|Hometown:||La Vista, Neb.|
|High School:||Papillion-La Vista|
Honors & Awards
- Two Letters (2013, 2014)
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012)
2013: Placzek played in 15 games as a true freshman in 2013, including four starts • Picked up his first multi-hit game as a Husker on May 14 against Creighton at TD Ameritrade Park • Led off the sixth inning with a pinch-hit double off the left-field wall, his first career extra-base hit • After being HBP in the seventh, he drove in his first run as a Husker with a two-out RBI single in the ninth that extended NU’s lead over the Jays to 12-9 • Entered Nebraska’s game with Northwestern on March 29 as a defensive replacement in the top of the 10th and ended up going 1-for-3, as the Huskers won the five-hour game, 10-9, in 16 innings • Made his first career start and picked up his first career hit in the first game of a double-header at No. 22 Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 16 • Notched a one-out single in the bottom of the fifth against the Titans.
Before Nebraska: A first-team All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha World-Herald and first-team Super-State pick by the Lincoln Journal Star in 2012, Placzek joined the Huskers from Papillion-La Vista High School where he was coached by Jim Thomas • The Monarchs’ shortstop hit .417 as a senior, while leading the team in runs (36) and was second in RBIs (30) • Handled the bat well with only seven strikeouts during his senior season • Finished his career as a four-year letterwinner in baseball with a career batting average of .410 • Played American Legion ball for Pinnacle Bank Post 32, also under the direction of Thomas • Hit .426 with 78 hits, including 31 doubles, six triples and nine home runs, while notching 54 RBIs.
Personal: Born on Aug. 15, 1994 in Omaha, Neb. • Parents are Jim and Lori Placzek • Has three sisters, Abbi, Kirsten and Sarah • Majoring in communication studies.