Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2019)
2019 Season Outlook
Freshman linebacker Nick Henrich joined the Nebraska program for the spring 2019 semester after a championship prep career at Omaha Burke High School. The Gatorade Nebraska High School Player of the Year, Henrich was one of the nation’s top linebacker recruits.
The 6-4, 220-pound Henrich made a strong first impression for the Huskers in the early stages of spring practice before being sidelined by injury. Henrich is hopeful of returning to action during the 2019 season, where he could push for playing time at inside linebacker alongside veterans Mo Barry, Collin Miller and Will Honas.
In the classroom, Henrich posted a 3.923 grade-point average and earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in his first semester on campus.
Before Nebraska (Omaha Burke HS)
The 2018 Gatorade Nebraska Player of the Year, Henrich was a standout linebacker in the Huskers’ 2019 recruiting class. In addition to his state honor, Henrich was chosen as a semifinalist for the high school Butkus Award. Henrich was one of two members of the Husker class from Class A state champion Omaha Burke and one of five in-state scholarship signees overall. Henrich was a catalyst for the success of Coach Paul Limongi’s team from 2016 to 2018.
As a senior, Henrich helped the Bulldogs to a 13-0 record by posting 96 tackles, 19.5 tackles for loss and four sacks. He earned first-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald and Super-State accolades from the Lincoln Journal Star for the second straight year, while being named the honorary captain of the defensive unit by both outlets. Henrich led Burke to a 9-3 record and an appearance in the Class A semifinals in 2017. He finished with 119 tackles, 31.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks. As a sophomore, Henrich helped his team to an 8-3 record and a quarterfinal playoff appearance. He earned honorable-mention all-state recognition after collecting 58 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks.
Henrich was a consensus choice by Rivals, 247Sports and ESPN as the top prospect in the state of Nebraska. Rivals ranked him as the No. 6 outside linebacker prospect in the nation and the No. 127 player overall, while 247Sports listed him as the nation’s No. 88 overall player and its No. 6 inside linebacker prospect. He was also a member of the ESPN 300. Henrich also visited Wisconsin and had dozens of offers including Notre Dame, Iowa and Oregon to name a few.
Nick is the son of Mike and Andrea Henrich and he was born on June 20, 2000. Henrich has not declared a major.