Started at linebacker in six games and saw extensive playing time throughout year despite often giving way to an extra defensive back. Fisher had four games with at least five tackles on the season, beginning with a six-tackle effort in the opener against Florida Atlantic. He made six tackles and two solo stops, along with a tackle for loss and a quarterback hurry at Virginia Tech. In a 55-0 shutout of Louisana-Lafayette, Fisher had six tackles, a pair of quarterback hurries and a 21-yard fumble return. Fisher had a career-high nine tackles against Iowa State and also returned a blocked field goal 34 yards. He added three tackles and his first career sack at Baylor. Fisher compiled three tackles over the season's final six games.
Fisher appeared on special teams in the opener against Western Michigan, however a shoulder injury sidelined him from game action for the remainder of the year. He received a medical hardship.
Linebacker Sean Fisher was one of the first players to commit to the 2008 Husker class, announcing his college choice in June of 2007. Fisher was a standout two-way performer at Class A powerhouse Millard North, starring in the secondary and at running back, while also handling punting chores and returning kicks. Fisher led Coach Fred Petito's team to the Class A state championship game in 2007. On offense, Fisher rushed for 646 yards, including 198 yards on 44 carries in the state title game. Defensively, Fisher played in the secondary and made 68 total tackles, including 43 unassisted stops, and added three tackles for loss and an interception.
For his performance, Fisher was named an honorary captain of both the Omaha World-Herald's All-Nebraska team and the Lincoln Journal Star's Super-State squad. Fisher also earned all-state honors from both papers as a junior when he made 92 tackles and had three interceptions, helping the Mustangs to the state semifinals. Fisher was also a key player for Millard North during his sophomore season, when the school captured the Class A state title. Fisher was named a SuperPrep All-American and was listed among the nation's top 25 linebackers by SuperPrep, ESPN.com and Scout.com. He was widely regarded as one of the top five players in Nebraska by all recruiting services. Fisher chose Nebraska over Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Iowa, Colorado and Arizona State among others.
Was born on Sept. 13, 1989, and is the son of Todd and Cathy Fisher. Todd Fisher was a walk-on cornerback for NU who lettered in 1983.