Running Back
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gretna, Neb.
High School: Gretna
Major: Accounting


Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016; Spring 2019)

» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)

2019 Season Outlook
Senior Austin Hemphill will add depth at running back during the 2019 season and will also look to push for time on special teams. Hemphill spent his first three years in the program at fullback, before transitioning to running back in Nebraska’s current offensive system. Hemphill joined the Nebraska program as a walk-on from Gretna High School.

Hemphill earned his degree in accounting in May of 2019 and will take graduate courses this fall. He has earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll twice in his career.

2018 (Junior)
Hemphill made the transition from fullback to running back as a junior in 2018. Although he did not appear in a game, he gained valuable experience at his new position.

2017 (Sophomore)
Hemphill added depth at the fullback spot but did not play in a game.

2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
Hemphill added depth in the backfield, but did not play in a game. 

2015 (Redshirt)
Hemphill redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first year in the program.

Before Nebraska (Gretna HS)
Hemphill was one of two Gretna High School products who joined the Nebraska program as a 2015 walk-on. 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.

Austin was born on July 29, 1996, and he is the son of Dan and Susie Hemphill. He majored in accounting and earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2019. Hemphill has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, Shop with a Jock, Souper Bowl of Caring and school and hospital outreach events.

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