Sievers ranked fifth on the NU defense with a career-high 54 tackles, and also set personal bests with five quarterback hurries and three tackles for loss while replacing former Husker Demorrio Williams in 2004. Sievers provided a major run-stopping presence for a defense that rated No. 2 in the Big 12 Conference in fewest rushing yards allowed per game at 104.0. The Husker defense limited opponents to fewer than 100 yards rushing in six of 11 games. He matched a career high by registering nine tackles three times during his senior campaign, including NU’s 59-27 win against Baylor, in which Sievers made five solo stops.
The Valley, Neb., native recovered from off-season knee surgery in time to participate in 2003 spring ball and play all 13 games as a junior backup linebacker. He finished with 14 tackles, including seven unassisted stops. His most extensive time at linebacker came late in the Huskers' 38-14 win at Southern Miss, when he posted a season-high eight tackles. Sievers made two tackles at Missouri and played on NU's coverage units.
He played in nine game and finished an injury-shortened 2002 season with 37 tackles, including two tackles for loss. After missing the season opener with Arizona State, Sievers made six tackles, including a tackle for loss, in his Husker debut against Troy State. He sat out the Utah State game, but had five or more tackles in the next three games, including a career-high nine stops at Iowa State. Sievers suffered a season-ending knee injury early in the Kansas game, but continued in the contest and made six tackles and recovered a fumble. In addition to backing up Ruud at middle linebacker, he was a strong performer on Nebraska's coverage units.
Sievers sat out the 2001 season after transferring from New Mexico State. He paid his own way to the Rose Bowl, but was not eligible to suit up or travel with the team.
Sievers was also one of Nebraska’s all-time great scholar-athletes. He became NU’s 218th academic All-American last December when he was named to the University Division First-Team defense by ESPN the Magazine and CoSIDA. Sievers graduated with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average in business administration in December of 2004.
Sievers suffered a season-ending knee injury early in the Kansas game, but continued in the contest and made six tackles and recovered a fumble. In addition to backing up Ruud at middle linebacker, he was a strong performer on Nebraska's coverage units and was a first-team academic All-Big 12 selection.
Before Nebraska (New Mexico State/Valley HS)
Sievers graduated from Valley High School in 1999. He was asked to walk on at NU, but accepted a scholarship to New Mexico State after earning defensive MVP honors in the 2000 Shrine Bowl. Playing for Coach George Purnell, Sievers recorded 128 tackles and two interceptions as an All-Omaha area defensive back in 1999. With a perfect 4.0 GPA in high school, Sievers graduated first in his class.
Sievers' Career Statistics
2003 Alamo Bowl vs. Michigan State: Tackles, none