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Trev Alberts
Date of birth: August 8, 1970 (1970-08-08) (age 39)
Place of birth: Cedar Falls, Iowa
Career information
Position(s): Linebacker
College: Nebraska
NFL Draft: 1994 / Round: 1/ Pick 5
 As player:
1994-1996 Indianapolis Colts
Playing stats at

Trev Kendall Alberts (born August 8, 1970 in Cedar Falls, Iowa) is the director of athletics for the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

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.


Playing career



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 All-America honors 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).

National Football League

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.

Broadcasting career

Upon retirement from the NFL, Alberts was hired by the American cable television network CNN/SI and concomitantly its Sports 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.[1]

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.

Athletic Director at the University of Nebraska at Omaha

Alberts was hired in April 2009 to be the director of athletics at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.[2]

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


Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Marvin Jones
Butkus Award Winner
Succeeded by
Dana Howard


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