Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2022, 2023)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2021, 2022; Spring 2021, 2023)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2022)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2022)
Heinrich Haarberg battled injuries to play in 10 games with eight starts in 2023. He led the Huskers to a 5-3 record in his eight starts at quarterback. Haarberg led Nebraska in passing yards (967), rushing yards (477), rushing touchdowns (5) and passing touchdowns (7).
Haarberg saw action as a hybrid receiver at Minnesota, catching a 10-yard pass in the second quarter. At Colorado, he played quarterback for Nebraska's final two-and-a-half drives after Jeff Sims was injured. Haarberg threw for 13 yards and rushed twice for 17 yards and led Nebraska on a 57-yard touchdown drive. Haarberg started at quarterback against Northern Illinois and accounted for 256 yards of total offense and three touchdowns. He rushed for 98 yards and one touchdown and completed 14-of-24 passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns. Haarberg topped that effort with 264 yards of total offense against Louisiana Tech, when he became the first Huske rquarterback to win his first two career starts since Tommy Armstrong Jr. in 2013. Haarberg passed for 107 yards and one touchdown against the Bulldogs and ran 19 times for 157 yards, including a career-long 72-yard touchdown run. Haarberg's 157 rushing yards tied for the highest total by a Husker quarterback since 2012.
Against No. 2 Michigan, Haarberg threw for a career-high 199 yards. Haarberg threw for 154 yards and rushed for 82 yards at Illinois, accounting for 236 total yards in the Husker victory. He accounted for 157 yards of total offense and two touchdowns against Northwestern, throwing a 44-yard touchdown pass and rushing for 72 yards and one score. Haarberg completed a career-long 73-yard touchdown pass against Purdue while tying his career high with two touchdown passes. At Michigan State, Haarberg threw for 129 yards and rushed for 37 yards, including a 43-yard carry and a five-yard touchdown run. Haarberg started against Maryland but was injured on the first drive of the second quarter and did not return. The injury kept him out of the Wisconsin and Iowa games.
2022 (Redshirt Freshman)
Haarberg did not play in a game in 2022.
Haarberg did not play in a game during the 2021 season.
Before Nebraska (Kearney Catholic HS)
A three-year starter for Kearney Catholic High School, Haarberg was the first in-state scholarship quarterback to sign with Nebraska since 2001. He was a 2020 Sports Illustrated All-America candidate. Haarberg enrolled at Nebraska in January.
As a senior, Haarberg completed 55 percent of his passes for 1,857 yards and 19 touchdowns, according to the Kearney Hub. He added 556 rushing yards, scoring 10 touchdowns on the ground and averaging 6.0 yards per carry. For his efforts, Haarberg was named the Hub Territory 11-Man Player of the Year in addition to being an Omaha World-Herald second-team All-Nebraska honoree and a Lincoln Journal Star second-team Super-State selection. Haarberg was an honorable-mention all-state selection by both the World-Herald and Journal Star as a junior, when he threw for 1,869 yards and 23 touchdowns and ran for 426 yards and four scores. Haarberg first became Kearney Catholic’s starting quarterback during his sophomore season. He also starred at the Nebraska Class C state track and field championships as a sophomore, finishing second in the 200-meter dash and the 400-meter relay and third in the 100-meter dash and high jump.
Haarberg was ranked among the nation’s top 20 dual-threat quarterbacks by 247Sports. He had more than a dozen scholarship offers and chose Nebraska over Boston College.
Heinrich was born on March 15, 2003, and he is the son of Rod and Liz Haarberg. Heinrich is majoring in finance. He was part of the leadership team for the Nebraska Football Road Race in 2022 and has also volunteered his time with Thanksgiving hospital visits and the Huskers’ Day of Service.
Heinrich's father, Rod, was a walk-on fullback at Nebraska in the early 1990s.