Honors & Awards
» Rubio Long Snapping Third-Team All-American (2017)
» Third-Team All-Big Ten (2017, Phil Steele)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016)
Jordan Ober served as Nebraska's starting long snapper for the fourth straight season in 2018. After handling both long and short snaps in each of his first 40 career games - including the first two games of his senior season - Ober served as the Huskers' short-snap specialist in the final 10 games. His snapping helped true freshman Barret Pickering connect on his final 10 field goal attempts in 2018.
Ober handled Nebraska’s long-snapping duties for the third straight year in 2017. He once again excelled in that role, earning both all-conference and All-America recognition. Ober was named a third-team All-American on the inaugural Rubio Long Snapping All-America list, and Phil Steele tabbed Ober as a third-team All-Big Ten selection. His snapping helped place-kicker Drew Brown earn honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors as Brown missed only two kicks all season, connecting on 12-of-14 field goal attempts and all 37 extra-point tries. Sophomore punter Caleb Lightbourn ranked sixth in the Big Ten in punting and improved his yards-per-punt average by nearly three yards from his freshman season. Ober also recorded his first career tackle on punt coverage in the season finale against Iowa.
Ober held down the long snapping duties for the second straight year, starting all 13 games. His play helped place-kicker Drew Brown connect on 12-of-14 field goals and all 38 PAT tries. Ober also helped break in true freshman punter Caleb Lightbourn, as the rookie made steady progress throughout the year.
Ober started all 13 games as Nebraska's long snapper as a true freshman. His performance contributed to outstanding seasons for punter Sam Foltz and kicker Drew Brown. Foltz was the Big Ten Punter of the Year, averaging better than 44 yards per punt to help NU rank third in the conference in net punting. Brown connected on 21-of-27 field goals, including 13 field goals of at least 40 yards. Ober also had a fumble recovery on punt coverage against South Alabama.
Before Nebraska (Bishop Gorman HS)
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.
Jordan was born on Dec. 30, 1996, and is the son of David Ober and Christi Dow. He earned his bachelor's degree as a communications studies major at Nebraska in December of 2018. He has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, Souper Bowl of Caring and local hospital visits.