Wyoming: Tied Josh Mitchell for second on the team with five tackles in his first career game... notched three solo stops... added a QB hurry. Southern Miss: Made his first career start at linebacker alongside fellow true freshman Josh Banderas... first true freshmen to start on defense since Ciante Evans in 2010... made three tackles on the night. UCLA: Made a season-high seven tackles after producing eight through the first two games... produced his first career TFL. SDSU: Started against the Jackrabbits and finished with three tackles. Illinois: Made a pair of tackles off the bench. Purdue: Came off the bench to tie for second on the team with four tackles, all solo stops. Minnesota: Saw time off the bench... made four tackles, including his second TFL of the season. Northwestern: Saw time off the bench, but didn’t record any stats. Michigan: Came off the bench to make one tackle in NU’s 17-13 win. Michigan State: Saw time off the bench, but didn’t record any stats.
Before Nebraska (Washington HS)
Versatile athlete Nathan Gerry (pronounced Gary) joins the Nebraska program from Washington High School in Sioux Falls, S.D. Gerry is Nebraska's first scholarship signee from South Dakota since 2003 and just the Huskers' third signee from the state since 1997. Gerry's play over the past four seasons helped Washington High and Coach Brian Hermanson to a 48-3 record and three state championships. 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 is a top track athlete for Washington High. As a junior, Gerry won the 200-meter title at the state meet, while finishing second in the 100 meters. Gerry is 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 last summer, but he also had offers from Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan State, Minnesota and Arizona State.
Gerry was born on Feb. 23, 1995, and is the son of Brian and Kelli Gerry.
» Tackles - 7 vs. UCLA (2013)
» Solo Tackles - 3 vs. Wyoming (2013), vs. UCLA (2013)
» Tackles for Loss - 1 vs. UCLA (2013)
» Sacks - None