Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016, 2017; Spring 2017)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2018)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2018)
Sophomore Eli Sullivan earned his way onto the field in 2017, adding depth in the secondary and working on the Huskers’ special teams units. The experience Sullivan gained last season carried him into a strong performance this spring, and he is a candidate to see action at safety. At 6-2, 195 pounds Sullivan brings good size to the safety spot.
Sullivan joined the Nebraska program as a walk-on from Longmont (Colo.) High School. A mechanical engineering major, Sullivan was an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2017.
2017 (Redshirt Freshman)
A walk-on, Sullivan appeared in five games as a redshirt freshman in 2017, and he was a member of Nebraska’s travel roster for the entire Big Ten Conference season. Sullivan made his biggest impact on the Husker kick coverage unit, where he totaled two tackles, both solo stops at Purdue.
Sullivan redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first season.
Before Nebraska (Longmont HS)
A four-year starter at Longmont High School in Colorado, Sullivan totaled 32 touchdowns during his career. As a senior in 2015, Sullivan caught 12 passes for 296 yards and three touchdowns, while rushing 60 times for 524 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, he had 32 tackles, 21 of which were solo stops, and added four interceptions. As a junior in 2014, he tallied 50 receptions for 661 yards and four touchdowns and also had 62 carries for 249 yards and four touchdowns. Sullivan also returned kickoffs and punted for Longmont. As a sophomore in 2013, Sullivan recorded 89 carries for 878 yards and seven touchdowns, while catching 27 passes for 500 yards and three touchdowns. Sullivan also ran track and played basketball for Longmont. He helped Longmont to a 25-2 record in basketball in 2015-16.
Eli is the son of Bill and Jennifer Sullivan, and he was born on Oct. 29, 1997. Sullivan is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He earned spots on the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2018. He has volunteered his time with Husker Heroes, the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.