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#25 Nathan Gerry
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Sioux Falls, S.D.
High School: Washington
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Honors & Awards
» Honorable-Mention Big Ten All-Freshman Team (BTN, 2013)

2014 Outlook
Sophomore Nate Gerry saw significant playing time as a true freshman last fall, showing his versatility in his first year in the program. The 6-2, 205-pound Gerry played defensive back in high school, but was utilized at linebacker last year and earned playing time in every game, including three starts.

 This spring, Gerry moved back to his natural safety position and is in line to compete for a prominent role for the 2014 Blackshirts. Gerry and fellow sophomore LeRoy Alexander spent the majority of the spring with the top defense, while returning starter Corey Cooper sat out with a minor injury. That trio of safeties is expected to get the majority of the snaps this fall.

 Gerry’s move to linebacker last fall was evidence that the coaching staff is confident in his ability in run support, and Gerry also has the speed to excel in pass coverage. Gerry was Nebraska’s leader in special teams tackles last season and is likely to again contribute on NU’s coverage units.

2013 (Freshman)
Gerry saw action in every game, playing at linebacker and also on special teams units. He was in the starting lineup in non-league play against Southern Miss, UCLA and South Dakota State. Gerry finished the season with 32 tackles, including 18 solo stops. He added a pair of tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry.

Gerry made five tackles in the season opener against Wyoming, then had a season-high seven tackles against UCLA, when he produced his first career tackle for loss. He had four tackles each against Purdue and Minnesota, and added three stops vs. Southern Miss and South Dakota State. Gerry led the Huskers with seven tackles on special teams.

Before Nebraska (Washington HS)
Gerry joined the program from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, S.D., and was Nebraska’s first scholarship signee from South Dakota since 2003 and just the Huskers’ third signee from the state since 1997. Gerry’s play helped Washington High and Coach Brian Hermanson to a 48-3 record and three state championships over four years.

In 2012, Sioux Falls Washington posted a perfect 12-0 record and outscored its opponents by a combined score of 549-81. Gerry rarely came off the field as a senior. As a safety on defense, he made 64 tackles, including 13.5 tackles for loss and added eight pass breakups, five interceptions and also forced two fumbles. He played running back and receiver on offense and accounted for 1,216 all-purpose yards and 22 touchdowns. Gerry also handled the kicking and punting chores as a senior. Gerry was a first-team Class 11AA all-state selection as a receiver for his play in 2012.

Gerry was also a two-way starter during his junior season when Washington posted a 10-3 record and was the state runner-up. Gerry made 73 tackles, with two sacks and three interceptions on defense, while adding 37 receptions for 647 yards and eight touchdowns as a receiver. Gerry was an All Greater Dakota Conference first-team choice in 2011, and was also selected by the high school coaches in South Dakota as one of the Elite 45 players in the state.

In addition to his versatile football talents, Gerry was a top track athlete for Washington High. Gerry won his second straight 200-meter state title as a senior in 2013 and after finishing second in the 100 meters as a junior, he took the state title as a senior. In his senior season, Gerry set the state record in the 200 meters with a time of 21.52. Gerry was widely regarded as the top prospect in South Dakota and one of the top 50 athlete prospects in the country. He did not take any other visits after committing to Nebraska, but he also had offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan State, Minnesota and Arizona State.

Personal
Gerry was born on Feb. 23, 1995, and is the son of Brian and Kelli Gerry. Gerry has not declared a major. He has volunteered his time with Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes and Husker Hotline.

Gerry's Career Statistics

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G/S

UT

AT

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2013 13/3 18 14 32 2-3 0.0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1

Totals

13/3 18
14
32
2-3 0.0-0 0-0 0
0 1

 


Single-Game Highs
» Tackles -
7 vs. UCLA (2013)
» Solo Tackles - 4 at Purdue (2013)
» Tackles for Loss - 1 vs. UCLA (2013), at Minnesota (2013)
» Sacks - None

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