Before Nebraska (Grand Island Central Catholic HS)
Jacob Herbek joined the Huskers after being a two-way standout at Grand Island Central Catholic High School. Herbek had 72 tackles as a senior, including 51 solo stops and 23 tackles for loss for Coach Timothy Dvorak’s team. Herbek added five sacks and two fumble recoveries and had 24 receptions for 436 yards and two touchdowns on offense. Herbek earned Class C-2 first-team all-state honors from both the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star. He was an honorable-mention all-state selection in 2017, when he was among Central Catholic’s top defenders and was also a key factor on offense. Following his career, Herbek was selected to play in the 2019 Nebraska Shrine Bowl.