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About Us

Sean Callahan -  Publisher

Sean Callahan has covered Nebraska football since 1999. He currently is the publisher of HuskerOnline.com, which is a part of the Rivals.com network. He's worked with Rivals since 2000 and HuskerOnline since 2002. In addition he reports for KETV Channel 7 (ABC) in Omaha (2011-present), along with Big Red Radio 1110 KFAB in Omaha (2007-present). Callahan also serves as a sideline reporter for NET and a recruiting analyst for their weekly Husker show Big Red Wrap-Up (2004-present). He's also worked at 1620 the Zone Radio in Omaha (2000-2007), WOWT TV in Omaha (2005-2010) and KM3 TV in Omaha (2004). A two-time Nebraska sportswriter of the year, Callahan grew up in Omaha and is a graduate of Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School (1999) and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2003). He and his wife Lisa and their daughter Kit currently reside in Lincoln. Callahan can be reached at sean@huskeronline.com.

Mike Matya -  Director of Message Boards/Senior Recruiting Writer


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Matya has followed Nebraska football all of his life and has been a member of various Nebraska bulletin boards for the past ten years. He was born and raised in Omaha and graduated from Omaha Central in 1983. In 2001, he answered a request for help writing recruiting updates for HuskerOnline.com and turned a life-long passion into an avocation. He has been a regular contributor of updates and to Tunnel Talk and Red Sea Scrolls since that time. He currently resides in Bellevue, Nebraska and can be reached at mike@huskeronline.com.

Robin Washut -  Senior Team Writer

Washut joins the HuskerOnline.com staff after spending the past year as the assistant sports editor at the Montrose (Colo.) Daily Press. Before that, he spent the past eight years covering Nebraska athletics, particularly football, as a contributing writer for local newspapers including the Omaha World-Herald (2006-07), the Lincoln Journal Star (2000-06) and the Daily Nebraskan (2001-06). Washut will be the No. 2 football writer behind Sean Callahan, as well as the No. 1 men's basketball writer. In May of 2007, Washut earned his bachelor's degree in Journalism/News-Editorial from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He can be reached at robin@huskeronline.com.

Nate Clouse -  Recruiting Staff Writer/Analyst

Clouse joins the HuskerOnline.com staff with an impressive background in college football recruiting. He started his career while an undergraduate at the University of Nebraska serving as a Recruiting Staff Assistant from 2002-09 under three different Head Coaches. Clouse was heavily involved in all aspects of the recruiting process during his time at Nebraska. His primary roles were breaking down film, gathering prospect information, assisting with organizing and hosting official and unofficial campus visits, and working Nebraska's summer high school football camps. Clouse learned valuable skills and knowledge while working with well over 50 different coaches and prominent administrators during his time at Nebraska. In the summer of 2003 Clouse worked for former Husker Mike Minter's company, Recruits Unlimited. Clouse was in charge of testing over 1,000 high school prospects in the 40 yard dash over the course of multiple camps and combines. From 2009-10 he served as the Director of Recruiting for the upstart Iowa Western Community College football program. During his time at Iowa Western Clouse recruited Louisiana, parts of Texas, and South Florida. He played a large role in coordinating the recruiting process by identifying and evaluating potential prospects, obtaining prospect information, and sending correspondence to prospects and high school coaches. In 2011 Clouse became the owner and operator of his own Junior College recruiting service. His service specializes in highlights and scouting evaluations on prospects from Junior Colleges located in the Midwest. A native of Ogallala, Neb., Clouse currently resides in Lincoln with his fiancé Stacy Watson. Clouse can be reached at nate@huskeronline.com.

Gregg Peterson -  Senior Video Producer/Reporter/Recruiting Analyst

Peterson joined the HuskerOnline staff in July 2011 after almost eight years at Rivals.com in Brentwood, Tennessee. Rivals.com hired Peterson in 2004 while he was finishing his undergraduate degree in broadcasting at UNL. As National Video Producer for Rivals.com AMP, Peterson spent most of his time on the road, visiting with the top prospects in the country, ranked in the Rivals100 and 250 and producing video features for Rivals.com AMP. Peterson was also a valuable part of the Rivals.com national recruiting team as a recruiting analyst, taking part in recruiting rankings, recruit updates and recruit evaluations. He was also a regular guest on Rivals Radio. Each year at Rivals.com, he covered events like the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, Elite 11, Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic, The Shrine Bowl of the Carolina's, The Maryland Crab Bowl, NIKE Football Training Camps across the country, Badger Sports 7-on-7, VTO Sports combines, NUC Ultimate 100, Texas State 7-on-7 Championships, FBU Top Gun, U.S. Army Junior combine, National Select 7-on-7 and USA vs. the World...just to name a few. Peterson has produced several video features with players that are now starring in the NFL and NBA. He has also produced video recruiting features for Max Preps and Schuman's NUC Ultimate 100. He was born in Omaha, and moved to Lincoln at 1 year of age when his dad was named principal at Mickle Junior High School. He graduated from Lincoln East High School and was a starter on the varsity football team. Peterson now resides back in Lincoln, Nebraska and can be reached at gregg@huskeronline.com.

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