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Kai Wallin played in each of the first four games while redshirting in his first season at Nebraska in 2023. He recorded his first tackle at Colorado, stopping the Buffs for no gain on a rushing attempt.
Before Nebraska (Jesuit HS/American River CC)
Wallin joins Nebraska after spending one season at American River Community College in California. Wallin played his prep ball for Jesuit High School.
In his lone season at American River in 2022, Wallin posted 33 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 5.0 sacks in 10 games. He ranked fifth in the NorCal Conference in sacks and also forced one fumble and had two fumble recoveries. In his final season at Jesuit High School in 2021, Wallin made 35 tackles with 14.0 TFLs and 9.5 sacks, according to MaxPreps. He also played offense, catching 14 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns to help Jesuit to a 10-2 record as a senior.
Wallin was ranked as one of the top 40 junior college prospects in the country by 247Sports. The three-star recruit also visited Kansas and Oregon State and had several other Power Five offers including Arizona State, Indiana, Louisville and Utah.