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#59 Colby Starkebaum
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Freshman
City/State: Sterling, Colo.
High School: Sterling

Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2009)

Fifth-year senior Colby Starkebaum worked his way into a role on the Huskers’ special teams units in his final season at Nebraska. Starkebaum was one of Nebraska’s top performers on kickoff coverage, helping the Huskers field one of the Big Ten’s top units in that area.

Starkebaum finished the year with six tackles, while playing in every game. Starkebaum was one of seven former walk-ons awarded a scholarship before the start of the 2013 season. He was one of 19 Nebraska seniors to play in the Gator Bowl as a graduate after earning his degree in December.

2013 (Senior)
Starkebaum played in every game on special teams while adding depth at linebacker. He made five of his six tackles on special teams, including two solo stops at Purdue. He added a tackle at linebacker against Southern Miss.

2012 (Junior)
Starkebaum played against Idaho State, but did not record a tackle.

2011 (Sophomore)
Starkebaum was a reserve linebacker, but did not see game action.

2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Starkebaum added depth at linebacker, but did not appear in a game.

2009 (Redshirt)
Starkebaum redshirted and worked on the scout team.

Before Nebraska (Sterling HS)
Starkebaum was a standout two-way performer as a running back and linebacker for Coach Mark Bauder. Starkebaum's play earned him honorable-mention Class 3A all-state honors from the Rocky Mountain News. He was also a member of the wrestling team and a standout track performer in the long and triple jump. As a junior, Starkebaum finished eighth in the triple jump at the state championships and went on to claim fifth as a senior.

Personal
Colby is the son of John and Julia Starkebaum, and he was born on May 25, 1990. An agronomy major, he was named to the 2009 Big 12 Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Starkebaum's Career Statistics
» Games Played -- 14 (1 in 2012; 13 in 2013)
» Tackles -- 3 solo, 3 assisted, 6 total (all in 2013)