Honors & Awards
- Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2009)
- Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll (2011)
Jase Dean contributed on the Huskers' special teams unit throughout his Nebraska career and expanded his role in 2012. After serving on coverage units each of his first three seasons, Dean took over the job as Nebraska's holder as a senior and helped Brett Maher earn All-Big Ten honors as a place-kicker for the second consecutive year.
Dean played in every game as Nebraska's holder and also continued to play a role on the coverage units. His mistake-free work as the holder allowed Maher to connect on 20-of-27 field goals and hit all 59 PAT attempts. Dean also saw limited action as a reserve in the secondary. He finished with two solo tackles, including a one-yard tackle for loss against Idaho State.
Dean played on special teams in four of the season's final five games, but did not have a tackle.
Dean played in 12 games, primarily as a member of the Huskers' punt and kickoff coverage units. He totaled five tackles, including four solo stops. Dean had a single tackle in five games.
2009 (Redshirt Freshman)
Dean played in the first five games before his injury, and had four tackles, including three solo stops. Dean had three tackles against Florida Atlantic, and one stop against Louisiana-Lafayette. He added a fumble caused against the Ragin' Cajuns.
A walk-on, Dean redshirted in 2008.
Before Nebraska (Bridgeport HS)
Dean was coached by Chris Koozer at Bridgeport High School. Dean earned honorable-mention all-state honors in Class C-1. He was also a member of the North Squad during the 2008 Shrine Bowl and was a part of the 2007 Winter Academic All-State team (3.86 GPA).
Jase was born on Aug. 29, 1989, and is the son of Monte and Tammy Dean. He earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2013 after majoring in fisheries and wildlife. He has volunteered his time at the Village Manor Retirement Center and as part of the Huskers’ hospital visits. Dean was a two-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll pick.
Dean's Career Statistics
» Games Played- 35 (5 in 2009; 12 in 2010; 4 in 2011; 14 in 2012)
» Tackles- 9 UT, 2 AT, 11 TT; (3 UT, 1 AT in 2009, 4 UT, 1 AT, 5 TT in 2010; 2 UT in 2012)