Honors & Awards
» Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2018)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
» Eight-Time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll
» Nebraska Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award (2016)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
Senior Bo Kitrell has split his time in the Husker progam at fullback and tight end, and this fall will add depth at the Nebraska running back position. Kitrell also could make an impact on the Huskers’ special teams units. 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 and community. A civil engineering major, Kitrell carries a 3.933 cumulative-grade point average and is on track to graduate in May of 2019. An Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2017, Kitrell is also a four-time member of the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams and is one of the most active student-athletes in the community.
Kitrell moved from fullback to tight end as a junior. He added much-needed depth to the position but did not play in a game.
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 eight semesters. Kitrell has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race, the Lincoln Marathon, School is Cool, City Impact, American Education Week, FCA and local hospital and school visits. Kitrell also earned a Student-Athlete HERO Leadership Award in 2016. In the spring of 2018, Kitrell spent a week in Panama as part of Nebraska Athletics’ No Filter service trip.