Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
» Nebraska Scout Team Special Teams MVP (2015)
» Six-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018)
After being placed on scholarship in August just prior to the start of the season, Jacob Weinmaster was a solid contributor for Nebraska as a junior in 2018. One of the Huskers' top special teams performers, Weinmaster totaled a career-high 13 tackles on the season, including eight on special teams coverage units and five from his linebacker spot. Weinmaster tiedfor the team lead with eight tackles on kickoff coverage and eight total tackles on special teams. He had a tackle on kickoff coverage in each of the first three games and then made his first two career tackles on defense at No. 16 Wisconsin. Weinmaster added another tackle on kickoff coverage against Minnesota and then made a career-high three tackles from his linebacker spot against Bethune-Cookman. Weinmaster made a pair of solo stops on kickoff coverage at No. 8 Ohio State and had two more tackles on kickoffs the next week vs. Illinois.
After missing the 2016 season due to injury, Weinmaster played in all 12 games as a sophomore in 2017, marking the first playing time of his career. He was one of Nebraska’s top special teams performers and contributed depth to the Husker linebacking corps. Weinmaster made an impact in Nebraska’s come-from-behind win at Purdue, recording two solo stops for his only tackles of the season.
2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
Weinmaster missed the 2016 season with an injury.
Weinmaster redshirted and worked on the NU scout team where he earned Scout Team Defensive MVP honors.
Before Nebraska (Loveland HS)
Weinmaster was one of four out-state walk-ons in Nebraska's 2015 class. He excelled on both sides of the ball the past three seasons at Loveland (Colo.) High School.
Weinmaster rushed for 806 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior, while catching 13 passes for 308 yards and three touchdowns. On defense, he made 172 tackles, including three tackles for loss, while adding four interceptions for Coach Wayne McGinn's team.
In 2013, Weinmaster totaled 125 tackles, including 12 tackles for loss. He rushed for 516 yards and 11 touchdowns, while catching 13 passes for 129 yards. He also threw for 200 yards and three touchdowns on just seven completions.
Weinmaster first made an impact for Loveland High as a sophomore, recording 108 tackles, including 71 solo stops. He added four tackles for loss and four blocked kicks. On offense, Weinmaster ran for 732 yards and six touchdowns. Weinmaster also played baseball and basketball for Loveland. As a junior on the baseball field, Weinmaster held a .478 on-base percentage while recording 27 hits for the Indians.
Jacob was born on Sept. 18, 1996, and is the son of Eric and Sherri Weinmaster. He has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his six semesters on campus. Weinmaster has been named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2016, 2017 and 2018. He has volunteered his time with FCA, the Nebraska Football Road Race, the Lincoln Marathon, Husker Heroes, Red Cross, and local hospital outreach visits.