Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 245
Year: Redshirt Freshman
City/State: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Skutt Catholic


Honors & Awards

  • Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2009, 2011)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2010)

2011 Outlook
Junior Josh Molek heads into the fall expected to add depth at defensive tackle, helping make the position one of the deepest for the 2011 Huskers. The 6-3, 255-pound Molek will battle for playing time at a spot that includes two-time all-conference performer Jared Crick and returning starter Baker Steinkuhler. An Omaha native, Molek began his career at defensive end, but moved inside to tackle before the 2009 season. 

2010 (Sophomore)
Molek was a reserve defensive tackle, but did not see game action.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman)
Molek was a reserve defensive tackle, but did not see game action.

2008 (Redshirt)
Molek redshirted in his initial season and worked on the scout team defense.

Before Nebraska (Skutt Catholic HS)
Molek was a standout defensive end for coaches B.T. Kracl and Matt Turman at Omaha Skutt Catholic, helping the SkyHawks win the 2005 Class B state championship. As a senior, Molek made the 2007 All-Omaha Metro team, the all-conference team and was a first-team Class B all-state pick by the Omaha World-Herald.

Molek was also honored as part of the 2007 Associated Press All-State team and made honorable-mention all-state according to the Lincoln Journal Star. He played for the South squad in the 2008 Shrine Bowl.

Josh is the son of David and Debra Molek, and was born on Sept. 18, 1989. He is a management major and a four-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll pick. He has volunteered time with the Special Olympics and local school visits.

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