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#87 Tracey Wistrom
Position: Tight End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 220
Year: Sophomore
City/State: Webb City, Mo.
High School: Webb City
  • Verizon/CoSIDA First-Team Academic All-American (2001)
  • National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete
  • 2001 Third-Team All-American (AP, The Sporting News)
  • Two-Time Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-District (2000, 2001)
  • Three-time First-Team Academic All-Big 12 (1999, 2000, 2001)
  • Two-Time John Mackey Award Semifinalist (2000, 2001)
  • 2001 Team Captain
  • 2001 Co-Guy Chamberlain Award Winner
  • 2001 Third-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches)
  • 2001 Honorable-Mention All-Big 12 (AP)
  • 2001 Rotary Lombardi Watch List
  • 2000 Third-Team All-American (AP, Collegefootballnews.com)
  • 2000 Honorable-Mention All-American (CNNSI.com)
  • 2000 First-Team All-Big 12 (AP, Coaches, Football News, Sporting News, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle)
  • 1999 First-Team All-Big 12 (AP, Coaches, Dallas Morning News, Kansas City Star, Austin American Statesman, San Antonio News Express)
  • School Record for Career Receiving Yards (1,150) by a Tight End
  • Tied School Record for Most TD Receptions in a Game with Three vs. Iowa, 2000
  • School Season Record for Best Receiving Average (26.8 ypc, 1999)
  • Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll (1998, 1999. 2000)
  • Three-Time Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (1999, 2000, 2001)

Nebraska's all-time tight end receiving yardage leader on the field and a first-team Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-American in the classroom, Tracey Wistrom enjoyed a stellar four-year career at Nebraska.

Wistrom finished his career with 1,150 receiving yards to surpass Junior Miller's previous school mark of 1,045 from 1977 to 1979.  His 58 career receptions rank 12th all time at Nebraska and second among Husker tight ends.  He appeared in 45 regular-season games and made 24 starts, including 11 in 2001.  As a senior, Wistrom hauled in 21 catches for 323 yards, despite being slowed by a knee injury for the last five games of the season and missing the Texas Tech contest.

A third-team All-American by AP as a junior and a senior, Wistrom was a John Mackey Award semifinalist for both seasons and was elected one of five captains by his teammates in 2001.  A two-time first-team All-Big 12 selection, the Webb City, Mo. native also earned a spot on the preseason Lombardi Award Watch List.

A three-time first-team Academic All-Big 12 honoree, Wistrom was named one of 16 National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame Scholar-Athletes.  He was awarded an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship, and he graduated in May 2002.

Wistrom produced three 100-yard receiving games in his career, the most by a Husker tight end since Johnny Mitchell had three in 1990 and 1991.  Fourteen of Wistrom's 58 career receptions went for 25 yards or more.  He caught at least one pass in 12 straight regular-season games, from Oct. 21, 2000 against Baylor, to Oct. 27, 2001 versus Oklahoma.

Year

G/S

No.

Yds.

Y/R

Y/G

Long

TDs

1997

Redshirted

1998

12/1

2

84

42.0

7.0

63 vs. UAB

1

1999

11/3

16

429

26.8

39.0

70 vs. Cal

2

2000

11/9

19

314

16.5

28.5

52 vs. Iowa State

5

2001

11/11

21

323

15.4

29.4

37 vs. Rice

2

Totals 45/24 58 1,150 19.8 25.5 70 vs. Cal 10

1998 Holiday Bowl vs. Arizona:  Receiving, 3-41-1, 4-yard TD
2000 Fiesta Bowl vs. Tennessee:  DNP-injured
2000 Alamo Bowl vs. Northwestern:  Receiving, none
2002 Rose Bowl vs. Miami:  Receiving, 2-26-0 
 
Receptions - 4 vs. Oklahoma State, Kansas State, 1999; vs. Iowa, Iowa State, 2000; vs. Notre Dame, Rice, 2001
Reception Yards - 116 yards (4 catches) vs. Oklahoma State, 1999
Long Reception - 70 yards (TD) vs. California, 1999
TD Receptions - 3 vs. Iowa, 2000 (tied school record)
100-Yard Receiving Games - 3; 102 vs. Cal, 116 vs. OSU, 1999; 101 vs. Iowa State, 2000
Number of Career Catches of 25-Plus Yards - 14; 1 in 1998; 8 in 1999; 3 in 2000; 2 in 2001
Number of Career Catches of 45-Plus Yards - 5; 1 in 1998; 3 in 1999; 1 in 2000
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