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Mick Stoltenberg
Player Profile:
Mick Stoltenberg 1808959
Position: Defensive Lineman
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 265
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Gretna, Neb.
High School: Gretna
Major: Management

Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2016)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015, 2016; Spring 2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2017)

2016 Season Notes
» Set a career high with two TFLs at Northwestern.
» Career-high six tackles at Wisconsin, including a three-yard sack

2017 Outlook
Junior Mick Stoltenberg will be a centerpiece of the Nebraska defense in 2017, after playing a leading role on the defensive front a year ago. Stoltenberg is the leading candidate to take over the nose tackle role in Nebraska's new 3-4 defensive scheme. Stoltenberg has been one of Nebraska's most tenacious players and hardest workers during his Nebraska career and has added nearly 20 pounds of muscle in the off-season program to prepare for his new role.

The Gretna native had a solid 2016 campaign after returning from a knee injury suffered in December of 2015. Stoltenberg was slowed in the early season by another minor injury, but rebounded to make a strong impact in the second half of the year. Stoltenberg joined the program as a defensive end, but has added more than 65 pounds since his arrival in the Husker program. Off the field, Stoltenberg was an Academic All-Big Ten choice in 2016.

2016 (Sophomore)
Stoltenberg played in 12 games and made nine starts at defensive tackle alongside senior Kevin Maurice. Stoltenberg missed the Wyoming game with an injury, but returned to action a week later and was back to full strength for the majority of conference play. Stoltenberg 25 tackles, including three tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.

Stoltenberg had two tackles each against Fresno State, Northwestern and Illinois in the early season, with both of his stops at Northwestern coming behind the line of scrimmage, including half of a sack. He made three tackles against Purdue, and had a career-high six tackles, including a three-yard sack at Wisconsin. He added four tackles against Minnesota, and two tackles each against Maryland and Iowa. 

2015 (Redshirt Freshman)

Stoltenberg played in nine games, adding depth at defensive tackle, while serving on the Huskers' punt unit. Stoltenberg had two solo tackles, including a six-yard sack against South Alabama. He also had a tackle against Iowa on punt coverage, and recovered a fumbled Hawkeye punt to set up a Nebraska touchdown.

2014 (Redshirt)

Stoltenberg redshirted in his first year in the program.

Before Nebraska (Gretna HS)
Stoltenberg primarily played tight end and defensive end for Coach Chad Jepsen at Gretna. Stoltenberg had his senior season cut short, suffering a knee injury early in the year. As a junior, Stoltenberg helped the Dragons to a 9-2 record and a trip to the second round of the state playoffs. He played a key role at tight end while recording nine sacks from his defensive end position. Stoltenberg also threw the discus for the Gretna track and field team.

Stoltenberg was ranked as the No. 3 player in Nebraska by, which also listed him among the top 50 offensive tackle prospects in the country. On defense, 247 Sports ranked him among the top 55 defensive ends in the country. Stoltenberg only visited Nebraska, but he also had scholarship offers from Ohio, Tulsa and Army, among others.

The son of Alan and Sondra Stoltenberg, Mick was born on Jan. 25, 1996. He is majoring in management and is a four-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital and community center outreach events. He was a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2017.

Stoltenberg's Career Statistics























2014           Redshirt          
2015 9/0 2 0 2 1-6 1-6 0-1 0 0 0 0


12/9 9 16 25 3-6 1.5-5 0-0 0 0 0 1


21/9 11 16 27 4-12 2.5-11 0-1 0 0 0 1

Single-Game Highs
» Tackles - 6 at Wisconsin, 2016
» Tackles for Loss - 2, at Northwestern, 2016
» Sacks - 1, vs. South Alabama, 2015, at Wisconsin, 2016

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