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» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2023)
Nash Hutmacher was a key member of the Husker defensive line as a sophomore, playing in every game with two starts. He finished the year with the first 15 tackles of his career with a half-tackle for loss.
Hutmacher made his first career start in the opener against Northwestern and then recorded his first career tackle the next week against North Dakota. Hutmacher had two tackles against No. 6 Oklahoma. He recorded one tackle against Indiana. Humtacher posted his first career solo tackle at Purdue. He had two tackles in the next game against No. 17 Illinois. Hutmacher recorded one solo tackle against Minnesota. He tied his career high with two tackles at No. 3 Michigan. He started against Wisconsin and had a career-high four tackles with his first career TFL. In the season-ending win at Iowa, Hutmacher recorded one tackle.
Hutmacher played in 11 games in 2021, appearing on both defense and special teams. He provided valuable depth on the defensive line over five games, but he did not record a tackle.
2020 (Covid Season)
Hutmacher gained valuable experience on the defensive line as a true freshman in 2020. He appeared in one game, making his Husker debut in the season finale at Rutgers.
Before Nebraska (Chamberlain HS)
Hutmacher was a standout three-sport athlete for Chamberlain High School in South Dakota. In addition to being a three-time all-state football player, Hutmacher was also a four-time state champion in wrestling and two-time state champion in track and field.
Hutmacher was a three-time all-state selection who set several school records while finishing with 269 career tackles, 63 tackles for loss and 13 sacks. As a senior, Hutmacher had 88 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and four sacks. As a junior, he totaled 105 tackles (56 solo) with 11 TFLs, 10 sacks, 10 forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries. He also saw limited action at running back, scoring three touchdowns on nine carries.
On the wrestling mat, Hutmacher was a four-time state champion, the first four-time heavyweight state champion in South Dakota history and the first four-time champion in one weight class in state history. Ranked as the nation’s No. 1 high school heavyweight wrestler, Hutmacher went 166-0 from his freshman to senior season. He first started practicing with the varsity team as a sixth grader and amassed 226 career wins and competed in six state tournaments. Hutmacher won each of his final 73 matches by pin - 71 in the first period - the second-longest pin streak in the history of high school wrestling. He became the first person to be named the Daily Republic Wrestler of the Year four times.
Hutmacher was 43-0 as a senior, with each win via pin including 30 within one minute. He won the Junior Schalles Award as the nation's best high school pinner. He went 33-0 as a junior with 32 pins and one forfeit en route to earning a spot on the 2018-19 USA Today All-USA Boys Wrestling Team. He was 46-0 as the state champion as a sophomore and 44-0 as a freshman state champion. Outside of high school competition, Hutmacher was a four-time All-American who won several event titles, including pinning three of his four opponents en route to the 2019 USA Wrestling Junior Folkstyle National Championship and winning the 2017 USA Wrestling Cadet Freestyle National Championship.
In track and field, Hutmacher won the Class A state title in the shot put and discus as a junior. Hutmacher was named the 2018-19 and 2019-20 South Dakota Boys Athlete of the Year.
The consensus No. 1 player in South Dakota, Hutmacher also visited Oregon and Wisconsin. A three-star prospect, 247Sports ranked Hutmacher among the nation’s top 50 defensive tackles, while Rivals listed him among the nation’s top 55 defensive tackles.
Nash is the son of Joe and Laura Hutmacher and was born on May 15, 2001. He is majoring in management.
Honors & Awards