Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
Sophomore Austin Hemphill has added depth in the offensive backfield in each of his first two seasons in the program. The 5-10, 225-pounder joined the Huskers after a strong prep career at Gretna High School. Hemphill enters 2017 in hopes of competing for playing time at fullback and on special teams.
2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
Hemphill added depth in the backfield, but did not play in a game.
Hemphill redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first year in the program.
Before Nebraska (Gretna HS)
Hemphill was one of two Gretna High School products who joined the Nebraska program as a 2015 walk-on, joining fellow Dragon Jared Brugmann. Hemphill excelled on both sides of the ball for Coach Chad Jepsen, helping Gretna to a trip to the second round of the Class B state playoffs in 2014.
Hemphill carried the ball 95 times for 451 yards and four touchdowns in 2014 and had one 100-yard rushing game. On defense, he made 14 tackles and had an interception. A powerful athlete, Hemphill ran a 4.65 40-yard dash and was also a state champion powerlifter in the 220-pound division.
Hemphill was born on July 29, 1996, and he is the son of Dan and Susie Hemphill. He is majoring in accounting. Hemphill was named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in both 2016 and 2017. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, Shop with a Jock, Souper Bowl of Caring and school and hospital outreach events.