Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2018)
Nebraska native Noah Vedral transferred to the Husker program for the second semester and went through spring practice. The 6-1, 200-pound quarterback spent the 2017 season as the No. 2 quarterback at UCF, but returned to his homestate following the hiring of Scott Frost as Nebraska head coach.
Vedral must sit out the 2018 season under NCAA transfer guidelines, and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2019. Vedral’s knowledge of the offense will be a benefit to the quarterback room this fall.
Vedral is a second-generation Husker, as his father was a three-year letterwinner for the Huskers in the early 1990s. Vedral also had three uncles earn letters at Nebraska. Vedral completed his first semester at Nebraska with a 3.923 cumulative grade-point average.
Before Nebraska (Wahoo Bishop Neumann HS/UCF)
Vedral was the No. 2 quarterback for UCF in 2017 when the Knights went 13-0 and finished as the nation’s only undefeated team. He appeared in eight games as a true freshman for a UCF offense that led the nation in scoring and ranked fifth in total offense. Vedral completed 22-of-29 passes for 276 yards and one touchdown on the season, while adding 77 rushing yards and a pair of rushing touchdowns.
Vedral made an immediate impact, completing 10-of-12 passes for 79 yards in the season opener against Florida International. He scored his first career touchdown on a 13-yard run against East Carolina and added an 11-yard touchdown run two weeks later against Austin Peay. Vedral’s lone touchdown pass was a 35-yard strike against UConn.
A Nebraska native, Vedral was a multi-sport star at Wahoo Bishop Neumann High School. He passed for 4,561 yards in his career while adding 2,250 rushing yards and accounting for 6,811 yards of total offense and 77 total touchdowns for coach Tim Turman, his grandfather. Vedral threw for 2,001 yards and rushed for 739 yards as a senior in 2016, when he earned All-Nebraska accolades from the Omaha World-Herald after helping Bishop Neumann finish as the Class C-1 runner up. Vedral was also a standout on the basketball court, taking home third-team All-Nebraska honors as a senior when Bishop Neumann won the C-1 state championship.
Noah is the son of Michael Vedral and Sara Turman-Vedral and was born on Oct. 15, 1998. Noah is majoring in communication studies and earned a spot on the 2018 Nebraska Spring Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. His father, Mike, was a three-year letterwinner at tight end for Nebraska (1990-92). His uncles, Jon Vedral (1994-96) Mark Vedral (1998-2001) and Matt Turman (1994-96) were also Husker letterwinners.