Redshirt freshman defensive tackle Seth Jensen is part of a group of young defensive linemen who will make a push for playing time during fall camp. The defensive front lost all four starters to graduation including defensive tackles Barry Cryer and Ola Dagunduro. The 6-3, 295-pound Jensen has yet to fully show his ability at Nebraska as a result of injuries. Jensen did not participate in contact work during spring practice following off-season shoulder surgery.
Jensen redshirted in his first season with the Huskers after an impressive prep career at Fort Morgan High School in Colorado.
Jensen redshirted in his first season in the program.
Before Nebraska (Fort Morgan HS)
Jensen was one of the first commits in the 2006 class, pledging his services to the Huskers in June of 2005. Playing for Coach Rick Kahl at Fort Morgan, Jensen recorded 70 tackles while earning first-team all-conference and honorable-mention all-state honors as a junior. As a senior, Jensen logged 89 total tackles, including 4.5 sacks, seven tackles for losses and two fumble recoveries. On offense, he recorded 30 pancake blocks. Jensen was named to the Denver Post’s "Best of the Best" team, making the offensive line in Class 3A.
Jensen ranked as the 36th-best defensive tackle prospect in the nation according to Rivals.com and the fourth-best prospect in the state of Colorado. Scout.com ranked Jensen as the 24th-best defensive tackle prospect in the nation, and he was ranked among the SuperPrep Midlands Top 77. Jensen only visited Nebraska, but also received offers from Oklahoma, UCLA, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas State, Colorado State and Wyoming. Jensen also played basketball for Fort Morgan, and played baseball early in his high school career.
The son of Dean and Jane Jensen, Seth was born on Sept. 1, 1987. He will celebrate his 20th birthday when the Huskers open the season against Nevada. Jensen has not declared a major, but has volunteered with Nebraska’s team hospital visits.