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#2 Patrick Witt
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 220
Year: Freshman
City/State: Wylie, Texas
High School: Wylie

Honors and Awards

  • 2007 Big 12 Commissioner’s Fall Academic Honor Roll
  • Two-Time Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll (2007, 2008)

2008 Outlook
Quarterback Patrick Witt has made the most of his decision to graduate high school early and enroll at Nebraska in January of 2007. Witt has two spring practices under his belt, as well as a valuable redshirt season and appears ready to make an impact this fall. The 6-4, 225-pound Witt has good size and has shown a strong arm and solid decision-making in his practice repetitions.

Witt will enter fall camp locked in a battle with sophomore Zac Lee for the No. 2 quarterback spot behind senior Joe Ganz. Witt has excelled off the field during his time in Lincoln, carrying a perfect 4.0 grade-point average after three semesters.

2007 (Redshirt)
Witt enrolled in January and participated in spring drills. He prepared as Nebraska’s No. 3 quarterback throughout the year, but redshirted.

Before Nebraska (Wylie HS)
Witt played his senior season at Wylie (Texas) High School after moving from Georgia following his junior season. He threw for 1,846 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior, while completing 57 percent of his pass attempts. He also ran for better than 330 yards and four touchdowns for Coach Bill Howard. Wylie fell just one win shy of the state playoffs and Witt was the team's MVP, while being selected as an all-district and all-region selection.

Witt completed 63 percent of his passes for more than 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior at Parkview High School in Lilburn, Ga. He also rushed for 250 yards and 15 touchdowns. Rivals.com ranked Witt among the top 20 pro-style quarterbacks in the nation and among the top 100 prospects in Texas. Witt was also a first-team academic all-state selection as a senior. He only visited Nebraska, but also received strong recruiting interest from Big 12 rivals Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Oklahoma among others.

Personal
Witt is the son of Gene and Kathy Witt, and was born on April 3, 1989. He is majoring in finance and has been named to the Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll each of his three semesters at Nebraska. Witt has also volunteered his time with School is Cool Week, Special Olympics, as a visitor to the St. Elizabeth’s Burn Unit and as a volunteer speaker with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

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