Honors & Awards
» Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021; Spring 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)
Matt Sichterman started all 12 games at right guard in 2021. Against Fordham, Sichterman helped Nebraska total 300 yards rushing and passing in the same game for only the third time in program history. Against Northwestern, Sichterman helped the Huskers rush for 427 yards, gain 657 yards of offense and score the most points Nebraska has scored in a Big Ten Conference game (56).
Sichterman played in every game as a junior. He saw action on the offensive line and on special teams in the opener at No. 5 Ohio State and played on special teams against Northwestern, Penn State, Illinois, Iowa, Purdue, Minnesota and Rutgers.
Sichterman played in all 12 games as a sophomore. He played on special teams in every game and also saw time at right guard in Nebraska’s wins over Northern Illinois and Maryland.
2018 (Redshirt Freshman)
Sichterman appeared in four games as a redshirt freshman. He made his Nebraska debut with extensive playing time in the second half at No. 19 Michigan, helping the Huskers to an 80-yard touchdown drive in the fourth quarter. He also saw action at No. 16 Wisconsin, made his home debut against Bethune-Cookman and also played against Illinois.
Sichterman gained valuable experience on the offensive line while sitting out the 2017 season as a redshirt.
Before Nebraska (Kings HS)
Sichterman was a standout at Kings High School where he starred for Coach Andy Olds' team. As a senior, Sichterman started at right tackle and helped the team to an 8-3 record and a trip to the Division II playoffs. Sichterman earned the top grade among Kings High linemen and led the squad in knockdown blocks.
Sichterman earned all-state special mention accolades for his play, was a first-team All-Tri-State pick and was a first-team All-Southwest District selection.
As a junior, Sichterman helped key a 12-3 season for Kings High, which culminated with a trip to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. Sichterman was also credited with the most knockdown blocks in 2015. He played tight end prior to his junior season.
Sichterman combined his on-field play with outstanding achievement off the field. He was named the Eastern Cincinnati Conference recipient of the “That's My Boy” award, given by the National Football Foundation to recognize players for athletic and academic success and community involvement. He also earned the Anthony Munoz Scholar Lineman of the Year Award. He was also a starting post player for the Kings' basketball team.
Sichterman was ranked among the top 300 overall prospects in the nation by Scout.com, which listed him as one of the top 20 guard prospects. Both Rivals.com and the 247Sports Composite rankings listed Sichterman as one of the top 25 players in Ohio.
Sichterman only visited Nebraska, but had dozens of offers including Boston College, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers and West Virginia to name a few.
Matt was born on Feb. 26, 1999, and is the son of Mark and Judy Sichterman. A software engineering, Matt earned his bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2021. He has volunteered his time with a Day of Service, a Register to Vote campaign, Operation Christmas Child, the Athletic Department Career Fair, the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.
Sichterman is one of three triplets, with his sister, Megan, a member of the Tennessee swimming team and his brother, Dan, on football scholarship at Iowa State.