Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2016)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2012, 2013, 2015; Spring 2015)
Robby Painter heads into his final season at Nebraska in 2016 with hopes of earning playing time on the offensive line. Nebraska graduated four seniors who saw extensive action last fall, opening up opportunities for players to step forward into expanded roles. The 6-5, 300-pound Painter has shown the versatility to play nearly any spot along the line. He spent the spring working primarily at guard after also seeing some practice time at center in 2015.
Painter is on track to earn his degree in mechanical engineering in December.
Painter was a reserve on the line, but did not play in a game.
Painter added depth at tackle, but did not see game action.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman)
Painter served in a reserve role, but did not play in a game.
Painter redshirted his first season at Nebraska and worked on the scout team.
Before Nebraska (Grandview HS)
Painter played at Grandview High School, one of the top 5A prep programs in Colorado, and helped the school reach the semifinals of the state playoffs in both 2010 and 2011. As a senior, Painter was a team captain and his play helped Grandview to an 11-2 record with an offense that averaged nearly 200 rushing yards per game. Painter also made 12 tackles and had a sack on defense.
In 2010, Painter helped Grandview to a 9-5 record and a trip to the state semifinals. Painter was originally committed to Eastern Washington, and also had offers from UNLV, Northern Colorado and Colorado School of Mines.
The son of John and Jan Painter, Robby was born on Oct. 8, 1993. He is a mechanical engineering major and has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll four times. He has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, Uplifting Athletes and team hospital visits.