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#56 Jeremy Slechta
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 285
Year: Senior
City/State: LaVista, Neb.
High School: Papillion-LaVista
  • 2001 Second-Team All-Big 12 (Dallas Morning News)
  • 2001 Third-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches)
  • 2001 Honrable-Mention All-Big 12 (AP)
  • 2001 Team Captain
  • 2001 Co-Native Son Award Winner
  • 2001 First-Team Academic All-Big 12
  • Tied NU Position Record (DL) for Most Season PBU with six in 2000
  • 2000 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week Nominee vs. Missouri
  • 2000 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • 2001 BIg 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll

One of the leaders of the Blackshirts, Jeremy Slechta (pronounced Seh-LECHT-tuh) was one of five Husker team captains ins 2001.  The 6-6, 285-pound defensive tackle took over full-time starting duties, recording 44 stops and eight quarterback hurries.  A second-team All-Big 12 selection by the Dallas Morning News and a third-team pick by the coaches, Slechta helped the Husker defense rank among the top 10 in four major defensive categories, including second in pass efficiency defense (83.8), sixth in scoring defense (15.8 ppg), eighth in total defense (287.2 ypg) and ninth in pass defense (170.3 ypg).  NU alsom limited its opponents to an average of 116.9 yards rushing per game.  Slechta finished his career with 97 total tackles, including 14 tackles for loss with six quarterback sacks.  He also set a school single-season position record with six pass breakups in 2000, including tying a single-game position record with three breakups against Missouri.  He fell one shy of Steve Warren's career position record of 11 breakups.  Slechta graduated in May 2002.

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Tackles

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QB

Int.

Year

G/S

UT

AT

TT

TFL

Sacks

C-R

BK

PBU

PI

Hry.

Csd.

1998

8/0

3

6

9

3-11

1-7

0-1

0

2

0

1

0

1999

7/0

10

9

19

5-22

3-20

0-0

0

1

0

5

1

2000

11/4

9

16

25

3-12

1-7

0-1

0

6

1

6

0

2001

12/12

16

28

44

3-9

1-7

0-0

0

1

0

8

0

Totals 38/16 38 59 97 14-54 6-41 0-2 0 10 1 20 1

1999 Holiday Bowl vs. Arizona: Tackles, none
2002 Alamo Bowl vs. Northwestern: Tackles, 2 UT, 0 AT, 2 TT, 1-2 TFL
2002 Rose Bowl vs. Miami: Tackles, none
 
Tackles: 6, vs. Iowa State, 2000; vs. Oklahoma, Colorado, 2001
Solo Tackles: 3, vs. California, Southern Miss, Oklahoma State, 1999; vs. Iowa State, 2000; vs. Texas Tech, Kansas, 2001
TFL: 2, vs. California, 1999; vs. TCU, 2001
Sacks: 1, five times
Quarterback Hurries: 3 vs. Kansas State, 2001
Passes Broken Up: 3 vs. Missouri, 2000
Interceptions: 1-10 vs. Kansas, 2000
Fumble Returns: None
Blocked Kicks: None
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