Honors & Awards
• Two Letters (2012, 2013)
• Second-Team All-Big Ten (2014)
• Third-Team All-Big Ten (2013)
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2013; Spring 2012, 2013, 2014)
• Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014)
2014: Blake Headley was named second-team All-Big Ten at first base in 2014 after earning third-team honors at third base in 2013 • Led the team with a .323 average on the year with eight doubles, two triples, two homers and 27 RBIs • Was even better during Big Ten play with a .341 average • Ranked second on the team with 21 multi-hit games, including a team-high seven games with three hits • Went a combined 5-for-13 in three games at the NCAA Tournament, including a 3-for-5 performance in a 8-6 comeback win over Binghamton on May 31 • 20th multi-hit game of the year and 35th of his career in a 6-1 win over Michigan at the Big Ten Tournament on May 24, as he was 2-for-4 with a run scored • Hit second homer of the season and third of his career in a 5-1 loss to Illinois on May 16 • Plated a pair of runs on two hits in a 4-1 win at Michigan State on May 12 • Was 2-for-4 in a series opening win at Michigan State on May 10, his 18th multi-hit game of the season • Was 6-for-13 with a pair of doubles and a homer in a series sweep of Penn State at Hawks Field • Went 3-for-5, including a double and his first homer of 2014, along with three RBIs in a series-opening win over Penn State on May 2 • Notched 30th career multi-hit game with a 2-for-3 performance in a 4-1 win at Omaha on April 30 • Was 5-for-6 with a double, two runs and three RBIs in a doubleheader split with Northwestern on April 19 • Drove in the game-winning run in game two of the doubleheader with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth • Went 2-for-4 with a career-high three runs scored to notch his third straight multi-hit game in a 17-6 win over Omaha on April 16 • Produced a career-high tying three hits for the second straight game, including a pair of double, in a 14-5 win over Kansas State • Also stole his third career base in the win over the Wildcats • Went 3-for-5 to post his 25th career multi-hit game in a win at Minnesota on April 13, helping the Huskers sweep the Gophers • Went 1-for-3 with a two-out, two-RBI single in the fourth at Minnesota on April 11 • Scored a run and went 2-for-4 in a win a series-opening win at Minnesota on April 11 • Went 2-for-4 and scored the game-winning run on Tanner Lubach’s walk-off single in a 2-1 win over Ohio State on April 6 • Was 3-for-5 with a career-high three RBIs at Kansas State on March 26 • Came off the bench at Iowa on March 22 after missing eight games with injury • Singled in his first plate appearance • Was 1-for-2 with his second career triple in a 14-7 win over St. John’s on March 9 • Produced his 20th career multi-hit game and fifth of 2014 with a career-high tying three hits, including a double, in a 4-0 win over The Citadel on March 2 • Had a pair of hits in all three games of the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge in Surprise, Ariz. • Hit .462 on the weekend with one double and three RBIs • Scored a pair or runs and drove in a pair against Washington on Feb. 22 • Was 2-for-5 in a 9-2 win over No. 1 Oregon State on Feb. 21 with a run and a RBI • Played two games at first and two games at third during Nebraska’s opening weekend in Tempe, Ariz. • Produced his first career triple in a win over Gonzaga on Feb. 15 and went 2-for-4 the following day against the Zags.
2013: Following an injury to returning starter and 2012 second-team All-Big Ten third baseman Josh Scheffert during Nebraska’s game at Illinois on March 23, Headley took advantage of his opportunity and became the Huskers’ primary third baseman the rest of the season • Earned third-team All-Big Ten honors after hitting .337 in 23 Big Ten games with four doubles and 14 RBIs • Committed just three errors all season, the fewest for any third baseman in the league • During league play, he posted a .424 on-base percentage, which ranked eighth among all players • Hit .284 on the year with six doubles and 25 RBIs • Ended the season with eight hits over six games at the Big Ten Tournament, including a career-high tying three-hit performance for the third time in 2013 against Michigan in the first round • Produced his second career three-hit game in a 7-5 loss to Michigan on May 16 • Stole his second career base in a 12-9 win at Creighton on May 14 • Tied a career high with three walks against No. 16 Indiana on May 5 • Drove in the game’s first run with his fifth double of the season and scored the eventual game-winning run in a 3-1 win over Rutgers on April 29 at the TD Ameritrade Classic • Scored two runs for the fourth time in 2013 in a 12-2 win at Purdue on April 21 to secure a sweep • Started a three-run fifth inning with a double in the first game of a doubleheader sweep at Purdue on April 20 • After losing a nine-game hitting streak in game one of a doubleheader with No. 10 Arkansas on April 16, hit a pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning of game two to break a 1-1 tie • Was his first career homer and the Huskers won the game, 4-2, to sweep the Hogs • Drove in a pair of runs for the third time on the year and the fourth time in his career against Ohio State on April 13 • Posted his first career three-hit game against Ohio State on April 12 in an 11-2 NU win • Was 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI • Produced two hits for the fifth time in six games at Iowa on April 7 • Notched a pair of doubles at Iowa on April 6 in a 12-8 Husker win • Hit the doubles in consecutive innings in the seventh and eighth • Scored a pair of runs for the second-straight game, matching a career high, at Iowa on April 5 in a 12-5 win • Scored a career-high two runs and produced his third-straight multi-hit game with two hits to complete a three-game sweep of Northwestern on March 31 • Had a pair of hits and two RBIs for the second-straight game against Northwestern on March 30 • Posted his first multi-hit game of the year against Northwestern on March 29, including his first career extra-base hit with a double in the seventh • Walked a career-high three times at Illinois on March 23 and scored the eventual game-winning run in a 6-4 win • Tied NU’s game with New Mexico, 5-5, on March 2 with a single • NU plated seven runs in the inning to take a 7-5 lead and eventually won 8-5 • Entered at No. 25 Texas on Feb. 23 as a pinch hitter and tied the game, 2-2, with a two-out single • Played first base for the first time in his career on Feb. 16 at No. 22 Cal State Fullerton.
2012: Headley played in 25 games, including eight starts, as a true freshman in 2012 • Hit .304 (14-for-46) on the season with six RBIs and one stolen base • Came off the bench to play shortstop and went 1-for-3 at the plate against CSU Bakersfield on April 28 • Started at shortstop and went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a 4-1 win over Creighton at TD Ameritrade Park on April 24 • Put together a four-game hitting streak from March 13 to March 20, including a 2-for-5 performance and two RBIs in a start against South Dakota State on March 13 • Started at third base and was 2-for-5 at the plate with an RBI and one run scored against Minnesota in the final game of the Dairy Queen Classic at the Metrodome • Earned his first career start and picked up his first career hit against Gonzaga in Peoria, Ariz., on Feb. 19 • Made his collegiate debut off the bench in the season opener at third base against Gonzaga on Feb. 17.
Before Nebraska: A first-team All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha World-Herald, Headley played for Coach Greg Geary at Millard South High School • Carried his team to the No. 2 seed at the 2011 Nebraska State Tournament with a 28-4 record, but lost to No. 7 Omaha Westside in the first round • Hit .406 during the summer with team highs in RBIs (67), home runs (6) and doubles (19), while also tying for the team lead in triples (4) • Led his team to a second straight third-place finish at the state tournament as a junior in 2010 with .415 average, six home runs, 16 doubles and six triples • Played quarterback on Millard South’s 13-0 state championship football team in 2009 and runner-up team in 2010.
Personal: Born on May 7, 1993 in Omaha, Neb. • Parents are Tony and Linda Headley • Has one sister, Brooke • Major is criminology and criminal justice