A.J.

Natter

A.J.NatterZoom

#45

Defensive End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 250
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Milton, Wis.
High School: Milton
Major: Management & Marketing

Bio

Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2016)
» Eight-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014, 2016, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2016, 2017)

A.J. Natter provided depth on the Husker defensive line, before injury cut his Nebraska career short and kept him on the sidelines as a senior in 2017. Prior to his injury, Natter was a key reserve on the defensive front throughout his Nebraska carer. Natter was a 2016 Academic All-Big Ten selection. A management/marketing major, Natter earned his degree in December of 2017. 

2017 (Senior)
Natter did not participate during his senior season because of injury.

2016 (Junior)
Natter played in six games as a reserve defensive end. He had a pair of tackles, including a solo stop against Fresno State and an assist against Maryland. 

2015 (Sophomore)
Natter was a reserve defensive end and saw action against South Alabama and Minnesota. He had a solo tackle against South Alabama.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Natter saw action in wins over Florida Atlantic, Fresno State and Illinois. He had one tackle against Florida Atlantic.

2013 (Redshirt)
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.

Personal
The son of David and Beth Natter, A.J. was born on Oct. 8, 1994. He was an eight-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Natter has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline, the People’s City Mission, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, Belmont Community Center and team hospital outreach events. He is a three-time member of both the Brook Berringer Citizenship and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams.

Career Statistics
Games Played--11 (3 in 2014, 2 in 2015, 6 in 2016)
Tackles--4 (1 in 2014, 1 in 2015, 2 in 2016)

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