Trev Alberts

Trev Alberts celebrates a play during a 1992 game against Utah.

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A look back at Trev Alberts' career, from signing to play at NU in 1989 to returning Wednesday as the Huskers' next athletic director.

January 1989: Senior at University High in Cedar Falls, Iowa, commits to Nebraska football scholarship.

1990: On heels of redshirt season, Alberts plays in every game and earns Big Eight Defensive Freshman of the Year honors.

1991: Had seven sacks as a sophomore at NU.

1992: Second-team All-American as a junior.

1993: Alberts becomes Nebraska's first Butkus Award winner.

1994: Indianapolis Colts select Alberts with fifth pick in NFL Draft, a selection panned by ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr.

July 1997: Alberts retires after injury-plagued NFL career, playing in just 29 games.

August 1997: Trev Alberts Foundation announces plans to sponsor a NASCAR Winston Cup team, running a car bearing NU logos.

August 1997: Alberts joins CNN/SI as college football analyst.

2002: Alberts moves to ESPN, working alongside Mark May on College Football Scoreboard Show.

September 2005: ESPN fires Alberts for breaching his contract.

April 2009: Named athletic director at Omaha.

March 2011: Alberts announces plan to drop football and wrestling in elevating Omaha athletics to Division I.

October 2015: Omaha opens Baxter Arena, home to hockey, basketball and volleyball teams.

December 2015: Alberts became 17th Husker to enter College Football Hall of Fame.

Spring 2021: Omaha opens on-campus baseball and softball stadiums.

Wednesday: Introduced as Nebraska's fifth athletic director since 2002.

This article originally ran on journalstar.com.

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