Honors & Awards
» Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2015, 2016, 2017)
» CoSIDA Academic All-District VII (2015. 2016)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2014, 2015, 2016)
» Nebraska Walk-on of the Year (2015)
» Eight-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
2017 Season Notes
» Recorded a season-high 10 tackles at Oregon, including a tackle for loss
» Recorded first-career sack and interception at Illinois
Linebacker Chris Weber is expected to step into a leading role for the Nebraska defense in 2017. Weber has seen extensive playing time at middle linebacker the past two seasons and is a favorite to hold down one of the inside linebacker spots in the Huskers’ 3-4 defensive scheme. As a senior, Weber is also among the most experienced members of the defense and will be called on for leadership.
The 6-3, 240-pound Weber has shown the ability to be a strong run stopper in the middle of the defense over the past two seasons. Originally a walk-on from Elkhorn High School, Weber was placed on scholarship in January of 2016.
Weber has also distinguished himself off the field. He is a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, a two-time CoSIDA Academic All-District VII choice and a two-time Big Ten Distinguished Scholar. Weber carries a 3.957 cumulative grade-point average in nutrition science and will be a strong contender for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors in 2017. Weber is on track to earn his degree in nutrition science in December of 2017.
Weber was the top backup behind senior Josh Banderas at middle linebacker and played in all 13 games. Weber was also a key member of the Huskers’ special teams. Weber finished the season with 17 tackles, including five solo stops, and he made six of his tackles on special teams.
Weber had three tackles the first two games against Fresno State and Wyoming and had two stops at Northwestern. He had a season-high five tackles at Ohio State, including a tackle for loss, and made two stops against Maryland.
Weber played in 10 games with four starts as the Nebraska linebacking corps battled through a series of injuries. Weber missed three games during Big Ten play with a shoulder injury. Weber finished with 49 tackles and had five tackles for loss. He had a pair of double-figure tackle games and six or more tackles four times.
In his first career start against South Alabama, Weber had six tackles and a fumble recovery. He had a team-high 12 tackles and two tackles for loss against Southern Miss, while adding a hurry and a breakup in the game. A week later, he had a Nebraska season high 17 tackles at Illinois, including three tackles for loss. His 17 tackles were the most by a Husker in two seasons.
He added seven tackles a week later against Wisconsin, but missed the next three games with an injury. Weber made two tackles in each of the final three regular-season games and had one tackle in the bowl game.
2014 (Redshirt Freshman)
Weber saw action in every game and made six tackles. He made four of his tackles on special teams, while adding two tackles on defense at Fresno State.
A walk-on, Weber redshirted in his first season in 2013.
Before Nebraska (Elkhorn HS)
Weber was a defensive standout and contributed on offense for Coach Mark Wortman's Elkhorn team, helping the Antlers to the Class B quarterfinals in 2012. Weber had 121 tackles, including 66 solo stops, and four quarterback sacks as a senior. On offense, he caught 18 passes for 338 yards and two touchdowns. Weber was a second-team All-Nebraska selection by the Omaha-World Herald and earned first-team Class B all-state honors from both the World-Herald and the Lincoln Journal Star.
Weber was also a member of Elkhorn's 2011 Class B state title team. A recipient of a UNL Regents Scholarship, Weber had recruiting interest from North Dakota State and South Dakota State before choosing to walk on.
The son of Tom and Cindy Weber, Chris was born on Jan. 25, 1995. He has made the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his eight semesters. Weber has been named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team each of the past four years for his extensive community outreach work. Weber has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, the Lincoln Marathon, School is Cool, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital and many other outreach events.