Luke McNitt was named Lifter of the Year in 2016
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Nebraska Football Lifter of the Year

By NU Athletic Communications

Nebraska Lifters of the Year is an award given annually to the player who has shown the greatest dedication and improvement in the Huskers' strength and conditioning program.

All-Time Lifters of the Year

1974 - Rik Bonness, C
1975 - Rik Bonness, C
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976 - Rod Horn, DT
1977 - Lawrence Cooley, OG
          I.M. Hipp, IB
1978 - Kelvin Clark, OT
1979 - Bill Barnett, DT
          John Havekost, OG
1980 - Russell Gary, DB
1981 - Dave Rimington, C
1982 - Mitch Krenk, TE
1983 - Mike Tranmer, MG
1984 - Jeff Smith, IB
1985 - Jim Skow, DT
1986 - Danny Noonan, MG
          Chris Spachman, DT
1987 - Neil Smith, DT
1988 - Andy Keeler, OG
1989 - Mike Murray, MG
1990 - Curtis Cotton, SS
1991 - Mike Anderson, LB
1992 - John Parrella, DT
1993 - Cory Schlesinger, FB
          Donta Jones, OLB
1994 - Donta Jones, OLB
1995 - Mark Gilman, TE
1996 - Jared Tomich, RE
1997 - Dan Alexander, IB
1998 - Chad Kelsay, RE
1999 - Kyle Vanden Bosch, RE
2000 - Kyle Vanden Bosch, RE
2001 - Jon Dawson, OG
2002 - Demoine Adams, RE
2003 - Trevor Johnson, RE
2004 - Adam Carriker, DE
2005 - Seppo Evwaraye, OL
2006 - Brandon Rigoni, DB
2007 - Ty Steinkuhler, DT
2008 - Matt Slauson, OG
          Ndamukong Suh, DT
2009 - Jared Crick, DT
2010 - Rex Burkhead, IB
2011 - Rex Burkhead, IB
          Lavonte David, LB
2012 - Ameer Abdullah, IB
          Justin Jackson, C
2013 - Ameer Abdullah, IB
2014 - Jack Gangwish, DE
2015 - Andy Janovich, FB
2016 - Luke McNitt, FB

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