Sophomore Max Pirman has made steady strides in the Nebraska weight room throughout his time in Lincoln and will look to make a push for action at linebacker in 2013. The linebacking corps will feature fresh faces this fall after three fifth-year seniors completed their eligibility in 2012.
The 6-5, 230-pound Pirman spent the spring working primarily at the Buck linebacker spot, but has the versatility to play multiple spots.
2012 (Redshirt Freshman)
Pirman added depth at linebacker, but did not play in a game.
Pirman redshirted and worked on the scout team defensive unit.
Before Nebraska (Orrville HS)
Pirman was one of two Ohio prep standouts in the 2011 class, and starred at Orrville High School. Despite battling injuries throughout his senior season, Pirman had seven sacks from his linebacker spot for Coach Doug DaVault. Pirman’s play helped his school to a 10-4 record and a trip to the Division IV state semifinals.
During Pirman’s junior season, Orrville posted a 9-4 record and advanced to the regional finals. Pirman also battled injuries during that year, but was among the team defensive leaders during the state playoffs. Pirman originally committed to Indiana, but switched to Nebraska. In addition to the Hoosiers, Pirman also had numerous other offers, including Kansas and Ohio.
Pirman was regarded as one of the top 40 prospects in Ohio by Rivals and among the top 60 outside linebacker prospects nationally by both Rivals and ESPN.
Max was born on April 5, 1992, and is the son of Terry and Lynette Pirman. He is majoring in nutrition, exercise and health science. He has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes and local hospital and school visits.