Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2023)
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» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2023)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2023)
Chubba Purdy took snaps at quarterback in six games for Nebraska in 2023, and he started the final two games of the year. Purdy completed 31-of-57 passes for 382 yards and two touchdowns while rushing 29 times for 180 yards and one touchdown. He set career highs in both passing and rushing yards.
Purdy made his season debut by playing one snap at quarterback at Colorado, when his third-down pass was broken up. Against Northern Illinois, Purdy saw action late in the fourth quarter and led Nebraska on a touchdown drive. Purdy led Nebraska's final drive against Maryland, marching the Huskers 90 yards with 33 rushing yards and 24 passing yards on the drive.
Purdy started at Wisconsin and produced a career-high 274 yards of total offense, the highest mark by a Husker in 2023. He completed 15-of-23 passes for 169 yards with a 58-yard touchdown pass, tying his career high in completions and attempts. Purdy also rushed 14 times for a career-high 105 yards, including a career-long 55-yard touchdown. In a start against a tough Iowa defense, Purdy accounted for 231 yards, completing 15-of-28 passes for 189 yards and one touchdown while rushing 12 times for 42 yards. He set career highs in completions, passing attempts and passing yards against a Hawkeye defense that entered the game ranked fourth nationally in pass efficiency defense and 10th in passing yards allowed.
2022 (Redshirt Freshman)
Purdy played in six games with two starts. He completed 22-of-48 passes for 147 yards and rushed 24 times for 73 yards and two scores.
Purdy made his debut against No. 6 Oklahoma, leading NU on an 82-yard touchdown drive. He completed 7-of-11 passes for 35 yards and rushed five times for 29 yards, including an eight-yard score. Purdy led one series against Indiana and attempted one pass and had a two-yard rush at Rutgers. He played the entire second half against No. 17 Illinois.
Purdy started against Minnesota, accounting for 65 yards of total offense. He started again at No. 3 Michigan and completed 6-of-12 passes for 56 yards with five carries for 39 yards before being injured late in the first half. The injury sidelined Purdy for the rest of the season.
Before Nebraska (Perry HS/Florida State)
Purdy came to Nebraska after spending two seasons at Florida State (2020-21). Purdy played in four games with one start for the Seminoles.
Purdy played in three games as a true freshman in 2020. He completed 27-of-53 passes on the season for 219 yards and two touchdowns while rushing 19 times for 57 yards. Purdy earned the start at North Carolina State, becoming only the fifth true freshman quarterback to start a game in Florida State history. He accounted for 235 yards and two touchdowns in his lone start with the Seminoles. Purdy redshirted during the 2021 season, appearing against UMass and completing 5-of-5 passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing once for five yards.
Purdy was a four-star prospect for Perry High School in Arizona, where he was regarded as the nation’s No. 6 dual-threat quarterback in the 247Sports Composite rankings. Purdy accounted for 9,000 yards of total offense and 111 touchdowns in two seasons as Perry’s starter. Purdy totaled 4,423 yards of offense and 52 touchdowns as a senior, when he was the Arizona Offensive Player of the Year. As a junior, he passed for 3,425 yards and 36 touchdowns while rushing for 1,152 yards and 23 scores.
Chubba is the son of Shawn and Carrie Purdy and was born on July 30, 2001. He is majoring in child, youth and family studies and is on track to graduate in December of 2023. Purdy is part of the leadership team for the Nebraska Football Road Race and has also volunteered with School is Cool, the Huskers’ Day of Service and local Thanksgiving hospital visits.
Chubba's brother, Brock, played quarterback at Iowa State (2018-21) and started eight games for the San Francisco 49ers in 2022, leading his team to the NFC Championship game. Shawn Purdy played baseball at Miami and in the minor leagues.