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2019 Season Outlook
Quarterback Matt Masker returns for his second season with the Huskers in 2019. The walk-on from Kearney Catholic High School served as Nebraska’s No. 3 quarterback for the majority of the 2018 season, backing up Adrian Martinez and Andrew Bunch.
The 6-1, 225-pound Masker did not play in a game last fall, but was a member of the travel roster for three games. This fall he is expected to continue to add depth at the quarterback spot, where Martinez returns after earning freshman All-America honors.
Masker was Nebraska's No. 3 quarterback for much of the season as a true freshman walk-on. Although he did not play in a game and redshirted, Masker was a member of Nebraska's travel roster for Husker trips to Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa.
Before Nebraska (Kearney Catholic HS)
Masker helped Kearney Catholic High School to three Class C-1 playoff appearances, including semifinal berths in 2014 and 2016. A two-time all-state selection, Masker made the Omaha World-Herald All-Nebraska second team as a senior. In his career, Masker threw for more than 7,000 yards with a 63.4 percent completion rate and 86 touchdowns. As a senior, Masker threw for 2,506 yards and 25 touchdowns, while rushing for 341 yards and six scores. As a junior in 2016, he compiled 2,717 passing yards and 36 touchdowns. In 2015, Masker threw for 1,724 yards and 24 touchdowns. Following his prep career, Masker represented the South Squad in the 2018 Nebraska Shrine Bowl.
Matt is the son of Ken and Ann Masker and he was born on Aug. 14, 1999. He is a pre-health major. Masker volunteered with Husker Heroes, the Nebraska Football Road Race, the Malone Center and local hospital outreach events.