Before Nebraska (Kearney Catholic HS)
Eli Richter was a powerful force on both lines for Kearney Catholic High School in his career. As a senior, Richter paved the way for Coach Rashawn Harvey’s offense from his tackle spot, while also adding 81 tackles, including 48 solo stops, along with nine sacks, six hurries and three fumbles caused. Richter earned first-team Class C-1 all-state honors from the Lincoln Journal Star for the second straight year and earned honorable-mention all-state from the Omaha World-Herald for the third straight season. As a junior, Richter helped his team to a 7-3 record and a state playoff appearance. In addition to his strong play on the offensive line, Richter had 79 tackles and 3.5 sacks on defense.