native of Scottsbluff, Neb., Michael Hoppes (pronounced Hop-us) joined the Huskers with three seasons of eligibility after playing one season at Iowa Western CC • Missed the 2012 season after having Tommy John surgery in December of 2011 • Saw
action in 12 games as a freshman for the Reivers • Posted a 5-3 record in 32.1
innings of works, while fanning 31 batters • Helped the Reivers win Region XI
and the Northern District, as well as a third-place finish at the NJCAA World
Series • Was a Rawlings/Perfect Game USA Central Region honorable mention pick
in 2010 • Played America Legion baseball for the Westco Zephyrs under coach
Mike Moran • Posted a career ERA of 3.88 for the Zephyrs with 90 strikeouts in 50.0 innings of work • Placed 14th
in Class B at the 2010 state golf tournament to help Scottsbluff win the team
title • Chose Nebraska over Creighton, Western Kentucky and the University of
Illinois at Chicago.
on Oct. 9, 1991 in Scottsbluff, Neb. • Parents are Brett and Lori Hoppes •
Has one sister, Emily • Major is fisheries and wildlife.