Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2019, 2020, 2021)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021; Spring 2019, 2020, 2021)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)
Chris Cassidy did not play in a game during the 2021 season.
Cassidy continued to add depth for Nebraska in 2020, but he did not play in a game as a sophomore.
2019 (Redshirt Freshman)
Cassidy played in two games as a redshirt freshman, and he was also a member of Nebraska's travel squad for four of the Huskers' five road games. He made his career debut against Northern Illinois, recording one tackle from his linebacker spot. Cassidy also saw action on defense and special teams at Maryland.
A walk-on, Cassidy utilized his redshirt in his first season in 2018.
Before Nebraska (Lincoln Pius X HS)
Cassidy played fullback and linebacker for Lincoln Pius X, helping the Thunderbolts to the state playoffs in 2015, 2016 and 2017. He was a Lincoln Journal Star second-team Super-State linebacker as a senior in 2017, when he made 71 tackles and also rushed for 858 yards and 10 touchdowns. He added an interception and was named first-team all-state by the Omaha World-Herald. As a junior, Cassidy ran for 342 yards and a touchdown while recording 300 total yards and six combined touchdowns as a sophomore. Cassidy made 47 tackles in 2016, and 36 stops in 2015. Cassidy was an honorable-mention all-state selection in 2016 by the Omaha World-Herald.
Chris is the son of Richard and Melanie Cassidy, and he was born on Sept. 11, 1999. He is majoring in criminology and criminal justice. Cassidy has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, Day of Service and local hospital visits.