Height: 5'11"
Weight: 195
Year: Redshirt Freshman
City/State: Rapid City, S.D.
High School: Central


  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2004; Spring 2005)

2006 Outlook: After a redshirt year, infielder Casey Klapperich will look to break into the Huskers’ infield rotation this spring Versatile performer who could be the Huskers’ utility infielder, playing across the infield Former three-time all-state pick from Rapid City, S.D., who was a career .451 hitter in American Legion ball Enjoyed a solid fall, as he tied for the team high in RBIs during the Red/White Series Is a contact hitter who has a good presence at the plate and is a fundamentally sound player Selfless player who always gives maximum effort on the diamond.

2005: Redshirted Put together a solid summer for Duluth in the Northwoods League, hitting .245 with a wood bat, while adding 11 RBIs and 16 runs in 40 contests.

Central High School: Klapperich played American Legion baseball all four years of high school for Coach Dave Ploof at Post 22 Earned first-team all-state recognition in each of his final two seasons of American Legion ball, finishing his career with a program-record .451 batting average Garnered all-state recognition as a shortstop in 2004, batting .434 with 12 doubles, six triples and 51 RBIs in 74 games Swiped 26 of 29 bases Broke a program record in 2003 with a .496 average - shattering the previous mark of .488, which stood since 1975 Also added three homers, 82 RBIs, 76 runs, 22 doubles and 10 triples in 82 contests Helped his team to a third-place finish at the 2002 American Legion World Series, as he hit .412 during his sophomore campaign Played football for one season at Central, earning honorable-mention all-conference honors during his junior season Looked at Arizona State, Northern Iowa and Midland Lutheran before choosing Nebraska.

Personal: Born on Jan. 16, 1986, in Rapid City, S.D. Parents are Tim and Desiree Klapperich Has two brothers (Cody and Carey) and one sister (Cayla) Is a general studies major and carries a 3.117 GPA.

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