majoring in nutrition, exercise and health science. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, and local hospital and school visits.

The son of Gary Finnin and Cathy Norton, Matt was born on Aug. 19, 1991. He has volunteered his time with the Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 and local rec center and hospital outreach events.

Career Stats

» Games Played: 12 (4 in 2013, 8 in 2014)


107

JERALD FOSTER

#67

TREY FOSTER

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN OFFENSIVE LINE

JUNIOR TIGHT END

6-3 · 310 LBS. LINCOLN, NEB. · SOUTHEAST HS

6-0 · 245 LBS. · TWO LETTERS LINCOLN, NEB. · SOUTHEAST HS

» Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

2015 Outlook

#42

» Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2013, 2015) » Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013, 2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman Jerald Foster is part of an impressive group of young offensive linemen who appear to have a bright future in the Nebraska program. The 6-3, 310-pound Foster is expected to compete for a starting position at offensive guard in 2015, a spot where NU lost both starters to graduation. The Lincoln native spent part of his rookie season in the program at defensive line to add practice depth, but returned to offense late in the 2014 season. Foster’s older brother, Trey, is a junior tight end for Nebraska.

Tight end Trey Foster continued to provide Nebraska with a powerful blocking presence in running situations during the 2014 season. With a greater emphasis on the tight end in Coach Mike Riley’s offense, Foster is poised to push for additional action this season. The Lincoln native joins fellow juniors Sam Cotton and Cethan Carter as tight ends with significant playing experience. A walk-on, Foster is joined on the NU roster by his younger brother, Jerald, a redshirt freshman offensive guard.

2014 (Redshirt)

2014 (Sophomore)

Foster redshirted and worked on the scout team offensive line. He briefly moved to defensive tackle when injuries hit the position, but switched back to offense.

Foster saw action in eight games, making his first career start against Northwestern. He had a six-yard reception against the Wildcats.

Before Nebraska (Southeast HS)

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Foster was one of three in-state signees in Nebraska’s 2014 recruiting class. He was a dominant two-way player for Coach Ryan Gottula at Lincoln Southeast. As a senior, Foster earned first-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald and first-team Super State accolades from the Lincoln Journal Star, as he helped the Knights to a Class A state playoff appearance. Foster was a dominant blocker on offense, while recording 53 tackles and three sacks from his defensive line spot. Foster was also a first-team All-Nebraska and first-team Super State pick as a junior when he helped Southeast to a 9-2 record and trip to the Class A quarterfinals. Foster earned first-team Super State honors as a sophomore offensive lineman. His dominant effort on the offensive line helped Southeast to the Class A state championship and a 12-1 record. Foster was rated as the top prospect in the state of Nebraska by Rivals.com, and among the nation’s top 25 guards. He only visited Nebraska, but had offers from a number of schools, including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Iowa State, Missouri, UCLA, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest.

Personal

The son of Jesse and Charlesette Foster, Jerald was born on Sept. 14, 1995. He is a construction management major, and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll his first two semesters. Foster earned a spot on the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams for his community outreach work, which included volunteering with Uplifting Athletes, Make-A-Wish, School is Cool and numerous hospital and school outreach events.

Foster played in six games in 2013, primarily in short-yardage situations. He had one catch for nine yards at Purdue.

2012 (Redshirt)

Foster redshirted in his first season in the program in 2012.

Before Nebraska (Southeast HS)

Foster earned first-team All-Nebraska accolades from both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star as a senior defensive lineman. Foster, who helped Lincoln Southeast to the Class A state championship, had seven receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns as a senior. From his defensive end position, Foster recorded 59 tackles, 3.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries. Foster earned seventh-place finishes in both the shot put and discus at the 2012 Nebraska state track and field meet. Foster shined in the 2012 Nebraska Shrine Bowl, recording six tackles, recovering a fumble and tipping a pass that was intercepted and returned for a first-quarter touchdown. Foster turned down a scholarship offer to Southeast Missouri State to walk on at Nebraska.

Personal

The son of Jesse and Charlesette Foster, Trey was born on May 13, 1994. He is a marketing major and is a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He earned a spot on the 2013 and 2015 Brook Berringer Citizenship Teams. Foster has been a regular contributor to Nebraska’s community outreach efforts. Volunteering his time with Uplifting Athletes, Make-a-Wish, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, Pilger tornado relief and numerous hospital, school and community center visits. He also volunteered for School is Cool Week and the UNL Dance Marathon. Foster is a recipient of 2013 and 2015 Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Awards.

Career Stats

» Games Played: 14 (6 in 2013; 8 in 2014) » Games Started: 1 (1 in 2014) » Receptions: 2 for 15 yards (1 for 9 yards in 2013; 1 for 6 yards in 2014)


108

RYAN FREUDENBURG

#51

RYKER FYFE

#17

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN OFFENSIVE LINE

JUNIOR QUARTERBACK

6-5 · 305 LBS.

6-2 · 210 LBS. · ONE LETTER GRAND ISLAND, NEB. · GRAND ISLAND HS

NORFOLK, NEB. · LUTHERAN-NORTHEAST HS

2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman Ryan Freudenberg will enter the 2015 season with hopes of earning playing time on the NU offensive line. The 6-5, 305-pound Freudenberg worked primarily at tackle in spring ball, a position where Nebraska has four seniors returning for the 2015 season. Freudenberg joined the Husker program as a walk-on from Lutheran-Northeast High School in Norfolk.

2014 (Redshirt)

Freudenberg redshirted and worked on the scout team offensive line.

Before Nebraska (Lutheran-Northeast HS)

Freudenburg was a standout at Lutheran-Northeast High School. His play on the offensive and defensive lines helped Coach Darin Suckstorf’s team reach the state playoffs every year during Freudenburg’s high school career. As a senior, Freudenburg helped LutheranNortheast to a 9-2 record and trip to the quarterfinals of the Class C-2 playoffs. Freudenburg was a first-team Class C-2 all-state pick as an offensive lineman by the Associated Press, Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. Lutheran-Northeast advanced to the state semifinals and posted an 11-2 record in Freudenberg’s junior season.

Personal

The son of Mark and Shelley Freudenburg, Ryan was born on Dec. 21, 1995. He is an agronomy major, and has volunteered for outreach work with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits.

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2012) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2013) » Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013)

2015 Outlook

Junior quarterback Ryker Fyfe served as the top backup to Tommy Armstrong Jr. in 2014. The 6-2, 210-pound Fyfe will continue to compete for playing time at quarterback this fall. Armstrong emerged from spring practice as the anticipated starter, however the competition for the top backup role continues with Fyfe a big part of that battle. The Grand Island, Neb., native has added more than 30 pounds of muscle during his time in the program. Fyfe has shown the ability to lead the offense during his limited snaps and possesses a strong arm and the mobility to be a running threat.

2014 (Sophomore)

Fyfe played in seven games, with most of his action late in games. He did see key snaps at Michigan State and Iowa when Armstrong was temporarily sidelined. Fyfe rushed for 47 yards on seven carries, while completing 4-of-10 passes for 40 yards and a touchdown. Fyfe rushed four times for a season-high 29 yards against Florida Atlantic. Against Fresno State, he completed 2-of-3 passes for 22 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown pass to Christian Bailey. Fyfe was 1-of-2 passing at Michigan State and led NU to a touchdown.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Fyfe saw action in NU’s win over South Dakota State, completing his only pass attempt for five yards and running for three yards.

2012 (Redshirt)

Fyfe redshirted in 2012 and worked on the NU scout team.

Before Nebraska (Grand Island HS)

Fyfe guided one of the most potent offenses in Nebraska as a senior, leading Grand Island to nearly 400 yards of offense and 40 points per game. He was a first-team Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska pick, and was the quarterback and honorary captain of the Lincoln Journal Star’s Super State team. Fyfe threw for 1,921 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior, while running for 746 yards and 14 scores, averaging 6.4 yards per carry. As a junior, Fyfe finished with 1,492 passing yards and 14 touchdowns. Fyfe, who also played basketball and baseball, started at quarterback for the North team in the 2012 Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Fyfe chose to walk on at Nebraska over a scholarship offer from Nebraska-Kearney.

Personal

The son of Montie and Kim Fyfe, Ryker was was born on Nov. 20, 1993. He is a sociology major and has volunteered time with team hospital visits and Uplifting Athletes. He was the recipient of a 2013 Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award and a member of the 2013 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team.

Career Stats Passing Year G/GS 2012 2013 1/0 7/0 2014 Totals 8/0 Rushing Year 2012 2013 2014 Totals

G/S 1/0 7/0 8/0

Comp-Att-Int Pct. Yds. Y/G Redshirt 1-1-0 100.0 5 5.0 4-10-0 40.0 40 5.7 5-11-0 45.5 45 5.6

Att. Gain 1 7 8

3 52 55

Loss Net Redshirt 3 0 5 47 50 5

LP

TD Eff.R.

5 12 12

0 140.03 1 106.60 1 109.82

Y/A

Y/G

Long TDs

3.0 6.7 6.3

3.0 3 vs. South Dakota St. 6.7 15 vs. Florida Atlantic 6.3 15 vs. Florida Atlantic

0 0 0


109

JACK GANGWISH

#95

NICK GATES

#68

SENIOR DEFENSIVE END

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN OFFENSIVE LINE

6-2 · 265 LBS. · ONE LETTER WOOD RIVER, NEB. · WOOD RIVER HS

6-5 · 290 LBS. LAS VEGAS, NEV. · BISHOP GORMAN HS

» Nebraska Team Captain (2015) » Nebraska Lifter of the Year (2014) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2014)

2015 Outlook

Senior Jack Gangwish went from scout team performer in 2013 to a significant contributor for the Blackshirt defense in 2014. Gangwish was Nebraska’s top reserve at defensive end, seeing extensive playing time behind Randy Gregory and Greg McMullen. With Gregory departed to the NFL, the 6-2, 265-pound Gangwish is slated as a likely starter opposite McMullen in 2015. Gangwish is known for his high energy and work ethic, evidenced by his selection as the 2014 Nebraska Lifter of the Year. Orginally a walk-on, Gangwish was placed on scholarship prior to the start of the 2014 season. Gangwish has great respect from his teammates, and was voted as one of six captains for the 2015 season. Gangwish is on track to earn his degree in agricultural economics in December.

2014 (Junior)

Gangwish played in 12 games, with starts against McNeese State, Iowa and USC. He had 19 tackles, including seven solo stops and four tackles for loss. He shared a sack against Northwestern and forced a fumble on the play. Gangwish had a career-high five tackles in his first start against McNeese State, including a tackle for loss. Gangwish had two tackles and a TFL against Rutgers. He capped the regular season by tying his career high with five tackles at Iowa, including a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry.

2013 (Sophomore)

Gangwish added depth at defensive end in 2013, but did not play.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

Gangwish was a reserve linebacker but did not see game action.

2011 (Redshirt)

He redshirted and worked on the scout team defense in 2011.

Before Nebraska (Wood River HS)

Gangwish walked on and followed in the footsteps of his father, Paul, who lettered for the Huskers as a walk-on in the 1980s. The younger Gangwish was a three-year starter for Wood River High School and Coach Derek Garfield. As a senior, Gangwish made 103 tackles, four quarterback sacks and forced two fumbles while recovering another. Gangwish earned honorable-mention Class C-1 all-state accolades for his play. Gangwish was also among the top-ranked wrestlers in the Class C 215-pound weight class. He had a scholarship offer from Chadron State.

Personal

Jack was born on Jan. 6, 1993. His mom is Kim Gangwish, and his father and stepmother are Paul and Deb Gangwish. Jack earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2014. He has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and team hospital visits. Paul Gangwish was a letterwinner at defensive end for Coach Tom Osborne in 1985.

Career Stats

» Games Played: 12 (all in 2014) » Games Started: 3 (all in 2014) » Tackles: 19 (all in 2014) » Tackles for Loss: 4 (all in 2014) » Sacks: 1.5 (all in 2014)

2015 Outlook

Nick Gates has been impressive in his short time at Nebraska and is a key part of an outstanding group of young offensive linemen in the Husker program. Gates has the versatility to play multiple positions, but worked at tackle throughout spring practice and will compete with four veteran seniors for playing time at the position in the fall. The 6-5, 290-pound Gates was a top offensive line prospect from Las Vegas prep powerhouse Bishop Gorman High School. Gates has been a standout in the Husker strength program since his arrival in Lincoln.

2014 (Redshirt)

Gates redshirted and worked on the scout team offensive line.

Before Nebraska (Bishop Gorman HS)

Gates was a dominant force on the offensive line for Coach Tony Sanchez at Bishop Gorman High School, helping his team to three straight state titles. As a senior, Gates helped the offense average better than 275 yards per game en route to a 13-2 record and a Division I state championship. Gates also saw time on defense, recording 13 tackles, a tackle for loss, three breakups and a fumble recovery. Gates earned first-team All-Nevada honors from the Las Vegas Review-Journal and was an All-Southwest League pick. Gates earned second-team all-state honors from the Review-Journal in 2012, helping Gorman to a 13-1 record, including a 63-10 victory in the state title game. Bishop Gorman was a perfect 16-0 in the 2011 season and averaged more than 280 rushing yards per game. Gates was regarded as the top player in Nevada and one of the top 25 offensive tackles in the country. Gates also visited Texas A&M, and had offers from dozens of schools, including Alabama, Arizona, Arizona State, Baylor, Colorado, Duke, Oklahoma, Oregon, Oregon State, UCLA, Washington and Washington State. Gates was also a standout player for Bishop Gorman’s state championship baseball team.

Personal

The son of Taylor and Sonya Gates, Nick was born on Nov. 27, 1995. He is a criminology and criminal justice major. He has volunteered for community outreach work with Uplifting Athletes and local school and hospital visits.


110

LUKE GIFFORD

#12

KEVIN GLADNEY

#81

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN LINEBACKER

SOPHOMORE WIDE RECEIVER

6-3 · 215 LBS. LINCOLN, NEB. · SOUTHEAST HS

6-1 · 190 LBS. · ONE LETTER AKRON, OHIO · FIRESTONE SENIOR HS

» Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman Luke Gifford is poised to compete for playing time on the Nebraska defense in the 2015 season. The Lincoln native entered the program last fall as a safety, but made the move to linebacker this spring and will compete for action on the outside this season. Gifford was prepared for the move to linebacker after adding more than 15 pounds of muscle to his 6-3 frame since arriving on campus.

» Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Academic All-Big Ten (2014)

2015 Outlook

Receiver Kevin Gladney got his first taste of playing time for Nebraska last season, primarily seeing action on special teams, while adding depth in the NU receiving corps. He will look to push for playing time in a deep group of Husker receivers in 2015, while once again vying for action on special teams. Gladney was one of 21 Huskers who earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2014.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)

2014 (Redshirt)

Gladney played in seven games, including the first six games and the regular-season finale at Iowa. He worked on coverage units and saw limited work at receiver. Gladney did not have a reception or a tackle.

Before Nebraska (Southeast HS)

2013 (Redshirt)

Gifford redshirted and worked as a defensive back on the scout team.

Gifford was a standout on both sides of the ball for Coach Ryan Gottula at Lincoln Southeast. As a senior, Gifford passed for 970 yards and five touchdowns, while rushing for 742 yards and eight touchdowns to help the Knights to the Class A state playoffs. Gifford also starred in the secondary, making 50 tackles with two interceptions and five pass breakups. Gifford was a first-team All-Nebraska defensive back selection by the Omaha World-Herald and also earned Super State accolades from the Lincoln Journal Star. Gifford helped Southeast to a 9-2 record and a trip to the state quarterfinals in his junioor season. On offense, Gifford caught seven passes for 125 yards, while also starring in the secondary. He was a first-team Super State selection as a junior, and earned secondteam All-Nebraska honors in 2012. Gifford was also a member of the Knights’ 2011 state championship team. Gifford was ranked among the top 40 athlete prospects in the country by Rivals.com. Gifford was also a key member of the Knights’ basketball teams for two seasons. Gifford was the first player to commit to the Huskers’ 2014 class, and did not take any other visits. He had offers from Iowa, Ohio and Toledo among others.

Personal

The son of Sam and Shannon Gifford, Luke was born on Aug. 28, 1995. He has not declared a major, but was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his first two semesters. Gifford earned a spot on the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams for his community outreach work, which included volunteering with Uplifting Athletes, School in Cool, FCA and several school and hospital outreach events.

Gladney redshirted in his first season in 2013.

Before Nebraska (Firestone senior hs)

Gladney posted big receiving numbers for Coach Tim Flossie at Firestone High in Akron, Ohio. Gladney had 32 receptions for 536 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior. Gladney’s play helped Firestone to a 5-5 record in the Ohio Division II ranks. For his play, Gladney was a second-team Division II All-Ohio choice. Gladney grabbed 48 receptions for 768 yards and 12 touchdowns to earn all-city honors as a junior. He first saw extensive action as a sophomore for Firestone for Firestone. In basketball, Gladney averaged 19 points per game as a junior to help his team to a 15-7 record and earn all-city honors. As a senior, he led Firestone to a 13-10 record. Gladney only visited Nebraska, but did have offers from Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Vanderbilt and Cincinnati to name a few. Gladney was generally regarded as one of the top 60 receiver prospects in the nation.

Personal

Gladney is the son of Dorryea Gladney and Kevin Barnett, and he was born on Feb. 13, 1995. He is majoring in child, youth and family sciences and is a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Gladney has volunteered his time with Big Brothers/ Big Sisters, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and Pilger tornado relief.


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NOLAN GRAHAM

#29

ZACH HANNON

#72

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE BACK

SOPHOMORE OFFENSIVE LINE

5-11 · 200 LBS. FIRTH, NEB. · NORRIS HS

6-5 · 305 LBS. · ONE LETTER KANSAS CITY, MO. · ROCKHURST HS

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2015)

2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman Nolan Graham will look to add depth in a talented Nebraska secondary in 2015. The 5-11, 200-pound Graham is a local product who joined the program as a walk-on from nearby Norris High School. In addition to his work in the secondary, Graham also will compete for action on the Huskers’ special teams.

2014 (Redshirt)

Graham redshirted and worked on the scout team defense.

Before Nebraska (Norris HS)

Graham excelled at safety for Coach Jim Jacobsen at Norris High, helping the Titans to the state playoffs three consecutive seasons. As a senior, Graham made 141 tackles, including four tackles for loss and a sack. He also had an interception that he returned for a touchdown, and his play helped Norris to a 6-4 record in 2013. Graham was also a key defender for Norris in 2012, when the school posted a 10-3 record and reached the finals of the Class B state playoffs. As a senior, Graham was an honorable-mention Class B all-state selection, and was a member of the Beatrice Daily Sun All-Sunland Team.

Personal

The son of Jim and Ami Graham, Graham was born on March 24, 1996. A UNL Regents Scholar, Graham is majoring in business administration and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring semester. He has volunteered his time with Pilger tornado relief and NU’s Thanksgiving hospital visits.

SAM HAHN

#73

JUNIOR OFFENSIVE LINE 6-6 · 300 LBS. DeWITT, NEB. · TRI-COUNTY HS/NORTH DAKOTA ST. » Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

2015 Outlook

Junior Sam Hahn is poised to compete for playing time on the Nebraska offensive line this fall. Hahn has added depth on the line the past two seasons, and the 6-6, 300-pound Hahn hopes to battle for action at guard this season, a spot where Nebraska graduated two senior starters. A walk-on from DeWitt, Neb., Hahn transferred to the Husker program after originially enrolling at North Dakota State for a short time.

2014 (Sophomore)

Hahn added depth and saw action in Nebraska’s win over Florida Atlantic.

2013 (Redshirt)

Hahn added depth at tackle, but did not see game action.

Before Nebraska (Tri-County HS/North Dakota State)

Hahn enrolled briefly at North Dakota State in 2012, before transferring to Nebraska. Hahn was a four-year starter on the line for Coach John McGary at Tri-County High School, helping the school to four straight state playoff appearances, including a trip to the Class C-2 quarterfinals and a 9-2 record in 2011. Hahn was a first-team Class C-2 all-state selection as a senior after earning an honorable-mention selection as a junior. Hahn was a two-time all-conference pick in basketball and scored more than 1,000 career points. Hahn helped his team to a 14-9 record as a senior and earned honorable-mention Class C-2 all-state accolades. Hahn also earned four medals at the state track meet, placing in both the shot put and discus his junior and senior seasons. Hahn was an academic allstate selection in football, basketball and track.

Personal

The son of James and Robin Hahn, Sam was born on June 7, 1993. He is an agronomy major and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll three times. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, the Husker Hotline, Husker Heroes and team hospital visits.

» Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

2015 Outlook

Sophomore Zach Hannon will look to contend for playing time on the offensive line during the 2015 season. The 6-5, 305-pound Hannon has the ability to play both guard and center, positions where Nebraska is replacing its starters from the 2014 campaign. He spent the majority of the spring working at the guard position. Hannon saw the majority of his action on special teams in 2014, working as a protector on NU’s punting unit.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)

Hannon played in all 13 games, working as a shield blocker on NU’s punting unit. The blocking helped Sam Foltz rank fifth in the Big Ten in punting, while NU was also fourth in the league in net punting. Hannon also added depth on the line.

2013 (Redshirt)

Hannon redshirted in his first season in 2013.

Before Nebraska (Rockhurst HS)

Hannon had a standout career at Rockhurst High School under Coach Tony Severino. Hannon was a dominant force on the offensive line, helping Rockhurst to a 9-3 record and a trip to the third round of the state playoffs. Hannon did not allow a sack on the season and recorded 34 pancake blocks. For his efforts as a senior, Hannon earned first-team Class 6A all-state honors in Missouri, and he was a first-team All-Metro pick by the Kansas City Star. As a junior, Hannon helped Rockhurst to a 10-2 record and a trip to the Class 6A quarterfinals. Hannon participated in the Semper Fi All-Star Game in Arizona following his senior season. He was regarded as one of the top 10 prospects in the state of Missouri and among the top 50 offensive line prospects in the country. Hannon only visited Nebraska, but had offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Kansas State, Kansas, Northwestern, Iowa State and Illinois to name a few. Hannon was also a standout attacker on the lacrosse field. As a senior co-captain, he helped Rockhurst to a 15-5 record and a trip to the state semifinals, scoring seven goals with 22 assists and 35 ground balls.

Personal

The son of Timothy and Deborah Hannon, Zach was born on Sept. 7, 1994. He is majoring in marketing/management and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll three times. Hannon has volunteered his time with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, and team hospital and community rec center visits. He earned a spot on the 2015 Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams for his outreach work.

Career Stats

» Games Played: 13 in 2014


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BLAKE HOLTMEIER

#25

LANE HOVEY

#13

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN WIDE RECEIVER

JUNIOR WIDE RECEIVER

6-2 · 200 LBS. KEARNEY, NEB. · KEARNEY CATHOLIC HS

6-4 · 205 LBS. · ONE LETTER ADEL, IOWA · ADEL-DESOTO-MINBURN HS

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2014) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

» Academic All-Big Ten (2014) » Six-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2013, 2014, 2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)

2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman Blake Holtmeier had a strong first year in the Nebraska program, making strides in the strength and conditioning program while impressing on the practice field. The 6-2, 200-pound receiver will be expected to add depth at a deep receiver position this fall, and will push to contribute on the Husker special teams. Holtmeier joined the Huskers as a walk-on and is a product of Kearney Catholic High School.

2014 (Redshirt)

Holtmeier redshirted his first season at Nebraska.

Before Nebraska (Kearney Catholic HS)

Holtmeier was a versatile performer at Kearney Catholic High School. He caught 28 passes for 543 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior, averaging better than 19 yards per catch. He also had 75 tackles, two interceptions and six pass breakups from his secondary spot. On special teams, Holtmeier served as the punter and punt return man for Coach Dave Colling’s team. Holtmeier’s play helped Kearney Catholic to a 7-3 record, and a trip to the second round of the 2013 Class C-1 state playoffs. Holtmeier helped the Stars to a 10-2 record in 2012, and to an 11-2 record and trip to the Class C-2 state championship game in 2011. Holtmeier was a first-team Class C-1 all-state pick on offense by the Omaha World-Herald and Huskerland Prep Report, while earning all-state honors on defense by the Associated Press and Lincoln Journal Star.

The son of Doug and Brigitte Holtmeier, Blake was born on Dec. 8, 1995. He is majoring in business administration and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2014. Holtmeier was also named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams for extensive outreach work, including volunteering with Uplifting Athletes, Pilger tornado relief and local hospital and rec center visits.

#88

SOPHOMORE TIGHT END 6-4 · 240 LBS. LINCOLN, NEB. · SOUTHWEST HS/WAYNE ST. » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2015)

2015 Outlook

Sophomore Tyler Hoppes is in his second season in the Nebraska program after transferring from Wayne State College. Hoppes originally joined Nebraska as a defensive end prospect, but switched to tight end in the spring and will look to contribute at that spot in 2015. The 6-4, 240-pound Hoppes contributed in one season at Wayne State following a standout prep career at Lincoln Southwest High School.

2014 (Redshirt)

Hoppes joined the program from Wayne State and sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Before Nebraska (Lincoln Southwest HS/Wayne State)

Hoppes played one year at Wayne State as a tight end under Coach Dan McLaughlin. Hoppes played in nine games and caught five passes for 49 yards and one touchdown. Against Minnesota-Crookston, Hoppes made two catches for 24 yards, including a fouryard touchdown reception. He added two catches for 18 yards against Concordia-St. Paul. Hoppes played for Coach Mark King at Lincoln Southwest High School. As a senior, Hoppes caught 15 passes for 269 yards and two touchdowns en route to collecting all-city and All-Heartland Conference accolades. Hoppes also recorded 53 tackles in helping the SilverHawks to a 6-4 record and a Class A state playoff berth. As a junior, Lincoln Southwest went 9-2 and made it to the second round of the Class A playoffs, as Hoppes had 52 tackles and seven sacks en route to being an honorable-mention all-city pick.

Personal

Receiver Lane Hovey earned significant playing time for Nebraska during the 2014 season and hopes to contend for an expanded role as a junior. The 6-4, 205-pound Hovey is a walk-on who provides a big receiving target in the passing game. In addition to his work at receiver, Hovey also saw action on special teams. He is one of the most successful Huskers off the field, earning academic All-Big Ten honors in 2014. Hovey was one of three football student-athletes in the conference to be named to the team with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average in finance/pre-medicine.

2014 (Sophomore)

Hovey played in every game and had five receptions for 69 yards. He made his biggest contribution with three catches for 48 yards at Fresno State, including a career-long 29yard catch. Hovey had an eight-yard catch at Michigan State and made a 13-yard grab in the fourth quarter against Minnesota.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Hovey added depth at receiver and played against South Dakota State and Southern Miss.

2012 (Redshirt)

He redshirted in his first season in 2012.

Personal

TYLER HOPPES

2015 Outlook

The son of Tim and Teresa Hoppes, Tyler was born on May 8, 1995. He is majoring in sociology, and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2015. Hoppes has volunteered his time with local hospital visits.

Before Nebraska (ADM Adel HS)

Hovey helped lead ADM Adel (Iowa) High School to a 12-1 record as a senior in 2011, when he was a Class 3A first-team all-state selection. He was a standout for an ADM receiving corps that ranked second in the state in touchdown receptions, third in catches and fourth in receiving yards. Hovey ended his career on a strong note, leading his team with four catches and 33 receiving yards in his final game, a loss in the semifinals of the Iowa Class 3A state playoffs. Hovey also played basketball and ran track for the Tigers.

Personal

The son of Kent and Sondra Hovey, Lane was born on Oct. 8, 1993. He has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his first six semesters. Hovey is a three-time member of the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and a two-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, FCA, Teammates, Pilger tornado relief and local hospital and school visits.

Career Stats

» Games Played: 15 (2 in 2013; 13 in 2014) » Receiving: 5 catches for 69 yards (all in 2014)


113

CHARLES JACKSON

ANDY JANOVICH

#21

JUNIOR DEFENSIVE BACK

SENIOR FULLBACK

5-11 · 180 LBS. · TWO LETTERS SPRING, TEXAS · KLEIN COLLINS HS

6-1 · 230 LBS. · THREE LETTERS GRETNA, NEB. · GRETNA HS

#35

» Academic All-Big Ten (2013) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2012)

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2013)

2015 Outlook

Andy Janovich heads into his senior year at Nebraska with three years of significant playing experience at the fullback spot. The 6-1, 230-pound Janovich has provided a physical blocking presence for the Huskers the past three years, but could be utilized in more ways in Coach Mike Riley’s Husker offense in 2015. Janovich is one of the Huskers’ leaders in the weight room and one of the strongest players on the roster. Originally a walk-on, Janovich earned a scholarship before the start of his sophomore season in 2013.

2015 Outlook

Defensive back Charles Jackson has battled the injury bug over the past year, but is ready to return to the field in 2015. Jackson missed all of 2014 after suffering a knee injury early in fall camp. After returning to full speed in the winter, Jackson suffered a minor knee injury during spring ball, cutting short his practice work with the new Husker coaching staff. When healthy, the 5-11, 180-pound Jackson has shown the versatility and explosiveness to be an impact player in both the secondary and on special teams. Jackson has seen time at cornerback, safety and nickel back in his career and will compete for playing time in a deep Nebraska secondary. He is also a likely candidate for significant special teams work.

2014 (Redshirt)

Jackson suffered a knee injury in fall camp, and sat out the season as a medical redshirt.

2013 (Sophomore)

Jackson played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams, while also providing depth at safety. He had seven total tackles and was second on the team with six special teams stops. Jackson had three special teams tackles against Wyoming, and had two solo tackles against South Dakota State, including one on special teams. He also forced a fumble against the Jackrabbits.

2012 (Freshman)

Jackson was one of five true freshmen to see action, playing in 13 games. He made 11 tackles, including six solo stops. Jackson was second on the team with seven tackles on special teams. He had a season-high two tackles in both the first meeting with Wisconsin and at Ohio State. Jackson added a pass breakup against Idaho State.

Before Nebraska (Klein Collins HS)

Jackson was a key performer for Coach Drew Svoboda at Collins High School in Klein, Texas. Jackson’s play helped the team to an 11-1 record and a district championship in 2010, before a loss in the second round of the state playoffs. Jackson recorded 73 tackles, including 50 solo stops as a senior. Jackson also had three interceptions and five pass breakups and earned first-team all-district honors as a senior. Jackson was also a key performer for the Tigers as a junior, racking up 75 tackles and five interceptions on his way to second-team all-district honors. He was a prep teammate of Husker linebacker David Santos. Jackson participated in the U.S. Army All-America game in San Antonio. Jackson was regarded as the second-best cornerback prospect in the country by Scout.com, while Rivals ranked him among the top 10 corners in the country. Jackson received dozens of offers and also visited Arkansas and Oklahoma before choosing Nebraska.

Personal

The son of Rick and Yolanda Parker, Charles was born on Aug. 16, 1992. He is majoring in ethnic studies, and was named to the academic All-Big Ten team in 2013, and the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012. He has volunteered with Make-A-Wish, School is Cool Week, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, along with hospital and school outreach events.

Career Stats Year 2012 2013 2014 Totals

(----------Tackles---------) G/S UT AT TT TFL Sacks 13/0 6 5 11 0-0 0.0-0 13/0 3 4 7 0-0 0.0-0 Injured--Redshirt 26/0 9 9 18 0-0 0.0-0

Single-Game Highs

Fum. C-R 0-0 1-0 1-0

BK PBU 0 1 0 1 0 2

» Tackles–3 vs. Wyoming (2013) » Solo Tackles–2 twice (at Ohio State in 2012, vs. South Dakota State in 2013)

QB INT Hry. 0 0 0 0 0

0

2014 (Junior)

Janovich played in all 13 games and started the final two games against Iowa and USC. Janovich played in the opener despite undergoing minor knee surgery during fall camp. His blocking helped Ameer Abdullah to his third straight 1,000-yard rushing season. Janovich caught his only pass of the season with a 16-yard reception at Michigan State.

2013 (Sophomore)

Janovich played in all 13 games and alternated time at fullback with C.J. Zimmerer.

2012 (Freshman)

Janovich did not play in the first three games, but became a regular contributor in the final 11 games. He started against Idaho State and Ohio State and finished with three carries for six yards, all against Idaho State. He also caught two passes for 13 yards on the year, with one reception each against Idaho State and Ohio State.

Before Nebraska (Gretna HS)

Janovich was named first-team All-Nebraska by the Omaha World-Herald as a linebacker and was part of the Lincoln Journal Star’s second-team Super State squad, after leading Gretna to the Nebraska Class B semifinals as a senior. Janovich rushed for 799 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior, while averaging 7.6 yards per carry. On defense, he led Gretna in tackles with 112 and finished with eight tackles for loss. Janovich was selected to play in the Nebraska Shrine Bowl. He also starred in wrestling, where he was the 2012 Class B 220-pound champion with a 46-0 record, a year after winning the 189-pound title with a 53-0 record. Janovich chose to walk on at Nebraska over a scholarship offer from Nebraska-Kearney.

Personal

The son of Ron and Brenda Janovich, Andy was born on May 23, 1993. He is a management major, and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2013. He has volunteered his time with South Omaha at Risk Youth, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline and team hospital visits.

Career Stats

» Games Played– 37 (11 in 2012; 13 in 2013; 13 in 2014) » Games Started– 4 (2 in 2012; 2 in 2014) » Rushing– 3 rushes, 6 yards (all in 2012) » Receiving– 3 receptions, 29 yards (2 for 13 yards in 2012; 1 for 16 yards in 2014)


114

MATT JARZYNKA

#47

DWAYNE JOHNSON JR.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE END

SOPHOMORE OFFENSIVE LINE

6-4 · 240 LBS. LOUP CITY, NEB. · LOUP CITY HS

6-6 · 280 LBS. HOUSTON, TEXAS · BELLAIRE HS

» Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman Matt Jarzynka will look to add depth along the defensive front in 2015. The Loup City, Neb., native worked at defensive end throughout the spring, a position where NU returns experienced veterans in Greg McMullen and Jack Gangwish, but competition for playing time behind that duo will be wide open heading into fall camp.

2014 (Redshirt)

Jarzynka redshirted and worked on the scout team defense in his first year in the program.

Before Nebraska (Norris HS)

Jarzynka played both offensive and defensive line at Loup City High School for Coach Nick Hodge. Jarzynka’s play as a senior earned him Class D-1 honorable-mention all-state accolades from both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. He was also named to the All-Heartland Small School Super Squad first team as a defender. Jarzynka’s play as a junior helped Loup City to an 8-3 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs.

The son of Mike and Susan Jarzynka, Matt was born on June 8, 1995. He has not declared a major, but is a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Jarzynka has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits.

#50

JUNIOR DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-0 · 280 LBS. AURORA, NEB. · AURORA HS » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2012)

2015 Outlook

Junior Garret Johns will head into the 2015 season providing depth in a talented group of Nebraska defensive tackles. A walk-on from Aurora High School, Johns has worked on both the offensive and defensive lines in his time with the Huskers. Last season, he split practice time between both sides of the ball, as the Huskers battled injuries along both lines. Johns capped spring practice with an interception in the Red-White Spring Game.

2014 (Sophomore)

Johns added depth on both lines, but did not see game action.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Johns moved to defense in the spring and added depth at tackle.

2012 (Redshirt)

Johns redshirted in his first season and worked on the scout team offensive line.

Before Nebraska (Aurora HS)

A multi-sport athlete at Aurora High School, Johns was named to the All-Nebraska second team by the Omaha World-Herald and the Super State second team by the Lincoln Journal Star. As a senior, he helped lead the Huskies to the Class B state playoffs with an 8-3 record, and participated in the Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Johns was a two-time Class B heavyweight state champion in wrestling as a junior and senior, posting a combined 82-0 record. Johns chose to walk on at Nebraska over offers from South Dakota State, Northwest Missouri State and Fort Hays State.

Personal

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2015) » Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2014) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014, 2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)

2015 Outlook

Sophomore Dwyane Johnson Jr. is among an impressive group of underclass offensive linemen in the Nebraska program. The 6-6, 280-pound Johnson spent the spring working at offensive tackle, but has the versatility to play multiple positions. Johnson has distinguished himself off the field as a leader in Nebraska’s community outreach efforts. Johnson is a two-year member of the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams and a recipient of a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)

Johnson provided depth on the offensive line but did not play in a game.

2013 (Redshirt)

Johnson sat out his first season at Nebraska and worked on the scout team.

Personal

GARRET JOHNS

#76

The son of Joe and Rosemary Johns, Garret was born on Nov. 10, 1993. He is majoring in agronomy. Johns was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012. He has volunteered his time with team hospital visits, the Community Action partnership, Uplifting Athletes and Husker Hotline.

Before Nebraska (Bellaire HS)

Johnson helped Bellaire High School and Coach Trey Sissom reach the Class 5A playoffs in 2012. Johnson helped the team average nearly 200 rushing yards per game, and he was a second-team All-Greater Houston selection as an offensive lineman and earned second-team all-district honors. As a junior, Johnson helped trigger an explosive Bellaire offense that gained nearly 375 yards per game, including 260 rushing yards per contest. Bellaire posted a 7-4 record and advanced to the state playoffs. Johnson was regarded as one of the top 60 offensive tackles in the 2013 class according to 247 Sports. Johnson chose Nebraska over offers from Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington State and Purdue.

Personal

The son of Dwayne Johnson Sr. and Fatima Brown, Dwayne Jr. was born on March 24, 1995. He is majoring in criminology and criminal justice. He has an extensive list of volunteer activities including Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Uplifting Athletes, Red Cross, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and several local hospital, school and community rec center events.


115

CHRIS JONES

#8

HARRISON JORDAN

SOPHOMORE DEFENSIVE BACK

SOPHOMORE FULLBACK

6-0 · 180 LBS. · ONE LETTER JACKSONVILLE, FLA. · SANDALWOOD HS

5-10 · 230 LBS. · ONE LETTER OMAHA, NEB. · WESTSIDE HS

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2015)

2015 Outlook

Chris Jones was one of five true freshmen to see action for the Huskers in 2014, with the Florida product providing depth at cornerback. The 6-0, 180-pound Jones has added more than 10 pounds of muscle since his arrival in Lincoln and has the size and strength to be an effective corner for the Blackshirt defense. Jones had a strong spring and is poised to contend for significant action as a sophomore. Jones was also one of Nebraska’s top special teams performers last fall, helping Nebraska’s punt and kickoff coverage units rank among the Big Ten’s best. He is likely to continue to be a key player on special teams in 2015.

2014 (Freshman)

Jones played in 12 games, primarily on special teams. Jones had seven tackles, including five solo stops, and had a fumble recovery on punt coverage against Iowa. Five of Jones’ seven tackles were on special teams, including two at Northwestern. He had two solo tackles on defense at Fresno State.

Before Nebraska (Sandalwood HS)

#38

» Academic All-Big Ten (2014) » Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

2015 Outlook

Harrison Jordan has provided depth at fullback behind senior Andy Janovich over the past two seasons and is hopeful of seeing an expanded role in the Husker offense in 2015. The 5-10, 230-pound Jordan saw limited action last season, primarily on Nebraska’s kickoff return unit. An Omaha native, Jordan was an academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2014.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)

Jordan played in five games on special teams and as a reserve at fullback, hitting the field against Florida Atlantic, Fresno State, Michigan State, Northwestern and USC.

2013 (Redshirt)

Jordan redshirted in his first season and worked on the scout team offense.

Before Nebraska (Westside HS)

Jones’ play as a senior helped Coach Adam Geis’ Sandalwood High School team to an 8-3 record and a berth in the Class 8A state playoffs in 2013. Jones keyed the Sandalwood defense, making 32 tackles, while intercepting four passes, including one that he returned for a touchdown. Jones was named to the All-First Coast team by the Florida Times-Union. As a junior, Jones helped Sandalwood to a 7-3 record, and the school narrowly missed the Class 8A playoffs. Jones chose Nebraska after also visiting Purdue, and also had offers from South Florida, Western Kentucky, Florida International and Western Michigan. Jones was regarded as one of the top 60 athlete prospects in the country by 247 Sports.

Jordan was a two-way standout at Westside High School, excelling as a fullback and linebacker for Coach Brett Froendt. As a senior, Jordan had 78 tackles, including 54 solo stops, and added four sacks and two fumble recoveries. He also ran 16 times for 63 yards and two touchdowns. Jordan was a second-team All-Nebraska and second-team Super State choice as a linebacker. He also earned first-team Class A all-state honors from the Lincoln Journal Star and first-team All-Metro accolades from the Omaha World-Herald. Jordan also drew interest from North Dakota State, South Dakota, Augustana and Wayne State.

Personal

Jones was born on Aug. 13, 1995, and Lucille Payton is his legal guardian. Jones has not declared a major, but was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2015. Jones has participated in community outreach efforts with Uplifting Athletes and local rec center and school visits.

The son of Biz and Kristina Jordan, Harrison was born on Dec. 17, 1994. Jordan is majoring in business administration/pre-medicine, and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his first four semesters. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and team hospital visits. His outreach work earned Jordan a spot on the 2015 Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams.

Career Stats

Career Stats

» Games Played– 12 (all in 2014) » Tackles–5 UT, 2 AT, 7 TT (all in 2014)

Personal

» Games Played– 5 in 2014


116

BOAZ JOSEPH

#1

JOSHUA KALU

#10

SOPHOMORE DEFENSIVE BACK

SOPHOMORE DEFENSIVE BACK

6-1 · 190 LBS. · ONE LETTER WESTON, FLA. · CYPRESS BAY HS

6-1 · 185 LBS. · ONE LETTER HOUSTON, TEXAS · ALIEF TAYLOR HS

2015 Outlook

Sophomore Boaz Joseph earned playing time on Nebraska’s special teams units in 2014, while adding depth at cornerback. The 6-1, 190-pound Joseph brings outstanding size and length to the cornerback position, allowing him to match up with large opposing receivers. Joseph will head into fall camp with hopes of competing for playing time in a talented secondary, while also increasing his role on special teams.

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2015) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

2015 Outlook

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)

Joseph played in five games, primarily on NU’s coverage units. He had one unassisted tackle at Fresno State.

Joshua Kalu was one of five true freshmen to see action for Nebraska in 2014, earning significant time in the secondary in both the nickel and dime role. Entering his sophomore season, the 6-1, 185-pound Kalu is poised to contend for a starting position at cornerback this fall. Kalu was also one of Nebraska’s top performers on special teams last season, helping NU rank among the Big Ten’s best in kickoff and punt coverage in 2014.

2013 (Redshirt)

2014 (Freshman)

Joseph redshirted in his first season in the program in 2013.

Before Nebraska (Cypress Bay HS)

Joseph starred at Cypress Bay High School in Weston, Fla., one of the top prep programs in Florida. As a senior, Joseph had 52 tackles, 12 pass breakups and four fumble recoveries to help Cypress Bay to a 12-3 record. The school reached the finals of the Class 8A playoffs, before dropping a 53-50 decision to Apopka in the state finals. Joseph’s play earned him third-team Class 8A all-state honors in 2012, as well as first-team All-Broward County accolades. Joseph recorded five interceptions as a junior in 2011, helping Cypress Bay to an 8-4 record and the second round of the state playoffs. Joseph also showed his speed on the track, posting a sub-11 second 100-meter dash as a senior. Joseph was ranked as one of the top 70 corners in the nation by 247 Sports. Joseph chose Nebraska after also visiting Louisville, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Purdue.

Personal

Joseph is the son of Jonas and Lisiana Joseph, and he was born on Sept. 8, 1994. He is majoring in communication studies. Joseph has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, at the Belmont Rec Center and local hospital visits.

Career Stats

» Games Played–5 (all in 2014) » Tackles–1 UT (2014)

Kalu played in all 13 games and made starts against Fresno State and Illinois when NU opened with six defensive backs. Kalu made 27 tackles, including seven solo stops, and was among NU’s leaders in special teams tackles with seven, including two against McNeese State. Kalu made his first career interception against Miami in the fourth quarter, helping seal the Husker victory. Kalu forced a pair of fumbles, one each against Fresno State and Iowa. He also recovered a fumble at Iowa, setting up an NU touchdown drive. Kalu had six or more tackles three times, including a season-high seven against Illinois and six each at Fresno State and Iowa. Kalu saw significant action at Michigan State after starting corner Daniel Davie was sidelined by injury.

Before Nebraska (Alief Taylor HS)

Kalu was a standout performer for Coach Jody Jordan at Alief Taylor High School in Houston. Kalu helped his team to an 8-4 record in 2013, including a trip to the second round of the Class 5A Division 1 state playoffs. Kalu made 51 tackles and had four interceptions as a senior, with three returns for touchdowns. Kalu’s play earned him All-Greater Houston firstteam honors from the Houston Chronicle, and he was also a first-team all-district selection. As a junior, Kalu helped Alief Taylor to an 8-4 record, when he made 32 tackles and had an interception and a fumble recovery. He also averaged better than 13 yards per punt return and was named the Class 5A District 18 Newcomer of the Year. Kalu also excelled in track and basketball for Alief Taylor. Kalu was ranked among the top 80 safeties in the country according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. Kalu only visited Nebraska, but did receive scholarship offers from Colorado, Arkansas State, Duke, Houston, SMU, Wake Forest and Washington State.

Personal

The son of Elekuachi and Prisca Kalu, Joshua was born on Aug. 28, 1995. He is a nutrition science major, and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring 2015 semester. Kalu was honored for his community outreach work with a spot on the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams. He has volunteered his time with MakeA-Wish, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, as well as local hospital and rec center outreach events.

Career Stats

(----------Tackles---------)

Year 2014

G/S UT AT 13/2 20 7

TT 27

Single-Game Highs

TFL 1-1

Fum. Sacks C-R BK 0.0-0 2-1 0

» Tackles–7 vs. Illinois (2014) » Tackles for Loss–1 at Fresno State (2014) » Pass Breakups–1 three times » Interceptions–1 vs. Miami (2014)

PBU 3

INT 1

QB Hry. 1


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JOE KEELS

#19

CONNOR KETTER

#89

SENIOR DEFENSIVE END

SOPHOMORE TIGHT END

6-3 · 265 LBS.· ONE LETTER

6-5 · 245 LBS.

KENOSHA, WIS. · BRADFORD HS/HIGHLAND CC

NORFOLK, NEB. · NORFOLK CATHOLIC HS

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2014)

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2014)

2015 Outlook

2015 Outlook

Defensive end Joe Keels saw reserve action in 2014 in his first season in the program. This season, the 6-3, 265-pound Keels will have the opportunity to compete for much more extensive playing time in a wide open battle at defensive end. Returning starter Greg McMullen and senior Jack Gangwish have the most game experience among defensive ends, but Keels is poised to earn plenty of snaps at the position. Keels has added about 15 pounds of muscle to his frame since arriving on the NU campus from the junior college ranks in January of 2014. Keels is on track to earn his degree in sociology in May of 2016.

2014 (Junior)

Keels played in five games, seeing action in the first three games, and also against Illinois and Rutgers. Keels had an unassisted tackle at Fresno State.

Before Nebraska (Bradford HS/Highland CC)

Keels played for former Husker Ryan Held at Highland (Kan.) Community College in 2013. Keels had 20 tackles and 2.5 sacks in nine games, helping Highland to a 6-4 record. He was a second-team All-Jayhawk League selection at defensive end. Keels starred at Rochester (Minn.) College in 2012, recording 12.5 sacks. Keels began his college career at the North Dakota College of Science in 2011, but sat out as a medical redshirt. Keels is a native of Kenosha, Wis., and attended Bradford High School as a senior. At Bradford High, Keels helped his team to a trip to the Division 1 state semifinals as a senior in 2010. Keels made 65 tackles, including eight sacks. Keels spent his first three years of high school at Mt. Zion (Ill.) High School. Keels was ranked as one of the top five defensive linemen in the junior college ranks by 247 Sports. Keels chose Nebraska over Wisconsin.

Sophomore Connor Ketter is part of a group of tight ends who will look to push for action alongside veteran returnees Cethan Carter and Sam Cotton in 2015. Ketter has good size and strength for the tight end spot, checking in at 6-5 and 245 pounds. Ketter joined the Huskers as a walk on from prep powerhouse Norfolk Catholic.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)

Ketter provided depth at tight end, but did not see game action in 2014.

2013 (Redshirt)

Ketter redshirted in his first season and worked on the scout team offense.

Before Nebraska (Norfolk Catholic HS)

Ketter was a versatile two-way player for Coach Jeff Bellar at Norfolk Catholic. Ketter was a two-time all-state selection who helped his team to three consecutive Class C-1 state titles. As a senior, Ketter had 17 receptions for 262 yards and seven touchdowns, while posting 89 tackles, six sacks and two fumble recoveries. He was a first-team Class C-1 all-state pick by the Omaha World-Herald, while the Lincoln Journal Star named him to its second-team Super State squad and made him the honorary captain of its Class C-1 all-state team. As a junior, Ketter caught 18 passes for 256 yards and three touchdowns and had 91 tackles, including seven for loss, and three sacks. He was a second-team Super State choice in 2011, and earned first-team C-1 honors from both the Journal Star and World-Herald.

Personal

Personal

The son of Doug Ketter, Connor was born on Feb. 21, 1995. He is a nutrition science major and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll during the spring semester of 2014. He has volunteered his time with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits.

Career Stats

SEDRICK KING

Keels is the son of Reynell Jones-Gray, and he was born on June 13, 1993. Keels earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2014. Keels has volunteered time at the Madonna Rehabilitation Center and other outreach events.

» Games Played–5 in 2014 » Tackles–1 UT in 2014

#17

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE END 6-4 · 240 LBS. PLANT CITY, FLA. · PLANT CITY HS 2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman Sedrick King will look to get into the mix for playing time at defensive end, a position where the Huskers are looking for players to step forward and earn a spot in the rotation. Greg McMullen and Jack Gangwish are veteran players at defensive end, but King is among a large group of players in position to earn playing time in 2015.

2014 (REDSHIRT)

King redshirted in his first season with the Huskers.

Before Nebraska (Plant City HS)

King emerged during his senior season at Plant City High School for Coach Wayne Ward. King exhibited great speed off the edge and finished the season with 50 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss and six sacks. He had an impressive 30 quarterback hurries, along with two interceptions and two fumble recoveries, helping his team to an 8-3 record and a trip to the Class 7A state playoffs. King began his junior season splitting time between safety and linebacker before settling into a spot in the front seven. He made 35 tackles as a junior, including five sacks. King also saw action as a sophomore, posting eight tackles and a sack for a 7-3 team. King was regarded as one of the top 65 defensive ends in the nation according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. King also visited Central Florida before choosing the Huskers, and had offers from Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisville, Marshall, Memphis, South Florida, Rutgers, Wake Forest and West Virginia.

Personal

The son of Kita and Sedrick King Sr., Sedrick Jr. was born on May 27, 1996. He is majoring in business administration. King has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits as part of Nebraska’s community outreach efforts.


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BO KITRELL

#30

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN FULLBACK 6-1 · 225 LBS. ASHLAND, NEB. · ASHLAND-GREENWOOD HS

DAVID KNEVEL SOPHOMORE OFFENSIVE LINE 6-9 · 310 LBS. · ONE LETTER BRANTFORD, ONTARIO, CANADA · PAULINE S. JOHNSON COLLEGIATE

» Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2014) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014, 2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)

2015 Outlook

2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman fullback Bo Kitrell will look to earn playing time at fullback this spring, a spot where senior Andy Janovich returns after seeing extensive action the past three seasons. Kitrell walked on to the Husker program after an impressive career as a two-way standout at Ashland-Greenwood High School. Kitrell is a second generation Husker as his father, Barry, played fullback for the Huskers in the 1980s.

2014 (REDSHIRT)

Kitrell redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first season with Nebraska.

Before Nebraska (Ashland-Greenwood HS)

As a senior, Kitrell rushed 100 times for 578 yards and seven touchdowns, while catching six passes, including a touchdown. He had an impressive 206 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss and two sacks. He added two interceptions, three fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles for Coach Ryan Thompson’s team. Kitrell’s play helped Ashland-Greenwood to an 11-2 record and a Class C-1 state runner-up finish. Kitrell was also a key defensive performer in 2012, when Ashland-Greenwood posted a 7-3 record and made the second round of the state playoffs. As a senior, Kitrell was a first-team Class C-1 all-state pick on defense by the Associated Press, Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star, and also made the World-Herald’s All-Omaha area team. Kitrell was also an academic all-state selection.

Personal

The son of Barry and Amy Kitrell, Bo was born on Sept. 13, 1995. He is majoring in civil engineering and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll his first two semesters. He also has been active in NU’s community outreach efforts, earning a spot on the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams. Kitrell has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, American Education Week, FCA and local hospital visits.

#77

Offensive tackle David Knevel is part of an impressive collection of young offensive line talent in the Nebraska program. Knevel has provided depth at offensive tackle each of the past two seasons and hopes to make a push for more significant action in 2015. Senior Alex Lewis returns as the likely starter at left tackle, but Knevel is among a large group of players who will battle for action at the spot. The 6-9, 310-pound Knevel is one of the tallest players in Husker football history. Knevel is the only player on the 2015 roster from outside the United States, hailing from Brantford, Ontario, Canada.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)

Knevel played in four games as a reserve offensive tackle, seeing action against Florida Atlantic, Fresno State, Northwestern and Rutgers.

2013 (Redshirt)

Knevel joined the Nebraska program in January after completing high school early, then sat out his first season as a redshirt.

Before Nebraska (Pauline S. Johnson Collegiate HS)

Knevel was the Huskers’ first signee from Canada since defensive tackle Patrick Kabongo joined Nebraska in 1999. Knevel was a standout on the offensive line for Coach Ken Chisolm at Pauline Johnson Collegiate High School. In July of 2012, Knevel helped Team Canada to a 23-17 win over Team USA at the International Federation of American Football under-19 tournament in Austin, Texas. Knevel was a member of the Team Ontario West all-star team in 2011 and attended an Under Armour Combine in 2011. Knevel began playing football early in high school after spending the majority of his youth playing hockey. Knevel was regarded as the top overall prospect in Canada and ranked among the top 250 overall prospects by 247 Sports, which listed him among the top 20 offensive tackles. Knevel chose Nebraska over Alabama and West Virginia, and he also had scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Purdue, Baylor, Missouri and Vanderbilt to name a few.

Personal

David is the son of Michelle Knevel and Mark Miller, and he was born on Oct. 18, 1994. Knevel is a history major, and was named to the 2014 Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Fall Honor Roll. He is a two-time member of the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams. Included among Knevel’s volunteer outreach work is time with Make-A-Wish, Uplifting Athletes, Pilger tornado relief and local hospital visits.

Career Stats

» Games Played– 4 in 2014


119

CREIGHTON KOLEY

#42

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE BACK 6-0 · 180 LBS. OMAHA, NEB. · SKUTT CATHOLIC HS » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2014)

2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman Creighton Koley made a strong impression during his first spring under the new Nebraska coaching staff. The 6-0, 180-pound Koley will look to contend for playing time in the secondary at safety, while also bidding for action on Nebraska’s special teams. Koley capped a strong spring with an excellent spring game that included eight tackles and an interception.

2014 (Freshman)

Koley redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first year in the program.

Before Nebraska (Skutt Catholic HS)

Koley was a standout on both sides of the ball for Coach Matt Turman, a former Husker quarterback. Koley’s play helped Skutt Catholic to a 12-1 record and a Class B state championship in 2013. Koley was the honorary captain of the Huskerland Class B all-state defense, and was a first-team Class B all-state defender by the Associated Press and the Omaha World-Herald. He was named to the Lincoln Journal Star’s first-team Class B allstate offense as an athlete. Koley was also a standout for the Skyhawks during his junior season, when Skutt posted a 9-2 record and advanced to the second round of the Class B playoffs. Koley earned AllOmaha area honorable-mention recognition from the World-Herald as a junior.

Personal

The son of Tom and Kathy Koley, Creighton was born on Sept. 11, 1995. He is majoring in business administration and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall 2014 semester. Koley has assisted in community outreach efforts with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits.

CHONGO KONDOLO

#70

SENIOR OFFENSIVE LINE 6-4 · 300 LBS. · ONE LETTER

CARROLLTON, TEXAS · CREEKVIEW HS/ FRESNO CITY COLLEGE » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014, 2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)

2015 Outlook

Offensive guard Chongo Kondolo heads into his senior season hoping to earn a starting job for the Huskers. Kondolo was Nebraska’s top reserve at guard for much of the 2014 season, backing up senior starters Jake Cotton and Mike Moudy. With both of those players exhausting their eligibility, the guard positions are wide open heading into the 2015 campaign and Kondolo had a strong spring practice session. The 6-4, 300-pound Kondolo came to Nebraska from Fresno City College and was one of the top junior college offensive line recruits in 2013. Kondolo is on track to earn his degree in sociology in December.

2014 (Junior)

Kondolo played in every game, helping power Nebraska to top-20 national rankings in scoring and rushing offense. The line helped Ameer Abdullah top 1,000 rushing yards for the third consecutive season. Kondolo saw his most extensive action against Northwestern and Rutgers. NU dominated the line of scrimmage in the second half at Northwestern, while Abdullah topped 200 rushing yards against Rutgers. Kondolo also saw action on kicking units.

2013 (Redshirt)

Kondolo joined Nebraska in 2013, but sat out the season as a redshirt.

Before Nebraska (Creekview HS/Fresno City College)

Kondolo was a standout tackle at Fresno City College in 2011 and 2012, helping Coach Tony Caviglia’s team rank among the top squads in the California junior college ranks. In 2012, Fresno City College went 8-3 behind a strong offense that averaged more than 30 points per game. Kondolo was a first-team All-America choice by the California Community College Coaches Association, and he earned first-team Valley all-conference honors. Kondolo was also a key performer in 2011, when Fresno went 10-0 in the regular season. Kondolo had a standout prep career at Creekview High School in Carrollton, Texas, where he played for Coach Kyle Geller. Kondolo was listed as the sixth-best offensive tackle prospect by 247 Sports. Kondolo also visited BYU, Illinois, Tennessee and Utah State and had offers from Florida State and Texas Tech.

Personal

The son of Hazel Muntemba, Chongo was born on Aug. 9, 1993. He has volunteered his time with Make-A-Wish, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, Pilger tornado relief and local hospital and community rec center outreach events. Kondolo has been named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams the past two years.

Career Stats

» Games Played– 13 (all in 2014)


120

ERIC LEE JR.

#6

SPENCER LINDSAY

FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE BACK

JUNIOR PLACE-KICKER

6-0 · 180 LBS.

5-9 · 205 LBS. · ONE LETTER KEARNEY, NEB. · KEARNEY HS

MILTON, MASS. · VALOR CHRISTIAN (COLO.) HS

2015 Outlook

Eric Lee Jr. was one of four outstanding defensive prospects to join the Nebraska program in January. A native of Milton, Mass., Lee starred at Valor Christian High School in Colorado. He was joined in the 2015 recruiting class by fellow Colorado prep standout Avery Anderson, giving Nebraska the top two prospects out of Colorado. Lee was impressive in his work in spring practice, and will look to contend for playing time at cornerback this fall.

Before Nebraska (Valor Christian HS)

Lee earned first-team all-state honors for two years, helping Valor Christian to consecutive Class 5A state championship game appearances. The Eagles finished 10-4 in 2014, losing in the state title game to Cherry Creek High School. Lee starred for Coach Rod Sherman, while also playing for assistant Coach Brian Dawkins, a former All-Pro NFL safety. Lee had five interceptions and 10 pass breakups in 2014 and had 59 tackles, including three tackles for loss and a sack. Lee also rushed 36 times for 359 yards and three touchdowns and had 33 catches for 470 yards and four touchdowns. He totaled 1,120 all-purpose yards. Lee was an All-Colorado selection by the Denver Post and earned first-team 5A all-state honors from the Colorado High School Activities Association. Lee helped Valor Christian to the 2013 Class 5A state championship and a 13-1 record. He was a first-team all-state defensive back by the CHSAA. Lee had 45 tackles as a junior, while intercepting two passes and adding five breakups and three fumble recoveries. Lee was ranked as the No. 1 player in Colorado by Rivals.com. He was ranked among the nation’s top 150 recruits by several recruiting services. Lee was regarded among the top 20 cornerbacks in the nation by Rivals.com, Scout, ESPN and 247 Sports. Lee participated in the Semper Fi Bowl in California in early January before enrolling at Nebraska. Lee was also named the top performer at the 2014 Mile High 7-on-7 Camp. Lee committed to the Huskers in February of 2014, after also considering scholarship offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Kansas State and Oregon State.

Personal

The son of Dana and Eric Lee Sr, Eric Jr. was born on Aug. 13, 1996. The elder Lee earned his doctorate degree from Nebraska. Eric Lee Jr. is a business administration major and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in his first semester. He volunteered time at the F Street Rec Center.

#95

» Six-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014, 2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)

2015 Outlook

Spencer Lindsay saw limited action for Nebraska last season, handling kickoff duties in two games at midseason. A walk-on from Kearney, Lindsay is one of two returning kickers with game experience, joining sophomore Drew Brown, and Lindsay could contend for kickoff and place-kicking duty in 2015. Lindsay is a standout in the classroom, earning recognition on the Nebraska ScholarAthlete Honor Roll each of his six semesters on campus.

2014 (Sophomore)

Lindsay kicked off against Rutgers and Purdue and had one touchback in nine attempts.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Lindsay added depth at kicker, but did not play in a game.

2012 (Redshirt)

Lindsay redshirted in his first season in the program.

Before Nebraska (Kearney HS)

Lindsay was one of the top kickers in Nebraska, earning honorable-mention all-state accolades from both the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World-Herald as a senior at Kearney High. Lindsay made all 33 PAT attempts and was 6-of-9 on field goals with a long of 44 yards. Lindsay booted nearly 75 percent of his kickoffs for touchbacks and averaged 33.7 yards per punt. As a junior, Lindsay was 11-of-13 on field goals. He also shined at wide receiver as a senior for the Bearcats, catching 17 passes for 271 yards and two touchdowns.

Personal

The son of Katherine Keifer and Bill Lindsay, Spencer was born on Aug. 12, 1993. He is majoring in history. Lindsay has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, FCA, Husker Hotline, Husker Heroes, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60 and local hospital visits. His outreach work has earned him a spot on the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams each of the past two seasons.

Career Stats

» Games Played: 2 in 2014


121

CHRIS LONG

#75

KEVIN MAURICE

SENIOR OFFENSIVE LINE

JUNIOR DEFENSIVE TACKLE

6-4 · 300 LBS. BLAIR, NEB. · BLAIR HS

6-3 · 280 LBS.· TWO LETTERS ORLANDO, FLA. · FREEDOM HS

» Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2013, 2014, 2015) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team Honorable Mention (2012)

2015 Outlook

Senior Chris Long enters the 2015 season in hopes of competing for playing time along the offensive line. The 6-4, 300-pound Long spent the spring working at offensive guard, where the competition for playing time will continue into fall camp. Long joined the program as a walk-on from Blair High School and has provided depth throughout his career. Long has distinguished himself off the field. He is a a four-year member of the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and a five-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Long is on track to earn his degree in child, youth and family sciences in May of 2016.

Career

Long has added depth at offensive guard throughout his career, but has yet to see action in a game. Long redshirted in his first season in the program in 2012.

Before Nebraska (Blair HS)

Long helped lead Blair High School to the Nebraska Class B semifinals as a senior. He was an All-Nebraska second-team member according to the Omaha World-Herald and was part of the Lincoln Journal Star Class B all-state team. Long anchored an offensive line that helped produce over 30 points per game for the Bears. Also a member of the Blair wrestling team, Long finished as the state runner-up in the heavyweight class as a senior with a 41-4 record. Long chose Nebraska over scholarship offers from Nebraska-Omaha and Northwest Missouri State.

Personal

The son of Patrick and Stacy Long, Chris was born on Feb. 25, 1993. He has volunteered his time with local hospital and school visits, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, Husker Hotline, Husker Heroes and Uplifting Athletes. In addition to being a regular on the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams, Long was awarded a HERO Leadership Award in 2015.

JOEL LOPEZ

#75

SOPHOMORE DEFENSIVE LINE 6-2 · 260 LBS. ST. CHARLES, ILL. · BURLINGTON CENTRAL HS

2015 Outlook

Joel Lopez will enter his sophomore season with the Huskers looking to add depth at defensive tackle. The 6-2, 260-pound Lopez has the versatility to play either spot along a line that returns three starters from the 2014 team. A walk on from Illinois, Lopez joined the Nebraska program in 2014 after graduating from high school in the spring of 2013.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)

Lopez added depth on the defensive line, but did not see any game action.

Before Nebraska (Burlington HS)

Lopez starred at defensive tackle and tight end for Burlington (Ill.) Central High School and Coach Rick Crabel. During his senior season in the fall of 2012, Lopez had 60 tackles, including nine tackles for loss and two sacks. From his tight end position, Lopez made nine catches for 94 yards. Lopez was a first-team all-area and all-conference selection as a senior. Lopez attended Nebraska’s summer camp all four years of his high school career.

Personal

The son of Neal and Lori Lopez, Joel was born on Nov. 15, 1994. He is majoring in special education. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital and community center outreach events.

#55

» Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014, 2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)

2015 Outlook

Kevin Maurice has provided depth at defensive tackle the past two seasons, and should help make the defensive tackle position a strength for the 2015 Huskers. Maurice is one of four defensive tackles with extensive game experience returning this season, joining senior Kevin Williams and fellow juniors Maliek Collins and Vincent Valentine. The 6-3, 280-pound Maurice has the strength to hold up against the run, and the quickness to be an effective pass rusher.

2014 (Sophomore)

Maurice played in 10 games, finishing with eight tackles, including two solo stops. He shared a sack against Florida Atlantic and had a season-high two tackles at Fresno State.

2013 (Freshman)

Maurice played in the first six games as a reserve defensive tackle. He finished with three tackles, including single tackles against Wyoming, South Dakota State and Illinois.

Before Nebraska (Freedom HS)

Maurice was a fast-rising prospect after a standout senior season at Freedom High School in Orlando. Maurice had approximately 70 tackles, including nine sacks and better than 20 tackles for loss, while also forcing two fumbles. His play helped Coach Andy Johnson’s team to a 7-4 season and a trip to the Class 8A state playoffs. Maurice earned first-team Class 8A all-state honors from the Orlando Sentinel and was an all-district and All-Metro selection. He was also selected to play in the Central Florida All-Star game. Maurice played on both sides of the ball as a junior. He had 50 pancake blocks as an offensive lineman, and totaled 50 tackles and six sacks on defense. Maurice also started as a sophomore in 2010 for an 8-2 team. Maurice was regarded as one of the top 120 defensive tackles in the nation by several recruiting services. He also visited Boston College and had offers from Florida Atlantic, North Carolina State and Memphis.

Personal

The son of Hernise Maurice, Kevin was born on July 19, 1994. He is a management major, and a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Maurice has been active in community outreach efforts, volunteering his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, School is Cool Week, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, and team hospital visits. He has been named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams the past two years for his outreach work.

Career Stats Year 2013 2014 Totals

(----------Tackles---------) Fum. Sacks C-R BK G/S UT AT TT TFL 6/0 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 10/0 2 6 8 1-5 0.5-5 0-0 0 16/0 3 8 11 1-5 0.5-5 0-0 0

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–2 at Fresno State (2014) » Tackles for Loss–1 vs. Florida Atlantic (2014) » Sacks–0.5 vs. Florida Atlantic (2014)

PBU 0 0 0

QB INT Hry. 0 0 0 1 0 1


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MITCH McCANN

#44

JUNIOR FULLBACK 6-0 · 235 LBS. OMAHA, NEB. · BURKE HS » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2013)

2015 Outlook

Omaha native Mitch McCann heads into his junior season with a goal of earning playing time at fullback in the Huskers’ new offensive scheme. The 6-0, 235-pounder from Omaha, Neb., is among a group of fullbacks looking for playing time behind senior Andy Janovich, who has seen extensive action the past three years. McCann began his Husker career as a linebacker, before switching to fullback before the 2013 season.

2014 (Sophomore)

McCann was a reserve at fullback, but did not see game action.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

McCann provided depth at fullback, but did not play in a game.

2012 (Redshirt)

McCann redshirted in his first season and worked as a scout team linebacker.

Before Nebraska (Burke HS)

McCann helped Omaha Burke become one of the toughest defenses in the state of Nebraska. In 2011, Burke held opposing offenses to 18 points and less than 130 yards per game. A three-year starter at middle linebacker for Burke, McCann totaled 128 tackles as a senior to go along with two sacks and two fumble recoveries. McCann helped Burke reach the Class A state championship game in 2011, where he tallied a game-high 9.5 tackles. A first-team Super State linebacker by the Lincoln Journal Star and honorable-mention All-Nebraska pick by the Omaha World-Herald, McCann participated in the Nebraska Shrine Bowl in 2012. McCann chose to walk on at NU over a scholarship offer from South Dakota State.

Personal

The son of Pete and Stephanie McCann, Mitch was born on Dec. 23, 1993. He is a marketing major. McCann has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline and team hospital visits.

GARRETT McKAY

#33

JUNIOR LINEBACKER 6-0 · 210 LBS.

ANAHEIM HILLS, CALIF. · SERVITE HS/SANTA ANA COLLEGE

2015 Outlook

Junior Garrett McKay will look to get into the wide-open competition for playing time at linebacker for Nebraska in 2015. The 6-0, 210-pound McKay worked at outside linebacker in the spring and will head into fall hoping to see action on defense, while also contributing on special teams. The Californian transferred to Nebraska in 2014 following one season of action at Santa Ana College.

2014 (Sophomore)

McKay sat out the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules and worked on the scout team as a linebacker.

Before Nebraska (Servite HS/Santa Ana College)

McKay spent one season as a linebacker at Santa Ana College. He played in five games and registered two tackles, while also returning kicks for Coach Geoff Jones. McKay returned three kicks for 37 yards, including a season-long 17-yard return against Long Beach. McKay played high school football at Servite High in Anaheim, Calif. As a senior, he helped the Friars to a 10-2 record and a trip to the CIF Southern Section quarterfinals. As a junior, McKay was a part of the Servite team that went 14-1, highlighted by winning the CIF Southern Section Playoffs.

Personal

McKay was born on Oct. 18, 1993. He is the son of Steve (father) and Rose (stepmother) McKay and Jon (stepfather) and Sandra McKay-Sanchez (mother). Garrett has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits as part of NU’s community outreach efforts.

LUKE McNITT

#41

SOPHOMORE TIGHT END 6-2 · 240 LBS. KEARNEY, NEB. · KEARNEY HS/NEBRASKA-KEARNEY

2015 Outlook

Luke McNitt enters his second season in the Nebraska program and his first year of playing eligibility in 2015. The 6-2, 240-pound McNitt transferred to the Husker program after spending his freshman season at Nebraska-Kearney in 2013. McNitt’s work at tight end during spring ball impressed the NU coaching staff, and he will look to battle for playing time behind juniors Cethan Carter and Sam Cotton.

2014 (Redshirt)

McNitt sat out the season after transferring from Nebraska-Kearney, and he worked on the scout team offense.

Before Nebraska (Kearney HS/Nebraska-Kearney)

McNitt played in 10 games for Nebraska-Kearney in 2013, where he completed 34of-71 passes for 415 yards and three touchdowns while playing quarterback. McNitt ran for a season-high 111 yards and three touchdowns against Lindenwood, the first of two 100-yard rushing efforts. For the season, McNitt racked up 318 yards on the ground on 82 rush attempts, while managing seven touchdowns. McNitt was also on the receiving end for the Lopers, catching eight passes for 51 yards and one touchdown. His TD reception came against Emporia State, where he caught a season-high five passes for 31 yards. McNitt had a standout career at Kearney High, where he set school records for total offense and touchdowns, while also providing stellar defensive production as a linebacker. As a senior in 2012, McNitt collected first-team All-Nebraska honors at linebacker, while being named first-team Class A all-state and the Kearney Hub’s Offensive Player of the Year. He threw for 1,219 yards and 16 touchdowns, while running for 928 yards and 13 touchdowns. McNitt earned honorable-mention Class A all-state as a junior. McNitt also excelled in track and field, where he captured the 2013 Class A state titles in shot put (59-8) and discus (171-1).

Personal

The son of Steve and Tana McNitt, Luke was born on April 20, 1994. He is majoring in business administration. He has volunteered his time in Nebraska’s outreach efforts with local hospital visits.


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ALONZO MOORE

TRAI MOSLEY

#82

JUNIOR WIDE RECEIVER

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE BACK

6-2 · 195 LBS. · TWO LETTERS WINNFIELD, LA. · WINNFIELD SENIOR HS

5-10 · 170 LBS. PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS · HENDRICKSON HS

2015 Outlook

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2012)

2015 Outlook

Receiver Alonzo Moore was a regular part of the Huskers’ receiving rotation throughout the 2014 season. He hopes to have an even bigger impact in 2015. The 6-2, 195-pound Moore has good size to go along with excellent speed and elusiveness, making him a threat in the return game as well as the passing game. Moore played in 11 games and made seven starts in 2014, but battled nagging injuries late in the season that limited his impact. Moore’s 10 receptions ranked fifth on the team, and the Louisiana native was also a regular in the kickoff return game.

2014 (Sophomore)

Moore played in the first 11 games, before missing the finale at Iowa and the Holiday Bowl because of injury. Moore started seven of the first eight games and had 10 receptions for 136 yards. He also had three kickoff returns for 53 yards. Moore caught three passes for 26 yards against Miami and had two receptions against Rutgers. He had a season-long 43-yard reception at Michigan State, keeping the Huskers’ comeback hopes alive late in the fourth quarter.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Moore played in 10 games in 2013, making starts against Illinois and Minnesota. He had six receptions for 75 yards and averaged 23.2 yards on five kickoff returns. Moore had a career-high four receptions for 43 yards against Northwestern. Moore also had a 19-yard catch against South Dakota State. He had 71 kickoff return yards at Minnesota and two returns for 45 yards against Northwestern.

2012 (Redshirt)

Moore redshirted in his first season in 2012.

Before Nebraska (Winnfield HS)

Moore saw action at quarterback, running back and receiver for Winnfield High School, helping his team to a 14-1 record and a trip to the Class 2A state championship game in 2011. Moore rushed for 1,473 yards and 22 touchdowns on 156 carries, while throwing for another 442 yards and a touchdown. Moore was a first-team all-state pick and was chosen as the Class 2A Offensive Player of the Year. Moore totaled 26 touchdowns as a senior, including three on returns. As a junior, Moore earned all-district honors and honorable-mention all-state accolades, while primarily playing receiver. He caught 49 passes for 1,246 yards and 17 touchdowns for Coach Andy Pyles’ team, while also rushing 53 times for 591 yards and nine scores. Moore spent the majority of his time at quarterback in his first two years. As a sophomore in 2009, he accounted for more than 2,100 total yards to help Winnfield to an 8-4 record. Moore was ranked among the top 50 receivers in the nation by 247 Sports. Moore was also an outstanding basketball player and averaged better than 20 points per game during his junior season. During the spring, Moore captured a gold medal in the Class 2A high jump with a jump of 6-5, while adding a silver medal in the triple jump and a seventh-place finish in the long jump. Moore also visited Mississippi State and Louisiana Tech before choosing Nebraska.

Personal

The son of Janice Moore, Alonzo was born on Nov. 10, 1992. He is a sociology major and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012. Moore has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes.

Career Stats

Year 2012 2013 2014 Totals

G/S

10/2 11/7 21/9

No.

Yds. Redshirt 6 75 10 136 16 211

Single-Game Highs

Y/R

Y/G

12.5 13.6 13.2

7.5 12.4 10.0

» Receptions: 4 vs. Northwestern (2013) » Receiving Yards: 43 twice

#2

Long 19 vs. South Dakota St. 43 at Michigan State 43 at Michigan State

TDs 0 0 0

Cornerback Trai Mosley redshirted in his first season in the Husker program in 2014 and was impressive on the scout team defense. The 5-10, 170-pound Mosley was one of the breakout performers of the Huskers’ 2015 spring practice, putting himself in position to compete for playing time in a talented Nebraska secondary this fall. He could also see action on special teams for the Huskers. Mosley capped his strong spring with an interception in the Red-White Spring game.

2014 (Redshirt)

Mosley redshirted in his first year in the program.

Before Nebraska (Hendrickson HS)

Mosley helped Hendrickson High School to a 10-1 record and a trip to the Class 5A Division 2 state playoffs in 2013. Mosley was a ballhawk in the secondary and a dangerous threat in the return game for Coach Chip Killian’s team as a senior, and Mosley’s play earned him second-team all-district honors. As a junior, Mosley helped Hendrickson to an 8-3 record and a trip to the state playoffs. Mosley had 38 tackles, including two tackles for loss and added three interceptions and eight pass breakups. Mosley earned second-team all-district honors for his performance in 2012. Mosley only visited Nebraska, but also had offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, SMU and Texas State. Mosley was ranked as one of the top 60 cornerbacks in the country by Scout.com, while 247 Sports listed him among the top 105 players in the state of Texas.

Personal

Mosley was born on Jan. 22, 1996, and is the son of Shonequa Wesley. He is an art major. He volunteered his time at the Belmont Rec Center.


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GRAHAM NABITY

#29

A.J. NATTER

JUNIOR I-BACK

SOPHOMORE DEFENSIVE END

6-0 · 210 LBS. · ONE LETTER OMAHA, NEB. · ELKHORN HS

6-5 · 250 LBS. MILTON, WIS. · MILTON HS

#45

» Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014, 2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015) » Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2014)

» Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)

2015 Outlook

Sophomore A.J. Natter has an opportunity to earn playing time at defensive end in 2015. The 6-5, 250-pound Natter has the prototypical size and strength to be an effective defensive end in the Big Ten Conference. He has been limited throughout the past year because of a knee injury, but is back to full strength heading into the season. Nebraska returns veterans Greg McMullen and Jack Gangwish at end for 2015, but the opportunity is available for Natter to earn playing time behind that duo.

Graham Nabity will enter the 2015 season with a goal of earning playing time at I-back for the Huskers. A dependable reserve the past two seasons, Nabity’s running ability impressed the new Nebraska coaching staff during the spring. A walk-on from Elkhorn High School, Nabity was one of the Huskers’ top special teams performers in 2014, and is a candidate for action in that role again this fall. Nabity has been a leader in the community while at Nebraska. He is a two-time member of the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams and a recipient of a HERO Leadership Award in 2014.

2014 (Sophomore)

Nabity played in 11 games, and had two carries for seven yards, with one carry each against Florida Atlantic and Fresno State. Nabity was a regular on kickoff coverage and made five tackles to rank among the tackle leaders on special teams. He had a season-high two stops at Michigan State.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Nabity played in two games in 2013 as a reserve I-back. He had five carries for 24 yards, including three rushes for 14 yards against South Dakota State.

2012 (Redshirt)

Nabity redshirted in his first season in 2012.

Before Nebraska (Elkhorn HS)

Nabity led Elkhorn to the Nebraska Class B state championship as a senior, rushing for 1,532 yards on 239 carries and a Class B-leading 24 touchdowns. Nabity was a second-team All-Nebraska pick by both the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star, and was named the honorary captain of the Class B all-state team. As a junior, Nabity rushed for 988 yards and 11 touchdowns, while helping his team reach the state championship, where the Antlers fell to Crete. Nabity chose to walk on at Nebraska over a scholarship offer from South Dakota State.

Personal

The son of David and Kim Nabity, Graham was born on May 12, 1993. He is a construction management major and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll three times. Nabity has been active in community outreach efforts, volunteering his time with Uplifting Athletes, People’s City Mission, PIlger tornado relief, FCA, Lincoln Food Bank, Husker Hotline and team hospital and community rec center visits.

Career Stats

» Games Played– 13 (2 in 2013; 11 in 2014) » Rushing– 7 carries, 31 yards (5 carries, 24 yards in 2013; 2 carries, 7 yards in 2014) » Tackles– 2 UT, 3 AT, 5 TT (all in 2014)

2015 Outlook

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)

Natter saw action in wins over Florida Atlantic, Fresno State and Illinois. He had one tackle against Florida Atlantic.

2013 (Redshirt)

Natter redshirted in his first season in the program.

Before Nebraska (Milton HS)

Natter was Nebraska’s first scholarship signee from Wisconsin since 1997, and was a three-year standout for Jeff Bachinski at Milton High School. As a senior, Natter had 43 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks, while also recording two fumbles in eight games. His play earned Natter first-team all-state honors from the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, while he was a second-team all-state pick by the Associated Press. Natter was named a semifinalist for the Tim Krumrie award given to the state of Wisconsin’s top senior defensive lineman. Natter had 80 tackles, including 21 tackles for loss and eight sacks, while also blocking two kicks as a junior. He earned honorable-mention all-state accolades from the WFCA, and picked up all-region and all-conference honors. Natter started as a sophomore in 2010 and helped Milton High to the state playoffs. Natter had 55 tackles and 10 sacks to earn second-team all-conference honors. Natter was ranked as the top prospect in Wisconsin according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, Natter was a conensus choice as one of the nation’s top 25 defensive ends. Natter only visited Nebraska, but had offers from Iowa, Michigan State, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Purdue among others.

Personal

The son of David and Beth Natter, A.J. was born on Oct. 8, 1994. He is majoring in business administration and is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Natter has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, Belmont Community Center and team hospital outreach events. He was a member of the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2014.

Career Stats

» Games Played– 3 in 2014 » Tackles– 1 AT in 2014


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JORDAN NELSON

#39

MARCUS NEWBY

JUNIOR I-BACK

SOPHOMORE LINEBACKER

5-7 · 180 LBS. · ONE LETTER OMAHA, NEB. · BURKE HS

6-1 · 235 LBS. · ONE LETTER

2015 Outlook

Junior Jordan Nelson has shown the versatility to play both running back and receiver in his Nebraska career. In 2014, Nelson settled in at I-back and provided depth for the Huskers behind senior All-American Ameer Abdullah. The 5-7, 180-pound Nelson will bid for additional playing time and could also once again be a key member of the Husker special teams.

2014 (Sophomore)

Nelson played in 12 games, seeing work at I-back as well as on the kickoff coverage unit. He rushed 13 times for 74 yards, an average of 5.7 yards per carry. He had five carries for 32 yards against Florida Atlantic, helping NU rush for 498 yards. Nelson had five carries for 35 yards against Illinois, and had one carry for four yards against Purdue. He ranked among the team leaders in coverage tackles, with seven stops on kickoffs, including three solo tackles.

#3

NORTH POTOMAC, MD. · QUINCE ORCHARD HS » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2015) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

2015 Outlook

Sophomore linebacker Marcus Newby saw reserve action for the Huskers in 2014, but is primed to contend for significant action in 2015. Newby will compete for a starting role at outside linebacker, and he has shown flashes of play-making ability in his short time in the program. Newby was bothered by a foot injury late in the 2014 season, but was at full strength for spring practice. The 6-1, 235-pound Newby saw the majority of his action in 2014 on third down when he slid up to a defensive end spot as a pass rusher.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Newby played in nine games and had three tackles, including a nine-yard sack at Fresno State. He also had two hurries against Fresno State and made single tackles against Miami and Northwestern.

2012 (Redshirt)

2013 (Reshirt)

Before Nebraska (Burke HS)

Before Nebraska (Quince Orchard HS)

Nelson added depth at receiver in 2013, but did not play in a game.

Nelson redshirted in 2012.

Nelson starred for Burke High School in 2011, when he helped the Bulldogs reach the Class A state championship game. Nelson set the school single-season rushing record with 1,791 yards and had 13 touchdowns, earning him a spot on the Lincoln Journal Star Super State team. Nelson also caught 25 passes for 700 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 28.0 yards per reception. Nelson competed in track and field, placing in four events at the state track and field championships. Nelson was selected to participate in the 2012 Nebraska Shrine Bowl. The All-Nebraska running back and honorary captain of the World-Herald all-metro team chose to walk on over scholarship offers from several Division II programs.

Personal

The son of Ray and Tammy Nelson, Jordan was born on Dec. 13, 1993. He is majoring in journalism, and has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and local rec center visits.

Career Stats

» Games Played– 12 (all in 2014) » Rushing– 13 carries, 74 yards (all in 2014) » Tackles– 3 UT, 4 AT, 7 TT (all in 2014)

Newby redshirted in his first season at Nebraska in 2013.

Newby was just the third Maryland product to sign with the Huskers since 1990. As a senior, Newby recorded a team-high 132 tackles, while adding 15 tackles for loss, seven pass breakups, an interception, two forced fumbles and a pair of blocked kicks. Newby helped Quince Orchard to a 12-2 record and a second consecutive Class 4A state runner-up finish. Newby earned consensus all-state honors in Maryland for the second straight year. He was also a Washington Post All-Met first-team choice and a Montgomery Gazette first-team pick. Newby made 107 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and three sacks as a junior, helping his team to a 13-1 record. He added eight pass breakups and two fumble recoveries. In addition to being a first-team all-state choice in 2011, Newby was also named to the all-tournament team for his impressive play during the state playoffs. Newby earned first-team all-county honors as a sophomore after helping his team to a 9-3 record. Newby was selected to play in both the Maryland Crab Bowl (Maryland all-star game) and the Semper Fi All-American Bowl in Arizona. He was regarded as one of the top 150 overall prospects in the country by 247 Sports. Newby had offers from dozens of schools, including Oklahoma, Penn State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Arizona and Maryland.

Personal

The son of Mary Lourdes and Kenneth Newby, Marcus was born on July 7, 1994. He is majoring in ethnic studies and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2015. Newby was named to the 2015 Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams for his outreach work, which included volunteering time with Uplifting Athletes, Men with Dreams and local hospital and school outreach events.

Career Stats

» Games Played– 9 (all in 2014) » Tackles– 3 (all in 2014) » Sacks– 1 (at Fresno State, 2014)


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TERRELL NEWBY

2014 GAME-BY-GAME

#34

JUNIOR I-BACK 5-10 · 200 LBS.· TWO LETTERS LOS ANGELES, CALIF. · CHAMINADE HS » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

2015 Outlook

I-back Terrell Newby has teamed with Imani Cross for the past two seasons to provide a solid 1-2 reserve punch behind All-American Ameer Abdullah. With Abdullah moving on to the NFL, the 5-10, 200-pound Newby is one of several players who will battle for playing time at running back this season. Newby had an impressive spring practice session and is expected to play a significant role in the Husker offense. Newby has outstanding speed and has shown the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. He also has been a regular kickoff return man for the Huskers and could again factor in that role. Newby is a Los Angeles native and was one of the nation’s most soughtafter running backs in 2013.

2014 (Sophomore)

Newby was NU’s fourth-leading rusher, gaining 297 yards on 67 carries, with five rushing touchdowns. He played in all 13 games, and in addition to his rushing numbers, Newby caught eight passes for 44 yards and had three kickoff returns for 53 yards. He opened the year with a career-high 107 yards on 16 carries and two rushing touchdowns against Florida Atlantic. Against Illinois, Newby had nine carries for 34 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 21 yards. He had 30 yards on 10 carries against Rutgers and picked up 42 yards on nine carries, including a seven-yard TD run, against Purdue. Newby added his fifth touchdown run of the season at Wisconsin. He had four carries for 15 yards against USC, and added two receptions against the Trojans.

2013 (Freshman)

Newby was third on the team with 298 rushing yards, averaging 5.5 yards on his 54 carries. He also caught three passes, had four kickoff returns for 77 yards and a 10-yard punt return. Newby opened the year with season highs of 15 carries and 76 yards against Wyoming, then added 60 yards against Southern Miss. Newby topped 50 yards for a third time in non-conference play with 52 yards and two touchdowns against South Dakota State. He had 61 rushing yards at Purdue, including a season-long 23-yard run. Newby had a careerlong 24-yard kickoff return vs. Iowa.

Before Nebraska (Chaminade HS)

Newby posted back-to-back 2,000-yard rushing seasons for Chaminade High in West Hills, Calif. Newby accounted for 105 total touchdowns for Coach Ed Croson’s team. As a senior, Newby ran for 2,305 yards and 45 touchdowns. Newby also caught 18 passes for 176 yards and helped Chaminade to a 12-2 record and a trip to the finals of the CIF Southern Section playoffs. Against Harvard-Westlake, Newby rushed for 360 yards and eight touchdowns in a 78-34 victory. Newby was a finalist for the Cal/Hi Sports Mr. Football Award and was named to the Los Angeles Times high school football all-star team. He was also the Western Division Offensive Player of the Year and the Los Angeles Daily News Player of the Year. Newby rushed for 2,117 yards and 34 touchdowns as a junior. He also caught 18 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown, helping his team to a 10-3 record and a trip to the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section playoffs. Newby rushed for 1,372 yards and 18 touchdowns for Chaminade as a sophomore, helping his team to an 11-2 record and a playoff semifinal appearance. Newby was regarded as one of the top 75 overall prospects in the country by Rivals.com, which listed him as the top running back in California and one of the top 10 overall prospects in the Golden State. Newby was an honorable-mention Parade AllAmerican and played in the International Bowl, earning MVP honors. He chose Nebraska over UCLA, Oregon, California and Washington and had offers from dozens of other schools.

Personal

The son of Terrell and Lorraine Newby, Terrell was born on July 25, 1995. He is majoring in sociology. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Mad Dads, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, School is Cool Week, Husker Heroes and hospital visits, and was named to the 2015 Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams.

Career Stats

Year 2013 2014 Totals

G/S 13/0 13/0 26/0

Att. 54 67 121

Gain 302 302 604

Loss 4 5 9

Single-Game Highs

Net 298 297 595

Y/A 5.5 4.4 4.9

Y/G Long 24.8 23 at Purdue 22.8 43 vs. Florida Atlantic 22.9 43 vs. Florida Atlantic

» Rushes–16 vs. Florida Atlantic (2014) » Rushing Yards–107 vs. Florida Atlantic (2014) » Rushing Touchdowns–2 vs. Florida Atlantic (2014), vs. South Dakota State (2013)

TDs 2 5 7

------------- Rushing ------------- ----------- Receiving ---------Opponent No. Yds TD Lg No. Yds TD Lg Florida Atlantic 16 107 2 43 0 0 0 0 McNeese State 2 9 0 5 0 0 0 0 7 1 12 at Fresno State 7 18 0 0 12 Miami 1 8 0 8 0 0 0 0 9 2 21 Illinois 34 1 11 0 20 at Michigan State 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Northwestern 4 23 0 9 2 1 0 4 10 0 0 Rutgers 30 0 8 0 0 Purdue 9 42 1 9 1 6 0 6 0 0 at Wisconsin 5 11 1 5 0 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 at Iowa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 vs USC 4 15 0 8 2 5 0 3 Totals 297 5 43 0 20 67 8 45


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PEYTON NEWELL

#99

DYLAN OWEN

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE LINE

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE LINE

6-3 · 270 LBS. HIAWATHA, KAN. · HIAWATHA HS

6-5 · 235 LBS. WESTCHESTER, N.Y. · SOMERS HS/BRIDGTON ACADEMY

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2014)

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2014)

2015 Outlook

2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman Peyton Newell will enter fall camp with hopes of earning playing time along a talented defensive line in 2015. The 6-3, 270-pound Newell has the versatility to play both defensive tackle and defensive end and primarily focused on tackle during spring practice. Newell came to Nebraska after a standout prep career at Hiawatha High School in Kansas where he starred on both sides of the ball.

2014 (Redshirt)

Newell redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first year at Nebraska.

Before Nebraska (Hiawatha HS)

Newell started every game of his high school career on both sides of the ball, and posted record defensive numbers. In his career for Coach Chris Diller, Newell set school records with 257 tackles, 105 tackles for loss and 33 sacks, while registering 16 forced fumbles, five fumble recoveries, 12 blocked kicks and two defensive touchdowns. Newell had 37 catches for 583 yards and seven touchdowns at tight end. As a senior, he helped Hiawatha to a 7-4 record, and had 76 tackles, including a schoolrecord 12 sacks, 32 tackles for loss and four forced fumbles. He caught seven passes for 118 yards and a touchdown. Newell was named to the CBS Sports/MaxPreps Small School First-Team All-America squad, and the Topeka Capital Journal and Wichita Eagle’s Top 11 All-State. He was the all-class defensive lineman of the year by both papers. Newell was also named the St. Joseph News-Press Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year, earned Big 7 All-League honors and participated in the 2014 Kansas Shrine Bowl. Newell had 61 tackles as a junior, including a school-record 37 tackles for loss and 10 sacks. He added five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries and caught 14 passes for 162 yards and three scores. His play led Hiawatha to an 8-3 record and a state playoff appearance. Newell was a MaxPreps Junior All-American in 2012, while earning all-state honors in Kansas. Newell had 76 tackles, including 26 tackles for loss and six sacks in 2011, while adding 12 catches for 246 yards and three touchdowns. Newell was a firstteam all-area defensive pick in 2011, and was an honorable-mention Kansas all-state pick. Newell made 44 tackles as a freshman, including 10 tackles for loss, five sacks, forced three fumbles and had a blocked kick. Newell had more than 30 scholarship offers, including Clemson, Georgia, Kansas, Kansas State, Michigan State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Penn State, South Carolina, UCLA, USC and Wisconsin to name a few. He was regarded as the top defensive prospect in Kansas by all of the major recruiting services.

Personal

The son of Frank and Stacie Newell and the late Melissa “Malter” Newell, Peyton was born on Nov. 18, 1995. He is majoring in sociology and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2014. Newell has volunteered for outreach work with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital and community center outreach events.

#76

Dylan Owen joined the Nebraska program as a walk-on defensive lineman in 2014. The 6-3, 235-pounder from New York heads into fall camp looking to compete for playing time at defensive end, a position where the competition for game action is wide open heading into the 2015 campaign.

2014 (Redshirt)

Owen redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first year at Nebraska.

Before Nebraska (Somers HS/Bridgton Academy)

Owen joined the Huskers after spending the 2013 season at Bridgton Academy in Maine. Owen is originally from Westchester, N.Y., and graduated from Somers High School in Lincolndale, N.Y. As a senior at Somers High, Owen made 61 tackles, including 45 solo stops, while adding three sacks and a pass breakup. His play helped Somers to a 10-1 record, before losing in the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. As a senior at Somers, Owen earned New York Class A All-state first-team honors on defense, and he was also named to the MSG Varsity All-Section 1 first-team defensive unit.

Personal

The son of Richard and Charlyse Owen, Dylan was born on Dec. 18, 1995. He is related to former Nebraska offensive lineman Jerry Minnick, who earned All-America honors in 1952. Owen is majoring in criminology and criminal justice, and earned a spot on the Fall 2014 Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and NU’s annual Thanksgiving hospital visit.

ROBBY PAINTER

#54

JUNIOR OFFENSIVE LINE 6-4 · 290 LBS. CENTENNIAL, COLO. · GRANDVIEW HS » Three-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

2015 Outlook

Junior Robby Painter will look to provide depth on the Nebraska offensive line in 2015. The 6-4, 290-pound Painter has the versatility to play either guard or center and will look to compete for playing time during fall camp. A walk-on from Colorado, Painter has added more than 40 pounds of muscle during his time in the Husker program.

2014 (Sophomore)

Painter added depth at tackle, but did not see game action.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Painter served in a reserve role, but did not play in a game.

2012 (Redshirt)

Painter redshirted his first season at Nebraska and worked on the scout team.

Before Nebraska (Grandview HS)

Painter played at Grandview High School, one of the top 5A prep programs in Colorado, and helped the school reach the semifinals of the state playoffs in both 2010 and 2011. As a senior, Painter was a team captain and his play helped Grandview to an 11-2 record with an offense that averaged nearly 200 rushing yards per game. Painter also made 12 tackles and had a sack on defense. In 2010, Painter helped Grandview to a 9-5 record and a trip to the state semifinals. Painter was originally committed to Eastern Washington, and also had offers from UNLV, Northern Colorado and Colorado School of Mines.

Personal

The son of John and Jan Painter, Robby was born on Oct. 8, 1993. He is a mechanical engineering major and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll three times. He has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Uplifting Athletes and team hospital visits.


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BRADY PELZER

#26

GIVENS PRICE

#78

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN WIDE RECEIVER

SENIOR OFFENSIVE LINE

5-11 · 180 LBS. BELLEVUE, NEB. · BELLEVUE EAST HS

6-4 · 310 LBS. · TWO LETTERS HOUSTON, TEXAS · ALIEF TAYLOR HS

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2014)

» Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013, 2014) » Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman Brady Pelzer heads into the fall looking to provide depth in a deep Nebraska receiving corps. The 5-11, 180-pound Pelzer joined the Husker program as a walk-on from Bellevue East High School. In addition to work at receiver, Pelzer could push for action on special teams.

2014 (Redshirt)

Painter redshirted his first season at Nebraska and worked on the scout team.

Before Nebraska (Bellevue East HS)

Pelzer was a standout perfomer on both sides of the ball at Bellevue East High School. As a senior, Pelzer caught 38 passes for 628 yards and nine touchdowns. He also rushed for 315 yards on 40 carries and had five rushing touchdowns. Pelzer also saw action in the secondary for Coach Jerry Lovell’s team and had 16 tackles, while adding an interception and four pass breakups. Pelzer’s play helped the Chieftans advance to the Class A state playoffs for the first time in nine seasons. Pelzer was an honorable-mention Class A all-state selection as a senior, and earned all-district honors. Pelzer was an academic all-state honoree in 2012.

Personal

The son of Steve and Teri Pelzer, Brady was born on May 11, 1996. He is majoring in nutrition, exercise and health science, and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall semester. Pelzer volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes.

GARRETT POPPEN

2015 Outlook

Givens Price is one of four senior offensive tackles with significant playing experience who return for the 2015 season, making for excellent competition for playing time at the position. The 6-4, 310-pound Price worked his way into a prominent role on the offensive line in 2014, and handled the transition to a new offense well in the spring. Price also has previous experience at guard and also could contend for action at that spot in 2015. Price moved from guard to tackle in 2014, and was Nebraska’s third tackle for the majority of the season, alternating with Zach Sterup on the right side. Price was in the starting lineup three times while Sterup was sidelined by injury. The play of Price and the offensive line helped Nebraska rank among the top 20 nationally in scoring offense and rushing offense. Price continues to excel off the field, being named to the academic All-Big Ten team for three straight years. Price earned his degree in accounting/management in May and will play the 2015 season as a graduate student.

2014 (Junior)

Price saw action in 12 games, making starts against Florida Atlantic, Iowa and USC. Price’s play in his first career start against Florida Atlantic helped Nebraska set a Big Ten modern era record for total offense with 784 yards, including 498 rushing yards. The group up front powered running back Ameer Abdullah’s record-setting season, as he became NU’s career leader in all-purpose yards while ranking second in rushing. The line also helped Nebraska rank among the top offenses in the Big Ten in protecting the quarterback.

2013 (Sophomore)

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Price played in eight games as a reserve guard. His role increased late in the season with numerous injuries on the line, and he became a regular on the Huskers’ PAT and field goal units.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN LINEBACKER

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

6-1 · 215 LBS. GILTNER, NEB. · GILTNER HS

2011 (Redshirt)

» Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

2015 Outlook

Nebraska native Garrett Poppen will look to compete for playing time as a redshirt freshman in 2015. The 6-1, 215-pound Poppen hopes to add depth at linebacker this fall, while also working to compete for playing time on the Husker special teams. Poppen was a standout at Giltner High School, one of the top eight-man programs in the state.

2014 (Redshirt)

Poppen redshirted his first season at Nebraska and worked on the scout team.

Before Nebraska (Giltner HS)

Poppen started on both sides of the ball at Giltner High School, and had more than 225 tackles in his career for Coach Jeff Ashby, including 124 tackles during his senior season. Poppen also rushed for 1,150 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior and caught 23 passes, including two touchdowns. His play as a senior helped Giltner to a 9-2 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the Class D-2 state playoffs. As a junior in 2012, Poppen helped Giltner to a perfect 13-0 record and a state title. Poppen totaled more than 1,600 rushing yards and had 24 rushing touchdowns, while also catching 61 passes with 13 touchdowns during his career. As a senior, Poppen was a second-team All-Nebraska defensive selection by the Omaha World-Herald, while earning first-team Class D-2 all-state honors from the World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. Poppen earned all-district honors as both a sophomore and junior.

Personal

The son of John and Kris Poppen, Garrett was born on Oct. 9, 1995. He is majoring in management, and is a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Poppen has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits.

Price added depth, and played in wins over Southern Miss, Arkansas State and Idaho State.

Price redshirted in his first season in 2011.

Before Nebraska (Alief Taylor HS)

Price helped Coach J.D. Jordan and Alief Taylor High School in Houston to a 10-2 record and a trip to the second round of the Class 5A state playoffs in 2010. Price’s play was a key part of an explosive offense that averaged 39.6 points per game and topped the 40-point barrier seven times during the 2010 season. For his play, Price earned second-team Class 5A all-state honors. Price also stood out during his junior season, helping the team to a 9-4 record and a trip to the third round of the 5A playoffs. Price was regarded as one of the top 70 offensive guard prospects in the country by both Scout and ESPN. Price only visited Nebraska, but also had offers from Baylor, Rice and UTEP.

Personal

Price was born on Oct. 3, 1994, and was one of the youngest signees ever for Nebraska. Givens is the son of Edithmary Price. He has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll four times. Price has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, Uplifting Athletes, Make-A-Wish and local hospital visits.

Career Stats

» Games Played–23 (3 in 2012; 8 in 2013; 12 in 2014) » Games Started–3 (all in 2014)


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GABE RAHN

#48

LOGAN RATH

SOPHOMORE WIDE RECEIVER

JUNIOR DEFENSIVE TACKLE

6-1 · 190 LBS. LE MARS, IOWA · LE MARS HS

6-4 · 280 LBS. AURORA, NEB. · GILTNER HS/SOUTH DAKOTA ST.

» Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

» Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

2015 Outlook

2015 Outlook

Sophomore Gabe Rahn will head into the 2015 season looking to add depth in the Nebraska receiving corps. The 6-1, 190-pound Rahn had a solid spring session, making a good impression on the Huskers’ new coaching staff. Rahn’s versatility also makes him a candidate for special teams work. Rahn has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his four semesters on campus.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)

Rahn added depth at receiver, but did not play in a game.

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Junior Logan Rath provided depth at the defensive tackle position in 2014, and heads into the fall looking to compete for playing time at one of the Huskers’ deepest positions. The group is headlined by returning starters Maliek Collins and Vincent Valentine, who are both candidates for conference and national honors. The 6-4, 280-pound Rath joined the Nebraska program in 2013 after beginning his college career at South Dakota State. He has been outstanding in the classroom earning spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll four times.

2014 (Sophomore)

2013 (Redshirt)

Rath provided depth on the defensive line and played against Florida Atlantic and Fresno State. In the season opener against FAU, Rath had four tackles and one tackle for loss.

Before Nebraska (Le Mars HS)

2013 (Redshirt FRESHMAN)

Rahn redshirted in his first year in the program.

Rahn starred in all three phases of the game for Le Mars High School in 2012, leading the Bulldogs to a 7-3 record and a playoff berth. He led the team with 27 catches for 572 yards and six touchdowns, and as a cornerback had 22 solo tackles, three interceptions and a fumble caused. Rahn also had 391 yards on 14 kickoff returns, including an 89-yard touchdown. He added 330 yards on 17 punt returns, highlighted by a 46-yard touchdown. Rahn garnered third-team Class 3A All-State honors from IowaPreps.com as a wide receiver, and was a Class 3A All-District 2 pick as both a wide receiver and defensive back. Rahn was also a standout on the court and the track for the Bulldogs. He earned honorablemention all-conference accolades in basketball, while his 4x200 team took home the gold in the 2013 Iowa Boys State Track Meet with a time of 1:29.52. Rahn excelled in the classroom, as well, earning Academic All-State honors in track his senior year.

Personal

The son of Jim and Roxanne Rahn, Gabe was born on July 11, 1994. He is majoring in nutrition, exercise and health science. Rahn has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and local hospital visits.

Rath sat out the season after transferring from South Dakota State.

Before Nebraska (GILTNER HS/South Dakota STate)

Rath redshirted during the 2012 season at South Dakota State, while working on the defensive line. At Giltner High School, Rath played eight-man football and helped the Hornets to a 10-0 start in 2011, before falling to Howells, 26-20, in the D-2 state quarterfinal. Rath was a two-time first-team all-state selection and a three-time all-district pick at Giltner.

Personal

The son of Jack and Gail Rath, Logan was born on April 7, 1993. He is majoring in agricultural economics. Rath has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and team hospital visits.

Career Stats

» Games Played– 2 in 2014 » Tackles– 4, 1 UT, 3 AT all in 2014


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RYNE REEVES

#65

SENIOR OFFENSIVE LINE 6-3 · 300 LBS. · THREE LETTERS CRETE, NEB. · CRETE HS » Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013, 2014) » Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

2015 Outlook

Senior Ryne Reeves has battled injuries throughout his Nebraska career, limiting his playing time for the Huskers. Reeves’ latest setback was a knee injury suffered against Iowa last season, keeping him out of the bowl game. Reeves saw limited work during spring ball, but should be at full strength for fall camp, when he will try to earn the starting center job. Reeves also has experience playing guard for the Huskers. Reeves saw regular action last season as the No. 2 center, helping Nebraska rank among the top 20 nationally in scoring and rushing offense. Reeves was limited by injuries each of the past two spring practices, including a broken ankle in 2013. Off the field, Reeves is a three-time academic All-Big Ten selection. He is on track to earn his degree in economics/management in December.

2014 (Junior)

Reeves played in 11 games, including a start in the regular-season finale at Iowa, after starter Mark Pelini was injured. The line paved the way for Nebraska to set a Big Ten modern-era record with 784 yards of total offense in the opener against Florida Atlantic, and helped senior I-back Ameer Abdullah to a record-setting season. Abdullah rushed for more than 200 yards four times in 2014. The offensive line also ranked among the Big Ten’s best units in protecting the quarterback.

2013 (Sophomore)

Reeves played in 10 games as one of the Huskers’ top reserve guards. He helped the Nebraska offense excel against strong Michigan State and Penn State defenses, as I-back Ameer Abdullah topped 100 yards in both of those games. Reeves was also a regular on PAT and field-goal units as a blocker.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

Reeves was a reserve guard and appeared in Nebraska’s wins over Southern Miss, Arkansas State, Idaho State and Minnesota.

2011 (Redshirt)

Reeves redshirted in his first season and was a standout on the scout team line.

Before Nebraska (Crete HS)

Reeves was a key figure in a Class B state title for Crete High School in 2010. Reeves helped Coach Chuck McGinnis’ team rack up more than 3,900 rushing yards en route to a perfect 13-0 record. In addition to his dominant blocking, Reeves was also a force on defense, recording 73 tackles and two tackles for loss. He also forced a fumble in the Class B state title game, a 34-0 victory over Elkhorn. Reeves was a Super State selection by the Lincoln Journal Star and an All-Nebraska pick by the Omaha World-Herald. He was named the honorary captain of the Class B all-state offensive unit by the Lincoln Journal Star. Reeves was a first-team All-Nebraska pick by the World-Herald as a junior in 2009. He lined up at guard for the Cardinals, but was named to the Rivals.com All-America team as a center. He was regarded as one of the top five center prospects in the country by both Rivals and Scout. Despite an early pledge to NU, Reeves received an offer from Stanford and interest from several schools, including Miami, USC and UCLA.

Personal

The son of John and Mary Ellen Reeves, Ryne was born on July 14, 1992. He is an economics/management major and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll five times. Reeves has been active in outreach work, volunteering his time with local hospital visits, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes and Husker Hotline.

Career Stats

» Games Played–25 (4 in 2012; 10 in 2013; 11 in 2014) » Games Started–1 (at Iowa, 2014)


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BRANDON REILLY

BRYAN REIMERS

#87

JUNIOR WIDE RECEIVER

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN TIGHT END

6-1 · 195 LBS. · TWO LETTERS LINCOLN, NEB. · SOUTHWEST HS

6-5 · 210 LBS. LINCOLN, NEB. · EAST HS

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» Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014) » Six-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2014)

2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman Bryan Reimers will enter the 2015 season looking to add depth at the tight end spot. The Lincoln product began his Nebraska career at receiver, before moving to tight end during spring drills. The 6-5, 210-pound Reimers will look to compete for action behind returning juniors Cethan Carter and Sam Cotton.

2015 Outlook

Junior Brandon Reilly provides a speedy receiving threat in the Nebraska offense and also gives the Huskers an outstanding contributions on special teams. Reilly missed the first half of last season but quickly worked his way back into the playing rotation after his return. The 6-1, 195-pound Reilly was impressive in Nebraska’s new offensive system during the spring and will vie for a starting position in 2015. One of the fastest players on the roster, Reilly has shown big-play ability, and he could also factor in the return game. A former walk-on, Reilly earned a scholarship before his sophomore season. Reilly is a two-time academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2014 (Sophomore)

Reilly missed the first six games with an injury, but returned to play in the final seven games, including a start at Wisconsin. Reilly had six catches for 85 yards on the season, including four catches for 36 yards in the Holiday Bowl. He also had a 14-yard catch at Wisconsin and a career-long 35-yard catch at Iowa. His reception at Iowa put NU deep in Hawkeye territory in the closing seconds and set up a game-tying field goal. On special teams, Reilly blocked a punt against Purdue and helped alter another punt against the Boilermakers. He added one assisted tackle.

2014 (Redshirt)

Reimers redshirted during his first season as a Husker and worked as a scout team receiver.

Before Nebraska (Lincoln East HS)

Reimers lined up at wide receiver for Lincoln East and had 27 receptions for 596 yards as a senior, an average of 22.1 yards per catch. Reimers also hauled in 12 touchdown catches in 2013, helping the Spartans to an 8-2 record and a trip to the Class A state playoffs. Reimers was an All-Nebraska second-team pick by the Omaha World-Herald and a second-team Super State selection by the Lincoln Journal Star. Reimers also earned All-City honors from the Lincoln Journal Star.

Personal

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

The son of Bryce and Suzanne Reimers, Bryan was born on May 28, 1996. He is majoring in business administration and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall semester. Reimers has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits as part of NU’s community outreach efforts.

2012 (Redshirt)

ANTHONY RIDDER

Reilly played in 10 games as a reserve at receiver. He caught three passes for 24 yards, including two catches for 19 yards at Penn State. He also had a five-yard reception against South Dakota State. Reilly also saw action on special teams.

Reilly redshirted in his first season in 2012.

Before Nebraska (Lincoln Southwest HS)

A standout on both sides of the ball for Lincoln Southwest, Reilly earned honorablemention all-state accolades as a senior from the Omaha World-Herald. Reilly caught 18 passes for 339 yards and was also a threat on special teams, amassing over 650 kickoff and punt return yards, including three returns for touchdowns. Reilly showed big-play ability as a senior, with eight of his nine touchdowns covering 50 yards or more. On defense, Reilly totaled 59 tackles and three interceptions to earn a spot on the firstteam Lincoln Journal Star Super State team as a defensive back. Reilly capped his prep career by catching six passes for 117 yards and one touchdown en route to earning offensive MVP honors at the 2012 Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Also a member of the Southwest basketball team, Reilly chose to walk on at Nebraska after receiving interest from Nebraska-Kearney, Southeast Missouri State and South Dakota.

Personal

The son of Paul Reilly and Julie Matthes, Brandon was born on Sept. 24, 1993. He is majoring in marketing, and is a six-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Reilly has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local school, hospital and community rec center outreach events.

Career Stats

Year 2012 2013 2014 Totals

G/S

10/0 7/1 17/1

No.

Yds. Redshirt 3 24 6 85 9 109

Single-Game Highs

Y/R

Y/G

Long

TDs

8.0 14.2 12.1

2.4 12.1 6.4

10 at Penn State 35 at Iowa 35 at Iowa

0 0 0

» Receptions–4 vs. USC (2014 Holiday Bowl) » Receiving Yards–36 vs. USC (2014 Holiday Bowl)

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SENIOR DEFENSIVE BACK 6-2 · 205 LBS. WEST POINT, NEB. · CENTRAL CATHOLIC HS » Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

2015 Outlook

Anthony Ridder enters his senior season hoping to earn playing time in a talented Husker secondary. The 6-2, 205-pound Ridder adds depth at safety and could battle for action on special teams. A walk-on from West Point, Neb., Ridder began his career at quarterback before switching to defense in 2012. Ridder’s father, Dave, played defensive end for Nebraska, lettering three times from 1981 to 1983. The younger Ridder is majoring in pyschology and will graduate in December.

Career

Ridder has added depth at defensive back the past three seasons, but has not appeared in a game. Ridder redshirted and worked on the scout team at quarterback in 2011.

Before Nebraska (West Point Central Catholic HS)

Ridder starred on both sides of the ball for his father, Dave, at West Point Central Catholic, helping his team to the Class D-1 state title in the school’s first year of eight-man competition. As a quarterback, Ridder passed for more than 1,700 yards and 38 touchdowns with just two interceptions. He also rushed for more than 800 yards and 20 touchdowns. Defensively, he led Central Catholic with 106 total tackles. Ridder was the offensive honorary captain of the Class D-1 all-state team by both the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star. Anthony had scholarship offers from Augustana and Wayne State.

Personal

The son of Dave and Terri Ridder, Anthony was born on Nov. 7, 1992. He has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll five times. Ridder has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline, Community Action and Husker Heroes.


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AUSTIN ROSE

#23

JONATHAN ROSE

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN I-BACK

SENIOR CORNERBACK

6-1 · 215 LBS. LINCOLN, NEB. · NORTH STAR HS

6-1 · 195 LBS. · TWO LETTERS LEEDS, ALA. · LEEDS HS/AUBURN

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2015)

2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman Austin Rose enters fall camp hoping to compete for playing time in 2015. The 6-1, 215-pound Rose is part of a deep and talented group of Husker running backs who will battle for action. Rose could also contribute to the Nebraska special teams. Rose joined the program as a walk-on from Lincoln North Star High School.

2014 (Redshirt)

Rose redshirted and worked on the scout team offense in 2014.

Before Nebraska (Lincoln North Star HS)

Rose was limited by injury during his senior season, but still earned honorable-mention all-state recognition from the AP, Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. Rose put up big numbers for Coach Mark Waller in 2012, rushing for 1,403 yards and 22 touchdowns, while averaging better than 6.5 yards per carry. Rose helped the Navigators to a 7-3 record and a trip to the Class A state playoffs. Rose was also a defensive standout in helping North Star to one of its finest seasons in school history. Rose earned second-team Super State honors and first-team Class A all-state honors for his play in 2012. He also was named to the All-Heartland Conference team and to the Journal Star’s All-City team.

Personal

The son of Deb Rose, Austin was born on Oct. 6, 1995. He has not declared a major. He was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the 2015 spring semester. Rose has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits as part of NU’s community outreach efforts. Rose is the nephew of former Nebraska safety Mike Minter.

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2015 Outlook

Cornerback Jonathan Rose saw significant action in the secondary in 2014, and continued to be a key member of the Husker special teams. Rose should compete for a starting cornerback spot in 2015, one of Nebraska’s deepest and most talented positions. The 6-1, 195-pound Rose has great length for the corner position, allowing him to match up with large opposing receivers. Rose was excellent on the Huskers’ coverage units in 2014, helping Nebraska rank among the Big Ten’s best on punt and kickoff coverage. He began his career at Auburn before transferring to Nebraska. Rose is majoring in ethnic studies and is on track to earn his degree in December.

2014 (Junior)

Rose played in all 13 games and finished with 18 tackles, including 13 solo stops and a pass breakup. Rose had a season-high three tackles four times (Florida Atlantic, Fresno State, Miami and Wisconsin). He had his first career break-up at Fresno State. Rose was one of NU’s top tacklers on special teams, notching eight stops on coverage units.

2013 (Sophomore)

Rose played in 10 games as a reserve cornerback and on special teams, including action in each of the final six games. Rose had a fumble recovery against South Dakota State.

2012 (Redshirt)

Rose sat out the 2012 season as a transfer after beginning his career at Auburn in 2011.

Before Nebraska (Leeds HS/Auburn)

Rose played in nine games as a true freshman at Auburn in 2011. He had a pair of solo tackles in a win over Ole Miss. Before Auburn, Rose was one of the nation’s top prep cornerbacks at Leeds High School, and finished fourth in the voting for Alabama Mr. Football as a senior. He led Leeds to the Class 3A state title in 2010, returning an interception 84 yards for a touchdown and scoring on a 38-yard pass reception in the title game. He had 73 tackles and five interceptions as a senior after recording 62 tackles with three interceptions and 29 breakups as a junior. Rose also had six catches for 237 yards (39.5 ypc) and four touchdowns as a junior, averaging 24.7 yards on punt returns and 38.3 yards on kickoff returns. He was named the nation’s No. 3 cornerback, the No. 2 player from the state of Alabama and the No. 66 player nationally by Rivals.com as a senior. In addition to being selected as a SuperPrep All-American, he was chosen to play for the East squad at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl following his senior season..

Personal

The son of Charles and Felicia Rose, Jonathan was born on July 19, 1993. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline and team hospital visits.

Nebraska Career Stats

Year 2012 2013 2014 Totals

(----------Tackles---------) Fum. G/S UT AT TT TFL Sacks C-R Redshirt 10/0 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-1 13/0 13 5 18 0-0 0-0 0-0 23/0 13 5 18 0-0 0-0 0-1

BK 0 0 0

PBU 0 1 1

QB INT Hry. 0 0 0

0 0 0


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MICHAEL ROSE-IVEY

#15

JUNIOR LINEBACKER 5-11 · 240 LBS. · ONE LETTER KANSAS CITY, MO. · ROCKHURST HS » Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013) » Nebraska Freshman Tackle Record (66, 2013) » Academic All-Big Ten (2013) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2012) » Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2013) » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2013)

2015 Outlook

Linebacker Michael Rose-Ivey is set to return to the Blackshirt defense in 2015 after missing the entire 2014 season with a knee injury suffered during fall camp. Rose-Ivey made a quick recovery from his knee injury and was able to participate in all of spring drills. Rose-Ivey was a standout for the Husker defense as a redshirt freshman in 2013, starting at middle linebacker in the second half of the season and setting a Nebraska freshman record for tackles. The 5-11, 240-pound Rose-Ivey has played multiple linebacker spots, but worked this spring on the outside, where he will and compete for a starting job in 2015.

2014 (Sophomore)

Rose-Ivey suffered a knee injury during fall camp and missed the 2014 season.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Rose-Ivey played in 12 games with seven starts, beginning the year as a reserve on the outside before moving to middle linebacker. Rose-Ivey’s 66 tackles shattered the previous NU freshman tackle record of 49 by Barrett Ruud in 2001. Rose had at least seven tackles in six games, including each of the final five games. He added six tackles for loss. Rose-Ivey had 49 of his tackles in the final six games and was named to the BTN all-freshman team. Rose-Ivey had his only two tackles in non-conference play against UCLA, including a two-yard tackle for loss. He made his first career start against Illinois and led the team with 11 tackles, including a tackle for loss. Rose-Ivey had eight tackles, including four solo stops, at Michigan. He had seven tackles, including five solo stops against Michigan State, then added eight tackles, including six solo stops, in a win at Penn State. Rose-Ivey had 17 tackles, including four tackles for loss, in the regular-season finale against Iowa. His tackle total was the most by a Husker in 2013, and the most by a Husker defender since Lavonte David had 17 at

Michigan in 2011. Rose-Ivey closed the year with nine tackles in the Huskers’ Gator Bowl win over Georgia.

2012 (Redshirt)

Rose-Ivey redshirted in his first season in the program in 2012.

Before Nebraska (Rockhurst HS)

Rose-Ivey was a playmaker for Coach Tony Severino at Rockhurst (Mo.) High School, helping his team to a 10-2 record and a trip to the Class 6 quarterfinals in 2011. RoseIvey made 104 tackles as a senior, including three sacks, while adding two interceptions, four pass breakups, two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries. He was a first-team Class 6 all-state pick by the Missouri Coaches Association and an All-Metro selection by the Kansas City Star. Injuries limited Rose-Ivey to just six games as a junior, but he averaged nearly three tackles for loss per game. Rose-Ivey had a team-high 95 tackles, two sacks, an interception and a pair of fumble recoveries as a sophomore. He played in the Under Armour All-America Bowl in Florida and was one of the defensive standouts in the game. Rose-Ivey only visited Nebraska, but had dozens of offers, including Iowa, Ohio State, Missouri, USC, Kansas and Indiana to name a few. Rose-Ivey was ranked among the top five players in the state of Missouri by both Rivals and 247 Sports, while 247 Sports and ESPNU listed him among the top 150 overall prospects in the country.

Personal

The son of Michael Rose Sr. and Melishe Ivey, Michael Jr. was born on Aug. 30, 1993. He is majoring in sociology and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012. He was an academic All-Big Ten honoree in 2013. Rose-Ivey was also a member of the 2013 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and received a Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award. Rose-Ivey has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits.

Career Stats

Year 2012 2013 2014 Totals

(----------Tackles---------) Fum. G/S UT AT TT TFL Sacks C-R Redshirt 12/7 39 27 66 6-8 0.0-0 0-0 Injured--Did Not Play 12/7 39 27 66 6-8 0.0-0 0-0

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles–17 vs. Iowa (2013) » Solo Tackles–8 vs. Iowa (2013) » Tackles for Loss–4 vs. Iowa (2013)

BK

PBU

0

1

0

1

QB INT Hry. 0 0

2 2


134

BRAD SIMPSON

#56

ZACH STERUP

JUNIOR LINEBACKER

SENIOR OFFENSIVE LINE

6-0 · 225 LBS. · ONE LETTER OMAHA, NEB. · RALSTON HS

6-8 · 320 LBS. · THREE LETTERS

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2014)

2015 Outlook

Brad Simpson was a regular on Nebraska’s special teams in 2014, helping the Huskers field strong punt and kickoff coverage units. The Omaha native will once again compete to be one of the Huskers’ primary special teams performers this season. The 6-0, 225-pound Simpson also looks to compete for playing time at linebacker in 2015, after providing depth as a sophomore. Simpson originally joined the program as a walk-on from Ralston High School.

#57

HASTINGS, NEB. · HASTINGS ST. CECILIA HS » Academic All-Big Ten (2012, 2013) » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2012)

2015 Outlook

Simpson played in 10 games, primarily on special teams. He made five tackles, all on special teams, including a career-high three stops in the Holiday Bowl against USC, and one each against Fresno State and Purdue.

Tackle Zach Sterup is one of Nebraska’s most veteran returnees on the offensive line for the 2015 season. The 6-8, 320-pound Sterup started 10 games at right tackle in 2014, and helped Nebraska rank in the top 20 nationally in both scoring and rushing offense. Sterup started 10 games as a junior, but battled through knee injuries on both ends of the season. The second of those knee injuries caused him to miss the final two games, as well as all of spring practice. A healthy Sterup in the fall would give Nebraska four senior tackles with game experience, joining Alex Lewis, Givens Price and Matt Finnin. A two-time Academic All-Big Ten choice, Sterup is on track to earn his degree in economics/finance in December.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

2014 (Junior)

2014 (Sophomore)

Simpson saw action in four games on special teams in 2013, but did not have a tackle.

2012 (Redshirt)

Simpson redshirted in his first season in 2012, and worked on the scout team.

Before Nebraska (Ralston HS)

Simpson shined on both sides of the football for Ralston High School, leading the Rams to the second round of the Nebraska Class B state playoffs and an 8-3 overall record in 2011. Simpson tallied 98 tackles, including 65 solo stops, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries for Coach Tyler Zahn, a former Husker linebacker. Simpson was named to the Class B all-state team by the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World-Herald as a senior. Simpson also led the Ralston offense at quarterback, finishing with 802 yards rushing and 15 touchdowns, while throwing for 881 yards and seven scores. On special teams, Simpson averaged more than 34 yards a punt and had a long of 57 yards. At the 2012 Nebraska Shrine Bowl, Simpson was named the game’s defensive MVP after recording a sack and intercepting a pass that he returned 21 yards for a touchdown. Simpson chose to walk on at NU over scholarship offers from both Central Missouri and Nebraska-Kearney.

Personal

The son of Dan and Carrie Simpson, Brad was born on Oct. 24, 1993. He is a communication studies major. He earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2014. Simpson has volunteered his time with the Community Action partnership and team hospital visits.

Career Stats

» Games Played–14 games (4 in 2013; 10 in 2014) » Tackles–5 tackles (all in 2014)

Sterup started 10 games at right tackle, missing the season opener against Florida Atlantic after minor knee surgery and sat out the final two games following another knee procedure. Sterup was a key part of an offensive line that helped senior running back Ameer Abdullah to a record-setting season, in which Abdullah became Nebraska’s career leader in all-purpose yardage. Abdullah had four 200-yard rushing games in 2014. Sterup and his offensive line teammates were also one of the Big Ten’s best units at protecting the quarterback.

2013 (Sophomore)

Sterup played in 11 games, seeing action both at offensive tackle and on the field goal and PAT units. He saw extensive action at tackle in the final five games when injuries ravaged the offensive line.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

Sterup was a reserve at tackle and appeared in Nebraska’s wins over Southern Miss, Arkansas State, Idaho State and Minnesota.

2011 (Redshirt)

Sterup redshirted in his first season and was a standout on the scout team line.

Before Nebraska (Hastings St. Cecilia HS)

Sterup was a standout for Coach Carl Tesmer at Hastings St. Cecilia High School, helping the Bluehawks to back-to-back state championships in 2009 and 2010. As a senior, Sterup led an offensive line that paved the way for more than 3,500 rushing yards en route to a 13-0 season. Sterup also saw time on defense and racked up 58 tackles and four sacks. Sterup was a first-team All-Nebraska pick by the Omaha World-Herald and a SuperState selection according to the Lincoln Journal Star. He was the honorary captain of the C-2 all-state team by both newspapers. Sterup earned first-team defensive all-state honors in Class C-1 as a junior, helping St. Cecilia to a perfect campaign before it moved classes in 2010. Sterup was regarded as one of the top 30 offensive tackle prospects in the country by Rivals.com, which also listed him as the top player in Nebraska. Sterup was among the tallest Husker recruits ever, with 6-8 offensive tackle Tom Punt (1988-90) the tallest known football letterwinner in school history before Sterup’s arrival. Sterup was among the team leaders in scoring and rebounding in basketball and helped the Bluehawks to a 19-6 record. St. Cecilia captured three straight Class C-1 basketball titles from 2008 to 2010. Sterup only visited Nebraska but had numerous other offers, including Iowa, Wisconsin, Notre Dame, Minnesota, Stanford and UCLA.

Personal

The son of Doug Sterup and Mary Sterup-Walsh, Zach was born on May 14, 1992. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline and team hospital visits.

Career Stats

» Games Played–25 (4 in 2012; 11 in 2013; 10 in 2014) » Games Started–10 (all in 2014)


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MICK STOLTENBERG

#44

DAVID SUTTON

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE LINE

SENIOR TIGHT END

6-5 · 265 LBS. GRETNA, NEB. · GRETNA HS

6-3 · 255 LBS. · ONE LETTER LINCOLN, NEB. · SOUTHEAST HS

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2014)

2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman Mick Stoltenberg has made a strong impression in his first year in the Nebraska program, adding more than 25 pounds of muscle to his 6-5 frame and now checks in at 265 pounds. He is poised to compete for action on the defensive line this fall. A versatile player, Stoltenberg was a two-way standout at Gretna High School, originally joining the Husker program as a defensive end. He spent the majority of the spring working inside at tackle, but could fill any role on the defensive line.

2014 (Redshirt)

Stoltenberg redshirted in his first year in the program.

Before Nebraska (Gretna HS)

Stoltenberg primarily played tight end and defensive end for Coach Chad Jepsen at Gretna. Stoltenberg had his senior season cut short, suffering a knee injury early in the year. As a junior, Stoltenberg helped the Dragons to a 9-2 record and a trip to the second round of the state playoffs. He played a key role at tight end while recording nine sacks from his defensive end position. Stoltenberg also threw the discus for the Gretna track and field team. Stoltenberg was ranked as the No. 3 player in Nebraska by Rivals.com, which also listed him among the top 50 offensive tackle prospects in the country. On defense, 247 Sports ranked him among the top 55 defensive ends in the country. Stoltenberg only visited Nebraska, but he also had scholarship offers from Ohio, Tulsa and Army, among others.

Personal

The son of Alan and Sondra Stoltenberg, Mick was born on Jan. 25, 1996. He is majoring in business administration and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2014. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital and community center outreach events.

#86

» Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014) » Five-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

2015 Outlook

Senior David Sutton has provided depth at tight end throughout his career, and after a strong spring the Lincoln native will look to compete for more extensive action in 2015. Sutton is one of three Lincoln Southeast products on the tight end depth chart, joining juniors Sam Cotton and Trey Foster. Sutton also has seen action on special teams during his Nebraska career and could fill that role again this season. Sutton is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection. He is on track to earn his degree in management/marketing in December.

2014 (Junior)

Sutton played in 12 games, both as a reserve tight end and on NU’s kickoff return team and PAT and field goal units.

2013 (Sophomore)

Sutton added depth at tight end and played in three games, but did not have a catch.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

He played in three games without a reception in 2012.

2011 (Redshirt)

Sutton redshirted in his first season in 2011.

Before Nebraska (Lincoln Southeast HS)

Sutton was one of four Nebraskans in the Huskers’ 2011 recruiting class. He starred on both sides of the ball for Lincoln Southeast High School, helping the Knights to a 10-2 record and a trip to the Class A state semifinals in 2010. As a defensive end, Sutton had 105 tackles, including 12 sacks. As a tight end, he caught 16 passes for 311 yards and four touchdowns. Sutton was a first-team Super-State pick on defense by the Lincoln Journal Star and an All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha World-Herald. As a junior, Sutton racked up 75 tackles and earned honorable-mention all-city accolades from the Lincoln Journal Star, helping the Knights to the state quarterfinals. Sutton also visited Ohio and had an offer from South Dakota State.

Personal

Sutton is the son of Mark and Jayne Sutton, and he was born on Jan. 13, 1993. He has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll five times. Sutton has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, School is Cool Week, Husker Heroes, the Husker Hotline and local school and hospital visits.

Career Stats

» Games Played–18 (3 in 2012; 3 in 2013; 12 in 2014)


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ADAM TAYLOR

#28

PAUL THURSTON

#55

SOPHOMORE I-BACK

JUNIOR OFFENSIVE LINE

6-2 · 210 LBS. KATY, TEXAS · KATY HS

6-5 · 295 LBS. · ONE LETTER ARVADA, COLO. · ARVADA WEST HS

» 2013 Nebraska Scout Team Offensive MVP

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2012)

2015 Outlook

2015 Outlook

Sophomore running back Adam Taylor will make his long-awaited Nebraska debut in 2015. The 6-2, 210-pound Taylor missed the entire 2014 season after suffering a leg injury early in fall camp. He was back to full strength for spring ball and is poised to contend for action among a deep and talented group of Nebraska running backs. Taylor is a physical runner who has the ability to pound the ball between the tackles while having enough speed to be a big-play threat.

Paul Thurston saw limited action at center throughout the 2014 season, but was forced into action in the final two games when injuries sidelined the Huskers’ top two centers. The 6-5, 295-pound Thurston will compete for more significant playing time in 2015. Thurston handled most of the duty at center with the top offense during spring ball. He and senior Ryne Reeves are expected to be the top competitors for the starting center spot when fall camp commences in August.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)

2014 (Sophomore)

Taylor suffered a leg injury during fall camp and missed the 2014 season. He resumed running drills late in the fall.

2013 (Redshirt)

Taylor redshirted in his first season and earned Offensive Scout Team MVP honors.

Before Nebraska (Katy HS)

Thurston played in 10 games, mostly in a reserve role, but played extensively at Iowa with the top two centers injured. Thurston’s play helped NU rally from a 24-7 deficit to win, matching the largest road comeback in school history. He also saw snaps at center in the Holiday Bowl. In addition to his work at center, Thurston served as a shield blocker on NU’s punt unit, helping the Huskers rank among the Big Ten’s best in net punting.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Thurston added depth on the line in 2013, but did not play in a game.

Taylor posted prolific rushing numbers during his prep career at Katy High School in the Houston area, and helped the school to a Class 5A state title in 2012. Taylor ran for 2,754 yards and 45 touchdowns as a senior, leading Coach Gary Joseph’s team to a 16-0 record and a Class 5A Division 2 state title. Katy was regarded as one of the nation’s top 20 teams following its championship season. Taylor was at his best in the state title run, first rushing 40 times for 226 yards in the state semifinals against Cibolo Steele. In the state title victory over Cedar Hill at AT&T Stadium, Taylor ran 30 times for 276 yards and five touchdowns. Taylor was named the Houston Chronicle’s Greater Houston Offensive Player of the Year, and was the OldCoach.com Class 5A State MVP. Taylor was also an honorable-mention Class 5A Texas all-state selection. Taylor missed nearly all of his junior year because of injury, rushing just 20 times for 106 yards. As a sophomore, Taylor helped the team to a 13-1 record and a trip to the state quarterfinals. He was the District 19-5A Newcomer of the Year after rushing for 1,553 yards and 18 touchdowns. Taylor ranked among the nation’s top 250 overall prospects and top 25 running backs by Rivals.com and in the 247 Sports composite rankings. Taylor had dozens of offers before choosing Nebraska, including Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Florida State, Kansas State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Stanford and Wisconsin.

Thurston was a dominant blocker for Arvada West High School each of his final three seasons. As a senior, Thurston was a Class 5A (largest class) first-team all-state selection by the Denver Post. As a junior fo Coach Casey Coons, Thurston helped Arvada West to a 6-5 record and a trip to the second round of the Class 5A playoffs. Thurston was a a first-team all-conference selection as a junior, when he also played defensive line. As a sophomore, Thurston helped Arvada West to an 11-2 record and a berth in the Class 5A state semifinals. Thurston was regarded as one of the top five players in Colorado by both Rivals.com and 247 Sports, and also listed among the top 150 overall prospects in the country by both Rivals and Scout.com. Thurston only visited Nebraska, but had numerous offers including Michigan, Notre Dame, Oregon, Stanford, Colorado, Northwestern, Kansas State and UCLA to name a few.

Personal

Personal

The son of Barry and Fedora Taylor, Adam was born on July 19, 1995. He is a business administration major. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and local community rec center outreach events.

2012 (Redshirt)

Thurston redshirted in 2012.

Before Nebraska (Arvada West HS)

The son of Greg and Janet Thurston, Paul was born on June 25, 1993. He is a broadcasting major, earning a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2012. Thurston has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline and team hospital and community rec center visits.

Career Stats

» Games Played–10 (all in 2014)


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DYLAN UTTER

#66

CHRIS WEBER

JUNIOR OFFENSIVE LINE

SOPHOMORE LINEBACKER

6-1 · 285 LBS. · ONE LETTER PAPILLION, NEB. · PAPILLION-LA VISTA HS

6-3 · 220 LBS. · ONE LETTER ELKHORN, NEB. · ELKHORN HS

» Two-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

2015 Outlook

Walk-on Dylan Utter worked his way into playing time on the offensive line in 2014, capped by a start in the Holiday Bowl. Utter provided depth at guard throughout the season, but moved inside to start at center against USC when NU’s top two centers were sidelined by injury. The 6-1, 285-pound Utter will be a contender for significant playing time on the line in 2015. He worked primarily at guard during spring practice, spending the majority of his time with the top unit.

2014 (Sophomore)

Utter played in six games, with a start at center in the Holiday Bowl. He spent the majority of the year adding depth at guard and played in five of the first seven games. Utter’s performance against USC helped Nebraska roll up 525 yards of total offense and 42 points. Utter also saw significant action against Illinois, when NU topped 400 rushing yards.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Utter added depth on the line in 2013, but did not play in a game.

2012 (RedshirT)

A walk-on, Utter redshirted in 2012.

Before Nebraska (Papillion-La Vista HS)

Utter helped Papillion-La Vista High School reach the semifinals of the Class A state playoffs as a senior in 2011. Utter played on both lines, totaling 40 tackles and two sacks to earn a spot on the Lincoln Journal Star Super State second team as a senior. On offense, Utter helped the Monarchs average more than 38 points and 258 passing yards per game. As a junior, Utter recorded 47 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and three sacks. Also a member of the Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska second team, Utter was selected to participate in the 2012 Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Utter earned a second-place finish in shot put at the 2012 Nebraska state track and field championships. Utter walked on after receiving scholarship offers from North Dakota and Army.

Personal

Utter was born on Feb. 19, 1994, and is the son of Dinah Fiest. He is a social science education major, and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll twice. Utter has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline, Community Action Partnership and team hospital visits.

Career Stats

» Games Played–6 (all in 2014) » Games Started–1 (2014 Holiday Bowl vs. USC)

#49

» Academic All-Big Ten (2014) » Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll » Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014, 2015) » Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)

2015 Outlook

Sophomore Chris Weber made his impact on the Husker special teams in his first season of action at Nebraska in 2014. Weber played in every game, working primarily on kickoff coverage, helping Nebraska field one of the Big Ten’s best units in that department. The walk-on also provided depth at linebacker and will look to push for more significant snaps on defense this season. Weber was one of 21 Huskers to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2014, and carries better than a 3.95 cumulative grade-point average.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)

Weber saw action in every game and made six tackles. He made four of his tackles on special teams, while adding two tackles on defense at Fresno State.

2013 (Redshirt)

A walk-on, Weber redshirted in his first season in 2013.

Before Nebraska (Elkhorn HS)

Weber was a defensive standout and contributed on offense for Coach Mark Wortman’s Elkhorn team, helping the Antlers to the Class B quarterfinals in 2012. Weber had 121 tackles, including 66 solo stops, and four quarterback sacks as a senior. On offense, he caught 18 passes for 338 yards and two touchdowns. Weber was a second-team All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha-World Herald and earned first-team Class B all-state honors from both the World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star. Weber was also a member of Elkhorn’s 2011 Class B state title team. A recipient of a UNL Regents Scholarship, Weber had recruiting interest from North Dakota State and South Dakota State before choosing to walk on.

Personal

The son of Tom and Cindy Weber, Chris was born on Jan. 25, 1995. He is majoring in nutrition, exercise and health science and has made the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his first four semesters. Weber has been named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams the past two years for his extensive community outreach work. Weber has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital and numerous other outreach events.

Career Stats

» Games Played–13 (all in 2014) » Tackles–6 (all in 2014)


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COREY WHITAKER

#58

MIKALE WILBON

#21

JUNIOR OFFENSIVE LINE

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN I-BACK

6-4 · 290 LBS. MURRIETA, CALIF. · VISTA MURRIETA HS

5-8 · 190 LBS. CHICAGO, ILL. · DE LA SALLE INSTITUTE

2015 Outlook

Junior Corey Whitaker will enter the 2015 season with hopes of earning playing time on the offensive line. Whitaker spent the spring working at offensive guard, a position where Nebraska graduated both of its starters from the 2014 season. The 6-4, 290-pound Whitaker has been hampered by injuries throughout his career, missing the entire 2014 season with a knee injury.

2014 (Sophomore)

Whitaker suffered a knee injury during fall camp and missed the 2014 season.

2013 (Redshirt Freshman)

Whitaker added depth on the offensive line, but did not play in a game.

2013 (Redshirt)

Whitaker suffered a knee injury in his first season in the program and redshirted.

Before Nebraska (Vista Murrieta HS)

Whitaker helped fuel a prolific offense that led Coach Coley Candaele’s team to the finals of the CIF Southern Section Inland playoffs in both 2010 and 2011. In Whitaker’s senior year, Vista Murrieta finished with a 10-4 record, with all four losses by forfeit, and it capped its season with a 35-28 victory over Corona Centennial in the playoff finals. Whitaker’s play helped the offense average 235.9 rushing yards and 37.0 points per game. As a junior, Whitaker paved the way for an offense that averaged 38.8 points and better than 200 rushing yards per game en route to a 12-2 record and a berth in the finals of the CIF Southern Section playoffs. He was a two-time first-team all-league, All-CIF and All-Valley selection. Whitaker was regarded as one of the nation’s top 100 offensive line prospects by 247 Sports. Whitaker also drew heavy interest from Oregon, visited Nevada and San Jose State, and had offers from Fresno State and San Diego State among others.

Personal

Whitaker was born on Feb. 14, 1994, and is the son of Corey Whitaker and Tammy Reisdorph. Whitaker is a business administration major. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline and community rec center outreach events.

» 2014 Nebraska Offensive Scout Team MVP

2015 Outlook

Redshirt freshman Mikale Wilbon is among a group of talented running backs who will compete for playing time in the Nebraska offense this fall. The departure of All-American Ameer Abdullah leaves the starting I-back job wide open. The 5-8, 190-pound Wilbon made a strong first impression in the Husker program in 2014, drawing outstanding reviews for his work ethic and performance on the practice field. Wilbon was named Nebraska’s Scout Team MVP for his play last fall.

2014 (Redshirt)

Wilbon redshirted in his first season with the Huskers and impressed in his work on the scout team offense.

Before Nebraska (De La Salle Institute)

Wilbon was one of two signees from Illinois in the 2014 recruiting class. He posted impressive numbers each of his final two years despite battling injuries in both 2012 and 2013. As a senior, Wilbon helped Coach Dan O’Keefe’s team to a trip to the Class 6A state playoffs. Wilbon rushed for better than 1,200 yards in six games before being sidelined by injury. He was limited to four games as a junior, but managed 863 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns in his time on the field. Wilbon rushed for better than 1,600 yards as a sophomore. Rivals.com listed Wilbon among the top 175 overall prospects in the country and the No. 9 prospect in the state of Illinois. Both Rivals.com and 247 Sports also listed Wilbon among the top 20 running backs in the country. Wilbon chose Nebraska over a list of scholarship offers, including Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi State, Missouri, Penn State, Purdue, Syracuse and Vanderbilt.

Personal

The son of Fredrick Meriweather and Kelly Wilbon, Mikale was born on Dec. 22, 1994. He is majoring in psychology. He has volunteered his time at the Belmont Rec Center.

AARON WILLIAMS

#24

FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE BACK 5-11 · 185 LBS. ATLANTA, GA. · CARVER HS » Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2015)

2015 Outlook

Aaron Williams was part of an impressive group of talented defenders who joined the Nebraska program in January. Williams starred at Carver High School in Atlanta, where he was one of the top defensive backs in the Southeast. The 5-11, 185-pound Williams had a strong spring practice session, and will enter fall practice with an opportunity to compete for playing time at safety.

Before Nebraska (Carver HS)

As a senior, Williams helped Carver High School to an 8-3 record and a trip to the Class AAAAA state playoffs. Williams was a dominant player in the secondary for Coach Darren Myles, racking up 148 tackles, including 101 solo stops. Williams also had 10 tackles for loss, six breakups and an interception. Williams was also an explosive threat on offense, catching 13 passes for 283 yards, an average of 21.8 yards per catch, and he ran for 116 yards on 15 carries. Williams was a first-team Class AAAAA all-state selection for his play in 2014. Williams earned first-team all-region honors each of his four years at Carver High and was also a first-team all-state pick by the Atlanta Journal Constitution in 2013. In his junior season, he helped Carver reach the Class AAAAA playoffs by racking up 109 solo stops. He added six interceptions and four pass breakups. Williams was regarded as one of the top 75 prospects in Georgia and was ranked among the top 30 safeties in the country by 247 Sports. Williams was selected to play in the Rising Senior Bowl in January of 2014, featuring the top 101 college prospects in the state. Williams committed to Nebraska in May of 2014 after considering offers from Kansas State, Mississippi State, Cincinnati and Purdue, among others

Personal

The son of Ernest and Felicia Williams, Aaron was born on Jan. 1, 1997. He has not declared a major. He earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring 2015 semester. He has volunteered his time at the F Street Rec Center.


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KEVIN WILLIAMS

#92

SENIOR DEFENSIVE TACKLE 6-2 · 275 LBS. · TWO LETTERS HOLLAND, OHIO · SPRINGFIELD HS » Four-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll

2015 Outlook

Defensive tackle Kevin Williams has battled a series of injuries throughout his Nebraska career, but showed his capabilities when healthy in 2014. The 6-2, 275-pound Williams provided Nebraska with an excellent option as a third defensive tackle behind Maliek Collins and Vincent Valentine, making the interior front a strength of the NU defense. Williams helps make defensive tackle one of the strengths of the 2015 Blackshirt defense. Williams played the best football of his career in the second half of 2014 and earned two starts when Valentine was slowed by injury. Williams is poised for more significant action this fall and will be a veteran leader for the Blackshirts. Williams missed the 2011 and 2013 seasons because of knee injuries. Williams earned his degree in management in August of 2014 and played his junior season as a graduate student, and continues to progress toward a master’s degree in management.

2014 (Junior)

Williams played in 10 games with starts against Rutgers and Purdue. He had 19 tackles, including five solo stops. Williams was a disruptive force, racking up eight tackles for loss and 3.0 sacks while adding two quarterback hurries. Williams recorded 2.5 sacks at Northwestern, as the NU defense dominated the second half. He had three tackles for loss against the Wildcats and added two tackles behind the line at Fresno State. Williams closed the year with a career-high six tackles and a tackle for loss at Iowa, and shared a sack in the Holiday Bowl against USC.

2013 (Sophomore)

Williams suffered a knee injury during fall camp and missed the season.

2012 (Redshirt Freshman)

Williams played in five games as a reserve at defensive tackle. He made four tackles, including two tackles and a tackle for loss against Idaho State. Williams saw his most extensive action in non-conference play.

2011 (Redshirt)

Williams suffered a knee injury in 2011, and sat out the season as a redshirt.

Before Nebraska (Springfield HS)

Williams was a standout at Springfield High School in Holland, Ohio. He had more than 260 total tackles and 25 sacks in his final two seasons. As a senior, Williams had 111 tackles, including 36 solo stops and 10 sacks. His play earned Williams Division II Co-Defensive Player-of-the-Year honors in Ohio, and first-team All-Ohio accolades. Williams earned honorable-mention Division II all-state recognition as a junior when he made more than 150 tackles, including 15 sacks, and 15 other tackles for loss. Williams was regarded as one of the top 20 defensive tackles in the nation by ESPN, and among the top 20 players in Ohio by Rivals.com. Williams only visited Nebraska, but had offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Oregon, Illinois and Stanford to name a few.

Personal

Williams is the son of Lisa and Mark Deel, and was born on May 8, 1993. Williams has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll four times. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and at local school and hospital visits.

Career Stats Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 Totals

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Single-Game Highs

» Tackles: 6 at Iowa (2014) » Tackles for Loss: 3 at Northwestern (2014) » Sacks: 2.5 at Northwestern (2014)

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KIERON WILLIAMS

#27

SOPHOMORE SAFETY 6-0 · 190 LBS. · ONE LETTER

SHREVEPORT, LA. · C.E. BYRD HS/AIR FORCE PREP

DEDRICK YOUNG

#5

FRESHMAN LINEBACKER 6-1 · 220 LBS. PEORIA, ARIZ. · CENTENNIAL HS

» 2015 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team » 2015 Tom Osborne Citizenship Team

» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring, 2015)

2015 Outlook

Dedrick Young is one of four defensive players who joined the Nebraska program in January. The 6-1, 220-pound Young came to Nebraska from Centennial High School in Peoria, Ariz., where he excelled as both a linebacker and running back. Young could be poised for playing time as a true freshman in 2015, as the opportunity for action at linebacker is wide open heading into fall camp. Young worked at outside linebacker in the spring and could line up at either outside linebacker position, while also competing for time on special teams.

Kieron Williams was one of five true freshmen to see action for the Huskers in 2014. The Louisiana product provided valuable depth in the secondary at safety, while also being one of Nebraska’s top special teams performers. The 6-1, 190-pound Williams will compete for significant action in the secondary in 2015, a position group that is one of the deepest on the team for the Huskers. Williams showed excellent play-making ability during spring ball and should compete for a starting spot at safety opposite returning starter Nate Gerry.

2014 (Freshman)

Williams played in all 13 games and had nine tackles, with six of his nine tackles on special teams. He had four solo stops and a tackle for loss against Illinois. Williams had two tackles against both McNeese State and Purdue. Williams blocked three punts on the season, tying the Nebraska season record. The first came against Purdue, setting up an NU touchdown. He tied a school record with two blocked punts against USC with the second setting up an NU field goal.

Before Nebraska (C.E. Byrd HS/Air Force Prep)

Williams played at Air Force Prep and Byrd High School before coming to Nebraska. He recorded 41 tackles in two seasons at Byrd, 36 of which were solo stops. Williams had one interception, three fumble recoveries and two pass deflections in 2011 and 2012. Williams was ranked by ESPN.com as the No. 50 safety in the country and the No. 35 overall prospect from Louisiana.

Personal

Williams was born on Nov. 21, 1994, and he is the son of Saulicia Williams-Mester and James Mester. He is majoring in nutrition, exercise and health science. Williams was named to the 2015 Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenships Team for his community outreach work. Williams volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, Mad Dads and local hospital visits, among others.

Career Stats

» Games Played: 13 (all in 2014) » Tackles: 9 (all in 2014) » Tackles for Loss: 1 vs. Illinois (2014) » Blocked Punts: 3, 1 vs. Purdue, 2 vs. USC (2014)

2015 Outlook

Before Nebraska (Centennial HS)

Young’s play led Coach Richard Taylor’s team deep into the Arizona Division II playoffs the past three seasons. In 2014, the Coyotes posted a 12-2 record and won the state championship, winning their four playoff games by an average of nearly 30 points per game. Young keyed the state title season. He rushed for 1,557 yards and 19 touchdowns with nine 100-yard rushing games. In the final three playoff games, Young rushed for a total of 379 yards and five touchdowns. He also totaled 98 tackles, including 55 solo stops, seven tackles for loss and a sack. He added nine hurries, an interception and two breakups. Young’s versatility was evident in his postseason honors. He was an All-Arizona offensive pick by the Arizona Republic and the publication’s Division II Player of the Year, while the state’s coaches association named him the Division II Defensive Player of the Year. As a junior, Young rushed for 1,696 yards and 17 touchdowns, while adding 89 tackles, nine tackles for loss, five sacks and three fumbles caused. His play led Centennial to a 10-2 record and a trip to the state playoffs. Young was an All-Arizona selection as a running back. As a sophomore, Young rushed for 450 yards and 15 touchdowns, while adding 23 tackles and three tackles for loss, helping the Coyotes to a 12-2 record and a state runner-up finish. Young was a consensus top 10 player in Arizona and Scout ranked him as the nation’s No. 34 linebacker. Young chose Nebraska after also visiting Washington, and he had offers from nearly every Pac-12 school, including Oregon State, UCLA, Arizona and Arizona State.

Personal

The son of Dedrick and Amy Young, Dedrick and he was born on Nov. 7, 1996. He is majoring in computer science and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring 2015 semester.


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LAVAN ALSTON

#3

MOHAMED BARRY

FRESHMAN WIDE RECEIVER

FRESHMAN LINEBACKKER

6-0 · 175 LBS. OXNARD, CALIF. · ST. BONAVENTURE HS

6-1 · 215 LBS. GRAYSON, GA. · GRAYSON HS

#18

Wide receiver Lavan Alston was one of the final pieces to the Huskers’ 2015 class, pledging to Nebraska a few days before National Signing Day. The 6-0, 175-pound Alston was a standout at St. Bonaventure High School in California. A speedy playmaker, Alston helped Coach Adam Guerra’s team to a 6-5 record in the 2014 season. Alston helped St. Bonaventure to a trip to the CIF Southern Section Pac 5 Division playoffs, where St. Bonaventure lost to Norco 71-70 in triple overtime. As a junior, Alston’s play helped St. Bonaventure and Coach John Muller to a trip to the second round of the state playoffs. St. Bonaventure posted an 8-4 overall record, with Alston grabbing 31 receptions for 601 yards. Alston also excelled on the track for three years at St. Bonaventure High. As a sophomore, Alston was named Ventura County’s Male Track Athlete of the Year after winning the 100 and 200 meters, and being part of the winning 4x100 team at the County Championships. Alston was a four-star prospect according to Scout.com and was ranked as the No. 47 wide receiver in the country. He was also ranked among the nation’s top 50 receivers in the 247 composite rankings and was the No. 53 player in California by 247Sports. Alston participated in the Semper-Fi All-American game in California in December. Alston also visited California, Oregon State and Washington State and had numerous other offers, including Arizona, Arizona State, Penn State, Utah and Washington. Alston was born on June 20, 1997, and he is the son of Lavan Alston Sr. and Suhai Alston.

Mohamed Barry committed to Nebraska in late January and is part of a strong defensive presence in the Huskers’ 2015 freshman class. The 6-1, 215-pound Barry was a strong playmaker from his linebacker spot for Grayson High School in Georgia. As a senior in 2014, Barry helped Coach Mickey Conn’s team to a 10-2 record, and helped the school advance to the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs. Barry was a dominant defender for the Rams as a senior, patrolling the middle of the field from his linebacker position, while also showing the versatility to be strong in pass coverage. Barry was honored for his play in 2014, earning first-team Class AAAAAA all-state honors in Georgia. Barry also was a standout for Grayson High as a junior, ranking among the state’s leaders with 16 sacks. Rivals ranked Barry as a three-star prospect, while the 247Sports composite rankings listed him as the No. 71 linebacker in the nation. Scout.com ranked Barry among the top 15 linebackers in Georgia. Barry has been regularly trained by former Nebraska and NFL linebacker Eric Johnson. Barry also visited Kansas State and Miami before choosing the Huskers. Additionally, he had offers from North Carolina State, Syracuse, Wisconsin and Washington State. Barry was born on Nov. 29, 1996, and he is the son of Kadiatou Bah.

JALIN BARNETT

ALEX DAVIS

#74

FRESHMAN OFFENSIVE LINE

FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE END

6-4 · 310 LBS. LAWTON, OKLA. · LAWTON HS

6-5 · 230 LBS. RIVIERA BEACH, FLA. · DWYER HS

Oklahoma product Jalin Barnett is one of the nation’s top incoming offensive guard prospects after a standout career at Lawton High School. Barnett is Nebraska’s first signee from the state of Oklahoma since Phillip Dillard and Craig Roark in 2005. Barnett played at the same high school that produced former Husker greats Mike Minter and Will Shields. The 6-4, 310-pound Barnett was a driving force behind one of the state’s most potent offenses. Coach Randy Breeze’s team averaged better than 460 total yards per game in 2014, and produced a 2,000-yard rusher and a quarterback who threw for more than 2,400 yards. Lawton High finished with an 11-2 record and advanced to the finals of the Class 6A-II state playoffs. In addition to his dominant play on offense, Barnett also saw action on defense, recording 10 tackles and a fumble recovery. For his play in 2014, Barnett was a first-team All-Oklahoma selection and was the No. 3 prospect on the Daily Oklahoman’s Super 30. Lawton High had similar offensive productivity behind Barnett’s blocking in 2013. The team averaged 313 rushing yards per game and had a 2,500-yard runner. Lawton recorded an 11-1 record in 2013, advancing to the second round of the state playoffs. Barnett also earned all-state honors from The Oklahoman as a junior. Barnett also used his athletic talent as a track and field athlete at Lawton High. As a junior, Barnett finished sixth in shot put and fifth in discus at the 6A Regionals. Barnett, who wears a size 18 shoe, was awarded Lawton’s overall Player of the Year honor in 2014 and was an Under Armour All-American. Barnett also excelled in the classroom where he carried a 3.8 grade-point average. Barnett was ranked as the No. 4 offensive guard in the country by ESPN and was also among the top 15 offensive guards by 247Sports and Scout. He was also a consensus choice as one of the top five players in Oklahoma by several recruiting services. Barnett also visited Arkansas and Oklahoma and considered Oklahoma State before choosing the Huskers. Barnett was born on Aug. 19, 1996, and he is the son of Tanisha Barnett.

#32

Alex Davis was one of the final pieces in the Huskers’ 2015 signing class, committing to Nebraska in the final week leading to National Signing Day. The 6-5, 230-pound Davis brings raw talent to the defensive end spot at Nebraska. Davis played football for the first time during his senior season at Dwyer High School in Florida. His play in 2014 helped Coach Jack Daniels’ team to a 7-4 record in the Class 7A ranks. Davis was an unknown on the gridiron heading into his senior season. He began to draw recruiting attention in the summer when he excelled at various camps. He was the Defensive MVP of Florida International’s camp and was the Defensive Lineman of the Day at a Miami camp. Despite his late arrival to the recruiting rankings, Davis was listed as the No. 56 defensive end in the country by 247Sports, which also ranked him among the top 150 overall players in Florida. Davis also excelled on the basketball court for Dwyer High and Coach Fred Ross. He first saw varsity action as a sophomore, then averaged 11.4 points and more than seven rebounds per game as a junior. As a senior, Davis averaged 12.3 points and 7.0 rebounds, helping Dwyer to a 25-5 record and a Class 7A District 13 title. Davis also visited South Florida and had offers from Pittsburgh, Temple, Florida Atlantic, Florida International and Georgia Southern. Davis was born on March 12, 1996, and he is the son of Denzel and Lynee Davis.


142

CARLOS DAVIS

#96

MICHAEL DECKER

FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE LINE

FRESHMAN OFFENSIVE LINE

6-2 · 265 LBS. BLUE SPRINGS, MO. · BLUE SPRINGS HS

6-4 · 285 LBS. OMAHA, NEB. · NORTH HS

#79

Carlos Davis joins his twin brother, Khalil, in Nebraska’s 2015 signing class, giving Nebraska a pair of dominant defensive tackles. The Davis twins come to Lincoln from Blue Springs High School, one of the top prep programs in Missouri. The Davis brothers are the first set of twins to sign with Nebraska since Courtney and Steven Osborne in 2008. Carlos Davis finished his senior season with 64 tackles, including an impressive 33 tackles for loss. He had 18 sacks and 21 quarterback pressures and also saw time on the offensive line for Coach Kelly Donohoe’s team. Davis’ play helped the Wildcats to an 8-4 record and a trip to the third round of the Class 6 state playoffs. Davis was recognized as the Missouri Coaches Association Class 6 Defensive Player of the Year in 2014. He also earned the prestigious Buck Buchanan Award at the Simone ceremony. Davis was a Class 6 all-state pick for the second straight year and earned AllMetro honors from the Kansas City Star. As a junior, Davis played a key role in helping Blue Springs to a perfect 14-0 record and a Class 6 state title. Davis had 63 tackles, including 16 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks in 2013. He also had two pass deflections, a forced fumble and a blocked punt. At 6-2 and 265 pounds, Davis also had four rushing attempts and a five-yard touchdown reception. Davis was a first-team Class 6 all-state pick as a junior and earned second-team All-Metro honors. Davis first saw varsity action as a sophomore for a 13-1 state championship team, making 16 tackles and one sack. An impressive athlete, Davis ran a 4.67 40-yard dash and had a 32-inch vertical jump at the U.S. Army National Combine. Davis was ranked among the top five players in Missouri and the top 25 defensive tackles in the country by Rivals.com, 247 Sports and Scout. He was rated as the No. 201 overall prospect in the country by Scout. Davis chose Nebraska after also considering Missouri, and he had numerous offers including Oregon, TCU, Arkansas and Kansas State. Davis is also a discus standout and is expected to compete in the event for the Huskers. As a senior, Davis helped lead Blue Springs to a Class 5 Missouri State Championship title, capturing first-place finishes in shot put and discus in the process. He had a throw of 214-4 in the discus as a senior, the best prep mark in the nation in 2015. Carlos Davis is the son of Carl and Tracy Davis. He was born on Aug. 22, 1996, and is the older of the twins by five minutes.

Offensive lineman Michael Decker joins the Nebraska program after a highly successful prep career at Omaha North High School. Decker’s play helped the North Vikings to three consecutive Class A state championship game appearances, including state titles in 2013 and 2014. Decker was a powerful blocker for Coach Larry Martin’s offense, paving the way for record-setting running back Calvin Strong. In helping North to a 13-0 record in 2014, Decker had 22 pancake blocks as the Vikings averaged nearly 310 rushing yards per game and Strong ran for 2,358 yards. Decker also saw limited action on the defensive line as a senior. Decker was a first-team All-Nebraska pick by the Omaha World-Herald and a Super State pick by the Lincoln Journal Star. Decker also paved the way for a powerful running attack in 2013, as North finished 12-1 and captured the state title. Decker had 20 pancake blocks, as the Vikings ran for better than 311 rushing yards per game, and Strong established a state record with more than 3,000 rushing yards. Decker also contributed on defense in 2013, recording 26 tackles, including five tackles for loss, a sack and also caused a fumble and recovered another. Decker also earned All-Nebraska and Super State honors as a junior. Decker earned honorable-mention all-state honors as a sophomore in 2012. His play helped North to a 10-3 record and a trip to the Class A finals. Decker was strong in the classroom as well, carrying better than a 3.8 grade-point average. Decker committed to Nebraska in April of 2014, and his only other visit was to Kansas State. He was ranked as the top player in Nebraska by Scout, while he ranked No. 2 in Nebraska by Rivals.com and 247Sports. Decker was ranked among the top 50 offensive guards in the country by several outlets, while Scout listed him as the nation’s No. 7 center prospect. A multi-talented athlete, Decker also competed in track and field and wrestling at Omaha North. Decker was born on Sept. 25, 1996, and he is the son of Chris and Jennifer Decker.

KHALIL DAVIS

TYRIN FERGUSON

#94

#43

FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE LINE

FRESHMAN LINEBACKER

6-2 · 265 LBS. BLUE SPRINGS, MO. · BLUE SPRINGS HS

6-2 · 200 LBS. NEW ORLEANS, LA. · EDNA KARR HS

Khalil Davis joins his twin brother, Carlos, in the Huskers’ 2015 freshman class, giving Nebraska a pair of dominant defensive linemen. The Davis twins come to Lincoln from Blue Springs High School, one of the top prep programs in Missouri. The Davis brothers are the first set of twins to sign with Nebraska since Courtney and Steven Osborne in 2008. Khalil Davis battled through injuries during his senior season, but tallied 60 tackles, including 26 for loss, and had 9.5 sacks. Davis also doubled as an offensive lineman in the second half of the season, helping Coach Kelly Donohoe’s team to an 8-4 record and a trip to the second round of the Class 6 state playoffs. For his play in 2014, Davis was a first-team Class 6 all-state selection by the Missouri High School Coaches Association and earned All-Metro honors from the Kansas City Star. As a junior, Davis played a key role in helping Blue Springs to a perfect 14-0 record and a Class 6 state title. Davis had 62 tackles, including 26 tackles for loss, and added four sacks. He also forced a fumble, recovered two others and had a pass breakup. Davis’ play in 2014 netted him Class 6 all-state honors, as well as an All-Metro selection. Davis saw action for a 13-1 state championship Blue Springs team as a sophomore in 2012, making four solo tackles for the Wildcats. Davis ran an impressive 4.63 40-yard dash and had a 33-inch vertical jump at the U.S. Army National Combine. He chose Nebraska over Missouri and had numerous other offers, including TCU, Oregon, Arkansas and Kansas State to name a few. Davis was ranked as the No. 3 player in Missouri by Rivals.com, while 247Sports ranked him as the No. 6 prospect in the state. Davis was listed among the nation’s top 25 defensive tackles by both Rivals and 247Sports. Also a track and field star, Davis helped lead Blue Springs to a 2015 Class 5 Missouri State Championship title. He garnered second-place finishes in shot put and discus at the state championship finals, losing only to his brother. Khalil Davis is the son of Carl and Tracy Davis. He was born on Aug. 22, 1996, and is the younger of the twins by five minutes.

Tryin Ferguson comes to the Nebraska program from the talent-rich state of Louisiana. Ferguson was a defensive standout for Edna Karr High School in New Orleans. As a senior, Ferguson primarily lined up at defensive end for Coach Nathaniel Jones’ team. He recorded 104 tackles, including 23.5 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks. He was also credited with 29 quarterback hurries and had three interceptions, returning one for a touchdown. Ferguson also forced two fumbles, recovered one, blocked one kick and recorded a safety. Ferguson’s play helped Edna Karr to an 8-6 record and a trip to the quarterfinals of the Class 4A state playoffs. Ferguson was named the Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association and was also the District 9-4A Defensive MVP. Ferguson is relatively new to football, playing for Edna Karr for just two seasons. His junior season was cut short by an injury that caused him to miss the season’s first seven games. He made the most of his limited time as a junior, racking up six sacks. His play late in the season helped Edna Karr High to a 13-2 record and a trip to the state championship game. Ferguson was also a member of Edna Karr’s basketball team, which finished with a 2210 record in 2014-15. Ferguson was ranked among the top 40 players in Louisiana by Rivals.com, while Scout listed him as the No. 3 outside linebacker prospect in Louisiana. Ferguson originally committed to Oregon State before switching to Nebraska following the hiring of Mike Riley and his staff. Ferguson also had offers from California and Washington State. Ferguson was born on Feb. 23, 1996, and he is the son of Sharmeika and Lance Daniels.


143

CHRISTIAN GAYLORD

#56

DaiSHON NEAL

FRESHMAN OFFENSIVE LINE

FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE END

6-6 · 275 LBS. BALDWIN, KAN. · BALDWIN HS

6-7 · 250 LBS. OMAHA, NEB. · CENTRAL HS

#9

Kansas prep standout Christian Gaylord is part of an impressive group of offensive line talent in Nebraska’s 2015 freshman class. The 6-6, 275-pound Gaylord was regarded as one of the nation’s top offensive tackle prospects following his prep career at Baldwin High School. Gaylord was a standout on both sides of the line for Coach Mike Berg. Gaylord helped Baldwin High to a 6-4 record and a trip to the first round of the 2014 Class 4A state playoffs. Gaylord helped pave the way for Baldwin to rush for nearly 2,900 yards, averaging nearly six yards per carry. On defense, he made 47 tackles and had two sacks. Gaylord was a first-team Class 4A all-state pick by VarsityKansas.com, was named to the Lawrence Journal-World’s All-Area team and was an All-Simone Team selection. Gaylord also earned All-Frontier League honors on both sides of the ball. Gaylord’s play as a junior helped Baldwin to an 11-1 record and a trip to the state quarterfinals. Gaylord earned Class 4A all-state honors as an offensive lineman for his play ,and he was also a member of the prestigious All-Simone team. Baldwin High posted a 7-4 record and lost in the second round of the state playoffs in 2012, as Gaylord earned all-conference honors during his sophomore season. Gaylord also started for the Baldwin High varsity as a freshman. Gaylord was ranked as the top prospect in Kansas by 247Sports and the No. 2 player in the state by Rivals.com. He was regarded as one of the top 50 offensive tackles in the country by all major recruiting services. Gaylord played in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Texas in December. Gaylord was also a standout for the Baldwin High basketball team, averaging 19.0 points and 7.3 rebounds as a senior. Gaylord committed to Nebraska prior to 2014 National Signing Day and only visited Nebraska. He had numerous offers including Kansas State, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Texas. Gaylord was born on Dec. 19, 1996, and is the son of Scott and Holly Gaylord.

DaiShon Neal is one of two in-state prospects in Nebraska’s 2015 signing class, coming to the Huskers from Omaha Central High School. Neal is the Huskers’ first scholarship signee from Central High since offensive lineman D.J. Jones in 2006. The 6-7, 250-pound Neal is relatively new to football but has shown his ability to dominate in the past two seasons for Coach Jay Ball. As a senior, Neal recorded 51 tackles, including 39 solo stops for the Eagles’ defense. He also had 11.5 tackles for loss, five sacks and six quarterback hurries. He caused one fumble, recovered another and blocked one kick. Neal showed his versatility and athleticism against Class A state champion Omaha North when he lined up at tight end and caught two touchdown passes. His play helped the Eagles to a 7-4 record and a trip to the second round of the Class A state playoffs. Neal was a first-team All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha World-Herald and a Super State selection by the Lincoln Journal Star. He also earned All-Metro honors from the World-Herald. Neal saw his first varsity action in 2013 as a junior and quickly showed his raw talent and athleticism. His play helped the Eagles to a berth in the state playoffs. Neal was also a member of the Central basketball team that reached the state semifinals in 2014. Neal was ranked as the top prospect in Nebraska by both Rivals.com and 247Sports, and both services listed him among the top 40 defensive ends in the nation. Neal chose Nebraska over Michigan and also visited Oklahoma, with offers from Oregon and Iowa among others. Neal was born on Oct. 15, 1997, and is the son of Abraham Hoskins Jr. and Denise Hoskins and DaLana Neal Guess and Lance Guess.

STANLEY MORGAN JR.

JORDAN OBER

#8

#40

FRESHMAN WIDE RECEIVER

FRESHMAN LONG SNAPPER

6-0 · 185 LBS. NEW ORLEANS, LA. · ST. AUGUSTINE HS

6-1 · 200 LBS. LAS VEGAS, NEB. · BISHOP GORMAN HS

Stanley Morgan Jr. is one of two Nebraska signees from Louisiana and gives the Huskers an outstanding perimeter threat in the passing game. The 6-0, 185-pound Morgan was a three-year standout for St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, annually one of the state’s top prep programs. Morgan finished his senior season with 46 catches for 891 yards and eight touchdowns despite missing two games with a shoulder injury. His play helped Coach Cyril Crutchfield’s team to a berth in the Class 5A state playoffs. Morgan was chosen as a first-team Class 5A all-state performer for his play as a senior. Morgan produced big numbers as a junior, helping St. Augustine to a 9-2 record and a trip to the semifinals of the state playoffs. Morgan had 66 receptions for 1,077 yards and 13 touchdowns. For his efforts, he was named a second-team Class 5A all-state pick by the Louisiana Sportswriters Association. Morgan first showed his play-making ability as a sophomore in 2012. He caught 61 passes for 806 yards and 13 touchdowns, helping St. Augustine to a state semifinal appearance and a 9-4 overall record. Morgan was ranked among the top 30 receivers in the nation by both Rivals.com and ESPN. Rivals also ranked him as the No. 11 overall prospect in Louisiana, and the 247 composite rankings listed him as the No. 21 recruit in the state. Morgan only visited Nebraska, but had numerous offers including Clemson, Georgia, Florida, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Ole Miss, Ohio State, Tennessee, Utah and UCLA. Morgan also played basketball and was a member of the National Honor Society. Morgan was born on Sept. 7, 1996, and he is the son of Monique Jason.

Jordan Ober joined the Nebraska scholarship freshman class in the final week before National Signing Day. Ober comes to Nebraska regarded as one of the nation’s top long snappers, adding an important piece to the Huskers’ special teams. The 6-1, 200-pound Ober was a part of one of the nation’s top prep programs at Las Vegas’ Bishop Gorman High School. The school captured Division I state titles in 2013 and 2014 under Tony Sanchez, who is now the head coach at UNLV. As a senior, Ober helped Bishop Gorman to a perfect 15-0 record and a top-five national prep ranking. Ober’s snapping helped Gorman kickers make 102-of-109 extra points and 4-of-7 field goals. Bishop Gorman also averaged nearly 40 yards per punt. Ober also caught one pass and had two tackles. During Ober’s junior season, Bishop Gorman posted a 13-2 record en route to a state title. Gorman’s kickers made 85-of-90 PATs in 2013, and Ober added three tackles. Ober was ranked among the nation’s top long snapping prospects according to Chris Rubio of RubioLongSnapping.com. Ober also drew interest from Arizona State, Boise State and San Jose State before choosing Nebraska. He was born on Dec. 30, 1996, and is the son of David Ober and Christi Dow.


144

DEVINE OZIGBO

#22

MATT SNYDER

#85

FRESHMAN RUNNING BACK

FRESHMAN TIGHT END

5-11 · 225 LBS. SACHSE, TEXAS · SACHSE HS

6-5 · 245 LBS. SAN RAMON, CALIF. · CALIFORNIA HS

Devine Ozigbo is a versatile running back who joins the Nebraska program following a highly successful prep career at Sachse High School in Texas. The 5-11, 225-pound Ozigbo has shown the ability to dominate a game both as a runner and as a receiver out of the backfield. Ozigbo played in a prolific offense for Coach Mark Behrens, as the team averaged better than 500 total yards per game, including 321 passing yards per game in 2014. Despite being in a pass-first offense, Ozigbo rushed for 795 yards on 149 carries, while recording four 100-yard rushing games and 15 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 22 passes for 415 yards and four touchdowns. Ozigbo’s play helped Sachse to a 6-4 record in 2014. Ozigbo earned first-team All-District 11 honors in the 5A ranks for his outstanding play as a senior. Ozigbo’s play in 2013 helped Sachse to be one of Texas’ top teams in the 5A ranks. Sachse finished the year with an 11-1 record before losing in the second round of the 5A Division 1 state playoffs. Ozigbo rushed for 947 yards and 13 touchdowns on 148 carries, while catching 23 passing for 311 yards and two scores. His play netted Ozigbo a spot on the 2013 all-district team. Ozigbo first made a strong impact as a sophomore in 2012. He rushed 150 times for 802 yards and 12 touchdowns and caught 20 passes, with three touchdown receptions. His play helped his team to an 8-3 record and a trip to the 5A state playoffs. Ozigbo was ranked among the nation’s top 60 running backs by Rivals.com, 247 Sports and ESPN. Rivals and 247 also listed him among the top 100 overall players in Texas. Ozigbo originally committed to Iowa State, before choosing the Huskers. He had dozens of offers including Illinois, Iowa, Kansas State, Miami, Minnesota, Utah and Wisconsin to name a few. Ozigbo also participated in track at Sachse, helping the school earn a top-five district finish last season. Ozigbo was born on Oct. 2, 1996, and he is the son of Dave and Yaiye Ozigbo.

Matt Snyder gives Nebraska a versatile tight end in the 2015 freshman class, joining the Husker program from California. The 6-5, 245-pound Snyder was a standout performer for California High School in San Ramon, helping the team to three consecutive playoff appearances. As a senior, Snyder caught 17 passes for 408 yards, an average of 24 yards per reception. He also had four touchdowns receptions for Coach Eric Billeci’s team. Snyder was also a strong contributor on defense, racking up 57 tackles while adding an interception and seven quarterback hurries. Snyder’s play helped his team to a 9-4 record before losing in the semifinals of the CIF Division I state playoffs. Snyder had 17 receptions in his junior season, good for 259 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He was also a defensive stalwart for the Grizzlies, making 42 tackles, with 1.5 sacks, two breakups and a fumble recovery. Snyder’s play helped California High to an 11-3 record, before losing in the CIF North Coast Division I playoffs. Snyder provided depth on both sides of the ball as a sophomore in 2012, when his team posted a 10-3 record and advanced to the Division I state championship game. Snyder was ranked among the nation’s top 20 tight ends by 247Sports and ESPN, and 247 ranked him among the top 70 overall players in California. Snyder chose Nebraska after also visiting Oregon State, Michigan and California. Snyder was born on Oct. 28, 1995, and is the son of Dave and Susan Snyder.

ANTONIO REED

ADRIENNE TALAN

#16

FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE BACK

FRESHMAN LINEBACKER

6-2 · 200 LBS. MEMPHIS, TENN. · SOUTHAVEN HS (MISS.)

6-1 · 200 LBS. DAVIE, FLA. · FLANAGAN HS

Antonio Reed was part of a late flurry of additions to the Huskers’ 2015 freshman class, committing to Nebraska on the final weekend before National Signing Day. Reed is a versatile defender who could play a variety of positions for the Huskers. The 6-2, 200-pound Reed was a standout at Southaven High School in the Memphis area. His play as a senior helped Coach Ed Rich’s team to an 11-3 record and a trip to the semifinals of the Class 6A state playoffs. Reed lined up in a variety of positions, but was primarily a defensive back. He made 19 tackles, including a tackle for loss and added an interception. He also had a touchdown reception as a receiver for the Chargers. Reed was also a standout defender for Southaven in 2013, helping his team to a 6-6 record. Reed was listed among the top 40 players in Mississippi by 247 Sports and was ranked as one of the nation’s top 100 safety prospects. Reed also visited Memphis and drew strong recruiting interest from Southern Miss before picking Nebraska. Reed was born on Aug. 9, 1997, and is the son of Brandi Ewing.

#13

Adrienne Talan is part of an impressive group of defensive standouts in the Huskers’ 2015 freshman class. The 6-1, 200-pound Talan was a key playmaker for Flanagan High School in Florida over the past two seasons. Talan helped Coach Devin Bush’s team to a 12-1 record in 2014, culminated by a trip to the Class 8A state semifinals. Talan was a key part of the success and earned first-team Florida Class 8A all-state honors from the Associated Press. Talan was also a key playmaker for the Flanagan High defense in 2013. He recorded 96 tackles, including four sacks, and also had three fumbles caused, two fumble recoveries, a blocked punt and a blocked field goal. His efforts helped Flanagan High School to a 9-2 record and a Class 8A playoff appearance. Talan was regarded as the nation’s No. 79 athlete prospect by 247Sports composite rankings, and he was listed among the top 150 players in Florida. Talan also visited Oregon State, Pittsburgh, TCU and Temple, before picking Nebraska. He also had offers from Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa and Purdue. Talan was born on Nov. 18, 1995, and he is the son of Guillenne Smith and Tremaine Smith.


145

FYN ANDERSON

#75

BRETT CLASSEN

FRESHMAN DEFENSIVE LINE

SOPHOMORE WIDE RECEIVER

6-3 · 260 LBS. LINCOLN, NEB. · SOUTHEAST HS

6-2 · 205 LBS.

#43

MEDINA, MINN. · WAYZATA HS/WINONA ST.

Fyn Anderson joins the Nebraska 2015 walk-on class after starting for three seasons at Lincoln Southeast High School. The 6-3, 260-pound Anderson was a standout performer for Coach Ryan Gottula’s teams, helping the Knights to state playoff appearances in 2012 and 2013. In addition to his play on the offensive line, Anderson had 31 tackles and two sacks as a senior. He earned honorable-mention Class A all-state honors from the Omaha WorldHerald and Lincoln Journal Star. Anderson also earned honorable-mention all-state honors as a junior when the Knights reached the state playoffs in part behind Anderson’s dominant blocking. Anderson also started in 2012, when Southeast posted a 9-2 record and reached the state quarterfinals. Anderson also had offers from Cornell, Holy Cross, Drake and San Diego. Anderson was born on Sept. 26, 1996, and is the son of Rennae and Russell Anderson.

Brett Classen transferred to Nebraska after two seasons at Winona State. Classen redshirted the 2013 season before playing in six games during the 2014 season. The 6-2 Classen hauled in one pass for the Warriors, a 17-yard completion against Sioux Falls on Oct. 25. Classen is a product of Wayzata High School, where he averaged 11.9 yards per punt return during his career. Classen was born on Feb. 16, 1995, and is the son of Mark and Deb Classen.

JARED BRUGMANN

BRODY CLEVELAND

#51

FRESHMAN LINEBACKER

FRESHMAN LINEBACKER

6-2 · 225 LBS. GRENTA, NEB. · GRETNA HS

6-2 · 210 LBS. OGALLALA, NEB. · OGALLALA HS

Jared Brugmann was a standout performer for Gretna High School over the past three seasons, helping the Dragons rank among the state’s top Class B programs each year. Brugmann saw action on both sides of the ball in 2014, racking up 89 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss from his linebacker position. He added four fumble recoveries, a blocked field goal and a blocked punt. He also rushed 22 times for 111 yards and three touchdowns. Brugmann’s play helped Coach Chad Jepsen’s team to a 9-2 record and a trip to the second round of the state playoffs in 2014. Brugmann earned honorable-mention all-state accolades from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star and was named to the World-Herald’s All-Area team. Brugmann had 23 tackles and a tackle for loss as a junior, helping Gretna to an 11-1 record and a trip to the Class B state semifinals. Brugmann was born on Feb. 1, 1997, and he is the son of Scott and Jenny Brugmann.

#59

Brody Cleveland was a versatile two-way performer at Ogallala High School, helping his team to the state playoffs each of the past two seasons. The 6-2, 210-pound Cleveland had 74 carries for 338 yards and five touchdowns as a running back in 2014, while catching 12 passes for 157 yards. On defense, Cleveland made 108 tackles, including 74 solo stops, for Coach Jeff McBride’s team. Cleveland also had a fumble recovery and a blocked punt in 2014. Cleveland’s performance helped Ogallala to the Class C-1 state playoffs in 2014. Cleveland was an honorable-mention all-state pick by the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha WorldHerald. He was also an honorable-mention choice in his junior season. Cleveland was born on March 15, 1996, and is the son of Paul and Deb Cleveland.


146

AUSTIN HEMPHILL

#49

NOAH LAZARO

FRESHMAN FULLBACK

FRESHMAN LINEBACKER

6-0 · 220 LBS. GRETNA, NEB. · GRETNA HS

6-2 · 215 LBS. LINCOLN, NEB. · SOUTHWEST HS

#37

Austin Hemphill is one of two Gretna High School products who joins the Nebraska program as a 2015 walk-on, joining fellow Dragon Jared Brugmann. The 6-0, 220-pound Hemphill excelled on both sides of the ball for Coach Chad Jepsen, helping Gretna to a trip to the second round of the Class B state playoffs in 2014. Hemphill carried the ball 95 times for 451 yards and four touchdowns in 2014 and had one 100-yard rushing game. On defense, he made 14 tackles and had an interception. A powerful athlete, Hemphill ran a 4.65 40-yard dash and was also a state champion powerlifter in the 220-pound division. Hemphill was born on July 29, 1996, and he is the son of Dan and Susie Hemphill.

Noah Lazaro joins the 2015 Husker walk-on class after starting the past two seasons at Lincoln Southwest High School. The 6-2, 215-pound Lazaro was a standout for Coach Mark King’s teams, helping the Silver Hawks to state playoff appearances in 2013 and 2014. During his senior season, Lazaro rushed for 221 yards in the season opener and notched 19 tackles on the season. As a junior, Lazaro rushed for 673 yards and scored six touchdowns while also racking up 136 tackles and two sacks on defense. Being a standout on both sides of the ball earned Lazaro all-state defensive team honors as a senior and honorable-mention Class A all-state honors from the Lincoln Journal Star each of his last two seasons. Lazaro also participated in track and field for Lincoln Southwest. Lazaro had scholarship offers from Army and Ohio. Lazaro was born on June 29, 1996, and is the son of Ed and Karen Lazaro.

NOAH JOHNSON

WYATT MAZOUR

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#37

FRESHMAN RUNNING BACK

FRESHMAN RUNNING BACK

6-0 · 195 LBS. SUTTON, NEB. · SUTTON HS

5-9 · 190 LBS. ALBION, NEB. · BOONE CENTRAL HS

Noah Johnson joins the Nebraska program as a walk-on after leading the state in rushing yards his senior season at Sutton High School. The 6-0, 195-pound Johnson rushed for 2,892 yards as a senior in 2014, helping Coach Steve Ramer’s team to a 9-1 record and a Class C-2 playoff berth. Johnson averaged nearly 10 yards per carry and rushed for 40 touchdowns, while topping 100 yards in all 10 games. Johnson was named to the Class C-2 all-state team by the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star following his prolific 2014 rushing effort. Johnson was an honorable-mention all-state selection during his junior season. Johnson also played basketball and competed in track and field at Sutton High. Johnson was born on Dec. 7, 1995, and he is the son Nick and Julie Johnson.

Wyatt Mazour was one of the state’s most dynamic playmakers over his final two seasons at Boone Central High School. Mazour led Coach Arnold Johnson’s team to a perfect 13-0 record and Class C-1 state title in 2014. Mazour threw for 1,863 yards and 25 touchdowns, while completing better than 56 percent of his passes. On the ground, Mazour rushed for 1,632 yards and 26 touchdowns, with eight 100-yard rushing games. Mazour added nine tackles and two interceptions on defense and had more than 600 return yards, including 485 yards on kickoff returns. Mazour was the first-team Super State quarterback by the Lincoln Journal Star and firstteam All-Nebraska by the Omaha World-Herald for his play as a senior. Both the Journal Star and World-Herald named him the honorary captain of the Class C-1 all-state team in 2014. Mazour was also the C-1 all-state quarterback as a junior, leading his team to an 11-1 record and a trip to the state semifinals. Mazour threw for 1,608 yards and 11 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,228 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2013. He also added 19 tackles and three interceptions and had more than 500 return yards. Mazour also played baseball and basketball for Boone Central. Mazour was born on June 22, 1996, and is the son of John and Kay Mazour.

REID KAREL

JAMIE SUTCLIFFE

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FRESHMAN ATHLETE 6-3 · 190 LBS. SEWARD, NEB. · SEWARD HS Reid Karel joins Nebraska’s walk-on class after excelling at quarterback for Seward High School. The 6-3, 190-pound Karel threw for nearly 2,000 yards with 14 touchdown passes during his senior season. He also rushed for 270 yards and six touchdowns. Karel led Coach Jamie Opfer’s team to an 8-3 record before the Bluejays lost in the Class B state quarterfinals. Karel was an honorable-mention all-state pick by both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. Karel was also a member of the Bluejays’ basketball and baseball teams over his final three seasons. As a senior in baseball, Karel produced a .484 on-base percentage and scored 16 runs. Karel was born on July 7, 1997, and he is the son of Michael and Lisa Karel.

#26

JUNIOR PLACE KICKER 6-2 · 190 LBS.

THOUSAND OAKS, CALIF. · THOUSAND OAKS HS/ UTAH/PIERCE COLLEGE Thousand Oaks, Calif., native Jamie Sutcliffe transferred to Nebraska after spending two years at Utah and on season at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif. During the 2014 season at Pierce College, Sutcliffe handled both punts and kickoffs. In 10 games he was 5-for-9 on field goals, while converting 34-of-39 extra-point tries. Sutcliffe punted 65 times for 2,194 yards, an average of 33.8 yards per punt. He pinned opponents inside their 20-yard line 11 times. Over 51 kickoffs, he produced 20 touchbacks. After the 2014 season he was selected to play in the Junior College All-American Game. Sutcliffe redshirted his first season at Utah in 2012 before playing in three games as a redshirt freshman in 2013. He kicked off nine times for 547 yards, an average of 60.8 yards per kick, while notching four touchbacks. At Thousand Oaks High School, Sutcliffe earned all-league honors and was a team captain. He also played in CIF Northern and Ventura County All-Star games. Sutcliffe had offers from Indiana State, Alabama State and Arkansas State. Sutcliffe is the son of Jess and Shari Sutcliffe, and was born on Oct. 5, 1993.


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CHASE URBACH

#92

CONOR YOUNG

FRESHMAN LONG SNAPPER

FRESHMAN WIDE RECEIVER

6-3 · 200 LBS.

6-1 · 170 LBS. COZAD, NEB. · COZAD HS

GROSSE POINTE, MICH. · GROSSE POINTE SOUTH HS Chase Urbach walked-on at Nebraska after playing his junior and senior seasons for Tim Brandon at Grosse Pointe South High School in Grosse Pointe, Mich. Urbach earned allconference honors in 2013 and 2014 as a long snapper and was named Special Teams Player of the Year as a senior for the Blue Devils. Urbach was a nationally ranked snapper for the class of 2015 and earned a 4.5-star rating from Chris Rubio of RubioLongSnapping.com. Before committing to the Huskers, Urbach also considered offers from Indiana State and Hawaii. Urbach is the son of Scott and Beth Urbach and was born on Jan. 23, 1997.

JACOB WEINMASTER

#57

FRESHMAN LINEBACKER 6-0 · 200 LBS. LOVELAND, COLO. · LOVELAND HS Jacob Weinmaster is one of four out-state walk-ons in Nebraska’s 2015 class. The 6-0, 200-pound Weinmaster excelled on both sides of the ball the past three seasons at Loveland (Colo.) High School. Weinmaster rushed for 806 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior, while catching 13 passes for 308 yards and three touchdowns. On defense, he made 172 tackles, including three tackles for loss, while adding four interceptions for Coach Wayne McGinn’s team. In 2013, Weinmaster totaled 125 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss. He rushed for 516 yards and 11 touchdowns, while catching 13 passes for 129 yards. He also threw for 200 yards and three touchdowns on just seven completions. Weinmaster first made an impact for Loveland High as a sophomore, recording 108 tackles, including 71 solo stops. He added four tackles for loss and four blocked kicks. On offense, Weinmaster ran for 732 yards and six touchdowns. Weinmaster also played baseball and basketball for Loveland. As a junior on the baseball field, Weinmaster held a .478 on-base percentage while recording 27 hits for the Indians. Weinmaster was born on Sept. 18, 1996, and is the son of Eric and Sherri Weinmaster.

#31

Conor Young was an outstanding performer on both sides of the ball throughout his career at Cozad High School, helping his team rank among the top schools in the Class C-1 ranks. As a senior, Young threw for 1,311 yard s and 17 touchdowns for Coach Brian Cargill’s team. Young ran for 982 yards and 12 touchdowns, compiling four 100-yard rushing games. Young also intercepted six passes, while adding 11 pass breakups. He averaged nearly 30 yards on kickoff returns and better than 20 yards on punt returns. Young’s efforts helped Cozad to a 10-2 record in 2014 and a trip to the Class C-1 state semifinals. He was a first-team Class C-1 all-state pick as a defensive back by both the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star. Young was an honorable-mention all-state pick as a junior, helping Cozad to a 13-0 record and a Class C-1 state title. Young had 19 receptions for 509 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior. Defensively, he had 64 tackles, four tackles for loss and six interceptions to lead the defense. In addition to football, Young shined in baseball, basketball and track throughout high school. He helped lead Cozad to a Class B State Championship track title in 2014 and was part of the championship 4x100m relay squad in the process. Young was born on Oct. 26, 1996, and he is the son of Marcus and Melinda Young. His older brother, Dreu, lettered as a tight end at Nebraska.


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2014 Husker Honors National Awards

Ameer Abdullah, Senior, IB » Senior CLASS Award Winner (1 of 10) » Doak Walker Award Finalist (1 of 3) » Maxwell Award Semifinalist (1 of 10) » Wuerffel Trophy Finalist (1 of 12) » Hornung Award Finalist (1 of 5) » Pop Warner National College Football Award Finalist » Walter Camp Award Watch List » Big Ten Preseason Player to Watch » AFCA Good Works Team Watch List Kenny Bell, Senior, WR » Biletnikoff Award Watch List » Hornung Award Watch List Corey Cooper, Senior, S » Lott Trophy Watch List Randy Gregory, Junior, DE » Chuck Bednarik Award Semifinalist (1 of 20) » Ted Hendricks Award Mid-Season Watch List (1 of 32) » Lott Trophy Quarterfinalist (1 of 20) » Walter Camp Award Watch List » Nagurski Trophy Watch List » Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List Mark Pelini, Senior, C » Campbell Trophy Semifinalist (1 of 169) » Rimington Trophy Watch List

all-america honors

Second Team » Ameer Abdullah (SI, Walter Camp, Scout, CBS, Athlon, AP) » Randy Gregory, DE (FWAA) » De’Mornay Pierson-El, PR (USA Today, SI, FWAA, Sporting News) Third Team » Randy Gregory, DE (AP) » De’Mornay Pierson-El, PR (Athlon) Freshman All-American » De’Mornay Pierson-El, PR (FWAA)

national weekly honors

Athlon National Offensive Player of the Week » Ameer Abdullah, IB (vs. Rutgers) College Football Performance Award RB of the Week » Ameer Abdullah, IB (vs. Illinois) CFPA All-Purpose Player of the Week » Ameer Abdullah, IB (vs. Rutgers) CFPA Punter of the Week » Sam Foltz, P (vs. McNeese State) Lott Trophy IMPACT Player of the Week » Randy Gregory, DE (vs. Miami) Maxwell Award Player of the Week » Ameer Abdullah, IB (vs. Rutgers) Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll » Ameer Abdullah, IB (vs. McNeese State) » Ameer Abdullah, IB (vs. Miami) » Ameer Abdullah, IB (vs. Rutgers)

Big Ten player-of-the-week Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week » Ameer Abdullah, IB (vs. Florida Atlantic) » Ameer Abdullah, IB (vs. Miami) » Ameer Abdullah, IB (vs. Illinois) » Ameer Abdullah, IB (vs. Rutgers) Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week » Nate Gerry, S (at Iowa) Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week » Sam Foltz, P (vs. McNeese State) » De’Mornay Pierson-El, PR (at Fresno State) » De’Mornay Pierson-El, PR (at Iowa)

nebraska team season awards

» Team MVP: Ameer Abdullah » Offensive MVP: Ameer Abdullah » Defensive MVPs: Maliek Collins, Nate Gerry » Special Teams MVP: De’Mornay Pierson-El » Offensive Scout Team MVPs: Jerald Foster, Mikale Wilbon » Defensive Scout Team MVPs: Erik Evans, Zach Stovall » Walk-On of the Year: Josh Faulkenberry » Lifter of the Year: Jack Gangwish

nebraska senior awards

» Guy Chamberlain Trophy: Ameer Abdullah » Tom Novak Award: Trevor Roach » Cletus Fischer Native Son Award: Jake Cotton » Pat Clare Award: Trevor Roach

nebraska scholarships

» Brook Berringer Memorial Scholarship: Imani Cross » Jake Young Memorial Scholarship: Mark Pelini » George Sullivan Endowed Scholarship: Johnny Stanton

nebraska season captains » Ameer Abdullah » Kenny Bell » Corey Cooper » Jake Cotton » Josh Mitchell

Mid-Season all-america honors First Team » Ameer Abdullah, IB (CBS Sports) Second Team » Ameer Abdullah, IB (Phil Steele) Third Team » Randy Gregory, DE (Phil Steele)

big ten player-of-the-year honors Nebraska’s Big Ten Sportsmanship Award Honoree » Ameer Abdullah, IB

all-big ten honors

First Team » Ameer Abdullah, IB (ESPN) » Kenny Bell, WR (Coaches) » Randy Gregory, DE (Coaches, Media, Phil Steele) » De’Mornay Pierson-El, PR (ESPN, Phil Steele) Second Team » Ameer Abdullah, IB (Media, Coaches, Phil Steele) » Kenny Bell, WR (Phil Steele) » Maliek Collins, DT (Coaches, Phil Steele) » Nate Gerry, S (Media, Phil Steele) Third Team » Zaire Anderson, LB (Phil Steele) » Jake Cotton, OL (Phil Steele) Honorable Mention » Zaire Anderson, LB (Media, Coaches) » Kenny Bell, WR (Media) » Maliek Collins, DT (Media) » Corey Cooper, S (Media) » Jake Cotton, OL (Media, Coaches) » Sam Foltz, P (Coaches) » Nate Gerry, S (Coaches) » Alex Lewis, OL (Media, Coaches) » Josh Mitchell, CB (Media Coaches) All-Freshman Team » De’Mornay Pierson-El, PR (BTN, ESPN) Honorable-Mention All-Freshman Team » Drew Brown, K (BTN) » Joshua Kalu, DB (BTN)

2014 Captains: Jake Cotton, Kenny Bell, Ameer Abdullah, Corey Cooper and Josh Mitchell

Academic All-Big Ten (21) Name Ameer Abdullah Josh Banderas Maliek Collins Jake Cotton Sam Cotton Joey Felici Kevin Gladney Greg Hart Lane Hovey* Harrison Jordan Alex Lewis Josh Mitchell Mike Moudy Mark Pelini Givens Price Ryne Reeves Brandon Reilly Trevor Roach David Sutton Chris Weber Jordan Westerkamp

Yr.^ Major Sr. History So. Broadcasting So. Undeclared Sr. History Jr. Business Administration Sr. Management/Business Administration So. Child, Youth and Family Services So. Finance/Marketing Sr. Business Administration So. Business Administration Sr. Sociology Sr. Communication Studies Sr. English Sr. Mathematics/History Sr. Accounting/Management Sr. Economics/Management Jr. Marketing Sr. Finance/Management Sr. Management/Marketing Jr. Undeclared Jr. Business Administration

^year represents academic standing; *4.0 GPA

Hometown Homewood, Ala. Lincoln, Neb. Kansas City, Mo. Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. Omaha, Neb. Akron, Ohio Dayton, Ohio Adel, Iowa Omaha, Neb. Tempe, Ariz. Corona, Calif. Castle Rock, Colo. Youngstown, Ohio Houston, Texas Crete, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. Elkhorn, Neb. Lincoln, Neb. Omaha, Neb. Lombard, Ill.


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2014 NEBRASKA SCHEDULE AND RESULTS Date Aug. 30 Sept. 6 Sept. 13 Sept. 20 Sept. 27 Oct. 4 Oct. 18 Oct. 25 Nov. 1 Nov. 15 Nov. 22 Nov. 28 Dec. 27

Opponent Florida Atlantic McNeese State at Fresno State Miami Illinois* at No. 10 Michigan State* at Northwestern* Rutgers Purdue* at No. 22 Wisconsin* Minnesota* at Iowa* vs. No. 24 USC

Result W W W W W L W W W L L W L

*Big Ten conference game; ^National University Holiday Bowl

SCORE BY QUARTERS Nebraska Opponents

Score 55-7 31-24 55-19 41-31 45-14 22-27 38-17 42-24 35-14 24-59 24-28 37-34 (OT) 42-45

Record 1-0 2-0 3-0 4-0 5-0 5-1 6-1 7-1 8-1 8-2 8-3 9-3 9-4

Conference 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 4-2 4-3 5-3 5-3

Time 3:20 3:23 3:41 3:24 3:24 3:54 3:34 3:13 3:28 3:34 3:20 3:44 3:55

Attendance 91,441 91,082 41,031 91,585 91,225 75,923 47,330 91,088 91,107 80,539 91,186 66,897 55,789

Avg 6.1 4.9 5.1 4.4 5.7 6.7 14.0 2.0 3.5 -3.2 5.3 4.7

TD Long Avg/G 19 57 123.9 6 42 54.2 5 62 32.0 5 43 22.8 0 18 6.2 0 15 6.7 0 14 1.1 0 6 0.8 0 4 0.6 0 0 -2.0 35 62 240.2 25 68 177.8

1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total 104 141 113 127 6 491 71 96 111 63 3 343

Team Statistics TEAM STATISTICS NU OPP 491 343 SCORING Points Per Game 37.8 26.4 FIRST DOWNS 290 246 Rushing 149 113 Passing 115 118 Penalty 26 15 RUSHING YARDAGE 3,123 2,312 Yards gained rushing 3,114 2,452 Yards lost rushing 237 321 Rushing Attempts 587 488 Average Per Rush 5.3 4.7 Average Per Game 240.2 177.8 TDs Rushing 35 25 PASSING YARDAGE 2,757 2,676 Comp-Att-Int 190-359-12 214-441-13 Average Per Pass 7.7 6.1 Average Per Catch 14.5 12.5 Average Per Game 212.1 205.8 TDs Passing 24 15 TOTAL OFFENSE 5,880 4,988 Total Plays 946 929 Average Per Play 6.2 5.4 Average Per Game 452.3 383.7 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 43-894 59-1,248 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 39-620 16-143 13-124 12-181 INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE 20.8 21.2 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 15.9 8.9 INT RETURN AVERAGE 9.5 15.1 FUMBLES-LOST 27-13 20-10 75-655 78-680 PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game 50.4 52.3 PUNTS-Yards 64-2,628 90-3,488 Average Per Punt 41.1 38.8 Net punt average 37.3 36.2 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 30:16 29:44 3RD-DOWN Conversions 76/184 58/193 3rd-Down Pct 41% 30% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 6/13 10/20 4th-Down Pct 46% 50% SACKS BY-Yards 29-240 22-129 MISC YARDS 89 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 64 44 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 15-22 11-16 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-1 0-2 RED-ZONE SCORES (53-60) 88% (36-44) 82% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (42-60) 70% (27-44) 61% PAT-ATTEMPTS (60-60) 100% (44-44) 100% ATTENDANCE 638,744 311,720 Games/Avg Per Game 7/91,249 5,62344 Neutral Site Games 1/55,789

Individual Offensive Statistics RUSHING G/GS Abdullah, Ameer 13-13 Armstrong Jr., Tommy 13-13 Cross, Imani 12-0 Newby, Terrell 13-0 Nelson, Jordan 12-0 7-0 Fyfe, Ryker Foltz, Sam 13-0 Pierson-El, D. 13-6 Nabity, Graham 11-0 TEAM 13-0 13 Total Opponents 13

Att 264 145 75 67 13 7 1 5 2 8 587 488

Gain Loss Net 1,657 46 1,611 842 137 705 397 13 384 302 5 297 76 2 74 52 5 47 14 0 14 13 3 10 7 0 7 0 26 -26 3,360 237 3,123 2,633 321 2,312

PASSING G/GS Effic Comp-Att-Int Pct Armstrong Jr., Tommy 13-13 133.04 184-345-12 53.3 Fyfe, Ryker 7-0 106.60 4-10-0 40.0 TEAM 13-0 0.00 0-2-0 0.0 Stanton, Johnny 2-0 150.40 1-1-0 100.0 13-6 564.40 1-1-0 100.0 Pierson-El, D. Abdullah, Ameer 13-13 0.00 0-0-0 0.0 Total 13 132.81 190-359-12 52.9 Opponents 13 104.83 214-441-13 48.5 RECEIVING G/GS No. Bell, Kenny 13-12 47 Westerkamp, J. 13-9 44 13-6 23 Pierson-El, D. Abdullah, Ameer 13-13 22 Moore, Alonzo 11-7 10 Allen, Taariq 13-0 8 Newby, Terrell 13-0 8 Carter, Cethan 9-8 6 Reilly, Brandon 7-1 6 Hovey, Lane 13-0 5 Turner, Jamal 2-2 4 Cotton, Sam 13-4 3 Janovich, Andy 13-2 1 Armstrong Jr., Tommy 13-13 1 Bailey, C. 4-0 1 Foster, Trey 8-1 1 Total 13 190 Opponents 13 214

Yds 788 747 321 269 136 73 45 98 85 69 37 41 16 16 10 6 2757 2676

PUNT RETURNS Pierson-El, D. Williams, Kieron Bell, Kenny Santos, David Total Opponents

Avg 17.5 14.5 2.5 -10.0 15.9 8.9

No. 34 2 2 1 39 16

Yds 596 29 5 -10 620 143

Avg 16.8 17.0 14.0 12.2 13.6 9.1 5.6 16.3 14.2 13.8 9.2 13.7 16.0 16.0 10.0 6.0 14.5 12.5 TD 3 0 0 0 3 1

Yds 2,695 40 0 6 16 0 2,757 2,676 TD 6 5 4 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 24 15 Long 86 0 3 0 86 28

TD 22 1 0 0 1 0 24 15

Lng Avg/G 73 207.3 12 5.7 0 0.0 6 3.0 16 1.2 0 0.0 73 212.1 71 205.8

Long Avg/G 73 60.6 70 57.5 46 24.7 58 20.7 43 12.4 34 5.6 20 3.5 34 10.9 35 12.1 29 5.3 17 18.5 23 3.2 16 1.2 16 1.2 10 2.5 6 0.8 73 212.1 71 205.8


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Individual Statistics INTERCEPTIONS Gerry, Nate Davie, Daniel Santos, David Cooper, Corey Cockrell, Byerson Gregory, Randy Kalu, Joshua Mitchell, Josh Total Opponents

No. 5 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 13 12

Yds 92 17 0 0 10 0 5 0 124 181

Avg 18.4 8.5 0.0 0.0 10.0 0.0 5.0 0.0 9.5 15.1

TD Long 0 54 0 17 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 54 2 98

KICK RETURNS Abdullah, Ameer Pierson-El, De’Mornay Bell, Kenny Moore, Alonzo Newby, Terrell Janovich, Andy Cross, Imani Hart, Greg Total Opponents

No. 14 10 8 3 3 3 1 1 43 59

Yds 392 147 191 53 53 38 10 10 894 1248

Avg 28.0 14.7 23.9 17.7 17.7 12.7 10.0 10.0 20.8 21.2

TD 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Long 76 20 35 21 20 17 10 10 76 98

No. 1 1 1 1 4 3

Yds 6 3 11 57 77 64

Avg 6.0 3.0 11.0 57.0 19.2 21.3

TD 0 1 0 1 2 0

Long 6 3 11 57 57 38

FUMBLE RETURNS Roach, Trevor Gerry, Nate Kalu, Joshua Mitchell, Josh Total Opponents

FIELD GOALS FGM-FGA Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50-59 Lg Blk Brown, Drew 14-21 66.7 1-1 4-5 7-8 2-6 0-1 44 1 Bondi, Mauro 1-1 100.0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 45 0 FG SEQUENCE Nebraska Opponents Florida Atlantic (44),(45) 45 (31) (24) McNeese State Fresno State 43,(38),(22) 30,(27) Miami (19),(39) (34) Illinois (29),54 Michigan State (40) (28),(27),36 Northwestern 39,(33) (29) Rutgers 42 50, (41) Purdue 46 Wisconsin (32) (26) Minnesota (30) 30 49,27,(20) (22),(25) Iowa (34),(24) (42) USC Numbers in (parenthesis) indicate field goal was made

PUNTING No. Yds Avg Long Foltz, Sam 63 2,659 42.2 70 1 -31 -31.0 0 TEAM Total 64 2,628 41.1 70 Opponents 90 3,488 38.8 74

TB 5 0 5 3

FC 20 0 20 16

KICKOFFS No. 47 Brown, Drew Bondi, Mauro 34 Lindsay, Spencer 9 90 Total Opponents 65

OB 1 0 0 1 2

Retn Net YdLn

Yds 2,819 2,173 526 5,518 3,696

Avg 60.0 63.9 58.4 61.3 56.9

TB 14 15 1 30 18

I20 Blkd 26 0 0 0 26 0 13 4

1,248 39.1 25 894 36.2 28

SCORING TD Abdullah, Ameer 22 Brown, Drew 0 Armstrong Jr., Tommy 7 Pierson-El, De’Mornay 7 Bell, Kenny 6 Newby, Terrell 5 Cross, Imani 5 Westerkamp, Jordan 5 Cotton, Sam 2 Carter, Cethan 1 Allen, Taariq 1 Gerry, Nate 1 Mitchell, Josh 1 Bailey, Christian 1 Bondi, Mauro 0 Fyfe, Ryker 0 Total 64 Opponents 44 TOTAL OFFENSE Armstrong Jr., Tommy Abdullah, Ameer Cross, Imani Newby, Terrell Fyfe, Ryker Nelson, Jordan Pierson-El, De’Mornay Foltz, Sam Nabity, Graham Stanton, Johnny TEAM Total Opponents

|--------------- PATs ---------------| FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0-0 14-21 59-59 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0 0-0 15-22 60-60 0-2 1 1-1 11-16 44-44 0-0 0 0-0

G Plays 13 490 13 264 12 75 13 67 7 17 12 13 13 6 13 1 11 2 2 1 13 10 13 946 13 929

ALL PURPOSE G Abdullah, Ameer 13 Pierson-El, De’Mornay 13 Bell, Kenny 13 Westerkamp, Jordan 13 Armstrong Jr., Tommy 13 Newby, Terrell 13 Cross, Imani 12 Moore, Alonzo 11 Carter, Cethan 9 Gerry, Nate 13 7 Reilly, Brandon Nelson, Jordan 12 Allen, Taariq 13 Hovey, Lane 13 Janovich, Andy 13 7 Fyfe, Ryker Cotton, Sam 13 Turner, Jamal 2 Williams, Kieron 13 Davie, Daniel 13 Foltz, Sam 13 Bailey, Christian 4 Hart, Greg 9 Cockrell, Byerson 13 Nabity, Graham 11 Foster, Trey 8 Kalu, Joshua 13 Santos, David 10 TEAM 13 13 Total Opponents 13

Rush Pass 705 2,695 1,611 0 384 0 297 0 47 40 74 0 10 16 14 0 7 0 0 6 -26 0 3,123 2,757 2,312 2,676

Rush Rec PR 1,611 269 0 10 321 596 0 788 5 0 747 0 705 16 0 297 45 0 384 0 0 0 136 0 0 98 0 0 0 0 0 85 0 74 0 0 0 73 0 0 69 0 0 16 0 47 0 0 0 41 0 0 37 0 0 0 29 0 0 0 14 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 -10 -26 0 0 3,123 2,757 620 2,312 2,676 143

DXP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Saf Pts 0 132 0 101 0 42 0 42 0 38 0 30 0 30 0 30 0 12 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 6 0 4 0 0 0 491 1 343

Total Avg/G 3,400 261.5 1,611 123.9 384 32.0 297 22.8 87 12.4 74 6.2 26 2.0 14 1.1 7 0.6 6 3.0 -26 -2.0 5,880 452.3 4,988 383.7 KOR IR 392 0 147 0 191 0 0 0 0 0 53 0 10 0 53 0 0 0 0 92 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 894 124 1,248 181

Tot 2,272 1,074 984 747 721 395 394 189 98 92 85 74 73 69 54 47 41 37 29 17 14 10 10 10 7 6 5 -10 -26 7,518 6,560

Avg/G 174.8 82.6 75.7 57.5 55.5 30.4 32.8 17.2 10.9 7.1 12.1 6.2 5.6 5.3 4.2 6.7 3.2 18.5 2.2 1.3 1.1 2.5 1.1 0.8 0.6 0.8 0.4 -1.0 -2.0 578.3 504.6


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Individual Offense Game By Game RUSHING NO-YDS/TD FAU MS FS UM ILL MSU NW RUT PUR WIS MINN IOWA USC Abdullah, Ameer RB 264-1611/19 21-232/1 17-54/1 19-110/1 35-229/2 22-208/3 24-45/2 23-146/4 19-225/3 6-1/0 18-69/0 20-98/1 13-106/0 27-88/1 Armstrong Jr., Tommy QB 145-705/6 7-62/1 11-131/1 9-65/0 13-96/0 10-66/0 11-7/0 10-55/0 6-19/1 13-70/1 20-17/1 12-45/0 11-31/0 12-41/1 Cross, Imani RB 75-384/5 3-32/1 3-1/0 3-69/1 3-13/0 22-109/1 - 5-14/0 5-28/0 20-66/2 2-7/0 6-31/0 3-14/0 DNP Newby, Terrell RB 67-297/5 16-107/2 2-9/0 7-18/0 1-8/0 9-34/1 - 4-23/0 10-30/0 9-42/1 5-11/1 - - 4-15/0 Nelson, Jordan RB 13-74/0 5-32/0 DNP 2-3/0 - 5-35/0 - - - 1-4/0 - - - Fyfe, Ryker QB 7-47/0 4-29/0 DNP 1-12/0 DNP 2-6/0 - - DNP DNP - DNP - DNP Foltz, Sam P 1-14/0 - - - - - - - - - 1-14/0 - - Pierson-El, De’Mornay WR 5-10/0 - - - 1-0/0 - - - - - - - 4-10/0 Nabity, Graham RB 2-7/0 1-4/0 DNP 1-3/0 DNP - - - - - - - - TEAM 8-26/0 - - - 1-3/0 - 2-5/0 2-4/0 1-10/0 2-4/0 - - - NO-YDS/TD FAU MS FS UM ILL MSU NW RUT PUR WIS MINN IOWA USC RECEIVING Bell, Kenny WR 47-788/6 4-116/0 1-14/0 5-84/0 4-70/1 5-105/1 3-31/0 5-89/0 6-63/0 1-5/0 2-14/1 1-73/0 3-53/2 7-71/1 Westerkamp, Jordan WR 44-747/5 7-125/1 4-61/1 2-85/1 1-14/0 2-31/0 9-158/0 2-28/0 3-40/1 3-58/0 1-6/0 5-47/0 2-13/0 3-81/1 Pierson-El, De’Mornay WR 23-321/4 2-14/1 - - - - 1--5/0 3-66/0 - 3-49/1 1-2/0 4-87/1 1-6/0 8-102/1 22-269/3 1-9/0 3-96/1 - 1-3/1 - 2-22/0 4-13/0 2-26/0 - 1-26/0 - 2-13/1 6-61/0 Abdullah, Ameer RB Moore, Alonzo WR 10-136/0 - 1-11/0 - 3-26/0 1-9/0 1-43/0 1-18/0 2-26/0 - - 1-3/0 DNP DNP Carter, Cethan TE 6-98/1 - 1-5/0 1-20/1 - - DNP DNP DNP DNP - - 2-48/0 2-25/0 Allen, Taariq WR 8-73/1 1-3/0 3-27/0 - - - 3-9/0 - - - - - 1-34/1 Hovey, Lane WR 5-69/0 - - 3-48/0 - - 1-8/0 - - - - 1-13/0 - Reilly, Brandon WR 6-85/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - - - 1-14/0 - 1-35/0 4-36/0 Cotton, Sam TE 3-41/2 1-10/0 - 1-23/1 - - - - 1-8/1 - - - - Newby, Terrell RB 8-45/0 - - 1-12/0 - 2-21/0 - 2-1/0 - 1-6/0 - - - 2-5/0 Turner, Jamal WR 4-37/0 1-9/0 3-28/0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Janovich, Andy FB 1-16/0 - - - - - 1-16/0 - - - - - - Armstrong Jr., Tommy QB 1-16/1 - - - - - - 1-16/1 - - - - - Bailey, Christian WR 1-10/1 - - 1-10/1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Foster, Trey TE 1-6/0 - DNP - - - - 1-6/0 - - DNP DNP DNP DNP PASSING Armstrong, Jr., Tommy Comp Att Int Florida Atlantic 29 15 0 McNeese State 31 16 1 Fresno State 21 12 0 Miami 13 9 1 Illinois 21 10 1 Michigan State 43 20 2 Northwestern 29 18 0 Rutgers 22 14 1 Purdue 21 8 2 Wisconsin 18 6 1 Minnesota 19 12 0 Iowa 27 12 2 USC 51 32 1 TOTAL 345 184 12

Pct Yards TD Long Sack 51.7 271 2 63 0 51.6 242 2 58 1 57.1 260 3 70 0 69.2 113 2 40 0 47.6 166 1 63 1 46.5 273 0 43 5 62.1 221 0 46 0 63.6 163 2 22 0 38.1 118 1 24 1 33.3 62 1 26 4 63.2 223 1 73 4 44.4 202 4 35 2 62.7 381 3 65 2 53.3 2695 22 73 20

Yds Effic 0 153.0 2 132.0 0 208.3 0 177.6 8 120.2 25 90.5 0 126.1 0 146.8 7 82.0 31 69.5 23 179.1 5 141.4 16 140.9 117 133.0

Fyfe, Ryker Florida Atlantic Fresno State Michigan State Iowa TOTALS

Comp Att 4 1 3 2 2 1 1 0 10 4

Int Pct Yards TD Long Sack 0 25.0 9 0 9 0 0 66.7 22 1 12 0 0 50.0 9 0 9 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 40.0 40 1 12 1

Yds Effic 0 43.9 0 238.3 0 87.8 0 0.0 5 106.6

Stanton, Johnny Florida Atlantic Fresno State TOTALS

Comp Att 1 1 0 0 1 1

Int 0 0 0

Yds Effic 0 150.4 0 0.0 0 150.4

Long Sack 6 0 0 0 6 0

Pierson-El, De’Mornay Comp Att Int Pct Yards TD Long Sack Yds Effic Northwestern 1 1 0 100.0 16 1 16 0 0 564.4 TOTALS 1 1 0 100.0 16 1 16 0 0 564.4 Abdullah, Ameer USC TOTALS

PUNT RETURNS No-Yds FAU MS 34-596 2-14 5-52 Pierson-El, De’Mornay Williams, Kieron 2-29 - - Bell, Kenny 2-5 2-5 - Santos, David 1--10 - -

Pct Yards TD 100.0 6 0 0.0 0 0 100.0 6 0

Comp Att Int Pct Yards TD Long Sack Yds Effic 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 7 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 1 7 0.0

FS UM ILL MSU NW RUT PUR WIS MINN IOWA USC 5-150 2-11 3-12 2-95 3-26 4-36 3-45 1-14 - 3-134 1-7 - - - - - - 1-12 - - - 1-17 - - - - - - - - - - 1--10 - DNP DNP - - - - - - -

KICK RETURNS No-Yds FAU MS FS UM ILL MSU NW RUT PUR WIS MINN IOWA USC - 1-34 - 4-81 1-4 2-48 1-15 2-90 - - - - 3-120 Abdullah, Ameer 14-392 Bell, Kenny 8-191 - 2-56 - - - - - - - 4-92 - 2-43 Pierson-El, De’Mornay 10-147 - 2-36 1-0 - - - 2-29 - - 2-33 1-16 - 2-33 - 1-18 - - - - - - 1-21 - DNP DNP Moore, Alonzo 3-53 1-14 Newby, Terrell 3-53 - - 1-20 - - - - 1-14 1-19 - - - Hart, Greg 1-10 - DNP - DNP - DNP - 1-10 - - - - DNP Cross, Imani 1-10 - - - - - - - - 1-10 - - - DNP


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DEFENSIVE LEADERS Anderson, Zaire Gerry, Nate Cooper, Corey Roach, Trevor Gregory, Randy Santos, David Banderas, Josh McMullen, Greg Valentine, Vincent Collins, Maliek Davie, Daniel Mitchell, Josh Cockrell, Byerson Kalu, Joshua Gangwish, Jack Williams, Kevin Rose, Jonathan Williams, Austin Felici, Joey Williams, Kieron Maurice, Kevin Jones, Chris Nelson, Jordan Love, Courtney Weber, Chris Nabity, Graham Hovey, Lane Simpson, Brad Rath, Logan Newby, Marcus Foltz, Sam Bell, Kenny Pierson-El, De’Mornay Reilly, Brandon Westerkamp, Jordan Allen, Taariq Keels, Joe Cotton, Jake Singleton, D.J. Joseph, Boaz Moudy, Mike Faulkenberry, Josh Natter, A.J. Total Opponents

GP/GS 13-12 13-13 12-12 12-6 11-10 10-8 12-6 13-13 13-11 13-13 13-13 13-13 13-6 13-2 12-3 10-2 13-0 13-0 13-0 13-0 10-0 12-0 12-0 12-0 13-0 11-0 13-0 10-0 2-0 9-0 13-0 13-12 13-6 7-1 13-9 13-0 5-0 13-13 4-0 5-0 13-13 13-0 3-0 13-0 13-0

|-------------Tackles--------------| Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds 48 55 103 13-34 49 39 88 7-9 46 27 73 2-5 32 31 63 7-18 23 31 54 10-69 21 29 50 3-3 19 31 50 2-5 20 27 47 9-42 20 25 45 7-28 17 28 45 14-47 25 16 41 6-8 33 6 39 2-14 18 11 29 1-5 20 7 27 1-1 7 12 19 4-9 5 14 19 8-34 13 5 18 . 7 6 13 . 5 7 12 . 4 5 9 1-1 2 6 8 1-5 5 2 7 . 3 4 7 . 4 2 6 1-1 3 3 6 . 2 3 5 . 3 2 5 . 4 1 5 . 1 3 4 1-0 1 2 3 1-9 2 1 3 . 3 . 3 . 1 1 2 . . 1 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . . 1 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . 1 . . 1 1 . 1 . 1 . . 1 1 . 472 446 918 80-347 539 429 968 75-228

|--Sacks--| No-Yards 2.0-16 0.5-2 . 1.0-7 7.0-67 . . 4.0-31 3.0-22 4.5-33 . 2.0-14 . . 0.5-6 3.0-28 . . . . 0.5-5 . . . . . . . . 1.0-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-240 22-129

|------Pass Def-----| Int-Yds BrUp QBH . 5 3 5-92 4 3 1-0 1 1 . 2 2 1-0 3 16 1-0 . 1 . . 1 . 4 10 . 2 2 . . 13 2-17 5 . 1-0 13 . 1-10 7 1 1-5 3 1 . 1 2 . . 2 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-124 51 61 12-181 35 23

|----Fumbles----| Rcv-Yds FF 2-0 3 1-3 2 . 2 2-6 1 . 1 . . . . . . . 1 . . . . 1-57 . 1-0 . 1-11 2 . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-0 . . . 10-77 14 13-64 13

Blkd Kick . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . 6 1

Saf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

*Total team TFL (team stops behind line of scrimmage; not total number of individual TFL)

Special Teams Tackles Felici, Joey Rose, Jonathan Kalu, Joshua Williams, Kieron Jones, Chris Hovey, Lane Nelson, Jordan Roach, Trevor Banderas, Josh Nabity, Graham Love, Courtney Williams, Austin Foltz, Sam Weber, Chris Davie, Daniel Simpson, Brad Newby, Marcus Williams, Kevin Maurice, Kevin Mitchell, Josh Faukenberry, Josh Allen, Taariq

S-A/Tot FAU MS FS UM ILL MSU NW RUT PUR WIS MINN IOWA USC 5-7/12 - 0-1/1 - 0-1/1 0-1/1 1-0/1 0-1/1 1-1/2 1-0/1 1-0/1 0-1/1 0-1/1 1-0/1 5-4/9 2-0/2 1-1/2 - 0-2/1 - 0-1/1 - - - 1-0/1 0-1/1 - 1-0/1 4-3/7 - 1-1/1 1-0/1 - - - 1-0/1 1-0/1 0-1/1 - 0-1/1 - 1-5/6 - 1-1/2 - - - - 0-1/1 0-1/1 0-2/2 - - - 2-4/6 - - - - - 1-0/1 0-2/2 0-1/1 - - - 0-1/1 1-0/1 2-2/4 - 1-0/1 - - 0-1/1 1-0/1 - - - - - 0-1/1 4-3/7 - - 1-0/1 1-0/1 - 1-0/1 - - - - 0-1/1 0-1/1 1-1/2 2-1/3 - - 2-0/2 - - - 0-1/1 - - - - - DNP 1-4/5 - - - - - - 0-2/2 0-1/1 0-1/1 1-0/1 - DNP 2-3/5 - - - - - 1-1/2 - 0-1/1 1-0/1 - - 0-1/1 1-1/2 - 1-0/1 - - - 0-1/1 - - - - - - DNP 5-3/8 - - 1-0/1 - - 0-1/1 - - 0-1/1 - 1-0/1 3-1/4 2-1/3 - - 1-0/1 - - 0-1/1 - - - - - 1-0/1 0-3/3 - - - - - - 0-1/1 0-1/1 0-1/1 - - - 1-0/1 - - 1-0/1 - - - - - - - - - 4-1/5 - - 1-0/1 - - - - - 1-0/1 - - - 2-1/3 0-1/1 - - - 0-1/1 - - - - - - - - 0-1/1 - - - - - - - - - - 0-1/1 - 0-1/1 - - - - - - - - - - 0-1/1 - DNP 1-0/1 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-0/1 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-0/1 - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-0/1


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Individual Defense Game By Game TOTAL TACKLES UA-A TOT FAU MS FS UM ILL MSU NW RUT PUR WIS MINN IOWA USC Anderson, Zaire 48-55 103 3-4 2-6 - 1-2 4-5 4-2 2-6 6-5 6-5 4-2 5-7 8-6 3-5 Gerry, Nate 49-39 88 3-1 6-7 1-1 3-3 1-4 5-2 2-3 1-2 2-3 7-2 6-5 10-5 2-1 Cooper, Corey 46-27 73 - 3-3 2-1 4-4 2-1 3-2 6-2 5-1 4-4 6-4 4-4 DNP 7-1 Roach, Trevor 32-31 63 4-0 - 3-0 5-1 1-0 9-9 4-6 1-5 0-1 2-1 1-2 2-6 DNP Gregory, Randy 23-31 54 - DNP 3-0 2-5 5-2 1-6 2-2 2-3 2-2 2-3 2-6 DNP 2-2 Santos, David 21-29 50 2-4 3-3 1-1 5-5 DNP DNP - 2-3 0-4 2-1 4-5 2-3 DNP McMullen, Greg 20-27 47 1-3 6-3 2-0 0-1 1-1 3-1 1-1 1-2 1-5 1-2 2-4 1-3 0-1 Collins, Maliek 17-28 45 0-1 2-1 1-3 2-0 0-2 1-2 2-0 1-6 2-3 0-1 0-3 4-3 2-3 Valentine, Vincent 20-25 45 0-2 0-3 3-1 2-4 1-0 2-3 1-2 - 1-2 2-0 2-2 4-2 2-4 Mitchell, Josh 33-6 39 - 1-1 4-0 0-1 4-0 3-1 3-1 5-0 3-1 5-0 1-1 2-0 2-0 Davie, Daniel 25-16 41 5-0 2-1 3-0 2-1 - - 4-0 1-0 1-7 1-1 0-2 2-3 4-1 Banderas, Josh 19-31 50 0-3 3-7 3-1 0-5 1-1 2-1 1-3 1-2 0-1 1-0 - DNP 7-7 Kalu, Joshua 20-7 27 1-0 1-1 6-0 - 4-3 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 - 0-1 5-1 Cockrell, Byerson 18-11 29 2-1 1-1 3-0 1-1 1-0 1-0 2-0 0-1 1-0 - 3-2 0-5 3-0 Williams, Kevin 5-14 19 - DNP 2-1 DNP - DNP 2-1 0-3 0-1 0-1 0-1 1-5 0-1 Gangwish, Jack 7-12 19 0-1 4-1 1-1 - - DNP 0-1 0-2 - - 1-1 1-4 0-1 Rose, Jonathan 13-5 18 3-0 1-1 3-0 1-2 - 0-1 - 1-0 - 3-0 0-1 - 1-0 Felici, Joey 5-7 12 - 0-1 - 0-1 0-1 1-0 0-1 1-1 1-0 1-0 0-1 0-1 1-0 Williams, Austin 7-6 13 0-1 - 0-1 - - 0-1 - - 0-1 - 1-0 3-1 3-1 Williams, Kieron 4-5 9 1-0 1-1 1-0 - 1-0 - 0-1 0-1 0-2 - - - Maurice, Kevin 2-6 8 0-1 0-1 2-0 0-1 0-1 - - - DNP 0-1 0-1 DNP DNP Weber, Chris 3-3 6 - - 2-0 - - - 0-1 1-0 0-1 - - 0-1 Jones, Chris 5-2 7 - - 2-0 DNP - 1-0 0-2 1-0 - - - - 1-0 Love, Courtney 4-2 6 1-0 1-0 - - - 0-1 - - - 2-1 - - DNP Nabity, Graham 2-3 5 - DNP - DNP - 1-1 - 0-1 1-0 - - 0-1 5 - 1-0 - - 0-1 1-0 - - - - 1-0 0-1 Hovey, Lane 3-2 Nelson, Jordan 3-4 7 - DNP 0-1 1-0 - 1-0 - - - - 0-1 0-1 1-1 Rath, Logan 1-3 4 1-3 DNP - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Newby, Marcus 1-2 3 - - 1-0 0-1 - DNP 0-1 - DNP DNP - DNP Bell, Kenny 3-0 3 - - - - - 1-0 - 1-0 1-0 - - - 2-1 3 - - 1-0 - - 0-1 - - - - - 1-0 Foltz, Sam Simpson, Brad 4-1 5 - - 1-0 DNP - - DNP DNP 1-0 - - - 2-1 Pierson-El, De’Mornay 1-1 2 - - - - - 1-0 - - - - 0-1 - Cotton, Jake 0-1 1 - - - - - - - - - - 0-1 - Faulkenberry, Josh 1-0 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 1-0 0-1 - - - Reilly, Brandon 0-1 1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP - - Natter, A.J. 0-1 1 0-1 DNP - DNP - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Moudy, Mike 0-1 1 - - - - - - - - 0-1 - - - Singleton, D.J. 1-0 1 - - - DNP 1-0 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Keels, Joe 1-0 1 - - 1-0 DNP - DNP DNP - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-0 1 - - - - 1-0 - - - - - - - Westerkamp, Jordan Joseph, Boaz 1-0 1 DNP DNP 1-0 - - - - DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

Zaire Anderson led the Huskers in 2014 with 103 tackles.


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Individual Defense Game By Game TACKLES FOR LOSS Anderson, Zaire Collins, Maliek Gregory, Randy McMullen, Greg Williams, Kevin Gerry, Nate Roach, Trevor Valentine, Vincent Davie, Daniel Gangwish, Jack Santos, David Cooper, Corey Banderas, Josh Mitchell, Josh Williams, Kieron Cockrell, Byerson Love, Courtney Maurice, Kevin Newby, Marcus Kalu, Joshua

UA-A TOT FAU MS FS UM ILL MSU NW RUT PUR WIS MINN IOWA USC 8-5 13 1-4 2-0 - - 3-13 1-0 - 1-0 1-6 - 2-3 1-7 1-1 7-7 14 - - - 2-5 1-2 1-1 1-2 3-8 1-9 1-2 - 2-10 2-8 7-3 10 - DNP - 2-25 3-17 1-1 - 1-12 - 2-4 1-10 DNP 5-4 9 2-6 2-3 1-8 - 1-2 1-6 - - - - 1-12 - 1-5 4-4 8 - DNP 2-5 DNP - DNP 3-24 1-0 - - - 1-1 1-4 2-5 7 1-1 2-3 - - 1-2 - - - - - - 3-3 5-2 7 1-1 - - - - 4-9 1-7 1-1 - - - - DNP 6-1 7 - - 3-14 - 1-1 - - - - - - 2-11 1-2 4-2 6 - - 2-4 2-2 - - - - - - - 1-0 1-2 2-2 4 - 1-1 - - - DNP 1-6 1-1 - - - 1-1 0-3 3 1-1 - - 1-1 DNP DNP - - - - - 1-1 DNP 2-0 2 - - - - - - - - 1-4 1-1 - DNP 0-2 2 - 1-3 1-2 - - - - - - - - DNP 2-0 2 - - - - - - - - 2-14 - - - 1-0 1 - - - - 1-1 - - - - - - - 1-0 1 - - 1-5 - - - - - - - - - 1-0 1 1-1 - - - - - - - - - - - DNP 0-1 1 1-5 - - - - - - - DNP - - DNP DNP 1-0 1 - - 1-9 - - DNP - - DNP DNP - DNP 1-0 1 - - 1-1 - - - - - - - - - -

SACKS Gregory, Randy Collins, Maliek McMullen, Greg Valentine, Vincent Williams, Kevin Mitchell, Josh Anderson, Zaire Roach, Trevor Newby, Marcus Gangwish, Jack Gerry, Nate Maurice, Kevin

UA-A TOT FAU MS FS UM iLL MSU NW RUT PUR WIS MINN IOWA USC 6-2 7.0 - DNP - 2.0-25 2.5-17 - - 1.0-12 - 0.5-3 1.0-10 DNP 4-1 4.5 - - - - - - - 1.0-7 1.0-9 0.5-2 - 1.0-9 1.0-6 3-2 4.0 0.5-4 1.0-2 1.0-8 - - - - - - - 1.0-12 - 0.5-5 3-0 3.0 - - 2.0-12 - - - - - - - - 1.0-10 2-2 3.0 - DNP - DNP - DNP 2.5-24 - - - - - 0.5-4 2-0 2.0 - - - - - - - - 2.0-14 - - - 2-0 2.0 - - - - 1.0-9 - - - - - - 1.0-7 1-0 1.0 - - - - - - 1.0-7 - - - - - DNP 1-0 1.0 - - 1.0-9 - - DNP - - DNP DNP - DNP 0-1 0.5 - - - - - DNP 0.5-6 - - - - - 0-1 0.5 - - - - 0.5-2 - - - - - - - 0-1 0.5 0.5-5 - - - - - - - DNP - - DNP DNP

INT RETURNS Gerry, Nate Davie, Daniel Kalu, Joshua Cooper, Corey Gregory, Randy Cockrell, Byerson Santos, David Mitchell, Josh

NO-YDS 5-92 2-17 1-5 1-0 1-0 1-10 1-0 1-0

FAU MS FS UM iLL MSU NW RUT PUR WIS MINN IOWA USC - - - - 1-54 - 1-0 1-28 1-0 - - 1-10 - - - - 2-17 - - - - - - - - - - 1-5 - - - - - - - - - 1-0 - - - - - - - - - DNP - DNP - - - 1-0 - - - - - DNP - - - - - - - - 1-10 - - - - - - 1-0 DNP DNP - - - - - - DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-0

FUMBLES RECOVERED Anderson, Zaire Roach, Trevor Cockrell, Byerson Faulkenberry, Josh Kalu, Joshua Gerry, Nate Jones, Chris Mitchell, Josh

TOT 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

FAU MS FS UM iLL MSU NW RUT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - DNP - - - - - - - 1 - - - -

FORCED FUMBLES Anderson, Zaire Kalu, Joshua Cooper, Corey Gerry, Nate Gangwish, Jack Roach, Trevor Foltz, Sam Gregory, Randy Valentine, Vincent

TOT 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1

FAU MS FS UM iLL MSU NW RUT PUR WIS MINN IOWA USC - - - - - - - - - 1 1 1 - - 1 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - - 2 - DNP 1 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - DNP 1 - - - - - - - - 1 - - - - - - - - DNP - - - - - - - - - - - 1 - DNP - 1 - - - - - - - DNP - - - - - 1 - - - - - - -

FUMBLE RETURNS Mitchell, Josh Kalu, Joshua Roach, Trevor Gerry, Nate

NO-YDS 1-57 1-11 1-6 1-3

FAU MS FS UM iLL MSU NW RUT PUR WIS MINN IOWA USC - - - 1-57 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 1-11 - - - - - - - - - - - 1-6 DNP - - - - - - - - - 1-3 - - -

PUR - - - - - - - -

WIS MINN IOWA USC 2 - - 1 - 1 DNP - - - - - - - - 1 1 - - - - 1 - - - 1


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Team Comparison Opponent Florida Atlantic McNeese State Fresno State Miami Illinois Michigan State Northwestern Rutgers Purdue Wisconsin Minnesota Iowa USC Totals

Score 55-7 31-24 55-19 41-31 45-14 22-27 38-17 42-24 35-14 24-59 24-28 37-34 42-45 491-343

1st Dns (Run/Pass/Pen) 35/13 (24/7; 11/5; 0/1) 17/15 (7/7; 9/7; 1/1) 22/20 (7/5; 13/13; 2/2) 27/24 (17/6; 5/16; 5/2) 35/16 (26/4; 6/10; 3/2) 20/17 (5/9; 12/8; 3/0) 25/21 (12/8; 11/9; 2/4) 21/15 (11/7; 8/8; 2/0) 17/16 (10/8; 6/8; 1/0) 12/20 (7/17; 3/3; 2/0) 18/23 (10/15; 7/7; 1/1) 13/24 (4/11; 8/11; 1/2) 28/22 (9/9; 16/13; 3/0) 290/246 (149/113; 115/118; 26/15)

Rushing 57-498/30-105 33-195/45-178 42-280/28-105 54-343/23-76 70-458/24-78 37-47/44-188 44-234/34-117 41-292/38-143 51-179/32-124 46-118/53-581 38-174/53-281 31-161/50-142 43-144/34-194 587-3123/488-2312

Note: Game totals are displayed in the format TEAM/OPPONENT for each category

Opponent Florida Atlantic McNeese State Fresno State Miami Illinois Michigan State Northwestern Rutgers Purdue Wisconsin Minnesota Iowa USC Totals

3rd Down 4th Down 8-12/4-15 0-0/0-1 4-13/5-17 1-2/2-2 6-15/6-23 0-0/1-1 7-10/4-10 0-0/2-3 7-15/3-14 1-2/0-1 3-15/4-16 0-2/1-1 8-15/5-16 0-0/0-1 8-13/4-12 0-0/0-1 4-14/2-16 2-3/1-6 3-14/3-8 0-0/0-0 6-13/5-12 0-0/1-1 5-15/10-20 0-0/1-1 7-20/3-14 1-3/1-1 76-184/58-193 6-13/10-20

Time Poss Margin 33:55/26:05 7:50 25:08/34:52 -9:44 30:40/29:20 1:20 33:20/26:40 6:40 39:36/20:24 19:12 27:51/32:09 -4:18 32:49/27:11 5:38 29:28/30:32 -1:04 30:28/29:32 0:56 28:40/31:20 -2:40 24:57/35:03 -10:06 22:16/37:44 -15:28 34:26/25:34 8:52 30:16/29:44 0:32

Note: Game totals are displayed in the format TEAM/OPPONENT for each category

Passing 17-35-0/11-30-0 16-31-1/12-26-1 14-24-0/30-59-0 9-13-1/28-42-2 10-21-1/17-38-3 21-45-2/11-29-1 19-30-0/18-39-1 14-22-1/12-26-1 8-21-2/18-46-2 6-18-1/7-11-0 12-20-0/8-18-0 12-28-2/19-38-1 32-51-1/23-39-1 190-359-12/214-441-13

Yds/Rush 8.7/3.5 5.9/4.0 6.7/3.8 6.4/3.3 6.5/3.2 1.3/4.3 5.3/3.4 7.1/3.8 3.5/3.9 2.6/11.0 4.6/5.3 5.2/2.8 3.3/5.7 5.3/4.7

Pass Yds 286/95 242/160 282/241 113/359 166/261 282/234 237/173 163/205 118/216 62/46 223/135 202/230 381/321 2757/2676

Yds/Pass 8.2/3.2 7.8/6.2 11.8/4.1 8.7/8.5 7.9/6.9 6.3/8.1 7.9/4.4 7.4/7.9 5.6/4.7 3.4/4.2 11.1/7.5 7.2/6.1 7.5/8.2 7.7/6.1

Nebraska Red Zone Chart Nebraska Inside Opponent’s Red-Zone Times Times Total Rush Pass Failed to score inside RZ Date Opponent Score In RZ Scored Pts TDs TDs TDs FG FGA Downs Int Fumb Half Game Aug. 30 Florida Atlantic W, 55-7 5 5 35 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sept. 6 McNeese State W 31-24 4 3 17 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 Sept. 13 at Fresno State W 55-19 3 3 17 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 41-31 4 4 24 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sept. 20 Miami Sept. 27* Illinois W 45-14 6 6 38 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oct. 4* at Michigan State L 22-27 4 3 16 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Oct. 18* at Northwestern W 38-17 6 6 38 5 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oct. 25* Rutgers W 42-24 4 3 21 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 W 35-14 6 4 28 4 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 Nov. 1* Purdue Nov. 15* at Wisconsin L 24-59 4 4 24 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nov. 22* Minnesota L 24-28 3 3 17 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nov. 28* at Iowa W 37-34 4 3 16 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Dec. 27 USC L 42-45 7 6 35 4 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 Totals 60 53 326 42 28 14 11 1 1 3 1 1 0 53 of 60 (88.0%) Opponent Inside NEBRASKA’s Red-Zone Times Times Total Rush Pass Failed to score inside RZ Date Opponent Score In RZ Scored Pts TDs TDs TDs FG FGA Downs Int Fumb Half Game Aug. 30 Florida Atlantic W 55-7 2 1 7 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Sept. 6 McNeese State W 31-24 3 3 17 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sept. 13 at Fresno State W 55-19 3 2 10 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 W 41-31 5 5 31 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Sept. 20 Miami Sept. 27* Illinois W 45-14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Oct. 4* at Michigan State L 22-27 3 2 6 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 Oct. 18* at Northwestern W 38-17 3 3 17 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Oct. 25* Rutgers W 42-24 2 2 14 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nov. 1* Purdue W 35-14 2 1 7 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Nov. 15* at Wisconsin L 24-59 7 7 45 6 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Nov. 22* Minnesota L 24-28 5 4 28 4 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 Nov. 28* at Iowa W 37-34 5 3 13 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 Dec. 27 USC L 42-45 3 3 21 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Totals 44 36 216 27 16 11 9 3 2 2 1 0 0 36 of 44 (82.0%)

*Big Ten games

Total Offense 92-784/60-200 64-437/71-338 66-562/87-346 67-456/65-435 91-624/62-339 82-329/73-422 74-471/73-290 63-455/64-348 72-297/78-340 64-180/64-627 58-397/71-416 59-363/88-372 94-525/73/515 946-5880/929-4988

Yds/Play 8.5/3.3 6.8/4.8 8.5/4.0 6.8/6.7 6.9/5.5 4.0/5.8 6.4/4.0 7.2/5.4 4.1/4.4 2.8/9.8 6.8/5.9 6.2/4.2 5.6/7.1 6.2/5.4

Ret Yds 33/105 178/182 178/150 154/53 87/42 143/114 70/101 178/134 96/157 163/80 16/114 204/187 215/217 1638/1572

T/O 0/0 1/1 1/0 2/3 2/3 4/3 0/1 2/1 3/2 5/4 2/0 2/4 1/1 25/23

Punting Penalties 2-35.5/9-47.2 6-60/3-22 6-51.2/8-39.4 5-40/6-44 5-47.4/13-40.5 6-61/5-55 1-49.0/2-39.0 7-69/9-82 3-37.7/8-42.2 8-70/7-53 8-35.9/9-38.4 6-48/9-94 5-33.4/8-36.9 8-83/7-50 3-33.0/5-43.2 5-35/4-26 6-43.2/7-26.3 3-30/5-51 8-46.9/3-26.3 7-55/6-55 4-43.5/4-37.8 3-25/1-15 6-29.5/5-44.2 5-49/3-21 7-44.7/9-34.8 7-45/12-97 64-41.1/90-38.8 75-655/78-680


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2014 Statistical Highs and Lows Nebraska Totals Highs Points Scored 55 (FAU, Fresno St.) First Downs 35 (FAU, Ill.) Rushing Attempts 70 (Ill.) Rushing Yards 498 (FAU) Passes Attempted 51 (USC) Passes Completed 32 (USC) Had Intercepted 2 (Michigan St., Purdue, Iowa) 381 (USC) Passing Yards Total Plays 94 (USC) 784 (FAU) Total Yards Possession Time 39:36 (Ill.) Fumbles 5 (Wis.) Fumbles Lost 4 (Wis.) Turnovers 5 (Wis.) Turnover Margin +2 (Iowa) Penalties 8 (Ill.; at NW) Yards Penalized 83 (NW) Sacks By-Yards Lost 4-29 (Fresno St.), 4-28 (Ill. ), 4-37 (NW) Team TFL-Yards 11-48 (Fresno St.)

Lows 22 (Michigan St.) 11 (Wis.) 31 (Iowa) 47 (Michigan St.) 13 (Miami) 6 (Wis.) 0 (FAU, Fresno St., NW, Minn.) 62 (Wis.) 58 (Minn.) 180 (Wis.) 22:16 (Iowa) 0 (NW, Iowa, USC) 0 (FAU, McNeese St., NW, Iowa) 0 (FAU, NW) -2 (Minn.) 3 (Purdue; vs. Minn.) 25 (Minn.) 0-0 (Michigan St.) 4-7 (Wis.), 4-25 (Minn.)

Opponent Totals Highs Points Scored 59 (Wis.) First Downs 24 (Miami, Iowa) Rushing Attempts 53 (Wis., Minn.) Rushing Yards 581 (Wis.) Passes Attempted 59 (Fresno St.) Passes Completed 30 (Fresno St.) Had Intercepted 3 (Ill.) Passing Yards 359 (Miami) Total Plays 88 (Iowa) Total Yards 627 (Wis.) Possession Time 37:44 (Iowa) Fumbles 5 (Wis.) Fumbles Lost 4 (Wis.) Turnovers 4 (Wis., Iowa) Turnover Margin +2 (Minn.) Penalties 12 (USC) Yards Penalized 97 (USC) Sacks By-Yards Lost 5-25 (Michigan St.) Team TFL-Yards 10-38 (Michigan St.)

Lows 7 (FAU) 13 (FAU) 23 (Miami) 76 (Miami) 11 (Wis.) 7 (Wis.) 0 (FAU, Fresno St., Wis., Minn.) 46 (Wis.) 60 (FAU) 200 (FAU) 20:24 (Ill.) 0 (Ill., Rutgers) 0 (Eight games, last Minn.) 0 (FAU, Fresno St., Minn.) -2 (Iowa) 1 (Minn.) 15 (Minn.) 0-0 (FAU, Fresno St., Miami, NW, Rutgers) 0-0 (FAU, Miami)

PARTICIPATION CHART Player (Games/Starts) Armstrong Jr., Tommy (13/13) Abdullah, Ameer (13/13) Allen, Taariq (13/-) Anderson, Zaire (13/12) Bailey, Christian (4/-) Banderas, Josh (12/6) Bell, Kenny (13/12) Blum, Jared (1/-) Bondi, Mauro (5/-) Brown, Drew (13/-) Carter, Cethan (9/8) Cockrell, Byerson (13/6) Collins, Maliek (13/13) Cooper, Corey (12/12) Cotton, Jake (13/13) Cotton, Sam (13/4) Cross, Imani (12/-) Davie, Daniel (13/13) Faulkenberry, Josh (13/-) Felici, Joey (13/-) Finnin, Matt (8/-) Foltz, Sam (13/-) Foster, Trey (8/1) Fyfe, Ryker (7/-) Gangwish, Jack (12/3) Gerry, Nate (13/13)

Gladney, Kevin (7/-) Gregory, Randy (11/10) Hahn, Sam (1/-) Hannon, Zach (13/-) Hart, Greg (9/-) Hovey, Lane (13/-) Janovich, Andy (13/2) Jones, Chris (12/-) Johnson Jr., Dwayne (1/-) Jordan, Harrison (5/-) Joseph, Boaz (5/-) Kalu, Joshua (13/2) Keels, Joe (5/-) Kelly, Paul (7/-) Knevel, David (4/-) Kondolo, Chongo (13/-) Lewis, Alex (13/13) Love, Courtney (12/-) Maurice, Kevin (11/-) McMullen, Greg (13/13) Mitchell, Josh (13/13) Moore, Alonzo (11/7) Moudy, Mike (13/13) Nabity, Graham (11/-) Natter, A.J. (3/-) Nelson, Jordan (12/-)

Nebraska Individual Highs Most Rushing Attempts 35; Ameer Abdullah (Miami) Most Net Rushing Yards 232; Ameer Abdullah (FAU) Most Rushing TDs 4; Ameer Abdullah (NW) Longest TD Run 62; Imani Cross (Fresno St.) Longest Run, No TD 53; Ameer Abdullah (Iowa) Most Pass Attempts 51; Tommy Armstrong Jr. (USC) Most Completed Passes 32; Tommy Armstrong Jr. (USC) Most Passing Yards 381; Tommy Armstrong Jr. (USC) Most Passing TDs 3; Tommy Armstrong Jr. (Fresno State, vs. USC) Longest TD Pass 70; Tommy Armstrong Jr. to Jordan Westerkamp (Fresno St.) Longest Pass, No TD 73; Tommy Armstrong Jr. to Kenny Bell (Minn.) Most Pass Receptions 9; Jordan Westerkamp (Michigan St.) Most Receiving Yards 158; Jordan Westerkamp (Michigan St.) 2; Kenny Bell (Iowa) Most TD Receptions Most Total Offense Attempts 63; Tommy Armstrong Jr. (USC) Most Total Offense Yards 422; Tommy Armstrong Jr. (USC) Most All-Purpose Attempts 41; Ameer Abdullah (Miami) Most All-Purpose Yards 341*; Ameer Abdullah (Rutgers) (School record) 4; Ameer Abdullah (NW) Most Touchdowns Scored Most Field Goals Attempted 3; Drew Brown (Fresno St., Iowa) Most Field Goals Made 2; Drew Brown (Fresno St., Miami, USC) Longest Field Goal Made 45; Mauro Bondi (FAU) Longest Field Goal Attempted 54; Drew Brown (Ill.) 2; Daniel Davie (Ill.) Most Interceptions Longest Interception TD Return None Longest Interception Return, No TD 54; Nate Gerry (Ill.) Longest Fumble TD Return 57; Josh Mitchell (Miami) Longest Fumble Return, No TD 11; Joshua Kalu (Iowa) 86; De’Mornay Pierson-El (Fresno St.) Longest Punt Return, TD 51; De’Mornay Pierson-El (Fresno St.) Longest Punt Return, No TD 150; De’Mornay Pierson-El (Fresno St.) Most Punt Return Yardage None Longest Kickoff Return, TD Longest Kickoff Return, No TD 76; Ameer Abdullah (Rutgers) None Longest Blocked Punt, TD Longest Blocked Field Goal Return 85; Nate Gerry (Minn.) Most Kickoff Return Yardage 120; Ameer Abdullah (USC) (3 returns) 8; Sam Foltz (Michigan St.) (35.9 avg.); Most Punts (Wis.) (46.9 avg.) 51.2; Sam Foltz (McNeese St. (6 punts) Highest Punting Average Longest Punt 70; Sam Foltz at (Wis.)

*School Record

Miscellaneous Numbers Newby, Marcus (9/-) Newby, Terrell (13/-) Pelini, Mark (11/11) Pierson-El, De’Mornay (13/6) Price, Givens (12/3) Rath, Logan (2/-) Reeves, Ryne (11/1) Reilly, Brandon (7-1) Roach, Trevor (12/6) Rose, Jonathan (13/-) Santos, David (10/8) Simpson, Brad (10/-) Singleton, D.J. (4/-) Stanton, Johnny (2/-) Sterup, Zach (10/10) Sutton, David (12/-) Thurston, Paul (10/-) Turner, Jamal (2/2) Utter, Dylan (6/1) Valentine, Vincent (13/11) Weber, Chris (13/-) Westerkamp, Jordan (13/9) Williams, Austin (13/-) Williams, Kevin (10/2) Williams, Kieron (13/-)

Long Season Plays (20 or more yards) Husker Long Plays Rush Pass Ret. Total Florida Atlantic 5 4 0 9 McNeese State 3 3 4 10 Fresno State 3 5 3 11 Miami 1 1 4 6 Illinois 5 4 1 10 Michigan State 0 4 4 8 Northwestern 1 4 0 5 Rutgers 4 2 3 9 Purdue 2 3 1 6 Wisconsin 0 1 4 5 Minnesota 1 3 1 5 2 4 3 9 Iowa USC 1 3 4 8 Totals 28 41 32 101

Opponent Long Plays Rush Pass Ret. Total 0 1 3 4 1 3 2 6 1 4 5 10 0 7 2 9 2 5 1 8 2 6 1 9 1 1 3 5 1 3 3 7 1 5 4 10 8 0 3 11 2 3 2 7 0 2 6 8 2 3 3 8 21 43 38 102

Drive SUperlatives Nebraska Opponent Most Yards (Result) 98 at Fresno State (TD) 89 at Northwestern (TD) Most Plays (Result) 14 vs. Miami (TD) 15 at Northwestern (TD); Iowa (Fum.) 6:35 vs. Miami (TD) 6:34 vs. Florida Atlantic (Downs) Most Time (Result)


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Miscellaneous Numbers Scoring Drives Scoring [------Time-----] [-----Plays----] [-Scoring Drives-] Game Drives Total Avg. Total Avg. 5 or less 1 or 0 Florida Atlantic 9 27:33 3:03 72 8.00 2 0 2:15 32 6.40 2 0 McNeese St. 5 11:19 Fresno St. 9 17:47 1:58 40 4.44 7 2 Miami 7 26:51 3:50 56 8.00 1 0 Illinois 7 21:46 3:06 53 7.57 1 0 Michigan St. 4 5:54 1:28 24 6.00 2 1 6 17:13 2:52 74 6.83 2 0 Northwestern Rutgers 6 13:50 2:18 30 5.00 5 0 5 11:41 2:20 27 5.40 2 1 Purdue Wisconsin 4 7:43 1:55 20 0.00 2 1 2:30 22 0.00 2 1 Minnesota 4 10:01 Iowa 6 4:10 0:41 22 3.67 5 2 USC 7 17:04 2:26 43 6.14 2 0 Totals 79 192:52 2:26 515 6.52 36 11 Opponents 56 138:52 2:29 321 5.73 25 7 Nebraska Points Off Turnovers Game TOs Gained TDs FG-FGA Pts. (NU Fumbles/Lost, INT) Florida Atlantic 0 (1/0 F/L, 0 INT) 0 0-0 0 0 (1/0 F/L, 0 INT) McNeese State 1 (1/0 F/L, 1 INT) 0 0-0 0 1 (1/0 F/L, 1 INT) Fresno State 0 (1/0 F/L, 0 INT) 0 0-0 0 1 (4/1, F/L, 0 INT) 3 (2/1 F/L, 2 INT) 2 0-0 14 2 (2/1 F/L, 1 INT) Miami Illinois 3 (0/0 F/L, 3 INT) 2 0-0 14 2 (2/1 F/L, 1 INT) Michigan State 3 (2/2 F/L, 1 INT) 0 0-0 0 4 (2/2 F/L, 2 INT) Northwestern 1 (1/0 F/L, 1 INT) 7 0-0 0 0 (0/0 F/L, 0 INT) Rutgers 1 (0/0 F/L, 1 INT) 0 0-1 0 2 (4/1 F/L, 1 INT) 2 (2/0 F/L. 2 INT) 0 0-0 0 3 (3/1 F/L, 2 INT) Purdue Wisconsin 4 (5/4 F/L, 0 INT) 2 1-1 17 5 (5/4 F/L, 1 INT) Minnesota 0 (2/0 F/L, 0 INT) 0 0-0 0 2 (3/2 F/L, 0 INT) Iowa 4 (3/3 F/L, 1 INT) 1 0-1 7 2 (0/0, F/L, 2 INT) USC 1 (1/0 F/L, 1 INT) 0 0-0 0 1 (0/0 F/L, 1 INT) 19 (18/7 F/L, 12 INT) 8 1-3 59 29 (30/16 F/L, 13 INT) Totals Opponents 29 (30/16 F/L, 13 INT) 10 2-2 76 19 (18/7 F/L, 12 INT)

Starting Field Position* NU Avg. Start (yards/drives/in 20/past 50) Florida Atlantic 26.2 (341/13/2/0) McNeese State 36.4 (473/14/2/1) Fresno State 28.7 (488/17/5/2) Miami 32.4 (324/10/3/2) Illinois 34.6 (485/14/1/1) Michigan State 34.0 (612/18/3/4) Northwestern 41.9 (576/14/0/3) Rutgers 38.5 (500/13/1/3) Purdue 48.1 (817/17/1/6) Wisconsin 40.6 (691/17/0/5) Minnesota 23.3 (210/9/3/1) Iowa 33.9 (475/14/3/4) USC 38.8 (698/18/1/4) Totals 35.6 (6690/188/25/36)

Opp. Avg. Start NU lead (yards/drives/in 20/past 50) 26.9 (350/13/0/0) -0.7 20.1 (261/13/6/1) 16.3 26.1 (469/18/4/1) 2.7 28.7 (287/10/0/0) 3.7 25.9 (388/15/3/0) 8.8 33.3 (633/20/6/3) 0.7 19.2 (250/13/7/0) 22.7 31.1 (404/13/4/2) 7.4 28.4 (482/13/6/3) 19.7 30.4 (548/18/3/1) 10.2 25.2 (277/11/3/1) -1.8 31.9 (447/14/2/0) 2.0 23.9 (406/17/7/0) 14.9 27.7 (5202/188/51/12) 7.9

*does not include drives with time of 0:00 (ie, defensive and special teams touchdowns, end of half turnovers, overtime, etc.)

Penalties NU Pen.-Yds. Opp. Pen.-Yds Florida Atlantic 6-60 3-22 McNeese State 5-40 6-44 Fresno State 6-61 5-55 Miami 7-69 9-82 8-70 5-53 Illinois Michigan State 6-48 9-94 Northwestern 8-83 7-50 Rutgers 5-34 4-26 3-30 5-51 Purdue Wisconsin 7-55 6-55 Minnesota 3-25 1-15 5-49 3-21 Iowa 7-45 12-97 USC 75-655 (8.7) 78-680 (8.7) Totals (Avg/Penalty) 5.8-50.4 6.0-52.3 Avg/G

Nebraska Starting Lineups HUSKER OFFENSIVE STARTERS GAME-BY-GAME Opponent WR WR TE Florida Atlantic Bell Turner Carter McNeese State Moore Turner Carter Fresno State Bell Moore Carter Miami Bell Moore Carter Illinois Bell Moore Carter Michigan State Bell Moore S. Cotton Northwestern Bell Moore S. Cotton Rutgers Bell Moore Pierson-El% Purdue Bell Pierson-El Cotton Wisconsin Bell Pierson-El Reilly% Minnesota Bell Pierson-El Carter Iowa Bell Pierson-El Carter USC Bell Pierson-El Carter

LT Price Sterup Sterup Sterup Sterup Sterup Sterup Sterup Sterup Sterup Sterup Price Price

LG Moudy Moudy Moudy Moudy Moudy Moudy Moudy Moudy Moudy Moudy Moudy Moudy Moudy

C Pelini Pelini Pelini Pelini Pelini Pelini Pelini Pelini Pelini Pelini Pelini Reeves Utter

RG J. Cotton J. Cotton J. Cotton J. Cotton J. Cotton J. Cotton J. Cotton J. Cotton J. Cotton J. Cotton J. Cotton J. Cotton J. Cotton

RT Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis Lewis

QB Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong Armstrong

HUSKER DEFENSIVE STARTERS GAME-BY-GAME Opponent DE DT DT Florida Atlantic McMullen Valentine Collins McNeese State McMullen Valentine Collins Fresno State McMullen Valentine Collins Miami McMullen Valentine Collins Illinois McMullen Valentine Collins Michigan State McMullen Valentine Collins Northwestern McMullen Valentine Collins Rutgers McMullen Ke. Williams Collins Purdue McMullen Ke. Williams Collins Wisconsin McMullen Valentine Collins Minnesota McMullen Valentine Collins Iowa McMullen Valentine Collins USC McMullen Valentine Collins

DE Gregory Gangwish Gregory Gregory Gregory Gregory Gregory Gregory Gregory Gregory Gregory Gangwish Gangwish

BUCK Santos Santos Cockrell# Santos Cockrell# Roach Cockrell# Santos Santos Santos Cockrell* Santos Cockrell

MIKE Banderas Banderas Banderas Banderas Anderson Banderas Roach Roach Roach Roach Santos Roach Banderas

WILL Anderson Anderson Kalu# Anderson Kalu# Anderson Anderson Anderson Anderson Anderson Anderson Anderson Anderson

LCB Mitchell Mitchell Mitchell Mitchell Mitchell Mitchell Mitchell Mitchell Mitchell Mitchell Mitchell Mitchell Mitchell

FS SS Gerry Cooper Gerry Cooper Cooper Gerry Gerry Cooper Gerry Cooper Cooper Gerry Gerry Cooper Cooper Gerry Gerry Cooper Gerry Cooper Cooper Gerry Gerry Cockrell Gerry Cooper

IB Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah

FB Westerkamp# Westerkamp# Westerkamp# Westerkamp# Westerkamp# Foster^ Westerkamp# Westerkamp% Westerkamp# Westerkamp% S. Cotton^ Janovich Janovich

PK Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown Brown

RCB Davie Davie Davie Davie Davie Davie Davie Davie Davie Davie Davie Davie Davie

P Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz Foltz

#-opened in three wide receiver formation; %-NU opened in a four-receiver set (three receivers and a tight end); $-NU opened in four-receiver set (no tight end); ^-NU opened in two tight end set

* - NU opened with nickel package; # - NU opened with dime package; %-NU opened with five defensive linemen; @-NU opened with three safeties; !-NU opened with 3 defensive ends


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Rushing Records Single-Game Rushing

No. Player, Position, Opponent, Date Yards 1. Roy Helu Jr., IB, vs. Missouri, Oct. 30, 2010 307 2. Calvin Jones, IB, vs. Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 294 3. Mike Rozier, IB, vs. Kansas, Nov. 12, 1983 285 4. Ken Clark, IB, vs. Okla. St., Oct. 15, 1988 256 5. Rick Berns, IB, vs. Missouri, Nov. 18, 1978 255 6. I.M. Hipp, IB, vs. Indiana, Oct. 1, 1977 254 7. Mike Rozier, IB, vs. Okla. St., Nov. 6, 1982 251 8. Keith Jones, IB, at Colorado, Nov. 28, 1987 248 9. Taylor Martinez, QB, at Kansas State, Oct. 7, 2010 241 10. Keith Jones, IB, vs. Iowa St., Nov. 7, 1987 240 Dan Alexander, IB, vs. Northwestern 240 Dec. 30, 2000 (Alamo Bowl; NU bowl record)

Season Rushing

No. Player, Position, Year 1. Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (275 att., 29 TD) 2. Ahman Green, IB, 1997 (278 att., 22 TD) 3. Lawrence Phillips, IB, 1994 (286 att., 16 TD) 4. Ameer Abdullah, IB, 2013 (281 att., 9 TD) 5. Mike Rozier, IB, 1982 (242 att., 15 TD) 6. Ameer Abdullah, IB, 2014 (264 att., 19 TD) 7. Ken Clark, IB, 1988 (232 att., 12 TD) 8. Jammal Lord, QB, 2002 (251 att., 8 TD) 9. Rex Burkhead, IB, 2011 (284 att., 15 TD) 10. Bobby Reynolds, HB, 1950 (193 att., 19 TD)

Career Rushing Yards 2,148 1,877 1,722 1,690 1,689 1,611 1,497 1,412 1,357 1,342

No. Player, Position, Years Yards 1. Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83 (668 att., 49 TD) 4,780 2. Ameer Abdullah, IB, 2011-14 (813 att., 39 TD) 4,588 3. Ahman Green, IB, 1995-97 (574 att., 42 TD) 3,880 4. Eric Crouch, QB, 1998-01 (648 att., 59 TD) 3,434 5. Roy Helu Jr., IB, 2007-10 (578 att., 28 TD) 3,404 6. Rex Burkhead, IB, 2009-12 (635 att., 30 TD) 3,329 7. Calvin Jones, IB, 1991-93 (461 att., 40 TD) 3,153 8. Ken Clark, IB, 1987-89 (494 att., 29 TD) 3,037 9. Taylor Martinez, QB, 2010-13 (585 att., 31 TD) 2,975 10. I.M. Hipp, IB, 1977-79 (495 att., 21 TD) 2,814

(Regular-season games from 1946 to 2001. The NCAA began including bowl games in statistics in 2002. Top bowl game performances are noted with an asterisk. For full record book listing, see the Nebraska football supplement available online at Huskers.com).

Single-Game Records

Attempts: 38; Rex Burkhead, IB, vs. Iowa, Nov. 25, 2011 (160 yards) Yards: 307; Roy Helu Jr., IB, vs. Missouri, Oct. 30, 2010 (28 att.) Yards, Quarter: 136, Marlon Lucky, IB, vs. Nevada, Sept. 1, 2007 (3rd, 11 att.) Note: Ahman Green had 13 carries for 159 yards in the third quarter of 1998 Orange Bowl Yards, Half: 230, Mike Rozier, IB, vs. Kansas, Nov. 12, 1983 (1st, 26 att.) Yards Per Attempt: (min. 10 att.)-19.20; Craig Johnson, IB, at Kansas, Nov. 4, 1978 (192 yards, 10 att.); (min. 20 att.)-11.70; Roger Craig, IB, vs. Florida State, Sept. 19, 1981 (234 yards, 20 att.); *12.00; Dan Alexander, IB, vs. Northwestern, Alamo Bowl, Dec. 30, 2000 (240 yards, 20 att.); (min. 30 att.)- 9.19; Mike Rozier, IB, vs. Kansas, Nov. 12, 1983 (285 yards, 31 att.) Touchdowns: 6; Calvin Jones, IB, at Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 Players Gaining 100 Yards: 4; at Baylor, Oct. 13, 2001 (Thunder Collins, IB, 165; Dahrran Diedrick, IB, 137; Eric Crouch, QB, 132; Judd Davies, FB, 119) Yards Gained by Two Players: 396; Ken Clark, IB, (256) and Steve Taylor, QB, (140), vs. Oklahoma State, Oct. 15, 1988 Long Nebraska Run: 95 (TD); Eric Crouch, QB, at Missouri, Sept. 29, 2001 Long Nebraska Run, No TD: 73; I.M. Hipp, IB, vs. Indiana, Oct. 1, 1977; Rex Burkhead, IB, at Ohio State, Oct. 6, 2012

Single-Game Rushing By Class

Freshman: 294; Calvin Jones, IB, at Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 (27 att.) Sophomore: 254; I.M. Hipp, IB, vs. Indiana, Oct. 1, 1977 (28 att.) Junior: 256; Ken Clark, IB, vs. Oklahoma St., Oct. 15,1988 (27 att.) Senior: 307; Roy Helu Jr., vs. Missouri, Oct. 30, 2010 (28 att.)

Progression of NU's Rushing Record

Yds. Player, Pos., Opp., Date (Games Held) 307 Roy Helu Jr., IB, vs. Missouri, Oct. 30, 2010 (60) 294 Calvin Jones, IB, at Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 (211) 285 Mike Rozier, IB, vs. Kansas, Nov. 12, 1983 (97) 255 Rick Berns, IB, vs. Missouri, Nov. 18, 1978 (61) 254 I.M. Hipp, IB, vs. Indiana, Oct. 1, 1977 (19) 211 Rick Berns, IB, vs. Hawaii, Dec. 4, 1976 (5) 204 Frank Solich, FB, at Air Force, Sept. 25, 1965 (136) 187 Bobby Reynolds, HB, vs. Indiana, Sept. 30, 1950 (154) 124 Bill Mueller, HB, at Kansas State, Oct. 8, 1949 (7) 105 Bill Mueller, HB, vs. South Dakota, Sept. 24, 1949 (2)

100-Yard Rushing Games by Player Player Total 200+ Bowl 1. Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83 26 7 2 2. Ameer Abdullah, IB, 2011-14 24 5 1 3. Ahman Green, IB, 1995-97 20 4 1 17 0 1 4. Eric Crouch, QB, 1998-2001 5. Calvin Jones, IB, 1991-93 16 2 0

Rushing Season

Attempts: 286; Lawrence Phillips, IB, 1994 (1,722 yards, 12 games) Yards: 2,148; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (275 att., 12 games) Yards Per Attempt: (min. 100 att.)- 8.33; Calvin Jones, IB, 1991 (900 yards, 108 att.); (min. 200 att.)—7.81; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (2,148 yards, 275 att.) Yards Per Game: 179.0, Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (2,148 yards, 12 games) Touchdowns: 29; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (12 games) Games Rushing for 100 Yards: 11; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983; Lawrence Phillips, IB, 1994; Ahman Green, IB, 1997; Ameer Abdullah, IB, 2013 Games Rushing for 200 Yards: 4; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983; Ameer Abdullah, IB, 2014 Consecutive 100-Yard Games: 11; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (games 2-12); Lawrence Phillips, IB, 1994 (games 1-11); Ahman Green, IB, 1997 (games 2-12) Consecutive 200-Yard Games: 4; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (games 9-12)

Top Rushing Seasons by Position

I-Back: Mike Rozier (1983), 2,148 yards (275 att., 29 TD) Quarterback: Jammal Lord (2002), 1,412 yards (251 att., 8 TD) Fullback: Tom Rathman (1985), 881 yards (118 att., 8 TD)

Top Rushing Seasons by Class

Mike Rozier led Nebraska's "Scoring Explosion" in 1983. Along with Rozier, quarterback Turner Gill and wide receiver Irving Fryar, the No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft, paced the Huskers, as they scored 624 points, which still ranks among the top five in NCAA history.

Consecutive 100-Yard Games, Season No. 11* 11 11* 8 8

Player, Year Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (includes four straight 200-yard games) Lawrence Phillips, IB, 1994 Ahman Green, IB, 1997 (includes three straight 200-yard games) Ameer Abdullah, IB, 2013 Bobby Reynolds, HB, 1950

*Rozier and Green had 12 straight 100-yard games, including bowls

Double 100-Yard Game Breakdown Total Games: 77 (72 by two players, 4 by three players and 1 by four players) Last Time: vs. Illinois, Sept. 27, 2014, Ameer Abdullah, IB (208), Imani Cross, IB, (109) First Time: vs. Missouri, Nov. 4, 1950, Bobby Reynolds, HB, (175), Ron Clark, HB, (129) Total Double 100-Yard Games vs. Conference: 49 (1 triple, 1 quadruple) Total Double 100-Yard Games vs. Non-Conference: 28 (2 triple) Double 100-Yard Game Record: 75-2 (50-0 Home, 23-2 Away, 2-0 Neutral)

Freshman: Ahman Green, IB (1995)*, 1,086 yards (141 att., 13 TD) Sophomore: Lawrence Phillips, IB (1994), 1,722 yards (286 att., 16 TD) Junior: Ahman Green, IB (1997), 1,877 yards (278 att., 22 TD) Senior: Mike Rozier, IB (1983), 2,148 yards (275 att., 29 TD) *denotes true freshman

Rushing Career

Attempts: 813; Ameer Abdullah, IB, 2011-14 (4,588 yards) Yards: 4,780; Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83 (668 att.) Yards Per Attempt (min. 200 att.): 7.16; Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83 (NCAA record, 4,780 yards, 668 att.) Yards Per Game: 136.6; Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83 (35 games) Touchdowns: 59; Eric Crouch, QB, 1998-01 Games Rushing for 100 Yards: 26; Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83 Games Rushing for 200 Yards: 7; Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83 Yards Gained vs. One Opponent: 599; Ahman Green, IB, vs. Iowa State, 1995-97 (three games, 176 in 1995; 214 in 1996; 209 in 1997)

Rushing by Position

I-Backs/Halfbacks Attempts, Game: 38; Rex Burkhead vs. Iowa, 2011 (160 yards) Attempts, Season: 286; Lawrence Phillips, 1994 (1,722 yards) Attempts, Career: 813; Ameer Abdullah, 2011-14 (4,588 yards) Net Yards, Game: 307; Roy Helu Jr., vs. Missouri, Oct. 30, 2010 (28 att.) Net Yards, Season: 2,148; Mike Rozier, 1983 (275 att.) Net Yards, Career: 4,780; Mike Rozier, 1981-83 (668 att.) Touchdowns, Game: 6; Calvin Jones, at Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 Touchdowns, Season: 29; Mike Rozier, 1983 Touchdowns, Career: 49; Mike Rozier, 1981-83


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Passing Records Single-Game Passing

Season Passing

No. Player, Opponent, Date Yards 1. Joe Ganz, vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 510 2. Joe Ganz, at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007 484 3. Sam Keller, vs. Ball State, Sept. 22, 2007 438 4. Zac Taylor, vs. Iowa State, Oct. 1, 2005 (2OT) 431 5. Joe Ganz, at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007 405 6. Zac Taylor, vs. Kansas, Sept. 30, 2006 395 7. Zac Taylor, at Colorado, Nov. 25, 2005 392 8. Sam Keller, vs. USC, Sept. 15, 2007 389 9. Tommy Armstrong Jr., vs. USC, Dec. 27, 2014 381 10. Taylor Martinez, vs. Southern Miss, Sept. 1, 2012 354 Bowl Record: Tommy Armstrong Jr. vs. USC, Dec. 27, 2014 (Holiday Bowl) 381

No. Player, Year (Comp.-Att.) 1. Joe Ganz, 2008 (285-420) 2. Zac Taylor, 2006 (233-391) 3. Taylor Martinez, 2012 (228-368) 4. Tommy Armstrong Jr., 2014 (184-345) 5. Zac Taylor, 2005 (237-430) 6. Sam Keller, 2007 (205-325) 7. Zac Lee, 2009 (177-302) 8. Taylor Martinez, 2011 (162-288) 9. Dave Humm, 1972 (140-266) 10. Vince Ferragamo, 1976 (145-254)

Quarterbacks Attempts, Game: 30; Jammal Lord, at Texas A&M, Oct. 26, 2002 (159 yards) Attempts, Season: 251; Jammal Lord, 2002 (1,412 yards) Attempts, Career: 648; Eric Crouch, 1998-01 (3,434 yards) Net Yards, Game: 241; Taylor Martinez, at Kansas State, Oct. 7, 2010 (15 att.) Net Yards, Season: 1,412, Jammal Lord, 2002 (251 att.) Net Yards, Career: 3,434; Eric Crouch, 1998-01 (648 att.) Touchdowns, Game: 4; Eric Crouch, vs. Iowa State, Oct. 6, 2001; Eric Crouch, vs. Kansas, Nov. 4, 2000; Scott Frost, vs. Missouri, Nov. 8, 1997; Mickey Joseph, vs. Missouri, Oct. 13, 1990; Gerry Gdowski, vs. Iowa State, Oct. 28, 1989; Taylor Martinez, at Kansas State, Oct. 7, 2010 Touchdowns, Season: 20; Eric Crouch, 2000 Touchdowns, Career: 59; Eric Crouch, 1998-01

TOP Passing Game by Class

Fullbacks Attempts, Game: 25; Jerry Brown, vs. Baylor, Nov. 17, 1956 (100 yards); Ken Kaelin, at Iowa State, Nov. 8, 1986 (126 yards) Attempts, Season: 162; Dick Davis, 1967 (717 yards) Attempts, Career: 349; Dick Davis, 1966-68 (1,477 yards) Net Yards, Game: 204; Frank Solich, at Air Force, Sept. 25, 1965 (17 att.) Net Yards, Season: 881; Tom Rathman, 1985 (118 att.) Net Yards, Career: 1,738; Andra Franklin, 1977-80 (324 att.) Note: Tony Davis gained 2,153 yards in 1973-75 on 501 att., but 1,145 yards were while playing I-back. TDs, Game: 3; Joel Makovicka, vs. Oklahoma, Nov. 1, 1997 Touchdowns, Season: 9; Mark Schellen, 1983; Joel Makovicka, 1997 Touchdowns, Career: 14; Judd Davies, 2000-03

Career Passing Yards 3,568 3,197 2,871 2,695 2,653 2,422 2,143 2,089 2,074 2,071

TOP Passing Seasons by Class

Freshman: 323; Taylor Martinez, QB, at Oklahoma State, Oct. 23, 2010 (23 of 35) Sophomore: 381; Tommy Armstrong Jr., QB, vs. USC, Dec. 27, 2014 (Holiday Bowl) (32 of 51) Junior: 510; Joe Ganz, QB, vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 (30 of 40) Senior: 438; Sam Keller, QB, vs. Ball State, Sept. 22, 2007 (29 of 37)

Freshman: 1,631; Taylor Martinez, QB, 2010 (196 att., 116 comp., 13 games) Sophomore: 2,695; Tommy Armstrong Jr., QB, 2014 (345 att., 184 comp., 13 games) Junior: 2,871; Taylor Martinez, QB, 2012 (368 att., 228 comp., 14 games) Senior: 3,568; Joe Ganz, QB, 2008 (420 att., 285 comp., 13 games)

Passing Season

Passing Career

Attempts: 430; Zac Taylor, QB, 2005 (237 comp.) Completions: 285; Joe Ganz, QB, 2008 (420 att.) Completion Percentage (min. 100 att.): 67.86; Joe Ganz, QB, 2008 (420 att., 285 comp.) Yards: 3,568; Joe Ganz, QB, 2008 Yards Per Game: 274.5; Joe Ganz, QB, 2008 (3,568 yards, 13 games) Yards Per Attempt (min. 100 att.): 9.75; Gerry Gdowski, QB, 1989 (136 att., 1,326 yards) Yards Per Completion (min. 50 comp.): 18.68; Gerry Gdowski, QB, 1989 (71 comp., 1,326 yards) Low Interception Percentage (min. 100 att.): 1.00; Tommie Frazier, QB, 1992 (100 att., 1 int.) Low Interception Percentage (min. 200 att.): 1.50; Scott Frost, QB, 1996 (200 att., 3 int.) Touchdowns: 26; Zac Taylor, QB, 2006 Touchdown Percentage (min. 100 att.): 13.97; Gerry Gdowski, QB, 1989 (136 att., 19 TD) NCAA Rating (min. 100 att.): 177.3; Gerry Gdowski, QB, 1989 (136 att., 71 comp., 2 int., 1,326 yards, 19 TD)

Attempts: 962; Taylor Martinez, QB, 2010-13 (575 comp.) Completions: 575; Taylor Martinez, QB, 2010-13 (962 att.) Completion Percentage (min. 200 att.): 65.13; Joe Ganz, QB, 2005-08 (585 att., 381 comp.) Yards: 7,258; Taylor Martinez, QB, 2010-13 Yards Per Game (min. 10 games): 225.0; Zac Taylor, QB, 2005-06 Yards Per Attempt (min. 200 att.): 8.76; Joe Ganz, QB, 2005-08 (585 att., 5,125 yards) Yards Per Completion (min. 100 comp.): 15.30; Steve Taylor, QB, 1985-88 (184 comp., 2,815 yards) Low Interception Percentage (min. 200 att.): 1.95; Scott Frost, QB, 1996-97 (359 att., 7 int.) Touchdowns: 56; Taylor Martinez, 2010-13 Touchdown Percentage (min. 200 att.): 9.17; Tommie Frazier, QB, 1992-95 (469 att., 43 TD) NCAA Rating (min. 200 att.): 157.38; Joe Ganz, QB, 200508 (585 att., 381 comp., 18 int., 5,125 yards, 44 TD)

Joe Ganz finished his career with 23 Nebraska records, including season records for passing yards and total offense. He also owns three of the top five passing games in school history.

Dave Humm completed a school-record 15 consecutive passes at Kansas on Oct. 19, 1974.

Passing Game

Attempts: 58; Joe Ganz, QB, vs. Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007 (31 comp.) Completions: 36; Zac Taylor, QB, vs. Iowa State, Oct. 1, 2005 (55 att.); Sam Keller, QB, vs. USC, Sept. 15, 2007 (54 att.); Joe Ganz, QB, at Texas Tech, Oct. 11, 2008 (44 att.) Completion Percentage: (min. 10 att.)–92.86; Taylor Martinez, QB, vs. Arkansas State, Sept. 15, 2012 (14 att., 13 comp.); (min. 20 att.)–85.19; Dave Humm, QB, at Kansas, Oct. 19, 1974 (27 att., 23 comp.) Yards: 510; Joe Ganz, QB, vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 Yards Per Attempt (min. 15 att.): 17.10; Joe Dailey, QB, vs. Baylor, Oct. 16, 2004 (342 yards, 20 att.) Yards Per Completion (min. 8 comp.): 26.33; Zac Taylor, QB, vs. Kansas, Sept. 30, 2006 (395 yards, 15 comp.) Attempts, No Interceptions: 55; Zac Taylor, QB, vs. Iowa State, Oct. 1, 2005 Touchdowns: 7; Joe Ganz, QB, vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 (40 att.; 30 comp.) Touchdown Percentage (min. 15 att.): 33.33; Steve Taylor, QB, vs. UCLA, Sept. 12, 1987 (15 att., 5 TD) NCAA Rating (min. 15 att.): 298.2; Steve Taylor, QB, vs. UCLA, Sept. 12, 1987 (15 att., 10 comp., 0 int., 217 yards, 5 TD) Long Nebraska Pass: 99 (TD); Tommy Armstrong Jr., QB, to Quincy Enunwa, WR, vs. Georgia, Jan. 1, 2014 Long Nebraska Pass, No TD: 78; Eric Crouch, QB, to Wilson Thomas, SE, at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2001

No. Player, Years (Comp.-Att.-TD) Yards 1. Taylor Martinez, 2010-13 (575-962-56) 7,258 2. Zac Taylor, 2005-06 (470-821-45) 5,850 3. Joe Ganz, 2005-08 (381-585-44) 5,125 4. Dave Humm, 1972-74 (353-637-41) 5,035 5. Jerry Tagge, 1969-71 (348-581-32) 4,704 6. Eric Crouch, 1998-01 (312-606-29) 4,481 7. Tommy Armstrong Jr., 2013-pres. (252-476-31) 3,661 8. Tommie Frazier, 1992-95 (232-469-43) 3,521 9. Turner Gill, 1980-83 (231-428-34) 3,317 10. Vince Ferragamo, 1975-76 (224-389-32) 3,224

Consecutivity

Consecutive Completed Passes: 15; Dave Humm, QB, at Kansas, Oct. 19, 1974 Consecutive Attempts, No Interceptions: 155; Scott Frost, QB, Nov. 2, 1996-Oct. 4, 1997 (9 games) Consecutive Games Throwing a Touchdown Pass: 11; Zac Taylor, QB, Oct. 1, 2005-Sept. 9, 2006 (games 4-12 in 2005, games 1-2 in 2006); Zac Taylor, QB, Sept. 23, 2006-Jan. 1, 2007 (games 4-14 in 2006); Joe Ganz, QB, Sept. 13, 2008-Jan. 1, 2009 (games 3-13 in 2008)


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Total Offense/Receiving Records Single-Game Total Offense

Single-Game Receiving

No. Player, Opponent, Date Yards 1. Joe Ganz, vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 528 2. Joe Ganz, at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007 521 3. Taylor Martinez, at Oklahoma St., Oct. 23, 2010 435 4. Zac Taylor, vs. Iowa State, Oct. 1, 2005 (2OT) 433 5. Sam Keller, vs. Ball State, Sept. 22, 2007 423 6. Tommy Armstrong Jr., vs. USC, Dec. 27, 2014 422 7. Joe Ganz, at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007 416 8. Zac Taylor, at Colorado, Nov. 25, 2005 408 9. Taylor Martinez, at Northwestern, Oct. 20, 2012 407 10. Taylor Martinez, vs. Fresno State, Sept. 10, 2011 385 Bowl Record: Tommy Armstrong Jr., vs. USC Dec. 27, 2014 (Holiday Bowl) 422

No. Player, Opponent (Receptions) Yards 1. Matt Davison, at Texas A&M, Oct. 10, 1998 (10) 167 2. Chuck Malito, at Hawaii, Dec. 4, 1976 (4) 166 3. Guy Ingles, vs. Oklahoma St., Oct. 25, 1969 (5) 163 4. Frantz Hardy, vs. Kansas, Sept. 30, 2006 (3) 159 5. Maurice Purify, at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007 158 Jordan Westerkamp, at Michigan St., Oct. 4, 2014 (9) 158 7. Niles Paul, at Kansas, Nov. 14, 2009 (4) 154 8. Frantz Hardy, vs. Maine, Sept. 3, 2005 (7) 152 9. Dennis Richnafsky, at Kansas St., Oct. 7, 1967 (14) 145 10. Niles Paul, vs. Iowa State, Oct. 24, 2009 (6) 143 Bowl Record: Johnny Mitchell, vs. Georgia Tech (5) Jan. 1, 1991 (Citrus Bowl) 138

Season Total Offense

Season Receiving

No. Player, Year (Rushing, Passing Yards) 1. Taylor Martinez, 2012 (1,019, 2,871) 2. Joe Ganz, 2008 (258, 3,568) 3. Tommy Armstrong Jr., 2014 (705, 2,695) 4. Zac Taylor, 2006 (-32, 3,197) 5. Taylor Martinez, 2011 (874, 2,089) 6. Jammal Lord, 2002 (1,412, 1,362) 7. Eric Crouch, 2001 (1,115, 1,510) 8. Zac Taylor, 2005 (-41, 2,653) 9. Taylor Martinez, 2010 (965, 1,631) 10. Sam Keller, QB, 2007 (-78, 2,422)

Career Total Offense

No. Player, Years (Rushing, Passing Yards) 1. Taylor Martinez, 2010-13 (3,975, 7,258) 2. Eric Crouch, 1998-01 (3,434, 4,481) 3. Zac Taylor, 2005-06 (-73, 5,850) 4. Tommie Frazier, 1992-95 (1,955, 3,521) 5. Joe Ganz, 2005-08 (341, 5,125) 6. Jammal Lord, 2000-03 (2,573, 2,848) 7. Jerry Tagge, 1969-71 (579, 4,704) 8. Dave Humm, 1972-74 (-8, 5,035) 9. Steve Taylor, 1985-88 (2,125, 2,815) 10. Mike Rozier, 1981-83 (4,780, 0)

Total 3,890 3,826 3,400 3,165 2,963 2,774 2,625 2,612 2,596 2,344

Total 10,233 7,915 5,777 5,476 5,466 5,421 5,283 5,027 4,940 4,780

No. Player, Year (Receptions) 1. Johnny Rodgers, 1972 (55) 2. Nate Swift, 2008 (63) 3. Johnny Rodgers, 1971 (53) 4. Kenny Bell, 2012 (50) 5. Maurice Purify, 2007 (57) 6. Niles Paul, 2009 (40) 7. Kenny Bell, 2014 (47) 8. Todd Peterson, 2008 (62) 9. Irving Fryar, 1983 (40) 10. Quincy Enunwa, 2013 (51)

Career Receiving

No. Player, Years (Receptions, Touchdowns) 1. Kenny Bell, 2011-14 (181, 21 TD) 2. Johnny Rodgers, 1970-72 (143, 25 TD) 3. Nate Swift, 2005-08 (166, 22 TD) 4. Terrence Nunn, 2004-07 (136, 11 TD) 5. Todd Peterson, 2005-08 (108, 13 TD) 6. Niles Paul, 2007-10 (103, 5 TD) 7. Quincy Enunwa, 2010-13 (115, 15 TD) 8. Matt Davison, 1997-00 (93, 6 TD) 9. Maurice Purify, 2006-07 (91, 16 TD) 10. Marlon Lucky, 2005-08 (135, 4 TD)

Yards 942 941 872 863 814 796 788 786 780 753

Yards 2,689 2,479 2,476 1,762 1,602 1,532 1,526 1,456 1,444 1,379

Single-Game Receptions

No. Player, Date Receptions 1. Dennis Richnafsky, SE, at Kansas St., Oct. 7, 1967 14 2. Marlon Lucky, IB, vs. Texas A&M, Oct. 20, 2007 13 3. Maurice Purify, WR, at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007 11 Marlon Lucky, IB, vs. Ball St., Sept. 22, 2007 11 Nate Swift, WR, vs. Baylor, Oct. 25, 2008 11 6. Matt Davison, SE, at Texas A&M, Oct. 10, 1998 10 Johnny Rodgers, WB, at Kansas St., Nov. 14, 1971 10 8. Jordan Westerkamp, WR, at Mich. St, Oct. 4, 2014 9 Kenny Bell, WR, vs. Minnesota, Nov. 17, 2012 9 Niles Paul, WR, vs. Oklahoma St., Oct. 23, 2010 9 Cory Ross, IB, at Colorado, Nov. 25, 2005 9 Nate Swift, WR, vs. Oklahoma, Oct. 29, 2005 9 Nate Swift, WR, at Missouri, Oct. 22, 2005 9 Frosty Anderson, vs. Wisconsin, SE, Sept. 29, 1973 9 Johnny Rodgers, WB, at Iowa St., Nov. 11, 1972 9 Jeff Kinney, HB, vs. Kansas, Oct. 18, 1969 9

Season Receptions

No. Player, Year 1. Marlon Lucky, 2007 2. Nate Swift, 2008 3. Todd Peterson, 2008 4. Maurice Purify, 2007 5. Johnny Rodgers, 1972 6. Johnny Rodgers, 1971 7. Kenny Bell, 2013 8. Quincy Enunwa, 2013 9. Kenny Bell, 2012 10. Kenny Bell, 2014

Career Receptions

No. Player, Years 1. Kenny Bell, 2011-14 2. Nate Swift, 2005-08 3. Johnny Rodgers, 1970-72 4. Terrence Nunn, 2004-07 5. Marlon Lucky, 2005-08 6. Quincy Enunwa, 2010-13 7. Todd Peterson, 2005-08 8. Niles Paul, 2007-10 9. Matt Davison, 1997-00 10. Maurice Purify, 2006-07

Receptions 75 63 62 57 55 53 52 51 50 47

Receptions 181 166 143 136 135 115 108 103 93 91

Scoring/All-Purpose Records Total Offense Game

Attempts: 64; Joe Ganz, QB, at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007 (6 rush, 58 pass, 521 total yards) Yards: 528; Joe Ganz, QB, vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 (18 rush, 510 pass) Touchdowns: 7; Joe Ganz, QB, vs. Kansas St., Nov. 10, 2007 (7 pass)

Best Total Offense Games by Class Freshman: 435; Taylor Martinez, QB, at Oklahoma State Oct. 23, 2010 (112 rush, 323 pass) Sophomore: 422; Tommy Armstrong Jr., QB, vs. USC, Dec. 27, 2014 (Holiday Bowl) (41 rush, 381 pass) Junior: 528; Joe Ganz, QB, vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 (18 rush, 510 pass) Senior: 423; Sam Keller, QB, vs. Ball State, Sept. 22, 2007 (438 pass, -15 rush)

Total Offense Season

Attempts: 563; Taylor Martinez, QB, 2012 (195 rush, 368 pass) Yards: 3,890; Taylor Martinez, QB, 2012 (1,019 rush, 2,871 pass) Yards Per Game: 294.3; Joe Ganz, QB, 2008 (13 games, 3,568 yards) Touchdowns: 33; Taylor Martinez, QB, 2012 (10 rush, 23 pass)

TOP Total Offense Seasons by Class

Freshman: 2,596; Taylor Martinez, QB, 2010 (965 rush, 1,631 pass) Sophomore: 3,400; Tommy Armstrong Jr., QB, 2014 (705 rush, 2,695 pass) Junior: 3,890; Taylor Martinez, QB, 2012 (1,019 rush, 2,871 pass) Senior: 3,826; Joe Ganz, QB, 2008 (258 rush, 3,568 pass)

Total Offense Career Attempts: 1,547; Taylor Martinez, QB, 2010-13 (585 rush, 962 pass) Yards: 10,233; Taylor Martinez, QB, 2010-13 (2,975 rush, 7,258 pass) Yards Per Game (min. 20 games): 232.6; Taylor Martinez, QB, 2010-13 (44 games, 10,233 yards) Touchdowns: 88; Eric Crouch, QB, 1998-01 (59 rush, 29 pass) Taylor Martinez set 37 school records as Nebraska’s starting quarterback from 2010 to 2013. He left Nebraska as the Huskers’ all-time leading passer (7,258 yards) and NU’s alltime total offense leader (10,233 yards). Martinez was the first Husker to record 10,000 yards of total offense.

Receiving Game Receptions: 14; Dennis Richnafsky, SE, at Kansas State, Oct. 7, 1967 (145 yards) Yards: 167; Matt Davison, SE, at Texas A&M, Oct. 10, 1998 (10 rec.) Yards Per Reception (min. 4 rec.): 41.50; Chuck Malito, SE, at Hawaii, Dec. 4, 1976 (4 rec., 166 yards) Touchdowns: 3; Clarence Swanson, E, vs. Colorado State, Nov. 24, 1921; Johnny Rodgers, WB, vs. Minnesota, Sept. 18, 1971; Frosty Anderson, SE, at Minnesota, Oct. 6, 1973; Don Westbrook, WB, at Kansas, Oct. 19, 1974; Tom Banderas, TE, at Missouri, Oct. 31, 1987; Tracey Wistrom, TE, vs. Iowa, Sept. 23, 2000; Maurice Purify, WR, at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007; Frantz Hardy, WR, vs. Kansas St., Nov. 10, 2007; Maurice Purify, WR, at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007; Brandon Kinnie, WR, at Oklahoma St., Oct. 23, 2010 Long Nebraska Reception: 99 (TD); Quincy Enunwa, WR, from Tommy Armstrong Jr., QB, vs. Georgia, Jan. 1, 2014 Long Nebraska Reception, No TD: 78; Wilson Thomas, SE, from Eric Crouch, QB, at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2001

TOP Pass Reception Games by Class

Freshman: 9; Nate Swift, WR, at Missouri, Oct. 22, 2005 (135 yards); vs. Oklahoma, Oct. 29, 2005 (116 yards) Sophomore: 10; Matt Davison, SE, at Texas A&M, Oct. 10, 1998 (167 yards) Junior: 13; Marlon Lucky, IB, vs. Texas A&M, Oct. 20, 2007 (125 yards) Senior: 14; Dennis Richnafsky, SE, at Kansas St., Oct. 7, 1967 (145 yards)


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TOP Pass Receptions by Position

Wide Receivers Receptions, Game: 14; Dennis Richnafsky, at Kansas State, Oct. 7, 1967 (145 yards) Receptions, Season: 63; Nate Swift, 2008 (941 yards) Receptions, Career: 181; Kenny Bell, 2011-14 (2,689 yards) Yards Gained, Game: 167; Matt Davison, at Texas A&M, Oct. 10, 1998 (10 rec.) Yards Gained, Season: 942; Johnny Rodgers, 1972 (55 rec.) Yards Gained, Career: 2,689; Kenny Bell, 2011-14 (181 rec.) Touchdowns, Game: 3; Johnny Rodgers, vs. Minnesota, Sept. 18, 1971; Frosty Anderson, at Minnesota, Oct. 6, 1973; Maurice Purify, WR, at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007; Frantz Hardy, WR, vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007; Maurice Purify, WR, at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007; Brandon Kinnie, WR, at Oklahoma St., Oct. 23, 2010 Touchdowns, Season: 12; Quincy Enunwa, 2013 Touchdowns, Career: 25; Johnny Rodgers, 1970-72 Tight Ends Receptions, Game: 8; Matt Herian, vs. Southern Miss, Sept. 11, 2004 (71 yards); Dennis Morrison vs. Colorado, Oct. 22, 1966 Receptions, Season: 32; Mike McNeill, 2008 (442 yards) Receptions, Career: 82; Mike McNeill, 2007-10 (1,072 yards) Yards Gained, Game: 137; Johnny Mitchell, vs. Oklahoma, Nov. 29, 1991 (7 rec.) Note: Johnny Mitchell caught five passes for 138 yards vs. Georgia Tech in the 1991 Citrus Bowl Yards Gained, Season: 560; Junior Miller, 1978 (30 rec.) Yards Gained, Career: 1,243; Matt Herian, 2002-06 (65 rec.) Touchdowns, Game: 3; Tracey Wistrom, vs. Iowa, Sept. 23, 2000; Tom Banderas, at Missouri, Oct. 31, 1987 Touchdowns, Season: 8; Kyler Reed, 2010 Touchdowns, Career: 14; Todd Millikan, 1985-88 Running Backs Receptions, Game: 13; Marlon Lucky, vs. Texas A&M, Oct. 20, 2007 (125 yards) Receptions, Season: 75; Marlon Lucky, 2007 (705 yards) Receptions, Career: 135; Marlon Lucky, 2005-08 (1,379 yards) Yards Gained, Game: 131; Cory Ross, vs. Iowa State, Oct. 1, 2005 (8 rec.) Yards Gained, Season: 705; Marlon Lucky, 2007 (75 rec.) Yards Gained, Career: 1,379; Marlon Lucky, 2005-08 (135 rec.) Touchdowns, Game: 2; Ahman Green, vs. Kansas State, Oct. 21, 1995; Cory Ross vs. Iowa State, Oct. 1, 2005 Touchdowns, Season: 4; Dick Hutton, 1948; Kent McCloughan, 1964 Touchdowns, Career: 7; Ameer Abdullah, 2011-14

Scoring Game

Points: 36; Calvin Jones, IB, at Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 (6 TD) Touchdowns: 7; Harvey Rathbone, FB, vs. Haskell, Nov. 24, 1910 (Touchdowns were worth 5 points) Points By Kicking: 22; Dale Klein, PK, at Missouri, Oct. 19, 1985 (7 FG, 1 PAT) Conversions: 17; Owen Frank, B, vs. Haskell, Nov. 24, 1910 Field Goals: 7; Dale Klein, PK, at Missouri, Oct. 19, 1985 (7 att., NCAA record) Field Goal Attempts: 7; Dale Klein, PK, at Missouri, Oct. 19, 1985 (7 made, NCAA record) Most Field Goals Missed: 4; Byron Bennett, PK, at Arizona State, Sept. 28, 1991 Long Nebraska Field Goal Made: 57; Alex Henery, PK, vs. Colorado, Nov. 28, 2008 Long Rushing Touchdown: 95; Eric Crouch, QB, at Missouri, Sept. 29, 2001 Long Receiving Touchdown: 99 (TD); Quincy Enunwa, WR, from Tommy Armstrong Jr., QB, vs. Georgia, Jan. 1, 2014

Scoring Season

Points: 174; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 Points Per Game: 17.4; Bobby Reynolds, HB, 1950 (9 games, 157 points) Touchdowns: 29; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 Points By Kicking: 119; Brett Maher, PK, 2012 Conversions: 62; Kris Brown, PK, 1997 (62 att.) Conversion Attempts: 62; Kris Brown, PK, 1997 (62 made) PAT Kicks, No Misses: 62; Kris Brown, PK, 1997 (62 att.) Field Goals: 24; Alex Henery, PK, 2009 (28 att.)

Field Goal Attempts: 28; Alex Henery, PK, 2009 (24 made) High Field-Goal Percentage (min. 5 att.): 100.0; Alex Henery, PK, 2007 (8-8) Perfect PAT Seasons (min. 20 att.): 1985: Dale Klein, PK, (38-38); 1987: Chris Drennan, PK, (53-53); 1988: Gregg Barrios, PK, (24-24); 1989: Gregg Barrios, PK, (57-57); 1997: Kris Brown, PK, (62-62); 2000: Josh Brown, PK, (60-60); 2002: Josh Brown, PK, (46-46); 2003: David Dyches, PK (32-32); 2007: Alex Henery, PK, (45-45); 2009: Alex Henery, PK (38-38); 2010: Alex Henery, PK, (54-54); 2012: Brett Maher, PK (59-59); 2014: Drew Brown, PK (59-59).

Points Scored in a Season By Class

Freshman: 101; Drew Brown, PK, 2014 (59 PAT, 14 FG) Sophomore: 157; Bobby Reynolds, HB, 1950 (22 TD, 25 PAT) Junior: 132; Ahman Green, IB, 1997 (22 TD) Senior: 174; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (29 TD)

Scoring Career

Points: 397; Alex Henery, PK, 2007-10 Points Per Game: 9.2; Bobby Reynolds, HB, 1950-52 (23 games, 211 points) Touchdowns: 61; Eric Crouch, QB, 1998-01 Points By Kicking: 397; Alex Henery, PK, 2007-10 (193194 PAT, 68-76 FG) Conversions: 217; Kris Brown, PK, 1995-98 (222 att.) Conversion Attempts: 222; Kris Brown, PK, 1995-98 (217 made) Conversion Percentage (min. 80 att.): 99.5; Alex Henery, PK, 2007-10 (193-194) Consecutive Conversions Made: 116; Alex Henery, PK, (Nov. 1, 2008-Dec. 30, 2010) Field Goals: 68; Alex Henery, PK, 2007-10 (76 att.) Field Goal Attempts: 77; Kris Brown, PK, 1995-98 (57 made) Field-Goal Percentage (min. 10 att.): 89.5; Alex Henery, PK, 2007-10 (68-76) NCAA Record Consecutive Field Goals Made: 18; Alex Henery, PK Dec. 5, 2009-Oct. 30, 2010 Consecutive Field Goals Made to Start Career: 12; Alex Henery, PK, 2007-08

All-Purpose Yards Game

Attempts: 41; Brandon Jackson, IB, vs. Colorado, Nov. 24, 2006 (190 yards) Yards: 341, Ameer Abdullah, IB, vs. Rutgers Oct. 25, 2014 (23 att.) Yards Per Attempt (min. 15 att.): 16.63; Johnny Rodgers, WB, at Colorado, Nov. 4, 1972 (16 att., 266 yards)

All-Purpose Yard Games By Class Freshman: 298; Calvin Jones, IB, at Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 (28 att.) Sophomore: 284; I.M. Hipp, IB, vs. Indiana, Oct. 1, 1977 (29 att.) Junior: 266; Marlon Lucky, IB, vs. Nevada, Sept. 1, 2007 (33 att.) Senior: 341; Ameer Abdullah, IB, vs. Rutgers Oct. 25, 2014 (23 att.)

All-Purpose Yards Season

Attempts: 311; Ameer Abdullah, IB, 2013 (1,999 yards) Yards: 2,486; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (296 att.) Yards Per Attempt (min. 100 att.): 15.02; Johnny Rodgers, WB, 1971 (132 att., 1,983 yards)

All-Purpose Yard Seasons By Class

Season Scoring

No. Player, Position, Year Points 174 1. Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (29 TD) 2. Bobby Reynolds, HB, 1950 (22 TD, 25 PAT) 157 3. Ahman Green IB, 1997 (22 TD) 132 132 Ameer Abdullah IB, 2014 (22 TD) 5. Eric Crouch, QB, 2000 (20 TD) 120 119 6. Brett Maher, PK, 2012 (59 PAT, 20 FG) 7. Eric Crouch, QB, 2001 (19 TD, 1 PAT) 116 Kris Brown, PK, 1997 (62 PAT, 18 FG) 116 9. Scott Frost, QB, 1997 (19 TD) 114 10. Alex Henery, PK, 2008 (56 PAT, 18 FG) 110 Alex Henery, PK, 2009 (38 PAT, 24 FG) 110

Career Scoring

No. Player, Position, Years Points 1. Alex Henery, PK, 2007-10 (193 PAT, 68 FG) 397 2. Kris Brown, PK, 1995-98 (217 PAT, 57 FG) 388 3. Eric Crouch, QB, 1998-01 (61 TD, 1 PAT) 368 4. Josh Brown, PK, 1999-02 (186 PAT, 43 FG) 315 5. Mike Rozier, IB, 1981-83 (52 TD) 312 6. Ameer Abdullah, IB, 2011-14 (48 TD) 288 7. Ahman Green, IB, 1995-97 (45 TD) 270 8. Johnny Rodgers, WB, 1970-72 (44 TD) 264 9. Calvin Jones, IB, 1991-93 (42 TD) 252 10. Tommie Frazier, QB, 1992-95 (36 TD, 3 PAT) 222 Byron Bennett, PK, 1990-93 (150 PAT, 24 FG) 222

Single-Game All-Purpose

No. Player, Opponent, Date (Attempts) Yards 1. Ameer Abdullah, vs. Rutgers, Oct. 25, 2014 (23) 341 2. Roy Helu Jr., vs. Missouri, Oct. 30, 2010 (29) 321 3. Ameer Abdullah, vs. Miami, Sept. 20, 2014 (40) 313 4. Calvin Jones at Kansas, Nov. 9, 1991 (28) 298 5. Rick Berns vs. Missouri, Nov. 18, 1978 (39) 289 6. Mike Rozier vs. Kansas, Nov. 12, 1983 (32) 285 7. I.M. Hipp vs. Indiana, Oct. 1, 1977 (29) 284 8. Craig Johnson vs. Kansas, Nov. 4, 1978 (11) 270 9. Ameer Abdullah vs. USC, Dec. 27, 2014 (36) 269 10. Marlon Lucky vs. Nevada, Sept. 1, 2007 (33) 266 Johnny Rodgers at Colorado, Nov. 4, 1972 (16) 266

Season All-Purpose No. Player, Year (Attempts) 1. Mike Rozier, 1983 (296) 2. Ameer Abdullah, 2014 (300) 3. Johnny Rodgers, 1972 (160) 4. Ameer Abdullah, 2013 (311) 5. Johnny Rodgers, 1971 (132) 6. Ahman Green, 1997 (278) 7. Lawrence Phillips, 1994 (308) 8. Ameer Abdullah, 2012 (283) 9. Mike Rozier, 1982 (252) 10. Marlon Lucky, 2007 (282)

Career All-Purpose

No. Player, Years (Attempts) 1. Ameer Abdullah, 2011-14 (978) 2. Johnny Rodgers, 1970-72 (406) 3. Mike Rozier, 1981-83 (708) 4. Ahman Green, 1995-97 (574) 5. Marlon Lucky, 2005-08 (672) 6. Kenny Bell, 2011-14 (239) 7. Rex Burkhead, 2009-12 (706) 8. Roy Helu Jr., 2007-10 (632) 9. Cory Ross, 2002-05 (675) 10. Eric Crouch, 1998-01 (651)

Yards 2,486 2,272 2,011 1,999 1,983 1,982 1,894 1,884 1,790 1,743

Yards 7,186 5,586 5,445 4,280 4,214 4,075 3,953 3,905 3,559 3,543

Freshman: 1,259; Ahman Green, IB, 1995 (157 att.) Sophomore: 1,894; Lawrence Phillips, IB, 1994 (308 att.) Junior: 1,999; Ameer Abdullah, IB, 2013 (311 att.) Senior: 2,486; Mike Rozier, IB, 1983 (296 att.)

All-Purpose Yards Career

Attempts: 978; Ameer Abdullah, IB, 2011-14 (7,186 yards) Yards: 7,186; Ameer Abdullah, IB, 2011-14 (978 att.) Yards Per Attempt (min. 200 att.): 17.05; Kenny Bell, WR, 2011-14 (239 att., 4,075 yards)

Ameer Abdullah set a Nebraska record with 7,186 career all-purpose yards from 2011-14.


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Special Teams/Defense Records Punting Game

Punts: 18; Paul Dobson, vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 28, 1918 Average (min. 3 punts): 57.6; Dan Hadenfeldt, vs. Colorado, Nov. 26, 1999 (7 punts, 403 yards) Long Nebraska Punt: 87; Mike Stigge, vs. Oklahoma State, Oct. 10, 1992

Punting Season

Punts: 77; Alex Henery, 2009 (41.4 avg.) Average (min. 30 punts): 46.51; Sam Koch, 2005 (3,302 yards, 71 punts)

Punting Career

Punts: 195; Kyle Larson, 2001-02-03 (43.67 avg.) Average (min. 100 punts): 44.54; Dan Hadenfeldt, 19972000 (4,632 yards, 104 punts)

Punt Return Game

Returns: 9; Dana Stephenson, CB/P, at TCU, Oct. 25, 1967 (68 yards) Yards: 170; Johnny Rodgers, WB, at Oklahoma State, Oct. 23, 1971 (7 ret.) Yards Per Return (min. 3 ret.): 37.00; Larry Wachholtz, S, vs. Colorado, Oct. 23, 1965 (3 ret., 111 yards) Touchdowns: 2; DeJuan Groce, RCB, vs. Troy State, Aug. 31, 2002 (83 and 72 yards) Long Nebraska Punt Return: 95 (TD); Eric Hagg, DB, vs. Texas, Oct. 16, 2010 Long Nebraska Punt Return, No TD: 68; Corey Dixon, SE, at Colorado, Oct. 30, 1993

Punt Return Season

Returns: 43; DeJuan Groce, RCB, 2002 (732 yards) Yards: 732; DeJuan Groce, RCB, 2002 (43 ret.) Yards Per Return (min. 10 ret.): 20.33; Bobby Newcombe, WB, 1997 (12 returns, 244 yards) Touchdowns: 4; DeJuan Groce, RCB, 2002

Punt Return Career

Returns: 98; Johnny Rodgers, WB, 1970-72 (1,515 yards) Yards: 1,515; Johnny Rodgers, WB, 1970-72 (98 ret.) Yards Per Return: 18.33; Pat Fischer, HB, 1958-60 (30 ret., 550 yards) Touchdowns: 7; Johnny Rodgers, WB, 1970-72

Kick Return Game

Returns: 7; Ameer Abdullah, IB, at Wisconsin, Oct. 1, 2011 (187 yards); Josh Davis, IB, at Kansas State, Nov. 16, 2002 (186 yards); Joe Walker, ROV, at Missouri, Nov. 8, 1997 (185 yards); Cortney Grixby, CB, vs. Oklahoma State, Oct. 13, 2007 (161 yards); Cortney Grixby, CB, vs. Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007 (107 yards); Niles Paul, WR, at Oklahoma, Nov. 1, 2008 (145 yards) Yards: 211; Ameer Abdullah, IB, vs. Fresno State, Sept. 10, 2011 (5 returns) Yards Per Return (min. 3 ret.): 51.0; Tyrone Hughes, WB, at Kansas St., Oct. 6, 1990 (3 ret., 153 yards) Touchdowns: 1; by several players, most recently Kenny Bell, WR, at Penn State, Nov. 23, 2013 (99 yards) Long Nebraska Kickoff Return: 105; Owen Frank, B, vs. Kansas State, Oct. 14, 1911; Modern record: 100; Ron Clark, HB, at Kansas State, Oct. 8, 1949; Niles Paul, WR, at Oklahoma State, Oct. 23, 2010; Ameer Abdullah, IB, vs. Fresno State, Sept. 10, 2011

Kick Return Season

Returns: 45; Cortney Grixby, CB, 2007 (1,094 yards) Yards: 1,094; Cortney Grixby, CB, 2007 (45 ret.) Yards Per Return (min. 5 ret.): 33.71; Pat Fischer, HB, 1958 (7 ret., 236 yards) Touchdowns: 1; several players, most recent Kenny Bell, WR, 2013

Kick Return Career

Returns: 92; Josh Davis, IB, 2000-03 (2,265 yards) Yards: 2,265; Josh Davis, IB, 2000-03 (92 ret.) Yards Per Return (min. 10 ret.): 28.29; Tyrone Hughes, WB, 1989-92 (51 ret., 1,443 yards) Touchdowns: 2; Niles Paul, WR, 2007-10

Defense Game

Total Tackles: 30; Clete Pillen, SLB, vs. Okla. St., Nov. 6, 1976 Unassisted Tackles: 16; Barrett Ruud, MLB, vs. Kansas State, Oct. 23, 2004 Assisted Tackles: 19; Rich Glover, MG, at Oklahoma, Nov. 25, 1971 Tackles for Loss: 7; Jim Skow, RT, vs. Missouri, Oct. 19, 1985 (40 yards); Jared Crick, DT, at Baylor, Oct. 31, 2009 (28 yards); Ndamukong Suh, DT, vs. Texas, Dec. 5, 2009 (22 yards) Yards: 46; Sherwin Jarmon, DE, vs. Iowa St., Nov. 8, 1969 Sacks: 5; Jared Crick, DT, at Baylor, Oct. 31, 2009 (24 yards) Yards: 37; Jim Skow, RT, vs. Kansas St., Nov. 2, 1985 (3 sacks) Fumble Recoveries: 3; Broderick Thomas, OLB, at Colorado, Oct. 25, 1986 Fumble Returns for TD: 1; many times, most recently Josh Mitchell, CB, vs. Miami, Sept. 20, 2014 (57 yards) Long Fumble Return: 74 yards; Ralph Brown, RCB, at Kansas State, Nov. 14, 1998 Passes Broken Up: 7; Ralph Brown, RCB, vs. Colorado, Nov. 29, 1996 Pass Interceptions: 3; Dana Stephenson, RCB, vs. Colorado, Nov. 1, 1969; Joe Blahak, LCB, vs. Kansas St., Nov. 14, 1970; Ric Lindquist, LCB, at Kansas St., Nov. 10, 1979; Matt O'Hanlon, FS, vs. Oklahoma, Nov. 7, 2009 INT Returns for TD: 1; many times, most recently Avery Moss, Nov. 2, 2013 vs. Northwestern (25 yards) Long Nebraska INT Return, TD: 95; Willie Greenlaw, DB, vs. Colorado, Nov. 12, 1955; Bill Kosch, S, vs. Texas A&M, Sept. 25, 1971 Long Nebraska INT Return, No TD: 68; Bret Clark, S, vs. Minnesota, Sept. 15, 1984 Total INT Return Yards: 116; Joe Blahak, LCB, vs. Kansas State, Nov. 14, 1970 (3 int.); Bill Kosch, S, vs. Texas A&M, Sept. 25, 1971 (2 int.) Blocked Kicks: 2; Kyle Vanden Bosch, RE, vs. Texas A&M, Nov. 6, 1999 (2 FG); Barron Miles, CB, vs. Pacific, 1994 (2 punts); Lannie Hopkins, ROV, vs. Kansas, 2002 (2 punts); Kieron Williams, S, vs. USC, Dec. 27, 2014 (2 punts)

Longest Field Goals

No. Player, Opponent, Date Yards 1. Alex Henery vs. Colorado, Nov. 28, 2008 57 2. Chris Drennan vs. Northern Illinois, Sept. 9, 1989 55 Billy Todd vs. Kansas, Nov. 12, 1977 55 Paul Rogers vs. Kansas, Oct. 18, 1969 55 5. Rich Sanger vs. Texas A&M, Sept. 16, 1972 54 Brett Maher at UCLA, Sept. 8, 2012 54 7. Alex Henery vs. Oklahoma, Dec. 4, 2010 53 8. Alex Henery at Oklahoma State, Oct. 23, 2010 52 Alex Henery vs. Texas, Dec. 5, 2009 52 Kevin Seibel at Colorado, Oct. 25, 1980 52

Longest Punts 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 9.

Longest Punt Returns 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Defense Season

Total Tackles: 152; Lavonte David, LB, 2010 Unassisted Tackles: 86; Barrett Ruud, MLB, 2004 Assisted Tackles: 95; Lee Kunz, SLB, 1977 Tackles for Loss: 25; Jim Skow, RT, 1985 (163 yards) Yards: 163; Jim Skow, RT, 1985 (25 tackles) Sacks: 15; Jim Skow, RT, 1985 (139 yards); Trev Alberts, OLB, 1993 (88 yards) Yards: 139; Jim Skow, RT, 1985 (15 sacks) Fumble Recoveries: 6; Broderick Thomas, OLB, 1986 Returns for Touchdown: 1; many times, most recently Josh Mitchell, CB, 2014 Passes Broken Up: 17; DeJuan Groce, RCB, 2000 Pass Interceptions: 10; Josh Bullocks, FS, 2003 Returns for Touchdown: 3; Dave Mason, M, 1971 Total INT Return Yards: 187; Daniel Bullocks, SS, 2004 (5 INT) Blocked Kicks: 4; Barron Miles, CB, 1994 (4 punts)

Defense Career

Total Tackles: 432; Barrett Ruud, MLB, 2001-04 Unassisted Tackles: 218; Barrett Ruud, MLB, 2001-04 Assisted Tackles: 214; Barrett Ruud, MLB, 2001-04 Tackles for Loss: 58.5; Grant Wistrom, RE, 1994-97 (260 yards) Yards: 288; Jim Skow, RT, 1983-85 (44 tackles) Sacks: 29.5; Trev Alberts, OLB, 1990-93 (196 yards) Yards: 223; Jim Skow, RT, 1983-84-85 (26 sacks) Fumble Recoveries: 9; Ron Pruitt, LT, 1973-76 Passes Broken Up: 50; Ralph Brown, RCB, 1996-99 Pass Interceptions: 14; Dana Stephenson, RCB, 1967-69 Returns for Touchdown: 3; Dave Mason, M, 1969-71; Joe Walker, ROV, 1997-00 Total INT Return Yards: 253; Ralph Brown, RCB, 1996-99 (11 INT) Blocked Kicks: 7; Barron Miles, CB, 1992-94 (7 punts)

Mike Stigge vs. Oklahoma State, Oct. 10, 1992 87 Sam Koch vs. Pittsburgh, Sept. 17, 2005 84 Kyle Larson at Texas, Nov. 1, 2003 80 Sam Koch vs. Wake Forest, Sept. 10, 2005 76 Alex Henery at Virginia Tech, Sept. 19, 2009 76 Jesse Kosch vs. Arizona State, Sept. 16, 1995 74 Dan Hadenfeldt vs. California, Nov. 26, 1999 73 Darin Erstad at Oklahoma, Nov. 25, 1994 73 Kyle Larson vs. Troy State, Oct. 4, 2003 71 Kyle Larson vs. Utah State, Sept. 7, 2002 71 Bowl Game: Sam Foltz vs. USC, Dec. 27, 2014 (Holiday Bowl) 64

Eric Hagg vs. Texas, Oct. 16, 2010 95 Bobby Newcombe vs. Missouri, Sept. 30, 2000 94 Johnny Rodgers at Oklahoma State, Oct. 23, 1971 92 DeJuan Groce vs. Missouri, Oct. 12, 2002 89 Nate Swift vs. Virginia Tech, Sept. 27, 2008 88 Dave Butterfield vs. TCU, Sept. 25, 1976 87 De’Mornay Pierson-El at Fresno St., Sept. 13, 2014 86 Pat Fischer vs. Oklahoma State, Nov. 12, 1960 84 DeJuan Groce vs. Troy State, Aug. 31, 2002 83 Irving Fryar at Hawaii, Dec. 4, 1982 82 Ron Clark at Penn State, Oct. 15, 1949 82 Don Bloom vs. Kansas State, Nov. 6, 1948 82 Bowl Game: Johnny Rodgers vs. Alabama, Jan. 1, 1972 (Orange Bowl) 77

Longest Kickoff Returns 1. 2.

Owen Frank vs. Kansas State, Oct. 14, 1911 105 Ameer Abdullah vs. Fresno St., Sept. 10, 2011 100 Niles Paul at Oklahoma State, Oct. 23, 2010 100 Ron Clark at Kansas State, Oct. 8, 1949 100 5. Kenny Bell at Penn State, Nov. 23, 2013 99 Joe Walker vs. Louisiana Tech, Aug. 29, 1998 99 Tyrone Hughes at Kansas State, Oct. 6, 1990 99 8. Keith Jones vs. Kansas, Nov. 16, 1985 98 Johnny Rodgers vs. Texas A&M, Sept. 25, 1971 98 10. Cortney Grixby vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 94 Bowl Game: Willie Ross vs. Miami, Dec. 15, 1962 (Gotham Bowl) 92

Season Tackles 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Lavonte David, LB, 2010 Barrett Ruud, MLB, 2003 Barrett Ruud, MLB, 2004 Lee Kunz, WLB, 1977 Lavonte David, LB, 2011 Jerry Murtaugh, SLB, 1970 Clete Pillen, SLB, 1976 Demorrio Williams, WLB, 2003 Mike Knox, WLB, 1983 Clete Pillen, WLB, 1975

Career Tackles 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Barrett Ruud, MLB, 2001-04 Jerry Murtaugh, SLB, 1968-70 Mike Brown, ROV, 1996-99 Lavonte David, LB, 2010-11 Lee Kunz, SLB, 1976-78 Clete Pillen, LB, 1974-76 Steve Damkroger, SLB, 1979-82 Ed Stewart, LB, 1991-94 Marc Munford, WLB, 1983-86 Jim Wightman, WLB, 1975-77

152 149 143 141 133 132 129 128 125 125

432 342 287 285 276 273 269 257 256 254


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Team Records Scoring, Game

High: 119; vs. Haskell (0), Nov. 24, 1910 Modern era: 84; at Minnesota (13), Sept. 17, 1983 Low: 0; 99 times, most recently at Arizona State (19), Sept. 21, 1996 First Half: 63; vs. Arizona St., Sept. 16, 1995; vs. Iowa St., Nov. 15, 1997 Second Half: 56; vs. Oklahoma, Nov. 2, 1996 First Quarter: 38; vs. Baylor, Oct. 21, 2000 Second Quarter: 35; at Kansas, Nov. 4, 1978; vs. Kansas, Oct. 26, 1996 Third Quarter: 48; vs. Colorado, Oct. 22, 1983 Fourth Quarter: 30; at Hawaii, Dec. 4, 1982 Victory Margin: 119; vs. Haskell (119-0), Nov. 24, 1910 Modern era: 71; at Minnesota (84-13), Sept. 17, 1983 Defeat Margin: 60; at Texas Tech (10-70), Oct. 9, 2004 Touchdowns: 12; at Minnesota, Sept. 17, 1983 PATs, Kick: 11; at Army, Sept. 23, 1972; vs. Arizona St., Sept. 16, 1995; vs. Iowa St., Nov. 15, 1997 2PATs, Made: 5; at Kansas, Nov. 10, 1962 (5 att.) 2PATs, Attempted: 5; at Kansas, Nov. 10, 1962 (5 att.) Field Goals, Made: 7; at Missouri, Oct. 19, 1985 (ties NCAA record, 7 att.) Field Goals, Attempted: 7; at Missouri, Oct. 19, 1985 (ties NCAA record, 7 made) Safeties: 1; several games, vs. Penn State, Nov. 10, 2012 Quickest Score: 0:07; Terrell Farley, 21-yard fumble return at Texas Tech, Oct. 19, 1996

Scoring, Season

High: 624; 1983 Low: 21; 1892 Points Per Game: 52.4; 1995 (576, 11 games) Low Points Per Game: 4.2; 1892 (21 in 5 games) High Touchdowns: 89; 1983 Low Touchdowns: 10; 1957, 1958 High PATs, Kick: 77; 1983 (85 att.) Low PATs, Kick: 4; 1957 (10 att.) High 2PATs, Made (since 1958): 11; 1962 (20 att.) High 2PATs, Attempted (since 1958): 20; 1962 (11 made) Field Goals Made: 24; 2009 (28 att.) Field Goals Attempted: 28; 2009 (24 made) High Field Goal Pct. (min. 10 att.): 94.7; 2010 (18-19) Safeties: 3; 1989, 1999

First Downs, Game

Total: 44; vs. Utah St., Sept. 7, 1991 By Rush: 36; vs. New Mexico St., Sept. 18, 1982 (NCAA record) By Pass: 24; vs. Iowa State, Oct. 1, 2005 (2OT) By Penalty: 6; vs. USC, Sept. 20, 1969; vs. Louisiana Tech, Aug. 29, 1998; vs. USC, Sept. 15, 2007

First Downs, Season Total: 330; 2012 (Low: 56; 1947) By Rush: 249; 1982 (Low: 42; 1947) By Pass: 184; 2007 (Low: 12; 1947) By Penalty: 30; 2012 (Low: 1; 1946)

Rushing, Game High Yards: 677; vs. New Mexico St., Sept. 18, 1982 (78 att.) (then-NCAA record) Low Yards: -17; vs. Oklahoma, Nov. 24, 1951 (33 att.) High Attempts: 86; vs. South Dakota, Sept. 20, 1952 (398 yards) Low Attempts: 19; at Missouri, Oct. 22, 2005 (-2 yards) High Yards Per Attempt: 10.82; at Minnesota, Sept. 17, 1983 (595 yards/55 att.) Low Yards Per Attempt: -0.52; vs. Oklahoma, Nov. 24, 1951 (-17 yards/33 att.) Touchdowns: 9; at Minnesota; Sept. 17, 1983; vs. Oregon, Sept. 28, 1985; vs. Iowa St., Nov. 15, 1997

Rushing, Season

High Yards: 4,820; 1983 (724 att.) Low Yards: 918; 1947 (315 att.) High Yards Per Game: 401.7; 1983 (4,820 yards/12 games) Low Yards Per Game: 96.0; 2005 (1,152 yards/12 games) High Attempts: 762; 1982 (4,732 yards) Low Attempts: 315; 1947 (918 yards) High Yards Per Attempt: 7.01; 1995 (4,398 yards/627 att.) Low Yards Per Attempt: 2.57; 1958 (1,135 yards/442 att.) High Yards Lost: 580; 1951 Low Yards Lost: 157; 1974 Touchdowns: 66; 1983, 1997 (Low: 3; 1958)

Passing, Game High Yards: 519; vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007, (31 comp., 43 att.) Low Yards: -3; at Iowa St., Nov. 8, 1986 (1 comp., 9 att.) High Attempts: 58; at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007 (31 comp.) Low Attempts: 1; at Iowa St., Nov. 12, 1949 (0 comp.) High Completions: 37; at Texas Tech, Oct. 11, 2008 (45 att.) Low Completions: 0; eight times, most recently vs. Colorado, Nov. 18, 1961 High Completion Pct. (min. 15 att.): 85.19; at Kansas, Oct. 19, 1974 (23-27) Low Completion Pct. (min. 15 att.): 17.65; three times, most recently, at Iowa State, Nov. 9, 1957 (3-17) High Yards Per Attempt (min. 15 att.): 17.1; vs. Baylor, Oct. 16, 2004 (342 yards/20 att.) Low Yards Per Attempt (min. 15 att.): 0.59; at Penn St., Oct. 15, 1949 (10 yards/17 att.) High Yards Per Completion (min. 10 comp.): 28.30; at Kansas, Nov. 4, 1978 (283 yards/10 comp.) Low Yards Per Completion (min. 10 comp.): 5.33; at Minnesota, Oct. 2, 1948 (64 yards/12 comp.) High Attempts, No INT: 55; vs. Iowa State, Oct. 1, 2005 High Interceptions: 5; at Texas Tech, Oct. 9, 2004 (42 att.); vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 13, 1954 (23 att.) High INT Pct. (min. 15 att.): 26.67; at Oklahoma, Nov. 23,1985 (15 att./4 INT) Touchdowns: 7; vs. Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 (43 att.) Touchdown Pct. (min. 15 att.): 33.33; vs. UCLA, Sept. 12, 1987; at Missouri, Oct. 31, 1987 (both 15 att./5 TD) High NCAA Pass Efficiency (min. 15 att.): 298.2; vs. UCLA, Sept. 12, 1987 (15-10-0/217/5) Low NCAA Pass Efficiency (min. 15 att.): -24.5; at Penn State, Oct. 15, 1949 (17-3-4/10/0)

Passing, Season

Eric Crouch, the 2001 Heisman Trophy winner, helped Nebraska earn a spot in the 2001 BCS National Championship Game. That same season, Crouch rushed for 132 yards against Baylor. A school-record four Huskers topped the century mark against the Bears, as Nebraska ran for 641 yards against Baylor, the second-highest total in school history.

High Yards: 3,886; 2007 (296 comp., 481 att.) Low Yards: 321; 1960 (24 comp., 72 att.) High Yards Per Game: 323.8; 2007 (3,886 yards/12 games) Low Yards Per Game: 32.1; 1960 (321 yards/10 games) High Attempts: 481; 2007 (296 comp.) Low Attempts: 72; 1960 (24 comp.) High Completions: 296; 2007 (481 att.) Low Completions: 24; 1960 (72 att.) High Completion Pct.: 68.13; 2008 (295 comp., 433 att.) Low Completion Pct.: 28.57; 1947 High Yards Per Attempt: 9:09; 1978 (1,800 yards/198 att.)

Low Yards Per Attempt: 3.91; 1959 (395 yards/101 att.) High Yards Per Completion: 19.64; 1989 (1,080 yards/55 comp.) Low Yards Per Completion: 11.16; 1958 (413 yards/37 comp.) High Interceptions: 23; 2004 (322 att.) Low Interceptions: 3; 1989 (168 att.); 1996 (222 att.) High INT Pct.: 17.82; 1957 (18 INT/101 att.) Low INT Pct.: 1.35; 1996 (3 INT/222 att.) High Touchdowns: 32; 2006 (411 att.) Low Touchdowns: 1; 1957 (101 att.); 1960 (72 att.) High Touchdown Pct.: 13.69; 1989 (168 att./23 TD) Low Touchdown Pct.: 0.99; 1957 (101 att./1 TD) High NCAA Pass Efficiency: 166.9; 1989 (168-83-3/1,518/23) Low NCAA Pass Efficiency: 35.9; 1957 (101-33-18/428/1)

Total Offense, Game

High Yards: 883; New Mexico St., Sept. 18, 1982 (677 rush, 206 pass) Low Yards: 15; at Penn St., Oct. 15, 1949 (5 rush, 10 pass) High Attempts: 108; at Missouri, Oct. 9, 1971 (73 rush, 35 pass) Low Attempts: 35; three times, most recently, vs. Colorado, Nov. 18, 1961 (23 rush, 12 pass) High Yards, Half: 508 (1st); vs. Arizona St., Sept. 16, 1995 (284 rush, 224 pass) High Yards Per Attempt: 11.29; at Minnesota, Sept. 17, 1983 (790 yards/70 att.) Low Yards Per Attempt: 0.29; at Penn St., Oct. 15, 1949 (15 yards/52 att.)

Total Offense, Season

High Yards: 6,560; 1983 (4,820 rush, 1,740 pass) Low Yards: 1,275; 1947 (918 rush, 357 pass) High Attempts: 1,076; 1971 (696 rush, 380 pass) Low Attempts: 406; 1947 (315 rush, 91 pass) High Yards Per Game: 556.3; 1995 (399.8 rush, 156.5 pass) Low Yards Per Game: 141.7; 1947 (102.0 rush, 39.7 pass) High Yards Per Attempt: 7.16; 1983 (6,560 yards/916 att.) Low Yards Per Attempt: 2.90; 1958 (1,548 yards/526 att.)

Team Rushing Yards, Game

No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Opponent, Date, Attempts Yards 677 New Mexico State, Sept. 18, 1982 (78 att.) 641 at Baylor, Oct. 13, 2001 (73 att.) Iowa State, Nov. 4, 1995 (68 att.) 624 Utah State, Sept. 7, 1991 (77 att.) 617 Iowa State, Nov. 7, 1987 (70 att.) 604 595 at Minnesota, Sept. 17, 1983 (55 att.) 570 Oklahoma State, Oct. 15, 1988 (60 att.) 569 Pacific, Sept. 23, 1995 (70 att.) Kansas, Nov. 12, 1983 (66 att.) 567 at Iowa State, Nov. 5, 1988 (68 att.) 566

Team Passing Yards, Game

No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Opponent, Date (Comp.-Att.) Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 (31-43) at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2007 (31-58) Ball State, Sept. 22, 2007 (29-37) Iowa State, Oct. 1, 2005 (2OT) (36-55) at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007 (25-50) Kansas, Sept. 30, 2006 (OT) (15-33) at Colorado, Nov. 25, 2005 (27-48) USC, Sept. 15, 2007 (36-54) vs. USC, Dec. 27, 2014 (31-52) at Kansas, Oct. 21, 1972 (19-38)

Yards 519 484 438 431 405 395 392 389 381 360

Team Total Offense Yards, Game

No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Opponent, Date (Rush-Pass-Attempts) Yards New Mexico St., Sept. 18, 1982 (677-206-104) 883 at Kansas, Nov. 4, 1978 (516-283-77) 799 at Minnesota, Sept. 17, 1983 (595-195-70) 790 Utah State, Sept. 7, 1991 (617-170-98) 787 Florida Atlantic, Aug. 30, 2014 (498-286-92) 784 Iowa State, Nov. 4, 1995 (624-152-89) 776 Pacific, Sept. 23, 1995 (569-162-106) 731 Kansas State, Oct. 7, 1989 (542-181-87) 723 Colorado, Oct. 10, 1981 (541-173-90) 719 Kansas State, Nov. 10, 2007 (183-519-80) 702


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Team/Opponent Records Miscellaneous Team Records

Penalties, Game: 16; at Texas A&M, Nov. 20, 2010 (145 yards) Yards Penalized, Game: 145; at Texas A&M, Nov. 20, 2010 (16 pen.) High Penalties, Season: 109; 2010 (993 yards) Low Penalties, Season: 33; 1960 (324 yards) Turnovers, Game: 8; vs. Colorado, Oct. 21, 1967 (4 FL, 4 INT); at Iowa St., Nov. 11, 1972 (6 FL, 2 INT); vs. Iowa State, Oct. 24, 2009 (5 FL, 3 INT) High Turnover Margin: +8; at Kansas St., Oct. 8, 1949 (0-8); vs. Texas A&M, Oct. 18, 2003 (0-8) Low Turnover Margin: -8; vs. Iowa State, Oct. 24, 2009 (8-0) High Turnovers, Season: 40; 1967 (25 FL, 15 INT); 1972 (20 FL, 20 INT) Low Turnovers, Season: 12; 1992 (5 FL, 7 INT) High Turnover Margin, Season: +26; 1971 (21-47) Low Turnover Margin, Season: -18; 1967 (40-22) Fumbles, Game: 10; vs. Kansas St., Nov. 13, 1999 (lost 3) Fumbles Lost, Game: 6; several times, most recently, at Iowa St., Nov. 13, 1976 (8 fumbles) High Fumbles, Season: 49; 1999 (lost 25) Low Fumbles, Season: 16; 1991 (lost 9) High Fumbles Lost, Season: 26; 1954 (45 fumbles); 1976 (34 fumbles) Low Fumbles Lost, Season: 5; 1992 (20 fumbles) Interceptions Thrown, Game: 5; at Texas Tech, Oct. 9, 2004; vs. Pittsburgh, Nov. 13, 1954 High Interceptions Thrown, Season: 23; 2004 Low Interceptions Thrown, Season: 3; 1989, 1996

Punting, Game

High Punts: 18; vs. Notre Dame, Nov. 28, 1918 Low Punts: 0; nine games, most recently vs. Kansas, Nov. 4, 2000 Punting Average (min. 3 punts): 57.6; vs. Colorado, Nov. 26, 1999 (7 punts, 403 yards)

Punting, Season

High Punts: 78; 2009 (41.2 avg.) Low Punts: 29; 1995 (38.1 avg.) High Punting Average: 45.9; 2005 (72 punts, 3,302 yards) Low Punting Average: 30.3; 1953 (50 punts, 1,514 yards)

Punt Returns, Game

Returns: 11; at Minnesota, Sept. 17, 1983 (120 yards) Return Yards: 205; vs. Utah State, Sept. 5, 1987 (6 ret.) Return Average (min. 3 att.): 34.17; vs. Utah St., Sept. 5, 1987 (6 ret., 205 yards) Punt Return Touchdowns: 2; vs. Kansas, Nov. 12, 1983; vs. Utah St., Sept. 5, 1987; vs. Troy St., Aug. 31, 2002

Punt Returns, Season

Team Defense, Game

Rushing Yards Allowed: -45; Kansas St., Oct. 16, 1976 (39 att.) Passing Yards Allowed: 0; 10 times, most recently Nicholls State, Sept. 9, 2006 Total Yards Allowed: 31; South Dakota St., Sept. 21, 1963 (-17 rush, 48 pass) Pass Breakups: 20; at UCLA, Sept. 22, 1984 (43 att.) Total Sacks: 11; vs. Oregon St., Sept. 30, 1989 (89 yards); vs. Maine, Sept. 3, 2005 (69 yards) Yards Lost by Sacks: 89; vs. Oregon St., Sept. 30, 1989 (11 sacks) Tackles for Loss: 18; vs. Iowa St., Nov. 8, 1969 (112 yards); vs. Maine, Sept. 3, 2005 (82 yards) Yards Lost by TFL: 112; vs. Iowa St., Nov. 8, 1969 (18 TFL) Turnovers Forced: 8; several times; most recently, vs. Texas A&M, Oct. 18, 2003 Fumbles Forced: 10; vs. Auburn, Oct. 3, 1981 (5 lost) Opponent Fumbles Lost: 6; several games, most recently, at Iowa St., Nov. 15, 1980 Interceptions: 7; vs. Kansas St., Nov. 14, 1970 (184 yards) Interception Return Yards: 184; vs. Kansas St., Nov. 14, 1970 (7 INT) Interception Return Touchdowns: 2; vs. Oklahoma St., Oct. 24, 1970; vs. Illinois, Sept. 21, 1985; vs. Michigan St., Sept. 7, 1996; vs. Wake Forest, Sept. 10, 2005; vs. Idaho, Sept. 11, 2010; vs. Southern Miss, Sept. 7, 2013

Team Defense, Season

Rushing Yards Allowed Per Game: 67.5; 1967 Passing Yards Allowed Per Game: 39.9; 1973 Total Yards Allowed Per Game: 157.6; 1967 Pass Breakups: 90; 2000 High Total Sacks: 53; 1999 (395 yards lost) Low Total Sacks: 13; 2007 (94 yards lost) High Yards Lost by Sacks: 395; 1999 (53 sacks) Low Yards Lost by Sacks: 94; 2007 (13 sacks) High Tackles for Loss: 140; 2005 (573 yards lost) Low Tackles for Loss: 32; 1988 (390 yards lost) High Yards Lost by TFL: 597; 1980 (95 TFL) Low Yards Lost by TFL: 115; 1982 (48 TFL) High Turnovers Forced: 47; 1972 (27 INT, 20 FL); 2003 (32 INT, 15 FL) Low Turnovers Forced: 11; 2007 (8 INT, 3 FL) High Fumbles Forced: 48; 1976 (30 lost) Low Fumbles Forced: 14; 2000 (5 lost) High Opponent Fumbles Lost: 30; 1976 (48 fumbles) Low Opponent Fumbles Lost: 3; 2007 (15 fumbles) High Interceptions: 32; 2003 (259 yards) Low Interceptions: 6; 1961 (84 yards) High Interception Return Yards: 523; 1970 (30 INT) Low Interception Return Yards: 49; 1954 (8 INT) Interception Return Touchdowns: 5; 1971, 1995

High Returns: 65; 2001 (853 yards) Low Returns: 17; 1956 (215 yards); 1960 (296 yards) High Return Yards: 853; 2001 (65 returns) Low Return Yards: 70; 2013 (23 ret.) High Punt Return Average: 17.41; 1960 (17 ret., 296 yards) Low Punt Return Average: 3.04, 2013 (23 ret., 70 yards) Punt Return Touchdowns: 6; 2002 (includes one in bowl)

Opponent Scoring, Game

Points: 76; at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007 Points, First Half: 49; at Oklahoma, Nov. 1, 2008 Points, Second Half: 49; at Texas Tech, Oct. 9, 2004 Points, First Quarter: 35; at Oklahoma, Nov. 1, 2008 Points, Second Quarter: 28; at Ohio State, Oct. 6, 2012 Points, Third Quarter: 28, vs. UCLA, Sept. 14, 2013 28, at Wisconsin, Nov. 15, 2014 Points, Fourth Quarter: 28; at Texas Tech, Oct. 9, 2004 Touchdowns: 11; at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007 PATs Made by Kick: 10; at Texas Tech, Oct. 9, 2004 (10 att.); Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007 (11 att.); vs. Wisconsin, Dec. 1, 2012 (10 att.) 2PATs Made: 4; at Syracuse, Oct. 18, 1958 (5 att.) 2PATs Attempted: 5; at Syracuse, Oct. 18, 1958 (4 made) Field Goals Made: 5; Penn State, Sept. 26, 1981 (5 att.); Kansas, Oct. 31, 1981 (5 att.) Field Goal Attempts: 5; five times, most recently, Texas Oct. 21, 2006 (3 made) Safeties: 3; Arizona St., Sept. 21, 1996 Quickest Score: 0:06; Kansas St. (NU safety), Oct. 29, 1983

Opponent Scoring, Season

High Points: 455; 2007 (12 games) Low Points: 0; 1890 (2 games); 1902 (9 games) High Points Per Game: 37.9; 2007 (12 games, 455 points) Low Points Per Game: 0.0; 1890 (2 games, 0 points); 1902 (9 games, 0 points) High Touchdowns: 60; 2007 (12 games) Low Touchdowns: 0; 1890 (2 games); 1902 (9 games) High PATs Made by Kick: 53; 2007 (57 att.) Low PATs Made by Kick: 8; 1963 (15 att.); 1980 (10 att.) High 2PATs Made: 7; 1958 (11 att.) Low 2PATs Made: 0; several times, most recently 2014 High 2PAT Attempts: 11; 1958 (7 made) Low 2PAT Attempts: 0; 1971, 1972, 1975, 2008, 2011, 2014 High Field Goals Made: 20; 2010 (27 att.) Low Field Goals Made: 0; several times, most recently 1957 High Field Goal Attempts: 27; 2010 Low Field Goal Attempts: 3; 1995 (2 made) Safeties: 3; 1996, 2005

Opponent First Downs, Game

High First Downs: 34; at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007; vs. Wyoming, Aug. 31, 2013 Note: Miami had 34 in Dec. 15, 1962, Gotham Bowl Low First Downs: 2; Notre Dame, Oct. 20, 1917; South Dakota, Sept. 19, 1964; Colorado, Oct. 24, 1964 High First Downs by Rush: 28; Oklahoma, Nov. 23, 1974 Low First Downs by Rush: 0; at Wisconsin, Oct. 8, 1966; Minnesota, Oct. 5, 1974; Texas Tech, Oct. 18, 1997; Western Michigan, Aug. 30, 2008; at Michigan, Nov. 9, 2013 High First Downs by Pass: 22; Louisiana Tech, Aug. 29, 1998 Low First Downs by Pass: 0; several times, most recently by Nicholls State, Sept. 9, 2006 High First Downs by Penalty: 6; Oklahoma St., Oct. 15, 1966; Michigan, Oct. 27, 2012 Low First Downs by Penalty: 0; several times, most recently vs. USC, Dec. 27, 2014

Opponent First Downs, Season

Kickoff Returns, Game

Returns: 9; at Oklahoma, Nov. 20, 1954; at Oklahoma, Nov. 24, 1956 Return Yards: 211; vs. Fresno State, Sept. 10, 2011 (5 returns) Return Average (min. 3 att.): 51.00; at Kansas St., Oct. 6, 1990 (3 ret., 153 yards) Return Touchdowns: 1; several games, most recently at Penn State, Nov. 23, 2013

High First Downs: 299; 2007 Low First Downs: 89; 1964 High First Downs by Rush: 158; 1957 Low First Downs by Rush: 46; 1967 High First Downs by Pass: 144; 2006 Low First Downs by Pass: 16; 1955, 1973 High First Downs by Penalty: 32; 2009 Low First Downs by Penalty: 1; 1953

Kickoff Returns, Season

Opponent Rushing, Game

High Returns: 74; 2007 (1,619 yards) Low Returns: 14; 1967 (248 yards); 1980 (344 yards) High Return Average: 27.85; 1990 (26 ret., 724 yards) Low Return Average: 14.76; 1961 (25 ret., 369 yards) Return Touchdowns: 1; several seasons, most recently 2013 Cornerback Ralph Brown shattered NU's pass breakup record with seven PBUs against Colorado Nov. 29, 1996. Brown finished his career with a school-record 50 pass breakups.

High Yards: 581; at Wisconsin, Nov. 15, 2014 (53 att.) Low Yards: -45; Kansas State, Oct. 16, 1976 (39 att.) High Attempts: 83; Oklahoma, Nov. 23, 1974 (482 yards) Low Attempts: 14; Louisiana Tech, Aug. 29, 1998 (-21 yards) High Yards Per Attempt: 10.96; at Wisconsin, Nov. 15, 2014 (53 att., 581 yards) Low Yards Per Attempt: -1.50; Louisiana Tech, Aug. 29, 1998 (14 att., -21 yards) High Rushing Touchdowns: 8; at Colorado, Nov. 23, 2001


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Opponent Records Opponent Rushing, Season

Opponent Total Offense, Game

High Yards: 656; at Oklahoma, Nov. 24, 1956 (506 rush, 150 pass) Low Yards: 31; South Dakota St., Sept. 21, 1963 (-17 rush, 48 pass) High Attempts: 102; Iowa State, Sept. 29, 2007 (51 rush, 51 pass) Low Attempts: 34; South Dakota, Sept. 24, 1949 (27 rush, 7 pass) High Yards Per Attempt: 10.67; vs. Wisconsin, Dec. 1, 2012 (60 att., 640 yards) Low Yards Per Attempt: 0.63; South Dakota St., Sept. 21, 1963 (49 att., 31 yards)

High Punts, Game: 15; at Kansas, Oct. 21, 1972; Oklahoma St., Oct. 28, 1972 Low Punts, Game: 0, Missouri, Oct. 4, 2008 Long Punt: 93; vs. Kansas St. (Don Birdsey), Oct. 16, 1981 Average Punt Per Game: 60.1; West Virginia, Aug. 28, 1994 (9 punts, 541 yards) High Punts, Season: 104; 1999 (4,051 yards) Low Punts, Season: 39; 1953 (1,308 yards) High Average Per Punt, Season: 44.4; 1982 (68 punts, 3,016 yards) Low Average Per Punt: 32.1; 1956 (44 punts, 1,412 yards)

Opponent Passing, Game

Opponent Total Offense, Season

Punt Returns, Game: 9; Oklahoma, Nov. 24, 1951 (136 yards) Punt Return Average, Game: 36.00; at Colorado, Nov. 4, 1989 (3 ret., 108 yards) Long Punt Return: 91; Baylor (Del Shofner), Nov. 17, 1956 Punt Return Touchdowns, Game: 1; several times, most recently, vs. Iowa (Drew Ott), Nov. 28, 2014 High Punt Returns, Season: 43; 1947 (503 yards) Low Punt Returns, Season: 5; 1995 (12 yards) High Punt Return Yards, Season: 503; 1947 (43 ret.) Low Punt Return Yards, Season: 12; 1995 (5 ret.) High Punt Return Average, Season: 16.92; 1989 (13 ret., 220 yards) Low Punt Return Average, Season: 1.94; 1975 (18 ret., 35 yards) Punt Return Touchdowns, Season: 2; 1956, 2002

High Rushing Yards: 2,787; 1957 (613 att.) Low Rushing Yards: 675; 1967 (420 att.) High Yards Per Game: 278.7; 1957 (2,787 yards/10 games) Low Yards Per Game: 67.5; 1967 (675 yards/10 games) High Attempts: 613; 1957 (2,787 yards) Low Attempts: 341; 1995 (862 yards) High Yards Per Attempt: 5.24; 2007 (532 att., 2,786 yards) Low Yards Per Attempt: 1.61; 1967 (420 att., 675 yards) High Yards Lost: 667; 1980 Low Yards Lost: 164; 1960 High Rushing Touchdowns: 38; 2007 Low Rushing Touchdowns: 4; 1966

High Yards: 590; Louisiana Tech, Aug. 29, 1998 Low Yards: 0; 10 times, most recently, Nicholls State, Sept. 9, 2006 High Attempts: 68; Louisiana Tech, Aug. 29, 1998 (46 comp.) Low Attempts: 1; South Dakota, Sept. 19, 1964 (0 comp.) High Completions: 47; Texas Tech, Oct. 9, 2004 (61 att.) Low Completions: 0; 10 times, most recently, Nicholls State, Sept. 9, 2006 High Completion Pct.: 80.00; at Minnesota, Sept. 28, 1946 (15 att., 12 comp.); at Texas Tech, Oct. 11, 2008 (25 att., 20 comp.) Low Completion Pct.: 10.00; at Missouri, Oct. 13, 1973 (20 att., 2 comp.) High Yards Per Attempt: 13.56; Kansas St., Oct. 15, 1966 (16 att., 217 yards) Low Yards Per Attempt: 0.12; at Iowa St., Nov. 12, 1949 (17 att., 2 yards) High Yards Per Completion: 23.72; Georgia, Jan. 1, 2013 (18 comp., 427 yards) Low Yards Per Completion: 4.60; Arizona, Dec. 30, 2009 (10 comp., 46 yards) Interceptions Thrown: 7; Kansas St., Nov. 14, 1970 (47 att.) High Interception Pct.: 20.0; five times, most recently, at Iowa St., Nov. 3, 1984 (20 att., 4 INT) High Attempts, No Interceptions: 49; Missouri, Oct. 6, 2007 Touchdowns Thrown: 6; at Texas Tech, Oct. 9, 2004; at Kansas, Nov. 3, 2007 High Touchdown Pct. (min. 15 att.): 26.67; at Oklahoma, Nov. 24, 1962 (15 att., 4 TD) High NCAA Pass Efficiency Rating (min. 15 att.): 236.6; Oklahoma, Nov. 24, 1962 (15-9-1/182/4) Low NCAA Pass Efficiency Rating (min. 15 att.): -2.6; at Iowa St., Nov. 5, 1955 (19-2-2/18/0)

High Yards: 5,722; 2007 (2,786 rush, 2,936 pass) Low Yards: 1,576; 1967 (675 rush, 901 pass) High Attempts: 1,008; 2002 (549 rush, 459 pass) Low Attempts: 517; 1964 (382 rush, 135 pass) High Yards Per Game: 476.8; 2007 (5,722 yards, 941 att.) Low Yards Per Game: 167.0; 1964 (100.5 rush avg., 66.5 pass avg.) High Yards Per Attempt: 7.02; 1950 (468 att., 3,287 yards) Low Yards Per Attempt: 2.47; 1967 (NCAA record, 637 att., 1,576 yards)

Opponent Miscellaneous

Penalties, Game: 20; Notre Dame, Oct. 16, 1948 (170 yards) Yards Penalized, Game: 170; Notre Dame, Oct. 16, 1948 (20 penalties) High Penalties, Season: 103; 1998 (830 yards) Low Penalties, Season: 33; 1967 (260 yards) High Yards Penalized, Season: 830; 1998 (103 penalties) Low Yards Penalized, Season: 260; 1967 (33 penalties) Interceptions By, Game: 5; Texas Tech, Oct. 9, 2004 (102 yards); Pittsburgh, Nov. 13, 1954 (51 yards) Interception Return Yards, Game: 188; Colorado, Oct. 21, 1967 (4 ret.) Interception Return Touchdowns, Game: 2; Colorado; Oct. 21, 1967 High Interceptions, Season: 23; 2004 (292 yards) Low Interceptions, Season: 3; 1989 (21 yards); 1996 (33 yards) High Interception Return Yards, Season: 303; 2007 (17 ret.) Low Interception Return Yards, Season: 7; 1982 (4 ret.) Interception Return Touchdowns, Season: 3; 1979, 2008

Opponent Passing, Season

High Yards: 3,034; 2008 (385 att., 222 comp.) Low Yards: 439; 1973 (142 att., 40 comp.) High Yards Per Game: 267.6; 2004 (2,944 yards/11 games) Low Yards Per Game: 39.9; 1973 (439 yards/11 games) High Attempts: 490; 2009 (234 comp.) Low Attempts: 104; 1955 (29 comp.) High Completions: 254; 2004 (448 att.) Low Completions: 29; 1955 (104 att.) High Completion Pct.: 57.70; 2007 (409 att., 236 comp.) Low Completion Pct.: 27.88; 1955 (104 att., 29 comp.) High Interceptions: 32; 2003 (430 att.) Low Interceptions: 6; 1958 (124 att.); 1961 (109 att.) High Interception Pct.: 14.40; 1949 (125 att., 18 int.) Low Interception Pct.: 1.95; 2007 (409 att., 8 int.) High Yards Per Attempt: 8.94; 1948 (144 att., 1,288 yards) Low Yards Per Attempt: 3.09; 1973 (142 att., 439 yards) High Yards Per Completion: 17.64; 1948 (73 comp., 1,288 yards) Low Yards Per Completion: 10.61; 2003 (218 comp., 2,312 yards) High Touchdowns: 20; 2007 (409 att.) Low Touchdowns: 1; five seasons, most recently 1975 High Touchdown Pct.: 13.19; 1948 (144 att., 19 TD) Low Touchdown Pct.: 0.46; 1967 (217 att., 1 TD) High NCAA Pass Efficiency Rating: 154.1; 1948 (144-73-11/1,288/19) Low NCAA Pass Efficiency Rating: 35.3; 1973 (142-40-15/439/1)

Opponent Punting

Opponent Punt Returns

Opponent Kickoff Returns

Kickoff Returns, Game: 11; three times, most recently, at Hawaii, Dec. 4, 1976 (112 yards) Kickoff Return Yards, Game: 248; Iowa St., Nov. 15, 1997 (10 returns) Kickoff Return Average, Game (min. 3 att.): 42.00; at Colorado, Oct. 25, 1952 (3 ret., 126 yards) Long Kickoff Return: 100; at Colorado (Howard Ballage), Oct. 25, 1952; at Notre Dame (Julius Jones), Sept. 9, 2000, Southern Miss (Tracy Lampley), Sept. 1, 2012 Kickoff Return Touchdowns, Game: 1; several times, most recently vs. USC (Adoree Jackson), Dec. 27, 2014 High Kickoff Returns, Season: 76; 1983 (1,297 yards) Low Kickoff Returns, Season: 18; 1947 (306 yards) High Kickoff Return Yards, Season: 1,364; 2008 (57 ret.) Low Kickoff Return Yards, Season: 291; 1956 (27 ret.) High Kickoff Return Average, Season: 24.73; 2004 (30 ret., 742 yards) Low Kickoff Return Average, Season: 10.78; 1956 (27 ret., 291 yards) Kickoff Return Touchdowns, Season: 2; 1949, 1970, 2004

Opponent Field Goals

Field Goals Made, Game: 5; vs. Penn St. (Brian Franco), Sept. 26, 1981; vs. Kansas (Bruce Kallmeyer), Oct. 31, 1981 Field Goals Attempted, Game: 5; seven times, most recently, vs. Texas (Gregg Johnson 4, Ryan Bailey 1), Oct. 21, 2006 Field Goals Missed, Game: 4; vs. Colorado (Mark Mariscal), Nov. 24, 2000 Long Field Goal: 61; at Kansas St. (Mark Potter), Oct. 22, 1988 High Field Goals Made, Season: 20; 2010 Low Field Goals Made, Season: 0; eight times, most recently, 1957 High Field Goals Attempted, Season: 27; 2010 Low Field Goals Attempted, Season: 0; eight times, most recently, 1957 High Field Goals Missed, Season: 12; 2005, 2009 Low Field Goals Missed, Season: 0; 17 times, most recently 1963

Neil Smith was an All-America defensive tackle for Nebraska in 1987. He went on to a 13-year NFL career that included a pair of Super Bowl victories with the Denver Broncos.


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College football hall of fame

College Football Hall of Fame Players AND COACHES

The University of Nebraska is well represented at the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame in South Bend, Ind. In 2015, Trev Alberts will become the 17th former NU player selected to join six former Husker coaches inducted into the Hall (pictured at bottom). Alberts will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame in December. Before Alberts, the previous Husker to be honored among the elite field was quarterback Tommie Frazier, who was a member of the 2013 College Football Hall of Fame Class. Former All-America tackle Ed Weir claimed the honor as the first Husker player enshrined, while coaches Fielding Yost and Dana X. Bible were also inducted the same year (1951). Coach Tom Osborne, inducted in 1998, is the most recent Husker coach enshrined in the hall.

Fielding Yost (1898) – Inducted in 1951

Ed Weir, Tackle (1923-25) – Inducted in 1951

George Sauer, Fullback (1931-33) – Inducted in 1954

Guy Chamberlin, End (1913-15) – Inducted in 1962

Clarence Swanson, End (1918-21) – Inducted in 1973

Dana X. Bible (1929-36) – Inducted in 1951

Sam Francis, Fullback (1934-36) – Inducted in 1977

Bobby Reynolds, Halfback (1950-52) – Inducted in 1984

Forrest Behm, Tackle (1938-40) – Inducted in 1988

Wayne Meylan, Middle Guard (1965-67) – Inducted in 1991 Lawrence McCeney "Biff" Jones (1937-41) – Inducted in 1954

Bob Brown, Guard (1961-63) – Inducted in 1993

Rich Glover, Middle Guard (1970-72) Inducted in 1995

Dave Rimington, Center (1979-82) – Inducted in 1997

Johnny Rodgers, Wingback (1970-72) – Inducted in 2000 E.N. Robinson (1896-97) – Inducted in 1955

TREV ALBERTS

2015 INDUCTEE

Mike Rozier, I-Back (1981-83) – Inducted in 2006

Grant Wistrom, Rush End (1994-97) – Inducted in 2009

Will Shields, Offensive Line (1989-92) – Inducted in 2011

Tommie Frazier, Quarterback (1992-95) – Inducted in 2013

Trev Alberts, Outside Linebacker (1990-93) – Inducted in 2015

Bob Devaney (1962-72) – Inducted in 1981

Tom Osborne (1973-97) – Inducted in 1998


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BOB DEVANEY

Head Coach, 1973-97 Record: 255-49-3 (.836, 6th all-time)

Head Coach, 1962-72 Record: 101-20-2 (.829, 13th all-time)

The field inside Memorial stadium is now called Tom Osborne Field in honor of a man, who in 25 seasons, built a total program based on more than winning. Osborne’s coaching career came to a poetic end in the 1998 Orange Bowl. In his final game, the Huskers defeated No. 3 Tennessee, 42-17, giving him a share of a third national title in his final four seasons. The victory left Osborne as the first coach in college football history to retire as a reigning national champion, along with the nation’s best active winning percentage (.836, 25549-3), which ranked fifth all-time among Division I coaches. Osborne guided the Huskers to back-to-back titles in 1994 and 1995, then capped his career by sharing the 1997 title with Michigan. Nebraska’s back-toback national titles in 1994-95 made Osborne the first coach to accomplish that feat since Bear Bryant in 1978-79. Under Osborne, NU became just the second school all time to post back-to-back perfect national championship seasons. In fact, Osborne’s last five Nebraska teams put together the best five-year run in collegiate football history with an amazing 60-3 record. Osborne-coached Nebraska teams captured 13 conference crowns and all 25 of his Husker teams won at least nine games and went to a bowl. Achievements of that magnitude earned Osborne an immediate ticket to the College Football Hall of Fame in December of 1998, after it waived the customary three-year wait for entrance into the hall. The Memorial Stadium field was re-named Tom Osborne field in 1998. A Hastings, Neb., native, Osborne served Nebraska for three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. Osborne served as Nebraska’s Athletic Director from 2007 through 2012.

One man tops the list of people responsible for the success of the University of Nebraska athletic teams – Bob Devaney. For 35 years he was the driving force behind the University of Nebraska championships, first as a Hall of Fame football coach (1962-72), then as Athletic Director (1967-93) and Athletic Director Emeritus (1993-96). Devaney retired in 1996 and lived in Lincoln until he passed away at the age of 82 on May 9, 1997. Devaney’s mark will remain forever. The memories of the storybook national championship seasons of 1970 and 1971 will continue to inspire generations of Husker fans for years to come. His commitment to building one of the nation’s best athletic programs is reinforced with every athletic and academic honor earned by Husker student-athletes. From the time he took over athletic director duties in 1967, to his final year in 1993, his vigor, enthusiasm and administrative excellence earned him a reputation as one of the nation’s outstanding athletic directors. Those characteristics helped make him a football coaching legend. A 1981 inductee into the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame, under Devaney’s leadership Nebraska developed one of the nation’s most successful all-around athletic programs. During his 11-year stint as Husker football coach, Devaney’s teams won 101 games, lost only 20 and tied two for an .829 winning percentage. His career mark of 136-30-7 (.806) ranked him as the nation’s winningest active coach at the time of his retirement in 1973. Today, he ranks 11th on the all-time list, six spots behind the man he tabbed as his replacement, Tom Osborne. In all, his Husker gridiron teams won eight Big Eight titles and two national championships (1970, 1971) and went to nine bowl games. He had three straight Orange Bowl wins, two Outland Trophy winners, a Lombardi Award winner and a Heisman Trophy winner. Twice his teams won four consecutive Big Eight titles, 1963-66 and 1969-72.

DEVANEY.OSBORNE

Tom Osborne

The Osborne Record Year Won 1973 9 1974 9 1975 10 1976 9 1977 9 1978 9 1979 10 1980 10 1981 9 1982 12 1983 12 1984 10 1985 9 1986 10 1987 10 1988 11 1989 10 1990 9 1991 9 1992 9 1993 11 1994 13 1995 12 1996 11 1997 13 Career 255

Lost 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 3 1 1 2 3 2 2 2 2 3 2 3 1 0 0 2 0 49

Tied 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3

Pct. .792 .750 .833 .731 .750 .750 .833 .833 .750 .923 .923 .833 .750 .833 .833 .846 .833 .750 .792 .750 .917 1.000 1.000 .846 1.000 .836

Bowl Cotton Sugar Fiesta Bluebonnet Liberty Orange Cotton Sun Orange Orange Orange Sugar Fiesta Sugar Fiesta Orange Fiesta Citrus Orange Orange Orange Orange Fiesta Orange Orange 25 straight

Highlights Big Eight co-Champions

Big Eight co-Champions

Big Eight Champions Big Eight Champions Big Eight Champions Big Eight co-Champions

Big Eight Champions

Big Eight co-Champions Big Eight Champions Big Eight Champions National Champions National Champions Big 12 North Champions National Champions 13 conference titles

The Devaney Record Year Won 9 1962 1963 10 1964 9 1965 10 1966 9 1967 6 1968 6 1969 9 1970 11 1971 13 1972 9 Total 101 Career 136

Lost 2 1 2 1 2 4 4 2 0 0 2 20 30

Tied 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 7

Pct. .818 .909 .818 .909 .818 .600 .600 .818 .958 1.000 .792 .829 .806

Bowl Gotham Orange Cotton Orange Sugar

Sun Orange Orange Orange

Highlights Big Eight Champions Big Eight Champions Big Eight Champions Big Eight Champions

Big Eight co-Champions National Champions National Champions Big Eight Champions Eight conference titles 12 conference titles


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Nebraska's 96 First-Team All-Americans 96 Players 14 Double Winners 110 Total First-Teamers 46 Consensus All-Americans 55 Total Consensus Awards 20 Unanimous All-Americans 21 Total Unanimous Awards Award Key * - Consensus All-American # - Unanimous All-American

Vic Halligan Tackle, 1914

Guy Chamberlin* End, 1915

Ed Weir**# Tackle, 1924-25

Lonnie Stiner Tackle, 1926

Dan McMullen Guard, 1928

Ray Richards Tackle, 1929

Hugh Rhea Tackle, 1930

Lawrence Ely Center, 1932

George Sauer* Fullback, 1933

Sam Francis* Fullback, 1936

Fred Shirey Tackle, 1937

Charles Brock Center, 1937

Warren Alfson Guard, 1940

Forrest Behm Tackle, 1940

Tom Novak Center, 1949

Bobby Reynolds Halfback, 1950

Jerry Minnick Tackle, 1952

Bob Brown*# Guard, 1963

Larry Kramer*# Tackle, 1964

Freeman White* End, 1965

Walt Barnes* Tackle, 1965

Tony Jeter End, 1965

LaVerne Allers* Guard, 1966

Larry Wachholtz Def. Back, 1966

Wayne Meylan** Middle Guard, 1966-67

Joe Armstrong Guard, 1968

Jerry Murtaugh Linebacker, 1970

Bob Newton* Tackle, 1970

Jeff Kinney I-Back, 1971

Larry Jacobson* Def. Tackle, 1971

Jerry Tagge Quarterback, 1971

Rich Glover*# Middle Guard, 1971-72

Willie Harper** Def. End, 1971-72

Johnny Rodgers**# Wingback, 1971-72

Daryl White Off. Tackle, 1972-73

John Dutton*# Def. Tackle, 1973

Rik Bonness*# Center, 1974-75

Marvin Crenshaw* Off. Tackle, 1974

Dave Humm Quarterback, 1974

Bob Martin Def. End, 1975

Wonder Monds Def. Back, 1975

Dave Butterfield* Def. Back, 1976

Mike Fultz Def. Tackle, 1976

Vince Ferragamo Quarterback, 1976

Tom Davis Center, 1977

Kelvin Clark* Off. Tackle, 1978

George Andrews Def. End, 1978

Junior Miller*# Tight End, 1979

Derrie Nelson Def. End, 1980

Jarvis Redwine* I-Back, 1980

Randy Schleusener* Off. Guard, 1980

Jimmy Williams Def. End, 1981

Dave Rimington**## Center, 1981-82

Mike Rozier**# I-Back, 1982-83


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All-Americans by Number No. 3 No. 4 No. 5 No. 7 No. 9 No. 10 No. 12

Irving Fryar*# Wingback, 1983

Dean Steinkuhler* Off. Guard, 1983

Bret Clark Safety, 1984

Harry Grimminger Off. Guard, 1984

Mark Traynowicz*# Center, 1984

No. 13 No. 14 No. 15 No. 19 No. 20 No. 21 No. 22

Bill Lewis Center, 1985

Jim Skow Def. Tackle, 1985

Danny Noonan*# Middle Guard, 1986

John McCormick Off. Guard, 1987

Neil Smith Def. Tackle, 1987

No. 25 No. 26 No. 27 No. 30 No. 32 No. 33 No. 34 No. 35

Steve Taylor Quarterback, 1987

Broderick Thomas*# OLB, 1987-88

Jake Young** Center, 1988-89

Doug Glaser Off. Tackle, 1989

Kenny Walker Def. Tackle, 1990

No. 36 No. 37 No. 38 No. 42 No. 43 No. 45 No. 47 No. 50 No. 52 No. 53 No. 54

No. 55 No. 57

Keyuo Craver, 2001 Lavonte David, 2011 DeJuan Groce, 2002 Eric Crouch, 2001 Steve Taylor, 1988 Bret Clark, 1984 Bobby Reynolds, 1950 Dave Humm, 1974 Jarvis Redwine, 1980 Carlos Polk, 2000 Jerry Tagge, 1971 Vince Ferragamo, 1976 Tommie Frazier, 1995 Kyle Larson, 2003 Johnny Rodgers, 1971-72 Josh Bullocks, 2003 Mike Brown, 1999 Prince Amukamara, 2010 Warren Alfson, 1940 Ralph Brown, 1999 George Sauer, 1933 Wonder Monds, 1975 Irving Fryar, 1983 Mike Rozier, 1982-83 Ed Stewart, 1994 Forrest Behm, 1940 Dave Butterfield, 1976 Trev Alberts, 1993 Ed Weir, 1925 Jeff Kinney, 1971 Larry Wachholtz, 1966 Lawrence Ely, 1932 Sam Francis, 1936 Jerry Murtaugh, 1970 Lonnie Stiner, 1926 Fred Shirey, 1937 Ray Richards, 1929 Charles Brock, 1938 Dave Rimington, 1981-82 Tom Davis, 1977 Hugh Rhea, 1930 Randy Schleusener, 1980 Rik Bonness, 1974-75 Aaron Graham, 1995 Dominic Raiola, 2000 Jason Peter, 1997 Russ Hochstein, 2000 Mark Traynowicz, 1984 Kenny Walker, 1990

No. 58 No. 60 No. 61 No. 64 No. 65 No. 66

Harry Grimminger, 1984 Tom Novak, 1949 John McCormick, 1987 Bob Brown, 1963 Joe Armstrong, 1968 Dan McMullen, 1928 Wayne Meylan, 1966-67 Brenden Stai, 1994 No. 67 LaVerne Allers, 1966 Aaron Taylor, 1996-97 No. 68 Bill Lewis, 1985 Jake Young, 1988-89 No. 70 Doug Glaser, 1989 No. 71 Dean Steinkuhler, 1983 No. 72 Daryl White, 1972-73 Mike Fultz, 1976 Zach Wiegert, 1994 No. 73 Marvin Crenshaw, 1974 Kelvin Clark, 1978 No. 74 Bob Newton, 1970 No. 75 Larry Kramer, 1964 Larry Jacobson, 1971 Will Shields, 1992 No. 76 Jerry Minnick, 1952 No. 77 Walt Barnes, 1965 Toniu Fonoti, 2001 No. 79 Rich Glover, 1971-72 No. 81 Willie Harper, 1971-72 No. 84 Tony Jeter, 1965 No. 85 Freeman White, 1965 No. 87 Bob Martin, 1975 No. 89 Junior Miller, 1979 Broderick Thomas, 1987-88 No. 90 John Dutton, 1973 Alex Henery, 2010 No. 92 Derrie Nelson, 1980 No. 93 Travis Hill, 1992 Jared Tomich, 1995 Ndamukong Suh, 2009 No. 95 Danny Noonan, 1986 No. 96 George Andrews, 1978 Jimmy Williams, 1981 Jim Skow, 1985 No. 98 Grant Wistrom, 1996-97 No. 99 Neil Smith, 1987 Note – Numbers not available for NU's first two All-Americans, Vic Halligan, 1914, and Guy Chamberlin, 1915.

Travis Hill OLB, 1992

Will Shields*# Off. Guard, 1992

Trev Alberts*# OLB, 1993

Brenden Stai* Off. Guard, 1994

Ed Stewart* Linebacker, 1994

Zach Wiegert*# Off. Tackle, 1994

Tommie Frazier* Quarterback, 1995

Aaron Graham Center, 1995

Jared Tomich Rush End, 1995-96

Aaron Taylor**# Center, 1996; Off. Guard, 1997

Grant Wistrom** Rush End, 1996-97

Jason Peter* Def. Tackle, 1997

Mike Brown Def. Back, 1999

Ralph Brown* Def. Back, 1999

Russ Hochstein Off. Guard, 2000

Carlos Polk Linebacker, 2000

Dominic Raiola* Center, 2000

Keyuo Craver Def. Back, 2001

Eric Crouch* Quarterback, 2001

Toniu Fonoti* Off. Guard, 2001

DeJuan Groce Kick Returner, 2002

Josh Bullocks Def. Back, 2003

Kyle Larson Punter, 2003

Ndamukong Suh*# Def. Tackle, 2009

Prince Amukamara*# Def. Back, 2010

Alex Henery Place-Kicker, 2010

Lavonte David Linebacker, 2011


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Nebraska's 73 First-Team Academic All-Americans All-Time (Chosen by CoSIDA): 54 Players; 15 Double Winners; 69 Total (first-team) Last 35 seasons: 47 Players; 13 Double Winners; 60 Total *Four others chosen academic All-American by other groups, giving NU 73 first-team academic All-Americans.

Bob Oberlin Center, 1952-53

Don Fricke* Center, 1960

Pat Clare* Back, 1960

Jim Huge End, 1962

Dennis Claridge Back, 1963

Jim Osberg* Off. Guard, 1965

Tony Jeter* Off. End, 1965

Marvin Mueller Def. Back, 1966

Randy Reeves Def. Back, 1969

Jeff Kinney Halfback, 1971

Larry Jacobson Def. Tackle, 1971

Frosty Anderson Off. Back/End, 1973

Rik Bonness Center, 1975

Tom Heiser Off. Back, 1975

Vince Ferragamo Quarterback, 1976

Ted Harvey Def. Back, 1976-77

Jim Pillen Def. Back, 1978

George Andrews Def. Tackle, 1978

Rod Horn Def. Tackle, 1979

Randy Schleusener Off. Guard, 1979-80

Kelly Saalfeld Off. Line, 1979

Jeff Finn Off. End, 1980

Ric Lindquist Def. Back, 1981

Randy Theiss Off. Tackle, 1981

Dave Rimington Center, 1981-82

Scott Strasburger Def. End, 1983-84

Rob Stuckey Def. Line, 1983-84

Mark Traynowicz Off. Line, 1984

Dale Klein Place-Kicker, 1986

Tom Welter Off. Line, 1986

Jeff Jamrog Def. End, 1987

Mark Blazek Def. Back, 1987-88

John Kroeker Punter, 1988

Gerry Gdowski Quarterback, 1989

Jake Young Center, 1989

David Edeal Center, 1990

Pat Tyrance Linebacker, 1990

Jim Wanek Off. Guard, 1990

Pat Engelbert Nose Guard, 1991

Mike Stigge Punter, 1991-92

Trev Alberts OLB, 1993

Terry Connealy Nose Tackle, 1993-94

Rob Zatechka Off. Tackle, 1993-94

Matt Shaw Tight End, 1994

Aaron Graham Center, 1995

Grant Wistrom Rush End, 1996-97

Joel Makovicka Fullback, 1997-98

Chad Kelsay Rush End, 1998

2nd/3rd Team Academic AllAmericans 38 honorees since 1970

1970- Bill Kosch, S (2nd); Dave Walline, DT (2nd); John Adkins, DE (3rd) 1971- Bill Kosch, S (2nd); Dick Rupert, G (2nd) 1973- Ritch Bahe, RB (2nd) 1977- Stan Waldemore, T (2nd) 1980- Rick Lundquist, DB (2nd) 1982- Randy Theiss, OT (2nd); Kris Van Norman, S (2nd); Bill Weber, DE (2nd) 1987- Micah Heibel, FB (2nd) 1988- Jon Nelson, OL (2nd); Jake Young, C (2nd) 1989- Pat Tyrance, ILB (2nd) 1990- Pat Englebert, MG (2nd) 1992- Rob Zatechka, OT (2nd) 1993- Ken Mehlin, OG (2nd) 1994- Aaron Graham, C (2nd) 1995- Brian Schuster, FB (2nd); Steve Ott, OG (2nd); Steve Volin, OT (2nd) 1996- Jon Hesse, LB (2nd) 1997- Scott Frost, QB (2nd); Chad Kelsay, RE (2nd); Jon Zatechka, OG (2nd) 1998- Brian Shaw, LB (2nd) 1999- Brian Shaw, LB (2nd) 2003- Judd Davies, FB (2nd); Pat Ricketts, CB (2nd) 2004- Kellen Huston, DB (2nd) 2006- Dane Todd, FB (2nd) 2008- Todd Peterson, WR (2nd); Tyler Wortman, LB (2nd) 2011- Sean Fisher, LB (2nd) 2012- Sean Fisher, LB (2nd) 2013- Jake Long, TE (2nd) C.J. Zimmerer, FB (2nd)


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Bill Lafleur Punter, 1998

Mike Brown Rover, 1999

Rex Burkhead I-Back, 2011-12

Spencer Long Off. Guard, 2013

Kyle Vanden Bosch Rush End, 1999-2000

Tracey Wistrom Tight End, 2001

Chad Sievers Linebacker, 2004

Kurt Mann Center, 2005

Dane Todd Fullback, 2005

Nebraska Honorees

Nation-Leading 17 NCAA Today's Top Ten Awards

The highest honor the National Collegiate Athletic Association can bestow on a student-athlete is The NCAA Today's Top 10 Award. The award is based not only on outstanding athletic accomplishments, but on excellent academic records and leadership ability in community and campus activities. The University of Nebraska earned its NCAA-leading 17th Top 10 Award in January of 2014 when women's tennis standout Mary Weatherholt was recognized at the NCAA honors dinner. Weatherholt was the NCAA singles runner-up in 2013. She was Nebraska's first Top 10 honoree since 2008. The Husker football program has nine of Nebraska's 17 Top 10 Award winners, most recently All-America rush end Grant Wistrom who was a 1998 honoree. Wistrom's selection gave Nebraska nine Top 10 honorees in the 1990s. Two Huskers received the award in both 1990 and 1991, the only times that a school had more than one student-athlete honored. Nine of Nebraska’s Top 10 picks were football players, making the Husker grid program the most decorated in the country. In the 1990s, six Husker football players were awarded the Top 10 honor, including Aaron Graham (1996), Rob Zatechka (1995), Trev Alberts (1994), Pat Tyrance (1991) and Jake Young (1990). Randy Schleusener (1981) was the first Husker to win the award, followed by Dave Rimington (1983) and Mark Traynowicz (1985). Nebraska's success in the classroom also extends to other sports. Along with nine football players who have won the Top 10 Award, four Husker volleyball players (Sarah Pavan-2008, Virginia Stahr-1990, Janet Kruse-1992, Nancy Metcalf-2002), two men's gymnasts (Tom Schlesinger-1989, Patrick Kirksey-1991), one women's gymnast (Richelle Simpson-2005) and one women's tennis player (Weatherholt-2014) have also claimed the honor.

NFF Scholar-Athletes 1959 – Harry Tolly, QB 1969 – Randy Reeves, DB 1973 – Frosty Anderson, B/E 1975 – Tom Heiser, B 1976 – Vince Ferragamo, QB 1980 – Randy Schleusener, OG 1982 – Dave Rimington, C 1984 – Scott Strasburger, DE 1988 – Mark Blazek, DB 1989 – Gerry Gdowski, QB 1990 – Pat Tyrance, ILB 1991 – Pat Engelbert, NG 1992 – Mike Stigge, P 1993 – Trev Alberts, OLB 1994 – Rob Zatechka*, OT 1997 – Grant Wistrom, RE 1998 – Joel Makovicka, FB 2000 – Kyle Vanden Bosch*, RE 2001–Tracey Wistrom, TE 2002 – Chris Kelsay, RE 2012 – Rex Burkhead, IB 2013 – Spencer Long, OG *Vincent dePaul Draddy Award Winner

CoSIDA Academic All-America Hall of Fame 2004 – Dave Rimington, C 2009 – Pat Tyrance, LB Dick Enberg Award 2003 – Coach Tom Osborne

Woody Hayes Division I Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year 1992 – Pat Tyrance, ILB 1995 – Rob Zatechka, OT 2001 – Kyle Vanden Bosch, RE

1999 – T.J. DeBates, TE 2000 – Kyle Vanden Bosch, RE 2003 – Judd Davies, FB 2004 – Chad Sievers, LB 2006 – Dane Todd*, FB

NCAA Postgraduate Scholarships 1970 – Randy Reeves, DB 1971 – John Decker, S 1972 – Larry Jacobson, DT 1973 – Dave Mason, D 1974 – Dan Anderson, OG 1976 – Tom Heiser, B 1977 – Vince Ferragamo, QB 1978 – Ted Harvey, DB 1979 – Jim Pillen, MG 1980 – Tim Smith, SE 1980 – Randy Schleusener, OG 1981 – Jeff Finn, TE 1982 – Ric Lindquist, DB 1985 – Scott Strasburger, DE 1988 – Jeff Jamrog, DE 1989 – Mark Blazek, DB 1990 – Gerry Gdowski, QB 1990 – Jake Young, C 1991 – Pat Tyrance, ILB 1991 – David Edeal, C 1992 – Pat Engelbert, NG 1992 – Mike Stigge, P 1993 – Trev Alberts, OLB 1994 – Rob Zatechka*, OT 1995 – Aaron Graham, C 1996 – Jon Hesse, LB 1997 – Grant Wistrom, RE 1999 – Brian Shaw, LB

Big 12 Postgraduate Scholarships 1999 – Brian Shaw, LB 2003 – Judd Davies, FB 2006 – Dane Todd, FB 2012 – Connor McDermott, TE 2012 – Sean Fisher, LB

*Walter Byers Winner

Big TEN Postgraduate Scholarships 2012-13 – Conor McDermott, TE 2013-14 – Brandon Chapek, OL Wayne Duke Postgraduate Scholarships 2013 – Sean Fisher, LB 2014 – Spencer Long, OG Senior class award 2014 – Ameer Abdullah, IB NACDA/Disney ScholarAthlete 1994 – Trev Alberts, OLB 1995 – Rob Zatechka, OT 1996 – Aaron Graham, C 2001 – Dave Volk, OT

Austin Cassidy Def. Back, 2010-11

Burger King Division I Scholar-Athlete of the Year 1999 – Brian Shaw, LB Burger King ScholarAthlete 1995 – Aaron Graham, C 1996 – Jon Hesse, LB 1997 – Jon Zatechka, OG 1998 – Joel Makovicka, FB 1999 – Brian Shaw, LB CFA/Hitachi Scholar-Athlete 1991 – Pat Engelbert, NG; Mike Stigge, P 1992 – Jim Scott, C; Mike Stigge, P 1993 – Trev Alberts, OLB; Rob Zatechka, OT 1994 – Terry Connealy, NT; Rob Zatechka, OT 1996 – Jon Hesse, LB Toyota Leadership 1987 – John McCormick, OG 1988 – Mark Blazek, DB 1990 – Gerry Gdowski, QB 1991 – Pat Tyrance, ILB 1992 – Trev Alberts, OLB 1993 – Trev Alberts, OLB

2014 – Mary Weatherholt, WTen 2008 – Sarah Pavan, VB 2006 – Richelle Simpson, WGym 2002 – Nancy Metcalf, VB 1998 – Grant Wistrom, FB 1996 – Aaron Graham, FB 1995 – Rob Zatechka, FB 1994 – Trev Alberts, FB 1992 – Janet Kruse, VB 1991 – Patrick Kirksey, MGym 1991 – Pat Tyrance, FB 1990 – Virginia Stahr, VB 1990 – Jake Young, FB 1989 – Tom Schlesinger, MGym 1985 – Mark Traynowicz, FB 1983 – Dave Rimington, FB 1981 – Randy Schleusener, FB

AFCA Good Works Team 1992 – Troy Branch, LB 1993 – Troy Branch, LB 1994 – Donta Jones, OLB 1995 – Aaron Graham, C 1996 – Jared Tomich, RE 1999 – Dan Alexander, IB 2001 – Patrick Kabongo, DT 2002 – Troy Hassebroek, WB 2003 – Sandro DeAngelis, PK 2005 – Mark LeFlore, WR 2006 – Dane Todd, FB 2011 – Jared Crick, DT 2012 – Rex Burkhead, IB 2013 – C.J. Zimmerer, FB Four-Time Academic All-Conference Honorees Mike Stigge, Punter (1989-90-91-92) Rob Zatechka, Off. Tackle (1991-92-93-94) Brian Shaw, Linebacker (1996-97-98-99) Dave Volk, Off. Tackle (1998-99-00-01) Chris Kelsay, Rush End (1999-00-01-02) Judd Davies, Fullback (2000-01-02-03) Trevor Johnson, Rush End (2000-01-02-03) Todd Peterson, Wide Receiver (2005-06-07-08)

Rex Burkhead became the 15th Nebraska player to be a two-time first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American.


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Varsity Letterman List NOTE: The following list is as complete and accurate as historical records allow. Corrections and additions will be made if documentation is provided. In each entry, the year is listed for each letter won. For example in the listing for Willard Burnham, the years are 1924-26, meaning Burnham lettered in 1924 and 1926 but not in 1925. Lettermen lists are not available for the 1890, 1891 and 1895 seasons. Players are listed by hometown and the last position they played at Nebraska.

A

Name (Hometown).................................... Pos.......................... Years Abbott, Earl (David City, Neb.) ................. G.................... 1913-14-15 Abdullah, Ameer (Homewood, Ala.)......... IB...............2011-12-13-14 Abel, George (Lincoln, Neb.).................... G.................... 1939-40-41 Achola, George (Omaha, Neb)................. IB......................... 1990-91 Ackerman, Robert (Sidney, Neb.).............. HB............................ 1947 Adam, Jerry (Plattsmouth, Neb.)............... G......................... 1930-31 Adams, Dale (Randolph, Neb.).................. FB............................. 1947 Adams, Demoine (Pine Bluff, Ark.)............ RE..............1999-00-01-02 Adams, Joe (Bellevue, Neb.)..................... OG...................... 1979-80 Adams, Titus (Omaha, Neb.)..................... DT.............2002-03-04-05 Adduci, Nick (Chicago, Ill.)........................ FB.................. 1949-50-53 Adkins, John (Lynchburg, Va.)................... DE.................. 1969-70-71 Afalava, Jared (South Jordan, Utah).......... LB............................. 2013 Aguglia, Scott (Lincoln, Neb.).................... SE............................. 1999 Alberts, Trev (Cedar Falls, Iowa)................ OLB...........1990-91-92-93 Alderman, Dave (Omaha, Neb.)................ CB....................... 1995-96 Alexander, Dan (Wentzville, Mo.).............. IB...............1997-98-99-00 Alexander, Leonard (Detroit, Mich.).......... LB............................. 1994 Alexander, LeRoy (Toledo, Ohio).............. DB............................ 2013 Alford, Eric (High Point, N.C.).................... TE........................ 1993-94 Alfson, Warren (Wisner, Neb.)................... G.................... 1938-39-40 Allen, Derek (Russellville, Ark.).................. DT....................... 1996-97 Allen, E.D................................................... C.............................. 1912 Allen, Jacques (Kansas City, Mo.).............. WB........................... 1995 Allen, Pierre (Denver, Colo.)...................... DE.............2007-08-09-10 Allen, Taariq (Weston, Mass.).................... WR................. 2012-13-14 Allers, LaVerne (Davenport, Iowa)............. OG................. 1964-65-66 Almanzar, Luis (Jersey City, N.J.)............... DT............................ 1998 Altstadt, Steve (Ft. Calhoun, Neb.)............ G......................... 1999-01 Alvarez, Barry (Burgettstown, Pa.)............. LB................... 1965-66-67 Alward, Tom (Flint, Mich.)......................... OG................. 1972-73-74 Amen, Paul (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ E..................... 1935-36-37 Amos, Willie (Sweetwater, Texas).............. CB/WR......2000-01-03-04 Amukamara, Prince (Glendale, Ariz.)......... CB.............2007-08-09-10 Andersen, Jake (Littleton, Colo.)............... OG................. 2002-03-04 Anderson, Arthur E. (Concord, Neb.)........ G.............................. 1911 Anderson, Arthur M................................... C......................... 1890-91 Anderson, Dan (Fremont, Neb.)................ OG...................... 1972-73 Anderson, Eric S. (Lincoln, Neb.)............... OT.............1994-95-96-97 Anderson, Eric T. (Omaha, Neb.).............. CB....................... 1989-90 Anderson, Frosty (Scottsbluff, Neb.)......... SE................... 1971-72-73 Anderson, Jeff (Norfolk, Neb.).................. C......................... 1987-88 Anderson, Jim (Green Bay, Wis.)............... CB.................. 1969-70-71 Anderson, Josh (Wahoo, Neb.)................. CB....................... 1997-99 Anderson, Kenny (Omaha, Neb.).............. DT............................ 2012 Anderson, Le Andre (Chicago, Ill.)............ DT....................... 1989-90 Anderson, Marcus (Omaha, Neb.)............. CB....................... 1992-93 Anderson, Mike (Grand Island, Neb.)........ LB..............1990-91-92-93 Anderson, Rene (Los Angeles, Calif.)........ CB....................... 1976-77 Anderson, Zaire (Philadelphia, Pa.)........... LB........................ 2013-14 Andreson, William (Plainville, Kan.)........... QB.................. 1936-37-38 Andrews, George (Omaha, Neb.).............. DE.................. 1976-77-78 Andrews, Harris (Beatrice, Neb.)............... HB....................... 1936-37 Ankrah, Jason (Gaithersburg, Md.)............ DE.............2010-11-12-13 Antholz, Travis (McDonald, Kan.).............. RE............................. 1996 Anthony, Monte (Bellevue, Neb.).............. IB...............1974-75-76-77 Antonietti, Mark (Calumet City, Ill.)........... OG...................... 1987-88 Applegate, Sean (Lincoln, Neb.)............... WB................. 1997-98-99 Armstrong, Gerald (Ponca, Neb.).............. TE................... 1991-92-93 Armstrong, Joe (Beatrice, Neb.)................ OG/P.............. 1966-67-68 Armstrong, Tommy Jr. (Cibolo, Texas)...... QB....................... 2013-14 Arnold, Larry (Copley, Ohio)...................... LB............................. 1994 Asante, Larry (Alexandria, Va.)................... S..................... 2007-08-09 Ash, Nick (Keller, Texas)............................ OL............................ 2012 Ashburn, Clifford (Tilden, Neb.)................ E..................... 1926-27-28 Ashburn, Jack (Tilden, Neb.)..................... E.......................... 1938-39 Ashburn, Walker (Kenner, La.)................... DE............................ 2013 Ashman, Carl (Burwell, Neb.).................... C.................... 1967-68-69 Athey, Marvin (Wauneta, Neb.)................. HB....................... 1941-42 Austin, Al (Lincoln, Neb.)........................... OT.................. 1971-72-73 Austin, Greg (Cypress, Texas)................... OG............2003-04-05-06 Avolio, Frank (Alquippa, Pa.)..................... DE....................... 1967-68

B

Bachman, Forrest (Lincoln, Neb.).............. C.............................. 1942 Baffico, James (San Francisco, Calif.)........ C.............................. 1962 Bahe, Chip (Fremont, Neb.)...................... SE................... 1987-88-89 Bahe, Ritch (Fremont, Neb.)...................... WB................. 1972-73-74 Bailey, Christian (San Clemente, Calif.)..... WR........................... 2014 Baker, Jason (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... C.............................. 1991 Baker, Kim (York, Neb.)............................. LB........................ 1979-80 Baker, Rod (Hastings, Neb.)...................... LB........................ 1999-00 Baldwin, Andrew Scott (Roselle, N.J.)....... IB......................... 1990-91 Baldwin, Matt (Arvada, Colo.).................... C.................... 1997-98-99

Balis, Arthur (Des Moines, Iowa)................ E..................... 1913-14-15 Ball, Arthur (Fremont, Neb.)...................... HB............................ 1936 Banderas, Josh (Lincoln, Neb.).................. LB........................ 2013-14 Banderas, Tom (Oak Grove, Mo.).............. TE................... 1985-86-87 Banks, Alvin (East Moline, Ill.).................... LB............................. 1991 Barfield, Shukree (Camden, N.J.).............. DT....................... 2007-08 Barkley, James........................................... QB............................ 1892 Barnes, Walter (Chicago, Ill.)..................... C.................... 1963-64-65 Barnett, Bill (Afton, Minn.)......................... DT.................. 1977-78-79 Barrios, Gregg (Omaha, Neb.).................. PK.............1986-88-89-90 Barry, Ryan (Malmo, Neb.)......................... MG........................... 1992 Barta, Frank............................................... G.............................. 1904 Barwick, Leonard (Lincoln, Neb.)............... QB............................ 1904 Bassett, Chris (Tracy, Minn.)...................... RE............................. 1996 Bassett, Henry H. (Falls City, Neb.)........... T..................... 1920-22-23 Bates, Phil (Omaha, Neb.)......................... FB........................ 1980-81 Bauer, Arthur (Shubert, Neb.).................... G.................... 1945-49-50 Bauer, Henry (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... QB.................. 1931-34-35 Baul, Reggie (Bellevue, Neb.).................... SE................... 1993-94-95 Bauman, Damien (Auburndale, Fla.).......... TE........................ 1998-99 Baumgartner, Justin (Cheyenne, Wyo.)..... LS............................. 2008 Beck, Charles G. (Peru, Neb.).................... E............................... 1913 Beck, Harrison (Clearwater, Fla.)............... QB............................ 2005 Beck, Victor (Broken Bow, Neb.)............... FB............................. 1926 Becker, Harold (Lincoln, Neb.).................. T............................... 1947 Beckler, Scott (Grand Island, Neb.)........... P............................... 1989 Behm, Forrest (Lincoln, Neb.).................... T..................... 1938-39-40 Behning, Mark (Denton, Texas)................. T..................... 1982-83-84 Behrends, Matt (Chappell, Neb.).............. NT............................ 2002 Behrens, Vance (East Moline, Ill.).............. WB........................... 1987 Beler, Ernie (Bayonne, N.J.)....................... LB................... 1991-92-93 Belka, Jim (Prairie Village, Kan.)................ FB............................. 1974 Bell, Antonio (Daytona Beach, Fla.)........... DB.................. 2009-10-11 Bell, John (Anaheim, Calif.)....................... MG...................... 1972-73 Bell, Johnny H. (Hastings, Neb.)................ HB.............1899-01-02-03 Bell, Kenny (Boulder, Colo.)...................... WR............2011-12-13-14 Bell, Richard (Altadena, Calif.)................... WB................. 1987-88-89 Bell, Trumane (Chicago, Ill.)...................... TE........................ 1992-93 Beltzer, Oren A. (Arapahoe, Neb.)............ HB ................. 1907-08-09 Bender, Johnny (Sutton, Neb.).................. HB........1900-01-02-03-04 Benedict, Bruce W..................................... E............................... 1896 Benedict, Maurice (Lincoln, Neb.)............. QB.............1902-03-04-05 Benedict, Raymond................................... HB.................. 1897-98-99 Benes, Jason (Valparaiso, Neb.)................ CB.................. 1995-96-97 Bennett, Byron (Rowlett, Texas)................ PK.............1990-91-92-93 Bennett, Todd (Norfolk, Neb.).................. PK............................ 1989 Benning, Damon (Omaha, Neb.)............... IB...............1993-94-95-96 Benson, Robert (Pender, Neb.)................. HB....................... 1934-35 Bentley, Orlando (Arapahoe, Neb.)........... QB....................... 1908-09 Beran, Mike (Ord, Neb.)............................ OG................. 1970-71-72 Berguin, Robert (Sioux Falls, S.D.)............. C.................... 1954-55-56 Berkey, Duane I. (Davenport, Neb.).......... C.............................. 1944 Berns, Richard (Wichita Falls, Texas)......... IB.................... 1976-77-78 Berquist, Joy (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... G.................... 1921-22-23 Berquist, William (Lexington, Neb.)........... G.............................. 1944 Berringer, Brook (Goodland, Kan.)............ QB.............1992-93-94-95 Bess, Donnie (Flat River, Mo.)................... DE............................ 1980 Best, Bob (McCook, Neb.)......................... DB.................. 1966-67-68 Betz, Bill (Lincoln, Neb.)............................ HB............................ 1944 Beveridge, Tom (Sutherland, Neb.)........... SE................... 1998-99-00 Biggers, Kevin (Los Angeles, Calif.)........... S.......................... 1983-84 Bingham, Ryon (Sandy, Utah).................... DT.................. 2001-02-03 Birkel, Andy (Lincoln, Neb.)....................... WR........................... 2003 Birkner, Hugo (Lincoln, Neb.).................... HB............................ 1908 Bishop, Clair (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... G.................... 1931-32-33 Bishop, Keith (Midland, Texas).................. C.............................. 1976 Blahak, Chad (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... CB....................... 1995-96 Blahak, Joe (Columbus, Neb.)................... CB.................. 1970-71-72 Blakeman, Clete (Norfolk, Neb.)............... QB.................. 1985-86-87 Bland, Philip (Lafayette, Colo.).................. S..................... 2001-02-03 Blankenship, Adam (Tulsa, Okla.).............. DE............................ 2005 Blankenship, Brian (Omaha, Neb.)............ OG...................... 1983-85 Blatchford, Justin (Ponca, Neb.)................ DB.............2009-10-11-12 Blazek, Mark (Valparaiso, Neb.)................. S..................... 1986-87-88 Bloodgood, Elbert L. (Beatrice, Neb.)....... QB....................... 1923-24 Bloom, Don (Omaha, Neb.)....................... HB....................... 1949-50 Bloom, Jeff (Rapid City, S.D.).................... C.................... 1977-78-79 Blue, Anthony (Cedar Hill, Texas).............. CB....................... 2007-09 Blue, Wayne (Tecumseh, Neb.)................. HB....................... 1940-41 Bobbora, Bill (Amarillo, Texas).................. OG................. 1987-88-89 Bobolz, Lance (Dorchester, Neb.)............. WB........................... 1990 Boerboom, Brian (Colorado Springs, Colo.).OT.................. 1989-90-91 Boettner, Mic (Omaha, Neb.).................... S............................... 2001 Bohanan, Bill (Corsicana, Texas)................ FB............................. 1958 Bokenkroger, William (Sabetha, Kan.)....... E............................... 1930 Boll, Don (Scribner, Neb.).......................... T..................... 1950-51-52 Bomberger, Bill (Columbus, Neb.)............ HB............................ 1967 Bond, John (Missouri Valley, Iowa)............ RE........................ 1958-59 Bondi, Mauro (Boca Raton, Fla.)................ PK.................. 2011-13-14 Bonness, Rik (Bellevue, Neb.).................... C.................... 1973-74-75 Booker, Dion (Oceanside, Calif.)............... S................1998-99-00-01 Booker, Michael (Oceanside, Calif.).......... CB.................. 1994-95-96 Bordogna, John (Turtle Creek, Pa.)........... QB.................. 1951-52-53 Bordy, Phil (Silver Creek, Neb.)................. T............................... 1941 Borer, Pat (Lincoln, Neb.).......................... FB............................. 1983 Borg, Charles T. (Omaha, Neb.)................ C...............1902-03-04-05 Borg, Randy (Alliance, Neb.)..................... DB.................. 1971-72-73 Bostick, Jon (Bellevue, Wash.)................... SE................... 1989-90-91 Boswell, Hubert (Lincoln, Neb.)................. HB.................. 1931-32-33

Bourn, Don (Ponca, Neb.)......................... TE........................ 1983-84 Bowling, Jon (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... TE..............1999-00-01-02 Bowman, Zackary (Anchorage, Alaska)...... CB....................... 2005-07 Bradley, Dale (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... HB.................. 1940-41-42 Bradley, Stewart (Salt Lake City, Utah)...... LB..............2003-04-05-06 Bradt, Fletcher H....................................... G.............................. 1894 Braley, Jack (Miles City, Mont.)................. E.......................... 1954-55 Branch, Jim (Chicago, Ill.).......................... LB................... 1970-71-72 Branch, Troy (Camden, N.J.)..................... LB..............1990-91-92-93 Brandenburgh, Lance (Overland Park, Kan.)... LB..............2004-05-06-07 Brandl, Matt (Humphrey, Neb.)................. OG...................... 1980-81 Brasee, Carl (Omaha, Neb.)....................... G.................... 1950-51-52 Brede, Roger (Ainsworth, Neb.)................ E.......................... 1957-59 Brew, Fred................................................. G.................... 1899-00-01 Brichacek, Gary (Schuyler, Neb.)............... OT.................. 1964-65-66 Brichacek, Mel (Schuyler, Neb.)................. OG................. 1966-67-68 Brinkley, Lorenzo (St. Louis, Mo.).............. LB................... 1991-92-93 Brinson, Dana (Valdosta, Ga.).................... WB............1985-86-87-88 Britt, Ted (North Platte, Neb.)................... C.............................. 1953 Broadstone, Marion (Norfolk, Neb.).......... T..................... 1928-29-30 Brock, Charles (Columbus, Neb.).............. C.................... 1936-37-38 Brock, Dan (Columbus, Neb.).................... DT.................. 1974-75-76 Broekemeier, Joe (Aurora, Neb.).............. WR........................... 2010 Broer, Kurt (Lincoln, Neb.)......................... LB........................ 1987-88 Bronson, Willard (Lincoln, Neb.)................ QB....................... 1926-27 Brooks, Chris (St. Louis, Mo.)..................... WR...................... 2008-09 Brothers, Titus (San Antonio, Texas).......... CB............................ 2005 Brown, Brian (Indianola, Neb.)................... DT.................. 1989-90-91 Brown, Clint (Arlington, Neb.)................... LB........................ 1993-94 Brown, Dan (Sioux Falls, S.D.)................... CB....................... 1952-54 Brown, Derek (La Habra, Calif.)................. IB.................... 1990-91-92 Brown, Drew (Southlake, Texas)................ PK............................ 2014 Brown, James (Omaha, Neb.)................... T.......................... 1964-65 Brown, Jerry (Minden, Neb.)..................... FB................... 1955-56-57 Brown, John (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... QB.................. 1925-26-27 Brown, Josh (Foyil, Okla.).......................... PK.............1999-00-01-02 Brown, Kenny (Cincinnati, Ohio)................ WB............1975-77-78-79 Brown, Kris (Southlake, Texas)................... PK.............1995-96-97-98 Brown, Lance (Papillion, Neb.).................. WB............1995-96-97-98 Brown, Lewis H. (Wisner, Neb.)................. QB....................... 1930-31 Brown, Manaia (Salt Lake City, Utah)......... NT............................ 2001 Brown, Mike (Scottsdale, Ariz.).................. S................1996-97-98-99 Brown, Ralph II (Hacienda Heights, Calif.).CB.............1996-97-98-99 Brown, Robert (Cleveland, Ohio)............... OG................. 1961-62-63 Brown, Todd (Holdrege, Neb.).................. SE..............1979-80-81-82 Brown, Willis (Edmond, Okla.)................... CB............................ 1993 Brownson, Van (Shenandoah, Iowa).......... QB.................. 1969-70-71 Bruce, Mike (Omaha, Neb.)....................... OT............................ 1980 Brungardt, Paul (Battle Creek, Neb.)......... DT.................. 1987-88-89 Brungardt, Tim (Norfolk, Neb.).................. FB................... 1981-82-83 Brunk, Kenny (Cozad, Neb.)...................... FB........................ 1965-66 Bryan, Dave (Osceola, Neb.)..................... MG........................... 1986 Bryant, Bill (Decatur, Ala.).......................... DT............................ 1978 Bryant, Charles (Omaha, Neb.).................. G......................... 1953-54 Bryant, Chris (Aurora, Colo.)...................... DL............................ 2005 Bryant, Jack (Tekamah, Neb.).................... HB............................ 1944 Bryant, William (Ashland, Neb.)................. G......................... 1941-42 Buchanan, Eric (Overland Park, Kan.)........ DE............................ 1982 Buchanan, Peter (Pierre Fonds, Quebec, Canada)....LB..............................................1988 Buchanan, William (Ralston, Neb.)............ G.............................. 1945 Buckhalter, Correll (Collins, Miss.)............. IB...............1997-98-99-00 Buckler, George (Boys Town, Neb.).......... G.............................. 1967 Buckley, Winton (York, Neb.)..................... HB............................ 1944 Buda, Joe (Omaha, Neb.).......................... C......................... 1968-69 Buettenback, Ben (Hastings, Neb.)........... LB..............1996-97-98-99 Buller, Chad (Henderson, Neb.)................ LB........................ 2002-03 Bullocks, Daniel (Chattanooga, Tenn.)...... SS..............2002-03-04-05 Bullocks, Josh (Chattanooga, Tenn.)......... FS................... 2002-03-04 Bunker, Willard (Lincoln, Neb.).................. E..................... 1940-45-46 Burke, Dave (Layton, Utah)........................ CB.................. 1982-83-84 Burkes, Jaivorio (Phoenix, Ariz.)................. OT....................... 2007-08 Burkhead, Rex (Plano, Texas).................... IB...............2009-10-11-12 Burnham, Willard (Lincoln, Neb.)............... E.......................... 1924-26 Burns, Donald C........................................ T............................... 1905 Burns, Ed (Omaha, Neb.)........................... QB............................ 1977 Burrow, Dan (Ames, Iowa)......................... DB............................ 2004 Burrow, Jamie (Ames, Iowa)...................... LB..............1998-99-00-01 Burrow, Jim (Amory, Miss.)........................ DB....................... 1974-75 Burruss, Robert (Omaha, Neb.)................. C.................... 1938-39-40 Burt, Frederick L........................................ HB............................ 1896 Burtch, Sam (Murdock, Neb.).................... WR...................... 2012-13 Busch, Tracy (Pender, Neb.)...................... E............................... 1949 Bushee, Charles (Guide Rock, Neb.)......... E............................... 1928 Butherus, LeRoy (Lincoln, Neb.)................ E.......................... 1954-55 Butler, Terrell (Austell, Ga.)....................... CB....................... 2000-03 Butterfield, Dave (Kersey, Colo.)............... CB.................. 1974-75-76 Byford, Brett (Hartselle, Ala.)..................... C......................... 2006-07 Byler, Joe (Alma, Neb.)............................. T.......................... 1941-42 Byrd, Tyrone (Chandler, Ariz.)................... S................1989-90-91-92

C

Cabell, Jake (Danville, Va.)........................ CB............................ 1976 Caley, Loren (Sterling, Neb.)..................... HB.................. 1914-15-16 Caliendo, Chris (Brookfield, Wis.).............. LB................... 1987-88-89 Callahan, Richard (Sioux Falls, S.D.).......... RE................... 1961-62-63 Callihan, William (Grand Island, Neb.)....... FB................... 1936-37-38 Cameron, John P....................................... E.......................... 1894-96


187 Cameron, Robert (Lincoln, Neb.)............... C.................... 1913-14-16 Cammack, Wes (DeWitt, Neb.).................. WR............2006-07-08-09 Campbell, Clare (Friend, Neb.)................. G.................... 1930-31-32 Campbell, Grant (Southfield, Mich.).......... P.......................... 1981-82 Caputo, Mike (Omaha, Neb.).................... C...............2008-09-10-11 Cardwell, Lloyd (Seward, Neb.)................. HB.................. 1934-35-36 Carl, Mike (Gretna, Neb.).......................... CB....................... 1984-85 Carlson, Dennis (Minneapolis, Minn.)........ OT....................... 1964-65 Carlson, Dwain (Fullerton, Neb.)............... G.................... 1960-61-62 Carlstrom, Tom (Polk, Neb.)...................... G......................... 1980-81 Carmer, Steve (Wahoo, Neb.)................... S..................... 1990-91-92 Carnes, Brion (Bradenton, Fla.)................. QB............................ 2011 Carpenter, Bryan (Olathe, Kan.)................ FB................... 1987-88-89 Carpenter, Jeff (Council Bluffs, Iowa)........ LB................... 1975-76-77 Carpenter, Tim (Columbus, Neb.)............. TE..............1994-95-96-97 Carpenter, Todd (Grand Island, Neb.)...... OT............................ 1985 Carr, Chris (Wellfleet, Neb.)...................... S..................... 1984-85-86 Carriker, Adam (Kennewick, Wash.).......... DE.............2003-04-05-06 Carroll, Jack (McCook, Neb.).................... HB............................ 1950 Carstens, Jim (Glen Ellyn, Ill.).................... FB........................ 1970-71 Carstens, Kaye (Fairbury, Neb.)................. CB.................. 1964-65-66 Carter, Cethan (Metairie, La.).................... TE........................ 2013-14 Carter, Joseph (Jackson, S.C.)................... DE....................... 2011-12 Cartwright, Charlie (Olathe, Kan.)............. S............................... 1984 Carver, Fred............................................... FB............................. 1899 Casey, Larry (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)............. E............................... 1965 Caskey, Brady (Stanton, Neb.)................... OT.................. 1992-93-94 Cassidy, Austin (Lincoln, Neb.).................. S..................... 2009-10-11 Casterline, Dan (Evergreen, Colo.)............ FB................... 1983-85-86 Castille, Quentin (LaPorte, Texas)............. IB......................... 2007-08 Cederdahl, James (Lincoln, Neb.)............. HB....................... 1951-52 Chaloupka, William (Wilbur, Neb.)............ T.......................... 1907-08 Chamberlin, Guy B. (Blue Springs, Neb.).. HB....................... 1914-15 Chamley, Charles (Flandreau, S.D.)........... HB............................ 1952 Chandler, Charles D.................................. T.......................... 1891-92 Chaney, Jeff (Friona, Texas)...................... OT............................ 1990 Chapek, Brandon (Wahoo, Neb.).............. OL............................ 2013 Chauner, Walter F. (Osceola, Neb.).......... E..................... 1909-10-11 Cheatham, Kenny (Phoenix, Ariz.)............. SE..............1995-96-97-98 Cheloha, Dave (Elkhorn, Neb.).................. PK............................ 1987 Childs, Clinton (Omaha, Neb.).................. IB.................... 1993-94-95 Choi, Seung Hoon (Lincoln, Neb.)............. OG...................... 2011-12 Chorney, Terris (Ituna,Saskatchewan, Canada). C.................... 1990-91-92 Chrisman, Joe (Longmont, Colo.).............. QB.............1999-00-01-02 Christensen, Andy (Bennington, Neb.)...... OL.................. 2006-07-09 Christo, Monte (Kearney, Neb.)................. QB.................. 1996-97-98 Church, R.D............................................... E............................... 1892 Churchich, Bob (Omaha, Neb.)................. QB.................. 1964-65-66 Cifra, George (Turtle Creek, Pa.)............... FB..............1951-52-55-57 Cisco, Zeke (Monroe, Mich.)...................... S..................... 1991-92-93 Clanton, Jon (Glendale, Ariz.).................... DT.............1999-00-01-02 Clare, Patrick (Sioux City, Iowa)................. HB....................... 1960-61 Claridge, Dennis (Robbinsdale, Minn.)...... QB/P.............. 1961-62-63 Clark, Bret (Nebraska City, Neb.).............. S..................... 1982-83-84 Clark, David (Odessa, Texas)..................... DT.................. 1978-79-80 Clark, Kelvin (Odessa, Texas).................... OT.................. 1976-77-78 Clark, Ken (Omaha, Neb.)......................... IB.................... 1987-88-89 Clark, Ron (Ravenna, Neb.)........................ HB.................. 1949-50-54 Clark, Victor (Chappell, Neb.).................... E............................... 1942 Clarke, John (Brock, Neb.)......................... T............................... 1990 Clausen, Jeff (Dixon, Ill.)............................ OT.................. 1996-97-98 Clay, Bernie (Quincy, Ill.)........................... HB............................ 1960 Clayton, McCathorn (Orlando, Fla.).......... CB.................. 1985-86-87 Cobb, Archie (Albany, Ga.)........................ T/P........................... 1960 Cobb, Josh (Wallace, Neb.)....................... FB........................ 1996-97 Coccia, Tom (Hillside, N.J.)....................... DE............................ 1975 Cochrane, Alex Jr. (Scottsbluff, Neb.)....... E..................... 1946-47-48 Cockrell, Byerson (Columbus, Miss.)......... DB............................ 2014 Cody, Wes (Fremont, Neb.)....................... OG................. 2000-01-02 Cole, Lawrence (Dayton, Ohio)................. DE....................... 1978-79 Coleman, Langston (Washington, D.C.).... DE.................. 1964-65-66 Coleman, Ray (Houston, Texas)................. IB......................... 1987-88 Coleman, (Edward) Ricard (Pittsburgh, Pa.).LB........................ 1965-66 Colerick, Lyle (Alliance, Neb.).................... E............................... 1944 Collins, Maliek (Kansas City, Mo.).............. DT....................... 2013-14 Collins, Melvin (Wakefield, Neb.).............. E.......................... 1923-24 Collins, Sedric (Slidell, La.)......................... S..................... 1991-92-93 Collins, Sydney M. (Stanford, Neb.).......... C.................... 1907-08-09 Collins, Thunder (Los Angeles, Calif.)........ IB......................... 2000-01 Collopy, Frank Jr. (Scottsbluff, Neb.)........ FB..............1944-46-47-48 Colman, Doug (Ventnor, N.J.)................... LB..............1991-93-94-95 Compton, Will (Bonne Terre, Mo.)............ LB..............2009-10-11-12 Comstock, Don (Scottsbluff, Neb.)............ HB............................ 1954 Comstock, William (Scottsbluff, Neb.)....... E..................... 1960-61-62 Congdon, Jordan (San Diego, Calif.)........ PK....................... 2005-06 Connealy, Terry (Hyannis, Neb.)................ DT.............1991-92-93-94 Connor, Ted (Hastings, Neb.).................... T.......................... 1952-53 Cook, Clarence (McCook, Neb.)............... RE........................ 1956-57 Cook, Hugh............................................... FB.................... 1896-1900 Cook, John (Beatrice, Neb.)...................... QB.................. 1915-16-17 Cook, Kelly (Omaha, Neb.)........................ SE............................. 2002 Cooke, Harold (Missouri Valley, Iowa)....... QB.................. 1906-07-08 Cooley, Lawrence (Monroe, Mich.)............ OG................. 1976-77-78 Cooper, Corey (Maywood, Ill.).................. S................2011-12-13-14 Cooper, Darrell (Fort Worth, Texas).......... G......................... 1959-60 Cooper, Ira (Omaha, Neb.)........................ LB..............2001-02-03-04 Cooper, Khiry (Shreveport, La.)................. WR................. 2009-10-11 Cooper, Mark (Lincoln, Neb.).................... C.................... 1984-85-86 Cooper, Reggie (Slidell, La.)...................... S................1987-88-89-90 Cooper, Robert (Omaha, Neb.)................. QB....................... 1941-42 Copple, Leland (Rosalie, Neb.).................. E............................... 1933 Corey, Tim H. (Lincoln, Neb.).................... T..................... 1914-15-16 Cornelsen, Ben (Shawnee, Kan.)................ WB................. 2000-01-02

Cornwell, Joel (Carrollton, Mo.)................ QB....................... 1991-92 Cortelyou, Spencer V. (Westminster, Colo.).. E..................... 1900-01-02 Costanzo, Rich (Jersey City, N.J.).............. OT....................... 1974-75 Costello, Robert (Lincoln, Neb.)................ QB.................. 1945-47-48 Cotton, Barney (Omaha, Neb.).................. G.................... 1976-77-78 Cotton, Ben (Ames, Iowa).......................... TE..............2009-10-11-12 Cotton, Charles E. (Syracuse, Neb.).......... G...............1902-03-04-05 Cotton, Curtis (Omaha, Neb.)................... CB.................. 1989-90-91 Cotton, Jake (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... OL.............2011-12-13-14 Cotton, Sam (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... TE........................ 2013-14 Cowgill, Howard........................................ QB.................. 1896-97-98 Cox, Woody (Grosse Point, Mich.)............ SE........................ 1970-71 Coyle, Mike (Omaha, Neb.)....................... PK.................. 1973-74-75 Craig, Curtis (Davenport, Iowa)................. WB................. 1975-76-77 Craig, Hugh............................................... FB........................ 1904-06 Craig, Roger (Davenport, Iowa)................. IB.................... 1980-81-82 Crandall, Harry........................................... HB.................. 1899-00-01 Craver, Keyuo (Harleton, Texas)................ CB.............1998-99-00-01 Crenshaw, Marvin (Toledo, Ohio).............. OT.................. 1972-73-74 Crick, Jared (Cozad, Neb.)........................ DT.............2008-09-10-11 Crippen, Jon (Houston, Texas).................. CB....................... 1989-90 Criss, Scott (Omaha, Neb.)........................ OL............................ 2013 Croel, Mike (Sudbury, Mass.)..................... LB..............1987-88-89-90 Cross, Imani (Gainesville, Ga.)................... IB.................... 2012-13-14 Crouch, Eric (Omaha, Neb.)...................... QB.............1998-99-00-01 Cryer, Barry (Marrero, La.)......................... DL....................... 2005-06 Cuff, E.W................................................... HB............................ 1901 Culbert, Major (Harbor City, Calif.)............ S..................... 2006-07-08 Curry, Aaron (Keller, Texas)....................... DT............................ 2013 Curtis, Clayton (Laurel, Neb.).................... G.................... 1950-51-52 Custard, John (Bellevue, Neb.).................. CB....................... 1986-88 Czap, Dick (Essexville, Mich.).................... DT.................. 1964-65-66

D

Dabbert, Will (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... TE............................. 2002 Daffer, Chad (Nebraska City, Neb.)........... LB................... 1983-84-85 Dagunduro, Ola (Inglewood, Calif.).......... DL....................... 2005-06 Dailey, Frank.............................................. HB....................... 1925-26 Dailey, Joe (Jersey City, N.J.).................... QB....................... 2003-04 Dale, Ben (Hartington, Neb.)..................... G.............................. 1916 Dale, Cliff (Falls City, Neb.)....................... G.............................. 1951 Dale, Fred (Hartington, Neb.).................... FB................... 1919-20-21 D’Alesio, Joe (Kansas City, Mo.)................ TE............................. 1989 Dalton, Doug (Cortland, Ohio).................. FB........................ 1986-87 Damkroger, Jon (Firth, Neb.).................... P............................... 2011 Damkroger, Maury (Lincoln, Neb.)............ FB................... 1971-72-73 Damkroger, Ralph (DeWitt, Neb.)............. E..................... 1947-48-49 Damkroger, Steve (Lincoln, Neb.)............. LB..............1979-80-81-82 Dana, Herbert R. (Fremont, Neb.)............. E.......................... 1919-20 Dasenbrock, John...................................... G.............................. 1900 Daum, Mark (Dix, Neb.)............................. LB................... 1982-83-84 Davenport, Scott (Rye Brook, N.Y.)........... IB.............................. 1994 David, Lavonte (Miami, Fla.)...................... LB........................ 2010-11 Davie, Daniel (Beatrice, Neb.)................... CB.................. 2012-13-14 Davies, Judd (Omaha, Neb.)..................... FB..............2000-01-02-03 Davies, Steve (Murray, Utah)..................... TE................... 1978-79-80 Davis, Beau (Venice, Calif.)........................ QB............................ 2008 Davis, Brian (Phoenix, Ariz.)....................... CB....................... 1985-86 Davis, Dick (Omaha, Neb.)........................ FB................... 1966-67-68 Davis, Josh (Loveland, Colo.).................... IB.................... 2001-02-03 Davis, Tom (Omaha, Neb.)........................ C.................... 1975-76-77 Davis, Tony (Tecumseh, Neb.)................... FB................... 1973-74-75 Davison, Matt (Tecumseh, Neb.)............... SE..............1997-98-99-00 Dawson, Jon (Cheyenne, Wyo.)................ OG........................... 2000 Day, William L. (Beatrice, Neb.)................. C.................... 1917-19-20 Dean, Jase (Bridgeport, Neb.)................... CB.............2009-10-11-12 DeAngelis, Sandro (Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada).PK.................. 2001-03-04 DeBates, T.J. (Stewartville, Minn.)............. TE..............1996-97-98-99 DeBus, Warren (Belleville, Kan.)................ G.................... 1931-32-33 DeBus, William Howard (Lincoln, Neb.).... HB....................... 1941-42 Decker, John (Saginaw, Mich.).................. S..................... 1968-69-70 Decker, Robert (Omaha, Neb.).................. HB............................ 1951 Dedrick, Jack (Sidney, Neb.)..................... QB............................ 1944 DeFrand, Donald (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)... CB............................ 2004 DeFruiter, Robert (Lexington, Neb.).......... HB............................ 1939 DeLamatre, Harry C................................... FB............................. 1914 Delaney, Dan (Iowa City, Iowa).................. E.......................... 1966-68 DeLoach, Trey (Papillion, Neb.)................. C......................... 1979-80 DeLone, Darren (Pomona, Calif.)............... OT....................... 2003-04 Demerath, Tim (Plainview, Neb.)............... S............................... 2001 Dennard, Alfonzo (Rochelle, Ga.).............. CB.............2008-09-10-11 Dennis, Leslie (Bradenton, Fla.)................. CB.................. 1994-95-96 Denslow, Lloyd (Hooper, Neb.)................. E.......................... 1905-06 Dermann, Kenneth (Nebraska City, Neb.).G.............................. 1944 Dern, George H......................................... T.......................... 1893-94 Dervin, John (Chicago, Ill.)........................ G.................... 1962-63-64 Devall, Brad (O’Neill, Neb.)....................... WB...................... 1988-90 Deviney, Robert (South Sioux City, Neb.). G......................... 1941-46 Dewitz, Herbert A. (Stanton, Neb.)............ HB.................. 1921-22-23 Dewitz, Rufus (Stanton, Neb.).................... HB....................... 1922-23 Diaz, Mark (Lincoln, Neb.)......................... TE........................ 1985-86 DiBiase, Michael (Omaha, Neb.)............... G.................... 1946-48-49 Didur, Dale (Long Beach, Calif.)................ SE............................. 1971 Diedrick, Dahrran (Scarborough, Ontario, Canada).. IB...............1999-00-01-02 Dillard, Bennie (Mt. Pleasant, Texas)......... HB............................ 1960 Dillard, Phillip (Tulsa, Okla.)....................... LB..............2005-07-08-09 Dishman, Chris (Cozad, Neb.)................... OG............1993-94-95-96 Dittmer, Jim (Crete, Neb.)......................... OT............................ 1985 Dixon, Corey (Dallas, Texas)...................... SE................... 1991-92-93 Dixon, Gary (Oxnard, Calif.)...................... IB......................... 1971-72 Dixon, Kevin (Sebring, Fla.)....................... DT............................ 2007

Dixon, Taylor (Wauneta, Neb.).................. WR........................... 2012 Doak, Mark (Whittier, Calif.)...................... OT.................. 1972-73-74 Dobesh, Jim (Crete, Neb.)......................... SS............................. 1989 Dobson, Adna (Lincoln, Neb.)................... G.................... 1937-38-39 Dobson, Paul (Ulysses, Neb.)..................... HB.............1916-17-18-19 Dodd, Edward (Gothenburg, Neb.)........... HB.................. 1935-37-38 Doepke, Charles (Waterloo, Iowa)............. RE........................ 1963-64 Dohrmann, Elmer (Staplehurst, Neb.)....... E..................... 1935-36-37 Donnell, Dodie (Hackensack, N.J.)............ FB................... 1975-76-77 Donovan, Larry (Scottsbluff, Neb.)............ E.......................... 1960-62 Douglas, Ronald (Crete, Neb.).................. FB................... 1934-35-36 Dover, Willard D........................................ E............................... 1925 Dowse, Mark (Broken Bow, Neb.)............. WB................. 1989-90-91 Doyle, Raymond (Lincoln, Neb.)................ FB................... 1914-15-16 Doyle, Theodore (Curtis, Neb.)................. T..................... 1935-36-37 Drain, Dale O............................................. QB............................ 1906 Drain, Ralph A........................................... QB.............1898-99-00-01 Drakulich, Ron (Omaha, Neb.)................... DT....................... 1968-69 Drath, Walter (Herndon, Kan.)................... G.............................. 1928 Drennan, Chris (Cypress, Calif.)................. PK.................. 1987-88-89 Drum, Brandon (Columbus, Neb.)............. DT....................... 1996-97 Drum, Duncan (Fremont, Neb.)................. C.................... 1963-64-65 DuBose, Doug (Uncasvillle, Conn.)............ IB......................... 1984-85 Duda, Charles (South Sioux City, Neb.)..... G......................... 1941-42 Duda, Fred (Chicago, Ill.)........................... QB.................. 1963-64-65 Duda, Rich (Westchester, Ill.)..................... C.................... 1972-73-74 Dufresne, Mark (Ventura, Calif.)................. TE........................ 1976-77 Duin, Darin (Fargo, N.D.)........................... SE........................ 1990-91 Dumas, Troy (Cheyenne, Wyo.)................. LB..............1991-92-93-94 Dumler, Doug (Melrose Park, Ill.).............. C.................... 1970-71-72 Dungan, Will.............................................. T.......................... 1894-96 Dunlap, Jerry (Ventura, Calif.).................... QB............................ 1989 Dunning, Bruce (Arvada, Colo.)................. LB........................ 1977-78 Durkee, Bert (Rock Island, Ill.).................... E.......................... 1930-31 DuTeau, Alfred.......................................... E............................... 1917 Dutton, John (Rapid City, S.D.)................. DT.................. 1971-72-73 Dvorsak, Tony (Burgettstown, Pa.)............ QB............................ 1969 Dyches, David III (Spring, Texas)............... PK....................... 2003-04 Dyer, Dallas (Lexington, Neb.).................. OG................. 1959-60-61

E

Eager, Earl O. (Lincoln, Neb.).................... HB.................. 1903-04-05 Eager, Earl................................................. HB............................ 1943 Ebke, Jim (Lincoln, Neb.)........................... LB........................ 2010-11 Edeal, David (Loomis, Neb.)...................... C.................... 1988-89-90 Edeal, Russell (Overton, Neb.).................. T............................... 1958 Edgren, Brian (Holdrege, Neb.)................. MG........................... 1988 Edwards, John (North Platte, Neb.)........... FB........................ 1954-55 Eger, Mike (South Bend, Ind.)................... E.......................... 1958-62 Eichelberger, Percy (Louisville, Miss.)........ LB................... 1974-75-76 Eicher, Chad (Seward, Neb.)..................... FB............................. 1996 Eisenhart, Ben (Culbertson, Neb.)............. S..................... 2005-06-07 Eisenhart, Kerwin (Culbertson, Neb.)........ FB............................. 1942 Eldridge, Ralph (Norfolk, Neb.)................. HB....................... 1934-35 Elliott, E.B.................................................. C.................... 1909-10-11 Elliott, Ray.................................................. QB............................ 1898 Ellis, John C. (Omaha, Neb.)..................... T.......................... 1935-36 Ellis, Phil (Grand Island, Neb.)................... LB..............1992-93-94-95 Ellyson, Garold (Newcastle, Neb.)............. FB............................. 1943 Elwell, John A. (Springfield, Neb.)............. HB............................ 1913 Ely, Lawrence (Grand Island, Neb.)........... C.................... 1930-31-32 Emanuel, Dennis (North Bend, Neb.)........ G......................... 1951-58 Emsick, Kyle (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... FB............................. 1993 Endorf, Dale (Wichita, Kan.)...................... PK............................ 2003 Engebritson, Monte (Hastings, Neb.)........ TE................... 1981-82-83 Engelbert, Pat (Columbus, Neb.).............. MG................. 1989-90-91 England, Gary (Salt Lake City, Utah).......... T.......................... 1979-80 Englehart, William (Omaha, Neb.)............. FB............................. 1902 Englert, Gordon (Sioux Falls, S.D.)............ QB............................ 1956 English, Lowell (Lincoln, Neb.).................. G.................... 1935-36-37 Engstrom, Steve (Lincoln, Neb.)................ T..................... 1988-89-90 Eno, Gordon (College View, Neb.)............ T............................... 1930 Enunwa, Quincy (Moreno Valley, Calif.).... WR............2010-11-12-13 Erickson, Dan (Omaha, Neb.).................... WR................. 2005-06-07 Erickson, Mike (Omaha, Neb.)................... G...............2001-02-03-04 Erstad, Darin (Jamestown, N.D.)............... P/PK......................... 1994 Erway, Don (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ QB....................... 1954-55 Erwin, C.W................................................. FB............................. 1898 Etienne, LeRoy (New Iberia, La.)................ LB..............1985-86-87-88 Evans, Brent (Chesterfield, Mo.)................ LB................... 1980-81-82 Evans, Ciante (Arlington, Texas)................ CB.............2010-11-12-13 Evans, DeAngelo (Wichita, Kan.)............... IB......................... 1996-98 Evans, Tyler (Waverly, Neb.)...................... WR................. 2011-12-13 Eveland, Al (Ames, Neb.).......................... PK.................. 1974-75-76 Everett, Earl (Kansas City, Mo.)................. WB...................... 1974-76 Evwaraye, Seppo (Laurel, Neb.)................ DT.................. 2002-04-05 Ewing, Henry W. (Lincoln, Neb.)................ G.................... 1907-08-09 Eyman, Terry (Omaha, Neb.)..................... T..................... 1988-89-90

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Fahie, Tyrone (Virginia Beach, Va.)............ DE............................ 2010 Fahrnbruch, Theodore (Crete, Neb.)......... FB............................. 1932 Faiman, John (Omaha, Neb.).................... QB....................... 1960-62 Fair, Richard H........................................... FB............................. 1894 Farley, George (Sioux City, Iowa).............. HB.................. 1927-28-29 Farley, Terrell (Columbus, Ga.).................. LB........................ 1995-96 Faulkenberry, Josh (Arvada, Colo.)........... LS............................. 2014 Felici, Joey (Omaha, Neb.)........................ DB............................ 2014 Felici, Tony (Omaha, Neb.)........................ DE.................. 1980-81-82 Ferguson, Brad (Chadron, Neb.)............... LB........................ 1987-88 Ferguson, Gerald (Scottsbluff, Neb.)......... HB.................. 1948-49-50


188 Ferragamo, Vince (Carson, Calif.).............. QB....................... 1975-76 Fiala, Adrian (Omaha, Neb.)...................... LB................... 1967-68-69 Fiala, David (Seward, Neb.)....................... FB........................ 1992-93 Finister, Demond (Boys Town, Neb.)........ WB........................... 1997 Fink, Alex (Lincoln, Neb.)........................... HB............................ 1945 Finley, Clint (Cuero, Texas)........................ S................1997-98-99-00 Finn, Jeff (Grand Island, Neb.).................. TE................... 1978-79-80 Finnin, Matt (Crete, Ill.).............................. OL....................... 2013-14 Fischer, (Richard) Allen (Princeton, Minn.).T.......................... 1960-62 Fischer, Cletus (St. Edward, Neb.)............. QB.............1945-46-47-48 Fischer, Craig (Leigh, Neb.)....................... SE............................. 1997 Fischer, Dan (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... CB............................ 1980 Fischer, Eric (Leigh, Neb.).......................... DB............................ 2000 Fischer, Kenneth (St. Edward, Neb.)......... HB....................... 1948-49 Fischer, Pat (Omaha, Neb.)....................... HB.................. 1958-59-60 Fischer, Pat (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ DB....................... 1972-73 Fischer, Rex (Oakland, Neb.)..................... RB............................ 1955 Fischer, Richard (Valentine, Neb.)............. HB............................ 1936 Fischer, Tim (Lincoln, Neb.)....................... DB.................. 1976-77-78 Fisher, Jason (Antioch, Ind.)...................... LB............................. 1993 Fisher, Morris (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... E.......................... 1928-29 Fisher, Sean (Omaha, Neb.)...................... LB................... 2009-11-12 Fisher, Todd (Omaha, Neb.)...................... CB............................ 1983 Fisher, Tyler (Grand Island, Neb.).............. FS............................. 2005 Fitzke, Roger (Harvard, Neb.).................... C......................... 1988-89 Fleming, Jack (Kimball, Neb.).................... T.......................... 1955-56 Fletcher, Greg (Oxford, Neb.)................... LB............................. 1991 Fletcher, Howard (McCook, Neb.)............. E............................... 1948 Flippin, George (Stromsburg, Neb.).......... HB.................. 1892-93-94 Flock, William Dean (Ord, Neb.)............... HB............................ 1958 Florell, Randy (Holdrege, Neb.)................. LB............................. 1980 Flowers, Leodis (Omaha, Neb.)................. IB.................... 1988-89-90 Fluellen, Isaiah (Ramstein, Germany)......... WR................. 2003-04-05 Follmer, Eugene A. (Nelson, Neb.)........... E............................... 1902 Follmer, Harry R......................................... E............................... 1898 Foltz, Sam (Grand Island, Neb.)................. P.......................... 2013-14 Fonoti, Toniu (Hauula, Hawaii).................. G.................... 1999-00-01 Forch, Steve (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... LB................... 1984-85-87 Foreman, Jay (Eden Prairie, Minn.)............ LB..............1995-96-97-98 Foster, Derek (Elm Creek, Neb.)............... DB............................ 2014 Foster, Trey (Lincoln, Neb.)....................... TE........................ 2013-14 Fouts, Kenneth.......................................... G.............................. 1914 Frahm, Harold (Beatrice, Neb.).................. HB.................. 1928-29-30 Frain, Todd (Traynor, Iowa)....................... TE................... 1983-84-85 Francis, Sam (Oberlin, Kan.)...................... FB................... 1934-35-36 Francis, Vike (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... FB........................ 1939-40 Frank, Ernest (Grand Island, Neb.)............ HB.................. 1910-11-12 Frank, Harry A............................................ FB............................. 1894 Frank, Owen A. (Grand Island, Neb.)........ HB.................. 1909-10-11 Franklin, Andra (Anniston, Ala.)................. FB..............1977-78-79-80 Franks, Perry (Hamburg, Iowa).................. G.............................. 1936 Frazier, King (Lee’s Summit, Mo.).............. IB.............................. 2013 Frazier, Tommie (Bradenton, Fla.)............. QB.............1992-93-94-95 Freitag, Albert (Grand Island, Neb.).......... G.............................. 1912 Fricke, Donald (Hastings, Neb.)................. C.................... 1958-59-60 Fries, Gabe (Benkelman, Neb.)................. LB........................ 2001-02 Frost, Larry (Malcolm, Neb.)...................... HB.................. 1967-68-69 Frost, Scott (Wood River, Neb.)................. QB....................... 1996-97 Frum, Sidney T. (Homer, Neb.).................. T.......................... 1907-08 Fryar, Charles (Burlington, N.J.)................ CB.................. 1986-87-88 Fryar, Irving (Mt. Holly, N.J.)...................... WB................. 1981-82-83 Fuamatu-Thomas, Cornealius (Honolulu, Hawaii)..... OL............................ 2005 Fullman, Mike (Roselle, N.J.)..................... CB....................... 1995-96 Fultz, Mike (Lincoln, Neb.)......................... DT.................. 1974-75-76 Furrow, Bart (Fort Collins, Colo.)............... OG...................... 1992-93 Fyfe, Ryker (Grand Island, Neb.)................ QB............................ 2014

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Gacusana, Joe (Lincoln, Neb.)................... T.......................... 1958-59 Gade, Gail (Omaha, Neb.)......................... C.............................. 1946 Galbraith, Denis R. (Storm Lake, Iowa)...... MG........................... 1969 Gallaway, William (Crawford, Neb.)........... G.............................. 1928 Galois, Ron (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ OG...................... 1985-86 Galter, Morris (Lincoln, Neb.).................... C.............................. 1943 Gamble, Jason (Santa Barbara, Calif.)....... SE........................ 1984-86 Gangwish, Jack (Wood River, Neb.).......... DE............................ 2014 Gangwish, Paul (Gibbon, Neb.)................. DE............................ 1985 Ganz, Joe (Palos Heights, Ill.).................... QB.................. 2006-07-08 Garcia, Randy (Los Angeles, Calif.)............ QB....................... 1976-77 Gardiner, Jimmy (Omaha, Neb.)............... HB....................... 1915-16 Garrett, Chris (Snyder, Texas).................... TE..............1988-89-90-91 Garrett, Harry L.......................................... FB............................. 1896 Garrison, John (Blue Springs, Mo.)............ C...............1999-00-01-02 Garson, Glen (Fullerton, Calif.).................. WB...................... 1971-72 Gartner, Ludwig (Lincoln, Neb.)................ G.............................. 1931 Gary, Russell (Minneapolis, Minn.)............. S..................... 1978-79-80 Gast, Reg (Lincoln, Neb.)........................... DE....................... 1976-77 Gates, Jay (Aurora, Colo.)......................... CB............................ 1997 Gatson, Pernell (Omaha, Neb.)................. WB........................... 1984 Gatziolis, Jim (Chicago, Ill.)....................... T............................... 1967 Gdowski, Gerry (Fremont, Neb.)............... QB.................. 1987-88-89 Gdowski, Tom (Fullerton, Neb.)................ DT.................. 1980-81-82 Geddes, Ken (Boys Town, Neb.)............... LB................... 1967-68-69 Gehman, Taylor (Omaha, Neb.)................ DB............................ 1999 Geiken, Shane (Gothenburg, Neb.)........... LB................... 1989-90-91 Gemar, Scott (Sutton, Neb.)...................... P............................... 1980 George, Leo (Wilkes-Barre, Pa.)................ HB............................ 1956 Gerry, Nate (Sioux Falls, S.D.)................... S.......................... 2013-14 Gesky, Joel (Midlothian, Ill.)...................... OT....................... 1992-93 Gessford, Ben (Lincoln, Neb.).................... OG...................... 1997-98 Gibson, J.P................................................ FB............................. 1911

Gibson, John (Papillion, Neb.)................... WB............1998-99-00-01 Gilbert, James (Omaha, Neb.)................... T.......................... 1929-31 Gilbert, Marvin E....................................... T............................... 1898 Giles, William (Alliance, Neb.)................... E.......................... 1951-54 Gill, Turner (Fort Worth, Texas)................. QB.................. 1981-82-83 Gillaspie, Tom (Lincoln, Neb.)................... QB............................ 1945 Gillespie, Dave (Saratoga, Calif.)............... IB.................... 1974-75-76 Gilleylen, Curenski (Leander, Texas).......... WR............2008-09-10-11 Gilman, Mark (Kalispell, Mont.)................. TE..............1992-93-94-95 Gissler, Bertyl (Osceola, Neb.).................. E............................... 1943 Gissler, Dean (Central City, Neb.)............. DT.................. 1973-74-75 Gladney, Kevin (Akron, Ohio).................... WR........................... 2014 Glantz, Don (Central City, Neb.)................ E.......................... 1953-54 Glantz, Robert (Houston, Texas)................ FB........................ 1990-91 Glaser, Doug (Balch Springs, Texas)......... OT.................. 1987-88-89 Glathar, Kurt (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... C......................... 1981-82 Glenn, Cody (Rusk, Texas)......................... IB/LB.........2005-06-07-08 Glenn, Steve (Pawnee City, Neb.)............. OT....................... 1977-78 Glissman, Garth (Lincoln, Neb.)................. QB............................ 2004 Glover, Rich (Jersey City, N.J.).................. MG................. 1970-71-72 Godfrey, James (Cozad, Neb.).................. T............................... 1948 Goeglein, Richard (Lincoln, Neb.)............. T..................... 1948-49-50 Goeller, Dave (Pilger, Neb.)...................... IB......................... 1972-73 Goetowski, Paul (Flitchburg, Mass.).......... T............................... 1938 Gohde, George (Lincoln, Neb.)................. CB............................ 1953 Golan, Fred (Chicago, Ill.).......................... T.......................... 1947-48 Goldstein, Robert (Lincoln, Neb.).............. G.............................. 1943 Goll, Dick (Tekamah, Neb.)....................... C......................... 1950-51 Golliday, Aaron (York, Neb.)...................... TE..............1999-00-01-02 Gomes, DeJon (Hayward, Calif.)............... CB....................... 2009-10 Goodspeed, Mark (Leawood, Kan.)........... T............................... 1979 Gordon, Anthony....................................... FB............................. 1899 Goth, Harvey (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... T............................... 1952 Grace, Mike (Sioux City, Iowa)................... E.......................... 1964-65 Gradoville, Edward (Plattsmouth, Neb.).... HB....................... 1944-45 Graeber, Ken (Minneapolis, Minn.)............ MG................. 1982-83-84 Gragert, Nick (Columbus, Neb.)................ FB............................. 2001 Graham, Aaron (Denton, Texas)................ C...............1992-93-94-95 Grant, Mike (Tampa, Fla.).......................... QB.................. 1989-90-92 Graves, Elliot V.......................................... HB............................ 1903 Gray, Lance (Owego, N.Y.)........................ FB................... 1991-92-93 Green, Aaron (San Antonio, Texas)........... IB.............................. 2011 Green, Ahman (Omaha, Neb.).................. IB.................... 1995-96-97 Green, Andrew (San Antonio, Texas)........ DB.................. 2011-12-13 Green, Charles (Ruston, La.)...................... S............................... 1992 Green, Cody (Dayton, Texas).................... QB....................... 2009-10 Green, Derrick (Los Angeles, Calif.)........... OT............................ 1987 Green, Mike (Omaha, Neb.)...................... IB/FB................... 1968-69 Green, Tierre (Omaha, Neb.)..................... S................2004-05-06-07 Green, Tim (Omaha, Neb.)........................ OG........................... 2003 Greenberg, Elmer (Omaha, Neb.)............. G.................... 1928-29-30 Greene, Ricky (Seminole, Texas)............... CB....................... 1983-84 Greenlaw, William (Portland, Maine)......... HB....................... 1955-56 Gregory, Ben (Uniontown, Pa.).................. HB.................. 1965-66-67 Gregory, Morgan (Denver, Colo.).............. SE................... 1987-88-89 Gregory, Randy (Fishers, Ind.)................... DE....................... 2013-14 Grenfell, Bob (Philadelphia, Pa.)................ G......................... 1969-70 Griesse, Ronald (Kearney, Neb.)............... G......................... 1963-64 Griffin, Willie (Monrovia, Calif.).................. DT.................. 1986-87-88 Grimm, Lloyd (Omaha, Neb.).................... E.......................... 1937-38 Grimminger, Harry (Grand Island, Neb.)... OG................. 1982-83-84 Grixby, Cortney (Omaha, Neb.)................. CB.............2004-05-06-07 Grixby, DeAntae (Omaha, Neb.)............... FB..............2000-01-02-03 Grobe, Corey (Oakland, Iowa)................... TE............................. 1988 Groce, DeJuan (Garfield Heights, Ohio)... CB.............1999-00-01-02 Groskurth, Danny (Beemer, Neb.)............. DT............................ 1986 Gross, John............................................... G.............................. 1914 Grove, Thomas (Arlington, Neb.).............. LB..............2007-08-09-10 Grow, Lloyd (Loup City, Neb.)................... C......................... 1926-27 Grubaugh, Alvin (Rising City, Neb.)........... G.............................. 1942 Grubaugh, Marvin (Rising City, Neb.)........ T............................... 1942 Grummert, Matt (Fairbury, Neb.)............... RE........................ 1999-00 Guse, Kevin (Longmont, Colo.)................. CB............................ 2003 Gutz, Seth (Columbus, Neb.)..................... SE............................. 2000 Gutzman, Dennis (Green Bay, Wis.).......... DE............................ 1968 Guy, Jay (Houston, Texas)......................... DT............................ 2011

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Haafke, Billy (South Sioux City, Neb.)........ SE................... 1996-97-98 Haase, Tom (Aurora, Neb.)........................ QB....................... 1990-91 Hadenfeldt, Dan (Des Moines, Iowa)......... PK.................. 1998-99-00 Hager, Tim (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ QB....................... 1978-79 Hagerman, Mark (Ainsworth, Neb.)........... PK............................ 1983 Hagg, Eric (Peoria, Ariz.)............................ DB.............2007-08-09-10 Hagge, Mark (Omaha, Neb.)..................... LB........................ 1988-89 Haines, Victory (Logan, Utah).................... OL............................ 2007 Halbersleben, Paul (Lincoln, Neb.)............ C.............................. 1915 Hall, Gordon (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... T............................... 1946 Halligan, Victor (North Platte, Neb.).......... T..................... 1912-13-14 Halstead, M.L............................................ G.............................. 1897 Haman, Gene (Omaha, Neb.).................... FB............................. 1957 Hammang, John C.................................... T............................... 1894 Handshy, Wayne (Hollywood, Calif.)......... T.......................... 1950-51 Haney, George (East Point, Ga.)............... C.................... 1959-60-61 Hannon, Zach (Kansas City, Mo.)............... OL............................ 2014 Hansen, Albert........................................... G.................... 1896-97-98 Hansen, Ed (Omaha, Neb.)........................ T.......................... 1967-68 Hansen, Jeff (Sacramento, Calif.)............... DB.............1975-76-77-78 Harchelroad, Brian (Wauneta, Neb.)......... FB............................. 1988 Hardin, Luther (O’Fallon, Ill.)..................... LB..............1992-93-94-95 Hardrick, Jermarcus (Batesville, Miss.)....... OL....................... 2010-11

Hardy, Frantz (Miami, Fla.)......................... WR................. 2005-06-07 Harman, Dewey J. (Lincoln, Neb.)............. T..................... 1910-11-12 Harper, Tom (Omaha, Neb.)...................... G.............................. 1950 Harper, Willie (Toledo, Ohio).................... DE.................. 1970-71-72 Harris, Dwayne (Bessemer, Ala.)................ LB................... 1992-93-94 Harris, Neil (Kansas City, Kan.).................. CB.................. 1982-83-84 Harris, Sylvester (Kansas City, Mo.)........... HB............................ 1955 Harrison, Brandon (Gainesville, Texas)...... CB............................ 1997 Harshman, George (Dickerson Run, Pa.)... QB.................. 1955-56-58 Hart, Greg (Dayton, Ohio)......................... TE............................. 2014 Harte, Louis H. (Omaha, Neb.).................. T..................... 1907-08-09 Hartley, Harold S. (Harvard, Neb.)............. HB.................. 1920-21-22 Hartman, Cecil L. (Lincoln, Neb.)............... FB................... 1921-22-23 Harvey, David (LaPlata, Md.)..................... DE............................ 2009 Harvey, James B........................................ E.......................... 1907-08 Harvey, Phil (Kansas City, Kan.)................. TE........................ 1970-71 Harvey, Ted (Lexington, Neb.).................. DB.................. 1975-76-77 Hascoll, Vincent C. (St. Louis, Mo.)............ QB............................ 1909 Hassebroek, Troy (Lincoln, Neb.).............. WB............1999-00-01-02 Haug, William (Minneapolis, Minn.)........... E..................... 1963-64-65 Hauge, Bruce (Bloomington, Minn.).......... LB........................ 1970-71 Havekost, John (Scribner, Neb.)................ OG................. 1977-78-79 Hawkins, Earl............................................. QB............................ 1914 Hawkins, Fred (Omaha, Neb.)................... G......................... 1948-49 Hawkins, Hendley (Los Angeles, Calif.)..... WB................. 1985-86-87 Hawkins, James (Jefferson City, Mo.)........ DB....................... 1967-68 Hawkins, Vincent (New Orleans, La.)......... WB...................... 1991-92 Hawkins, William (Beatrice, Neb.).............. T..................... 1955-56-57 Hayes, Bob (Bakersfield, Calif.).................. OT............................ 1975 Hays, Mike (Papillion, Neb.)...................... FB........................ 2008-09 Hayward, William H................................... T.......................... 1894-97 Hazard, Frank (Sioux City, Iowa)................ G.............................. 1943 Hazen, Jack (Omaha, Neb.)....................... E................1941-42-46-48 Heard, Braylon (Youngstown, Ohio).......... IB......................... 2011-12 Hedrick, Corey (York, Neb.)....................... LB............................. 1990 Hegener, Stan (Lincoln, Neb.)................... OG................. 1972-73-74 Heibel, Micah (Lincoln, Neb.).................... FB........................ 1986-87 Heins, Mike (David City, Neb.).................. S..................... 1991-92-93 Heiser, Tom (Columbus, Neb.).................. WB...................... 1974-75 Heldt, James (Scottsbluff, Neb.)................ G......................... 1934-35 Heller, Tom (Kearney, Neb.)...................... DB............................ 1968 Helming, Jared (Springfield, Mo.)............. OL....................... 2004-05 Helu Jr., Roy (Danville, Calif.).................... IB...............2007-08-09-10 Hemje, Jeff (Grand Island, Neb.)............... CB.............1998-99-00-01 Hendrickson, Emil G. (Shickley, Neb.)....... G.............................. 1923 Henery, Alex (Omaha, Neb.)..................... PK.............2007-08-09-10 Henning, Blake (Crete, Neb.).................... LB............................. 1986 Henry, Ricky (Omaha, Neb.)...................... OL....................... 2009-10 Henry, Stanley........................................... HB............................ 1919 Henry, Will (El Paso, Texas)....................... WR............2007-08-09-10 Henson, Kyle (Waverly, Neb.).................... OT............................ 1997 Herian, Matt (Pierce, Neb.)........................ TE..............2002-03-04-06 Herndon, Clarence (Grand Island, Neb.)... T..................... 1939-40-41 Herrmann, Doug (Custer, S.D.).................. DT.................. 1981-82-83 Herrmann, William (Osceola, Neb.)........... G.................... 1936-38-39 Heskew, Josh (Mustang, Okla.)................. C...............1995-96-97-98 Hesse, Jon (Lincoln, Neb.)......................... LB................... 1994-95-96 Hewitt, Don (Des Moines, Iowa)................ E.......................... 1954-55 Heydorff, Mark (La Crescenta, Calif.)......... DB....................... 1973-74 Heyne, Todd (Boulder City, Nev.)............. LB............................. 1993 Hickman, Jacob (Bakersfield, Calif.).......... OL.............2006-07-08-09 Hicks, Lorenzo (Kansas City, Mo.).............. CB.................. 1986-87-88 Hicks, Robert (Los Angeles, Calif.)............. CB....................... 1989-90 Hiemer, Brian (Shelby, Neb.)..................... TE........................ 1983-84 Higgs, Gary (Toledo, Ohio)....................... FB................... 1974-75-76 Higman, Jerad (Akron, Iowa)..................... LB................... 1992-93-94 Hilding, Marlin (Red Oak, Iowa)................. E............................... 1956 Hill, Dan (Falls City, Neb.)......................... TE............................. 1982 Hill, Jeff (LaGrange, Ill.)............................. SE........................ 1972-73 Hill, Robert (East St. Louis, Ill.)................... C......................... 1965-66 Hill, Ryan (Arvada, Colo.)........................... TE................... 2008-09-10 Hill, Sean (Lisle, Ill.).................................... TE............................. 2007 Hill, Travis (Pearland, Texas)...................... LB..............1989-90-91-92 Hilman, Matt (Colorado Springs, Colo.).... DT............................ 1991 Hineline, Curt (Bellevue, Wash.)................ MG................. 1979-80-81 Hipp, I.M. (Chapin, S.C.)............................ IB.................... 1977-78-79 Hisey, Albert.............................................. G.............................. 1897 Hochstein, Russ (Hartington, Neb.)........... G...............1997-98-99-00 Hoefler, Mike (Norfolk, Neb.).................... G.................... 1984-85-86 Hoffmann, Hugo (Lincoln, Neb.)................ HB............................ 1937 Hogrefe, Quint (Auburn, Neb.).................. LB..............1995-96-97-98 Hohl, Erich (Gering, Neb.)......................... TE............................. 1993 Hohn, Robert (Beatrice, Neb.)................... HB....................... 1963-64 Hoins, Steve (Bellevue, Neb.).................... T..................... 1974-75-76 Hokuf, Stephen (Crete, Neb.).................... E..................... 1929-30-32 Holbein, Brendan (Cozad, Neb.)............... SE..............1993-94-95-96 Holbrook, Tim (Lexington, Neb.)............... S.......................... 1981-82 Hollins, Kenneth (Valley, Neb.).................. FB........................ 1943-44 Holloran, William (Schuyler, Neb.)............. T............................... 1954 Holloway, Tony (Bellevue, Neb.)............... DE.................. 1983-85-86 Hollowell, T.J. (Copperas Cove, Texas)..... LB..............2000-01-02-03 Hollstein, Gary (Rushville, Neb.)................ CB....................... 1970-71 Holm, Elmer (Omaha, Neb.)...................... G.................... 1926-27-28 Holmbeck, Harold (Beatrice, Neb.)........... T..................... 1931-34-35 Holmes, Daryl (Chicago, Ill.)...................... DE............................ 1980 Holscher, Jim (Cook, Neb.)....................... WB...................... 1985-87 Holt, Matt (Lee’s Summit, Mo.).................. LB............................. 2008 Holt, Menelik (San Diego, Calif.)............... WR............2006-07-08-09 Hopewell, Isaac O..................................... C.............................. 1893 Hopkins, Lannie (Rowlett, Texas)............... ROV......................... 2002 Hopp, Cliff (Hastings, Neb.)...................... FB............................. 1951 Hopp, Harry (Hastings, Neb.).................... HB.................. 1938-39-40


189 Hopp, Wallace (Hastings, Neb.)................ FB............................. 1942 Horn, Rod (Fresno, Calif.).......................... DT.................. 1977-78-79 Hornbacher, Bill (Rogers City, Mich.)......... MG...................... 1968-69 Hornberger, Evans Z. (Lincoln, Neb.)........ G......................... 1910-11 Hornby, James (Lincoln, Neb.).................. E............................... 1945 Horne, David (Omaha, Neb.)..................... IB.................... 2002-03-04 Hoskins, Thurman (Turney, Mo.)................ IB.............................. 1984 Hoskinson, Matt (Battle Creek, Neb.)........ OG................. 1995-96-97 House, Gordon (Powell, Wyo.).................. C......................... 1921-22 Hovey, Lane (Adel, Iowa)........................... WR........................... 2014 Howard, Warren (Omaha, Neb.)................ E..................... 1912-13-14 Howarth, Harry H. (West Point, Neb.)....... QB.................. 1918-19-20 Howell, Edward E. (Omaha, Neb.)............ FB................... 1926-27-28 Howell, John (Omaha, Neb.)..................... QB.................. 1935-36-37 Howerter, Stuart (Omaha, Neb.)............... G......................... 1956-57 Hoy, George D. (Falls City, Neb.).............. HB.................. 1920-21-22 Hoy, Rex (Lincoln, Neb.)............................ G.................... 1947-49-50 Hoyt, Charles E. (McCook, Neb.).............. G.............................. 1918 Hubka, Elmer (Virginia, Neb.).................... G......................... 1932-33 Hubka, Ernest (Virginia, Neb.)................... FB..............1917-18-19-20 Hubka, Ladas (Table Rock, Neb.).............. G......................... 1934-35 Hubka, Ladimer J. (Virginia, Neb.)............ E.......................... 1923-24 Hudson, Corey Bill (Belvidere, Neb.)......... T............................... 1987 Huff, Mike (Ralston, Neb.)......................... OG............2005-06-07-08 Huge, James (Holdrege, Neb.)................. RE................... 1960-61-62 Hughes, Jeff (Burlington, Vt.).................... WB/P.............. 1969-70-71 Hughes, Tyrone (New Orleans, La.)........... SE..............1989-90-91-92 Hulbert, Corwin (Lincoln, Neb.)................. T..................... 1930-31-32 Humm, Dave (Las Vegas, Nev.)................. QB.................. 1972-73-74 Humphrey, Bill (Libertyville, Ill.)................. C.................... 1992-93-94 Humphrey, Lawrence (Sidney, Neb.)......... OT............................ 1976 Hunter, Fred M. (Blue Rapids, Kan.).......... G...............1899-02-03-04 Hurley, Dan (Omaha, Neb.)....................... OT.................. 1979-80-81 Husmann, Ed (Ogallala, Neb.)................... T..................... 1950-51-52 Huston, Kellen (Ankeny, Iowa)................... CB....................... 2003-04 Hutcherson, James (Wellington, Kan.)...... T............................... 1936 Hutchison, Harold (Lincoln, Neb.)............. C.................... 1923-24-25 Hutton, Richard (Auburn, Neb.)................. HB.................. 1946-47-48 Hyde, Frederick D..................................... G.............................. 1892 Hyland, John (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... DE.................. 1970-71-72 Hyland, KC (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ WR........................... 2010

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Ickes, Adam (Page, Neb.).......................... LB........................ 2004-05 Ickes, Matt (Page, Neb.)............................ CB............................ 2001 Incognito, Richie (Glendale, Ariz.)............. OT....................... 2002-03 Ingles, Guy (Omaha, Neb.)........................ SE................... 1968-69-70 Iodence, Brian (Hemingford, Neb.)........... CB............................ 1981 Irons, Jerry (The Woodlands, Texas)......... MG........................... 1991 Iverson, William (Hemingford, Neb.)......... G.............................. 1938

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Jackson, Brandon (Horn Lake, Miss.)......... IB.................... 2004-05-06 Jackson, Charles (Klein, Texas).................. DB....................... 2012-13 Jackson, Harvey (Fresno, Texas)................ S..................... 2011-12-13 Jackson, Joel (Papillion, Neb.).................. WR........................... 2004 Jackson, Julius (Gainesville, Texas)........... LB..............1996-97-98-99 Jackson, Justin (Roca, Neb.)...................... C......................... 2011-12 Jackson, Leon (Pasco, Wash.).................... IB.............................. 2005 Jackson, Sheldon (Diamond Bar, Calif.).... TE..............1995-96-97-98 Jackson, Tim (Dallas, Texas)...................... S.......................... 1987-88 Jackson, Vershan (Omaha, Neb.).............. TE................... 1995-96-97 Jacobson, Larry (Sioux Falls, S.D.)............. DT.................. 1969-70-71 Jacupke, Gerald (Fremont, Neb.).............. G.................... 1943-46-47 Jamail, Doug (Bellaire, Texas)................... C......................... 1970-71 James, Theodore (Naperville, Ill.).............. E..................... 1926-27-28 Jameson, Seth (Southlake, Texas)............. DB............................ 2013 Jamrog, Jeff (Omaha, Neb.)...................... DE.................. 1985-86-87 Janik, Leonard (Chicago, Ill.)..................... DE.................. 1965-66-67 Janky, Tom (Chapman, Neb.).................... PK............................ 1988 Janovich, Andy (Gretna, Neb.).................. FB................... 2012-13-14 Janssen, Bill (Grand Forks, N.D.)............... DT.................. 1969-71-72 Jarmon, Sherwin (Detroit, Mich.)............... DE....................... 1968-69 Jean-Baptiste, Stanley (Miami, Fla.).......... CB.................. 2011-12-13 Jefferson, Mike (Rowlett, Texas)................ MG........................... 1990 Jeffries, Ralph (Omaha, Neb.)................... G......................... 1928-29 Jenkins, Brad (Fort Collins, Colo.)............. TE........................ 1974-75 Jenkins, Jason (Hammonton, N.J.)............ DT....................... 1994-95 Jensen, Dave (Omaha, Neb.).................... OT.................. 1990-91-92 Jeter, Tony (Weirton, W.Va.)..................... E..................... 1963-64-65 Jobes, Raymond (Tecumseh, Neb.)........... HB....................... 1918-19 Jobman, Randall (Lisco, Neb.)................... LB................... 1987-88-89 Johnk, Tim (Schuyler, Neb.)....................... FB................... 1989-90-91 Johnson, Ardell (Chillicothe, Mo.)............. DB.................. 1972-73-74 Johnson, Blanchard (Omaha, Neb.).......... LB............................. 2000 Johnson, Brad (Harvard, Neb.).................. C.................... 1980-81-82 Johnson, Brad (Ralston, Neb.)................... OT....................... 1985-86 Johnson, Brandon (Chicago, Ill.)............... DT....................... 2006-07 Johnson, Carl (Phoenix, Ariz.).................... OT....................... 1970-71 Johnson, Clester (Bellevue, Neb.)............. WB................. 1993-94-95 Johnson, Craig (Omaha, Neb.).................. IB.................... 1978-79-80 Johnson, Doug (Omaha, Neb.)................. DE....................... 1970-71 Johnson, Eric (Phoenix, Ariz.).................... LB..............1996-97-98-99 Johnson, Frank W. (Fullerton, Neb.).......... E..................... 1907-08-09 Johnson, Harry (Valley, Neb.).................... HB....................... 1954-55 Johnson, John (Norfolk, Neb.).................. T............................... 1944 Johnson, Monte (Bloomington, Minn.)...... DT.................. 1970-71-72 Johnson, Roger (Scandia, Minn.)............... G.............................. 1945 Johnson, Rudy (Aransas Pass, Texas)........ FB................... 1961-62-63 Johnson, Trevor (Lincoln, Neb.)................ DE.............2000-01-02-03 Johnson, William (Stanton, Neb.).............. DB.................. 1963-64-65

Johnson, William M. (Lincoln, Neb.).......... E................1900-04-05-06 Johnston, Harry (Douglas, Neb.)............... HB............................ 1943 Johnston, James H.................................... HB....................... 1892-93 Jones, Albin B........................................... G......................... 1892-94 Jones, Andre (Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.)....... CB....................... 2006-07 Jones, Austin (Aurora, Colo.)..................... IB.................... 2009-10-11 Jones, Calvin (Omaha, Neb.)..................... IB.................... 1991-92-93 Jones, Chris (Jacksonville, Fla.)................. CB............................ 2014 Jones, Chuck (Beatrice, Neb.)................... DB....................... 1974-75 Jones, D.J. (Omaha, Neb.)........................ OL.................. 2007-09-10 Jones, Donta (LaPlata, Md.)...................... LB..............1991-92-93-94 Jones, Glenn (Omaha, Neb.)..................... C.............................. 1933 Jones, Harry............................................... E............................... 1896 Jones, Keith (Omaha, Neb.)...................... IB...............1984-85-86-87 Jones, Larry (Sidney, Neb.)........................ G.............................. 1956 Jones, Lee (Omaha, Neb.)......................... DT.................. 1985-86-87 Jones, Marcel (Phoenix, Ariz.).................... OT.............2008-09-10-11 Jones, Robert (West Point, Neb.).............. T..................... 1960-61-63 Jordan, Harrison (Omaha, Neb.)............... FB............................. 2014 Jorgensen, Greg (Minden, Neb.).............. OG................. 1975-76-77 Joseph, Boaz (Weston, Fla.)...................... CB............................ 2014 Joseph, Mickey (Marrero, La.)................... QB.............1988-89-90-91 Joy, Robert (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ E.......................... 1931-32 Julch, Adam (Omaha, Neb.)...................... OT.............1996-97-98-99 Justice, Charles (Grand Island, Neb.)........ G.................... 1929-30-31 Justice, Glenn (Grand Island, Neb.).......... G......................... 1933-34

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Kabongo, Patrick (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)....... DT.............2000-01-02-03 Kadavy, Andy (Seward, Neb.).................... LB........................ 2005-06 Kaelin, Ken (Westerville, Neb.).................. FB................... 1984-85-86 Kahler, Robert (Grand Island, Neb.).......... HB.................. 1938-39-40 Kahler, Royal (Grand Island, Neb.)............ T..................... 1938-39-40 Kaiser, Loran (Farwell, Neb.)...................... DT.............1997-98-99-00 Kalu, Joshua (Houston, Texas)................... DB............................ 2014 Kampe, Lester D. (Red Oak, Iowa)............ G.................... 1955-56-57 Kane, John (Kansas City, Mo.)................... LB............................. 1975 Kastl, Paul (Lincoln, Neb.).......................... FB................... 2000-01-02 Kathol, Gerald (Hartington, Neb.)............. E..................... 1940-41-42 Keast, Steve (Oakland, Iowa)..................... DT............................ 1990 Keeler, Andy (Omaha, Neb.)..................... OG................. 1986-87-88 Keeler, Mike (Omaha, Neb.)...................... DT....................... 1981-83 Keels, Joe (Kenosha, Wis.)......................... DE............................ 2014 Keiser, Dusty (Norfolk, Neb.)..................... TE........................ 2003-04 Kellar, C.E.................................................. G.............................. 1896 Keller, Sam (Danville, Calif.)...................... QB............................ 2007 Kelley, Jon (Lincoln, Neb.)......................... IB.................... 1985-86-87 Kellogg III, Ron (Omaha, Neb.)................. QB....................... 2012-13 Kellogg, Sam............................................. E.......................... 1917-19 Kelly, Howard (Grand Island, Neb.)........... C......................... 1940-41 Kelly, Lane (Omaha, Neb.)........................ LS..............2003-04-05-06 Kelly, Paul (Davie, Fla.).............................. LS............................. 2014 Kelsay, Chad (Auburn, Neb.)..................... RE..............1995-96-97-98 Kelsay, Chris (Auburn, Neb.)..................... RE..............1999-00-01-02 Kennedy, Max (Beatrice, Neb.).................. HB............................ 1951 Kennedy, Michael (Omaha, Neb.)............. G.................... 1963-64-65 Keriakedes, John (Lincoln, Neb.)............... T............................... 1933 Kester, Tyler (Clearwater, Neb.)................ DB............................ 2007 Kiehn, Erik (Omaha, Neb.)......................... G.............................. 1989 Kiffin, Monte (Lexington, Neb.)................. T..................... 1961-62-63 Kilbourne, Bruce (Lincoln, Neb.)................ E..................... 1931-32-33 Kimball, Scott (Camarillo, Calif.)................ SE................... 1982-83-84 Kimmel, Miles (Sioux City, Iowa)............... E.......................... 1966-68 Kingsbury, Raymond................................. FB................... 1898-99-01 Kingston, Ben (Omaha, Neb.)................... FB................... 1996-98-99 Kingston, Bob (Fremont, Neb.)................. IB.............................. 1984 Kinnaman, William (Lincoln, Neb.)............. HB............................ 1945 Kinney, Jeff (McCook, Neb.)..................... HB.................. 1969-70-71 Kinnie, Brandon (Kansas City, Mo.)........... WR................. 2009-10-11 Kinsel, John (Council Bluffs, Iowa)............. C.............................. 1972 Kipper, Paul R. (Lincoln, Neb.)................... E............................... 1945 Kirby, John (David City, Neb.)................... G.................... 1961-62-63 Kirkland, Ron (West Bend, Wis.)................ HB.................. 1964-65-66 Kitchen, Robert (McCook, Neb.)............... C.............................. 1960 Kitrell, Barry (Ashland, Neb.)..................... FB............................. 1988 Kitzelman, Max (Omaha, Neb.)................. G.................... 1952-53-56 Kleiber, Dick (Hastings, Neb.)................... G.............................. 1957 Klein, Arthur (Plymouth, Pa.)...................... G.................... 1955-56-57 Klein, Dale (Seward, Neb.)........................ PK.................. 1984-85-86 Klem, John (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ WB................. 2000-01-02 Klemke, George D. (Bayard, Neb.)............ E............................... 1922 Klum, Arlo (Shenandoah, Iowa)................. G.............................. 1938 Knevel, David (Brantford, Ontario, Canada)..OL............................ 2014 Knight, Charles (Lincoln, Neb.).................. HB............................ 1944 Knight, George (Lincoln, Neb.)................. QB.................. 1938-39-40 Knox, Mike (Castle Rock, Colo.)................ LB..............1981-82-83-85 Knox, Tyreese (Daly City, Calif.)................ IB.................... 1986-87-88 Kobza, Dan (Shelby, Neb.)........................ LB........................ 1967-68 Koch, Brandon (Gothenburg, Neb.).......... OG................. 2003-04-05 Koch, Sam (Seward, Neb.)......................... P..................... 2003-04-05 Koehler, Colton (Harvard, Neb.)................ LB........................ 2008-09 Koehler, John............................................ C.................... 1899-00-01 Koellner, Greg (Haxton, Colo.).................. MG........................... 1990 Koenig, Robert (Yankton, S.D.).................. E............................... 1944 Koethe, Scott (Central City, Neb.)............. OG................. 2000-01-02 Kohl, Josh (Hastings, Neb.)....................... LB................... 1996-97-98 Koinzan, John (Bartlett, Neb.)................... E.......................... 1963-64 Kollmorgen, Kyle (Lincoln, Neb.)............... OG............1998-99-00-01 Kolowski, Dave (Omaha, Neb.)................. C.............................. 2002 Kolterman, Nate (Seward, Neb.)............... OT.................. 2000-01-02 Kondolo, Chongo (Carrollton, Texas)........ OG........................... 2014

Kops, Lyle (Bassett, Neb.).......................... T.......................... 1943-44 Korinek, Dennis (Ulysses, Neb.)................. HB.................. 1952-53-54 Kosch, Bill (Columbus, Neb.)..................... S..................... 1969-70-71 Kosch, Jesse (Columbus, Neb.)................. P..................... 1995-96-97 Kosier, Richard (Watertown, S.D.)............. T..................... 1958-59-60 Kositsky, Ed (York, Neb.)........................... T..................... 1915-16-17 Koster, George (Lincoln, Neb.).................. G.................... 1929-30-31 Kotera, Jim (Bellevue, Neb.)...................... FB................... 1978-79-80 Kramer, Larry (Austin, Minn.)..................... OT.................. 1962-63-64 Kramer, Thomas (Concord, Calif.)............. QB............................ 1959 Krantz, Jeff (Bayard, Neb.)......................... SE............................. 1985 Kratzenstein, Monte (Brady, Neb.)............ TE................... 1987-88-89 Kreikemeier, Micah (West Point, Neb.)..... LB............................. 2012 Kreizinger, Everett (Bellwood, Neb.)......... FB........................ 1930-31 Krejci, Jeff (Schuyler, Neb.)....................... S..................... 1979-80-81 Krenk, Mitch (Nebraska City, Neb.)........... TE........................ 1981-82 Kriemelmeyer, Walter P............................. T............................... 1917 Kriewald, Steve (Scotia, Neb.)................... FB..............2001-02-03-04 Kripal, Tom (Omaha, Neb.)....................... G.............................. 1954 Kroeker, John (Henderson, Neb.).............. P..................... 1986-87-88 Kroger, Ernest G........................................ FB........................ 1907-08 Kroger, Roscoe (Grand Island, Neb.)......... T............................... 1930 Krug, Nathan (Chapman, Neb.)................. DT............................ 2004 Kudrna, Roger (Red Cloud, Neb.)............. C......................... 1965-67 Kuehl, Alan (Wausa, Wis.).......................... LB................... 1965-66-67 Kunalic, Adi (Fort Worth, Texas)................ PK.............2007-08-09-10 Kunz, Lee (Golden, Colo.)......................... LB................... 1976-77-78 Kurtz, Scott (Omaha, Neb.)....................... LB........................ 1989-90 Kwapick, Jeff (Circle Pines, Minn.)............. OT.................. 1980-81-82 Kyros, George (Grand Island, Neb.).......... DB.................. 1972-73-74

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Lackovic, Tim (Omaha, Neb.).................... SE............................. 1974 Lafleur, Bill (Norfolk, Neb.)........................ P................1995-96-97-98 Lake, Jeff (Robert) (Columbus, Neb.)........ SE..............1994-95-96-97 LaNoue, Gerald (Wisner, Neb.)................. HB....................... 1933-35 Lanphere, Edward E. (York, Neb.)............. E............................... 1918 Larsen, Pat (Fullerton, Neb.)...................... S..................... 1980-81-82 Larson, Al (Sioux City, Iowa)...................... DB.................. 1967-68-69 Larson, Kyle (Funk, Neb.)........................... P..................... 2001-02-03 Lawrence, Blake (Shawnee Mission, Kan.).LB................... 2007-08-09 Lawson, Thomas (Parker, Colo.)................ FB................... 2005-07-08 Lawson, Vinton (Omaha, Neb.).................. E..................... 1925-26-27 Layton, Marvin H....................................... FB............................. 1921 Leader, David (Bloomfield, Neb.).............. LB........................ 1991-92 Lee, Evard G. (Edgemont, S.D.)................ E..................... 1925-26-27 Lee, Jeff (Racine, Wis.)............................... SE............................. 1977 Lee, John (Red Bank, N.J.)........................ MG................. 1973-74-75 Lee, Michael (Grand Island, Neb.)............. E.......................... 1956-57 Lee, Oudious (Omaha, Neb.).................... MG................. 1977-78-79 Lee, Zac (San Francisco, Calif.).................. QB....................... 2009-10 LeFlore, Mark (Omaha, Neb.).................... WR............2002-03-04-05 Legate, Billy (Clearwater, Neb.)................. FB..............1995-96-97-98 Legate, Tyler (Neligh, Neb.)...................... FB................... 2009-10-11 Legette, Tyrone (Columbia, S.C.).............. CB.................. 1989-90-91 Lehigh, Pat (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ CB............................ 1976 Leik, Francis (Hastings, Neb.).................... G.............................. 1946 Leise, Daryl (Omaha, Neb.)....................... TE........................ 1990-91 Lenners, Curt (Filley, Neb.)........................ RE............................. 1997 Leonardi, Chad (Canonsburg, Pa.)............ OG........................... 1973 LeRoy, Mark (Seattle, Wash.)..................... DB....................... 1978-79 Lesh, W.W................................................. G.............................. 1903 Lessman, Randy (Sioux City, Iowa)............ P..................... 1974-75-76 Letcher, Paul (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... DB....................... 1978-79 Leuck, Rob (Omaha, Neb.)........................ OG........................... 1989 Lewandowski, Adolph (Chicago, Ill.)......... E.......................... 1928-29 Lewellen, Verne (Lincoln, Neb.)................. QB.................. 1921-22-23 Lewis, Alex (Tempe, Ariz.)......................... OT............................ 2014 Lewis, Bill (Sioux City, Iowa)...................... C.................... 1983-84-85 Lewis, Lance (Scott, Kan.).......................... FB..............1988-90-91-92 Lewis, Rodney (Minneapolis, Minn.).......... CB.................. 1979-80-81 Lewis, Tahaun (Colorado Springs, Colo.).. CB.................. 1987-88-89 Licht, Jason (Yuma, Colo.)......................... G.............................. 1991 Liebman, Morris......................................... HB............................ 1898 Liegl, Dave (Central City, Neb.)................. CB.................. 1978-79-80 Liewer, Jamie (Atkinson, Neb.).................. DT.................. 1990-91-92 Liggett, Bob (Alquippa, Pa.)...................... DT....................... 1968-69 Lightner, Keven (Hastings, Neb.)............... OT.................. 1985-86-87 Liley, Tim (Lakewood, Colo.)..................... WR...................... 2002-03 Limbaugh, Jack (Algona, Iowa)................. C.............................. 2003 Lindell, Don (Topeka, Kan.)....................... QB............................ 1926 Lindquist, Ric (Plattsmouth, Neb.)............. CB.................. 1979-80-81 Lindquist, Steve (Minneapolis, Minn.)....... G...............1975-76-77-78 Lindsay, Spencer (Kearney, Neb.)............. PK............................ 2014 Lindstrom, Brett (Omaha, Neb.)................ QB............................ 2003 Lindstrom, Dan (Oakland, Neb.)................ DE.................. 1978-79-80 Lindstrom, Roger (Oakland, Neb.)............ WB...................... 1983-85 Lingenfelter, Bob (Plainview, Neb.)........... T..................... 1974-75-76 Lingenfelter, Luke (Plainview, Neb.).......... OL............................ 2011 Lingenfelter, Newton (Plainview, Neb.)..... OL............................ 2005 Linstroth, Tom (Minneapolis, Minn.).......... MG........................... 1968 Lints, Bob (Brown City, Mich.)................... MG........................... 1966 Lipps, Robert (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... G.................... 1946-47-48 List, Gregg (Valentine, Neb.)..................... S................1996-97-98-99 List, Jerry (Bay City, Mich.)........................ TE................... 1970-71-72 Little, Ernest M. (Clarks, Neb.)................... E............................... 1906 Livingston, John (San Marcos, Calif.)......... SE............................. 1994 Livingston, Scott (Lakewood, Calif.).......... P/PK.................... 1983-84 Lock, Norman (Lincoln, Neb.).................... T............................... 1943 Locke, Roland A. (North Platte, Neb.)....... HB.................. 1923-24-25 Lockett, Frank (Richmond, Calif.)............... SE........................ 1977-78


190 Loehr, Andy (Turtle Creek, Pa.)................. E..................... 1952-53-54 Lofgren, Gus A.......................................... E.......................... 1910-11 Lohr, Jason (Tulsa, Okla.).......................... NT.............1998-99-00-03 Loken, Rocke (Littleton, Colo.).................. SE............................. 1977 London, Frankie (Lake Charles, La.)........... QB.............1996-97-98-99 Long, Andrew (Buffalo, Wyo.).................... HB............................ 1930 Long, Chace (Wahoo, Neb.)...................... PK............................ 2000 Long, Jake (Elkhorn, Neb.)........................ TE................... 2011-12-13 Long, Jeff (Norfolk, Neb.).......................... DT............................ 1987 Long, Roy (Blair, Neb.).............................. HB.................. 1941-42-46 Long, Spencer (Elkhorn, Neb.).................. OG................. 2011-12-13 Longwell, Brent (Homer, Neb.).................. TE................... 1971-72-73 Lonowski, Jack (Stromsburg, Neb.)........... DT............................ 1981 Loos, Chris (Lincoln, Neb.)......................... G.............................. 2000 Lord, Harrison S......................................... T............................... 1892 Lord, Jammal (Bayonne, N.J.)................... QB.............2000-01-02-03 Lorenz, Fred (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... G...............1944-45-46-47 Love, Courtney (Youngstown, Ohio)......... LB............................. 2014 Love, Preston (Omaha, Neb.).................... RE........................ 1963-64 Lowe, Rex (Milwaukee, Wis.)..................... E.......................... 1969-70 Lucas, Leroy (Omaha, Neb.)...................... T..................... 1926-27-28 Luck, Terry (Fayetteville, N.C.)................... QB....................... 1974-75 Lucky, Marlon (North Hollywood, Calif.).... IB...............2005-06-07-08 Ludwick, Robert (Lincoln, Neb.)................ E..................... 1939-40-41 Luhrs, Kevin (Omaha, Neb.)...................... DE............................ 2005 Lundberg, Lance (Wausa, Neb.)................ T..................... 1991-92-93 Lundin, Alford............................................ T............................... 1905 Luther, Walter (Cambridge, Neb.)............. HB.................. 1938-39-40 Lux, Dean (North Bend, Neb.)................... E............................... 1955 Lyall, Bob (Richland, Wash.)...................... C.............................. 1956 Lyday, Allen (Wichita, Kan.)....................... CB....................... 1981-82 Lyman, Roy Link (McDonald, Kan.)............ T..................... 1918-19-21

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Maasdam, Felber (Omaha, Neb.).............. C.............................. 1929 Maggard, Rob (Olathe, Kan.).................... OT.................. 1984-85-86 Magor, Louis.............................................. E............................... 1909 Magsamen, Raymond (Lindsay, Neb.)....... E.......................... 1948-49 Maher, Brett (Kearney, Neb.).................... P/PK..........2009-10-11-12 Makell, Keith (Omaha, Neb.)..................... SE............................. 1990 Makovicka, Jeff (Brainard, Neb.)............... FB..............1992-93-94-95 Makovicka, Joel (Brainard, Neb.)............... FB..............1995-96-97-98 Malito, Chuck (Lakewood, Colo.).............. SE................... 1974-75-76 Malone, Dan (Longview, Texas)................. DT............................ 1970 Maloney, J.R.............................................. G.............................. 1901 Mandelko, Mike (Lexington, Neb.)............ OG................. 1980-81-82 Mandery, Avard (Tecumseh, Neb.)............ HB.................. 1924-25-26 Mandery, Roy J. (Tecumseh, Neb.)........... E.......................... 1924-26 Mangieri, P.J. (Peoria, Ill.).......................... LS..............2009-10-11-12 Manley, Robert (Holdrege, Neb.).............. QB....................... 1930-31 Mann, Kurt (Grand Island, Neb.)............... OL.................. 2004-05-06 Manninger, Matt (Omaha, Neb.)............... LB............................. 2012 Manstedt, Steve (Wahoo, Neb.)................ DE.................. 1971-72-73 Marco, Jon (Bellevue, Neb.)...................... LB................... 1986-87-88 Markus, Steve (Kearney, Neb.).................. LB............................. 1977 Marlowe, Tim (Youngstown, Ohio)............ WR............2009-10-11-12 Marrow, Mike (Holland, Ohio)................... FB............................. 2012 Marrow, Wallace (Omaha, Neb.)............... QB............................ 1926 Martig, Howard (Omaha, Neb.)................. T............................... 1941 Martin, Ben (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ DL............................ 2007 Martin, Bob (David City, Neb.).................. DE.................. 1973-74-75 Martin, Eric (Moreno Valley, Calif.)............ DE.............2009-10-11-12 Martin, Jay (Waverly, Neb.)....................... DE....................... 2009-10 Martin, John (Wahoo, Neb.)...................... LB............................. 1994 Martin, Noel (Clay Center, Kan.)............... FB................... 1959-60-62 Martinez, Taylor (Corona, Calif.)................ QB.............2010-11-12-13 Martz, Max (Beatrice, Neb.)....................... RE................... 1957-58-59 Mason, Cyrus P. (Lincoln, Neb.)................ T..................... 1902-03-04 Mason, Dave (Green Bay, Wis.)................. S..................... 1969-71-72 Mason, John (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... FB........................ 1904-05 Mason, Nate (Greenville, Texas)................ QB.............1980-81-82-83 Masterson, Bernard (Lincoln, Neb.)........... QB.................. 1931-32-33 Mastin, Guy (Auburn, Neb.)....................... E.......................... 1912-13 Mathers, James (Arapahoe, Neb.)............. HB............................ 1937 Mathis, Chris (Tecumseh, Neb.)................ HB.................. 1930-31-32 Mathison, Bruce (Superior, Wis.)............... QB....................... 1981-82 Matson, Charles.......................................................................... 1895 Matters, Thomas H. (Omaha, Neb.).......... T.......................... 1906-07 Mauer, Mark (St. Paul, Minn.).................... QB.................. 1979-80-81 Maurice, Kevin (Orlando, Fla.)................... DT....................... 2013-14 Maxe, Bill (Brainard, Neb.)......................... E.......................... 1949-50 May, Mathew (Imperial, Neb.)................... LB..............2008-09-10-11 McAllister, Eugene J. (Lincoln, Neb.)........ E.......................... 1922-23 McBride, Clark (Lincoln, Neb.)................... HB.................. 1927-28-29 McBride, Jeff (Brule, Neb.)........................ DE............................ 2004 McCant, Keithen (Grand Prairie, Texas).... QB....................... 1990-91 McCashland, Dick (Geneva, Neb.)............ C.................... 1956-57-58 McCashland, Mike (Lincoln, Neb.)............. S..................... 1982-83-84 McClary, Dwayne (Rochester, N.Y.)........... WB...................... 1999-00 McClelland, Tom (Turtle Creek, Pa.).......... S.......................... 1970-71 McCloney, Maurice (Beaumont, Texas)..... WB........................... 1978 McCloughan, Kent (Broken Bow, Neb.).... HB.................. 1962-63-64 McCord, M. Jim (Fairbury, Neb.)............... DT.................. 1965-66-67 McCormick, John (Omaha, Neb.).............. OG................. 1985-86-87 McCoy, Tim (Lincoln, Neb.)....................... SE........................ 1987-89 McCrady, Tim (Plainview, Neb.)................ WB................. 1978-79-80 McDaniel, Richard (Port Arthur, Texas)...... RE................... 1959-60-61 McDermott, Conor (Omaha, Neb.)........... TE............................. 2012 McDermott, Donald (Harlan, Iowa)............ G.............................. 1962 McDole, Ron (Toledo, Ohio)..................... T..................... 1958-59-60 McDonald, Gil (Lincoln, Neb.)................... QB....................... 1905-06

McDonald, Lester (Grand Island, Neb.)..... E..................... 1934-35-36 McDuffy, Andre (Euless, Texas)................. FB........................ 1991-92 McElroy, Mike (Grand Island, Neb.).......... C.............................. 1981 McFarland, Jim (North Platte, Neb.).......... E.......................... 1968-69 McFarlin, Octavious (Bastrop, Texas)........ LB..............1994-95-96-97 McGhee, Donnie (Flint, Mich.)................... OT.................. 1968-69-70 McGill, Joe (Omaha, Neb.)........................ C.............................. 1950 McGinn, Bernard (Arlington, Va.).............. G......................... 1963-64 McGinn, Matt (Merna, Neb.)..................... DT............................ 1999 McGinnis, Kenneth (Ord, Neb.)................. G......................... 1935-36 McGlasson, Harold (Lincoln, Neb.)............ QB....................... 1919-21 McGlasson, Ross (Lincoln, Neb.)............... G.................... 1921-22-23 McGraw, Greg (Milville, N.J.).................... S.......................... 1998-99 McIlravy, Eldon (Tecumseh, Neb.)............. FB............................. 1937 McKee, Jake (Goodland, Kan.).................. TE................... 1998-99-00 McKeon, Corey (Naperville, Ill.)................. LB................... 2005-06-07 McKoy, Shamus (Raleigh, N.C.)................. WR........................... 2005 McMahon, Harold (Lincoln, Neb.)............. HB....................... 1917-18 McMillen, John (Council Bluffs, Iowa)........ QB....................... 1991-92 McMullen, Dan (Belleville, Kan.)................ G.................... 1926-27-28 McMullen, Greg (Akron, Ohio).................. DE....................... 2013-14 McNeill, Mike (Kirkwood, Mo.).................. TE..............2007-08-09-10 McNulty, Joe (Wymore, Neb.)................... FB............................. 1963 McNutt, Robert (Colby, Kan.).................... T............................... 1942 McPherson, Forrest (Fairbury, Neb.)......... C......................... 1930-31 McPherson, Lornell (Omaha, Neb.)........... CB.............2001-02-03-04 McVay, Howard (Ogallala, Neb.)............... E............................... 1956 McWhirter, Steve (Fairfield, Iowa)............. LB..............1979-80-81-82 McWilliams, James..................................................................... 1946 McWilliams, Jon (Sidney, Neb.)................. E..................... 1953-54-55 Mead, Everett (Hamburg, Iowa)................ HB............................ 1933 Meade, Ron (Canby, Minn.)....................... QB.................. 1959-60-61 Meagher, Harry (Steubenville, Ohio)......... MG........................... 1967 Means, Andy (Holdrege, Neb.)................. CB.................. 1978-79-80 Means, Arden (Lincoln, Neb.).................... G...............1943-47-48-49 Meginnis, Harry (Lincoln, Neb.)................. HB............................ 1949 Meginnis, Sam (Lincoln, Neb.)................... LS............................. 2011 Mehlin, Ken (Humboldt, Neb.).................. C.................... 1991-92-93 Mehring, Neal (Grand Island, Neb.).......... G.............................. 1934 Mehring, Robert (Grand Island, Neb.)....... G.................... 1935-36-37 Meier, Franklin (Lincoln, Neb.).................. C.................... 1932-33-34 Meier, Fred (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ C.................... 1939-40-41 Melford, William ....................................... C.................... 1896-97-98 Mendoza, Marcus (Houston, Texas).......... DB.................. 2009-10-11 Meredith, Cameron (Huntington Beach, Calif.)........ DE.............2009-10-11-12 Merrell, Jeff (Huntsville, Ala.)..................... MG................. 1980-81-82 Metheny, Fred (Lincoln, Neb.)................... QB.................. 1941-42-46 Meyer, Derek (Campbell, Neb.)................ OL............................ 2009 Meylan, Wayne (Bay City, Mich.)............... MG................. 1965-66-67 Michka, Ron (Omaha, Neb.)...................... C.................... 1961-62-63 Mickel, Oliver (Chihuahua, Mexico)........... FB............................. 1902 Mielenz, Frank........................................... HB....................... 1925-26 Mikos, Kory (Seward, Neb.)....................... T..................... 1994-95-96 Miles, Barron (Roselle, N.J.)...................... CB.................. 1992-93-94 Miles, Paul (Princeton, N.J.)....................... IB.................... 1983-84-85 Milius, Tom (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ DT............................ 1996 Miller, A.H. ............................................... T............................... 1907 Miller, Brian (Hardy, Neb.)......................... LB............................. 1988 Miller, Bryce (Elmwood, Neb.)................... RE............................. 1996 Miller, Cleo (Dallas, Texas)........................ CB....................... 1985-86 Miller, Dan (Hebron, Neb.)........................ OG........................... 1975 Miller, Gabe (Mishawaka, Ind.).................. LS............................. 2013 Miller, Grant (Peabody, Mass.).................. FB............................. 2005 Miller, Jack (Omaha, Neb.)........................ HB.................. 1931-32-33 Miller, Jim (Oshkosh, Neb.)....................... DE............................ 1970 Miller, Junior (Midland, Texas).................. TE................... 1977-78-79 Miller, Kevin (Hardy, Neb.)........................ DT............................ 1989 Miller, Robin (Kent, Wash.)........................ IB.................... 2000-01-03 Miller, Salo (Mt. Gilead, Ohio)................... E............................... 1945 Miller, William (Lincoln, Neb.)................... HB............................ 1943 Miller, Willie (Omaha, Neb.)...................... FB..............1997-98-99-00 Millikan, Todd (Shenandoah, Iowa)........... TE..............1985-86-87-88 Mills, George (Omaha, Neb.).................... DT....................... 1973-75 Mills, Jeff (Montclair, N.J.)......................... LB................... 1987-88-89 Mills, Leslie (Kearney, Neb.)...................... G.............................. 1904 Mills, Robert (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... T..................... 1936-37-38 Milne, James (Crawford, Neb.).................. E............................... 1933 Mink, George (Omaha, Neb.).................... E............................... 1952 Minnick, Jerry (Cambridge, Neb.)............. T..................... 1951-52-53 Minor, Harry R. (Auburn, Neb.).................. HB.................. 1907-08-10 Minter, Mike (Lawton, Okla.)..................... S................1993-94-95-96 Mitchell, Johnny (Chicago, Ill.).................. TE........................ 1990-91 Mitchell, Josh (Corona, Calif.) .................. CB.............2011-12-13-14 Mockett, Ebenezer.................................... HB............................ 1890 Mohnsen, Brian (McCook, Neb.)............... LB............................. 1990 Molzen, Cecil............................................. T.......................... 1924-26 Monarrez, Junior (Bell Garden, Calif.)....... MG...................... 1988-89 Monds, Wonder (Ft. Pierce, Fla.)............... DB.................. 1973-74-75 Mongerson, Duane (Omaha, Neb.)........... T..................... 1957-58-59 Monsky, Hubert (Omaha, Neb.)................ G.............................. 1939 Montgomery, Robert................................. HB................... 1897-1900 Mooberry, Brandon (Lexington, Neb.)...... RE........................ 1999-00 Moomey, William (York, Neb.).................. HB....................... 1946-47 Moore, Alonzo (Winnfield, La.).................. WR...................... 2013-14 Moore, Brian (Randolph, Neb.)................. TE............................. 1985 Moore, Bruce (York, Neb.)......................... LB................... 1991-92-93 Moore, Dontrell (Thibodaux, La.).............. LB............................. 2005 Moore, Gerald (Walthill, Neb.).................. FB................... 1945-46-48 Moore, James (Omaha, Neb.)................... C.............................. 1959 Moore, Jay (Elkhorn, Neb.)........................ DE.................. 2004-05-06 Moore, Richard (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)........ T............................... 1955

Moore, Terrence (New Orleans, La.)......... DT.............2008-09-10-11 Moore, Tyler (Clearwater, Fla.).................. OL............................ 2011 Moore, Verne (Elgin, Neb.)........................ HB............................ 1920 Moran, Christopher (Frederick, Md.)......... CB............................ 1999 Moran, Jeff (Huron, S.D.)........................... IB.................... 1972-73-74 Moravec, Brent (Grand Island, Neb.)......... DB............................ 2010 Moravec, Mark (David City, Neb.)............. FB................... 1980-81-82 Morell, Pat (Wichita, Kan.)......................... LB............... 1969-1970-71 Morgan, Clifford (Denver, Colo.)............... E.......................... 1928-29 Moritz, Brett (Osmond, Neb.).................... OG........................... 1977 Morock, David (Clairton, Pa.)..................... S..................... 1968-69-70 Morrison, Dennis (Omaha, Neb.)............... E.......................... 1966-67 Morrison, Paul (Havelock, Neb.)................ C.............................. 1929 Morro, Brian (Middletown, N.J.)................ P............................... 1998 Morrow, Frank........................................... FB............................. 1890 Morrow, Tom (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... T.......................... 1983-84 Morse, C.L................................................. QB............................ 1905 Moser, Ellsworth (Omaha, Neb.)............... C......................... 1915-16 Mosher, Bradley G..................................... FB............................. 1892 Moss, Avery (Tempe, Ariz.)........................ DE............................ 2013 Moss, Kareem (Spartanburg, S.C.)............ S..................... 1992-93-94 Moudy, Mike (Castle Rock, Colo.)............. OG...................... 2013-14 Muehling, Brad (Lincoln, Neb.).................. C......................... 1982-83 Mueller, Josh (Columbus, Neb.)................ TE..............2004-05-06-07 Mueller, Marvin (Columbus, Neb.)............ S..................... 1965-66-67 Mueller, William (Omaha, Neb.)................ HB.............1947-48-49-50 Muhammad, Abdul (Compton, Calif.)....... WB............1991-92-93-94 Muhammad, Wali (Bloomfield, N.J.)......... DE....................... 2004-05 Mulkey, Grant (Arlington, Texas)............... WR................. 2003-04-05 Mullen, Robert (Connellsville, Pa.)............. T................1948-49-50-51 Mulligan, Harold R. (Beatrice, Neb.).......... E............................... 1912 Mundt, Brad (Norfolk, Neb.)...................... C......................... 1991-92 Munford, Marc (Littleton, Colo.)................ LB................... 1984-85-86 Munn, Glen B. (Lincoln, Neb.)................... T............................... 1928 Munn, Glenn (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... T............................... 1927 Munn, Monte (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... G......................... 1919-20 Munn, Wade (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... G.................... 1918-19-20 Munn, Wayne (Lincoln, Neb.).................... G.............................. 1917 Murillo, Armando (Tampa, Fla.)................. CB....................... 2007-08 Murphy, James (Lexington, Neb.)............. DB.................. 1954-55-56 Murphy, Jerry (Chicago, Ill.)...................... C.............................. 1965 Murphy, Jim (Lexington, Neb.).................. CB....................... 1981-82 Murphy, John (Crawford, Neb.)................. TE............................. 2000 Murray, Mike (Chicago, Ill.)........................ MG................. 1987-88-89 Murtaugh, Jerry (Omaha, Neb.)................ LB................... 1968-69-70 Murtha, Lydon (Hutchinson, Minn.)........... OL.............2005-06-07-08 Mushinskie, Larry (Temple City, Calif.)...... TE................... 1973-74-75 Muskin, Leonard (Omaha, Neb.)............... T.......................... 1938-40 Myers, Douglas.......................................... FB........................ 1923-24 Myers, James (York, Neb.)......................... FB........................ 1946-47 Myers, Lynn (Lincoln, Neb.)....................... G.............................. 1941

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Nabity, Graham (Omaha, Neb.)................ IB.............................. 2014 agle, Fran (West Lynn, Mass.).................... QB....................... 1949-50 Nappi, Frank (Portland, Maine)................. HB............................ 1956 Narish, Louis (Chicago, Ill.)........................ DT............................ 1966 Naviaux, Larry (Lexington, Neb.)............... HB.................. 1956-57-58 Neil, Eddie (Pasadena, Calif.).................... PK....................... 1980-81 Nelson, Bob (Stillwater, Minn.).................. LB................... 1972-73-74 Nelson, Casey (Newman Grove, Neb.)..... DT.................. 1999-00-01 Nelson, Clarence (York, Neb.)................... HB....................... 1930-31 Nelson, Derrie (Fairmont, Neb.)................ DE.................. 1978-79-80 Nelson, Douglas (Wausa, Neb.)................ HB............................ 1944 Nelson, Jordan (Omaha, Neb.)................. IB.............................. 2014 Nelson, John (Minden, Neb.).................... OG...................... 1987-88 Nelson, Merritt (Fremont, Neb.)................ TE............................. 1995 Nelson, Ray (Omaha, Neb.)....................... WB...................... 1985-86 Nelson, Thomas R..................................... G.............................. 1905 Neprud, Vernon (Verdel, Neb.)................. T............................... 1938 Nesmith, Norris (Wauneta, Neb.).............. E............................... 1931 Neubert, Keith (Fort Atkinson, Wis.).......... TE............................. 1987 Newby, Marcus (North Potomac, Md.)...... LB............................. 2014 Newby, Terrell (Los Angeles, Calif.).......... IB......................... 2013-14 Newcombe, Bobby (Albuquerque, N.M.). WB............1997-98-99-00 Newman, Richard (Columbus, Neb.)......... QB.................. 1918-19-20 Newton, Bob (LaMirada, Calif.)................. OT....................... 1969-70 Nichols, John (Littleton, Colo.).................. C......................... 1986-87 Nickens, Brodrick (Alliance, Neb.)............. DL....................... 2012-13 Nicks, Carl (Salinas, Calif.)......................... OT....................... 2006-07 Nielson, R.................................................. HB............................ 1900 Nixon, Byran (Omaha, Neb.)..................... G......................... 1921-22 Noble, Dave (Omaha, Neb.)...................... HB.................. 1921-22-23 Noel, Jack (Lincoln, Neb.)......................... C.............................. 1985 Noonan, Danny (Lincoln, Neb.)................. MG................. 1984-85-86 Noonan, David (Lincoln, Neb.).................. DT.............1990-91-92-93 Noonan, John (Omaha, Neb.)................... SE............................. 1980 Norrie, Rod (Geneva, Neb.)....................... DT............................ 1972 Norris, Chris (Papillion, Neb.).................... FB............................. 1995 Norris, Don (Omaha, Neb.)....................... QB............................ 1951 Norris, William A. (North Platte, Neb.)...... T............................... 1916 Noster, Sean (San Antonio, Texas)............ LB............................. 1994 Novak, Ray (Omaha, Neb.)........................ FB................... 1951-52-53 Novak, Tom (Omaha, Neb.)...................... C...............1946-47-48-49 Nunn, Terrence (Houston, Texas).............. WR............2004-05-06-07 Nunns, Brian (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... OT....................... 1994-95 Nusz, Chauncy........................................... FB............................. 1892 Nyden, Ed (Lincoln, Neb.)......................... E................1941-42-46-47


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O

O’Brien, Gail (Omaha, Neb.)..................... T..................... 1931-32-33 O’Connell, John (Sidney, Neb.)................. S............................... 1972 O’Gara, Chris (Madison, Wis.)................... OG................. 1987-88-89 O’Hanlon, Matt (Bellevue, Neb.)............... S................2006-07-08-09 O’Holleran, Jack (North Platte, Neb.)........ WR...................... 2003-04 O’Holleran, Mike (Sidney, Neb.)................ FB............................. 1973 O’Leary, John (Port Washington, N.Y.)...... IB.................... 1973-74-75 O’Leary, T.J. (Omaha, Neb.)...................... LS................... 2006-07-08 O’Shea, Matt (Dallas, Texas)...................... DL............................ 2005 Oberlin, Bob (West Allis, Wis.).................. C.................... 1952-53-54 Octavien, Steve (Naples, Fla.)................... LB........................ 2006-07 Oehlrich, Arnold (Columbus, Neb.)........... FB........................ 1926-27 Ogard, Jeff (St. Paul, Neb.)....................... DT.................. 1994-95-96 Ogden, Warren (Genoa, Neb.).................. G......................... 1923-24 Ohrt, Tom (Millard, Neb.).......................... T..................... 1976-77-78 Olds, Bill (Kansas City, Kan.)...................... FB................... 1970-71-72 Oliver, Jim (Shelton, Neb.)........................ C......................... 1952-53 Olsen, Jeff (Grant, Neb.)........................... LB............................. 1993 Olson, Don (Grand Island, Neb.)............... G......................... 1957-59 Okafor, Collins (Omaha, Neb.)................. IB.............................. 2011 Ommert, Ryan (Cambridge, Neb.)............ WR........................... 2003 Opie, Harlan (Great Bend, Kan.)................ DE............................ 1987 Orduna, Joe (Omaha, Neb.)...................... HB.................. 1967-68-70 Ortiz, Tony (New York, N.Y.)...................... LB..............1996-97-98-99 Orton, Greg (Nebraska City, Neb.)........... OG...................... 1983-84 Osberg, James (Minneapolis, Minn.)......... OG...................... 1965-66 Osborne, Courtney (Garland, Texas)......... S................2009-10-11-12 Osborne, Mike (Long Beach, Calif.)........... DT............................ 1972 Osborne, Steven (Garland, Texas)............. WR...................... 2011-12 Otopalik, Hugo (David City, Neb.)............ HB.................. 1915-16-17 Ott, Steve (Henderson, Neb.).................... G...............1992-93-94-95 Otte, Mike (Lincoln, Neb.)......................... SE............................. 1985 Oury, W. Harry........................................... C......................... 1893-94

P

Pabis, Bob (Monessen, Pa.)....................... MG........................... 1970 Pace, Eugene............................................. QB.................. 1891-92-93 Packard, Leonard R.................................... FB........................ 1895-96 Packer, Berne (Lincoln, Neb.).................... FB............................. 1930 Paige, Woody (San Francisco, Calif.)......... CB....................... 1983-85 Palmer, Tony (Omaha, Neb.)..................... DT............................ 1987 Panico, Santino (Libertyville, Ill.)................ WR........................... 2004 Panneton, Rick (Walnut, Calif.).................. TE........................ 1974-75 Pappas, Tom (Riverside, Calif.).................. LB............................. 1966 Parker, Stan (Bellevue, Neb.)..................... OG................. 1984-85-86 Parrella, John (Grand Island, Neb.)........... DT.................. 1990-91-92 Parsons, Kevin (Springfield, Mo.)............... LB..............1983-84-85-86 Parsons, Rollin (Lincoln, Neb.)................... HB....................... 1933-34 Partington, Joe (Lincoln, Neb.).................. QB.................. 1942-46-47 Paschell, Willie (San Antonio, Texas)......... HB.................. 1962-63-64 Pate, Tom (Omaha, Neb.)......................... DE.................. 1972-73-74 Patrick, Chris (Ithaca, Mich.)...................... OL....................... 2005-06 Patrick, Frank (Derry, Pa.).......................... QB.................. 1967-68-69 Patterson, Glenn (Worland, Wyo.)............. OT.................. 1967-68-69 Patton, Jerry (Saginaw, Mich.)................... DT.................. 1965-66-67 Patton, Robert (Lincoln, Neb.)................... G.............................. 1943 Paul, Marvin (Fremont, Neb.).................... HB.................. 1929-30-31 Paul, Niles (Omaha, Neb.)......................... WR............2007-08-09-10 Paulson, Jerry (Dell Rapids, S.D.).............. G......................... 1951-52 Pavelka, Dennis (Hastings, Neb.)............... OT............................ 1974 Paynich, George (Des Plaines, Ill.)............. E.......................... 1950-51 Peaker, Harold (Kearney, Neb.)................. QB.................. 1927-28-29 Pearse, Arthur............................................ T..................... 1896-97-99 Pearson, Monte (Schuyler, Neb.)............... T.......................... 1911-12 Pedersen, Jon (Grand Island, Neb.).......... C......................... 1992-93 Peetz, Jake (O’Neill, Neb.)........................ LS............................. 2005 Peetz, Phil (Elkhorn, Neb.)......................... TE................... 2001-02-03 Pelini, Mark (Youngstown, Ohio)............... C.................... 2012-13-14 Penland, Aaron (Jacksonville, Fla.)............ LB..............1992-93-94-95 Penland, Matt (Jacksonville, Fla.).............. LB........................ 1990-92 Penney, Tom (Augusta, Kan.).................... E..................... 1966-67-68 Penny, Jon (Lawrence, Kan.)...................... LB............................. 2000 Penny, Thomas Lee (Tabor, Iowa)............. E..................... 1931-32-33 Pensick, Cole (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... OL.............2010-11-12-13 Pensick, Dan (Columbus, Neb.)................. DT.................. 1977-78-79 Periard, Ed (Birch Run, Mich.).................... MG................. 1968-69-70 Perino, Jeff (Durango, Colo.)..................... QB....................... 1996-99 Perrin, Dale................................................ C.............................. 1907 Perry, F.D................................................... T............................... 1903 Pesek, Jack (Ravenna, Neb.)...................... E.......................... 1946-47 Pesterfield, Jason (Pauls Valley, Okla.)...... DT.................. 1992-93-94 Pete, Lawrence (Wichita, Kan.).................. MG................. 1986-87-88 Peter, Christian (Locust, N.J.).................... DT.................. 1993-94-95 Peter, Jason (Locust, N.J.)......................... DT.............1994-95-96-97 Peters, Gus (Lexington, Neb.)................... G.................... 1935-36-37 Petersen, Jerry (Cambridge, Neb.)............ T.......................... 1954-56 Petersen, Kelly (Cozad, Neb.).................... C......................... 1965-66 Peterson, Carl J. (Omaha, Neb.)................ C......................... 1921-22 Peterson, Dick (Madison, Neb.)................. DE............................ 1980 Peterson, Jerome (Port Allen, La.)............. CB....................... 1996-97 Peterson, John (Alma, Neb.)..................... MG........................... 1971 Peterson, Scott (Peoria, Ariz.).................... OG...................... 1988-90 Peterson, Todd (Grand Island, Neb.)........ WR............2005-06-07-08 Petko, Mike (Anaheim, Calif.).................... LB................... 1989-90-91 Petsch, Roy (Scottsbluff, Neb.).................. QB.................. 1938-39-40 Petz, Harold (Nelson, Neb.)....................... E............................... 1931 Pfeiff, William (Lincoln, Neb.).................... G.............................. 1937 Pflum, Walter (Enders, Neb.)..................... T..................... 1932-33-34 Phelps, Thurston (Exeter, Neb.)................. QB.................. 1936-37-38 Phillips, J.B. (Colleyville, Texas)................. TE..............2004-05-06-07

Phillips, Lawrence (West Covina, Calif.)..... IB.................... 1993-94-95 Phillips, Ray (Milwaukee, Wis.)................... DE....................... 1975-76 Pick, Brent (Wayne, Neb.).......................... OT............................ 1990 Pickens, Bruce (Kansas City, Mo.).............. CB.................. 1988-89-90 Pickens, Robert (Evanston, Ill.)................... OT............................ 1966 Picou, Jordan (Rialto, Calif.)...................... OG........................... 2007 Pierson-El, De’Mornay (Alexandria, Va.).... WR........................... 2014 Pike, Gary (Pueblo, Colo.)......................... OL....................... 2004-05 Pilkington, Ross (Fort Collins, Colo.)......... WR................. 2002-03-04 Pillen, Clete (Monroe, Neb.)...................... LB................... 1974-75-76 Pillen, Jim (Monroe, Neb.)......................... DB.................. 1976-77-78 Pillsbury, Melville....................................... FB................... 1898-00-01 Pippens, Jerrell (Philadelphia, Pa.)............ S................2000-01-02-03 Pittman, Kade (North Platte, Neb.)............ IB.............................. 2004 Pitts, John (Flint, Mich.)............................. LB................... 1970-71-72 Placek, Emil (Wahoo, Neb.)....................... QB....................... 1895-96 Pleasant, Dan (Craig, Colo.)...................... SE........................ 1990-91 Plock, Marvin (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... HB.................. 1936-37-38 Poeschl, Randy (Fremont, Neb.)................ DT.................. 1976-77-78 Poggemeyer, Ronald (Nebraska City, Neb.).. S.......................... 1965-66 Pokorny, Brian (Bellwood, Neb.)............... CB....................... 1983-85 Polk, Carlos (Rockford, Ill.)......................... LB..............1997-98-99-00 Pollack, Fred (Omaha, Neb.)..................... OT.............1994-95-96-97 Ponseigo, Joe (Chicago, Ill.)...................... G......................... 1949-51 Ponseigo, John (Chicago, Ill.).................... G......................... 1958-59 Popplewell, Brett (Melbourne, Australia)... SE........................ 1992-93 Porter, Budge (Nebraska City, Neb.)......... DB....................... 1976-77 Porter, George (Denver, Colo.)................. HB............................ 1939 Porter, Grove (Nebraska City, Neb.)......... QB............................ 1914 Porter, Morton (Nebraska City, Neb.)....... G.............................. 1943 Porter, Scott (Nebraska City, Neb.)........... FB........................ 1983-84 Porterfield, James C. (Fullerton, Neb.)...... T............................... 1892 Pospisil, Frank............................................ G......................... 1924-25 Post, Doran (Shelton, Neb.)....................... C.............................. 1955 Potadle, Paul (Tekamah, Neb.).................. G.............................. 1979 Potter, Herbert (Seward, Neb.).................. QB.................. 1911-12-14 Potter, Zach (Omaha, Neb.)...................... DE.............2005-06-07-08 Poulosky, Andy (Ponca, Neb.)................... DE....................... 2006-07 Povendo, Nick (Keller, Texas).................... OT.................. 2002-03-04 Powell, Ralph (Detroit, Mich.).................... FB........................ 1972-73 Powell, Vernon (East St. Louis, Mo.).......... CB....................... 1990-91 Powers, Warren (Kansas City, Mo.)............ HB.................. 1960-61-62 Praeuner, Wade (Battle Creek, Neb.)........ DE.................. 1981-82-83 Prater, Kelly (Clearwater, Neb.)................. WB........................... 1991 Presnell, Glenn (DeWitt, Neb.).................. HB.................. 1925-26-27 Preston, Fred (Fairbury, Neb.)................... E..................... 1939-40-41 Preston, Glen A. (Kalamazoo, Mich.)......... QB....................... 1921-22 Prevette, Jim (Hastings, Neb.)................... LB............................. 1993 Price, Givens (Houston, Texas).................. OL....................... 2013-14 Prochaska, George (Ulysses, Neb.)............ G.................... 1950-51-52 Prochaska, Ray (Ulysses, Neb.).................. E..................... 1938-39-40 Proctor, Brodie (Kearney, Neb.)................ HB............................ 1915 Proffitt, Todd (Hartford, Conn.)................. MG...................... 1983-85 Prucka, Frank (Omaha, Neb.).................... E..................... 1928-29-30 Pruitt, Bryan (Midlothian, Ill.)..................... OG...................... 1993-94 Pruitt, Ron (Compton, Calif.)..................... DT.................. 1973-74-76 Prusia, Dick (Franklin, Neb.)....................... C.............................. 1957 Pucelik, John (Spencer, Neb.)................... G.................... 1919-20-21 Pullen, Jeff (Central City, Neb.)................. MG................. 1975-76-77 Punt, Tom (Sioux City, Iowa)...................... OT.................. 1988-89-90 Purcell, Donald (Omaha, Neb.)................. E..................... 1959-60-61 Purdy, Leonard (Beatrice, Neb.)................ HB.................. 1911-12-13 Purify, Maurice (Eureka, Calif.)................... WR...................... 2006-07 Putnam, Sean (O’Neill, Neb.).................... MG...................... 1986-87

Q

Quindt, Brandon (Scottsbluff, Neb.).......... S............................... 1997 Quinn, Jeff (Ord, Neb.).............................. QB.................. 1978-79-80 Qvale, Brent (Williston, N.D.).................... OL.............2010-11-12-13

R

Raiola, Dominic (Honolulu, Hawaii)........... C.................... 1998-99-00 Raish, Clarence (Grand Island, Neb.)......... G.................... 1925-26-27 Ramaekers, Kevin (Norfolk, Neb.)............. DT.................. 1991-92-93 Ramey, Robert (Lincoln, Neb.)................... C.................... 1936-37-39 Randels, Ray A. (St. Anthony, Neb.).......... T..................... 1925-26-27 Randle, Thaddeus (Galena Park, Texas).... DT.............2010-11-12-13 Raridon, Scott (Mason City, Iowa)............. T..................... 1981-82-83 Rasmussen, John (Oshkosh, Wis.)............. E............................... 1915 Rathbone, Harvey...................................... FB........................ 1909-10 Rathman, Tom (Grand Island, Neb.).......... FB................... 1983-84-85 Ray, George (Grand Island, Neb.)............. T.......................... 1928-29 Raymond, Isaac P...................................... FB............................. 1900 Raymond, Steve (Gering, Neb.)................. LB............................. 1999 Reasoner, Ira.............................................. T.......................... 1898-99 Redding, Dave (North Platte, Neb.).......... DE.................. 1973-74-75 Redwine, Jarvis (Inglewood, Calif.)............ IB......................... 1979-80 Reece, John (Houston, Texas)................... CB.............1989-91-92-93 Reed, Kyler (Shawnee, Kan.)...................... TE..............2009-10-11-12 Reese, Carroll (Chappell, Neb.)................. T.......................... 1933-34 Reese, Herbert E. (Omaha, Neb.).............. E..................... 1948-49-50 Reese, Herbert S....................................... HB............................ 1915 Reeves, Gregg (Wahoo, Neb.).................. DE.................. 1983-84-85 Reeves, Randy (Omaha, Neb.)................... DB.................. 1967-68-69 Reeves, Ryne (Crete, Neb.)....................... OL.................. 2012-13-14 Regier, Dick (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)........ T..................... 1949-50-51 Reichel, Henry (Lincoln, Neb.)................... HB............................ 1942 Reifenrath, Ray (Dakota City, Neb.)........... T.......................... 1990-91 Reilly, Brad (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ LB............................. 1990 Reilly, Brandon (Lincoln, Neb.).................. WR...................... 2013-14 Reinhardt, John (Littleton, Colo.).............. MG...................... 1983-84

Reninger, Clyde (South Sioux City, Neb.).. T............................... 1945 Retzlaff, Ted (Waverly, Neb.)..................... PK.................. 1995-96-97 Revelle, Bob (Sierra Madre, Calif.)............. SE............................. 1972 Reynolds, Bobby (Grand Island, Neb.)...... HB.................. 1950-51-52 Reynolds, Harry Burch............................... FB............................. 1918 Reynolds, Khari (Mays Landing, N.J.)........ CB............................ 1997 Reynolds, Rod (Lexington, Neb.)............... DT....................... 1983-85 Rhea, Hugh (Arlington, Neb.).................... T..................... 1929-30-31 Rhoda, Donald (York, Neb.)...................... T..................... 1955-56-57 Rhodes, John R. (Ansley, Neb.)................. HB.................. 1923-24-25 Rhodes, Roscoe B. (Creighton, Neb.)........ E.......................... 1916-17 Rice, Dan (Cincinnati, Ohio)...................... C.............................. 1979 Rice, John D.............................................. T............................... 1906 Rice, Thomas (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... DE............................ 2007 Richards, Raymond (Pawnee City, Neb.)... T..................... 1927-28-29 Richards, Wil (Lee’s Summit, Mo.)............. DB.................. 2011-12-13 Richardson, John (Lincoln, Neb.)............... E..................... 1935-36-37 Richenberger, Jason (Liberty, Mo.)............ LB............................. 2001 Richnafsky, Dennis (Clairton, Pa.).............. SE................... 1965-66-67 Rick, Randy (Dubuque, Iowa)..................... DE....................... 1976-77 Ricketts, Pat (Omaha, Neb.)...................... CB.............2000-01-02-03 Riddell, Ted E. (Beatrice, Neb.)................. E..................... 1915-16-17 Ridder, Dave (West Point, Neb.)............... DE.................. 1981-82-83 Rigoni, Brandon (Lincoln, Neb.)................ SS................... 2004-05-06 Rimington, Dave (Omaha, Neb.)............... C...............1979-80-81-82 Ringenberg, Kyle (Elkhorn, Neb.).............. TE........................ 2001-02 Ringer, John (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... G..........1899-00-01-02-03 Roach, Trevor (Elkhorn, Neb.)................... LB................... 2011-12-14 Robbins, J.S............................................... C.............................. 1896 Roberts, Mike (Omaha, Neb.).................... S.......................... 1995-96 Robertson, Claud H................................... T............................... 1903 Robertson, Rob R...................................... E............................... 1923 Robertson, Tyrone (Toledo, Ohio)............. T..................... 1960-61-62 Robinson, Magnus (Norfolk, Neb.)............ HB............................ 1945 Robinson, Dontrayevous (Euless, Texas)... IB......................... 2009-10 Robison, Joey (Bertrand, Neb.)................. CB....................... 2004-05 Roby, John (Nelson, Neb.)........................ E..................... 1931-32-33 Rodgers, Johnny (Omaha, Neb.)............... WB................. 1970-71-72 Rodgers, Terry (National City, Calif.)......... IB.................... 1986-88-89 Rodriquez, Andrew (Aurora, Neb.)............ OL.............2010-11-12-13 Rogers, Paul (Rock Rapids, Iowa)............... PK/CB............ 1968-69-70 Rogers, Phil (Tucson, Ariz.)........................ MG........................... 1985 Rogers, Terry (Columbus, Neb.)................ DB.................. 1972-73-74 Rohn, Henry (Fremont, Neb.).................... FB........................ 1939-40 Rohrig, Herman (Lincoln, Neb.)................. HB.................. 1938-39-40 Rolfsmeyer, William (Lincoln, Neb.)........... G.............................. 1945 Rolston, Dirkes (Forsyth, Mont.)................ HB....................... 1952-54 Rome, Chase (Columbia, Mo.)................... DT....................... 2011-12 Rood, Jed (Columbus, Ohio)..................... G......................... 1961-62 Rooney, Patrick (Nebraska City, Neb.)...... HB....................... 1943-46 Roschal, John (Houston, Texas)................. G......................... 1988-89 Rose, Jonathan (Leeds, Ala.)..................... CB....................... 2013-14 Rose-Ivey, Michael (Kansas City, Mo.)....... LB............................. 2013 Ross, Clinton T. (Lincoln, Neb.)................. G.............................. 1913 Ross, Cory (Denver, Colo.)........................ IB...............2002-03-04-05 Ross, Emmett H......................................... G.............................. 1918 Ross, Willie (Helena, Ark.).......................... HB.................. 1961-62-63 Roth, Tim (Hermosa Beach, Calif.)............. OT.................. 1983-84-85 Rother, Tim (Bellevue, Neb.)..................... DT....................... 1986-87 Rowley, Claude (Clyde, Kan.).................... HB.................. 1928-29-30 Roy, Dorrick (Inglewood, Calif.)................. TE............................. 1997 Rozier, Guy (Camden, N.J.)....................... S.......................... 1983-85 Rozier, Mike (Camden, N.J.)...................... IB.................... 1981-82-83 Rucker, Mike (St. Joseph, Mo.).................. RE..............1995-96-97-98 Runty, Jay (Elkhorn, Neb.)......................... QB............................ 1998 Runty, Steve (Ogallala, Neb.).................... QB....................... 1972-73 Rupert, Dick (Los Angeles, Calif.).............. OG...................... 1970-71 Russell, Fay H. (Elgin, Kan.)....................... QB............................ 1928 Russell, Richard (Lincoln, Neb.)................. HB............................ 1911 Russell, Robert C. (Washington, D.C.)....... QB.................. 1919-21-22 Rutherford, Jon (Midwest City, Okla.)....... OG............1998-99-00-01 Rutherford, Richard B. (Beatrice, Neb.)..... HB.................. 1913-14-15 Ruud, Barrett (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... LB..............2001-02-03-04 Ruud, Bo (Lincoln, Neb.)............................ LB..............2004-05-06-07 Ruud, John (Bloomington, Minn.).............. LB........................ 1978-79 Ruud, Tom (Bloomington, Minn.).............. LB................... 1972-73-74 Ryan, Eric (Overton, Neb.)......................... RE............................. 1999 Ryan, L....................................................... E............................... 1900

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Saalfeld, Chris (North Bend, Neb.)............ OG........................... 2000 Saalfeld, Kelly (Columbus, Neb.)............... C.................... 1977-78-79 Sack, Duane (Plattsmouth, Neb.)............... G.............................. 1945 Safranek, Steve (Omaha, Neb.)................. LB................... 2001-02-03 Sailors, Don (Omaha, Neb.)....................... E............................... 1948 Salerno, Patrick (Omaha, Neb.)................. E.......................... 1960-61 Salestrom, Darwin (St. Edward, Neb.)....... G.................... 1947-48-49 Salisbury, Randall (Elwood, Neb.).............. C.............................. 1943 Saltsman, Scott (Wichita Falls, Texas)........ DT.................. 1994-95-96 Samuel, Tony (Jersey City, N.J.)................ DE.................. 1975-76-77 Samuelson, Carl (Grand Island, Neb.)....... E.......................... 1946-47 Sand, Andy (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ FB............................. 2007 Sandage, Gene (Sioux City, Iowa)............. HB............................ 1957 Sanders, Marvin (Markham, Ill.)................. S..................... 1987-88-89 Sanger, Rich (Ovid, Colo.)......................... P/PK............... 1971-72-73 Santos, David (Klein, Texas)...................... LB................... 2012-13-14 Sapp, Guy (Lincoln, Neb.)......................... E............................... 1958 Sauer, George (Lincoln, Neb.)................... FB................... 1931-32-33 Schabacker, William (Minden, Neb.)......... E..................... 1951-52-53 Schellen, Mark (Waterloo, Neb.)............... FB........................ 1982-83 Schellenberg, Elmer ................................. HB.................. 1917-18-19


192 Scherer, Bernard (Dallas, S.D.).................. E..................... 1933-34-35 Scherer, Leo V. (North Platte, Neb.).......... HB.................. 1920-21-22 Scherzinger, Victor (Nelson, Neb.)............ FB............................. 1929 Schleich, Victor (Lincoln, Neb.).................. T..................... 1940-41-42 Schleiger, Robert (Omaha, Neb.).............. E.......................... 1946-49 Schlesinger, Cory (Duncan, Neb.)............. FB................... 1992-93-94 Schleusener, Randy (Rapid City, S.D.)....... OG................. 1978-79-80 Schlueter, Ulysses (Fremont, Neb.)........... T............................... 1932 Schmadeke, Damon (Albion, Neb.)........... IB.............................. 1993 Schmadeke, Darren (Albion, Neb.)............ CB.................. 1993-94-95 Schmidt, Dan (North Platte, Neb.)............. G.................... 1974-75-76 Schmidt, Francis A..................................... E............................... 1905 Schmidt, Sam (Wood River, Neb.)............. FB................... 1987-88-89 Schmit, Bob (Boys Town, Neb.)................. LB........................ 1972-73 Schmitt, Harold (Lincoln, Neb.)................. E............................... 1931 Schneider, Alec (Scottsbluff, Neb.)............ E............................... 1945 Schneider, Dave (Plattsmouth, Neb.)........ PK............................ 1983 Schneider, Dean (Inman, Neb.)................. LB............................. 1993 Schneider, Gary (O’Neill, Neb.)................. S................1982-83-85-86 Schneider, Jeff (Lincoln, Neb.).................. DB............................ 1973 Schneider, Robert (Nebraska City, Neb.).. E.......................... 1943-48 Schneiss, Dan (West Bend, Wis.)............... FB/P............... 1968-69-70 Schnitzler, Craig (Battle Creek, Neb.)........ P............................... 1987 Schnitzler, Robb (Battle Creek, Neb.)........ SE................... 1984-85-86 Schoening, Lynn (Sioux City, Iowa)............ PK............................ 1982 Schoeppel, Andrew F. (Ransom, Kan.)...... E..................... 1920-21-22 Schoettger, Scott (Lincoln, Neb.).............. SE........................ 1982-83 Scholting, Carl (Springfield, Neb.)............. S............................... 2001 Scholz, Walter............................................ G......................... 1924-25 Schroeder, Ken (Deshler, Neb.)................. C.............................. 1951 Schroeder, Matt (Belden, Neb.)................ WR...................... 2004-05 Schuster, Brian (Fullerton, Neb.)................ FB................... 1994-95-96 Schwab, Jason (Eagan, Minn.)................... OT.............1997-98-99-00 Schwartzkopf, Ed (Lincoln, Neb.)............... G.................... 1939-40-46 Schwartzkopf, Sam (Lincoln, Neb.)............ T..................... 1937-38-39 Scoggan, Warren (Scottsbluff, Neb.)......... T............................... 1931 Scott, Jim (Ansley, Neb.)........................... C.................... 1990-91-92 Scott, Verl (Mitchell, Neb.)........................ C.................... 1950-51-52 Sculley, Mike (Elwood, Neb.)..................... MG........................... 1981 Seaman, Doug (Bellevue, Neb.)................ C.............................. 1997 Searcey, L.G. (Wymore, Neb.)................... S............................... 1980 Sears, Edgar (Decatur, Neb.)..................... E............................... 1934 Sears, Kareem (Enid, Okla.)....................... RE............................. 1996 Sedlacek, John (Seward, Neb.).................. T................1945-46-47-48 Seeman, George (Omaha, Neb.)............... E..................... 1936-38-39 Seeton, Jim (Lakewood, Colo.).................. DB............................ 1974 Seibel, Kevin (Vermillion, S.D.).................. PK.............1979-80-81-82 Seisay, Mohammed (Springfield, Va.)........ CB....................... 2012-13 Seizys, David (Seward, Neb.)..................... WB................. 1991-92-93 Selko, John (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ TE............................ 1976 Sellentin, Jeff (West Point, Neb.)............... C......................... 1985-86 Selzer, John (Scottsbluff, Neb.)................. HB............................ 1944 Selzer, Milton (Scottsbluff, Neb.)............... HB....................... 1914-16 Senkbeil, Lynn (Salina, Kan.)...................... LB................... 1964-65-66 Senske, Matt (Bellevue, Neb.)................... FB............................. 2007 Septak, Chris (Omaha, Neb.)..................... TE............................. 2003 Settles, Bill (Lincoln, Neb.)......................... CB............................ 1988 Sewell, Josh (Lincoln, Neb.)....................... C......................... 2002-03 Shada, Alex (Wahoo, Neb.)....................... TE............................. 2003 Shamblin, Dave (LaVerne, Calif.)............... SE................... 1973-75-76 Shaner, George O. (North Platte, Neb.).... E..................... 1925-26-27 Shanle, Andrew (St. Edward, Neb.)........... FS..............2003-04-05-06 Shanle, Scott (St. Edward, Neb.)............... LB..............1999-00-01-02 Shaw, Brian (Deweese, Neb.).................... LB..............1996-97-98-99 Shaw, Edson (Tecumseh, Neb.)................. T..................... 1915-16-17 Shaw, Lawrence I. (Osceola, Neb.)............ T............................... 1917 Shaw, Matt (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ TE................... 1992-93-94 Shaw, Pat (Aurora, Neb.)........................... LB............................. 1986 Shead, Ken (Plano, Texas)......................... LB................... 1983-84-85 Shedd, Charlie F. (Fairfield, Neb.)............. E.......................... 1901-02 Shedd, George.......................................... FB................... 1896-97-01 Sheppard, Von (St. Paul, Minn.)................. WB................. 1985-86-87 Sherlock, John (Omaha, Neb.).................. OT....................... 1982-83 Sherman, James (LaVerne, Calif.).............. OG............1996-97-98-99 Shields, Paul (Omaha, Neb.)...................... G.................... 1913-14-15 Shields, Will (Lawton, Okla.)...................... OG............1989-90-91-92 Shindo, Kenneth (Grand Island, Neb.)....... E.......................... 1937-38 Shirey, Fred (Latrobe, Pa.)......................... T..................... 1935-36-37 Shonka, Sylvester V. (Able, Neb.).............. T..................... 1909-10-11 Shook, Matt (Medina, Ohio)...................... C......................... 2000-01 Short, Richard (Omaha, Neb.)................... C.............................. 1945 Shue, James E........................................... E.......................... 1893-94 Siebler, Bryan (Fremont, Neb.).................. S..................... 1984-85-86 Siegel, Shane (Grand Island, Neb.)........... SS................... 2002-03-04 Sieler, Tom (Las Vegas, Nev.).................... PK.............1991-92-93-94 Siemer, Dale (Denison, Iowa).................... G.............................. 1959 Sievers, Chad (Valley, Neb.)...................... LB................... 2002-03-04 Sievers, Clayton (Elkhorn, Neb.)................ DE.............2005-06-07-08 Sigler, Ernie (Dallas, Texas)....................... QB....................... 1967-68 Sim, Eugene (Nebraska City, Neb.)........... T............................... 1942 Simdorn, Jason (Dannebrog, Neb.)........... S............................... 1993 Simmons, Kenneth (Valentine, Neb.)......... HB............................ 1941 Simmons, Marques (Davenport, Iowa)...... IB.............................. 2002 Simmons, Ricky (Greenville, Texas)........... SE................... 1980-82-83 Simon, Frank (Burchard, Neb.).................. E..................... 1949-50-51 Simpson, Brad (Omaha, Neb.)................... LB............................. 2014 Sims, James (Omaha, Neb.)...................... IB.................... 1995-96-97 Sims, Joe (Sudbury, Mass.)........................ DT.................. 1988-89-90 Sims, Sammy (Lubbock, Texas)................. S..................... 1979-80-81 Sindt, Wayne (Naponee, Neb.)................. HB............................ 1941 Sirles, Jeremiah (Lakewood, Calif.)............ OL.............2010-11-12-13 Sittler, Lyle (Crete, Neb.)........................... C.................... 1962-63-64

Skewes, Glenn (Imperial, Neb.)................. FB........................ 1933-34 Skiles, Charles M....................................... E............................... 1892 Skoda, Adam (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... LB............................. 1995 Skog, Richard (Omaha, Neb.).................... HB............................ 1945 Skow, Jim (Omaha, Neb.).......................... DT.................. 1983-84-85 Skradis, Kurt (Omaha, Neb.)...................... DT............................ 1988 Slansky, Trent J. (Stockton, Kan.).............. OG...................... 1991-92 Slauson, Matt (Colorado Springs, Colo.)... OL.............2005-06-07-08 Slechta, Jeremy (LaVista, Neb.)................. DT.............1998-99-00-01 Sledge, Bob (Omaha, Neb.)...................... OT.................. 1986-87-88 Sloan, Clair (Verdon, Neb.)........................ FB................... 1927-28-29 Sloan, William (Burwell, Neb.)................... QB............................ 1945 Sloey, Bill (Hawthorne, Calif.).................... LB........................ 1971-72 Smail, Bob (Dearborn, Ill.)......................... MG........................... 1981 Smidt, Maynard (Cozad, Neb.).................. HB....................... 1963-64 Smith, Brad (Franklin, Neb.)...................... DE.................. 1983-84-85 Smith, Bruce (Falls City, Neb.)................... FB........................ 1963-64 Smith, Jeff (Wichita, Kan.).......................... IB.................... 1982-83-84 Smith, Justin (Sherman, Texas).................. RE..............1999-00-01-02 Smith, Kent (Thief River Falls, Minn.)......... DB....................... 1975-76 Smith, Le Kevin (Macon, Ga.).................... DT.............2002-03-04-05 Smith, Mike (Las Vegas, Nev.)................... OL.................. 2007-08-09 Smith, Neil (New Orleans, La.).................. DT.................. 1985-86-87 Smith, Patrick (Quincy, Ill.)......................... PK............................ 2013 Smith, Paul (Inglewood, Calif.).................. FB............................. 1981 Smith, P.J. (River Ridge, La.)...................... S................2009-10-11-12 Smith, Robert (Grand Island, Neb.)........... FB..............1951-52-53-54 Smith, Rod (Thornton, Colo.)..................... SE................... 1985-86-87 Smith, Tim (Chula Vista, Calif.).................. SE/P............... 1977-78-79 Solich, Frank (Cleveland, Ohio)................. FB................... 1963-64-65 Sommers, James (Lincoln, Neb.)............... HB....................... 1951-52 Sorley, Tom (Big Springs, Texas)............... QB.................. 1976-77-78 Soto, Omar (Miami, Fla.)........................... FB........................ 1990-91 Souder, Jeff (Bellevue, Neb.)..................... DB............................ 2005 Spachman, Chris (Kansas City, Mo.).......... DT.................. 1984-85-86 Spaeth, Ken (Mahnomen, Minn.)............... TE................... 1975-76-77 Spellman, Walt (Omaha, Neb.).................. G......................... 1949-50 Spitzenberger, Joe (Omaha, Neb.)........... LB............................. 1990 Spooner, Clinton R.................................... QB............................ 1894 Sprague, Leon (York, Neb.)....................... E..................... 1925-26-27 Spratte, Todd (Rochester, Minn.).............. LB............................. 1981 Staab, Carlyle (Ansley, Neb.)..................... FB........................ 1931-32 Stacey, Kurt (Lincoln, Neb.)....................... DB............................ 1975 Stafford, Daimion (Norco, Calif.)............... S.......................... 2011-12 Stai, Brenden (Yorba Linda, Calif.)............. OG............1991-92-93-94 Stanard, Steve (Lincoln, Neb.)................... DE............................ 1987 Stanley, Chad (Lebanon, Kan.).................. FB............................. 1994 Starkebaum, Colby (Sterling, Colo.).......... LB............................. 2013 Starkebaum, John (Haxton, Colo.)............ LB................... 1972-73-74 Steels, Anthony (Sacramento, Calif.)......... WB................. 1979-80-81 Steiner, Dan (Columbus, Neb.).................. OT....................... 1978-79 Steinkuhler, Baker (Lincoln, Neb.)............. DT.............2009-10-11-12 Steinkuhler, Dean (Burr, Neb.)................... OG................. 1981-82-83 Steinkuhler, Ty (Lincoln, Neb.)................... DL.............2005-06-07-08 Stella, Randy (Omaha, Neb.)..................... LB........................ 1999-00 Stephens, Robert M. (Hastings, Neb.)....... QB....................... 1925-26 Stephenson, Dana (Lincoln, Neb.)............. DB/P.............. 1967-68-69 Sterup, Zach (Hastings, Neb.).................... OT.................. 2012-13-14 Stevenson, Donald (Steelton, Pa.)............. C.............................. 1962 Stevenson, John C. (Scottsbluff, Neb.)...... G.............................. 1944 Steward, Keith (Steubenville, Ohio)........... FB............................. 1976 Stewart, Byron (Oxon Hill, Md.)................. IB.............................. 1976 Stewart, Ed (Chicago, Ill.).......................... LB..............1991-92-93-94 Stigge, Mike (Washington, Kan.)............... P................1989-90-91-92 Stiner, Alonzo (Hastings, Neb.)................. T.......................... 1925-26 Stinnett, Roy (Ripley, Tenn.)...................... QB....................... 1956-57 Stith, Carel (Lincoln, Neb.)......................... DT....................... 1965-66 Stoddard, Graham (Lincoln, Neb.)............ LB..............2009-10-11-12 Stokes, Eric (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ S................1993-94-95-96 Story, Charles (Lincoln, Neb.).................... HB............................ 1945 Stranathan, Wayne (Lincoln, Neb.)............ G.............................. 1942 Strasburger, Matt (Holdrege, Neb.).......... S............................... 1985 Strasburger, Scott (Holdrege, Neb.).......... DE.................. 1982-83-84 Strasheim, Don (Kimball, Neb.)................. G.............................. 1950 Strasheim, John (Lincoln, Neb.)................. G.............................. 1987 Stringer, Lewis........................................... T.......................... 1897-01 Strohmyer, John (Lexington, Neb.)........... OT....................... 1964-65 Stromath, Dave (Millard, Neb.).................. DT....................... 1980-81 Stuckey, Rob (Lexington, Neb.)................. DT.................. 1982-83-84 Stuewe, Dennis (Hamburg, Minn.)............. HB.................. 1960-61-62 Stuntz, Mike (Council Bluffs, Iowa)............ QB.................. 2001-02-05 Sturmer, Frederick O................................. T............................... 1910 Sturzenegger, Alfonzo (South Bend, Neb.).FB............................. 1909 Suh, Ndamukong (Portland, Ore.)............. DT.............2006-07-08-09 Sukup, Dean (Cozad, Neb.)....................... PK....................... 1978-79 Sundberg, Craig (Lincoln, Neb.)................ QB.................. 1982-83-84 Sutton, David (Lincoln, Neb.).................... TE............................. 2014 Svehla, Dan (Clarkson, Neb.)..................... LB................... 1988-89-90 Swanson, Caesar (Holdrege, Neb.)........... G......................... 1911-12 Swanson, Clarence (Wakefield, Neb.)....... E................1918-19-20-21 Swanson, Melvin (Kimball, Neb.)............... HB............................ 1931 Swanson, Shane (Hershey, Neb.)............... WB................. 1982-83-84 Swartz, Maynard T. ................................... HB............................ 1897 Sweeney, F.W............................................ FB............................. 1894 Swift, Nate (Hutchinson, Minn.)................. WR............2005-06-07-08 Swiney, Erwin (Lincoln, Neb.).................... CB.............1997-98-00-01

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Tagge, Jerry (Green Bay, Wis.).................. QB.................. 1969-70-71 Tagoa’i, Junior (Hauula, Hawaii)................ DT....................... 2000-02 Talley, Chester (Denver, Colo.).................. DE............................ 1975 Tansey, James (Cranford, N.J.).................. OL............................ 1998 Tata, Tony (Honolulu, Hawaii)................... LB............................. 2000 Tatman, Pete (North Platte, Neb.)............. FB................... 1964-65-66 Taucher, Robert (Cleveland, Ohio)............ T..................... 1965-66-67 Taylor, Aaron (Wichita Falls, Texas)........... OG/C........1994-95-96-97 Taylor, James (David City, Neb.)............... C.............................. 1946 Taylor, Robert S. (York, Neb.).................... G.............................. 1905 Taylor, Steve (Fresno, Calif.)...................... QB.............1985-86-87-88 Taylor, William (North Platte, Neb.).......... G......................... 1954-55 Taylor, Zac (Norman, Okla.)....................... QB....................... 2005-06 Teafatiller, Hunter (Kingsburg, Calif.)........ TE..............2005-06-07-08 Teamer, Brandon (Omaha, Neb.).............. DT....................... 2003-04 Tegt, Robert (Fremont, Neb.).................... T.......................... 1945-46 Temple, LeRoy B. (Lexington, Neb.)......... T..................... 1908-09-10 Terpening, Aaron (North Salem, Ore.)...... S................1999-00-01-02 Terrio, Bob (Fullerton, Calif.)..................... LB........................ 1970-71 Terwilliger, Ryan (Grant, Neb.).................. LB..............1993-94-95-96 Tessendorf, Ross (Columbus, Neb.).......... DT............................ 1997 Teter, John F............................................. G.............................. 1917 Thayer, Bill (Rapid City, S.D.)..................... HB............................ 1952 Thayer, Dan (Grand Island, Neb.).............. S.......................... 1985-86 Theisen, David (Milwaukee, Wis.).............. HB....................... 1962-63 Theiss, Randy (St. Louis, Mo.).................... OT.................. 1980-81-82 Theissen, Gordon (Lincoln, Neb.).............. DE............................ 1978 Thenarse, Rickey (Los Angeles, Calif.)....... S................2006-07-08-10 Thomas, Anthony (San Francisco, Calif.)... OG................. 1982-83-84 Thomas, Benard (East Palo Alto, Calif.)..... DE.............2000-01-03-04 Thomas, Bobby (Bridgeport, Pa.).............. SE................... 1974-75-76 Thomas, Broderick (Houston, Texas)......... OLB...........1985-86-87-88 Thomas, Douglas (Fairbury, Neb.)............. HB....................... 1956-57 Thomas, Tom (Culver City, Calif.).............. C.............................. 1975 Thomas, Will (Houston, Texas).................. S.......................... 1989-90 Thomas, Wilson (Omaha, Neb.)................ SE..............1999-00-01-02 Thompson, Brandon (The Woodlands, Texas)....... OL.................. 2010-11-12 Thompson, Jim (Blair, Neb.)...................... WB................. 1982-83-84 Thompson, John Russell (Whitney, Neb.).. T.......................... 1933-34 Thompson, Marvin (Mitchell, Neb.)........... E.......................... 1941-42 Thompson, Richard (Lincoln, Neb.)........... QB....................... 1946-47 Thompson, Robert (Omaha, Neb.)............ C............................. 1913 Thompson, Theos (Lincoln, Neb.)............. HB............................ 1940 Thomsen, Fred (Minden, Neb.)................. E.......................... 1920-22 Thomsen, Kevin (Elkhorn, Neb.)................ TE........................ 2010-11 Thomson, James (Lincoln, Neb.)............... C.............................. 1946 Thorell, Dennis (Loomis, Neb.).................. CB....................... 1965-66 Thorell, Lance (Loomis, Neb.).................... DB.............2008-09-10-11 Thorne Jr., Fred (Lincoln, Neb.)................. DB............................ 2003 Thornton, Bill (Toledo, Ohio)..................... FB................... 1960-61-62 Thornton, Bob (Lonita, Calif.).................... DB....................... 1972-73 Thornton, Willie (Amory, Miss.)................. MG...................... 1973-74 Thorpe, Orley B......................................... E..................... 1894-96-02 Thorson, Brian (Omaha, Neb.)................... OL............................ 2011 Thurston, Paul (Arvada, Colo.)................... OL............................ 2014 Tiedtke, Blake (Cedar Rapids, Iowa).......... SS........................ 2003-05 Tingelhoff, Mick (Lexington, Neb.)............ C.................... 1959-60-61 Titchener, Dan (Cheyenne, Wyo.).............. P..................... 2006-07-08 Tobin, John F. (Macomb, Ill.)..................... G.................... 1901-02-03 Todd, Billy (Chandler, Ariz.)....................... PK....................... 1977-78 Todd, Dane (Lincoln, Neb.)....................... FB..............2003-04-05-06 Toline, Travis (Wahoo, Neb.)..................... RE..............1995-96-97-98 Toline, Tyler (Wahoo, Neb.)...................... DE............................ 2002 Tolly, Harry (North Platte, Neb.)................ QB.................. 1957-58-59 Toman, Ray (St. Paul, Neb.)....................... E............................... 1934 Tomasevicz, Curt (Shelby, Neb.)............... LB............................. 2003 Tomich, Jared (St. John, Ind.).................... RE................... 1994-95-96 Tomjack, Jeff (Ewing, Neb.)....................... S..................... 1985-86-87 Tomlinson, Larry (O’Neill, Neb.)................ E..................... 1961-62-63 Toogood, Charles (North Platte, Neb.)..... T................1947-48-49-50 Toogood, Gary (Reno, Nev.)..................... G.................... 1960-61-62 Topliff, Paul (Lincoln, Neb.)....................... E..................... 1967-68-69 Torczon, LaVerne (Platte Center, Neb.)..... T..................... 1954-55-56 Towle, Max (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ QB....................... 1912-13 Townsend, Larry (San Jose, Calif.)............. DT....................... 1994-95 Tranmer, Mike (Craig, Neb.)...................... MG...................... 1982-83 Trant, Allen (Omaha, Neb.)....................... HB............................ 1943 Traynowicz, Mark (Bellevue, Neb.)............ C.................... 1982-83-84 Treu, Adam (Lincoln, Neb.)....................... OT.................. 1994-95-96 Tripplett, Richard (Enid, Okla.).................. E.......................... 1920-21 Tucker, Douglas (Davenport, Iowa)........... QB.................. 1962-63-64 Tucker, Scott (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... DE.................. 1983-84-85 Tukey, Harry A........................................... QB............................ 1897 Tuning, Bill (Arcadia, Neb.)....................... RE............................. 1958 Turman, Matt (Wahoo, Neb.).................... QB.................. 1994-95-96 Turner, Barry (Antioch, Tenn.)................... DE.............2005-06-07-09 Turner, Edmund F..................................... G.................... 1896-97-98 Turner, Jamal (Arlington, Texas)................ WR................. 2011-12-13 Turner, Nate (Chicago, Ill.)........................ WB............1988-89-90-91 Turner, Travis (Scottsbluff, Neb.)............... QB....................... 1984-85 Tyrance, Pat (Omaha, Neb.)...................... LB................... 1988-89-90 Tyrer, Brad (Kansas City, Mo.)................... DE.................. 1984-85-86

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Uhlir, Tyrone (Battle Creek, Neb.)............. FB............................. 1999 Unrath, James (Glen Ellyn, Ill.)................... C.............................. 1966 Uptegrove, Ed (Lincoln, Neb.)................... G.............................. 1934 Utter, Dylan (Papillion, Neb.)..................... OG........................... 2014


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Vacanti, Sam (Omaha, Neb.)..................... QB............................ 1946 Vactor, Frank (Washington, Pa.)................ HB....................... 1969-70 Vactor, Theodore (Red) (Washington, Pa.).... HB.................. 1963-64-65 Valasek, Larry (Silver Creek, Neb.)............. DB.................. 1975-76-77 Valladao, Ray (Atwater, Calif.)................... DT.................. 1987-88-89 Valentine, Vincent (Edwardsville, Ill.)......... DT....................... 2013-14 Van Cleave, Mike (Huffman, Texas)........... OT.................. 1995-96-97 Van Lent, Bill (Columbus, Neb.)................ DT............................ 1980 Van Norman, Kris (Minden, Neb.)............. S..................... 1980-81-82 Vanden Bosch, Kyle (Larchwood, Iowa)..... RE..............1997-98-99-00 VanderMeer, Ron (Tracy, Calif.)................. PK............................ 1976 Varner, Rich (Wichita, Kan.)....................... G.............................. 1975 Vedral, Jon (Gregory, S.D.)........................ WB................. 1994-95-96 Vedral, Mark (Gregory, S.D.)..................... LB..............1998-99-00-01 Vedral, Mike (Gregory, S.D.)...................... TE................... 1990-91-92 Veland, Tony (Omaha, Neb.)..................... S..................... 1992-94-95 Vergith, Tom (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... SE........................ 1980-82 Vering, Tom (Fremont, Neb.).................... LB................... 1977-78-79 Vestal, Donovan (Arlington, Texas)........... DE............................ 2013 Vili Waldrop, Dan (Wilmington, Calif.)....... OT.............2000-01-02-03 Volin, Steve (Wahoo, Neb.)....................... OG...................... 1994-95 Volk, Cody (Norfolk, Neb.)........................ OT............................ 2003 Volk, Dave (Battle Creek, Neb.)................. OT.............1998-99-00-01 VonGoetz, Herbert (North Platte, Neb.).... G......................... 1941-42 Voss, Lloyd (Magnolia, Minn.)................... T..................... 1961-62-63 Vrzal, Matt (Grand Island, Neb.)................ OG................. 1994-95-96

W

Wachholtz, Larry (North Platte, Neb.)........ S..................... 1964-65-66 Waddell, Doug (Bennetsville, S.C.)........... OT............................ 1991 Wade, Billy (Houston, Texas)..................... DT....................... 1992-93 Wade, Brandt (Springfield, Neb.).............. OG............1995-96-97-98 Waechter, Henry (Epworth, Iowa).............. DT....................... 1980-81 Wagner, Bob (Lincoln, Neb.)..................... G......................... 1953-54 Wald, Mason (Birmingham, Ala.)............... S............................... 2008 Waldemore, Stan (Belleville, N.J.)............. T..................... 1975-76-77 Walker, Cartier (Atlantic City, N.J.)............ CB....................... 1987-88 Walker, Joe (Arlington, Texas)................... S................1997-98-99-00 Walker, Kenny (Crane, Texas).................... DT....................... 1989-90 Wallace, (first name unlisted)..................... T .............................. 1899 Walline, Dave (Ypsilanti, Mich.)................. DT.................. 1968-69-70 Walther, Eric (Juniata, Neb.)...................... S..................... 1995-96-97 Walton, Darrell (Omaha, Neb.).................. DB.................. 1976-77-78 Wanek, Jim (Aurora, Neb.)........................ OG................. 1988-89-90 Wanish, Brian (Rhinelander, Wis.).............. DT............................ 2000 Ward, Gene (Glenwood, Iowa).................. FB........................ 1959-61 Ward, Lester (Brenham, Texas).................. IB.............................. 2009 Warfield, Eric (Texarkana, Ark.).................. S..................... 1995-96-97 Warner, Leon G......................................... QB....................... 1910-11 Warren, Steve (Springfield, Mo.)............... DT.............1996-97-98-99 Washington, Brian (Highland Springs, Va.)... S................1984-85-86-87 Washington, Dijon (Lawndale, Calif.)......... DB............................ 2011 Washington, Fabian (Bradenton, Fla.)....... CB.................. 2002-03-04 Washington, Latravis (Bradenton, Fla.)...... LB................... 2007-08-09 Washington, Riley (Chula Vista, Calif.)....... WB................. 1993-94-95 Washington, William (Tyler, Texas)............ TE..............1989-90-91-92 Watchorn, Troy (Columbus, Neb.)............. S..................... 1998-99-00 Watkins, Dennis (Chicago, Ill.)................... CB....................... 1984-85 Watson, Adam (Lincoln, Neb.)................... DB............................ 2010 Weber, Bill (Lincoln, Neb.)......................... DE.............1981-82-83-84 Weber, Bruce (Arlington Heights, Ill.)........ OG...................... 1970-71 Weber, Chris (Elkhorn, Neb.)..................... LB............................. 2014 Weber, Wayne (Hastings, Neb.)................ QB....................... 1965-66 Weinman, Bob (Steubenville, Ohio).......... DE............................ 1967 Weinmaster, Kerry (North Platte, Neb.)..... MG............1976-77-78-79 Weir, Ed (Superior, Neb.).......................... T..................... 1923-24-25 Weir, Joe (Superior, Neb.)......................... E..................... 1924-25-26 Weller, John H. (Seward, Neb.)................. HB.................. 1905-06-07 Weller, Raymond F. (Seward, Neb.).......... T..................... 1920-21-22 Wellman, Allen (DeSmet, S.D.).................. T.......................... 1958-60 Wells, Kent (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ DT.................. 1987-88-89 Welniak, Doug (Elyria, Neb.)..................... LB................... 1985-86-87 Welter, Tom (Yankton, S.D.)...................... OT....................... 1985-86 Wendland, Rick (Topeka, Kan.).................. LB........................ 1989-90 Wenke, Adolph E. (Pender, Neb.)............. T..................... 1920-21-22 Wenstrand, Ralph T................................... G.............................. 1905 Werner, Tom (Tilden, Neb.)....................... WB................. 1990-91-92 Wertz, Austin (McClave, Colo.).................. LB........................ 1992-93 Wesch, Jake (North Bend, Neb.)............... PK.............2005-06-07-08 West, Anthony (San Diego, Calif.)............. CB.............2007-08-09-10 Westbrook, Don (Cheyenne, Wyo.)........... WB................. 1972-73-74 Westerkamp, Jordan (Lombard, Ill.).......... WR...................... 2013-14 Westover, John (West Point, Neb.)........... C...............1897-99-01-02 Weyers, Jamie (Humboldt, Neb.).............. S............................... 1992 Whaley, Alonzo (Madisonville, Texas)....... LB................... 2010-11-12 Wheeler, Jeff (Urbandale, Iowa)................ IB.............................. 1986 Wheeler, Jerry (Milan, Ill.).......................... G.................... 1955-56-57 Whipple, Otis G......................................... E.......................... 1893-94 White, Clay (Toledo, Ohio)........................ HB.................. 1958-59-60 White, Clyde (Tecumseh, Neb.)................ G.............................. 1934 White, Daryl (East Orange, N.J.)............... OT.................. 1971-72-73 White, David (New Orleans, La.)............... LB..............1989-90-91-92 White, Ernest (Falls City, Neb.).................. QB............................ 1936 White Jr., Freeman (Detroit, Mich.)........... RE................... 1963-64-65 White III, Freeman (Kansas City, Mo.)....... S............................... 1989 White, Herbert (Omaha, Neb.)................................................... 1917 White, Jacob B.......................................... FB............................. 1892 White, Jay (Asheville, N.C.)....................... CB............................ 2002 White, John (Lincoln, Neb.)....................... LB............................. 1983 White, Roland (Omaha, Neb.).................................................... 1917

White, Seth (Lincoln, Neb.)........................ CB............................ 2003 Whitehead, Ralph (Minatare, Neb.)........... T............................... 1940 Whitmore, Robert (Scottsbluff, Neb.)........ G......................... 1926-27 Wichmann, J.P. (John Paul) (Shawnee, Kan.). RE................... 1999-00-01 Wied, Jerry (Green Bay, Wis.).................... DT....................... 1974-75 Wiegand, Delbert (Kearney, Neb.)............ QB....................... 1947-48 Wiegert, Erik (Fremont, Neb.)................... OT.................. 1989-90-91 Wiegert, Zach (Fremont, Neb.).................. OT.............1991-92-93-94 Wieser, Steve (Columbus, Neb.)............... DE.................. 1972-73-74 Wieting, Sean (Tulatin, Ore.)..................... WB...................... 1996-97 Wigert, Kiffin (Cheyenne, Wyo.)................ WR...................... 2003-04 Wiggins, Frank E........................................ E..................... 1894-96-97 Wiggins, Shevin (Palmetto, Fla.)................ WB................. 1996-97-98 Wightman, Jim (Omaha, Neb.).................. LB................... 1975-76-77 Wightman, Paul (Tampa, Fla.)................... LB............................. 1991 Wilder, Harold (Central City, Neb.)........... T..................... 1916-17-19 Wiley, Dante (Jeannette, Pa.).................... LB............................. 1986 Wilhite, Kenny (St. Louis, Mo.)................... CB....................... 1991-92 Wilke, C.R.................................................. C.............................. 1906 Wilkening, Doug (Littleton, Colo.)............. FB........................ 1981-82 Wilkins, Frank E. (Omaha, Neb.)................ G.................... 1942-46-47 Wilkins, Walter (Omaha, Neb.).................. QB............................ 1943 Wilks, Joel (Hastings, Neb.)....................... OG................. 1992-93-94 Williams, Austin (Omaha, Neb.)................ LB................... 2012-13-14 Williams, Brent (Los Angeles, Calif.).......... LB................... 1978-79-80 Williams, Charles Erwin............................. HB.................. 1897-98-99 Williams, Daren (Chicago, Ill.).................... LB................... 1991-92-93 Williams, Demorrio (Beckville, Texas)........ LB........................ 2002-03 Williams, Gale (Meadow Grove, Neb.)...... OT.................. 1967-68-69 Williams, Jamel (Merrillville, Ind.).............. LB................... 1994-95-96 Williams, Jamie (Davenport, Iowa)............ TE..............1979-80-81-82 Williams, Jimmy (Washington, D.C.)......... DE.................. 1979-80-81 Williams, John (Lincoln, Neb.)................... FB................... 1933-34-35 Williams, Josh (Denton, Texas).................. DE....................... 2010-11 Williams, Keith (Florissant, Mo.)................ OG............2007-08-09-10 Williams, Kevin (Holland, Ohio)................. DT....................... 2012-14 Williams, Kieron (Shreveport, La.).............. S............................... 2014 Williams, L................................................. HB............................ 1899 Williams, Toby (Washington, D.C.)............ DT.................. 1980-81-82 Williams, Tyrone (Palmetto, Fla.)............... CB.................. 1993-94-95 Wills, Aaron (Omaha, Neb.)....................... RE..............1996-97-98-99 Wilson, Bryan (Granada Hills, Calif.).......... DB....................... 2006-07 Wilson, Harry (Steubenville, Ohio)............. HB.................. 1964-65-66 Wilson, Harry S. (Rock Island, Ill.).............. T.......................... 1902-03 Wilson, Kenny (Liberal, Kan.)..................... IB.............................. 2006 Wilson, Wilmer W...................................... G......................... 1893-94 Wiltz, Jason (New Orleans, La.)................. DT.................. 1996-97-98 Winey, Leo P. (Shelton, Neb.)................... G......................... 1950-51 Wingard, Dan (Omaha, Neb.).................... P.......................... 1983-85 Wingender, Andy (Omaha, Neb.).............. FB............................. 2003 Wingender, Bill (Omaha, Neb.)................. FB............................. 1950 Winter, Wally (Eagle, Neb.)....................... OT.................. 1968-69-70 Winters, Charlie (Joliet, Ill.)........................ FB........................ 1965-66 Wistrom, Grant (Webb City, Mo.).............. RE..............1994-95-96-97 Wistrom, Tracey (Webb City, Mo.)............ TE..............1998-99-00-01 Witte, Willard (Lincoln, Neb.).................... QB.................. 1927-28-29 Wolcott, O................................................. G.............................. 1909 Wolfe, Bob (Omaha, Neb.)........................ OG................. 1971-72-73 Woodard, Scott (Papillion, Neb.)............... SE................... 1978-79-81 Woodward, Wes (Omaha, Neb.)............... S................1998-99-00-01 Wooten, Wendell (West Texas City, Texas)........... S.......................... 1986-88 Worden, Jamie (Scottsbluff, Neb.)............ WB...................... 1987-88 Worel, L..................................................... T............................... 1900 Worley, Michael (Bedford, Ohio)............... FB............................. 1965 Wortman, Keith (Whittier, Calif.)................ OG...................... 1970-71 Wortman, Tyler (Grand Island, Neb.)........ LB........................ 2007-08 Wostoupel, Joseph (West Point, Neb.)..... C.................... 1923-24-25 Wright, Charles (North Platte, Neb.)......... T............................... 1942 Wright, Floyd (Scottsbluff, Neb.)............... HB.................. 1919-20-21 Wright, Toby (Phoenix, Ariz.)..................... S.......................... 1992-93 Wullenwaber, Tyler (Utica, Neb.)............... WR........................... 2013 Wurth, Tim (Omaha, Neb.)........................ RB.................. 1977-78-79 Wynn, Mike (Evanston, Ill.)........................ DE.................. 1967-68-69

Y

Yaralian, Zaven (Inglewood, Calif.)............ DB.................. 1972-73-74 Yates, Rod (Sioux City, Iowa)..................... SE............................. 1983 Yeager, Jerry (Hastings, Neb.)................... E............................... 1953 Yeisley, James (Coin, Iowa)....................... HB....................... 1951-52 Yelkin, Virgil (Lincoln, Neb.)....................... E..................... 1933-34-36 Yont, Alonzo.............................................. HB.............1892-93-94-95

Yont, Jesse...........................................FB.................... 1892-93 Yost, Richard (Omaha, Neb.)..................... FB............................. 1949 Young, Chad (Omaha, Neb.)..................... S............................... 1995 Young, Corey (Omaha, Neb.).................... DB............................ 2006 Young, Dreu (Cozad, Neb.)....................... TE................... 2007-08-09 Young, Farley (Lincoln, Neb.).................... G.................... 1917-19-20 Young, Gene (Cleveland, Ohio)................ FB........................ 1962-63 Young, Jake (Midland, Texas).................... C...............1986-87-88-89 Young, Larry (Jersey City, N.J.)................. DE....................... 1976-77 Young, Philip (Oakland, Neb.)................... FB............................. 1948 Young, Robert (Norfolk, Neb.).................. HB.................. 1928-29-30

Z

Zabrocki, Dale (Bellevue, Neb.)................. IB.............................. 1976 Zacharias, Andrew (Sioux Falls, S.D.)......... LB........................ 1989-90 Zahl, Brendan (Stratton, Neb.)................... RE............................. 1996 Zahn, Tyler (Syracuse, Neb.)...................... LB............................. 1991 Zajicek, Ben (Beatrice, Neb.)..................... WR................. 2001-02-04 Zanetich, Nick (Hoboken, N.J.).................. OG........................... 1974 Zaruba, Carroll (Fullerton, Neb.)................ HB.................. 1957-58-59 Zatechka, Jon (Lincoln, Neb.).................... OG............1994-95-96-97 Zatechka, Rob (Lincoln, Neb.)................... OT.............1991-92-93-94 Zentic, LeRoy (Rock Island, Ill.).................. G.................... 1957-58-59 Ziegelbein, Bill (Polk, Neb.)....................... C......................... 1990-91 Ziegler, Mick (Lincoln, Neb.)...................... HB....................... 1966-68 Zierke, Mike (Pierce, Neb.)........................ DT....................... 1983-84 Zikmund, Allen (Ord, Neb.)....................... HB.................. 1940-41-42 Zimmer, Ivan (Hammond, Ind.).................. DE....................... 1965-67 Zimmerer, C.J. (Omaha, Neb.)................. FB................... 2011-12-13 Zuver, Merle (Adams, Neb.)...................... G.................... 1926-27-28 Zyzda, Chris (Sioux City, Iowa)................... OG................. 1990-91-92

The Top Nebraska Letterman – Elmer Dohrmann Elmer Dohrmann, named to Sports Illustrated’s 1962 Silver AllAmerica team, is Nebraska’s alltime letter champion. Dohrmann won 11 letters from 1935 to 1938. He won monograms in football (1935-36-37), track (1936-37), basketball (1936-3738) and baseball (1936-37-38). Multiple Letter Leaders Athlete Elmer Dohrmann Johnny Bender Bob Russell John Rhodes Steve Hokuf Paul Amen Willard Witte Bob Cerv Ike E.O. Pace Dick Newman Tom Novak Mike DiBiase Chuck Malito Lee Kunz Steve Elliott Keyuo Craver Greichaly Cepero

Years 1935-38 1900-04 1919-23 1923-25 1929-33 1935-38 1927-30 1946-50 1891-93 1919-21 1946-50 1946-50 1972-76 1975-80 1978-82 1998-01 2000-04

Total Letters 11 letters 9 letters 9 letters 9 letters 9 letters 9 letters 8 letters 8 letters 7 letters 7 letters 7 letters 7 letters 7 letters 7 letters 7 letters 7 letters 7 letters

Other Huskers who have won six letters during their careers include: Lloyd Cardwell, Bob Mills, Ray Prochaska, Vic Schleich, Ken "Buzz" Hollins, Herb Reese, Bob Reynolds, Charles Bryant, Bill Hawkins and Adrian Fiala. The last Husker to letter in three sports during a single year was Hollins who tripled in football, basketball, and track during the 1943-44 and 1944-45 campaigns.


194

Nebraska Through the Years Year

W-L-T

Pct.

Score

Coach

Highlights

1956

4-6-0

.400

125-206

Pete Elliott

1890

2-0-0

1.000

28-0

None

Undefeated, unscored upon

1957

1-9-0

.100

67-243

Bill Jennings

1891

2-2-0

.500

72-40

None

Coach Lyman assisted team

1958

3-7-0

.300

71-235

Bill Jennings

1892

2-2-1

.500

21-40

None

Omahan J.S. Williams aided

1959

4-6-0

.400

108-160

Bill Jennings

1893

3-2-1

.583

77-76

Frank Crawford

1894

6-2-0

.750

136-48

Frank Crawford

1960

4-6-0

.400

95-164

Bill Jennings

1895

6-3-0

.667

138-62

Charles Thomas

1961

3-6-1

.350

119-135

Bill Jennings

1896

6-3-1

.650

102-64

E.N. Robinson

1962

9-2-0

.818

293-161

Bob Devaney

Gotham Bowl

1897

5-1-0

.833

84-15

E.N. Robinson

1963

10-1-0

.909

273-114

Bob Devaney

1898

8-3-0

.727

270-78

Fielding H. Yost

Big 8 champion; Orange Bowl champion; Brown, All-American

1899

1-7-1

.167

49-164

A.E. Branch

1964

9-2-0

.818

256-85

Bob Devaney

1900

6-1-1

.813

112-20

Walter C. Booth

Big 8 champion; Cotton Bowl; Kramer, All-American

1901

6-2-0

.750

149-52

Walter C. Booth

1965

10-1-0

.909

349-129

Bob Devaney

1902

9-0-0

1.000

159-0

Walter C. Booth

Undefeated, unscored upon

Orange Bowl; Big 8 champion; Jeter, White, Barnes, All-Americans; undefeated regular season

1903

10-0-0

1.000

268-11

Walter C. Booth

Undefeated

1966

9-2-0

.818

223-118

Bob Devaney

1904

7-3-0

.700

293-52

Walter C. Booth

Colorado ends 24-game win streak

Big 8 champion; Meylan, Wachholtz, Allers, All-Americans; Sugar Bowl

1905

8-2-0

.800

296-83

Walter C. Booth

1967

6-4-0

.600

127-83

Bob Devaney

Meylan, All-American

1906

6-4-0

.600

164-73

Amos Foster

1968

6-4-0

.600

155-161

Bob Devaney

Armstrong, All-American

1969

9-2-0

.818

254-119

Bob Devaney

Big 8 co-champ; Sun Bowl champ

1970

11-0-1

.958

426-189

Bob Devaney

National champion; Big 8 champion; Orange Bowl champion; Murtaugh, Newton, All-Americans

1971

13-0-0

1.000

507-104

Bob Devaney

National champion; Big 8 champion; Orange Bowl champion; Jacobson, Outland Trophy; Glover, Harper, Jacobson, Rodgers, Tagge, Kinney, All-Americans;

1972

9-2-1

.792

501-97

Bob Devaney

Big 8 champion; Orange Bowl champion; Rodgers, Heisman Trophy; Glover, Outland, Lombardi Trophies; Glover, Rodgers, Harper, White, AllAmericans; unbeaten streak snapped at 32 by UCLA

1973

9-2-1

.792

306-163

Tom Osborne

Cotton Bowl champion; Dutton, White, All-Americans

1974

9-3-0

.750

373-132

Tom Osborne

Sugar Bowl champion; Humm, Crenshaw, Bonness, All-Americans

1975

10-2-0

.833

367-137

Tom Osborne

Big 8 co-champion; Fiesta Bowl; Bonness, Martin, Monds, All-Americans

1976

9-3-1

.731

416-181

Tom Osborne

Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl champion; Ferragamo, Butterfield, Fultz, All-Americans

1977

9-3-0

.750

315-200

Tom Osborne

Liberty Bowl champion; Davis, All-American

1978

9-3-0

.750

444-216

Tom Osborne

Big 8 co-champion; Orange Bowl; Clark, Andrews, All-Americans

1979

10-2-0

.833

380-131

Tom Osborne

Cotton Bowl; Miller, All-American

1980

10-2-0

.833

470-110

Tom Osborne

Sun Bowl champion; Nelson, Schleusener, Redwine, All-Americans

1981

9-3-0

.750

364-125

Tom Osborne

Big 8 champion; Orange Bowl; Rimington, Outland Trophy; Rimington, Jimmy Williams, All-Americans

1982

12-1-0

.923

514-167

Tom Osborne

Big 8 champion; Orange Bowl champion; Rimington, Outland, Lombardi Trophies; Rimington, Rozier, All-Americans

1983

12-1-0

.923

654-217

Tom Osborne

Big 8 champion; Orange Bowl; Rozier, Heisman, Maxwell Trophies; Steinkuhler, Outland, Lombardi Trophies; Osborne, Football News Coach-of-the-Year; Fryar, Rozier, Steinkuhler, All-Americans

1907

8-2-0

.800

323-69

W.C. Cole

1908

7-2-1

.750

165-93

W.C. Cole

M.V.C. co-champion

1909

3-3-2

.500

69-53

W.C. Cole

1910

7-1-0

.875

260-36

W.C. Cole

M.V.C. champion

1911

5-1-2

.750

281-33

E.O. Stiehm

M.V.C. co-champion

1912

7-1-0

.875

240-37

E.O. Stiehm

M.V.C. co-champion

1913

8-0-0

1.000

138-28

E.O. Stiehm

Undefeated, M.V.C. co-champion

1914

7-0-1

.938

174-28

E.O. Stiehm

Undefeated, M.V.C. champion; 21 straight games without defeat; Halligan, All-American

1915

8-0-0

1.000

282-39

E.O. Stiehm

Undefeated, M.V.C. champion; 29 straight games without defeat; Chamberlin, All-American

1916

6-2-0

.750

145-51

E.J. Stewart

M.V.C. champion; Kansas ended unbeaten streak at 34 games

1917

5-2-0

.714

228-33

E.J. Stewart

M.V.C. champion

1918

2-3-1

.417

53-55

W.G. Kline

1919

3-3-2

.500

56-60

Henry F. Schulte

1920

5-3-1

.611

151-84

Henry F. Schulte

1921

7-1-0

.875

283-17

Fred T. Dawson

M.V.C. champion

1922

7-1-0

.875

276-28

Fred T. Dawson

M.V.C. champion

1923

4-2-2

.625

112-71

Fred T. Dawson

M.V.C. champion; Memorial Stadium opened

1924

5-3-0

.625

120-77

Fred T. Dawson

Weir, All-American

1925

4-2-2

.625

69-27

E.E. Bearg

Weir, All-American Stiner, All-American

1926

6-2-0

.750

123-46

E.E. Bearg

1927

6-2-0

.750

211-59

E.E. Bearg

1928

7-1-1

.833

144-31

E.E. Bearg

Big 6 champion; American

1929

4-1-3

.688

93-62

D.X. Bible

Big 6 champs; Richards All-American

1930

4-3-2

.556

119-61

D.X. Bible

Rhea, All-American

1931

8-2-0

.800

136-82

D.X. Bible

Big 6 champion

McMullen,

All-

1932

7-1-1

.833

105-52

D.X. Bible

Big 6 champion; Ely, All-American

1933

8-1-0

.889

138-19

D.X. Bible

Big 6 champion; Sauer, All-American

1934

6-3-0

.667

106-89

D.X. Bible

Ended Oklahoma’s 74-game conference unbeaten streak

1935

6-2-1

.722

138-71

D.X. Bible

Big 6 champion

1936

7-2-0

.778

185-49

D.X. Bible

Big 6 champion; Francis, All-American

1937

6-1-2

.778

99-42

L. McC. Jones

Big 6 champion; Brock, All-American

1938

3-5-1

.389

68-84

L. McC. Jones

Brock, All-American

1984

10-2-0

.833

387-115

Tom Osborne

1939

7-1-1

.833

115-70

L. McC. Jones

1940

8-2-0

.800

183-75

L. McC. Jones

Big 6 champion; Rose Bowl; Alfson, Behm, All-Americans

Big 8 co-champion; Sugar Bowl champion; Clark, Grimminger, Traynowicz, All-Americans

1985

9-3-0

.750

421-163

Tom Osborne

1941

4-5-0

.444

93-81

L. McC. Jones

Fiesta Bowl; Skow, Lewis, AllAmericans

1942

3-7-0

.300

55-158

Glenn Presnell

1986

10-2-0

.833

446-165

Tom Osborne

Sugar Bowl champion; Noonan, All-American

1943

2-6-0

.250

79-261

A.J. Lewandowski

1987

10-2-0

.833

451-164

Tom Osborne

1944

2-6-0

.250

83-210

A.J. Lewandowski

Fiesta Bowl; McCormick, N. Smith, Taylor, Thomas, All-Americans

1945

4-5-0

.444

145-200

George Clark

1988

11-2-0

.846

477-205

Tom Osborne

1946

3-6-0

.333

126-161

Bernie Masterson

Big 8 champion; Orange Bowl; Thomas, Young, All-Americans

1989

10-2-0

.833

509-215

Tom Osborne

1947

2-7-0

.222

73-191

Bernie Masterson

Fiesta Bowl; Glaser, Young, All-Americans

1990

9-3-0

.750

434-192

Tom Osborne

1948

2-8-0

.200

137-273

George Clark

Florida Citrus Bowl; Walker, AllAmerican

1949

4-5-0

.444

124-172

Bill Glassford

Novak, All-American

1991

9-2-1

.792

454-230

Tom Osborne

Big 8 co-champion; Orange Bowl

1950

6-2-1

.722

267-217

Bill Glassford

Reynolds, All-American

1992

9-3-0

.750

441-199

Tom Osborne

1951

2-8-0

.200

116-253

Bill Glassford

Big 8 champion; Orange Bowl; Shields, Outland Trophy; Shields, Hill, All-Americans

1993

11-1-0

.917

437-194

Tom Osborne

Big 8 champion; undefeated regular season; Orange Bowl, national championship game; Alberts, Butkus, All-American, NCAA Top Six Award

1952

5-4-1

.550

173-123

Bill Glassford

1953

3-6-1

.350

119-184

Bill Glassford

1954

6-5-0

.545

233-202

Bill Glassford

1955

5-5-0

.500

127-176

Bill Glassford

Minnick, All-American Orange Bowl


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Nebraska’s Career Coaching Records, 1893-2014

1994

13-0-0

1.000

459-162

Tom Osborne

National champion; Big 8 champion; Orange Bowl champion; Wiegert, Outland Trophy; Wiegert, Stewart, Stai, All-Americans; Zatechka, NCAA Top Eight Award

1995

12-0-0

1.000

638-174

Tom Osborne

National champion; Big 8 champion; Fiesta Bowl champion; Frazier, Johnny Unitas Award; Frazier, Graham, Tomich, All-Americans; Graham, NCAA Top Eight Award

1996

11-2

.846

553-174

Tom Osborne

Big 12 North champion; Orange Bowl champion; Tomich, Wistrom, Taylor, All-Americans

1997

13-0

1.000

607-214

Tom Osborne

National champion; Big 12 champion; Orange Bowl champion; Wistrom, Lombardi Trophy; Taylor, Outland Trophy; Wistrom, Taylor, Peter, All-Americans; Wistrom, NCAA Top Eight Award

1998

9-4

.692

403-206

Frank Solich

Holiday Bowl; Texas ended 47-game home winning streak

1999

12-1

.923

442-171

Frank Solich

Big 12 champion; Fiesta champion; R. Brown, M. Brown, All-Americans

2000

10-2

.833

522-230

Frank Solich

Alamo Bowl champion; Raiola, Polk, Hochstein, All-Americans

2001

11-2

.846

463-226

Frank Solich

Big 12 North co-champion; Rose BowlBCS national title game; Crouch, Heisman, Walter Camp, O'Brien Trophies; Craver, Crouch, Fonoti, All-Americans

2002

7-7

.500

383-335

Frank Solich

Independence Bowl; 40 straight winning seasons, 33-year 9-win streaks end; Groce, All-American

2003

10-3

.769

322-188

Frank Solich

Alamo Bowl champion; J. Bullocks, Larson, All-Americans

Bowl

2004

5-6

.455

275-298

Bill Callahan

Barrett Ruud Career Tackle Leader

2005

8-4

.667

296-252

Bill Callahan

Alamo Bowl champion

2006

9-5

.643

428-256

Bill Callahan

Big 12 North champion; Cotton Bowl

2007

5-7

.417

401-455

Bill Callahan

15 passing records; Joe Ganz single season passing and total offense leader

2008

9-4

.692

460-371

Bo Pelini

Big 12 North co-champion; Gator Bowl champion

2009

10-4

.714

352-146

Bo Pelini

Big 12 North champion; Holiday Bowl champion; Suh, Outland, Lombardi, Nagurski, Bednarik trophies, Heisman finalist; Suh All-American

2010

10-4

.714

432-243

Bo Pelini

Big 12 North champion; Amukamara, Henery All-Americans; Lavonte David single-season tackle leader

2011

9-4

.692

379-304

Bo Pelini

Capital One Bowl; First season in Big Ten Conference; David All-American

2012

10-4

.714

487-386

Bo Pelini

Big Ten Legends champion; Capital One Bowl; Martinez season and career total offensive records

2013

9-4

.692

415-323

Bo Pelini

Gator Bowl champion

2014

9-4

.692

491-343

Bo Pelini

Holiday Bowl; Abdullah career record holder for all-purpose yards

Totals

874361-40

.701

31,973 -17,132

MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Big Eight 1974-75–Tom Ruud 1982-83–Dave Rimington 1986-87–Danny Noonan 1993-94–Trev Alberts 1994-95–Rob Zatechka 1995-96–Tommie Frazier Big 12 1997-98–Grant Wistrom

Coach of the Year

Big Eight 1975–Tom Osborne (AP, Coaches) 1976–Tom Osborne (AP, Coaches) 1980–Tom Osborne (AP) 1988–Tom Osborne (AP, Coaches) 1992–Tom Osborne (Coaches) 1993–Tom Osborne (Coaches) 1994–Tom Osborne (AP, Coaches) Big 12 1996–Tom Osborne (AP) 1999–Frank Solich (AP, Coaches) 2001–Frank Solich (Coaches)

Off. Player of the Year Big Eight 1972–Johnny Rodgers, WB (UPI)

43 conference, 5 national titles

(By Winning Percentage) Coach, Seasons (Years) E.O. Stiehm, 1911-15 (5) W.C. Booth, 1900-05 (6) Tom Osborne, 1973-97 (25) Bob Devaney, 1962-72 (11) Frank Solich, 1998-2003 (6) Fred Dawson, 1921-24 (4) D.X. Bible, 1929-36 (8) E.E. Bearg, 1925-28 (4) W.C. Cole, 1907-10 (4) E.J. Stewart, 1916-17 (2) Fielding Yost, 1898 (1) E.N. Robinson, 1896-97 (2) Bo Pelini, 2003*, 2008-14 (7) Frank Crawford, 1893-94 (2) Charles Thomas, 1895 (1) L. McC. "Biff" Jones, 1937-41 (5) Amos Foster, 1906 (1) Henry F. Schulte, 1919-20 (2) Bill Callahan, 2004-07 (4) Bill Glassford, 1949-55 (7) W.G. Kline, 1918 (1) Pete Elliott, 1956 (1) George Clark, 1945, 1948 (2) Bill Jennings, 1957-61 (5) Glenn Presnell, 1942 (1) Bernie Masterson, 1946-47 (2) Adolph Lewandowski, 1943-44 A.E. Branch, 1899 (1) Barney Cotton, 2014**

*-Interim Head Coach for 2003 Alamo Bowl **-Interim Head Coach for 2014 Holiday Bowl

Nebraska Football Record by Decade

(Bowl games included in year of season) Years Lost Won 25 1890-99 41 1900-09 19 70 1910-19 58 13 55 1920-29 18 62 21 1930-39 1940-49 34 57 1950-59 39 58 75 1960-69 30 98 1970-79 20 103 20 1980-89 1990-99 108 16 2000-09 84 44 201047 20 Totals 874 361

1981–Dave Rimington, C (AP) 1982–Mike Rozier, IB (AP, UPI) 1983–Mike Rozier, IB (AP, Coaches) 1989–Gerry Gdowski, QB (Coaches) 1992–Calvin Jones, IB (Coaches) Derek Brown, IB (AP) 1995–Tommie Frazier, QB (AP, Coaches) Big 12 1999–Eric Crouch*, QB (Coaches) 2001–Eric Crouch, QB (AP, Coaches) 2006–Zac Taylor, QB (Coaches)

Off. Newcomer of the Year

*-co-Offensive Player of the Year

Def. Newcomer of the Year

Def. Player of the Year

Big Eight 1970–Jerry Murtaugh, LB (UPI) 1971–Rich Glover, DT (AP) 1972–Rich Glover, DT (AP, UPI) 1976–Clete Pillen, LB (UPI) 1980–Derrie Nelson, DE (AP) 1981–Jimmy Williams, DE (UPI) 1988–Broderick Thomas, OLB (AP, Coaches) 1993–Trev Alberts, RE (AP, Coaches) 1994–Ed Stewart, LB (AP, Coaches) Big 12 1996–Grant Wistrom, RE (AP, Coaches) 1997–Grant Wistrom, RE (AP, Coaches) 2009–Ndamukong Suh, DT (AP, Coaches) 2010–Prince Amukamara, CB (AP, Coaches)

W-L-T 35-2-3 46-8-1 255-49-3 101-20-2 58-19-0 23-7-2 50-15-7 23-7-3 25-8-3 11-4-0 8-3-0 11-4-1 67-27-0 9-4-1 6-3-0 28-14-4 6-4-0 8-6-3 27-22-0 31-35-3 2-3-1 4-6-0 6-13-0 15-34-1 3-7-0 5-13-0 4-12-0 1-7-1 0-1-0

Games 40 55 307 123 77 32 72 33 36 15 11 16 94 14 9 46 10 17 49 69 6 10 19 50 10 18 16 9 1

Big Eight 1977–I.M. Hipp, IB (UPI) 1979–Jarvis Redwine, IB (AP, UPI) 1981–Mike Rozier, IB (AP) 1991–Calvin Jones, IB (AP, Coaches) 1992–Tommie Frazier, QB (AP) 1995–Ahman Green, IB (AP, Coaches) Big 12 1996–Scott Frost, QB (Coaches)

Big Eight 1980–Toby Williams, DT (AP) 1988–Bruce Pickens, CB (Coaches) 1993–Tyrone Williams, CB (Coaches) 1994–Grant Wistrom, RE (Coaches) 1995–Terrell Farley, LB (AP, Coaches) Big 12 2010–Lavonte David, LB (AP)

Off. Freshman of the Year Big Eight 1974–Monte Anthony, IB (AP) 1990–Johnny Mitchell, TE (Coaches) 1992–Tommie Frazier, QB (Coaches) 1995–Ahman Green, IB (AP, Coaches) Big 12 2010–Taylor Martinez, QB (AP, Coaches)

Tied 4 4 6 9 8 0 3 1 4 0 1 0 0 40

Percentage .913 .845 .836 .829 .753 .750 .743 .742 .736 .733 .727 .719 .713 .679 .667 .652 .600 .559 .551 .471 .471 .400 .316 .310 .300 .278 .250 .167 .000

Pct. Nat. Rank .614 N/A .774 N/A .792 N/A .726 N/A .725 N/A .374 N/A .405 N/A .712 13th .820 5th .837 1st .864 2nd .661 20th .701 . .701 .

Def. Freshman of the Year Big Eight 1989–Tyrone Byrd, FS (Coaches) 1990–Trev Alberts, OLB (Coaches) Big 12 1996–Ralph Brown, CB (AP)

Newcomer of the Year Big 12 2010–Lavonte David, LB (Coaches)

Butkus-Fitzgerald Big Ten Linebacker of the Year 2011–Lavonte David, LB

Tatum-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year 2011–Alfonzo Dennard, CB

Bakken-Andersen Big Ten Kicker of the Year 2011–Brett Maher, PK 2012–Brett Maher, PK

Eddleman-Fields Big Ten Punter of the Year 2011–Brett Maher, P


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Nebraska's Bowl History NU's All-Time Bowl Appearances

Year Bowl Opp. (Rank*)...........................Result 1941 Rose Stanford (7/2).......................L, 13-21 1955 Orange Duke (--/14)......................... L, 7-34 1962 Gotham Miami (--/--)........................ W, 36-34 1964 Orange Auburn (6/5)...................... W, 13-7 1965 Cotton Arkansas (6/2).......................L, 7-10# 1966 Orange Alabama (3/4)................. L, 28-39# 1967 Sugar Alabama (6/3).........................L, 7-34 NCAA-Record 35 Consecutive Bowl Appearances (from 1969 to 2003) 1969 Sun Georgia (14/--)...................... W, 45-6 1971 Orange Louisiana State (3/5)...... W, 17-12# 1972 Orange Alabama (1/2).................. W, 38-6# 1973 Orange Notre Dame (9/12)............ W, 40-6 1974 Cotton Texas (12/8).......................... W, 19-3 1974 Sugar Florida (8/18)...................... W, 13-10 1975 Fiesta Arizona State (6/7)................L, 14-17 1976 Astro-BB Texas Tech (13/9)............... W, 27-24 1977 Liberty North Carolina (12/14)....... W, 21-17 1979 Orange Oklahoma (6/4)................. L, 24-31 1980 Cotton Houston (7/8) .......................L, 14-17 1980 Sun Mississippi State (8/17)....... W, 31-17 1982 Orange Clemson (4/1)................. L, 15-22# 1983 Orange Louisiana State (3/13)...... W, 21-20 1984 Orange Miami (1/5)..................... L, 30-31# 1985 Sugar Louisiana State (4/12)......... W, 28-10 1986 Fiesta Michigan (7/5)......................L, 23-27 1987 Sugar Louisiana State (6/5)........... W, 30-15 1988 Fiesta Florida State (5/3).................L, 28-31 1989 Orange Miami (6/2)......................... L, 3-23 1990 Fiesta Florida State (6/5).................L, 17-41 1991 Citrus Georgia Tech (19/2)...........L, 21-45# 1992 Orange Miami (11/1)..................... L, 0-22# 1993 Orange Florida State (11/3)........... L, 14-27 1994 Orange Florida State (2/1)........... L, 16-18# 1995 Orange Miami (1/3).................... W, 24-17# 1996 Fiesta Florida (1/2)................... W, 62-24# 1996 Orange Virginia Tech (6/10)............ W, 41-21 1998 Orange Tennessee (2/3)............. W, 42-17# 1998 Holiday Arizona (14/5).......................L, 20-23 2000 Fiesta Tennessee (3/6)............... W, 31-21 2000 Alamo Northwestern (9/18)........... W, 66-17 2002 Rose Miami (4/1).........................L, 14-37# 2002 Independence Ole Miss (--/--)......................L, 23-27 2003 Alamo Michigan State (22/–)........... W, 17-3 2005 Alamo Michigan (--/20).................. W, 32-28 2007 Cotton Auburn (22/10).....................L, 14-17 2009 Gator Clemson (--/--).................... W, 26-21 2009 Holiday Arizona (20/22)..................... W, 33-0 2010 Holiday Washington (18/--)..................L, 7-19 2012 Capital One South Carolina (21/10).........L, 13-30 2013 Capital One Georgia (23/6)......................L, 31-45 2014 Gator Georgia (--/23).................... W, 24-19 2014 Holiday USC (25/24)..........................L, 42-45

NU Appearances by Bowl

Year 1955 1964 1966 1971 1972 1973 1979 1982 1983 1984 1989 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1998 1975 1986 1988 1990 1996 2000 1965 1974 1980 2007 1967 1974 1985 1987 1998 2009 2010 2014 2000 2003 2005 1941 2002 1969 1980 1991 2012 2013 1962 1976 1977 2002 2009 2014

Bowl Opp. (Rank*)..........................Result Orange Duke (--/14)....................... L, 7-34 Orange Auburn (6/5)..................... W, 13-7 Orange Alabama (3/4)................ L, 28-39# Louisiana State (3/5)..... W, 17-12# Orange Orange Alabama (1/2)................. W, 38-6# Notre Dame (9/12)........... W, 40-6 Orange Orange Oklahoma (6/4)............... L, 24-31 Orange Clemson (4/1)................ L, 15-22# Louisiana State (3/13)..... W, 21-20 Orange Orange Miami (1/5).................... L, 30-31# Miami (6/2)........................ L, 3-23 Orange Orange Miami (11/1).................... L, 0-22# Orange Florida State (11/3)......... L, 14-27 Florida State (2/1)......... L, 16-18# Orange Orange Miami (1/3)................... W, 24-17# Virginia Tech (6/10)........... W, 41-21 Orange Orange Tennessee (2/3).............. W, 42-17# Fiesta Arizona State (6/7)..............L, 14-17 Michigan (7/5).....................L, 23-27 Fiesta Fiesta Florida State (5/3)........... L, 28-31 Florida State (6/5)...............L, 17-41 Fiesta Fiesta Florida (1/2)................. W, 62-24# Fiesta Tennessee (3/6).............. W, 31-21 Cotton Arkansas (6/2).....................L, 7-10# Cotton Texas (12/8)........................ W, 19-3 Houston (7/8) .....................L, 14-17 Cotton Auburn (22/10)....................L, 14-17 Cotton Sugar Alabama (6/3).......................L, 7-34 Sugar Florida (8/18).................... W, 13-10 Sugar Louisiana State (4/12)....... W, 28-10 Sugar Louisiana State (6/5)......... W, 30-15 Arizona (14/5).....................L, 20-23 Holiday Arizona (22/20)................... W, 33-0 Holiday Holiday Washington (18/--)............... L, 7-19 Holiday USC (25/24)........................L, 42-45 Alamo Northwestern (9/18).......... W, 66-17 Michigan State (22/--)......... W, 17-3 Alamo Michigan (--/20)................ W, 32-28 Alamo Stanford (7/2)......................L, 13-21 Rose Rose Miami (4/1)........................L, 14-37# Sun Georgia (14/--).................... W, 45-6 Sun Mississippi State (8/17)..... W, 31-17 Citrus Georgia Tech (19/2)..........L, 21-45# Capital One South Carolina (21/10)........L, 13-30 Capital One Georgia (23/6)....................L, 31-45 Gotham Miami (--/--)....................... W, 36-34 Texas Tech (13/9)............. W, 27-24 Astro-BB Liberty North Carolina (12/14)...... W, 21-17 Independence Ole Miss (--/--).....................L, 23-27 Gator Clemson (--/--)................... W, 26-21 Gator Georgia (--/23).................. W, 24-19

Nebraska's Year-by-Year Final Rankings 1956...............NR 1957...............NR 1958...............NR 1959...............NR 1960...............NR 1961...............NR 1962...............NR 1963...............6th 1964...............6th 1965...............5th 1966...............6th 1967...............NR 1968...............NR 1969........... *11th 1970............... 1st 1971............... 1st 1972...............4th 1973...............7th 1974...............9th 1975...............9th 1976...............9th

1. 2. 3. 4.

Alabama 60 Texas 52 Nebraska 51 Tennessee 50 Georgia 50

All-Time Consecutive Bowl Appearances

Team 1. Nebraska 2. Michigan Florida State 4. Alabama

Streak 35 33 33 25

Years 1969-2003 1975-2007 1982-present 1959-1983

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AP 1936...............9th 1937.............11th 1938...............NR 1939.............18th 1940...............7th 1941...............NR 1942...............NR 1943...............NR 1944...............NR 1945...............NR 1946...............NR 1947...............NR 1948...............NR 1949...............NR 1950.............17th 1951...............NR 1952...............NR 1953...............NR 1954...............NR 1955...............NR

All-Time Bowl Appearances

1977.............12th 1978...............8th 1979...............9th 1980...............7th 1981.............11th 1982.............. 3rd 1983..............2nd 1984...............4th 1985.............11th 1986...............5th 1987...............6th 1988.............10th 1989.............11th 1990.............24th 1991.............15th 1992.............14th 1993.............. 3rd 1994............... 1st 1995............... 1st 1996...............6th 1997..............2nd

Jordan Westerkamp scores a touchdown in the 2014 Holiday Bowl in San Diego.

1998.............19th 1999.............. 3rd 2000...............8th 2001...............8th 2002...............NR 2003.............19th 2004...............NR 2005.............24th 2006...............NR 2007...............NR 2008...............NR 2009.............14th 2010.............20th 2011.............24th 2012.............25th 2013...............NR 2014...............NR *Start of 33 straight years Nebraska was ranked in the final AP poll until 2002.

UPI (Coaches) 1950...............NR 1951...............NR 1952...............NR 1953...............NR 1954...............NR 1955...............NR 1956...............NR 1957...............NR 1958...............NR 1959...............NR 1960...............NR 1961...............NR 1962...............NR 1963.............. 5th 1964...............6th 1965.............. 3rd 1966...............7th 1967...............NR 1968...............NR 1969.............12th

1970.............. 3rd 1971............... 1st 1972...............9th 1973.............11th 1974...............7th 1975...............9th 1976...............7th 1977.............10th 1978...............8th 1979...............7th 1980...............7th 1981...............9th 1982.............. 3rd 1983..............2nd 1984.............. 3rd 1985.............10th 1986...............4th 1987...............6th 1988.............10th 1989.............12th 1990.............17th

USA Today/CNN (Coaches) 1991.............16th 1992.............14th 1993.............. 3rd 1994............... 1st 1995............... 1st 1996...............6th

USA Today/ ESPN (Coaches) 1997............... 1st 1998.............20th 1999..............2nd 2000...............7th 2001...............7th 2002...............NR 2003.............18th 2004...............NR 2005.............24th 2006...............NR 2007...............NR 2008...............NR 2009.............14th 2010.............19th 2011.............24th 2012............ 23rd 2013.............25th 2014...............NR


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125 Years of Nebraska Football Notes on the Associated Press Poll: The rankings indicated in all instances below are at game time, with Nebraska’s to the left of the slash and the opponent’s to the right. If a slash is alone, neither team was ranked at game time. Early-season games from 1936 to 1949 have no slash because the first polls in those seasons were not taken until after the season began. From 1936 to 1960 and 1968 to 1988, AP ranked the top 20 teams, from 1961 to 1967 the top 10, and since 1989, the top 25. The source for the weekly rankings from Oct. 19, 1936, through Jan. 3, 1984, is Football Rankings, College teams in the Associated Press Poll, 1936-1984, compiled by Lowell R. Greunke (Jefferson, N.C.; McFarland & Co., Inc., 1984).

Frank Crawford, Coach Won 6, Lost 2, Tied 0 Conference*: Won 2, Lost 1, Tied 0, 1st-tie Date Opponent Site **Lincoln High Lincoln O6 O 20 Grinnell Lincoln Doane Lincoln O 27 #Missouri Kansas City N3 N 10 Omaha YMCA Omaha #Kansas Lawrence N 17 N 19 Ottawa Ottawa N 29 #Iowa Omaha Omaha YMCA Omaha D 25 *-Western Inter-State University Foot Ball Association **-Exhibition

Coach Dr. Langdon Frothingham

Coach Charles Thomas

1890 Dr. Langdon Frothingham, Coach (faculty member) Won 2, Lost 0, Tied 0 Date Opponent Site Omaha YMCA Omaha N 27 F 14* Doane Crete *-1891

1895

(Harvard) 2-0-0 (1.000), 1890 A faculty member, Langdon Frothingham helped the first squad become one of only two in the history of NU football to go unscored upon, outscoring opponents, 28-0, in two games. Dr. Frothingham broke his leg while scrimmaging with the team in preparation for the Doane game and may have coached on the sideline with crutches.

Result W, 10-0 W, 18-0

Coach T.U. Lyman

(Yale) 2-2-0 (.500), 1891 T.U. Lyman assisted the NU team in its preparation for its game against Iowa, despite serving as head coach at a small school in Iowa at the time. Iowa defeated Nebraska 22-0.

Coach Fielding H. Yost

1894

Result W, 8-0 W, 22-0 L, 0-12 L, 14-18 W, 36-6 W, 12-6 W, 6-0 W, 36-0 W, 10-6

Result W, 38-0 L, 6-16 W, 12-4 W, 12-10 L, 4-8 W, 24-0 L, 0-24 W, 6-0

Coach E.N. Robinson Result W, 28-4 L, 12-14 L, 0-22* W, 32-0

(Brown, 1896) 11-4-1 (.719), 1896-97 E.N. Robinson recorded a .719 winning percentage in two seasons, and his 1896 team was the first to undergo mandatory physical examinations.

1896

Coach J.S. Williams

2-2-1 (.500), 1892 Omaha attorney J.S. Williams coached only one game. The Huskers received a 1-0 forfeit win over Missouri, which refused to play NU because it had a black player, George Flippin, on its roster.

1892

J.S. Williams, Coach Won 2, Lost 2, Tied 1 Conference*: Won 1, Lost 1, Tied 1, 2nd-tie Opponent Site Date O 24 Illinois Lincoln O 29 Denver AC Denver #Missouri Omaha N5 N 12 #Kansas Lincoln #Iowa Omaha N 24 *Western Inter-State University Foot Ball Association **Missouri forfeited

Result W, 6-0 L, 4-18 W, 1-0** L, 0-12 T, 10-10

Coach Frank Crawford (Yale, 1886) 9-4-1 (.679), 1893-94 Nebraska's first official football coach, Frank Crawford was hired for a salary around $500 and led NU to its first major victory, a 20-18 win over Iowa in Omaha.

1893

Frank Crawford, Coach Won 3, Lost 2, Tied 1 Conference*: Won 1, Lost 2, Tied 0, 3rd-tie Date Opponent Site Result O 21 Doane Lincoln W, 28-0 Baker Lincoln T, 10-10 O 28 N 4 Denver AC Denver W, 1-0** N 11 #Missouri Kansas City L, 18-30 N 18 #Kansas Lincoln L, 0-18 N 30 #Iowa Omaha W, 20-18 *Western Inter-State University Foot Ball Association **Denver AC forfeited with score tied, 4-4

E.N. Robinson, Coach Won 6, Lost 3, Tied 1 Conference*: Won 1, Lost 1, Tied 1, 3rd Date Opponent Site O 17 Doane Lincoln #Missouri Columbia O 26 O 31 Neb. Wesleyan Lincoln #Kansas Lawrence N7 N 9 KC Medics Kansas City Butte Lincoln N 12 N 19 Iowa State Lincoln Neb. Wesleyan Lincoln N 23 N 26 #Iowa Omaha Iowa Omaha N 28 *Western Inter-State University Foot Ball Association

Result W, 20-0 W, 8-4 W, 18-8 L, 4-18 W, 6-4 L, 6-20 W, 12-4 W, 28-0 T, 0-0 L, 0-6

1897

E.N. Robinson, Coach Won 5, Lost 1, Tied 0 Conference*: Won 3, Lost 0, Tied 0, 1st Date Opponent Site Iowa State Ames O 8 O 18 Tarkio Lincoln Neb. Wesleyan Lincoln O 23 O 30 #Missouri Lincoln #Kansas Lincoln N 13 N 19 KC Medics Kansas City #Iowa Council Bluffs N 25 *Western Inter-State University Foot Ball Association

Site Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Kansas City Columbia Lincoln Lawrence Kansas City Lincoln Boulder Denver Council Bluffs

Result W, 76-0 W, 23-10 W, 24-0 W, 38-0 W, 47-6 canceled W, 18-6 L, 0-24 L, 5-6 W, 23-10 W, 11-10 L, 5-6

Coach A. Edwin Branch (Williams College, 1899) 1-7-1 (.167), 1899 Nebraska suffered its first-ever losing season under A. Edwin Branch. His only victory was a 12-6 decision over Drake in Des Moines, Iowa.

1899

A. Edwin Branch, Coach Won 1, Lost 7, Tied 1 Independent Date Opponent *Lincoln High S 30 O6 Iowa State KC Medics O 14 O 21 Missouri KC Medics O 28 N 4 Iowa Drake N 11 N 18 Kansas South Dakota N 24 N 30 Grinnell *Exhibition

1891

T.U. Lyman* Won 2, Lost 2, Tied 0 Date Opponent Site Doane Lincoln O 31 N 14 Doane Crete Iowa Omaha N 26 D 5 Doane Crete *Helped prepare NU for game against Iowa

1898

Fielding H. Yost, Coach Won 8, Lost 3, Tied 0 Independent Date Opponent Hastings O 1 O 8 Iowa State Tarkio O 15 O 22 William Jewell Missouri O 24 O 29 Grinnell Kansas N 5 N 7 KC Medics Drake N 12 N 17 Colorado Denver AC N 19 N 24 Iowa

(Michigan, 1893) 6-3 (.667), 1895 Hired as NU's first assistant coach in 1892, Charles Thomas took over the team after Crawford left for Texas. Thomas led Nebraska on its first long road trip, a 16-6 loss in Butte, Mont., to the local athletic club.

Charles Thomas, Coach Won 6, Lost 3, Tied 0 Conference*: Won 2, Lost 1, Tied 0, 1st-tie Date Opponent Site Sioux City AC Sioux City O 12 O 16 Butte Butte O 19 Denver AC Denver O 26 Omaha Univ. Club Omaha W, 36-0 N 2 #Missouri Omaha N 16 #Kansas Lincoln N 19 Doane Crete N 22 Grinnell Grinnell N 28 #Iowa Omaha *Western Inter-State University Foot Ball Association

(Lafayette, 1897) 8-3 (.727), 1898 Fielding Yost led the Huskers to an impressive 11-10 road victory over the Denver Athletic Club, a team described as “a gang of pros.” He left NU to become head coach at Kansas the following season and later won a national championship as head football coach in 1901 at Michigan. He later became Michigan's athletic director in 1921 and is a member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

Site Lincoln Ames Lincoln Lincoln Kansas City Omaha Des Moines Lincoln Vermillion Omaha

Result W, 6-0 L, 0-33 T, 6-6 L, 0-11 L, 0-24 L, 0-30 W, 12-6 L, 20-36 L, 5-6 L, 0-12

Coach Walter C. “Bummy” Booth (Princeton, 1900) 46-8-1 (.845), 1900-05 Walter C. "Bummy" Booth ushered in the new century with a 6-1-1 record in the first season the team was officially called the Cornhuskers. His teams produced a 24-game win streak starting in 1901 that ended with a 6-0 loss at Colorado on Oct. 8, 1904. His 1902 team was 9-0 and not scored on.

1900

Result L, 0-10 W, 16-0 W, 11-0 W, 41-0 W, 10-5 canceled W, 6-0

W.C. “Bummy” Booth, Coach Won 6, Lost 1, Tied 1 Independent Date Opponent *Lincoln High S 29 O6 *Alumni Iowa State O 13 O 20 Drake KC Medics O 27 O 29 Tarkio Missouri N 5 N 10 Grinnell Kansas N 17 N 29 Minnesota *Exhibition

KEY

# Conference game ^ night game

Site Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Kansas City Tarkio Columbia Lincoln Lawrence Lincoln

HC Homecoming + indoor game

Result W, 17-0 T, 0-0 W, 30-0 W, 8-0 T, 0-0 W, 5-0 W, 12-0 W, 33-0 W, 12-0 L, 12-20


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Coach Amos Foster

1901

W.C. “Bummy” Booth, Coach Won 6, Lost 2, Tied 0 Independent Date Opponent *Lincoln High S 21 S 28 Kirks. Osteopaths Doane O 5 O 12 Minnesota Iowa State O 26 N 2 Wisconsin Missouri N 9 N 16 Kansas Haskell N 28 *Exhibition

Site Lincoln Kirksville Lincoln Minneapolis Lincoln Milwaukee Omaha Lincoln Lincoln

Result W, 22-0 W, 5-0 W, 29-0 L, 0-19 W, 17-0 L, 0-18 W, 51-0 W, 29-5 W, 18-10

1902

W.C. “Bummy” Booth, Coach Won 9, Lost 0, Tied 0 Independent Date Opponent *Lincoln High S 20 S 27 Doane Colorado O 4 O 11 Grinnell Minnesota O 18 O 25 Missouri Haskell N 1 N 8 Kansas Knox N 15 N 27 Northwestern *Exhibition

Site Result Lincoln W, 27-0 Lincoln W, 51-0 Boulder W, 10-0 Lincoln W, 17-0 Minneapolis W, 6-0 St. Joseph W, 12-0 Lincoln W, 28-0 Lincoln W, 16-0 Lincoln W, 7-0 Lincoln W, 12-0

1903

W.C. “Bummy” Booth, Coach Won 10, Lost 0, Tied 0 Independent Opponent Date S 19 *Lincoln High Grand Island S 26 O 3 South Dakota O 10 Denver Haskell O 17 O 24 Colorado Iowa O 31 N 7 Knox Kansas N 14 Bellevue N 21 N 26 Illinois *Exhibition

Site Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Denver Lincoln Lincoln Iowa City Lincoln Lawrence Lincoln Lincoln

Result W, 23-6 W, 64-0 W, 23-0 W, 10-0 W, 16-0 W, 31-0 W, 17-6 W, 33-5 W, 6-0 W, 52-0 W, 16-0

1904

W.C. “Bummy” Booth, Coach Won 7, Lost 3, Tied 0 Independent Opponent Date S 24 Grand Island *Lincoln High S 27 O 1 Grinnell O 8 Colorado Creighton O 15 O 20 *Lincoln Medics Knox O 22 O 29 Minnesota Iowa N 5 Haskell N 12 N 19 Bellevue Illinois N 24 *Exhibition

1906

Amos Foster, Coach Won 6, Lost 4, Tied 0 Independent Opponent Date S 29 Hastings South Dakota O 6 O 13 Drake Iowa State O 20 O 27 Doane Minnesota N 3 N 10 Creighton N 17 Kansas Chicago N 24 N 29 Cincinnati

Site Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Minneapolis Omaha Lincoln Chicago Lincoln

Result W, 56-0 W, 4-0 W, 5-0 L, 2-14 W, 28-0 L, 0-13 W, 17-0 L, 6-8 L, 5-38 W, 41-0

Coach W.C. “King” Cole

(Marietta, 1902) 25-8-3 (.736), 1907-10 W.C. "King" Cole took over the reins after playing football under Fielding Yost at Michigan. Cole coached Nebraska to an 85-0 win over Doane in the last game on the field that preceded the Nebraska Athletic Field. His final season as coach marked NU's first unshared Missouri Valley Conference title. His last game as coach was a 119-0 win over Haskell, which still ranks as the most points a Cornhusker team has ever scored.

1907

W.C. “King” Cole, Coach Won 8, Lost 2, Tied 0 Missouri Valley: Won 1, Lost 0, Tied 0, 1st-tie Opponent Site Date S 28 Peru State Lincoln South Dakota Lincoln O 5 O 12 Grinnell Lincoln O 19 Minnesota Minneapolis Colorado Lincoln O 26 N 2 Iowa State Lincoln #Kansas Lawrence N9 N 16 Denver Denver Doane Lincoln N 23 St. Louis St. Louis N 28

Result W, 53-0 W, 39-0 W, 30-4 L, 5-8 W, 22-8 W, 10-9 W, 16-6 W, 63-0 W, 85-0 L, 0-34

1908

Site Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Boulder Omaha Lincoln Lincoln Minneapolis Lincoln Kansas City Lincoln Lincoln

Result W, 72-0 W, 17-0 W, 46-0 L, 0-6 W, 39-0 W, 29-0 W, 34-0 L, 12-16 W, 17-6 L, 6-14 W, 51-0 W, 16-10

1905

W.C. “Bummy” Booth, Coach Won 8, Lost 2, Tied 0 Independent Date Opponent Grand Island S 23 S 30 *Lincoln High South Dakota O 7 O 14 Knox Michigan O 21 O 28 Creighton Iowa State N 4 N 11 Colorado Minnesota N 18 N 25 Doane Illinois N 30 *Exhibition

Coach Ewald O. "Jumbo" Stiehm

(Dartmouth, 1904) 6-4-0 (.600), 1906 The successor to Walter C. "Bummy" Booth after arriving from Dartmouth, Amos Foster left Nebraska after one season to practice law in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Site Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln Ann Arbor Omaha Lincoln Lincoln Minneapolis Lincoln Lincoln

Nebraska's Unbeaten Streak

Result W, 30-0 W, 20-0 W, 42-6 W, 16-0 L, 0-31 W, 102-0 W, 21-0 W, 18-0 L, 0-35 W, 43-5 W, 24-6

Nebraska produced a school-record 34-game unbeaten streak beginning with a 41-0 win over Adrian on Oct. 26, 1912, and ending with a 7-3 loss to Kansas on Nov. 18, 1916. NU added a 32-game unbeaten streak from 1969 to 1972.

W.C. “King” Cole, Coach Won 7, Lost 2, Tied 1 Missouri Valley: Won 2, Lost 1, Tied 0, 2nd-tie Opponent Site Date S 26 Peru State Lincoln Doane Lincoln O 3 O 10 Grinnell Lincoln O 17 Minnesota Minneapolis Haskell Lincoln O 24 O 31 #Iowa Iowa City #Iowa State Omaha N7

Result W, 20-0 W, 43-0 W, 20-5 T, 0-0 W, 10-0 W, 11-8 W, 23-17

1909

W.C. “King” Cole, Coach Won 3, Lost 3, Tied 2 Missouri Valley: Won 0, Lost 1, Tied 1, 5th Date