In 2003, Pippens played in all 13 games with a start against Kansas when NU opened in the nickel package. He led NU's non-starters with 50 tackles, including 28 solos, while adding five pass breakups. He had his best game at Kansas, after battling the flu throughout the day and arriving to the stadium late. He finished the game with a career-high 12 tackles, a tackle for loss, a pass breakup and his second interception of the season in the first quarter. In the 2003 season opener against Oklahoma State, Pippens notched the only sack of his career, which also forced a Josh Fields fumble that was recovered by Ryon Bingham to set up an NU touchdown in a 17-7 win. Pippens had his first interception of the season at Southern Miss and added four tackles, a tackle for loss, a hurry and a breakup in the game.
On special teams, Pippens served as a bullet on punt coverage and blocked a Texas A&M extra point. He capped his NU career with four tackles, including a tackle for loss in Nebraska's 17-3 victory over Michigan State in the 2003 Alamo Bowl.
Pippens had an outstanding game in a return to his home state of Pennsylvania, matching his career-high with eight tackles at Penn State. He added four tackles each against Utah State and McNeese State.
2000 (Redshirt Freshman)
Before Nebraska (West Catholic HS)
Pippens' Career Statistics
Interceptions: 2-2, both in 2003
2002 Rose Bowl vs.
2003 Alamo Bowl vs.
Tackles: 12, at
Solo Tackles: 8, at
Pass Breakups: 2, vs.
TFL: 1, five times
Long Interception Return: 2, at