Honors & Awards
• 2002 MLB 49th-round Draft Pick (LA Dodgers)
• Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2004; Fall 2005)
2006 Outlook: One of just four seniors on the 2006 squad, catcher Jeff Christy returns after manning the catching spot a year ago • Made a school-record 64 starts behind the plate, throwing out 46 percent of base runners and handling a staff that finished second nationally in ERA • Considered by the coaches as one of the best defensive catchers in the Big 12 • Played with the Santa Barbara Foresters and Coach Bill Pintard over the summer, helping the team to a 51-10 record and a runner-up finish at the NBC World Series • Retooled his body in the offseason, dropping almost 10 percent of body fat and adding muscle • Has become a more vocal leader and has gained the confidence of the coaches and the pitchers • Is a fundamentally sound offensive player who handles the bat well • Has the potential to be more of an offensive threat in 2006.
2005: One of the unsung heroes of Nebraska’s CWS run, Christy was a workhorse for the Huskers behind the plate • Set a school record with 64 starts behind the plate, hitting .236 with a homer and 32 RBIs • Finished third in the Big 12 and 48th nationally with a team-high 12 sacrifices • Was a solid clutch performer, hitting .294 with runners in scoring position • Handled a pitching staff that was second nationally in ERA and posted its lowest single-season ERA since 1969 • Threw out 46 percent (24 of 52) of opposing base runners, including eight of 11 in the NCAA Tournament • Hit .293 with a homer and six RBIs in starting all 13 postseason contests, including .277 (3-for-11) with two RBIs at the CWS • Had two hits off of Miami first-rounder Cesar Carrillo, including a key eighth-inning double, while also throwing out both runners in the Super Regional opener • Sparked NU’s regional sweep by going 4-for-10 with a homer and two RBIs, while throwing out 4-of-5 base runners • Went 2-for-3 with a homer and three runs scored in NU’s 8-6 win over Illinois-Chicago on June 3 • Hit .220 in the Big 12 Tournament, but keyed NU’s win over Oklahoma on May 26 with two hits, including an RBI bunt single that gave NU a 4-3 lead • Started 26 of 27 Big 12 games, hitting .163 with 12 RBIs • Went 2-for-8 with a pair of walks in the series sweep of Kansas State • Was 1-for-6 at Texas Tech, but also drew six walks in the three-game series • Matched his season high with two RBIs vs. No. 17 Missouri on May 7 • Enjoyed his best Big 12 series of the year at Oklahoma, going 3-for-9 with three RBIs while throwing out four base runners • Tied season highs in hits (two) and RBIs (two) in a win over the Sooners on April 29 • Sparked NU’s rally over No. 8 Baylor on April 24 with a key two-run double in the fourth, helping the Huskers overcome a 3-0 deficit • Snapped out of slump by going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored against North Dakota State on April 13 • Enjoyed one of his best games of the season on March 29 against Creighton, going 1-for-1 with a double, while setting season highs in walks (three) and runs scored (four) in a 10-2 win • Went 2-for-10 against Kansas with two sacrifices and an RBI double in the series finale • Hit .500 (4-for-8) with two walks and four runs scored in a sweep of Seton Hall • Recorded his first multi-hit game vs. SDSU on March 12, going 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs • Went 2-for-2 with two RBIs, a stolen base and a sacrifice in the series finale against South Dakota State on March 13.
Barton County Community College/Lincoln Southeast High School: Christy spent two seasons at Barton County Community College playing for Coach Mike Warren • Was a first-team All-Jayhawk League selection and was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year after hitting .390 with six homers, 26 doubles, 45 RBIs and 46 runs scored • Threw out nearly 40 percent of would-be base runners and committed one error in 375 chances in helping BCCC to a 37-18 record and a second-place conference finish in 2004 • Hit .333 with five homers and 34 RBIs, while being tabbed an honorable-mention All-Jayhawk West pick as a freshman • Was a 49th-round pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 2002 MLB First-Year Player Draft after a decorated career at Lincoln Southeast High School for Coach Randy Brolhorst • Garnered first-team All-Nebraska honors from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star, posting a .430 average with four homers and 41 RBIs • Named to the honor roll all four years at LSE and was an academic all-state honoree as a senior • Also played two years of football, helping the Knights to a Class A state title in 2000 • Selected Nebraska over Kentucky and was also contacted by Oklahoma State, Mississippi, Missouri and Texas Tech.
Personal: Born on April 13, 1984, in Lincoln, Neb. • Parents are Richard and June Christy • Has one brother (Phil) and three sisters (Jill, Alison and Rachel) • Was one of the Christy Quads, the second documented case of quadruplets in the state of Nebraska • Majors in accounting.
Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2005.... .236 67-64 191 32 45 5 0 1 32 33 36 4-7
TOTAL... .236 67-64 191 32 45 5 0 1 32 33 36 4-7