Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2017)
Receiver Jaevon McQuitty joined the Nebraska program in January, coming to Lincoln as one of the most prolific wideouts in the Midwest region. One of five mid-year enrollees for the Huskers, the 6-0, 195-pound McQuitty will look to battle for playing time at receiver where Nebraska lost three four-year letterwinners to graduation. McQuitty was slowed during spring ball by a shoulder injury, but is expected to be at 100 percent for the fall.
Before Nebraska (Battle HS)
McQuitty starred at Battle High School for Coach Justin Conyers the past four seasons, the first four years of the school’s existence. McQuitty finished his career at Battle with 147 receptions, 2,649 receiving yards and 31 touchdowns. He holds all but two of nine school receiving records.
McQuitty had a strong senior year despite battling an injury. McQuitty earned first-team All-State honors from the Missouri Coaches Association and second-team All-Missouri honors from USA Today. He caught 39 passes for 854 yards and 12 touchdowns, including seven catches for 247 yards and four touchdowns against Vianney. His play helped Battle High post a 14-1 record and reach the semifinals of the Class 5 playoffs.
In his junior season in 2015, McQuitty had 58 receptions for 1,077 yards, an average of nearly 19 yards per reception. He reached the end zone 12 times, including a 99-yard touchdown reception. McQuitty earned first-team all-state honors and helped the Spartans to an 11-3 record and a state playoff appearance in 2015. McQuitty was part of a Class 5 state championship team at Battle in 2014. He was a regular at receiver as a sophomore, catching 12 passes for 136 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
McQuitty was ranked as the No. 1 player in Missouri by ESPN and the second-ranked player in the state in the 247 composite rankings. He was listed among the top 50 receivers in the country by every recruiting service and was listed as the nation’s No. 300 overall prospect in the 247 composite rankings. McQuitty only visited Nebraska, but had multiple offers, including Michigan, Missouri, Iowa and Iowa State.
Jaevon was born on July 16, 1999, and is the son of James McQuitty and Sonya Johnson. He has not declared a major but did earn a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in his first semester on campus. He volunteered his time with Be the Match.