Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2016)
Redshirt freshman Bryan Brokop is part of an outstanding collection of young talent on the offensive line. The 6-5, 295-pound Brokop added strength during his first season in the program and is expected to battle for playing time for the 2017 Huskers. The Illinois native has the versatility to play multiple positions on the line and spent the spring at guard.
Brokop redshirted in his first season in the program and worked on the scout team.
Before Nebraska (Lincoln-Way West HS)
Brokop came to Nebraska from Lincoln-Way West High School in Illinois, and was among NU’s first two commitments in the 2016 class, pledging to the Huskers in September of 2014.
Brokop was a key force for Coach Dave Ernst’s team each for three seasons. A powerful blocker on the offensive line, Brokop helped the Warriors to an 11-3 record in 2015, capped by a trip to the Illinois Class 5A state championship game. For his play as a senior, Brokop was a 5A all-state pick by the Illinois Football Coaches Association and also was named to the USA Today Illinois all-state team.
Brokop also helped Lincoln-Way West to playoff runs in both 2013 and 2014. As a junior, Brokop helped his team to a 9-2 record, while the Warriors finished 10-2 and reached the state quarterfinals in 2013. Brokop was a first-team all-state selection by the Champaign-Urbana News Gazette in 2014, and was a three-time all-conference choice.
Brokop was a consensus choice as one of the top 10 prospects in llinois. He was ranked among the top 25 offensive guards in the country by both Scout.com and Rivals.com, while 247 Sports ranked him among the nation’s top 400 overall prospects. In addition, he was named to the 2015 honor roll.
Brokop chose NU over numerous offers, including Arizona State, Auburn, Cal, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina State and Syracuse.
Bryan was born on April 26, 1998, and he is the son of Sam and Jennifer Brokop. Bryan has not declared a major, but he earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2016. He has volunteered with Uplifting Athletes, Husker Heroes and hospital visits.