Chris

Weber

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Linebacker
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Elkhorn
Major: Nutrition Science

Bio

Honors & Awards
» CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American (2017)
» CoSIDA Academic All-District VII (2015. 2016, 2017)
» National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete (2017)
» Wayne Duke Postgraduate Scholarship (2017)
» Big Ten Sportmanship Award (2017)
» AFCA Good Works Team Nominee (2017)

» Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2015, 2016, 2017)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
» Nebraska Outstanding Scholar Award (2018)
» Nebraska Walk-on of the Year (2015)

» Nine-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
» Burlsworth Trophy Nominee (2017)

Chris Weber completed his Nebraska career with an outstanding senior season as the leader of the Nebraska defense. An Elkhorn High graduate, Weber was a team captain for the 2017 Huskers and finished the season as the Huskers’ leading tackler. Weber recorded four games with double figure tackles in 2017, and totaled a team-high 95 tackles, including 39 solo stops. Weber ranked second on the team with nine tackles for loss and added five pass breakups and an interception. Originally a walk-on, Weber earned a scholarship for his final two seasons and finished his Husker career with 167 career tackles and 15 tackles for loss.

A four-year letterwinner on the field, Weber made an equally large impact off the field. One of the top student-athletes in Nebraska football history, Weber was a first-team CoSIDA Academic All-American in 2017 and earned academic all-district accolades for the third straight year. He was also the recipient of a prestigious National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete Award.

Weber carries better than a 3.96 cumulative grade-point average in nutrition science and will graduate in May of 2018. Weber has already been accepted to the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

2017 (Senior)
Weber played in all 12 games and made 11 starts for the Blackshirt defense. He finished as the team leader with 95 tackles, while ranking second on the unit with nine tackles for loss.

Weber had four double-figure tackle efforts, including three in Big Ten Conference play and made at least five tackles in 10 of 12 games. Weber’s first double-figure effort came with 10 tackles and a tackle for loss at Oregon as the NU defense held the Ducks scoreless in the second half.

Weber had 10 or more tackles in consecutive conference games against Ohio State, Purdue and Northwestern. He began that streak with a season-high 15 tackles against the Buckeyes, including four solo stops. He added 12 tackles in a win at Purdue and made 11 tackles, including six solo stops against Northwestern.

Weber also had five pass breakups, including two each against Wisconsin and Purdue and made his first career interception at Illinois.

2016 (Junior)
Weber was the top backup behind senior Josh Banderas at middle linebacker and played in all 13 games. Weber was also a key member of the Huskers’ special teams. Weber finished the season with 17 tackles, including five solo stops, and he made six of his tackles on special teams.

Weber had three tackles the first two games against Fresno State and Wyoming and had two stops at Northwestern. He had a season-high five tackles at Ohio State, including a tackle for loss, and made two stops against Maryland.

2015 (Sophomore)
Weber played in 10 games with four starts as the Nebraska linebacking corps battled through a series of injuries. Weber missed three games during Big Ten play with a shoulder injury. Weber finished with 49 tackles and had five tackles for loss. He had a pair of double-figure tackle games and six or more tackles four times.

In his first career start against South Alabama, Weber had six tackles and a fumble recovery. He had a team-high 12 tackles and two tackles for loss against Southern Miss, while adding a hurry and a breakup in the game. A week later, he had a Nebraska season high 17 tackles at Illinois, including three tackles for loss. His 17 tackles were the most by a Husker in two seasons.

He added seven tackles a week later against Wisconsin, but missed the next three games with an injury. Weber made two tackles in each of the final three regular-season games and had one tackle in the bowl game.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Weber saw action in every game and made six tackles. He made four of his tackles on special teams, while adding two tackles on defense at Fresno State.

2013 (Redshirt)
A walk-on, Weber redshirted in his first season in 2013.

Before Nebraska (Elkhorn HS)
Weber was a defensive standout and contributed on offense for Coach Mark Wortman's Elkhorn team, helping the Antlers to the Class B quarterfinals in 2012. Weber had 121 tackles, including 66 solo stops, and four quarterback sacks as a senior. On offense, he caught 18 passes for 338 yards and two touchdowns. Weber was a second-team All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha-World Herald and earned first-team Class B all-state honors from both the World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star.

Weber was also a member of Elkhorn's 2011 Class B state title team. A recipient of a UNL Regents Scholarship, Weber had recruiting interest from North Dakota State and South Dakota State before choosing to walk on.

Personal
The son of Tom and Cindy Weber, Chris was born on Jan. 25, 1995. He made the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his nine semesters. Weber has been named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team each of the past four years for his extensive community outreach work. Weber has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, the Lincoln Marathon, School is Cool, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital and many other outreach events.

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