Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018; Spring 2017, 2018)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)
Andrew Bunch played in five games as a sophomore, appearing in each of the first three games, including starting the second game of the year against Troy. He completed 31-of-47 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns on the season while rushing 16 times for 40 yards.
Bunch made his Husker debut off the bench in the season opener against Colorado, completing 4-of-9 passes for 49 yards. He nearly led Nebraska on a game-winning drive against the Buffaloes, marching the Huskers 44 yards down to the CU 20-yard line before the drive stalled. Bunch then earned the start in place of the injured Adrian Martinez the next week vs. Troy. Against the Trojans, Bunch completed 19-of-27 passes and threw for 177 yards, including his first two career touchdowns. At No. 19 Michigan the next week, Bunch again came off the bench and led Nebraska's only touchdown drive, an 80-yard march in the fourth quarter. Bunch completed 6-of-9 passes for 71 yards against the Wolverines, while rushing for a career-high 23 yards, including a career-long 23-yard run. Bunch also saw action late in the game at No. 16 Wisconsin, completing both of his passing attempts for 23 yards. His final appearance of the season came in the fourth quarter against Illinois, when he had one carry for 13 yards.
Bunch served as Nebraska’s No. 3 quarterback in 2017. Although he did not appear in a game, he was on the travel roster for the Huskers’ trips to Purdue, Minnesota and Penn State.
Before Nebraska (Independence HS/Scottsdale CC)
During his freshman campaign at Scottsdale for Coach Doug Madoski, Bunch threw for 1,331 yards and 13 touchdowns in nine games. He completed 55.7 percent of his passes, third-best among quarterbacks in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference.
At Independence High School in Tennessee, Bunch was a threat both through the air and on the ground as a three-year starter from 2013 to 2015. He amassed 7,747 passing yards, 79 passing touchdowns, 1,140 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns during his career. He earned all-state honors as both a junior and senior in high school. He was also the Offensive MVP of the state championship game in 2015.
As a senior in 2015, Bunch helped Independence and Coach Scott Blade to a 15-0 record and the Tennessee Division I Class 5A state title. He had 3,405 passing yards, 41 passing touchdowns, 520 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns. As a junior in 2014, Bunch threw for 2,802 yards and 24 touchdowns, while rushing for 501 yards and 12 touchdowns.
As a sophomore, he had 1,497 passing yards and 13 touchdowns. Bunch made one varsity appearance as a freshman and had a touchdown pass.
Andrew was born on Oct. 24, 1997, and is the son of David and Dawn Bunch. He is majoring in communication studies and is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He was also a member of the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2018 and 2019. Bunch has volunteered with the FCA, Husker Heroes, local hospital visits and the Nebraska Football Road Race.