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#44 Micah Kreikemeier
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
City/State: West Point, Neb.
High School: Central Catholic

Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2012)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2012; Spring 2012)
  • Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2010, 2011)
  • Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2009, 2010)

Micah Kreikemeier was one of 29 seniors who completed their eligibility against Georgia in the Capital One Bowl. Kreikemeier earned the first playing time of his career during his senior season, providing depth in a veteran linebacking corps, while also playing on NU's kickoff coverage unit.

The West Point, Neb., native was also one of 17 players who participated in the Capital One Bowl as a graduate, after picking up his degree in civil engineering in December. Kreikemeier was also one of 28 Nebraska players to be named to the academic All-Big Ten team.

2012 (Senior)
Kreikemeier played in five games and finished with three assisted tackles. He also recovered a fumble on Michigan State's desperation kickoff return as time expired to secure a Nebraska victory.

2011 (Junior)
Kreikemeier was a reserve linebacker, but did not play in a game.

2010 (Sophomore)
Kreikemeier sat out spring ball, then added depth at linebacker, but did not see game actio

2009 (Redshirt Freshman)
Kreikemeier was a reserve linebacker, but did not see game action. He underwent surgery at mid-season, sidelining him for the remainder of the year.  

2008 (Redshirt)
Kreikemeier underwent knee surgery early in the fall and sat out his first season. 

Before Nebraska (West Point Central Catholic HS)
Kreikemeier had a standout prep career at West Point Central Catholic, where he starred at linebacker for Coach Dave Ridder at West Point CC. Kreikemeier totaled 125 tackles, three sacks, an interception and a pair of fumble recoveries on defense as a senior. Offensively, he played tight end and had more than 300 receiving yards and two touchdowns. He also scored four touchdowns as a short-yardage back for the Bluejays to earn honorable-mention Class C-2 all-state recognition.

Kreikemeier also played basketball for the Bluejays, and earned honorable-mention all-state honors from the Omaha World-Herald as a senior. He also participated in track.

He was the first player from West Point Central Catholic to earn a scholarship from the Huskers since Tom Ridder signed with the Huskers in 1974. Dave Ridder also played for Nebraska, originally joining the program as a walk-on before earning a scholarship, and lettering as a defensive end from 1981 to 1983.  

Personal
Micah is the son of Keith and Jodi Kreikemeier and was born on March 12, 1990. A civil engineering major, Kreikemeier earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in December of 2012. He was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll each of his first six semesters, and to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2011 and 2012, and following the spring semester of 2012. Kreikemeier was also involved in NU’s community outreach activities, including school and hospital visits. Kreikemeier’s father, Keith, played for the Huskers as a walk-on from 1981 to 1985.

Career Stats
» Games Played-5 (all in 2012)
» Tackles-3 AT (all in 2012)