Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2017)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016)
Sophomore Christian Gaylord will look to earn playing time on a young and talented Nebraska offensive line this fall. The 6-6, 300-pound Gaylord was a reserve at tackle last fall and returns to that position where Nebraska returns starters on both sides of the line in Nick Gates, David Knevel and Cole Conrad.
Gaylord has continued to add strength in the Nebraska weight room, readying him to be a force on a Big Ten offensive line. Gaylord was also a regular member of Nebraska’s place-kicking unit as a blocker in 2016.
2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
Gaylord added depth at offensive tackle, and played in all 13 games as a blocker on Nebraska's place-kicking unit.
Gaylord redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first year at Nebraska.
Before Nebraska (Baldwin HS)
Gaylord was regarded as one of the nation's top offensive tackle prospects following his prep career at Baldwin High School. Gaylord was a standout on both sides of the line for Coach Mike Berg. Gaylord helped Baldwin High to a 6-4 record and a trip to the first round of the 2014 Class 4A state playoffs. Gaylord helped pave the way for Baldwin to rush for nearly 2,900 yards, averaging nearly six yards per carry. On defense, he made 47 tackles and had two sacks.
Gaylord was a first-team Class 4A all-state pick by VarsityKansas.com, was named to the Lawrence Journal-World's All-Area team and was an All-Simone Team selection. Gaylord also earned All-Frontier League honors on both sides of the ball.
Gaylord's play as a junior helped Baldwin to an 11-1 record and a trip to the state quarterfinals. Gaylord earned Class 4A all-state honors as an offensive lineman for his play ,and he was also a member of the prestigious All-Simone team.
Baldwin High posted a 7-4 record and lost in the second round of the state playoffs in 2012, as Gaylord earned all-conference honors during his sophomore season. Gaylord also started for the Baldwin High varsity as a freshman.
Gaylord was ranked as the top prospect in Kansas by 247Sports and the No. 2 player in the state by Rivals.com. He was regarded as one of the top 50 offensive tackles in the country by all major recruiting services. Gaylord played in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl at AT&T Stadium in Texas in December. Gaylord was also a standout for the Baldwin High basketball team, averaging 19.0 points and 7.3 rebounds as a senior.
Gaylord committed to Nebraska prior to 2014 National Signing Day and only visited Nebraska. He had numerous offers including Kansas State, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio State, Oklahoma State and Texas.
Gaylord was born on Dec. 19, 1996, and is the son of Scott and Holly Gaylord. He is a communication studies major. Christian was named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in 2016 for his outreach work, including Husker Heroes, Uplifting Athletes and several school and hospital visits.