Class of 2019

Nick Leader

HometownLincoln, NE
High schoolLincoln Southwest
Commit dateDec. 9, 2018

Lincoln Southwest senior Nick Leader became the 10th member of Nebraska’s 2019 walk-on class on Dec. 9.

“I couldn’t see myself going anywhere else,” the 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker said. “I didn’t see any reason not to come to Nebraska. It was just the right place for me.”

He’s the third Silver Hawk walk-on in the class, following kicker Dylan Jorgensen and linebacker Caden McCormack. Leader led Southwest with nine sacks and 19 tackles for loss from his defensive end/outside linebacker position. He was fourth on the team in total tackles (76).

“Nebraska wants me to start out as an outside linebacker,” he said. “I’ll play whatever position the coaches want me to play.”

Nick’s father, David, walked on with the Huskers and lettered in 1991 and 1992. Nick attended Nebraska’s junior day in the spring and took several game day visits to Nebraska this season.

He chose NU over a handful of Division II offers including Missouri Western State, Bemidji State and Sioux Falls.

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