Nebraska S Nate Gerry was selected in the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft by Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday. In front of the home fans in Philly, the Eagles select Gerry No. 184 overall, the 41st and final pick in Round 5.
— Nebraska Football (@HuskerFBNation) April 29, 2017
Gerry’s selection keeps Nebraska’s streak of having at least one player drafted since 1967 alive.
Gerry was a team captain at Nebraska in 2015 and ’16. His senior year, he was first-team All-American by Pro Football Focus and was first-team All-Big Ten by The Associated Press.
The 6-foot-2, 218-pound Gerry started 11 games his senior year, only missing the Music City Bowl against Tennessee after being ruled academically ineligible.
From Sioux Falls, S.D., Gerry began his career at Nebraska in 2013 as a linebacker. He was moved to safety for his sophomore season, and became a consistent presence there for the next three seasons.
As a junior, Gerry had 79 tackles, 7 pass breakups and 4 interceptions. That followed up a sophomore campaign in which he had 88 tackles, 4 pass breakups and 5 interceptions.
In his final season, Gerry was second on the team in tackles with 74, while adding 7 tackles for loss, 8 pass breakups and 4 interceptions.