Honors & Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2016)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2015; Fall, 2015)
Junior Cole Conrad emerged on the Nebraska offensive line as a sophomore in 2016, and he will contend for a starting role in 2017. The 6-5, 300-pound Conrad shared the right tackle spot with David Knevel last season and spent the first half of spring ball working at that spot. However, Conrad moved inside to center for the remainder of spring ball and is a strong candidate to top the depth chart at that position.
Conrad joined the program as a walk-on from Fremont’s Archbishop Bergan High School. In addition to his on-field impact, Conrad was an Academic All-Big Ten selection in 2016.
Conrad played in all 13 games, while starting the final five games of the season. He began the year as the top reserve tackle, and then emerged as a starter when David Knevel was hobbled by an injury for the final month of the season. Conrad was also a member of the Huskers' place-kicking unit.
Nebraska's offensive line led the Big Ten and was among the nation's best units in protecting the passer. The line also helped Tommy Armstrong Jr. become Nebraska's all-time leader in passing and total offense.
2015 (Redshirt Freshman)
Conrad provided depth at tackle, but did not play in a game.
Conrad redshirted and worked on the scout team offense.
Before Nebraska (Archbishop Bergan HS)
Conrad helped Archbishop Bergan High School to an 8-2 record in 2013, including a trip to the second round of the Class C-2 state playoffs. Conrad’s dominant play on the offensive line for Coach Seth Mruz helped power an offense that averaged nearly 270 rushing yards per game. On defense, Conrad made 27 tackles, including three tackles for loss, a sack and a fumble recovery. Conrad was also a key part of Bergan’s success in 2012, when the Knights posted an 8-3 record and reached the quarterfinals of the state playoffs.
Conrad earned first-team Class C-2 all-state honors as an offensive lineman from the Associated Press, Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star as a senior. He was also the honorary defensive captain of the Fremont Tribune’s all-area team.
The son of Jim and Christy Conrad, Cole was born on July 24, 1995. He is majoring in criminology and criminal justice and has twice been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. Cole has volunteered his time with local hospital visits and Uplifting Athletes.