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Maverick Noonan suffered a preseason injury that kept him out the entire 2023 season.
Before Nebraska (Elkhorn North)
Noonan was one of the state’s top defenders for Elkhorn South High School.
Noonan was named to the Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska first team as both a junior and senior, as well as earning spots on the Lincoln Journal Star Super-State first team both seasons. In his final season, Noonan led Elkhorn South in tackles and added nine sacks and 17 tackles for loss. He was an honorable-mention all-state pick as a sophomore. Noonan was a two-way player for Elkhorn South, also lining up on the offensive line. He helped the Storm to a state runner-up finish as a sophomore and quarterfinal appearances as a junior and senior.
A three-star recruit, Noonan was ranked among the nation’s top 40 edge rushers by Rivals. He held offers from numerous Power Five programs including Arizona State, Iowa, Michigan State and Stanford.
Maverick’s father Danny was a three-year letterwinner for the Huskers. As a senior in 1986, Danny was a unanimous first-team All-American and the Big Eight Athlete of the Year. He recorded 140 tackles in his career – including bowl games – with 36 TFLs and 25 sacks. A first-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in the 1987 NFL Draft, the elder Noonan went on to play in 73 games in his six-year NFL career.