Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
Redshirt freshman Robby Painter will enter fall practice looking to earn playing time on a veteran Nebraska offensive line. The 6-4, 275-pound Painter worked this spring at offensive tackle, a spot where Nebraska returns three seniors with extensive playing experience. A walk-on from Colorado, Painter has packed on more than 25 pounds of muscle since his arrival at Nebraska.
Robby Painter redshirted his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Grandview HS)
Painter joined NU as a walk-on from Grandview High School, one of the top 5A prep programs in Colorado. The 6-4, 250-pound Painter helped Grandview reach the semifinals of the Class 5A state playoffs in both 2010 and 2011. In 2011, Painter was a team captain and his play helped Grandview to an 11-2 record, with an offense that averaged nearly 200 rushing yards per game. Painter also made 12 tackles and had a sack on defense. In 2010, Painter helped Grandview to a 9-5 record and a trip to the semifinals. Painter was committed to a scholarship at Eastern Washington, and also had offers from UNLV, Northern Colorado and Colorado School of Mines.
Robby was born on Oct. 8, 1993, and is the son of John and Jan Painter.