Amos endured a roller-coaster career in Lincoln. He made an impact in the secondary early in his career. He played in all 12 games as a freshman, then was NU's starting free safety as a sophomore when he made four interceptions and helped the Huskers to the Rose Bowl. He suffered a major knee injury during spring practice in 2002, forcing him to miss all of the 2002 campaign. Amos returned to the field in 2003, when he served as a reserve cornerback.
He saw limited action in 2004 following his move to receiver, but closed out his career by recording a season-best four catches in the season finale vs. Colorado. His biggest performance came in the season opener vs. Western Illinois, when he racked up a career high 40 yards and two touchdowns on three receptions. The scores were his second and third as a Husker; he also made a 20-yard interception return for a touchdown against Kansas State in 2001 while at free safety.
Amos enjoyed a distinguished career off the field at Nebraska. The Sweetwater, Texas, native was named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team for the fourth time in his career last spring, recognizing his extensive outreach work in the community. He graduated last December with a degree in advertising.
Amos helped Nebraska rank second nationally in pass efficiency defense (83.8) and ninth in pass defense (170.2 ypg). His four interceptions led the way for a defense that picked off 19 opposing passes. He finished the year with 28 total tackles, including a tackle for loss.
Amos had three assisted tackles in his first college start against TCU, then made his first career tackle for loss against Troy State, when he also had five total tackles and intercepted a pass. He picked off his second pass of the season in NU’s 27-10 win over Notre Dame, helping the Huskers hold the Irish to 119 passing yards.
Amos had four tackles against Kansas, and turned in a career game against Kansas State. He intercepted an Ell Roberson pass and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown to give NU a 7-0 lead early in the second quarter. He picked off a second pass after halftime and his 50-yard return set up a field goal. Amos also had five tackles and earned Big 12 Defensive Player-of-the-Week honors for his efforts. He finished the year with eight-tackle efforts against both Colorado and Miami.
Before Nebraska (Sweetwater HS)
Amos competed on the NU track team early in his career, and helped the Huskers to the 2002 Big 12 Conference indoor track and field title. He ran the anchor leg on the Huskers’ 4x400-meter relay that finished fourth at the Big 12 meet. He also competed in the 200 meters.
In addition to his exploits on the gridiron and the track, he is a member of a national and world champion jump rope team, competing in the double-dutch event. With his jump rope team, Amos has performed at numerous events, including a Seattle Supersonics game. Amos is also an accomplished pen and pencil artist.
Amos' Career Statistics
2000 Alamo Bowl vs. Northwestern: Tackles, none