Nebraska native Jonathan Santin joined the program as a walk-on in 2007, and will look to add depth on the Husker defensive front this fall. The 6-3, 225-pound Santin is listed as a reserve at defensive end entering fall camp, providing depth behind returning senior starters Zach Potter and Barry Turner. Santin was a high school standout at Fullerton High School.
Santin sat out as a redshirt and worked on the Husker scout team.
Before Nebraska (Fullerton HS)
Santin starred at Class C Fullerton High School, where he played tight end and defensive end. Santin helped the Warriors qualify for the state playoffs three of the four years of his career, while earning all-district and all-state honorable mention honors his junior and senior year.
Santin also participated in basketball and track and field during his high school career. A center for the basketball team, he earned all-conference accolades three times, while he threw disc and shot for the track squad. He was a member of National Honor Society and was an academic all-state honoree in all three sports his senior year.
Santin is the son of John and Kathy Santin and was born on Oct. 25, 1988. He has not declared a major.