Nebraska quarterback Tristan Gebbia was on Channel 8 Eyewitness News Friday morning to talk briefly on the upcoming season and also the upcoming Nebraska Football Road Race on July 15.
Gebbia, who’s competing with Adrian Martinez to be Nebraska’s starting quarterback this fall, says playing for Scott Frost is the opportunity of a lifetime.
“Coach Frost is a guy that everybody in America wants to play for,” Gebbia said. “He’s really hands-on in everything that he does. He creates a family-like atmosphere among the team, and I’m really excited.”
Gebbia was 12-for-17 for 125 yards and two touchdowns in April’s spring game.
The road race funds will go directly to pediatric brain cancer research at the Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
“It’s a really cool event where us as football players get to interact with the fans that come and support us every game,” Gebbia said. “Coach Frost will be out there, myself, the rest of the quarterbacks and the entire team will be out there to run the race. One mile with the kids, and we’ll be there for the 5K, too. I think it’s a really cool event to interact with the people that support us so much.”
The Nebraska Football Team has a long history supporting the Pediatric Brain Cancer community, sparked by the 69-yard touchdown run of Jack Hoffman in the 2013 Spring Game.
The Road Race has helped raise more than $100,000 for pediatric brain cancer research over the last five years.
“Raising money for kids who have cancer and their families is monumental,” Gebbia said.