Honors & Awards
» Team Captain (2022)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2019)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)
» Career Games Played (56)
Caleb Tannor played in every game with 11 starts as a senior, finishing his career with 56 games played, tying the Nebraska record for games played. Tannor posted a career-high 43 tackles in 2022 with 6.0 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, two pass breakups, one fumble recovery and six quarterback hurries.
Tannor made two tackles against Northwestern and recovered a fumble that set up a Husker touchdown. Against North Dakota, he tied his career high with five tackles and added a pass breakup. Tannor recorded two tackles against Georgia Southern, and he had two more stops against No. 6 Oklahoma. Tannor made three tackles against Indiana and had a career-high three quarterback hurries. At Rutgers, Tannor recorded four tackles including 1.5 tackles for loss. He finished with five tackles at Purdue. Tannor had three tackles against No. 17 Illinois. Against Minnesota, Tannor set career highs in tackles (6), TFLs (2.5) and sacks (1.5). Tannor did not start at No. 3 Michigan but tied his career high with six tackles against the Wolverines while adding a pass breakup. He recorded one tackle against Wisconsin. In his final game, Tannor had four tackles in the win at Iowa, including 2.0 TFLs and a 13-yard sack.
Tannor started all 12 games in 2021, posting a career-high 33 tackles with a career-high 5.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and three pass breakups.
Tannor had three tackles, including one tackle for loss, in the opener at Illinois. He made one tackle against Fordham. Tannor recorded four stops against Buffalo and added four more tackles at No. 3 Oklahoma. Tannor posted four tackles for the third straight game at No. 20 Michigan State. He had two tackles, including a seven-yard sack against Northwestern and made one stop the next week against No. 9 Michigan. Tannor recorded two tackles at Minnesota. He had two tackles against Purdue with a four-yard tackle for loss.
Tannor had four tackles against No. 6 Ohio State, including a nine-yard sack and 1.5 tackles for loss. He made two tackles at No. 19 Wisconsin before leaving the game in the first half with an injury. He returned the next week against No. 17 Iowa, finishing with three tackles and a career-high two pass breakups.
2020 (Covid Season)
Tannor played in every game as a junior with five starts at outside linebacker. He finished with 23 tackles during the shortened season and added 2.5 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks.
Tannor had four tackles and added a sack in the season opener at No. 5 Ohio State. He started at Northwestern and finished with two tackles and the first two quarterback hurries of his career. He added three tackles in the win over Penn State. Tannor made four stops against Illinois and had two tackles at Iowa. He tied his then-career high with five tackles against Minnesota, including a half tackle for loss. Tannor had three tackles, including an 11-yard sack, and a forced fumble in Nebraska’s season-ending win at Rutgers.
Tannor played extensively in every game as a sophomore, earning the first four starts of his career. Tannor totaled 17 tackles, including four stops against South Alabama and a six-yard sack at Colorado, the second sack of his career. Tannor had four tackles against No. 5 Ohio State, including an eight-yard sack. Against Northwestern, Tannor tallied a then-career-high five tackles, while also setting a career high with two tackles for loss, including a half sack.
Tannor earned immediate playing time as a true freshman in 2018, appearing in all 12 games as a contributor on both special teams and defense. Tannor totaled 10 tackles, including nine tackles on defense and his first career tackle on kickoff coverage in the season opener against Colorado. Tannor recorded a tackle in nine of Nebraska’s 12 games, including two tackles in the Huskers’ win over Illinois. He added his first career sack against the Illini, which also marked his first career tackle for loss.
Before Nebraska (Miller Grove HS)
Tannor starred as a defensive end for Miller Grove High School in Georgia. Tannor was a standout pass rusher for Coach Justin Larmond at Miller Grove. He was named a first-team all-state selection in Class AAAAA, Georgia’s largest classification, by both the Georgia Sports Writers Association and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Tannor was tabbed as a four-star recruit by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports. Rivals listed him as the No. 26 linebacker prospect in the country, while he came in at No. 19 among defensive ends in the 247Sports Composite rankings. Originally a Georgia commit, Tannor spurned offers from several SEC schools before choosing the Huskers on signing day in February. He also visited Auburn and Florida and had offers from Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, LSU and Tennessee, among many others. Tannor was one of 88 high school players nationally selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl.
Caleb is the son of Emmanuel and Felicia Tannor, and he was born on Oct. 29, 1999. He earned his degree in child, youth and family studies in December of 2021. Tannor has volunteered his time with a Day of Service, the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.