Honors & Awards
• One Letter (2013)
• Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2013)
2013: Christian DeLeon was projected to a be long relief arm for the Huskers in 2013, but instead turned into their Friday-nigh 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) • Was the 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 win 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 losers 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 a 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 a 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 shutout 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-6th innings • Made his Husker debut on Feb. 17 at USC • Went 4.2 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 • Hard throwing 6-4 righty with a fast ball in the low-to-mid 90's • 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 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.