Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 275
Year: Senior
City/State: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Creighton Prep
Other College: Wyoming


Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2013)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013; Spring 2012, 2013)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2010)

Senior Scott Criss will completed his Nebraska career in 2013. Criss has provided depth on the offensive line throughout his Husker career. An Omaha native, Criss began his college career at Wyoming before transferring to Nebraska.

Criss is one of 19 Husker seniors participating in the bowl game as a graduate, after picking up his degree in construction management earlier this month. He was one of 30 Huskers to earn Academic All-Big Ten honors.

2013 (Senior)
Criss saw action in Nebraska’s victory over South Dakota State.

2012 (Junior)
Criss provided depth at center and appeared in Nebraska's win over Idaho State.

2011 (Sophomore)
Criss was a reserve on the offensive line, but did not see game action.

2010 (Redshirt)
Criss transferred before the season and sat out because of NCAA transfer rules.

Before Nebraska (Wyoming/Creighton Prep HS)
Criss redshirted as a freshman at Wyoming in 2009, before transferring to Nebraska as a walk-on prior to the 2010 season.

At Creighton Prep High School, Criss helped lead the Junior Jays to an 11-1 record and a state semifinal appearance in 2008. An all-state selection as a defensive lineman, Criss tallied 37 tackles, three sacks and one interception during his senior season, while also playing on the offensive line for head coach Tom Jaworski. In 2007, Criss earned honorable-mention all-metro honors.

In addition to football, Criss also participated in basketball and track and field at Creighton Prep.

Criss was born on Dec. 28, 1990, and is the son of Steve and Sue Criss. He is majoring in construction management. Criss claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall semester of 2012 and the spring semesters of 2012 and 2013. He also was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the 2010 fall semester. Criss has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes and team hospital visits.

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