Willie Amos


187 lbs


6' 1"


Defensive Back




Jul 28th, 1982

Career Years:






Amos was on the 1-game injured list the first game and then spent the rest of the season on the 9-game injured list with a shoulder injury.


Amos recorded 52 defensive tackles, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one interception in 11 regular season games in 2008. He also led the team with seven pass knockdowns. Willie missed the first three games of his rookie campaign with a pulled hamstring sustained in training camp. He returned to the field on July 18th at BC.


Amos played in all 12 of Nebraska’s games in his freshman season in 2000 as a reserve free safety and special teamer. In 2001, he made seven starts, including that year’s Rose Bowl, and ranked among the Big 12 leaders with four interceptions, including a 20-yard touchdown return against Kansas State. He made 25 tackles in his team’s final four games, including a career-high eight stops against Colorado and Miami. After missing all of the 2002 season following a knee injury, he returned to the Nebraska lineup in 2003 and saw limited action in five games. In 2003, he was converted to receiver. He had his best game as a receiver versus Western Illinois, when he racked up a career-high 40 yards and two TDs on three receptions. As a senior in 2004, Amos was switched to wide receiver and recorded two touchdowns in his debut performance against Western Illinois. He had a season-best four catches in the season finale against Colorado.