“IF YOU CAN BELIEVE IT, THE MIND CAN ACHIEVE IT.”
RANDY GREGORY – DEFENSIVE END – NEBRASKA
AT A GLANCE
Height / Weight: 6-6 / 240
Hometown: Fishers, In
High School: Hamilton Southeast
OFF THE FIELD
Randy Gregory is junior defensive end for Nebraska Cornhuskers. As he stepped on campus after transferring from Arizona Western Community College, Gregory has had a significant influence on the field and within the community. Gregory serves as an influential presence in the community through his regular visits to the Belmont and Calvert Community recreational centers. He and his teammates have also dedicated their time to Husker Heroes, a program that gives individuals with disabilities and their families an opportunity to hang out with Husker Athletes. His dedication to serving the community at large serves as a model for student-athletes everywhere.
ON THE FIELD
As a sophomore, Gregory had a enormous impact on the field in his first season as a Husky. Gregory was a dominant pass rusher, leading the BIG 10 in sacks (10.5) and ranking among the league leaders in tackles for loss (19). He had at least one sack in seven of the final eight games and ended the year as one of the most dynamic defenders in the nation. As a result of his spectacular play, CollegeFootballNews.com awarded Gregory National Sophomore Defensive Player of the Year. He was also named First-Team All-Big Ten and Nebraska Defensive MVP. His efforts have caused him to be a preseason first-team All-American selection by USA Today and ESPN as well as second-team choice by Athlon Sports. In addition to being named for the Lott Impact Trophy Watch List, Gregory has been named to watch lists for the Chuck Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy and Lombardi Award for the 2014 season. Even with all the accolades, Gregory should continue to make great strides on the field and in the community in 2014.