Honors and Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2015, 2016; Spring 2016)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
Senior Brett Classen will attempt to compete for playing time at receiver, a position where Nebraska lost three veteran seniors to graduation. The 6-2, 200-pound Classen began his career at Winona State in Minnesota before joining the Nebraska program in 2015.
Classen is a standout in the classroom, having been named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll three times. He is on track to earn his degree in nutrition science in December.
2016 (Junior)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 has been named to both the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams each of the past two years. Among his outreach work has been time spent volunteering with the Lincoln Marathon, Uplifting Athletes, Husker Hotline and hospital outreach visits.