Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2020)

Nick Leader did not play in a game during the 2021 season.

2020 (Redshirt Freshman)
Nick Leader added depth at outside linebacker but did not play in a game as a redshirt freshman.

2019 (Redshirt)
Leader, who came to Nebraska as a walk-on, redshirted in his first season with the Huskers.

Before Nebraska (Lincoln Southwest HS)
Leader joined the Huskers as a walk-on after a standout career at Lincoln Southwest. Leader helped Coach Andrew Sherman’s team to a 7-3 record in 2018, posting 76 tackles, 19 tackles for loss, nine sacks for 59 yards and three fumble recoveries. He was an honorable-mention all-state selection by the Lincoln Journal Star and the Omaha World-Herald. As a junior, Leader had 43 tackles, three sacks, an interception and two tackles for loss, while adding six receptions. He had 19 tackles and two sacks as a sophomore defender for the Silverhawks. Following his career, Leader was chosen to play in the 2019 Nebraska Shrine Bowl.

Leader is the son of David Leader, a two-year letterwinner at linebacker for Nebraska in 1991 and 1992.  

ick is the son of David Leader and Jolynn Leader, and he was born on Jan. 1, 2001. He is majoring in biology education. Leader has volunteered his time with a Day of Service, the Nebraska Football Road Race, Husker Heroes and local hospital outreach. Nick's father, David, was a two-year Husker letterwinner as a linebacker in 1991 and 1992.