Nebraska has hired former Cornhusker star Trev Alberts to be its next athletic director.

Here is the announcement:

Alberts has been the athletic director at Omaha since 2009.

Alberts was one of the best linebackers in all of college football during his time with the Huskers. In 1993, he was named a consensus All-American and won both the Butkus Award and the Jack Lambert Trophy.

His No. 34 jersey has been retired by the program. Alberts was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2015.

In 1994, he was the No. 5 overall pick in the NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. He retired before the 1997 season due to injuries.

As Omaha’s athletic director, he made the decision to eliminate football and wrestling programs back in 2011.

Alberts inherits football and men’s basketball programs that are struggling to keep up despite making high-profile hires in recent years. Both Scott Frost and Fred Hoiberg are presumably on the hot seat after disappointing seasons in 2020-21.

He replaces Bill Moos, who announced his retirement in late June.

A press conference is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday morning.