Nick Herbig

American football player (born 2001)

American football player
Nick Herbig
No. 51 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (2001-11-21) November 21, 2001 (age 22)
Kauai, Hawaii, U.S.
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:Saint Louis School (Oahu, Hawaii)
College:Wisconsin (2020–2022)
NFL draft:2023 / Round: 4 / Pick: 132
Career history
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2023–present)
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Big Ten (2022)
  • Third-team All America (2022)
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:27
Sacks:3.0
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Nicholas Herbig (born November 21, 2001) is an American football linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Wisconsin. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL draft by the Steelers.

Early years

Herbig is from Kauai, Hawaii.[1] He attended the Saint Louis School in Oahu, Hawaii and committed to play college football at the University of Wisconsin .[2][3]

College career

Herbig started all seven games in his true freshman year at Wisconsin in 2020, recording 26 tackles and one sack.[4][5] He returned as a starter in 2021, and had 61 tackles and nine sacks.[6] In 2022 Herbig became the top playmaker on the Wisconsin defense, garnering first-team all-conference as well as third-team Associated Press All-America. He had 47 tackles (15.5 for loss) with 11 sacks and two pass breakups in 11 games. Herbig's sack total tied for sixth in the FBS. [7]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 2+18 in
(1.88 m)
240 lb
(109 kg)
31+14 in
(0.79 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
4.65 s 1.59 s 2.72 s 4.35 s 7.25 s 34.0 in
(0.86 m)
9 ft 6 in
(2.90 m)
25 reps
Sources:[8][9]

After being selected in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL draft, Herbig signed his rookie contract with the Pittsburgh Steelers.[10]

Personal life

His brother, Nate Herbig, played offensive guard for the Stanford Cardinal before signing as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. He currently plays for the Steelers.[11]

References

  1. ^ McInnis, Brian (April 29, 2023). "Pittsburgh Steelers select Kauai's Nick Herbig in 4th round of NFL Draft". Spectrum Local News. Retrieved July 23, 2023.
  2. ^ Hull, Billy (June 11, 2019). "Saint Louis High School linebacker Nick Herbig commits to Wisconsin". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  3. ^ Smith, Cam (June 11, 2019). "4-star Hawaii LB Nick Herbig commits to Wisconsin". USA TODAY High School Sports. Retrieved July 23, 2023.
  4. ^ Potrykus, Jeff (August 6, 2021). "Despite posting impressive numbers as a freshman, Badgers linebacker Nick Herbig was left unimpressed". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  5. ^ "Freshman linebacker Nick Herbig has made a good impression in his time at Wisconsin – and before". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. November 17, 2020. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  6. ^ Bartholomew, Colten (November 6, 2021). "Wisconsin linebacker Nick Herbig's play is turning heads, as are his Connect 4 skills". Madison.com. Retrieved February 12, 2022.
  7. ^ "Nick Herbig draft profile". NFL.com. March 3, 2022. Retrieved February 7, 2023.
  8. ^ "Nick Herbig Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved April 18, 2023.
  9. ^ "2023 NFL Draft Scout Nick Herbig College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved April 18, 2023.
  10. ^ Kozora, Alex (May 12, 2023). "Steelers Sign 4th-Round Pick LB Nick Herbig, 7th-Round Pick OL Spencer Anderson To Four-Year Deals". SteelersDepot.com. Retrieved May 13, 2023.
  11. ^ Temple, Jesse (November 4, 2021). "How a childhood of competition shaped Wisconsin LB Nick Herbig and the passion and intensity that drives him". The Athletic. Retrieved February 12, 2022.

External links

  • Nick Herbig on Twitter
  • Pittsburgh Steelers bio
  • Wisconsin Badgers bio
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