Honors & Awards
» Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2020, 2021)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022; Spring 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019)
Colton Feist emerged as a starter in his junior season, starting all 12 games. Feist finished the year with 46 tackles - the first tackles of his career - while ranking second on the team with 7.0 tackles for loss. He added a half sack and one pass breakup.
Feist had a career-high five tackles - all solo stops - against Northwestern. He then recorded three tackles and a quarterback hurry against North Dakota. Feist recorded one tackle against Georgia Southern. He had two tackles against Indiana, including a one-yard tackle for loss for his first career TFL. Feist made five tackles at Rutgers with 1.5 tackles for loss and a half sack. He recorded four tackles at Purdue. Feist totaled six tackles against No. 17 Illinois and tied his career high with 1.5 TFLs. Against Minnesota, Feist recorded three tackles. He made five tackles at No. 3 Michigan including a career-high 2.0 tackles for loss. Feist recorded a career-high 10 tackles against Wisconsin with a two-yard TFL. He ended the year with a pair of tackles in the win at Iowa.
Feist dealt with injuries throughout the 2021 season that limited his playing time. He missed the first two games of the season due to injury but made his season debut against Buffalo and broke up the first pass of his career against the Bulls. After seeing action in eight straight games, another injury sidelined Feist for the remaining two games of the season.
2020 (Covid Season)
Feist saw the first playing time of his career as a sophomore, appearing in four games, including each of the season’s final three games. Feist made his Husker debut by playing on the defensive line in Nebraska’s win over Penn State, and he also saw action on defense in the win at Purdue and against Minnesota. Although he did not have a tackle on the season, Feist was also a member of Nebraska’s travel roster for every road game in 2020.
2019 (Redshirt Freshman)
Feist added depth to the Husker defensive line as a redshirt freshman, but did not appear in a game.
Feist redshirted in his first season at Nebraska in 2018.
Before Nebraska (Yutan HS)
Feist created havoc for his opponents as a defensive tackle at Yutan High School. He helped lead the Chieftains to the Class C-2 state title as a senior when Yutan handed Centennial its only loss with a 27-6 victory. Feist recorded 110 tackles, including 22 for loss as a senior. Additionally, he had 13 sacks, six quarterback hurries, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. Feist was named to the Lincoln Journal Star Super-State team and the Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska team. He was also named an honorary captain of the Class C-2 all-state team. Following his prep career, Feist represented the North Squad in the 2018 Nebraska Shrine Bowl.
Colton was born on May 18, 2000, and he is the son of Julie and David Feist. He earned his management degree in December of 2021. Feist has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.