Alec Cromer joins the Nebraska football program after spending two seasons at South Dakota State. Cromer redshirted in his first year with the Jackrabbits in 2016, when he was sidelined for most of the season due to injury. As a redshirt freshman in 2017, Cromer was SDSU’s No. 3 quarterback before moving to punter following the season. He excelled in the classroom at South Dakota State, earning two appointments to the Missouri Valley Football Conference Honor Roll and a 2017 MVFC Commissioner’s Academic Excellence Award.
A Nebraska native, Cromer earned first-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald and first-team Super-State recognition as a senior at Beatrice High School. Cromer completed 89-of-152 passes (58.6 percent) for 1,116 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, and he added 336 yards on the ground with nine rushing touchdowns. Cromer was also one of the top punters in the state. He averaged 43.2 yards per punt as a senior for Beatrice, and was a two-time all-state honoree at punter. Cromer began his prep career at Fairbury High School, where he earned all-state accolades.