JANUARY  13, 2021 - At the Hilton Omaha Hotel - 1001 Cass St,   OMAHA,  NEBRASKA

 

Novak Trophy Award Winner

Mohamed Barry,  #7

POSITION ILB

HEIGHT 6-1
WEIGHT 245
CLASS Senior
HOMETOWN Grayson, Ga.
PREVIOUS SCHOOL Grayson
MAJOR Communication Studies

Guy Chamberlin Award Winner

Lamar Jackson, #21

  • POSITION   CB
  • HEIGHT   6-3
  • WEIGHT   215
  • CLASS   Senior
  • HOMETOWN   Elk Grove, Calif.
  • PREVIOUS SCHOOL   Franklin
  • MAJOR   Undeclared

Native Son Award Winner

Wyatt Mazour, #37

  • POSITION   RB
  • HEIGHT   5-9
  • WEIGHT   200
  • CLASS   Senior
  • HOMETOWN   Albion, Neb.
  • PREVIOUS SCHOOL   Boone Central
  • MAJOR   Health Science

The Cornhusker Award Winner

Reid Karel, #36

  • POSITION   S
  • HEIGHT   6-3
  • WEIGHT   215
  • CLASS   Senior
  • HOMETOWN   Seward, Neb.
  • PREVIOUS SCHOOL   Seward
  • MAJOR   Biological Systems Engineering

2018 NOVAK TROPHY WINNER
(The Tom Novak trophy was established in 1950 and is presented to the Senior who “best exemplifies courage and determination despite all odds in the manner of Nebraska All-American center Tom Novak.)

Mohamed Barry   #7

Honors & Awards
» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (2019, Media)
» Lott IMPACT Trophy Quarterfinalist (2019)
» Third-Team All-Big Ten (2018, Media)
» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (2018, Coaches)
» Team Captain (2019)
» Defensive Team MVP (2018)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2018; Spring 2017, 2018)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

 

2019 (Senior)
Mohamed Barry finished his Nebraska career as one of the top tacklers in Nebraska history. A Lott IMPACT Trophy quarterfinalist and honorable-mention All-Big Ten performer in 2019 Barry led Nebraska with 89 tackles. Barry, who played his senior season as a graduate student, also led NU in tackles as a junior in 2018, becoming the first Husker to lead Nebraska in tackles in back-to-back seasons since All-Americans Ndamukong Suh (2008 & 2009) and Lavonte David (2010 & 2011). Barry recorded four tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and a career-high three pass breakups as a senior, while also recovering one fumble. His 245 career tackles placed him 15th on the Nebraska career list.

Barry, who started the final 24 games of his career, led Nebraska in tackles in 17 of the Huskers’ 24 games over the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Barry tied his career high with 12 tackles in the season opener against South Alabama in 2019. He also had 12 tackles against No. 15 Wisconsin and had four games overall in 2019 with double-figure tackle totals. Barry finished his career with 11 double-figure tackle games making him the 12th known Husker to have 10 career games with double-digit tackles.

In addition to his success on the field, Barry earned Academic All-Big Ten honors for the fourth consecutive season in 2019.

2018 (Junior)

Barry produced a breakout junior campaign while starting all 12 games in 2018. Barry led Nebraska with 112 tackles as a junior, and led the team in tackles in nine of Nebraska’s 12 games en route to becoming the first Husker to have a 100-tackle season since 2014. Barry ranked second in the Big Ten and 38th nationally with an average of 9.3 tackles per game, while his 112 tackles were the most by a Husker since All-American Lavonte David had 133 tackles in 2011. Barry had seven double-figure tackle games in 2018, becoming the fifth Husker to have seven double-figure tackle efforts in one season and the first since David in 2010. his efforts, Barry was recognized as a third-team All-Big Ten linebacker by the conference media and was an honorable-mention selection by the league’s coaches.

2017 & 2016

2017 (Sophomore)

Barry appeared in every game, contributing at linebacker and on special teams. All 38 of his tackles came from his linebacker spot, including 15 solo stops. Barry earned his first two career starts at Purdue and Minnesota and added the first tackle for loss and breakup of his career.

2016 (Redshirt Freshman)

Barry played in all 13 games as a reserve outside linebacker and on special teams. Barry finished the season with six assisted tackles, including five on special teams. He had a fumble recovery on kickoff coverage against Tennessee, helping set up a second-half Husker touchdown.

2019 GUY CHAMBERLIN TROPHY WINNER
(The Guy Chamberlin trophy was inaugurated in 1967 in memory of the former UNL All-America football player and is presented to the Senior player who has shown by his play and contributions to the betterment of the University of Nebraska football squad that he has the qualities and dedication of Guy Chamberlin to the great Cornhusker tradition.)

Lamar Jackson #21

Honors & Awards

» Second-Team All-Big Ten
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2018)

2019 (Senior)
A second-team All-Big Ten selection, Lamar Jackson started every game in his final season and filled up the stat sheet with a career highs of 40 tackles, four TFLs, 1.0 sack, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, three interceptions and 12 pass breakups. As a key member of a Husker secondary, Jackson helped Nebraska limit six opponents to fewer than 170 passing yards, including three under 100 yards. As a team, Nebraska allowed its fewest passing yards per game (200.8) since the 2012 season. Jackson was a big reason why, as he ranked in the top 15 nationally in passes defended (15) and breakups (12). With 12 breakups as a senior, Jackson ended his career 10th in Husker history with 22 career pass breakups.

Jackson had three tackles in the season opener with South Alabama, when he recorded his second career sack, forcing a fumble which Nebraska recovered. At Colorado, Jackson intercepted the third pass of his career and also broke up another pass. Jackson had three tackles against Northern Illinois and broke up a career-high four passes against the Huskies. In Nebraska’s win at Illinois, Jackson had two pass breakups and tied his career high with two TFLs. Jackson added two more pass breakups and a season-high four tackles against No. 5 Ohio State. He intercepted his second pass of the season against Northwestern, which set up Nebraska’s game-winning field goal as time expired. At Purdue, Jackson intercepted his third pass of the season and had five tackles, including one tackle for loss. Jackson totaled six tackles against No. 15 Wisconsin and recovered the first fumble of his career, which set up a Husker touchdown. The next week at Maryland, Jackson forced a fumble that led to a Husker takeaway. He finished his career with three tackles against Iowa in a game where the Huskers held the Hawkeyes to 99 passing yards.

2018 (Junior)

Jackson started 11 games and played in all 12 contests as a junior in 2018, showing continued improvement throughout the season as a key member of the Husker secondary. Jackson registered 28 tackles, a career-high seven pass breakups and his first two career interceptions, while also forcing the first fumble of his career and adding one tackle for loss.

At No. 8 Ohio State, Jackson had three tackles, recorded his second career interception and forced a fumble that was recovered by Nebraska. Jackson then tied his then-career high with two pass breakups the next week against Illinois. He had four tackles against Michigan State, including his first TFL of the season. He concluded his junior season with three solo tackles at Iowa.

2017 & 2016

2017 (Sophomore)
Jackson stepped into a full-time starting cornerback role as a sophomore. The only member of the Husker secondary to start every game in 2017, Jackson finished the year with 38 tackles, the most by any NU cornerback. In addition to more than doubling his tackle total from his freshman season, Jackson tallied multiple tackles 10 times and broke up the first three passes of his career.

Jackson began his sophomore campaign with five solo tackles and his first career pass breakup in the Huskers’ season-opening victory over Arkansas State. Jackson played a big role in the Huskers’ comeback win at Purdue, finishing with a career-high eight tackles, all of which were solo stops.

2016 (Freshman)
Jackson played in all 13 games as the Huskers’ third cornerback behind junior starters Chris Jones and Joshua Kalu. Jackson made his first career start in the Music City Bowl against Tennessee. In addition to his work in the secondary, Jackson also was a key member of the Huskers’ special teams units. He finished the season with 17 tackles, including 14 solo stops. He added two tackles for loss and a sack. Jackson had a team-high eight tackles, including seven solo stops against the Volunteers in the Music City Bowl.

2019 CLETUS FISCHER NATIVE SON AWARD WINNER
Selected by the Husker coaches and presented annually to the senior player who best exemplifies the following qualities: good work ethic; competiveness; leadership;forthrightness; sense of humor; pride; loyalty; and love of Nebraska.

Wyatt Mazour  #37

Honors & Awards

» Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018)
» Six-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

2019 (Senior)
Wyatt Mazour, a former walk-on, was placed on scholarship for his senior season. Mazour played in 10 games and had 21 carries for 74 yards and one touchdown with five catches for 52 yards while playing his senior season as a graduate.

He recorded 25 yards from scrimmage on eight rushes (12 yards) and one catch (13 yards) in the season opener against South Alabama. Mazour caught a career-high three passes for a career-high 29 yards against No. 15 Wisconsin. The next week at Maryland, Mazour had two carries for five yards. He had a career-high seven carries in his final game against Iowa, gaining a season-high 28 yards against the Hawkeyes with a nine-yard touchdown run.

A nutrition and health sciences major, Mazour was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection.

2018 (Junior)

Mazour played in all 12 games as a major contributor on both offense and special teams as a junior. On offense, Mazour had 11 carries for 76 yards and one touchdown, and he caught one pass for 21 yards. Mazour also served on several NU special teams units, including the kickoff return squad where he had three returns for 48 yards.

Mazour earned his first career carries at No. 19 Michigan, rushing five times for 18 yards. He scored on a three-yard run in the fourth quarter for his first career touchdown. Mazour added his first career reception for 21 yards at Michigan and finished as Nebraska’s second-leading rusher and receiver against the Wolverines. Against Bethune-Cookman, Mazour had five carries for a career-high 55 yards, including an 18-yard run.

2017 & 2016

2017 (Sophomore)

Mazour played in three games as a sophomore, serving on special teams against Purdue, Northwestern and Iowa. Mazour was a member of Nebraska’s travel roster for all four Big Ten Conference road games.

2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
Mazour added depth in the backfield and played in NU’s win over Wyoming

2019  CORNHUSKER AWARD
Selected by the Husker coaches and presented annually to the senior player who best exemplifies the following qualities: good work ethic; competiveness; leadership;forthrightness; sense of humor; pride; loyalty; and love of Nebraska.

Reid Karel  #36

Honors & Awards

» Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2019)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
» Nebraska Scout Team Defensive MVP (2015)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018; Spring 2018, 2019)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

2019 (Senior)
Reid Karel, who played his senior season as a graduate, made 12 tackles while playing in every game in 2019. He played on special teams against South Alabama and Colorado, recording his first career tackle against the Jaguars. Karel played both special teams and safety against Northern Illinois, totaling a career-high three tackles, including his first career tackle for loss. Karel had a tackle on punt coverage against Northwestern, and he made a stop on kickoff coverage at Purdue. He made one tackle at Maryland, where he played on special teams and on defense. In his final game, Karel made one tackle on kickoff coverage against Iowa.

Karel also earned Academic All-Big Ten accolades for the second straight year in 2019.

2018 (Junior)
Karel appeared in five games as a junior on special teams, playing in the Minnesota, Bethune-Cookman, Ohio State, Michigan State and Iowa games. Karel also saw action in the secondary against Bethune-Cookman, although he did not have a tackle on the season.

2017 (Sophomore)
Karel saw action in all 12 games as a sophomore. He played exclusively on special teams and was a key member of several units, although he did not record a tackle on the season. In addition to his special teams role, Karel also added depth in the Husker secondary.

2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
Karel provided depth at safety for the Huskers. He appeared in his first game in the Music City Bowl against Tennessee, seeing action on special teams.

2015 (Redshirt)
Karel was part of the 105-man fall camp roster as a true freshman walk-on. He redshirted and was the Scout Team Defensive MVP for his work in practice.

2018 (Junior) & 2017 (Sophomore)

Karel appeared in five games as a junior on special teams, playing in the Minnesota, Bethune-Cookman, Ohio State, Michigan State and Iowa games. Karel also saw action in the secondary against Bethune-Cookman, although he did not have a tackle on the season.

2017 (Sophomore)
Karel saw action in all 12 games as a sophomore. He played exclusively on special teams and was a key member of several units, although he did not record a tackle on the season. In addition to his special teams role, Karel also added depth in the Husker secondary.

2016 & 2015

2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
Karel provided depth at safety for the Huskers. He appeared in his first game in the Music City Bowl against Tennessee, seeing action on special teams.

2015 (Redshirt)
Karel was part of the 105-man fall camp roster as a true freshman walk-on. He redshirted and was the Scout Team Defensive MVP for his work in practice.