Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
» Seven-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2016)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
Junior Bo Kitrell will head into the 2017 campaign hoping to compete for playing time with the Nebraska offense. Kitrell spent his first three years in the program as a fullback, but worked in a tight end/H-back role in the spring and is poised to compete for playing time at that spot. The 6-1, 235-pound Kitrell could also contribute on special teams this fall. Kitrell walked on to the Husker program after an impressive career as a two-way standout at Ashland-Greenwood High School. He is a second generation Husker as his father, Barry, played fullback for NU in the 1980s.
Kitrell is among Nebraska’s top performers in the classroom, carrying a 3.91 cumulative grade-point average in civil engineering.
Kitrell added depth at fullback, but did not appear in a game.
2015 (Redshirt Freshman)
Kitrell added depth at fullback, but did not play in a game.
Kitrell redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first season with Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Ashland-Greenwood HS)
As a senior, Kitrell rushed 100 times for 578 yards and seven touchdowns, while catching six passes, including a touchdown. He had an impressive 206 tackles, including 10 tackles for loss and two sacks. He added two interceptions, three fumble recoveries and three forced fumbles for Coach Ryan Thompson's team. Kitrell's play helped Ashland-Greenwood to an 11-2 record and a Class C-1 state runner-up finish.
Kitrell was also a key defensive performer in 2012, when Ashland-Greenwood posted a 7-3 record and made the second round of the state playoffs. As a senior, Kitrell was a first-team Class C-1 all-state pick on defense by the Associated Press, Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star, and also made the World-Herald's All-Omaha area team. Kitrell was also an academic all-state selection.
The son of Barry and Amy Kitrell, Bo was born on Sept. 13, 1995. He has been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll each of his first seven semesters. He also has been active in NU’s community outreach efforts, earning spots on the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team each of the past three years. Kitrell has volunteered his time with the Lincoln Marathon, School is Cool, City Impact, Uplifting Athletes, American Education Week, FCA and local hospital visits.