Although he gained national notoriety in football, Micah Heibel actually completed a diversely successful athletic career at Pius X. While earning All-City, All-State, and All-American honors in football, Heibel also earned All-State honors in basketball and was a silver medalist in the state track meet. He received a football scholarship to the University of Nebraska and earned All-Academic honors in both the Big 8 and nationally while lettering twice for the Cornhuskers.
Heibel earned a degree as a math teacher and embarked on what is currently a 26 year career in education. The last 23 years of his career have been spent at Lincoln High School. Heibel and his wife Bobbi have celebrated 27 years of marriage together, and the couple has two daughters.
Heibel: “More than anything, the joy of simply being on a team and competing with one’s buddies is what I treasure most. Playing for a Division I football program in front of thousands of people is quite a memory, but if I had some sort of time machine, I would choose to play another high school game with my buddies.”