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MJ Sherman played in all 12 games with five starts in his first season as a Husker in 2023. He set career highs with 16 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.
Sherman made his Husker debut at Minnesota and had three tackles. Sherman made one solo tackle at Colorado. He had a nine-yard sack against Northern Illinois for the first solo sack of his career. Sherman had two tackles in his first career start against No. 2 Michigan. He started the next week at Illinois and tied his career high with three tackles. Sherman made his third consecutive start against Northwestern and recorded one tackle. He recorded two tackles against Purdue, including a half sack. Sherman recorded two tackles in a start at Michigan State. He had one tackle at Wisconsin. Sherman earned his final start of the season against Iowa.
Before Nebraska (St. John's College [D.C.]/Georgia)
Sherman transferred to Nebraska from Georgia, where he played in 39 games over three seasons from 2020 to 2022. He recorded 15 tackles, 1.0 tackle for loss and a half sack as a Bulldog. Sherman played in every game of Georgia's national championship seasons of 2021 and 2022.
During the shortened Covid season of 2020, Sherman played in nine of Georgia’s 10 games and recorded two tackles on kickoff coverage. He played in all 15 games of the 2021 season, seeing action at linebacker and on special teams. Sherman finished the year with eight tackles, a half TFL and two quarterback hurries. In his final season at Georgia in 2022, Sherman again saw action on defense and special teams, totaling five tackles, a half sack and three quarterback hurries. He recorded one tackle in the National Championship Game.
Prior to Georgia, Sherman was one of the nation’s top recruits at St. John’s College High School in Washington D.C. The four-star prospect was selected to play in the 2020 Under Armour All-America game, and Sherman was one of five finalists for the 2019 Butkus Award presented to the nation’s best high school linebacker. Sherman was regarded as the No. 1 outside linebacker and No. 18 overall recruit by ESPN.
MJ is the son of Sussie Sharpe, and he was born on Feb. 26, 2022. He is majoring in child, youth and family studies and has volunteered with the Huskers’ Day of Service and the Nebraska Football Road Race.