A look back at Trev Alberts' career, from signing to play at NU in 1989 to returning Wednesday as the Huskers' next athletic director.
January 1989: Senior at University High in Cedar Falls, Iowa, commits to Nebraska football scholarship.
1990: On heels of redshirt season, Alberts plays in every game and earns Big Eight Defensive Freshman of the Year honors.
1991: Had seven sacks as a sophomore at NU.
1992: Second-team All-American as a junior.
1993: Alberts becomes Nebraska's first Butkus Award winner.
1994: Indianapolis Colts select Alberts with fifth pick in NFL Draft, a selection panned by ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr.
July 1997: Alberts retires after injury-plagued NFL career, playing in just 29 games.
August 1997: Trev Alberts Foundation announces plans to sponsor a NASCAR Winston Cup team, running a car bearing NU logos.
August 1997: Alberts joins CNN/SI as college football analyst.
2002: Alberts moves to ESPN, working alongside Mark May on College Football Scoreboard Show.
September 2005: ESPN fires Alberts for breaching his contract.
April 2009: Named athletic director at Omaha.
March 2011: Alberts announces plan to drop football and wrestling in elevating Omaha athletics to Division I.
October 2015: Omaha opens Baxter Arena, home to hockey, basketball and volleyball teams.
December 2015: Alberts became 17th Husker to enter College Football Hall of Fame.
Spring 2021: Omaha opens on-campus baseball and softball stadiums.
Wednesday: Introduced as Nebraska's fifth athletic director since 2002.