Matt

Wagner

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Infielder
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 225
Year: Redshirt Freshman
City/State: Wahoo, Neb.
High School: Bishop Neumann

Bio

2006 Outlook: Matt Wagner will look for an increased role after redshirting in his first season as a Husker Made significant progress during his year and a half in the Husker program Has the physical tools to play at the college level and great size for a corner infielder at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds Has worked extensively on retooling his swing to become more successful at the collegiate level Will back up Brandon Buckman and Andrew Brown at first base, although he could also see time at designated hitter.

2005: Redshirted during the 2005 campaign Played for the Kansas City Sluggers over the summer, helping the squad finish 17th at the NBC World Series in Wichita.

Bishop Neumann High School: Wagner was a multi-sport athlete who spent his summers playing baseball, as his school did not have a program Played for coaches Dave Bingham, Shane Wedd and Ryan Schmidt with the Kansas City Sluggers in 2004, hitting .364 with one homer, 33 RBIs and 29 runs scored Spent the previous three years playing American Legion baseball, batting .377 with four homers, 15 doubles, 32 RBIs and 31 runs scored in helping his team to a 26-24 record and a district runner-up finish Was a two-way performer who also went 6-3 with five saves and a 2.45 ERA, striking out 66 in 60 innings and holding foes to a .177 average Attended NU’s Stars of Tomorrow Camp for two years Played football and basketball at Bishop Neumann, lettering five times for teams that combined to win three C-1 state titles (two in football and one in basketball) and one runner-up finish Named the honorary captain of the Lincoln Journal Star’s Class C-1 football team after earning unanimous first-team all-state honors at linebacker Totaled a school-record 185 tackles as a senior, leading Bishop Neumann to a 13-0 record and a second straight undefeated season and state crown Averaged 14 points and eight rebounds per game in basketball, earning honorable-mention all-state honors as a senior Was a member of the National Honor Society and an honor roll student throughout his high school career.

Personal: Born on May 23, 1986, in Fort Worth, Texas Parents are Rick and Diane Wagner Has one sister (Jenny) Majors in business administration Father (Rick) played college baseball at Northwest Missouri State.

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