Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2018; Spring 2018, 2019)
2019 Season Outlook
Sophomore quarterback Noah Vedral is set for his first full season of action with the Huskers, after appearing in one game in 2018. Vedral began his collegiate career at UCF in 2017, before transferring to his home state in January of 2018. Vedral received a waiver to play immediately midway through the season, adding to the depth at the Huskers’ quarterback position. He was able to maintain his season of eligibility under the NCAA’s new redshirt rules.
The 6-1, 200-pound Vedral possesses dual-threat abilities that make him a good fit in the Husker offensive scheme. Vedral capped his spring with a strong effort in the Red-White game and is among the leaders to serve as sophomore Adrian Martinez’s top backup. Vedral owns a 3.942 cumulative grade-point average in communication studies. He has been a member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll every semester.
2018 (Redshirt Freshman)
Vedral enrolled at Nebraska in January after transferring from UCF. Vedral was initially ineligible for the 2018 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but he received a waiver granting him immediate eligibility on Oct. 12, the day before the Huskers played at Northwestern. Vedral then made his career debut two weeks later, playing the entire second half of the Huskers' victory over Bethune-Cookman. That proved to be Vedral's only game action of the season, as he preserved his redshirt season.
Vedral completed a pair of passes for 29 yards against Bethune-Cookman, and he ran for 13 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown run.
Before Nebraska (Wahoo Bishop Neumann HS/UCF)
Vedral was the No. 2 quarterback for UCF in 2017 when the Knights went 13-0 and finished as the nation’s only undefeated team. He appeared in eight games as a true freshman for a UCF offense that led the nation in scoring and ranked fifth in total offense. Vedral completed 22-of-29 passes for 276 yards and one touchdown on the season, while adding 77 rushing yards and a pair of rushing touchdowns.
Vedral made an immediate impact, completing 10-of-12 passes for 79 yards in the season opener against Florida International. He scored his first career touchdown on a 13-yard run against East Carolina and added an 11-yard touchdown run two weeks later against Austin Peay. Vedral’s lone touchdown pass was a 35-yard strike against UConn.
Vedral was a multi-sport star at Wahoo Bishop Neumann High School. He passed for 4,561 yards in his career while adding 2,250 rushing yards and accounting for 6,811 yards of total offense and 77 total touchdowns for Coach Tim Turman, his grandfather. Vedral threw for 2,001 yards and rushed for 739 yards as a senior in 2016, when he earned All-Nebraska accolades from the Omaha World-Herald after helping Bishop Neumann finish as the Class C-1 runner up. Vedral was also a standout on the basketball court, taking home third-team All-Nebraska honors as a senior when Bishop Neumann won the C-1 state championship.
Noah is the son of Michael Vedral and Sara Turman-Vedral and was born on Oct. 15, 1998. Noah is majoring in communication studies. Noah has volunteered with the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits. His father, Mike, was a three-year letterwinner at tight end for Nebraska (1990-92). His uncles, Jon Vedral (1994-96), Mark Vedral (1998-2001) and Matt Turman (1994-96) were also Husker letterwinners.