Mr. Gebbia. Mr. Calabasas. Mr. ESPN 300. Before stepping a foot on campus, Tristan Gebbia had a long list of accolades that he would be forced to take on. But fortunately for both him and Beaver Nation, Tristian loves the spotlight and in addition, has the craft and working tenacity to achieve it. Hailing originally from Calabasas in Southern California, a place more known through the likes of Kanye West and Drake, Gebbia is a pro style gun slinger who brings a lot of talk and flare through his game as well. When Mike Riley was fired from his Nebraska tenure following the 2017 season and losing out on the starting job to Adrian Martinez, Tristan looked no further than Jonathan Smith, who was recruiting him with Washington. Shortly thereafter, Gebbia reported to campus after Labor Day, practicing as the team’s scout team quarterback. Gebbia prepped at Calabasas High School, where he threw for an astounding 13,109 yards, leaving California as CIF’s number one all-time in passing yards.
Since stepping afoot in Corvallis, Gebbia has been working nonstop and various reports of him during camp have him slated as the starter or the backup to program favorite Jake Luton. Originally recruited by Mike Riley for Nebraska’s then pass heavy offense, Gebbia felt uncomfortable with Hustker’s new coach Scott Frost, whom wanted his quarterback to be able to make plays with both his arm and his feet. Although Gebbia is depicted as a pro style quarterback with a gifted arm, he has the grit and determination to make plays on the ground if absolutely necessary. Tristan has several weapons on offense, namely Noah Togiai, Isaiah Hodgins, Trevon Bradford, amongst others. Although he is a redshirt transfer and lacks the experience, he comes in with an attitude Coach Smith has been striving for since day one. Gebbia is a fresh face that looks to get a lot of snaps behind center, will share duties with Luton, however, given the opportunity, will take the team and show Beaver Nation his talents. One that is full of spirit and fire, hard working today and looking for opportunity tomorrow, but forgetful of the shortcomings and disappointments of the past.
1,600 passing yards, 12 TD, 6 INT. 80 rushing yards, 1 TD.