Honors & Awards

  • Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2011)
  • Cletus Fischer Native Son Award (2011)
  • AFCA Good Works Team (1 of 11, 2011)
  • First-Team All-American (Rivals.com, 2010)
  • Second-Team All-American (AP, CBSSports.com, SI.com, 2010)
  • Rotary Lombardi Award Semifinalist (1 of 12, 2010)
  • Lott Trophy Quarterfinalist (1 of 23, 2010)
  • First-Team All-Big 12 (Unanimous, 2010)
  • First-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches, 2009)
  • Second-Team All-Big 12 (AP, KC Star, SA Express-News, Dallas Morning News, Rivals.com, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2009)
  • Walter Camp and Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week (at Baylor, 2009)
  • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (at Baylor, 2009)
  • NU Single-Game Records for Sacks (5) and TFLs (7) (at Baylor, 2009)
  • Two-time Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2010, 2011) 
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2010) 
  • Brook Berringer Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Jared Crick had one of the most productive careers in Nebraska football history cut short in 2011, when he suffered a season-ending injury in the sixth game of his senior campaign. The torn pectoral muscle sidelined him for the rest of the 2011 season, but Crick stayed an important part of the team by playing a leadership role from the sidelines for a young defensive line.

Although he was not able to finish his senior season on the field, Crick left a lasting mark on the Hsuker football program. He made 22 tackles in 2011, including three tackles for loss and a sack, pushing his career totals to 167 career tackles, 35 tackles for loss and 20 sacks. Crick finished in the top 10 on Nebraska's career sacks list and just outside of the top 10 in career tackles for loss. His overall tackle total also ranked among the top 10 among interior defensive linemen in school history.

The injury prevented Crick from earning honors on the field in 2011, but he was one of 11 FBS Division players named to the Allstate Good Works Team, Crick also received Nebraska's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. He completed his degree in history in August of 2011.

2011 (Senior)
Crick played in five games and had 22 tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack against Washington. He had five tackles, including two TFLs, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry in the opener against Chattanooga. He had a season-high six tackles including a sack against Washington, but was injured late in the game forcing him to miss the Wyoming contest the following week. Crick returned at Wisconsin and had five tackles and a blocked extra point. He made three tackles against Ohio State in his final career game.

2010 (Junior)
Crick started all 14 games for a Nebraska defense that ranked among the top 12 nationally in scoring defense, total defense and pass defense. Crick led the team with 9.5 sacks and 17 tackles for loss and his sack total was second in the Big 12.

Crick recorded a total of 70 tackles, including 36 solo stops, and his 5.0 tackles per game were the most among all Big 12 defensive linemen. He had six games with at least five tackles and had a tackle for loss in nine games, including seven of the season's final eight contests.

Crick posted his first big game of the year against Idaho, racking up 2.5 sacks for 30 yards and four tackles for loss. In a win at Oklahoma State, Crick had four tackles and a 10-yard sack as the Huskers corraled the high octane OSU offense in the second half. Crick had eight tackles, a seven-yard sack, two tackles for loss and two hurries as the Blackshirts dominated in a key win over seventh-ranked Missouri.

In a win at Iowa State, Crick had a tackle for loss and forced a fumble that stopped a Cyclone threat. He had a season-high nine tackles, including a pair of sacks in a 20-3 win over Kansas when NU limited the Jayhawks to less than 100 total yards. Crick had seven tackles, including three tackles for loss and split a pair of sacks as NU held Texas A&M to just nine points. He broke up two passes in the regular-season finale against Colorado.

Crick recorded his third multi-sack game of the season against Oklahoma, racking up two sacks for 22 yards as part of a three-tackle day while also adding a pass breakup. He finished the year with seven solo tackles, including a tackle for loss in the Holiday Bowl.

2009 (Sophomore)
Crick posted 73 tackles, including 15 tackles for loss and 9.5 sacks. His sack total ranked second on the team behind Suh and sixth in the Big 12, while his 15 tackles for loss were third on the team. Crick also had 16 quarterback hurries, four breakups and forced a pair of fumbles. In the conference statistics, Crick was second only to Suh in tackles per game among all Big 12 interior defensive linemen, averaging 5.2 per contest.

His most memorable game came at Baylor when Crick made a Nebraska record five sacks and tied the school record with seven tackles for loss. His sack total was the most in the country in 2009, edging out Suh's 4.5 sacks against Texas. For his effort in that game, Crick was the national and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week.

Crick opened the year with three tackles, his first career TFL and a blocked field goal against Florida Atlantic. He made five tackles and had his first career sack against Arkansas State. At Virginia Tech, Crick helped the front four dominate the Hokie offense with seven tackles, a sack, a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry.

In the Big 12 opener at Missouri, Crick had seven tackles, a nine-yard sack and recovered a fumble. He had five tackles, two tackles for loss and a sack against Texas Tech, while also posting three quarterback hurries. He added eight tackles and three quarterback hurries against Iowa State before his record-setting day at Baylor. In addition to his school record sack and tackle for loss totals, Crick also had a career-high 13 tackles, the most by an NU defensive tackle in seven seasons. He also had a fumble recovery and a pass breakup.

Crick made eight tackles, two tackles for loss, shared a sack and had three hurries in a 10-3 win over Oklahoma. He posted five tackles against Kansas State, and had three tackles, shared a sack and added two hurries in the Big 12 title game against Texas. Crick capped the year with three tackles in the Holiday Bowl shutout of Arizona.

2008 (Redshirt Freshman)
Crick played in nine games as a reserve defensive tackle and made two tackles, a solo stop against New Mexico State and an assist at Oklahoma. He added a pass breakup against Western Michigan.

2007 (Redshirt)
Crick redshirted in 2007 and after working as a defensive end on the scout team, he moved inside to tackle in the spring of 2008.

Before Nebraska (Cozad HS)
Crick earned second-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald and second-team Super-State honors from the Lincoln Journal Star as a senior, while earning first-team Class B honors from both papers. His performance helped Cozad and Coach Ron Bubak compile an 8-3 record and reach the second round of the Class B state playoffs in 2006.

Crick made 68 tackles as a defensive end, including six tackles for loss. Crick also played tight end and caught 15 passes for 284 yards and four touchdowns. Crick recorded 75 tackles and five sacks as a junior en route to Class C-1 all-state honors from the Omaha World-Herald and honorable-mention all-state accolades from the Lincoln Journal Star. Crick participated in the East Meets West All-American Game in Florida.

Crick also led the basketball team in scoring at 12 points per game and rebounding with eight per contest. He also threw the shot put and finished second in the state with a throw of 60 10-1/4. Crick only visited Nebraska, but did receive numerous other scholarship offers.

Jared was born on Aug. 21, 1989, and is the son of David and Cindy Crick. A history major, Crick earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in August of 2011. A member of the 2011 AFCA Good Works Team, Crick was a two-time member of the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team for his community outreach work, and he was also named the winner of the Brook Berringer Memorial Scholarship. He was also Nebraska's first-ever winner of a Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. He volunteered his time with team hospital visits, a World War II Veteran's visit and as a speaker on elementary school visits.



































2008 9/0 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 0
2009 14/14 31 42 73 15-63 9.5-57 0-2 0   4 0 16
2010 14/14 36 34 70 17-92 9.5-87 1-0 0 2 0 10
2011 5/5 7 15 22 3-7 1.0-1 0-0 0 1 0 1













Crick's Career Statistics

Single-Game Highs
» Tackles
-13 at Baylor, 2009
» Solo Tackles -6 vs. Oklahoma, 2009
» Tackles for Loss -7 at Baylor (2009)*
» Sacks -5.0 at Baylor (2009)*
*school record