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#12 Courtney Osborne
Position: Safety
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
City/State: Garland, Texas
High School: South Garland
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Honors & Awards

  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall, 2011; Spring, 2012)
  • Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2011)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2010, 2011)
  • Scout Team Defensive Co-MVP (2008)

Courtney Osborne closed out a productive Nebraska career while serving as a reserve safety and key special teams player in 2012. Osborne battled injuries each of the past two seasons, but continued to make an impact both on defense and Nebraska's coverage units.

Osborne played in 12 games in 2012, seeing action at safety behind P.J. Smith and Daimion Stafford, and also contributing on special teams. He was one of four senior safeties who played a significant role for each of the past four seasons.

Osborne was joined on the Nebraska roster by his twin brother, Steven, a senior receiver. Courtney Osborne played the entire season as a graduate after earning his degree last May.

2012 (Senior)
Osborne finished the season with 12 tackles, including eight solo stops and two tackles for loss. Eight of his tackles came against Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game. Osborne had two tackles for loss against Idaho State and also forced a fumble in that game.

2011 (Junior)
Osborne played in five of the first seven games with a start against Chattanooga. He was sidelined by injury over the final six games. Osborne had six tackles for the season, including three on special teams. He had three tackles at Wisconsin and a pair of special-teams tackles against Ohio State.

2010 (Sophomore)
Osborne played on coverage units early in the year, when he was a reserve safety. He had five tackles in the first seven games before breaking into the starting lineup. In his first career start against Missouri, Osborne had six tackles, including an 11-yard sack in a 31-17 win. He had seven tackles at Iowa State, including two tackles for loss.

Osborne had a career-high nine tackles and a tackle for loss at Texas A&M. He recorded his first career interception in the Big 12 Championship Game, returning the pick 33 yards to the Sooner 12-yard line. Two plays later, Nebraska found the end zone to take a 17-0 lead. He added six tackles in the Holiday Bowl.

2009 (Redshirt Freshman)
Osborne played in six games, with five of those appearances coming in the second half of the year. He had an unassisted tackle against Louisiana-Lafayette.

2008 (Redshirt)
Osborne redshirted in 2008, and earned co-MVP honors on the defensive scout team.

Before Nebraska (South Garland HS)
Osborne was one of nine Texas natives in Nebraska's 2008 signing class, representing the Huskers' largest ever recruiting harvest from the Lone Star State. Courtney and Steven Osborne marked the second set of twins to sign with Nebraska, joining the Bullocks brothers who signed in 2001.

A versatile performer, Osborne made his biggest impact on defense for South Garland High School and Coach Mickey Moss. Osborne also excelled on the special teams units where he utilized his hard-hitting style. The play of the Osbornes helped a talented South Garland squad to a 10-2 record and a district title in 2007.

Osborne was listed as the No. 50 prospect on the Dallas Morning News' Area 100 list. In addition to Nebraska, Osborne received scholarship offers from UNLV and Kansas.

Personal
Courtney was born on Jan. 15, 1990, and is the son of Sandra Osborne. He graduated with his degree in ethnic studies in May of 2012. Osborne was named to the NU Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of the past two semesters, and was a member of the 2010 and 2011 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Rolls. Osborne is a regular in NU’s community outreach work and was a member of the 2011 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team. His outreach work has included several school and hospital visits, the F Street Recreation Center and the YWCA.

Osborne's Career Statistics

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QB

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

INT 

Hry.

2009 6/0 0-0  0-0  0-0 0
2010 14/4 21 20 41 5-17 1.0-11 0-0 0 0 1 0
2011 5/1 2 4 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0
2012 12/0 8 4 12 2-6 0.0-0 1-0 0 1 0 0

Totals

37/5 

32 

28  

60  

7-23 

1.0-11

1-0

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1  

1  

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Single-Game Highs
» Tackles-
9 at Texas A&M (2010)
» Solo Tackles-5 twice (Iowa State in 2010; Wisconsin in 2012)
» Tackles for Loss-2 at Iowa State (2012)