Honors & Awards
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Corey Whitaker played a key role on the Nebraska offensive line as a senior, and provided depth on the line throughout his career. The 6-5, 295-pound Whitaker had great versatility, working at both guard and tackle during his time with the Huskers. Whitaker was also a regular on the Huskers' kicking units as a senior.
Whitaker was a business administration major, who graduated in August of 2016 and played his senior season as a graduate student.
Whitaker played in all 13 games, both on the offensive line and special teams units. Whitaker started at guard against Illinois and Ohio State. Against the Illini, the offensive line helped I-back Terrell Newby rush for 140 yards, including 116 yards in the final quarter.
Whitaker added depth at offensive tackle, and played against South Alabama, Michigan State and Rutgers.
Whitaker suffered a knee injury during fall camp and missed the 2014 season.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Whitaker added depth on the offensive line, but did not play in a game.
Whitaker suffered a knee injury in his first season in the program and redshirted.
Before Nebraska (Vista Murrieta HS)
Whitaker helped fuel a prolific offense that led Coach Coley Candaele’s team to the finals of the CIF Southern Section Inland playoffs in both 2010 and 2011. In Whitaker’s senior year, Vista Murrieta finished with a 10-4 record, with all four losses by forfeit, and it capped its season with a 35-28 victory over Corona Centennial in the playoff finals. Whitaker’s play helped the offense average 235.9 rushing yards and 37.0 points per game.
As a junior, Whitaker paved the way for an offense that averaged 38.8 points and better than 200 rushing yards per game en route to a 12-2 record and a berth in the finals of the CIF Southern Section playoffs. He was a two-time first-team all-league, All-CIF and All-Valley selection. Whitaker was regarded as one of the nation’s top 100 offensive line prospects by 247 Sports. Whitaker also drew heavy interest from Oregon, visited Nevada and San Jose State, and had offers from Fresno State and San Diego State among others.
Whitaker was born on Feb. 14, 1994, and is the son of Corey Whitaker and Tammy Reisdorph. Whitaker was a business administration major. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline and community rec center outreach events.
Whitaker's Career Statistics
Games Played--16; 3 in 2015, 13 in 2016
Games Started--2 in 2016