Honors & Awards
• Two Letters (2013, 2014)
• Second-Team All-Big Ten (2014)
• Big Ten Pitcher of the Week (2/24/14)
• Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2013)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2013, 2014)
2014: Christian DeLeon was named second-team All-Big Ten in 2014 after going 5-2 on the year, including 3-0 during Big Ten play with a 1.34 ERA and two complete games • Finished his two-year career at Nebraska with a 12-6 record and a 2.86 ERA in 25 starts, including three complete games • Struck out 85 and walked 31 in 173 innings of work • Missed the last three weeks of the regular season and the entire postseason with a bicep strain • Lasted 5.1 innings at Michigan on April 25, but improved to 5-2 on the year • Had to throw 94 pitches on the night, but only gave up one run on six hits and two walks, with 34 pitches coming in the second inning • Gave NU 9.0 innings for the third straight start, but didn’t factor into the decision as the game went to extras and Northwestern won in 12 innings, 2-1 • Went the distance for the second straight week in a 5-2 win at Minnesota on April 12 • Became the first Husker pitcher to notch consecutive complete games since Erik Bird threw back-to-back complete games against New Mexico and Baylor during the 2009 season • Allowed four hits on the afternoon, with only two coming after the second inning • Gave up a two-out solo home run to Bobby Juan in the second and then didn’t allow another hit until Jordan Smith hit a one-out double in the ninth • Retired the Gophers in order in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings • Posted his first 9.0-inning complete game in a 3-2 victory over Ohio State in Nebraska’s Big Ten home opener on April 4, had thrown an 8.0-inning complete game in a loss at Louisiana Tech in 2013 • Threw a career-high 119 pitches in the win over OSU, allowing eight hits and two walks, while striking out six Buckeyes • Took the loss to UNLV on March 28 after giving up four runs on seven hits over 7.2 innings in a 5-2 defeat • Went 8.0 for the second straight start at Iowa on March 21, allowing six hits and no walks • Was in line for the win when he left against the Hawkeyes with a 1-0 lead, but bullpen gave up two runs in the ninth • Improved to 2-1 on the year with 8.0 innings of work against No. 25 UC Irvine in the first game of a doubleheader sweep on March 15 • Gave up three runs (two earned) on eight hits and only one walk • Was in line for the win against St. John’s on March 8 with a 6-3 lead after 6.0 innings of work, but bullpen allowed the Red Storm to tie the game in the top of the seventh • Gave up five runs on eight hits at The Citadel on Feb. 28, but four of the five runs came on four hits from the Bulldogs’ first four batters in the bottom of the first inning • Gave up one run on four hits over his next 6.0 innings of work and tied a career high with seven strikeouts • Set the tone in a 9-2 win over No. 1 Oregon State on Feb. 21 • Gave the Huskers 7.0 strong innings against the Beavers • Gave up just one unearned run on four hits and one walk, while striking out five • Retired the first six batters he faced and produced a perfect 1-2-3 inning five times on the afternoon against OSU • Lasted just 4.1 innings in the season opener against Pacific on Feb. 14 at Tempe Diablo Stadium, allowing three runs on seven hits and three walks • Tied his career low for innings pitched in a start • Didn’t factor into the decision, a game the Huskers won, 5-3.
2013: DeLeon was pojected to a be long reliever for the Huskers in 2013, but instead turned into their Friday-night starter • Went at least 6.0 innings in 12 of his 14 starts, including 7.0 or more innings seven times and 8.0 innings four times • Led Nebraska in wins (7), innings pitched (92.2), strikeouts (46) and starts (14) • Most innings thrown by a Husker since Michael Mariot threw 95.2 innings in 2010 • Tied Minnesota’s DJ Snelton and Michigan’s Matt Ogden for the most wins during Big Ten Conference play with five each • Ended the year with a 7-4 record and a 3.21 ERA • Earned a spot on the Big Ten All-Tournament team after throwing 8.0 shutout innings against Ohio State in an elimination game on May 25 • Gave up five hits and two walks to the Buckeyes in a 5-0 Husker win two days after OSU knocked the Huskers into the loser’s bracket with a 3-2 win in the second round of the tournament • Snapped a two-game losing streak with a win at Minnesota on May 10 • Threw 6.0 shutout innings, giving up three hits, before Dylan Vogt finished off the shutout in a 6-0 NU win • Dropped his second straight start on May 4 in an 8-6 loss to No. 16 Indiana • Went 7.0 innings, giving up five runs (four earned) on 10 hits and no walks • Lost his first game in over a month with a 5-3 loss to Creighton at the TD Ameritrade Classic on April 26 • Gave up four runs on 10 hits and no walks, while striking out three Jays • Improved to 5-2 on the year and 4-0 during Big Ten play with a win at Purdue on April 20 • Went 8.0 innings for the third time in 2013 in an 11-2 win against Ohio State on April 12 • Gave up two runs on eight hits and no walks, while striking out five Buckeyes • Faced more than four Buckeyes in an inning just once on the night • Threw 6.0 innings at Iowa on April 5, giving up three runs on 10 hits and two walks, while striking out five • Gave up eight hits in the first 3.0 innings, but just two hits over his final 3.0 innings of work • Had his shortest start of the season in NU’s Big Ten home opener against Northwestern on March 29 • Lasted just 4.1 innings, giving up seven runs on eight hits • Huskers won the game 10-9 in 16 innings • Evened his record at 2-2 with a win at Illinois in Nebraska’s Big Ten opener March 22 • Went 7.0 innings, giving up five runs on 11 hits and no walks, while striking out three • Gave up a pair of runs in the first inning at UC Irvine on March 15 and then shut out the Anteaters over the next 5.1 innings • Was tagged with the loss in a 2-1 defeat • Pitched 8.0 innings for the second straight start and gave up just two runs on six hits, but took the loss as the Husker bats only scored one run at Louisiana Tech on March 9 • Pitched 8.0 shutout innings and struck out five against New Mexico on March 3, carrying Nebraska to a 3-0 win and a two-game sweep of the Lobos • Started against No. 25 Texas on Feb. 23 and went 6.0 innings in a no decision • Posted a career-high seven strikeouts, including four straight at one time • Retired 10-straight Longhorns from the 3rd through 6th innings • Made his debut on Feb. 17 at USC • Went 4.2 innings in a short start and didn’t factor into the decision.
Before Nebraska: DeLeon joined Nebraska after playing his sophomore season at Blinn CC in Brenham, Texas • Played his freshman season at North Central Texas College in Gainesville, Texas, after finishing his prep career at Foster High School in Richmond, Texas • Ranked third on the team in 2012 with 49.0 innings of work • Struck out 52, while walking 14, on his way to a 3-5 record and a 4.04 ERA • Saw action in 11 games in 2011, with 22 strikeouts in 36.0 innings of work • Was named the Texas District 23-4A Most Outstanding Pitcher by the Houston Chronicle as a senior at Foster • Earned second-team honors as a sophomore • Played shortstop for the Lamar National Little League team out of Richmond, Texas, that played in the 2004 Little League World Series • Fell to Conejo Valley East out of Thousand Oaks, Calif., in the United States Championship game (4-0) • Went on to beat Mexico by a score of 5-0 in the consolation game • Chose Nebraska over Houston.
Personal: Born on May 21, 1992 in Houston, Texas • Mother is Tammy Morgan • Has two sisters, Misty and Krystal • Major is marketing.