Northwestern: Tied Eric Martin for third on the team in tackles with six... notched one QB hurry, his first of the season...played nearly every snap while helping the Blackshirts force 10 three-and-outs. Michigan: Totaled six tackles, including two solo stops from his defensive end position... notched one TFL, his sixth of the season... added one QB hurry. Michigan State: Registered a pair of tackles... produced a QB hurry for the third straight game. Penn State: Recorded his first sack during conference play in the third quarter when he took down Matt McGloin for an eight-yard loss... tied for fourth on the team with six tackles. Minnesota: Played in his 50th career game as a Husker in his final game at Memorial Stadium... finished the game with two tackles. Iowa: Was limited to just two tackles before leaving the game due to injury. Wisconsin (Big Ten Championship): Was unable to play in the title game due to an injury. Georgia (Capital One Bowl): Did not play because of injury.
Steinkuhler posted six tackles and a hurry in Nebraska's victory over Fresno State, and tallied four stops in the Big Ten opener at Wisconsin. Steinkuhler played a key role against Michigan State with a pair of tackles and a sack as the Huskers held the No. 9 Spartans to just 187 total yards in a 24-3 win. A week later, he added his second sack of the year as part of his nine-tackle effort against Northwestern. Steinkuhler added four tackles each against Michigan and South Carolina, and had one tackle for loss in each of those games.
Steinkuhler was a four-year starter and starred on both sides of the ball for Coach Mark King at Southwest. As a senior, he recorded 36 solo stops, and 36 assisted tackles, helping the Southwest defense allow just 190 yards per game.
Steinkuhler also anchored the Silverhawk offensive line. During his junior season, Steinkuhler anchored the lines for a 10-1 Southwest team that was ranked No. 1 for much of the season. As a sophomore, Steinkuhler helped the Silverhawks to a state runner-up finish.
Steinkuhler was the No. 8 overall prospect in the country by Rivals.com, and the No. 2 offensive tackle by both Rivals.com and Scout.com. Steinkuhler played defense at the U.S. Army All-American Game. Steinkuhler committed to Nebraska at the start of his junior season .
Baker?s older brother, Ty, also played for the Huskers from 2005 to 2008. Baker was an academic All-Big Ten pick last fall, is a two-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and a member of the 2011 Big 12 Spring Academic Honor Roll. Steinkuhler has volunteered his time with local hospital visits.