Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018; Spring 2018, 2019)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
2019 Season Outlook
Senior Chase Urbach returns for the 2019 season and will play a key role in the success of the Nebraska special teams. The Michigan native took over the majority of the long snapping duties midway through the 2018 season and is the leading contender to hold down that role this fall. The return of Urbach, place-kicker Barret Pickering and punter Isaac Armstrong could give Nebraska one of the Big Ten’s top specialist groups.
Urbach is among the Huskers who will play the 2019 season as a graduate student after earning his degree in public relations in May. He has also been among Nebraska's most active student-athletes in the community as a four-time member of both the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams.
Urbach handled the snapping duties for Nebraska’s punt unit in each of the final 10 games of 2018. He made his Husker debut in his home state at No. 19 Michigan in the third game of the year. Urbach made a pair of tackles at Michigan and one against Illinois, finishing the year with three tackles. He also recovered a fumbled punt against the Illini. As the long snapper, he helped Isaac Armstrong post the ninth-best punting average (43.6) in school history.
Urbach was again Nebraska’s backup long snapper as a sophomore. He did not appear in a game but was a member of the Huskers’ travel roster for all five road games.
2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
Urbach was the backup to long snapper Jordan Ober. Urbach traveled to every game, but did not see game action.
Urbach sat out his first season at Nebraska as a redshirt.
Before Nebraska (Grosse Pointe South HS)
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 all-conference 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.
Chase is the son of Scott and Beth Urbach and was born on Jan. 23, 1997. He majored in advertising and public relations and earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2019. He volunteered with Husker Heroes, the Red Cross, the Nebraska Football Road Race, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, local hospital visits and school outreach events.