Trent Uhlir comes to Nebraska after excelling on both sides of the ball in helping Battle Creek High School to four state playoff appearances. In his prep career, Uhlir rushed for nearly 3,000 yards with 44 rushing touchdowns.
As a senior, Uhlir rushed for 995 yards and 19 touchdowns and had five 100-yard rushing games for Coach Andrew Carlson’s 8-2 team. Uhlir also threw for four touchdowns and added 29 tackles and two fumble recoveries on defense. He was a first-team Class C-2 all-state pick by both the Omaha World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star.
Uhlir helped the Braves to a 9-3 record and the state semifinals as a junior by rushing for 917 yards and 13 touchdowns. He added 61 tackles on defense. He was a first-team Class C-2 all-state pick by the Lincoln Journal Star as a running back and received first-team C-2 honors from the World-Herald as a linebacker.
Uhlir had 813 yards and eight rushing touchdowns as a sophomore, while adding 59 tackles and two interceptions to help Battle Creek to an 8-4 record and state semifinal appearance. He rushed for 188 yards and four touchdowns as a freshman.
Uhlir finished second in Class C in both the shot put and discus as a junior. Uhlir’s shot put throw of 61-11.5 was the second-best throw in Class C state meet history.
Trent's father, Todd, was an I-back for Nebraska in the 1990s and was a member of the Huskers' 1994 and 1995 national championship teams.