Brian Schuster
#28 Brian Schuster
Position: Fullback
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 225
Year: Senior
City/State: Fullerton, Neb.
High School: Fullerton

·         1996 Honorable-Mention All-Big (AP, Coaches)

·         1996 First-Team Academic All-Big 12

·         1996 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Semester Honor Roll

·         1995 GTE/CoSIDA Second-Team Academic All-American

·         Two-Time Big Eight Conference Academic Honor Roll (1994, 1995)


1996 (Senior)

 His senior season, Schuster recieved Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (AP, Coaches). At the end of his senior season, he signed a free angent contract with the Carolina Panthers. Schuster had one touchdown his senior season.

 1995 (Junior)
Schuster played a key role in the Huskers' explosive offense in 1995. He played in all 11 games behind starter Jeff Mackovicka and carried 28 times for 246 yards. He was the only Husker running back who did not get tagged for any yards lost among the top three units. While he is still looking for his first career touchdown, Schuster earned more than 40 yards in a game three times in 1995, with 3-47 vs. Pacific, 5-42 vs. Washington State and 1-55 vs. Iowa State, a career-long run and a career-best total in yards. His five carries against Washington State was the most in his career. He also scored on a two-point conversion pass from Kris Brown against the cougars. He averaged an outstanding 8.8 yards per carry and 22.3 per game and also had four tackles on special teams. Against flordia in the Fiesta Bowl, Schuster had one carry for a four-yard gain.


1994 (Sophomore)
Brian Schuster was the backup fullback behind senior Cory Schlesinger and junior Jeff makovicka in 1994. Despite being a backup, his 7.5 yards per carry, along with Tommie Frazier's 7.5 ypc, was the best on the team for those with at least 10 carries. On 13 attempts, he gained 98 yards with a long run of 33 vs. Texas Tech. His season best was a 37-yard day against the Red Raiders. He also had two carries for 19 yards vs. UCLA; three for 14 vs. Missouri and three for 25 vs. Kansas. Also a member of special teams, Schuster had one assister tackle, playing in all 12 games. Schuster was named to the Phillips 66 Academic Honor Roll. He played in the 1995 FedEx Orange Bowl vs. Miami as a special teams member.

1993 (Freshman)

Schuster played in one game and recorded his one carry, a seven-yard gain against North Texas.

1992 (Freshman)

A walk-on athlete, Schuster redshirted his first year.


Before Nebraska (Fullerton High School)
Schuster played running back and linebacker for Coach Pat Larson at Fullerton and helped lead his team to the Class C-2 state semifinals in 1990. He rushed for more than 3,600 yards in his career, including1,831 as a junior and 1,520 as a senior. He also earned three letters in basketball and four in track while making the honor roll every quarter with a 3.7 cumulative grade point average.


The son of Nancy Folden and Mike Schuster, Brian was born on Sept. 19, 1973. He majored in education and boasted a 3.473 cumlative grade point average. Schuster was a member of the Ventures in Partnership Speakers Bureau. He is the cousin of former Husker Gerry Gdowski (1987-89) and also Tom Gdowski, who was a defensive tackle for NU in 1982. Brian's wife's name is Chelsea and they have a daughter Samantha.

Schuster's Career Statistics











1992 Redshirted
1993 1/0 1 7 7.0 7.0 7 vs. North Texas 0
1994 12/0 13 99 7.5 8.2 33 vs. Texas Tech 0
1995 11/0 28 246 8.8 22.4 55 vs. Iowa St. 0
1996 11/10 46 215 4.6 19.4 21 vs. Colorado 1







55 vs. Iowa St.