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Jeff Chesnut
Player Profile:
Jeff Chesnut 875543
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 180
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Millard South

Honors & Awards

  • Three Letters (2013, 2014, 2015)
  • Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week (3/30/15)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014; Spring 2014, 2015)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)
2014: Jeff Chesnut made 15 appearances, all out of the bullpen, for the Huskers in 2014 • Finished the year with a 3.24 ERA in 16.2 innings of work • Tossed a pair of scoreless innings of relief, while allowing one hit, in a 7-6 win over Ohio State in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on May 21 • Was his first appearance since April 9 after missing most of April and May with a virus • Threw 2.0 innings of scoreless relief against St. John’s in a 12-4 win on March 7 • Tagged with the loss against Utah on Feb. 23 • Gave up one run on four hits over 2.1 innings, while striking out one • Was nearly perfect out of the bullpen for the Huskers during the season-opening weekend at the Husker Classic in Tempe, Ariz. • Worked 3.2 shutout innings over two appearances, allowing just one hit and one walk.  

2013: Chesnut primarily worked out of the bullpen as a freshman in 2013, while also making two mid-week starts for the Huskers • Threw 25.2 innings over 16 appearances, including six appearances during Big Ten play and two appearances at the Big Ten Tournament • Took his only loss of the year in a 2-1 defeat to Indiana in the title game of the Big Ten Tournament on May 26 • Threw 1.0 inning of perfect relief in a 5-0 win that eliminated Ohio State from the conference tournament on May 25 • Worked 1.0 inning in a 8-0 victory at Minnesota on May 12, notching one strikeout • Picked up his second win of the season in the second game of a doubleheader sweep at Purdue on April 20 • Posted 2.0 innings of no-hit relief, while matching a season high with three strikeouts • During a six-appearance stretch from April 2-24, gave up just one run, including no earned runs, over 8.0 innings of work • Started at No. 8 Cal State Fullerton on March 20 • Lasted 3.0 innings against the Titans, giving up two runs on two hits • Made his first career start against Northern Colorado on March 6 at Hawks Field • Earned his first career win in the 5-1 victory, as he notched a season-high three strikeouts, while giving up one run on one hit over 4.0 innings • Made his Husker debut at Bakersfield on Feb. 15 in the season opener • Gave up two runs and three hits over 2.0 innings.

Before Nebraska: Chesnut joined the Huskers from Millard South High School, where he was a three-year letterwinnner under Coach Greg Geary • Was a Class A All-Nebraska honorable-mention pick by the Omaha World-Herald in 2012 • Threw four no-hitters in 2012, including a 13-strikeout performance against Bellevue East • Was a leader offensively as well with a team-high seven home runs • Helped Millard South to the No. 6 seed at the 2012 Class A state tournament, where the Patriots upset No. 3 seed Omaha Westside in the first round • Was picked to play in the 40th annual Orcutt-Collin Memorial Game • Chose Nebraska over Nebraska-Omaha, New Mexico State and Northern Colorado.

Personal: Born on Aug. 28, 1993 in Omaha, Neb. • Parents are Kevin and Susan Chesnut • Has one sister, Ashley, and two brothers, Trevor and Tyler • Majoring in journalism.
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