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Chris Weber
Player Profile:
Chris Weber 1075852
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 220
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Elkhorn

Honors & Awards
» Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2015, 2016)
» CoSIDA Academic All-District VII (2015)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015)
» Nebraska Walk-on of the Year (2015)

» Six-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016)

2016 Outlook
Linebacker Chris Weber made a name for himself in the Blackshirt defense as a sophomore in 2015. The Husker linebackers were beset by injuries for much of the season, and Weber responded by stepping into a leading role at middle linebacker for several weeks in the first half of the season.

The 6-3, 230-pound Weber returns for his junior season in 2016 as part of a talented group of linebackers. He and fellow Nebraska native Josh Banderas figure to man the MIKE linebacker spot, providing the defense with two players capable of anchoring the middle of the NU defense. Originally a walk-on from Elkhorn High School, Weber was placed on scholarship in January of 2016.

Weber has distinguished himself off the field. He is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. He was a CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree in 2015. Weber carries a 3.957 cumulative grade-point average in nutrition science, and will be a strong contender for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 2016.

2015 (Sophomore)
Weber played in 10 games with four starts as the Nebraska linebacking corps battled through a series of injuries. Weber missed three games during Big Ten play with a shoulder injury. Weber finished the season with 49 tackles and had five tackles for loss. He had a pair of double-figure tackle games and six or more tackles four times.

In his first career start against South Alabama, Weber had six ttackles and a fumble recovery. He had a team-high 12 tackles and two tackles for loss against Southern Miss, while adding a hurry and a breakup in the game. A week later, he had a Nebraska season high 17 tackles at Illinois, including three tackles for loss. His 17 tackles were the most by a Husker in two seasons.

He added seven tackles a week later against Wisconsin, but missed the next three games with an injury. Weber made two tackles in each of the final three regular-season games, and had one tackle in the bowl game.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Weber saw action in every game and made six tackles. He made four of his tackles on special teams, while adding two tackles on defense at Fresno State.

2013 (Redshirt)
A walk-on, Weber redshirted in his first season in 2013.

Before Nebraska (Elkhorn HS)
Weber was a defensive standout and contributed on offense for Coach Mark Wortman’s Elkhorn team, helping the Antlers to the Class B quarterfinals in 2012. Weber had 121 tackles, including 66 solo stops, and four quarterback sacks as a senior. On offense, he caught 18 passes for 338 yards and two touchdowns. Weber was a second-team All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha-World Herald and earned first-team Class B all-state honors from both the World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star.

Weber was also a member of Elkhorn’s 2011 Class B state title team. A recipient of a UNL Regents Scholarship, Weber had recruiting interest from North Dakota State and South Dakota State before choosing to walk on.

Personal
The son of Tom and Cindy Weber, Chris was born on Jan. 25, 1995. He is majoring in nutrition, exercise and health science and has made the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his first six semesters. Weber has been named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams the past three years for his extensive community outreach work. Weber has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital and numerous other outreach events.

Weber's Career Statistics

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Year

G/S

UT

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TFL

Sacks

C-R

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PBU

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2013           Redshirt          
2014 13/0 3 3 6 0-0 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0  0
 2015  10/4 19 30 49 5-10 0.0-0 0-1 0 2 0 2
Totals  23/4 22
33
55
5-10 0.0-0 0-1 2
0 2

Single-Game Highs

» Tackles - 17 at Illinois (2015)
» Tackles for Loss - 3 at Illinois (2015)

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