- 2002 Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll
- 2003 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll
A four-year contributor, Steve Safranek earned three letters and played in 11 career games, recording six total tackles. In 2003, Safranek saw his only action against Kansas State, but did not have a tackle.
In 2002, Safranek played six games at Mike linebacker. Safranek notched six tackles, including a career-high four stops and one quarterback hurry against Utah State. He added two tackles against Arizona State.
In 2001, Safranek played against Troy State, Rice and Iowa State but did not have a tackle.
2000 (Redshirt Freshman)
Safranek played one game as a redshirt freshman in 2000.
A walk-on, Safranek redshirted in 1999.
Before Nebraska (Omaha Gross HS)
Safranek was a standout for Coach Jerry Shank at Omaha Gross High School. He earned four letters for the Cougars, playing linebacker and offensive tackle.
The son of Rich and Terry Safranek, Steve was born on July 6, 1981. A strong performer in the classroom, Safranek earned his undergraduate degree in just 3 1/2 years at Nebraska, graduating in psychology in December of 2002.