Place Kicker
Other Position Punter
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Pierce, Neb.
High School: Pierce


  • 2005 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team
  • Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2004, 2005)
  • 2003 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll

2005 Outlook
Sophomore Eric Lueshen has served as a reserve place-kicker the past two seasons, but after a strong performance in spring practice finds himself in the mix for kicking duty this fall. Nebraska graduated senior Sandro DeAngelis in 2004, while David Dyches will return for his junior season after starting parts of the past two seasons. Lueshen is accomplished off the field, being named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll three times at Nebraska. He was also named to the 2005 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team for his community outreach work.

2004 (Redshirt Freshman)
Lueshen was a backup to Dyches and DeAngelis, but did not play in a game.

2004 (Redshirt)
A walk-on, Lueshen redshirted in his first season at Nebraska.

Before Nebraska (Pierce HS)
Lueshen was a two-sport athlete at Pierce High School. In football, he served primarily as a place-kicker, but also contributed at tight end, split end and outside linebacker. He was a teammate of senior tight end Matt Herian, and helped Pierce to a pair of state runner-up finishes. Lueshen earned academic all-state honors his junior and senior years. He also lettered four times in track and field, and claimed a medal in the high jump at the 2003 Class B state track meet. He was an honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society.

The son of Kerwin and Beverley Lueshen, Eric was born on Aug. 1, 1984. Lueshen carries a 3.169 cumulative grade-point average in chemical engineering. Lueshen is extremely active in community outreach, volunteering his time with local hospital visits, Homestead Health Care and American Education Week.

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