Trev Alberts
Texas A&M Aggies
Position:Athletic director
Personal information
Born: (1970-08-08) August 8, 1970 (age 53)
Cedar Falls, Iowa, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school:Northern University (Cedar Falls)
NFL draft:1994 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Career history
As a player:
As an administrator:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:29
Games started:7
Forced fumbles:3
Player stats at PFR

Trev Kendall Alberts[1] (born August 8, 1970) is an American sports administrator and former football linebacker who is the athletic director at Texas A&M University. He played college football for the Nebraska Cornhuskers, winning the Dick Butkus Award and Jack Lambert Trophy as a senior. Alberts was inducted to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2015.[2]

Following his collegiate success, Alberts played in the National Football League (NFL) with the Indianapolis Colts, who selected him fifth overall in the 1994 NFL Draft. His career would only last three seasons, however, due to injuries. Alberts pursued a broadcasting career before serving as the athletic director at the University of Nebraska Omaha from 2009 to 2021. In 2021, he returned to his alma mater's flagship campus in Lincoln to become its athletic director before being hired for the same position at Texas A&M in 2024.

Early life

Alberts was born in Cedar Falls, Iowa.[1][3] He has a brother and sister.[1] Trev Alberts attended Northern University High School in Cedar Falls,[4] where he played for the Northern University Panthers high school football team.



While attending the University of Nebraska, he played for the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team from 1990 to 1993. Following his senior season in 1993, he was awarded the Dick Butkus Award and Jack Lambert Trophy as the top college linebacker; Alberts was also recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, after recording 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).


Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
243 lb
(110 kg)
32+34 in
(0.83 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)

Selected in the first round with the fifth overall pick in the 1994 draft,[5] Alberts began his professional career with the Indianapolis Colts and continued to play for the Colts from 1994 to 1996.[6] Due to injuries he played portions of just three seasons before retiring before the 1997 season, tallying just four career quarterback sacks and one interception.


Upon retirement from the NFL, Alberts was hired by the American cable television network CNN/SI and concomitantly its Sports Illustrated magazine, where 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 claimed he did not want to "play second fiddle" to the more prominent cast of College GameDay, Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Lee Corso.[7]

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.[citation needed]

Alberts also served as an analyst for Sprint Exclusive Entertainment, breaking down college football and other sports for viewers.[8]

Administrative career


Alberts was hired in April 2009 to be the director of athletics for the Nebraska–Omaha Mavericks sports program at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.[9]

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.[9]
—Alberts upon assuming the UNO job

Alberts made the controversial decision to eliminate football and wrestling in an effort to bring University of Nebraska-Omaha to Division I's Summit League. The regents approved the move March 25, 2011.[10]


On July 14, 2021, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln announced Alberts as its next athletic director.[11]

Texas A&M

On March 13, 2024, Texas A&M University announced that Alberts had been hired as its new athletic director, replacing Ross Bjork, who took the same position at Ohio State.[11]


  1. ^ a b c Jim Offner, Familiar territory: Ex-CFU executive, wife buy Wasendorf estate, Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier, February 6, 2013, accessed July 8, 2013.
  2. ^ "Jim Tressel, Bill Snyder selected to College Football Hall of Fame". 2015-01-09.
  3. ^ National Football League, Historical Players, Trev Alberts. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  4. ^, Players, Trev Alberts Archived 2012-03-26 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  5. ^ "1994 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved 2023-03-31.
  6. ^, Players, Trev Alberts. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
  7. ^ [1]. Walters, J. ESPN sacks Alberts. Sports September 6, 2005.
  8. ^ "Trev Alberts' Top Ten – Week Two". FB Schedules. 2008-09-06. Retrieved 2017-08-07.
  9. ^ a b "Trev Alberts Appointed to be UNO Athletic Director". 2009-04-29. Archived from the original on 2009-05-04.
  10. ^ Regents approve UNO’s move to DI
  11. ^ a b Texas A&M University Division of Marketing and Communications (March 13, 2024). "Texas A&M To Hire Trev Alberts As University's New Athletic Director". Retrieved March 13, 2024.