Isaiah Stalbird sat out his first season in the Husker program as a redshirt.
Before Nebraska (Kearney HS)
Stalbird joined the Huskers as a walk-on out of Kearney High School. Stalbird was a first-team Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska and Lincoln Journal Super-State defensive back in 2017 for the Class A state runner-up Bearcats. As a senior, he made 77 tackles, including 53 solo stops, and recorded four fumble recoveries and two interceptions. Stalbird also had a pair of sacks as a senior. On the offensive side of the ball, Stalbird had 22 catches for 393 yards and six touchdowns as a wide receiver. As a junior in 2016, Stalbird had one interception and made seven tackles in five games. He also participated in wrestling and soccer at Kearney. Following his prep career, Stalbird represented the South Squad in the 2018 Nebraska Shrine Bowl. Stalbird chose to walk on at Nebraska over scholarship offers from Nebraska-Kearney and Wayne State, as well as a preferred walk-on offer from Wyoming.