Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017; Spring 2017, 2018)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2018)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018)
Quarterback Tristan Gebbia made a strong impression during his first spring practice in a new offensive scheme. The redshirt freshman will head into preseason practice set to compete for the starting job, along with fellow freshman Adrian Martinez and sophomore Andrew Bunch.
Gebbia is an excellent student of the game, who has quickly picked up the new offensive scheme. The 6-2, 195-pound Gebbia has good arm strength and mobility. Gebbia enrolled at Nebraska in January of 2017, and was prepared to see action in 2017, but ultimately redshirted.
Gebbia sat out the 2017 season as a redshirt, but he was a member of the Huskers’ travel squad for all five road games.
Before Nebraska (Calabasas HS)
Gebbia finished his career at Calabasas High School as the second-leading passer in California prep history, throwing for 13,109 yards and 141 touchdowns in his career. As a senior, Gebbia threw for 5,338 yards and 61 touchdowns, while completing better than 70 percent of his passes. He also rushed 77 times for 293 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Gebbia led Coach Casey Clausen’s team to a 14-1 record and the the Southern Section Division 5 championship, before a 60-53 loss in the Division 2-AA Regional Final to San Diego Madison in overtime. Gebbia shined in the regional final, throwing for 557 yards and seven touchdowns. Gebbia’s outstanding play at quarterback helped Calabasas average nearly 450 yards of total offense per game.
Gebbia quarterbacked the Coyotes to a 14-2 record in his junior season, leading the team to a Southern Section Western Division title. Gebbia threw for 4,435 yards and 45 touchdowns during his junior campaign, while also rushing for 146 yards and five touchdowns. Gebbia first started as a sophomore, when he threw for 3,336 yards and 35 touchdowns.
Gebbia was ranked among the nation’s top quarterback prospects, including a No. 10 ranking among pro-style quarterbacks in the 247 Composite rankings. He was the No. 6 pro-style quarterback according to Rivals.com and No. 12 by ESPN. Gebbia was listed as the nation’s No. 115 overall prospect by Rivals.com and among the top 25 players in California. He was an honorable-mention Parade All-American and was named a first-team Medium School all-state pick by Cal-HI Sports.
Gebbia chose NU over Ole Miss, Washington, Washington State and West Virginia. Gebbia also played basketball in high school.
Tristan was born on June 1, 1998, and is the son of Richard and Kimberly Gebbia. He is majoring in sociology and is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He was named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2018. Gebbia volunteered his time with the FCA, Husker Heroes, the Nebraska Football Road Race and hospital outreach visits.