Redshirt freshman Tanner Farmer is a key part of an impressive group of young offensive linemen in the Nebraska program. The 6-4, 310-pound Farmer is one of the strongest players on the roster and will look to compete for playing time in 2015.
Farmer worked at guard throughout spring ball, a position where Nebraska lost a pair of senior starters. Farmer was regarded as one of the top offensive line recruits in the country in 2014 after a standout career at Highland High School in Illinois.
Farmer redshirted in his first season at Nebraska and impressed on the NU scout team.
Before Nebraska (Highland HS)
Farmer was a standout for Coach Jim Warnecke Jr. at Highland High School in Illinois. Farmer’s blocking helped the Bulldogs to an 11-1 record and a trip to the Class 5A quarterfinals. The coaches tabbed Farmer as a first-team Illinois Class 5A all-state selection in 2013.
Farmer’s play helped Highland make great improvement from 2011 to 2013. Highland was 0-9 during Farmer’s sophomore season, then improved to 5-5 and a state playoff berth in 2012.
Farmer was one of the top performers at “The Opening” all-star camp and participated in the Under Armour All-American game in January. Farmer only visited Nebraska, but did have scholarship offers from Missouri, Illinois and Minnesota. Rivals.com listed Farmer as the No. 4 offensive guard prospect in the country and the 82nd-ranked 2014 recruit overall.
Farmer was a two-time Class 2A wrestling state champion at 285 pounds.
The son of Brian and Connie Farmer, Tanner was born on March 1, 1996. He is majoring in nutrition, exercise and health science. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, and local hospital and school visits.