NFL Bound: Crick goes No. 126 to Texans

Jared Crick could have possibly chose to go pro a year earlier, but instead returned to Lincoln and had his senior season cut short after tearing a pectoral muscle in the sixth game of the season. Crick leaves Nebraska on the career sacks list and just outside of the top 10 in career tackles for loss.

Jared Crick is NFL bound and is headed to the Houston Texans. The Nebraska born product, from Cozad (Nebr.) leaves Nebraska as a member of the career sacks list after only playing six games his senior year. Crick finished his career at Nebraska with 167 total tackles, 35 tackles for loss and 20 sacks.

Biography courtesy of Nebraska Media Relations:

Honors & Awards

. Big Ten Sportsmanship Award (2011)
. Cletus Fischer Native Son Award (2011)
. AFCA Good Works Team (1 of 11, 2011)
. First-Team All-American (, 2010)
. Second-Team All-American (AP,,, 2010)
. Rotary Lombardi Award Semifinalist (1 of 12, 2010)
. Lott Trophy Quarterfinalist (1 of 23, 2010)
. First-Team All-Big 12 (Unanimous, 2010)
. First-Team All-Big 12 (Coaches, 2009)
. Second-Team All-Big 12 (AP, KC Star, SA Express-News, Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 2009)
. Walter Camp and Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week (at Baylor, 2009)
. Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (at Baylor, 2009)
. NU Single-Game Records for Sacks (5) and TFLs (7) (at Baylor, 2009)
. Two-time Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2010, 2011)
. Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll (2010)
. Brook Berringer Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Jared Crick had one of the most productive careers in Nebraska football history cut short in 2011, when he suffered a season-ending injury in the sixth game of his senior campaign. The torn pectoral muscle sidelined him for the rest of the 2011 season, but Crick stayed an important part of the team by playing a leadership role from the sidelines for a young defensive line.

Although he was not able to finish his senior season on the field, Crick left a lasting mark on the Hsuker football program. He made 22 tackles in 2011, including three tackles for loss and a sack, pushing his career totals to 167 career tackles, 35 tackles for loss and 20 sacks. Crick finished in the top 10 on Nebraska's career sacks list and just outside of the top 10 in career tackles for loss. His overall tackle total also ranked among the top 10 among interior defensive linemen in school history.

The injury prevented Crick from earning honors on the field in 2011, but he was one of 11 FBS Division players named to the Allstate Good Works Team, Crick also received Nebraska's Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. He completed his degree in history in August of 2011.

2011 (Senior)
Crick played in five games and had 22 tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack against Washington. He had five tackles, including two TFLs, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry in the opener against Chattanooga. He had a season-high six tackles including a sack against Washington, but was injured late in the game forcing him to miss the Wyoming contest the following week. Crick returned at Wisconsin and had five tackles and a blocked extra point. He made three tackles against Ohio State in his final career game.

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for nine years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 11 years. His work can also be seen in's SuperPrep Magazine.
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