Justin Baumgartner completed his Nebraska career in 2008. Baumgartner served as a backup long snapper for the Huskers for three seasons after joining the program for the 2006 season. Baumgartner backed up T.J. O’Leary over each of his three seasons in the program, assisting a successful special teams unit.
Baumgartner served as O’Leary’s top backup, but did not see game action.
A transfer, Baumgartner redshirted in his first season in the Nebraska program.
Before Nebraska (Cheyenne East/Chadron State)
Baumgartner began his college career at Chadron State in 2004, where he played in 10 games as a long snapper and made one assisted tackle. Baumgartner attended school at Laramie County Community College in 2005, but the school did not have a football team. Baumgartner started on both the offensive and defensive lines at Cheyenne East for Coach John Schroff, helping the school to a conference title in 2003. Baumgartner also started for the basketball team and was a member of the golf squad.
Baumgartner was born on Dec. 18, 1985, and is the son of Terri and Mike Baumgartner. He is majoring in sociology and is on track to graduate in May of 2009. Baumgartner has volunteered time with Nebraska’s local hospital visits.