Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017; Spring 2018)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2018)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018)
Redshirt freshman Matt Sichterman is poised to contend for playing time on the Husker offensive line in 2018. The Ohio native is part of a young group of offensive tackles, including sophomores Brenden Jaimes and Matt Farniok, who each earned starting experience in the 2017 season. The 6-4, 310-pound Sichterman spent the spring working at right tackle along with Farniok.
Sichterman got his academic career off to a good start, compiling a 3.656 cumulative grade-point average in software engineering.
Sichterman gained valuable experience on the offensive line while sitting out the 2017 season as a redshirt.
Before Nebraska (Kings HS)
Ohio prospect Matt Sichterman is part of an impressive group of offensive linemen in Nebraska's 2017 recruiting class.
The 6-5, 270-pound Sichterman was a standout at Kings High School where he starred for Coach Andy Olds' team. As a senior, Sichterman started at right tackle and helped the team to an 8-3 record and a trip to the Division II playoffs. Sichterman earned the top grade among Kings High linemen and led the squad in knockdown blocks.
Sichterman earned all-state special mention accolades for his play, was a first-team All Tri-State pick and was a first-team All-Southwest District selection.
As a junior, Sichterman helped key a 12-3 season for Kings High, which culminated with a trip to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs. Sichterman was also credited with the most knockdown blocks in 2015. He played tight end prior to his junior season.
Sichterman combined his on-field play with outstanding achievement off the field. He was named the Eastern Cincinnati Conference recipient of the “That's My Boy” award, given by the National Football Foundation and recognizing players for athletic and academic success and community involvement. He also earned the Anthony Munoz Scholar Lineman of the Year Award. He is also a starting post player for the Kings' basketball team.
Sichterman is ranked among the top 300 overall prospects in the nation by Scout.com, which listed him as one of the top 20 guard prospects. Both Rivals.com and the 247 Sports composite rankings list Sichterman as one of the top 25 players in Ohio.
Sichterman only visited Nebraska, but had dozens of offers including Boston College, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Northwestern, Pittsburgh, Purdue, Rutgers and West Virginia to name a few.
Matt was born on Feb. 26, 1999, and is the son of Mark and Judy Sichterman. He is majoring in software engineering and earned spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his first two semesters. Sichterman is one of three triplets, with his sister, Megan, a member of the Tennessee swimming team and his brother, Dan, on football scholarship at Iowa State. Sichterman earned spots on the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2018. He volunteered with Husker Heroes, the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.