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Trev Kendall Alberts (born August 8, 1970 in Cedar Falls,
Iowa) is the director of
athletics for the University
Prior to assuming this position, he was an American television and print college
football commentator, most notably working alongside
Mark May on the ESPN's College
GameDay Scoreboard show.
Alberts played collegiately for the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, with whom, during his
senior season in 1993, he
won the Dick Butkus Award as the top linebacker in Division I of the National
Collegiate Athletic Association; Alberts also earned consensus
in 1993 after having 15 quarterback sacks, 21 tackles for loss, and
38 quarterback hurries. Despite an injury early in the eleventh
game of the season against the Oklahoma Sooners, Alberts returned
with a cast on his arm for the national championship game against
Florida State in the Orange Bowl. Although the Seminoles won 18-16,
Alberts had a dominant performance with three sacks of Heisman
Trophy winner Charlie
Ward (FSU quarterbacks were sacked only five times during the
1993 regular season).
Having been selected fifth overall in the league's 1994 draft,
Alberts began his professional career with the Indianapolis
Colts of the National Football League, but,
in view of sundry injuries, was able to play parts of just three seasons before retiring prior to the 1997 season,
having, over his career, tallied just four quarterback
sacks and one interception.
Upon retirement from the NFL, Alberts was hired by the American
television network CNN/SI and concomitantly its
Illustrated magazine, for which he served as a college
football contributor. In 2002, Alberts joined the staff of the
American cable television network ESPN, where he worked as an in-studio analyst for college football,
ultimately joining Rece
Davis and Mark May on
the network's College
GameDay Scoreboard and College GameDay Final.
On September 6, 2005, Alberts was terminated by ESPN for breaching his
contract when he declined to report to work; Alberts later
explained that he was dissatisfied with the treatment accorded
Davis, May and himself in comparison to the more prominent cast of
College GameDay, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit
and Lee Corso.
Alberts thereafter accepted a position as a columnist for the website of the college sports cable
television network CSTV. He worked as a color commentator for
the NFL on Westwood One Sunday
afternoon radio broadcasts in 2006. He also provided color
commentary for SEC football games on CBS.
Alberts also served as one of the analysts for Sprint Exclusive
Entertainment, breaking down college football for viewers, along
with other sports.
Director at the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Alberts was hired in April 2009 to be the director of athletics
at the University
||I believe the potential
for UNO’s athletic programs is unlimited. This new chapter in my
life will be exciting for me and for my family. I had an amazing
experience as a college athlete. For several years now, I’ve wanted
to return to college athletics and give something back. This
position at UNO is a privilege.
—Alberts upon assuming the UNO job