Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2008)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2009)
2009 Outlook Tight end Damon Bechtold enters fall camp hoping to push for playing time at one of Nebraska’s deepest positions. The 6-4, 235-pound Bechtold will add depth behind returning starter Mike McNeill, as well as junior Dreu Young and sophomore Ryan Hill who also earned extensive playing time last fall. The walk-on from Omaha Westside is off to a strong start in the classroom, earning recognition on the Big 12 Academic Honor Roll each of his two semesters of college. 2008 (Redshirt) Bechtold sat out his first season as a redshirt and worked with the scout team.
Before Nebraska (Omaha Westside HS) Bechtold walked on at NU after helping Omaha Westside to three consecutive playoff appearances, including a trip to the 2006 Class A state title game. Bechtold played on both sides of the ball, and was an all-district selection for his play at defensive end, where he collected 10 sacks as a senior. Bechtold played under Coach Marty Kaufman at Westside.
Personal Bechtold was born on Oct. 29, 1989, and is the son of M.J. Bechtold. He is majoring in construction management and carries a 3.666 cumulative grade-point average. Bechtold has participated in several volunteer activities including School is Cool Week, a Veteran’s Welcome Home event and team hospital visits.