Huskers' Chris Weber wins Big Ten postgraduate scholarship

Updated 2/6/2018 11:10 AM

LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska football player Chris Weber is a winner of the Wayne Duke Award, which is given to one male and one female Big Ten senior pursuing a postgraduate degree.

The Big Ten announced Tuesday that Weber will receive a $10,000 scholarship, as will the female winner, Rutgers golfer Emily Mills.

Weber originally was a walk-on linebacker at Nebraska. The Elkhorn High graduate earned a scholarship in January 2016 and was a captain last season.

Weber majored in nutrition science with minors in mathematics and business. He has a 3.96 grade-point average and plans to enroll at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in August.

Weber was president of the Nebraska Uplifting Athletes program the last four years and was involved in the Team Jack Foundation for pediatric brain cancer research.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.