Trev Alberts

Trev Kendall Alberts[1] (born August 8, 1970) is an American sports administrator and the director of athletics at the University of Nebraska Omaha. In 2014 Alberts was selected to be Vice Chancellor in addition to his current duties as Director of Athletics. Alberts is a former American college and professional football player. He played college football for the University of Nebraska, and earned All-American honors at linebacker. He played professionally for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL) for three seasons, after having been fifth overall pick in the 1994 NFL Draft. Later, he became a television and print college football commentator, most notably working alongside Mark May on ESPN's College GameDay Scoreboard show. In January 2015, Alberts was among 15 players and two coaches selected to the College Football Hall of Fame.[2]

Trev Alberts
No. 51
Personal information
Born:August 8, 1970 (age 48)
Cedar Falls, Iowa, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Cedar Falls (IA) Northern University
NFL Draft:1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Career history
As player:
As administrator:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:29
Games started:7
Forced fumbles:3
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Early years

Alberts was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa to parents Ken Alberts, a business executive, and Linda.[1][3] He also has an older brother, Troy, who went on to work as a sales director in an oil processor, and a sister, Tami, who teaches elementary school.[1] Trev Alberts attended Northern University High School in Cedar Falls,[4] where he played for the Northern University Panthers high school football team.

College career

While attending the University of Nebraska, he played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team from 1990 to 1993. Following his senior season in 1993, he was awarded the Dick Butkus Award and Jack Lambert Trophy as the top college linebacker; Alberts was also recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, after recording 15 quarterback sacks, 21 tackles for loss, and 38 quarterback hurries. Despite an injury early in the eleventh game of the season against the Oklahoma Sooners, Alberts returned with a cast on his arm for the national championship game against Florida State in the Orange Bowl. Although the Seminoles won 18-16, Alberts had a dominant performance with three sacks of Heisman Trophy-winner Charlie Ward (FSU quarterbacks were sacked only five times during the 1993 regular season).

Professional career

Selected fifth overall in the 1994 draft,[5] Alberts began his professional career with the Indianapolis Colts and continued to play for the Colts from 1994 to 1996.[6] Due to injuries he played portions of just three seasons before retiring before the 1997 season, tallying just four career quarterback sacks and one interception.

Broadcasting career

Upon retirement from the NFL, Alberts was hired by the American cable television network CNN/SI and concomitantly its Sports Illustrated magazine, where he served as a college football contributor. In 2002, Alberts joined the staff of the American cable television network ESPN, where he worked as an in-studio analyst for college football, ultimately joining Rece Davis and Mark May on the network's College GameDay Scoreboard and College GameDay Final.

On September 6, 2005, Alberts was terminated by ESPN for breaching his contract when he declined to report to work; Alberts later claimed he did not want to "play second fiddle" to the more prominent cast of College GameDay, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso.[7]

Alberts thereafter accepted a position as a columnist for the website of the college sports cable television network CSTV. He worked as a color commentator for the NFL on Westwood One Sunday afternoon radio broadcasts in 2006. He also provided color commentary for SEC football games on CBS.

Alberts also served as an analyst for Sprint Exclusive Entertainment, breaking down college football and other sports for viewers.[8]

Athletic director

Alberts was hired in April 2009 to be the director of athletics for the Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks sports program at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.[9]

I believe the potential for UNO's athletic programs is unlimited. This new chapter in my life will be exciting for me and for my family. I had an amazing experience as a college athlete. For several years now, I’ve wanted to return to college athletics and give something back. This position at UNO is a privilege.[9]
—Alberts upon assuming the UNO job

Alberts made the controversial decision to eliminate football and wrestling in an effort to bring University of Nebraska-Omaha to Division I's Summit League. The regents approved the move March 25, 2011.[10]


  1. ^ a b c Jim Offner, Familiar territory: Ex-CFU executive, wife buy Wasendorf estate, Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, February 6, 2013, accessed July 8, 2013.
  2. ^ "Jim Tressel, Bill Snyder selected to College Football Hall of Fame". 2015-01-09.
  3. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Trev Alberts. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  4. ^, Players, Trev Alberts Archived 2012-03-26 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  5. ^ Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1994 National Football League Draft. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  6. ^, Players, Trev Alberts. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  7. ^ [1]. Walters, J. ESPN sacks Alberts. Sports September 6, 2005.
  8. ^ "Trev Alberts' Top Ten – Week Two". FB Schedules. 2008-09-06. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  9. ^ a b "Trev Alberts Appointed to be UNO Athletic Director". 2009-04-29. Archived from the original on 2009-05-04.
  10. ^ Regents approve UNO’s move to DI
1990 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

The 1990 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 1990 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Tom Osborne and played their home games in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

1991 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

The 1991 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 1991 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Tom Osborne and played their home games in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

1992 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

The 1992 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 1992 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Tom Osborne and played their home games in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

1993 All-Big Eight Conference football team

The 1993 All-Big Eight Conference football team consists of American football players chosen by various organizations for All-Big Eight Conference teams for the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season. The selectors for the 1993 season included the Associated Press (AP).

1993 College Football All-America Team

The 1993 College Football All-America team is composed of college football players who were selected as All-Americans by various organizations and publications that chose College Football All-America Teams in 1993. It is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective positions.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) recognizes seven selectors as "official" for the 1993 season. They are: (1) the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA); (2) the Associated Press (AP) selected based on the votes of sports writers at AP newspapers; (3) Football News; (4) the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA); (4) The Sporting News; (6) the United Press International (UPI); and (7) the Walter Camp Football Foundation (WCFF). Other notable selectors included Gannett News Service (GNS), Scripps Howard (SH), and the Newspaper Enterprise Association (NEA).Ten players were unanimously selected as first-team All-Americans by all seven of the NCAA-recognized selectors. They are: quarterback Charlie Ward of Florida State; running backs Marshall Faulk of San Diego State and LeShon Johnson of Northern Illinois; wide receiver J. J. Stokes of UCLA; center Jim Pyne of Virginia Tech; offensive tackle Aaron Taylor of Notre Dame; defensive tackle Rob Waldrop of Arizona; linebackers Trev Alberts of Nebraska and Derrick Brooks of Florida State; and defensive back Antonio Langham of Alabama. Charlie Ward also won the 1993 Heisman Trophy.

1993 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

The 1993 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 1993 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was coached by Tom Osborne and played their home games in Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

1994 Indianapolis Colts season

The 1994 Indianapolis Colts season was the 42nd season for the team in the National Football League and 11th in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis Colts finished the National Football League's 1994 season with a record of 8 wins and 8 losses, and finished third in the AFC East division.

1994 NFL Draft

The 1994 NFL draft was the procedure by which National Football League teams selected amateur college football players. It is officially known as the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting. The draft was held April 24–25, 1994, at the Marriot Marquis in New York City, New York. The league also held a supplemental draft after the regular draft and before the regular season. This was the first draft in which the rounds were reduced to seven in total.

The highlight of ESPN's coverage of this draft was a verbal altercation between ESPN draft expert Mel Kiper, Jr. and Indianapolis Colts' GM Bill Tobin. While disputing the Colts pick of linebacker Trev Alberts of Nebraska (when Kiper felt a quarterback such as Trent Dilfer made more sense), Tobin famously said to the ESPN crew "Who in the hell is Mel Kiper, anyway? I mean, here's a guy who criticizes everybody, whoever they take. In my knowledge of him, he's never even put on a jockstrap, he's never been a player, he's never been a coach, he's never been a scout, he's never been an administrator, and all of a sudden, he's an expert. Mel Kiper has no more credentials to do what he's doing than my neighbor, and my neighbor's a postman and he doesn't even have season tickets to the NFL." Alberts is considered a draft bust with just four sacks in three seasons; Dilfer, although never a star, had a productive career, including game-managing the Baltimore Ravens to a win in Super Bowl XXXV several years after being drafted.

This was also the final draft for both Los Angeles football teams for over two decades; by the 1995 draft, the Raiders had returned to Oakland and the Rams began a 21-year tenancy in St. Louis.

Baxter Arena

Baxter Arena (previously known under the working name UNO Community Arena) is the sports arena owned and operated by the University of Nebraska Omaha located in Omaha, Nebraska. Completed in 2015, Baxter Arena serves as the home of several of the university's sports teams, known as the Omaha Mavericks. The arena opened to the public on October 23, 2015 when the Mavericks men's ice hockey team hosted Air Force, winning 4–2.

Bill Tobin (American football)

Bill Tobin (born February 16, 1941) is a former professional American football player who played running back for one season for the Houston Oilers. He would later become the general manager of the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts. He also was director of player personnel for the Detroit Lions in 2001.


CNN/Sports Illustrated (CNN/SI) was a 24-hour sports news network. It was created by Time Warner, bringing together its CNN and Sports Illustrated brands and related resources. It was launched on December 12, 1996.

Unlike ESPNews, which provided 30-minute blocks of news and highlights in a similar fashion to CNN Headline News at the time, CNN/SI was fully live daily from 7am to 2am. Their aim was to provide the most comprehensive sports news service on television, bringing in-depth sports news from around the world, and integrating the Internet and television.

College Football Final

College Football Final is a one-hour program totally devoted to college football and airs every Saturday night during the college football season. It was previously named College Gameday Final until 2006. It is seen at 12am ET on ESPN and lasts until 1am ET (or later if a game runs over) and the program re-airs early the next morning on ESPNU and ESPN2. It is similar to ESPN's Baseball Tonight, NBA Fastbreak, NFL Live, and College GameNight, except that it only appears once a week. The program breaks down the days' games with highlights of all the biggest games, analysis of the big stories and a look ahead to next weeks' matchups.

Starting with the 2017 season with Adnan Virk hosts the show with analysis from Joey Galloway and Jesse Palmer. In 2015 it was hosted by Joe Tessitore and from 1999 to 2014, ESPN sportscasting veteran Rece Davis hosted the show. Joining Davis with analysis were College Football Hall of Fame Pittsburgh offensive lineman Mark May (since 2001) and head coach Lou Holtz. Trev Alberts, who was a former analyst on the show, resigned after the 2004 season saying, he was tired of being second to the College GameDay gang all the time; Holtz later replaced him.

Nebraska Cornhuskers academic honors and awards

Members of the Nebraska Cornhuskers—sports teams of the University of Nebraska—have won large numbers of academic awards. "Huskers" have won 315 Academic All-Americans and 17 Today's Top 10 Awards—in both cases more than any other university. They have also won 15 Academic All-American of the Year awards and various other trophies.

Nebraska Cornhuskers football statistical leaders

The Nebraska Cornhuskers football statistical leaders are individual statistical leaders of the Nebraska Cornhuskers football program in various categories, including passing, rushing, receiving, total offense, defensive stats, and kicking. Within those areas, the lists identify single-game, single-season, and career leaders. The Cornhuskers represent the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the NCAA's Big Ten.

Although Nebraska began competing in intercollegiate football in 1890, the school's official record book considers the "modern era" to have begun in 1956. Records from before this year are often incomplete and inconsistent, and they are generally not included in these lists.

These lists are dominated by more recent players for several reasons:

Since 1890, seasons have increased from 10 games to 11 and then 12 games in length.

The NCAA didn't allow freshmen to play varsity football until 1972 (with the exception of the World War II years), allowing players to have four-year careers.

Bowl games only began counting toward single-season and career statistics in 2002.These lists are updated through the end of the 2016 season.

Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks football

The Nebraska–Omaha Maverics football team represented the University of Nebraska Omaha in NCAA Division I college football. The team competed in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association during their last season in 2010. They played their home games at Al F. Caniglia Field in Omaha, Nebraska. On March 25, 2011 the Nebraska Board of Regents voted to disband the team in order to save money for the athletic program, which was transitioning to Division I.

Omaha Mavericks

The Omaha Mavericks are the sports teams of the University of Nebraska Omaha. They participate in the NCAA's Division I and in The Summit League, except in ice hockey, where they compete in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC).

Omaha Mavericks baseball

The Omaha Mavericks baseball team is the varsity intercollegiate baseball program of University of Nebraska Omaha in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. The program's first season was in 1947, and it has been a member of the NCAA Division I Summit League since the start of the 2012 season. Its home venue is J. J. Isaacson Field at Seymour Smith Park, located at Omaha's Seymour Smith Park. Evan Porter is the team's head coach starting in the 2017 season. The program has appeared in 0 NCAA Tournaments at the Division I level. It has won one conference tournament championship and 2 regular season conference titles. As of the start of the 2018 Major League Baseball season, 2 former Mavericks have appeared in Major League Baseball.

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Butkus Award winners (collegiate)

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