Honors & Awards
» Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2020, 2021, 2022)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2019, 2020, 2021)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021; Spring 2020, 2021)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2019, 2020)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2019, 2020)
Tate Wildeman has played in two games this season.
Wildeman played in two games as a sophomore. He made his career debut in the season opener at No. 5 Ohio State, but he did not have a tackle. Wildeman also played against Illinois and recorded his first career tackle. His season was cut short by an injury.
2019 (Redshirt Freshman)
Wildeman gained valuable experience behind a veteran defensive line as a redshirt freshman. Although he did not appear in a game, Wildeman was a member of Nebraska's travel roster for the Huskers' trip to Colorado.
Wildeman was a potential candidate for playing time as a true freshman in 2018, but an injury forced him to miss the entire year and utilize his redshirt season.
Before Nebraska (Legend HS)
A four-star recruit with a Big Ten pedigree, Wildeman joined Nebraska after starring as a defensive end for Legend High School and Coach Monte Thelen in Parker, Colo.
Wildeman totaled 61 tackles for Legend in 2017, including 40 solo stops. He led the Titans with 6.0 sacks and eight tackles for loss despite playing in only eight games. Wildeman added 40 tackles as a junior in 2016, including 13 TFLs and 7.0 sacks, while forcing two fumbles. He was an honorable-mention Class 5A all-state selection as a junior.
Wildeman was regarded as the No. 2 recruit in the state of Colorado by both Rivals and the 247Sports Composite rankings. Rivals also ranked him among the nation’s top 20 weakside defensive end prospects, while 247Sports had him listed just outside the nation’s top 300 players. Wildeman also visited Colorado State and Washington State.
Tate is the son of Parker and Christina Wildeman, and he was born on July 23, 1999. He graduated with his degree in sports media and communication in December of 2021. Wildeman has volunteered with a Day of Service, the Nebraska Football Road Race and local school and hospital outreach visits. His father, Parker, was a two-year letterwinner for Iowa, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors as a senior in 1994, when he led the Hawkeyes with 10.0 sacks and 17 tackles for loss.