Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2018)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2017, 2018; Spring 2017, 2018, 2019)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018, 2019)
2019 Season Outlook
Junior Andrew Bunch will head into the 2019 season as a competitor for the No. 2 quarterback spot behind sophomore Adrian Martinez. Bunch was Martinez’s top backup last season and saw action in five games, including his first career start. Bunch joins sophomore Noah Vedral and true freshman Luke McCaffrey behind Martinez, giving Nebraska one of the top quarterback groups in the Big Ten Conference.
A walk-on, Bunch joined the Nebraska program in January of 2017, after spending one season at Scottsdale Community College. He has made the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll every semester and was a 2018 Academic All-Big Ten selection.
Bunch played in five games as a sophomore, including starting the second game of the year against Troy. He completed 31-of-47 passes for 320 yards and two touchdowns while rushing 16 times for 40 yards.
Bunch made his Husker debut off the bench in the season opener against Colorado, completing 4-of-9 passes for 49 yards. He nearly led a game-winning drive, marching the Huskers 44 yards to the CU 20-yard line before the drive stalled. Bunch then earned the start in place of the injured Adrian Martinez the next week vs. Troy. Against the Trojans, Bunch completed 19-of-27 passes and threw for 177 yards, including his first two career touchdowns. At No. 19 Michigan the next week, Bunch again came off the bench and led Nebraska’s only touchdown drive, an 80-yard march in the fourth quarter. Bunch completed 6-of-9 passes for 71 yards against the Wolverines, while rushing for a career-high 23 yards.
Bunch also saw action late in the game at No. 16 Wisconsin, completing both of his passes for 23 yards. His final appearance of the season came in the fourth quarter against Illinois, when he had one carry for 13 yards.
Bunch served as Nebraska’s No. 3 quarterback in 2017. Although he did not appear in a game, he was on the travel roster for the Huskers’ trips to Purdue, Minnesota and Penn State.
Before Nebraska (Independence HS/Scottsdale CC)
During his freshman campaign at Scottsdale for Coach Doug Madoski, Bunch threw for 1,331 yards and 13 touchdowns in nine games. He completed 55.7 percent of his passes, third-best among quarterbacks in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference.
At Independence High School in Tennessee, Bunch was a threat both through the air and on the ground as a three-year starter from 2013 to 2015. He amassed 7,747 passing yards, 79 passing touchdowns, 1,140 rushing yards and 21 rushing touchdowns during his career. He earned all-state honors as both a junior and senior in high school. He was also the Offensive MVP of the state championship game in 2015.
As a senior in 2015, Bunch helped Independence and Coach Scott Blade to a 15-0 record and the Tennessee Division I Class 5A state title. He had 3,405 passing yards, 41 passing touchdowns, 520 rushing yards and nine rushing touchdowns. As a junior in 2014, Bunch threw for 2,802 yards and 24 touchdowns, while rushing for 501 yards and 12 touchdowns.
As a sophomore, he had 1,497 passing yards and 13 touchdowns. Bunch made one varsity appearance as a freshman and had a touchdown pass.
Andrew was born on Oct. 24, 1997, and is the son of David and Dawn Bunch. He is majoring in communication studies. Bunch has volunteered with the Husker Heroes, local hospital visits, Pass the Bucket and the Nebraska Football Road Race.