Honors & Awards
- Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (2009)
Senior Colby Starkebaum will enter the 2013 season with a goal of pushing for playing time in a new-look Husker linebacking corps this fall. Starkebaum has provided depth throughout his career at linebacker, a position that graduated three fifth-year seniors from the 2012 squad.
The 6-1, 210-pound Starkebaum lined up at the Mike linebacker spot during the spring, but has seen practice time at multiple linebacker spots. A walk-on from Colorado, Starkebaum is a second-generation Husker whose father, John, was a three-year letterwinner at linebacker from 1972 to 1974.
Starkebaum played against Idaho State, but did not record a tackle.
Starkebaum was a reserve linebacker, but did not see game action.
2010 (Redshirt Freshman)
Starkebaum added depth at linebacker, but did not appear in a game.
Starkebaum redshirted and worked on the scout team.
Before Nebraska (Sterling HS)
Starkebaum was a standout two-way performer as a running back and linebacker for Coach Mark Bauder. Starkebaum's play earned him honorable-mention Class 3A all-state honors from the Rocky Mountain News. He was also a member of the wrestling team and a standout track performer in the long and triple jump. As a junior, Starkebaum finished eighth in the triple jump at the state championships and went on to claim fifth as a senior.
Colby is the son of John and Julia Starkebaum, and he was born on May 25, 1990. An agronomy major, he was named to the 2009 Big 12 Fall Academic Honor Roll.