Trev Alberts to be inducted into College Football Hall of Fame

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Photo by Evan Ludes/ The Gateway Alberts is honored to be named to the Hall of Fame and believes other players from the 90s will soon be inducted.
Photo by Evan Ludes/ The Gateway
Alberts is honored to be named to the Hall of Fame and believes other players from the 90s will soon be inducted.

By Avery Wenck, Sports Editor

University of Nebraska at Oma-ha athletic director Trev Albertswill be inducted into the CollegeFootball Hall of Fame on Dec. 8 inNew York City. News broke Fridayof Alberts’s impending induction.Alberts is the 17th University ofNebraska at Lincoln alumnus to benamed to the Hall of Fame.
Alberts has been the athletic di-rector since 2009 and made bigchanges—such as the ending of thewrestling and football programs—in order to make Omaha a Divi-sion-I school.
During his time as athletic director,he also led the rebranding processof Omaha athletics including thenew “O” logo. He was also a lead-ing part in funding the new are-na and recreation of the 67th andCenter streets campus for UNO.In 2015-16, all UNO athletic pro-grams will be eligible for NCAAchampionships in Division-I.
At Nebraska, he was one of thebest players in the school’s history.He played one of the best defensiveseasons ever in 1993, when he be-came the first Butkus Award win-ner in Nebraska history. He led theHuskers to an undefeated seasonand the Orange Bowl.
His awards that year included BigEight Defensive MVP, All-Ameri-can, Football News National De-fensive Player of the Year, Big EightDefensive Player of the Year andBig Eight Male Athlete of the Year.He also earned the NCAA’s highestacademic honor, the Today’s TopSix Award, in 1993.
He was the 5th pick in the 1994NFL Draft and played for the Coltsfor two seasons. His No. 34 Ne-
braska jersey was retired in 1994.
Alberts said he is happy to be join-ing legendary head coach Tom Os-borne in the Hall of Fame, a manhe said had a significant influenceon him.
“If I [didn’t] get recruited by Tomand the support staff that alwayslooked after us then I [wouldn’thave] this opportunity,” Albertssaid. “I was not heavily recruitedand I was a huge Iowa Hawkeyefan. I intended to go to Iowa allalong until I met Coach Osborne.”
Alberts believes his teammates alsoplayed a big part in why he was so
successful.
Omaha teams have not let thetransition process stop them fromproving that they can play at thetop level. The baseball team haswon back-to-back Summit Leagueregular season championships in2013 and 2014. The basketballteam was also invited to play inthe CollegeInsider.com PostseasonTournament last year, a compe-tition at which they were able tomake the second round.
Alberts’s influence to bring new re-sources such as partnerships withmarketing firms such as LearfieldSports in an attempt to spread the
UNO brand locally and national-ly. He has also turned the footballstadium into one of the best soccerpitches in the country, facilities thatwill catapult the Mavericks ontothe national scene and become ex-cellent resources for recruiting.
Alberts has been an integral part ofthe Omaha Athletics team since hejoined and will be looking forwardto greater success in the future. Hissuccesses have brought specualtionabout him taking bigger jobs, buthe remains loyal to the Maverickcommunity.

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