Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013, 2014; Spring 2015)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Award (2014)
» Tom Obsorne Citizenship Award (2014)
Sophomore A.J. Natter has an opportunity to earn playing time at defensive end in 2015. The 6-5, 250-pound Natter has the prototypical size and strength to be an effective defensive end in the Big Ten Conference. He has been limited throughout the past year because of a knee injury, but is back to full strength heading into the season.
Nebraska returns veterans Greg McMullen and Jack Gangwish at end for 2015, but the opportunity is available for Natter to earn playing time behind that duo.
2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Natter saw action in wins over Florida Atlantic, Fresno State and Illinois. He had one tackle against Florida Atlantic.
Natter redshirted in his first season in the program.
Before Nebraska (Milton HS)
Natter was Nebraska’s first scholarship signee from Wisconsin since 1997, and was a three-year standout for Jeff Bachinski at Milton High School. As a senior, Natter had 43 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks, while also recording two fumbles in eight games. His play earned Natter first-team all-state honors from the Wisconsin Football Coaches Association, while he was a second-team all-state pick by the Associated Press. Natter was named a semifinalist for the Tim Krumrie award given to the state of Wisconsin’s top senior defensive lineman.
Natter had 80 tackles, including 21 tackles for loss and eight sacks, while also blocking two kicks as a junior. He earned honorable-mention all-state accolades from the WFCA, and picked up all-region and all-conference honors. Natter started as a sophomore in 2010 and helped Milton High to the state playoffs. Natter had 55 tackles and 10 sacks to earn second-team all-conference honors. Natter was ranked as the top prospect in Wisconsin according to the 247 Sports composite rankings, Natter was a concensus choice as one of the nation’s top 25 defensive ends. Natter only visited Nebraska, but had offers from Iowa, Michigan State, Missouri, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Purdue among others.
The son of David and Beth Natter, A.J. was born on Oct. 8, 1994. He is majoring in business administration and is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Natter has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, Belmont Community Center and team hospital outreach events. He was a member of the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2014.
» Games Played – 3 in 2014
» Tackles – 1 AT in 2014