Redshirt freshman Todd Peat Jr. will look to return to full health this fall and compete for playing time on the interior of the Nebraska defensive line. The 6-3, 305-pound Peat missed all of spring practice because of a back injury, but he is among a group of players who could push for playing time at a positiion led by two-year returning starter Baker Steinkuhler. Peat redshirted in his first year in the program in 2011.
Peat redshirted and worked on the scout team defense.
Before Nebraska (Corona del Sol HS)
Peat had a standout prep career at Corona Del Sol High School in Tempe, Ariz. He had more than 60 tackles as a senior while anchoring the defense. For his play, Peat was a first-team all-region selection and second-team Class 5A all-state pick.
Peat earned all-region and second-team all-state accolades during his junior season when he recorded 31 tackles and a pair of sacks. He was also a dominant performer in 2008 as a sophomore with more than 65 tackles, including 17 stops behind the line of scrimmage.
Peat participated in the U.S. Army All-America game in San Antonio, and was ranked among the top 10 players in Arizona by Rivals.com. Rivals also listed him among the top 200 overall prospects in the nation and as one of the top 20 defensive tackles. Peat also visited Arizona State and Oregon State and had offers from Alabama, Miami, Stanford and Arizona among others.
Todd is the son of Todd Sr. and Jana Peat, and he was born on Sept. 27, 1992. He has not declared a major. Peat has volunteerd his time at the Belmont Rec Center, Husker Heroes and Beattie Elementary. Peat’s father played at Northern Illinois and went on to play six seasons in the NFL as an offensive guard. He played three seasons with the Cardinals and three with the Raiders, making 36 career starts. Peat’s younger brother, Andrus, is a freshman offensive lineman at Stanford.