Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013)
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Sophomore Robby Painter will look to earn playing time on the offensive line in the 2014 season after adding depth last fall. The 6-4, 280-pound Painter spent the majority of the spring working at offensive tackle, a position where Nebraska lost three veteran seniors from the 2013 team. A walk-on from Colorado, Painter has packed on more than 30 pounds of muscle since his arrival at Nebraska.
Painter added depth in the offensive line, but did not play in a game.
Painter redshirted his first season at Nebraska and worked on the scout team.
Before Nebraska (Grandview HS)
Painter joined NU as a walk-on from Grandview High School, one of the top 5A prep programs in Colorado. Painter helped Grandview reach the semifinals of the Class 5A state playoffs in both 2010 and 2011. As a senior, 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. He is a mechanical engineering major and has twice been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Uplifting Athletes and team hospital visits.