|High School:||Vista Murrieta|
Junior Corey Whitaker will enter the 2015 season with hopes of earning playing time on the offensive line. Whitaker spent the spring working at offensive guard, a position where Nebraska graduated both of its starters from the 2014 season. The 6-4, 290-pound Whitaker has been hampered by injuries throughout his career, missing the entire 2014 season with a knee injury.
Whitaker suffered a knee injury during fall camp and missed the 2014 season.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Whitaker added depth on the offensive line, but did not play in a game.
Whitaker suffered a knee injury in his first season in the program and redshirted.
Before Nebraska (Vista Murrieta HS)
Whitaker helped fuel a prolific offense that led Coach Coley Candaele’s team to the finals of the CIF Southern Section Inland playoffs in both 2010 and 2011. In Whitaker’s senior year, Vista Murrieta finished with a 10-4 record, with all four losses by forfeit, and it capped its season with a 35-28 victory over Corona Centennial in the playoff finals. Whitaker’s play helped the offense average 235.9 rushing yards and 37.0 points per game.
As a junior, Whitaker paved the way for an offense that averaged 38.8 points and better than 200 rushing yards per game en route to a 12-2 record and a berth in the finals of the CIF Southern Section playoffs. He was a two-time first-team all-league, All-CIF and All-Valley selection. Whitaker was regarded as one of the nation’s top 100 offensive line prospects by 247 Sports. Whitaker also drew heavy interest from Oregon, visited Nevada and San Jose State, and had offers from Fresno State and San Diego State among others.
Whitaker was born on Feb. 14, 1994, and is the son of Corey Whitaker and Tammy Reisdorph. Whitaker is a business administration major. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline and community rec center outreach events.