Has tremendous projection due to an athletic 6-5 frame, but has battle injuries since coming to Manhattan... Will look to bounce back and throw some innings after injuries have sidelined him each of the first two seasons.
Redshirt Freshman (2010): Did not see any game action.
Freshman (2009): Redshirt season.
Burke HS: Lettered and started three years for the Bulldogs under coaches Mike Sortino and Scott Hodges... Led team to a district championship in 2007 and runner-up finishes in 2006 and 2008... Played for Team Nebraska his sophomore and junior campaigns... Also played two years of basketball... Was a four-year member of the 3.5 GPA and over honor roll and National Honors Society.
Personal: Benjamin James Heairet was born September 2, 1989, in Omaha, Neb... Son of James and Rhonda Heairet... Majoring in interior design.