Jerry Weber began his association with the Nebraska athletic medicine staff in 1977 and has been head athletic trainer and associate director of athletic medicine since 1996.
In his duties as head athletic trainer and physical therapist, he oversees the operation of all athletic medicine facilities and supervises the Husker staff of athletic trainers, graduate and undergraduate student assistants. Along with his duties as head trainer, Weber directs the orthopedic rehabilitation and coordinates the return to sport programs with orthopedic specialists and athletic training staff. During the spring he also works with the men's gymnastics and baseball teams.
The Nebraska medical team has two physical therapist/athletic trainers, eight athletic trainers, five graduate assistant certified athletic trainers and 40 student assistants in the athletic training curriculum - all required to care for more than 600 Husker student-athletes.
A Sidney, Neb., native, Weber earned a bachelor's degree in zoology from Nebraska in 1974. He earned his physical therapy degree from UNMC in 1976 and his master's degree from Western Illinois in 1977.
Weber has enjoyed a distinguished career at Nebraska. In June of 2011, Weber was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Hall of Fame. He became the fourth former Nebraska athletic trainer to join the NATA Hall of Fame, including Paul Schneider, George Sullivan and Roland "Duke" LaRue.
Weber was previously honored by the NATA in June of 2004 as one of 18 members to receive the Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer award. In the spring of 2003, Weber was inducted into the District V NATA Hall of Fame for his many years of service to that organization. In 1991, Weber received the Sullivan Award from the NATA recognizing excellence in athletic training. Weber has been active in the NATA for more than 30 years at the state, district and national levels since 1978, having served on the board of directors and as a presidential candidate.
Weber has also been honored by the Nebraska Football Hall of Fame as a recipient of the 2002 Lyell Bremser Special Merit Award.
Weber was a member of the NCAA Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sport and was the NCAA liaison to the National Athletic Trainers Association's College/University Athletic Trainers Committee for six years from 2001 to 2006. Weber served 10 years on the Nebraska State Examining Board for Athletic Trainers.