Honors & Awards
• Four Letters (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
• 2015 MLB Draft Pick (Chicago Cubs, 20th Round)
• Second-Team All-Big Ten (2014)
• Third-Team All-Big Ten (2013)
• Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2015)
• Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2014, 2015)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2013, 2014, 2015)
• Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015; Spring 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
• Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2015)
• Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015)
2015: Blake Headley led the Huskers in doubles (18), triples (five) and RBIs (41) • Ended his career one RBI short of NU's 100 RBI club • Started 56 of NU's 57 games in 2015, played in 184 career games, including 158 starts • Had 14 multi-hit games on the year, including five games with three hits, and led the team with 11 multi-RBI games • Matched a career high with a nine-game hitting streak from Feb. 14 to March 1 • Was 13-for-34 during the stretch, including three multi-hit games and four multi-RBI games • Had a hit in 10 of his final 12 games at Nebraska, inclduing the final five games of the season • Had a pair of triples in back-to-back games against Northern Colorado on March 10 and 11 • First home run of the year came in a 5-4 win at kansas State on April 7 • Had fourth career two-double game against Minnesota on April 12 • Hit a three-run home run at Illinois on May 14 • Was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 20th round of the 2015 MLB Draft.
2014: Headley was named second-team All-Big Ten at first base in 2014 after earning third-team honors at third base in 2013 • Led the team with a .323 average on the year with eight doubles, two triples, two homers and 27 RBIs • Was even better during Big Ten play with a .341 average • Ranked second on the team with 21 multi-hit games, including a team-high seven games with three hits • Went a combined 5-for-13 in three games at the NCAA Tournament, including a 3-for-5 performance in an 8-6 comeback win over Binghamton on May 31 • Went 2-for-4 with a run scored in a 6-1 win over Michigan at the Big Ten Tournament on May 24 • Hit second homer of the season and third of his career in a 5-1 loss to Illinois on May 16 • Went 3-for-5, including a double and his first homer of 2014, along with three RBIs in a series-opening win over Penn State on May 2 • Went 2-for-4 and scored the game-winning run on Tanner Lubach’s walk-off single in a 2-1 win over Ohio State on April 6 • Came off the bench at Iowa on March 22 after missing eight games with injury • Singled in his first plate appearance • Was 1-for-2 with his second career triple in a 14-7 win over St. John’s on March 9 • Had a pair of hits in all three games of the Pac-12/Big Ten Challenge in Surprise, Ariz. • Hit .462 on the weekend with one double and three RBIs • Produced his first career triple in a win over Gonzaga on Feb. 15 and went 2-for-4 the following day against the Zags.
2013: Following an injury to returning starter and 2012 second-team All-Big Ten third baseman Josh Scheffert during Nebraska’s game at Illinois on March 23, Headley took advantage of his opportunity and became the Huskers’ primary third baseman the rest of the season • Earned third-team All-Big Ten honors after hitting .337 in 23 Big Ten games with four doubles and 14 RBIs • Committed just three errors all season, the fewest for any third baseman in the league • During league play, he posted a .424 on-base percentage, which ranked eighth among all players • Hit .284 on the year with six doubles and 25 RBIs • Ended the season with eight hits over six games at the Big Ten Tournament, including a career-high tying three-hit performance for the third time in 2013 against Michigan in the first round • Tied a career high with three walks against No. 16 Indiana on May 5 • After losing a nine-game hitting streak in game one of a doubleheader with No. 10 Arkansas on April 16, hit a pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning of game two to break a 1-1 tie • Was his first career homer and the Huskers won the game, 4-2, to sweep the Hogs • Posted his first career three-hit game against Ohio State on April 12 in an 11-2 NU win • Posted his first multi-hit game of the year against Northwestern on March 29, including his first career extra-base hit with a double in the seventh • Played first base for the first time in his career on Feb. 16 at No. 22 Cal State Fullerton.
2012: Headley played in 25 games, including eight starts, as a true freshman in 2012 • Hit .304 (14-for-46) on the season with six RBIs and one stolen base • Started at shortstop and went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a 4-1 win over Creighton at TD Ameritrade Park on April 24 • Started at third base and was 2-for-5 at the plate with an RBI and one run scored against Minnesota in the final game of the Dairy Queen Classic at the Metrodome • Earned his first career start and picked up his first career hit against Gonzaga in Peoria, Ariz., on Feb. 19 • Made his collegiate debut off the bench in the season opener at third base against Gonzaga on Feb. 17.
Before Nebraska: A first-team All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha World-Herald, Headley played for Coach Greg Geary at Millard South High School • Carried his team to the No. 2 seed at the 2011 Nebraska State Tournament with a 28-4 record, but lost to No. 7 Omaha Westside in the first round • Hit .406 during the summer with team highs in RBIs (67), home runs (6) and doubles (19), while also tying for the team lead in triples (4) • Led his team to a second straight third-place finish at the state tournament as a junior in 2010 with .415 average, six home runs, 16 doubles and six triples • Played quarterback on Millard South’s 13-0 state championship football team in 2009 and runner-up team in 2010.
Personal: Born on May 7, 1993 in Omaha, Neb. • Parents are Tony and Linda Headley • Has one sister, Brooke • Majoring is criminology and criminal justice.