After being redshirted as a freshman in 2007, Crick played in nine games as a redshirt freshman in 2008, recording two tackles.
As a sophomore in 2009, Crick recorded 75 tackles and nine and a half sacks.
As a junior in 2010, he recorded 9 and a half sacks with 70 tackles. He was then awarded postseason 2nd Team All-American.
As a senior, his season was shortened by a torn pectoral muscle and he entered the NFL Draft. He finished his career with a total of 20 sacks, putting him 8th on Nebraska's all-time list.