Honors and Awards
» Academic All-Big Ten (2017)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016; Spring 2016)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
Brett Classen completed his Nebraska career in 2017, earning a spot in the Huskers' receiving rotation during his senior season. The 6-2, 200-pound Classen began his career at Winona State in Minnesota before joining the Nebraska program in 2015. In addition to his work on the field, Classen was a standout in the classroom at Nebraska. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2017 and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll three times. He graduated with a degree in nutrition science in December of 2017.
Classen added depth at receiver in 2017 and played in three games (Illinois, Ohio State, Iowa), but he did not have a reception.
Classen added depth at wide receiver, but did not appear in a game.
Classen sat out the 2015 season after transferring to the Nebraska program. He worked as a scout team receiver in practice.
Before Nebraska (Winona State/Wayzata HS)
Classen transferred to Nebraska after two seasons at Winona State. He redshirted the 2013 season before playing in six games during the 2014 season. Classen hauled in one pass for the Warriors, a 17-yard completion against Sioux Falls on Oct. 25.
Classen is a product of Wayzata High School, where he averaged 11.9 yards per punt return during his career.
Classen was born on Feb. 16, 1995, and is the son of Mark and Deb Classen. He was named to both the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams in both 2016 and 2017. Among his outreach work has been time spent volunteering with the Lincoln Marathon, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline and hospital outreach visits.
» Games Played--3 in 2017