Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2016)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015; Spring 2016)
2016 Season Notes
» Set a career high with two TFLs at Northwestern.
» Career-high six tackles at Wisconsin, including a three-yard sack.
Sophomore Mick Stoltenberg is a strong candidate to earn a more extensive role in 2016 as he competes for action at defensive tackle. The 6-5, 290-pound Stoltenberg has shown excellent ability and a strong work ethic early in his Husker career. He will compete for action at a position where Nebraska lost 2015 starters Vincent Valentine and Maliek Collins to the professional ranks.
Stoltenberg suffered a knee injury during bowl preparations that kept him out of spring practice, but he should be back at full strength for the start of fall camp. A prep standout at Gretna High School, Stoltenberg began his career at defensive end, but has added 50 pounds of muscle since joining the Nebraska program and moved inside to tackle in the spring of 2015.
2015 (Redshirt Freshman)
Stoltenberg played in nine games, adding depth at defensive tackle, while serving on the Huskers' punt unit. Stoltenberg had two solo tackles, including a six-yard sack against South Alabama. He also had a tackle against Iowa on punt coverage, and recovered a fumbled Hawkeye punt to set up a Nebraska touchdown.
Stoltenberg redshirted in his first year in the program.
Before Nebraska (Gretna HS)
Stoltenberg primarily played tight end and defensive end for Coach Chad Jepsen at Gretna. Stoltenberg had his senior season cut short, suffering a knee injury early in the year. As a junior, Stoltenberg helped the Dragons to a 9-2 record and a trip to the second round of the state playoffs. He played a key role at tight end while recording nine sacks from his defensive end position. Stoltenberg also threw the discus for the Gretna track and field team.
Stoltenberg was ranked as the No. 3 player in Nebraska by Rivals.com, which also listed him among the top 50 offensive tackle prospects in the country. On defense, 247 Sports ranked him among the top 55 defensive ends in the country. Stoltenberg only visited Nebraska, but he also had scholarship offers from Ohio, Tulsa and Army, among others.
The son of Alan and Sondra Stoltenberg, Mick was born on Jan. 25, 1996. He is majoring in management and is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital and community center outreach events.
Stoltenberg's Career Statistics
Games Played--9 in 2015
Tackles--2 UT in 2015
Sacks--1-6 vs. South Alabama, 2015
Fumble Recovery--1 vs. Iowa, 2015