Honors & Awards
- 2008 Second-Team All-Big 12
- 2008 Second-Team Academic All-Big 12
- 2007 MLB 35th-round Draft Pick (Cincinnati)
2008: Thad Weber was in the Huskers’ weekend rotation all season, compiling a 9-5 record with a 6.15 ERA in 15 starts, striking out 72 and walking only 28 in 79 innings • Second-team All-Big 12 pick finished 2008 ranked third in the Big 12 in wins, complete games (two) and shutouts (one) • Finished Big 12 action with a 6-2 record and a 4.56 ERA, ranking in the top 10 in five categories including wins (third), complete games (two, second), strikeouts (53, fifth) and innings pitched (53.1, ninth) • Was 6-0 with a 1.64 ERA in a six-start stretch from March 1 until April 5 • Was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 35th round of the 2007 MLB Draft, but elected to return to Nebraska • Graduated with his degree in biological sciences on May 10, and was a finalist for Nebraska Male Student-Athlete of the Year • Made two appearances in the NCAA Regional, earning the win in NU’s opener against Eastern Illinois, allowing two runs on four hits over 3.1 innings of relief • Suffered his second straight loss against sixth-ranked Oklahoma State on May 24, allowing six earned runs on eight hits in 3.1 innings of work • Absorbed his first loss since April 12 at No. 12 Missouri on May 17, allowing eight runs on seven hits in just 1.2 innings of work • Had a no-decision against ninth-ranked Texas A&M, allowing six earned runs on eight hits over 5.2 innings of work, as he fanned eight in a game Nebraska rallied to win 9-8 • Missed the UL-Lafayette series, as his wife gave birth to their first daughther - Isabel • Tossed his second complete game of the year at Baylor on April 26, scattering four hits and fanning four in a 14-1 win • Earned the win against Kansas on April 19, allowing four runs on eight hits over five innings, as he struck out seven in an 8-6 Husker win • Took the loss at No. 21 Oklahoma State on April 12, allowing seven runs on nine hits in 3.1 innings • Collected his sixth straight win against Texas Tech on April 5, allowing two runs on five hits over 7.2 innings while striking out a career-best 11 Red Raiders in a 5-2 win • Wowed a national TV audience as he tossed a complete-game two-hit shutout at No. 13 Texas on March 29, striking out five and retiring 14 of the final 15 hitters he faced • Turned in a dominant performance in the series-clinching win over Oklahoma on March 22, throwing seven shutout innings and striking out six as he left with a 4-0 lead • Earned the series-clinching win against Kansas State on March 15, holding the Wildcats to one run on four hits over seven innings, while striking nine hitters • Pitched well against Northern Colorado on March 9, allowing three earned runs on seven hits over 6.1 innings, while recording six strikeouts
2007: Weber filled a pair of roles for the Huskers, serving as one of the Huskers’ top relievers and occasional hitter • Made 21 appearances on the mound, going 1-2 with three saves and a 5.62 ERA, as he struck out 30 in 24 innings • Hit .257 with seven RBIs as the Huskers’ part-time designated hitter and reserve first baseman • Allowed just three of 16 inherited runners to score on the year and collected saves against Northern Colorado, Baylor and Kansas • Worked at least an inning in 14 of his 20 bullpen outings, including four appearances of at least two innings • Did not allow an earned run in his first 10 appearances, spanning 12 innings of work • Posted a 3.09 ERA in his first 19 appearances before allowing seven earned runs in two short NCAA outings • Tagged with the loss in a start against Arizona State in the regional title game, allowing four runs in a third of an inning • Tossed a shutout inning against Kansas State on May 24 in his only Big 12 Championship effort • Gutted out the save in NU’s 11-9 victory over Kansas on May 20, allowing one run on two hits while fanning three over 2.1 innings of work • Tossed 1.2 innings of two-hit relief against Baylor on May 13 for his second save, getting the Huskers out of a two-on, one-out jam in the eighth inning, as he recorded a pair of strikeouts • Pitched twice against Kansas State, taking the loss in the series finale in relief, as he struck out three, but allowed two runs in 1.2 innings in an extra-inning loss on April 29 • Struck out two in a perfect inning of relief against Creighton on April 17 • Went 1-for-4 with an RBI at No. 11 Wichita State on April 11, his first plate appearance since March 17 • Pitched a scoreless inning of relief against No. 13 Oklahoma State on April 8 • Turned in one of his best performances of the year against Creighton on April 3, allowing one hit while setting season bests in innings (2.1) and strikeouts (4) for his first win at NU • Made two appearances against No. 14 Texas A&M, picking up the hold with 0.2 shutout innings in the opener before tossing a scoreless frame in the finale • Pitched the final two innings against Northern Colorado, retiring all six hitters he faced for his first save • Fired 0.2 innings of no-hit relief in Nebraska’s 6-5 win over No. 22 Alabama on March 11 • Showed his versatility against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Feb. 23, going 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, while fanning three in two shutout innings • Drove in a pair of runs against Illinois State on Feb. 18 • Earned his first career three-hit day at UT-Arlington on Feb. 17, going 3-for-4 with an RBI in NU’s 5-4 win • Turned in a dominant summer for the Beatrice Bruins and Coach Bob Steinkamp, going 7-0 with a save and a 0.78 ERA in nine appearances, while hitting .391 with 11 RBIs in 17 games • Led Beatrice in wins, as he fanned 48 in just 46 innings while limiting foes to a .121 batting average.
Hutchinson Community College/Friend High School: Weber was one of the top junior college players in the country, playing for Coach Kyle Crookes at Hutchinson (Kan.) CC • Capped his junior college career by earning second-team NJCAA All-America honors in 2006, the first All-American from the school in four seasons • Split time between first base and the mound, and earned first-team All-Jayhawk West Conference honors at both spots • Named the Jayhawk West Player of the Year after hitting .453 with six homers and 63 RBIs while going 10-0 with a 2.16 ERA • Totaled a school-record 27 doubles, two triples and a .724 slugging percentage • Struck out 66 and walked 20 in 62 innings and held opponents to a .199 batting average • Fired four complete games, including a three-hit shutout in the regional playoffs when he struck out a career-high 12 hitters • Batted .380 with nine homers and 45 RBIs, while going 4-3 with a 3.10 ERA as a freshman, helping Hutchinson CC to a Jayhawk West title and an appearance in the NJCAA World Series • Was a multi-sport athlete at Friend High School, competing in basketball, track, golf and cross country in addition to American Legion baseball • Earned honorable-mention all-state honors in basketball as a junior and senior, while helping the Friend golf team to a Class C-2 runner-up finish in 2002 • Was a four-year member of the honor roll and a two-time academic all-state selection.
Personal: Born on Sept. 28, 1984, in Seward, Neb. • Parents are Les and Nancy Weber • Has one brother (Patrick) and one sister (Tara Perkins) • Majors in biological sciences and carries a 3.11 GPA • Married the former Megan Paulsen in July of 2006.
Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB-ATT
2007.... .257 10-10 35 3 9 2 0 0 7 2 10 1-3
TOTAL... .257 10-10 35 3 9 2 0 0 7 2 10 1-3
Year ERA W-L App GS CG SHO/CBO SV IP H R ER BB SO
2007.... 5.62 1-2 21 1 0 0/1 3 24.0 25 17 15 17 30
2008.... 6.15 9-5 15 14 2 1/0 0 79.0 97 61 54 28 72
TOTAL... 6.03 10-7 36 15 2 1/1 3 103.0 122 78 69 45 102