Mitch Reeves is among a talented group of young linebackers who hope to push for playing time this fall. Reeves enters his sophomore campaign as a reserve behind All-America candidate Barrett Ruud at Mike linebacker, and could also make an impact on the Huskers' special teams.
2003 (Redshirt Freshman)
A reserve linebacker, Reeves did not see game action.
A walk-on, Reeves redshirted in his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Bishop Neumann HS)
Reeves was a four-year starter for Coach Tim Turman at Bishop Neumann High School, one of the state's premier prep programs. Reeves played linebacker and fullback for Neumann, and set school records for tackles in a season (172) and career. He was a two-time first-team Class C-1 all-state pick as a linebacker and the captain of the Class C-1 all-state defensive team in his senior year. He also earned second-team Super-State honors from the Lincoln Journal Star as a senior. Neumann reached the Class C-1 state semifinals in Reeves' senior year, after finishing as the state runner-up during his junior season. Reeves was a two-year starter and three-year letterman in basketball, helping Neumann to a state title as a senior. He earned honorable-mention all-state honors on the hardwood.
Mitch is the son of Greg and Lori Reeves, and was born on March 8, 1983. He is majoring in communication studies. Greg played defensive end for the Huskers, lettering from 1983 to 1985.