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#32 Jim Ebke
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
City/State: Lincoln, Neb.
High School: East
Other College: South Dakota State
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Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2011)
  • Second-Team Academic All-Big 12 (2010)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2010)
  • Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2008, 2010, 2011)
  • Nebraska Scout Team Defensive MVP (2009)
  • Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2011, 2012)

Career
Linebacker Jim Ebke was a key member of Nebraska's special teams throughout the 2011 season, while continuing to add depth at linebacker. The Lincoln native ranked among the team leaders in special teams tackles with nine stops, including five solo tackles. Ebke's play helped Nebraska rank among the Big Ten leaders in kickoff coverage in 2011.

Ebke also was strong in the classroom and earned his bachelor's degree in secondary education in May of 2012. He was named to the academic All-Big Ten team as a senior, and earned his second spot on the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team in 2012.

2011 (Senior)
Ebke played in all 13 games and made nine tackles. He finished the regular season in strong fashion with three unassisted tackles at Michigan and two on Senior Day against Iowa. Ebke had single tackles in four other games.

2010 (Junior)
Ebke played in 13 of 14 games and had five tackles, including two solo stops. He made single tackles in five games.

2009 (Sophomore)
Ebke was a reserve in the secondary and saw action in one game. He moved to the secondary in the spring after spending 2008 as a quarterback.

2008 (Redshirt)
Ebke transferred from South Dakota State to walk on for the Huskers. He sat out the 2008 season due to NCAA transfer rules and worked as a reserve quarterback.

Before Nebraska (South Dakota St./Lincoln East HS)
Ebke redshirted during his only season at South Dakota State. He made a significant impact as a linebacker and safety on the Jackrabbits' scout team.

Ebke was one of the most decorated players in the state of Nebraska in 2006, earning state Gatorade Player-of-the-Year honors while quarterbacking Lincoln East to the Class A state quarterfinals. Under the direction of coach John Gingery, Ebke was honored as the Super-State Honorary Captain and Offensive Player of the Year by the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald after setting eight school records and leading Class A in total offense with 1,225 yards passing and 1,549 yards rushing while accounting for 31 touchdowns. Defensively, he made 66 tackles and intercepted two passes.

Ebke was named to the all-state basketball honorable-mention squad two times and competed in track and field and baseball at the varsity level. He was an academic all-state selection and member of the National Honor Society.

Personal
Jim is the son of Darrell and Susan Ebke and was born on Sept. 29, 1988. He is majoring in mathematics. He has been named to the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor roll five times. Ebke was also named to the 2011 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team for his outreach work. Ebke has volunteered his time with TeamMates, School is Cool Week and team hospital and school visits.

Career Statistics
» Games Played- 27 (1 in 2009; 13 in 2010; 13 in 2011)
» Tackles- 6 UT, 8 AT, 14 TT (2 UT, 3 AT, 5 TT in 2010; 4 UT, 5 AT, 9 TT in 2011)

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