Defensive End
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 240
Year: Junior
City/State: Brule, Neb.
High School: South Platte


  • 2004 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
  • Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2003, 2004)
  • Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll (2002, 2004)
  • Two-Time Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2004, 2005)
  • 2003 Honorable-Mention Brook Berringer Citizenship Team

2004 (Senior)
Jeff McBride provided depth on the defensive line as a reserve end during his first three seasons at Nebraska before seeing his most extensive action as NU’s No. 2 left defensive tackle as a senior in 2004.

McBride played in a career-high three games as a senior and recorded his first three career tackles and one tackle for loss. He experienced his best game at NU in the Huskers’ season finale against Colorado, when he collected a pair of tackles and his only career TFL.

The Brule, Neb., native played in two games each of his first three seasons at defensive end, but did not record a tackle. He appeared in contests against Utah State and Troy State as a junior.

McBride was a standout in the classroom, earning his first academic All-Big 12 honor in 2004. He was named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll four times and earned his degree in agronomy in December of 2004. He was also one of the most active Huskers in the community and was named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team three times during his career.

McBride has played in two games each of the last three seasons, but has not recorded a tackle. Last season he appeared in contests against Utah State and Troy State. McBride walked on in 2000 and redshirted in his first year at Nebraska.

Before Nebraska (South Platte HS)
McBride earned all-state honors at South Platte High School, while playing linebacker and tight end for Coach Tim Cooper. He was also a National Honor Society member, while earning four letters in football and three each in track and basketball.

The son of Joe and Sheila McBride, Jeff was born on May 24, 1982. He graduated from Nebraska with a degree in agronomy in December of 2004. He earned first-team academic All-Big 12 honors as a senior and was a four-time member of the Big 12 Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll. He volunteered his time during I’ve Got Heart Week and School is Cool Week, and has been a speaker on the Tour of Excellence, earning him a spot on the 2004 and 2005 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team.


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