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Wednesday morning University officials announced the new Nebraska Athletic Director
Trev Alberts
courtesy of Nebraska Huskers

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — University officials just announced who the new athletic director is for the Huskers: Trev Alberts.

UNL Chancellor Ronnie Green will host a press conference with the new Nebraska Athletic Director and University of Nebraska system President Ted Carter at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Stadium to officially announce it.

You can watch the press conference live during Channel 8 Eyewitness News Midday.

Trev Alberts, 50, is a former All-American linebacker for the Huskers. He previously held the title of athletic director at Nebraska-Omaha, which dropped its football program in 2011 and then completed a move to Division I in 2015-16.

He’s replacing former Husker athletic director Bill Moos, who retired on June 30. 

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“It is such a tremendous honor to have this opportunity to lead Husker athletics,” Alberts said in a statement to ESPN. “UNL has incredibly talented coaches and student-athletes, and a fan base like no other program in the country. The future of Big Red is bright. I can’t wait to join the Husker athletics team and get going.”

Alberts played for the Huskers from 1990-1993 and won the Butkus Award as the nation’s top linebacker in 1993. In that same year, he was a consensus first-team All-American and was selected with the number 5 overall pick in the 1994 NFL draft.

Due to injuries limiting him, Alberts was only able to compete in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts for three seasons.

He went on to become a broadcaster and spent three years at ESPN. In April 2009, Alberts was hired as the athletic director for Nebraska-Omaha.

This move makes Alberts Nebraska’s fourth athletic director since joining the Big Ten in 2011, following Tom Osborne, Shawn Eichorst, and Moos.

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