- 2004 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Academic Honor Roll
Matt O'Shea added depth to a strong Nebraska front four during his senior season, playing a reserve role behind fellow seniors Titus Adams and Le Kevin Smith. The 6-1, 295-pound O’Shea returned to action for his final season after missing the entire 2004 season because of an injury.
O’Shea played in five games as a senior, making appearances against Maine, Wake Forest, Kansas, Kansas State and Colorado. He did not have a tackle, but did have one quarterback hurry on the season.
O'Shea was joined on the Nebraska squad in 2005 by his younger brother, Mark, a reserve linebacker for the Huskers. O’Shea was a 2004 Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll pick.
O'Shea missed the entire 2004 season because of an injury. He was a reserve nose tackle, but did not play in a game in 2003. A reserve defensive tackle, O'Shea played against Kansas and made an assisted tackle in his only appearance of 2002. A walk-on, O'Shea redshirted in his first season at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Jesuit College Prep)
O'Shea was a standout defensive lineman and center for Coach Bob Wonderlick at Jesuit College Prep in Dallas. O'Shea helped his team to a state title in his senior year. He was also a standout track performer, winning the state title in the discus. He earned his school's Thrower of the Year and Lineman of the Year Award and earned all-state honors in the discus.
The son of Arthur A. and Patty O'Shea, Matt was born on Oct. 5, 1982. O'Shea majored in communication studies. O'Shea was active in the community, volunteering his time with the Teammates Program, during School is Cool Week and as a mentor at Dawes Middle School. He and younger brother, Mark, are one of two brother combinations on the NU roster. Matt was engaged to marry former Husker volleyball player Ally Rebholz.