Honors and Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015; Spring 2016, 2017)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
Sophomore Jared Brugmann will compete for playing time at linebacker in 2017, a position where he has added depth the past two seasons. A walk-on from Gretna High School, the 6-2, 230-pound Brugmann also will work to become a contributor on the Huskers’ special teams units.
2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
Brugmann was a reserve linebacker, but did not play in a game.
Brugmann redshirted and worked on the Husker scout team at linebacker.
Before Nebraska (Gretna HS)
Brugmann was a standout performer for Gretna High School for three seasons, helping the Dragons rank among the state's top Class B programs each year. Brugmann saw action on both sides of the ball in 2014, racking up 89 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss from his linebacker position. He added four fumble recoveries, a blocked field goal and a blocked punt. He also rushed 22 times for 111 yards and three touchdowns.
Brugmann's play helped Coach Chad Jepsen's team to a 9-2 record and a trip to the second round of the state playoffs in 2014. Brugmann earned honorable-mention all-state accolades from the Omaha World-Herald and Lincoln Journal Star and was named to the World-Herald's All-Area team.
Brugmann had 23 tackles and a tackle for loss as a junior, helping Gretna to an 11-1 record and a trip to the Class B state semifinals.
Brugmann was born on Feb. 1, 1997, and he is the son of Scott and Jenny Brugmann. He is majoring in nutrition, exercise and health science, and is a three-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. He was named to the Tom Osborne and Brook Berringer Citizenship Teams in both 2016 and 2017. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits.