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#82 Phil Peetz
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 250
Year: Senior
City/State: Elkhorn, Neb.
High School: Elkhorn
  • Three-Time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • Four-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (1999, 2000, 2001, 2003)
  • Five-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
  • 2002 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team

2003 (Senior)
Phil Peetz (pronounced Pete's) played a key role for Nebraska during his senior season after seeing reserve duty throughout his Husker career. Peetz was the Huskers' No. 2 tight end in 2003, and provided Nebraska with a physical blocking threat at the position to complement All-Big 12 tight end Matt Herian. Peetz played in all 13 games, with five starts as a senior. He appeared in 37 career games.

A standout in the classroom, Peetz earned first-team academic All-Big 12 honors for the third straight year. He played the entire 2003 season with his degree in hand, completing his undergraduate work in criminal justice in May 2003 with a 3.836 cumulative grade-point average.

Peetz earned starts against Utah State, Southern Miss, Iowa State, Texas and Colorado when Nebraska opened in a double-tight end set in 2002. Peetz did not have any receptions, but he helped the Huskers rank seventh nationally with 235.6 rushing yards per game.

2002 (Junior)
Peetz played in 11 games last season, mostly as a member of Nebraska's PAT and field goal units, but also saw limited duty as a reserve tight end. He did not have a reception.

2001 (Sophomore)
Peetz moved to tight end before spring ball and played in every game, primarily on Nebraska's PAT and field goal units.

2000 (Redshirt Freshman)
Peetz moved from the line to rush end before the season and provided depth, but did not appear in any games.

1999 (Redshirt)
A scholarship athlete, Peetz redshirted in 1999.

Before Nebraska (Elkhorn HS)
Peetz was a two-year starter on both sides of the line at Elkhorn High, playing offensive tackle and nose guard. Peetz earned first-team super-state honors as an offensive lineman from the Lincoln Journal Star after earning second-team super-state honors as a junior. He was a three-time first-team Class B all-state honoree by both the LJS and the Omaha World-Herald (defensive lineman as a sophomore and junior, offensive lineman as a senior). The OWH named him All-Nebraska as a defensive lineman in 1997 and to the All-Nebraska offensive team in 1998.

Personal
The son of Kenneth (Dan) and Pat Peetz, Phil was born on Dec. 12, 1980. Peetz graduated in May 2003 with a criminal justice degree and a 3.836 cumulative grade-point average. Peetz was named to the 2002 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team for his extensive work in the community, which included volunteering with the American Cancer Society, Husker E-mail Literacy Program and for NU's Halloween Fun Night. Peetz was also a member of the 2003 Football Unity Council and was a representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Board.

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