Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012; Spring 2012, 2013)
- Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2010)
Senior Scott Criss is set to compete for playing time on a deep offensive line this fall. The Omaha native began his college career at Wyoming before transferring to Nebraska as a walk-on in 2010. This fall he will battle for playing time at center, where senior Cole Pensick and junior Mark Pelini also return after seeing significant playing time.
Criss is also strong in the classroom, earning a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll three times. Criss is on track to earn his degree in December of 2013.
Criss provided depth at center and appeared in Nebraska's win over Idaho State.
Criss was a reserve on the offensive line, but did not see game action.
Criss transferred before the season and sat out because of NCAA transfer rules.
Before Nebraska (Wyoming/Creighton Prep HS)
Criss redshirted as a freshman at Wyoming in 2009, before transferring to Nebraska as a walk-on prior to the 2010 season.
At Creighton Prep High School, Criss helped lead the Junior Jays to an 11-1 record and a state semifinal appearance in 2008. An all-state selection as a defensive lineman, Criss tallied 37 tackles, three sacks and one interception during his senior season, while also playing on the offensive line for head coach Tom Jaworski. In 2007, Criss earned honorable-mention all-metro honors.
In addition to football, Criss also participated in basketball and track and field at Creighton Prep.
Criss was born on Dec. 28, 1990, and is the son of Steve and Sue Criss. He is majoring in construction management. Criss claimed spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall semester of 2012 and the spring semesters of 2012 and 2013. He also was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll for the 2010 fall semester. Criss has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes and team hospital visits.