Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017, 2018)
» Six-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)
2019 Season Outlook
Senior running back Wyatt Mazour hopes to figure into the Huskers’ offensive plans in 2019. The walk-on from Boone Central High School provided depth in the backfield last fall, and this spring worked with the top offensive units.
Mazour earned a scholarship before the start of the 2018 season and went on to play in all 12 games as a reserve running back and on special teams. He returns to a position where 1,000-yard rusher Devine Ozigbo graduated and the battle for playing time remains wide open into the fall. Mazour is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, and will earn his degree in nutrition and health sciences in August. He has also earned six appointments to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and has been active in the community as a four-time member of the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams.
Mazour played in all 12 games as a major contributor on both offense and special teams as a junior. On offense, Mazour had 11 carries for 76 yards and one touchdown, and he caught one pass for 21 yards. Mazour also served on several NU special teams units, including the kickoff return squad where he had three returns for 48 yards.
After playing on special teams in the first two games, Mazour earned his first career carries at No. 19 Michigan, rushing five times for 18 yards. He scored on a three-yard run in the fourth quarter for his first career touchdown. Mazour added his first career reception for 21 yards at Michigan and finished as Nebraska’s second-leading rusher and receiver against the Wolverines. The next week against Purdue, Mazour had his first career kickoff return, returning a pooch kick for 21 yards. Mazour returned another pooch kick 15 yards at Northwestern. Against Bethune-Cookman, Mazour had five carries for a career-high 55 yards, including a career-long 18-yard run. Against Illinois, Mazour had one kickoff return for 12 yards and one carry for three yards.
Mazour played in three games as a sophomore. He played on special teams against Purdue, Northwestern and Iowa, and Mazour was also a member of Nebraska’s travel roster for all four Big Ten Conference road games.
2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
Mazour added depth in the backfield and played in NU's win over Wyoming.
Mazour redshirted and worked on the scout team offense.
Before Nebraska (Boone Central HS)
Mazour was one of the state's most dynamic playmakers over his final two seasons at Boone Central High School. Mazour led Coach Arnold Johnson's team to a perfect 13-0 record and a Class C-1 state title in 2014. Mazour threw for 1,863 yards and 25 touchdowns, while completing better than 56 percent of his passes. On the ground, Mazour rushed for 1,632 yards and 26 touchdowns, with eight 100-yard rushing games. Mazour added nine tackles and two interceptions on defense and had more than 600 return yards, including 485 yards on kickoff returns.
Mazour was the Lincoln Journal Star’s first-team Super-State quarterback and was a first-team All-Nebraska pick by the Omaha World-Herald for his play as a senior. Both the Journal Star and World-Herald named him the honorary captain of the Class C-1 all-state team.
Mazour was also the C-1 all-state quarterback as a junior, leading his team to an 11-1 record and a trip to the state semifinals. Mazour threw for 1,608 yards and 11 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,228 yards and 24 touchdowns. He also added 19 tackles and three interceptions and had more than 500 return yards. Mazour also played baseball and basketball.
Wyatt was born on June 22, 1996, and is the son of John and Kay Mazour. He is majoring in nutrition and health sciences. Mazour has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, Husker Heroes, and local hospital outreach events.