Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018; Spring 2019)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)
2019 Season Outlook
Chris Cassidy will look to contribute to the Nebraska defense in 2019, after sitting out his first season as a redshirt. A Lincoln native, Cassidy worked at inside linebacker this spring where there is wide-open competition for playing time behind veterans Mo Barry, Collin Miller and Will Honas. The 6-1, 225-pound Cassidy could also find his way onto Nebraska’s special teams units. Cassidy joined the Nebraska program as a walk-on after a standout career at Lincoln Pius X High School.
Cassidy was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each semester of his freshman season, and he carried a 3.700 grade-point average.
A walk-on, Cassidy utilized his redshirt in his first season in 2018.
Before Nebraska (Lincoln Pius X HS)
Cassidy played fullback and linebacker for Lincoln Pius X, helping the Thunderbolts to the state playoffs in 2015, 2016 and 2017. He was a Lincoln Journal Star second-team Super-State linebacker as a senior in 2017, when he made 71 tackles and also rushed for 858 yards and 10 touchdowns. He added an interception and was named first-team all-state by the Omaha World-Herald. As a junior, Cassidy ran for 342 yards and a touchdown while recording 300 total yards and six combined touchdowns as a sophomore. Cassidy made 47 tackles in 2016, and 36 stops in 2015. Cassidy was an honorable-mention all-state selection in 2016 by the Omaha World-Herald.
Chris is the son of Richard and Melanie Cassidy, and he was born on Sept. 11, 1999. He is majoring in criminology and criminal justice. Cassidy has volunteered with Husker Heroes, the Malone Center, the Nebraska Football Road Race, and local hospital and school outreach visits.