Honors & Awards
• Two Letters (2012, 2013)
• Third-Team All-Big Ten (2013)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2013)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011; Spring 2012, 2013)
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, Blake 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